188 2 Avenue,Manhattan, NY 10003

20 Units

Built in 1920

6 Floors

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In the past three years, this building had:
35 complaints
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Open Violations

A violation is issued to a building when a city inspector from NYC's Department of Housing Preservation and Development validates and confirms a complaint made to 311. The violations listed below are open violations that have yet to be addressed or have not been confirmed as resolved by the city.
This building has a total of 33 violations which is 1.65 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
6Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
13Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
14Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Oct 27, 2023§ 27-2053 adm code post sign on wall of entrance story bearing name, address including apartment number if any, and telephone number of superintendent, janitor or housekeeper. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Oct 27, 2023§ 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint all stories, all balconies and all components at building front stack at fire escapeNov sent out
Oct 27, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls at roof bulkheadNov sent out
Oct 27, 2023§ 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint all stories, all balconies and all components at building rear at fire escapeNov sent out
Jun 05, 2018Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the buildint front cornice at parpet wall roof.Not complied with
Jun 05, 2018Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the 6th sty building front ornamental window sills.Not complied with

Property Owners and Associates

174 Second Equitiescp
Corporate Owner
3.2(24)

10 Properties

87 Units

188;second Equities;corp
Corporate Owner
2.9(10)

2 Properties

28 Units

214 First Realty Corp
Agent, Officer
3.2(17)

2 Properties

45 Units

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Renter Recommendations

60% of renters recommend this building

60% of renters approve of this owner

Rents and Deposits

95% of renters received their security deposits back
It HAS NOT been reported if this building accepts electronic rent payments.

Reviews

Nice location, old building
Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is fantastic on (c) openigloo 2nd ...
Cons:
Air shaft means no natural (c) openigloo light ...
Short and sweet
Former Tenant
Pros:
Has great sunlight.
Cons:
Like living in a NYU (c) openigloo dorm sometimes
Good, but…
Former Tenant
Pros:
Beautiful lighting in rooms, great (c) openiglo...
Cons:
Cleanliness issues, not most updated, (c) openi...
My experience at 188
Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location and room sizes, (c) openigloo su...
Cons:
Entry way is not always (c) openigloo the clean...
Cockroaches, bad management
Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location, decent size kitchen
Cons:
Management was awful, our whole (c) openigloo a...
Advice to owner:
It is bec of landlords like you that landlords ...
It’s an apartment
Former Tenant
Pros:
There are rooms, there’s a (c) openigloo bathro...
Cons:
Poor response time from management, (c) openigl...
Advice to owner:
Renovate and hire more personnel
Lots of pros and cons
Former Tenant
Pros:
Large entryway, classic New York (c) openigloo ...
Cons:
Issues with both mice and (c) openigloo roaches...
Advice to owner:
All of the units need to be deep cleaned and ha...
needs some renovations
Former Tenant
Pros:
very nice neighbors and big (c) openigloo livin...
Cons:
not much natural light, pipes (c) openigloo clo...
Advice to owner:
building needs more maintenance
Totally fine experience
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, Large living space, large (c) openigl...
Cons:
Needs updating, tiny bedrooms, mice (c) openigl...
Advice to owner:
Start renovating some of the older apmts