137 West 81 Street,
Manhattan, NY 10024

10 Units

Built in 1887

4 Floors

Rent Stabilized Units: Unknown
Good Cause Evictions: Yes
Evictions: 2
Litigation History: Yes
1 Year Bedbug History: No
Pet Friendly: Yes
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In the past three years, this building had:
7 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.
Duration in the past 10 years.
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BUILDING AVERAGE:
1.7 violation per unit
NEW YORK CITY AVERAGE:
0.81 violation per unit
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Non-hazardous
10
class A
i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building, unlawful keeping of animals
MOST RECENT:
Mar 15, 2021: section 27-2005 adm code refit the upper window sash 2nd from east at north in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 4, 1st story, 1st apartment from west at north
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Hazardous
5
class B
i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting, no lighting for stairways
MOST RECENT:
Mar 15, 2021: section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective lower window sash wood molding 2nd window from east at north in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 4, 1st story, 1st apartment from west at north
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Immediately hazardous
2
class C
i.e. rodents, pest, mold, inadequate heat or hot water, defective building parts
MOST RECENT:
Jan 29, 2021: section 27-2005, 2007 adm code arrange and make self-closing the doors .. in the entrance located at apt 4, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at north
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Missing information/filings
0
class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative information orders or filings
MOST RECENT:
No violation found...
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Property Owners and Associates
H
Howard Levi
2.7(6)
Shareholder
Head Officer
2 Properties19 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 2
U
Uptown Realty Operating Corp
2.7(6)
Corporate Owner
2 Properties19 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 2
L
Livingston Management Services
2.9(40)
Agent
44 Properties641 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 15
P
Prospect Greenwood LLC
3.1(27)
Shareholder
Head Officer
6 Properties210 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 4
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-- of renters received their security deposits back
It HAS NOT been reported if this building accepts electronic rent payments.

Reviews (4)

1 week ago
Old and dirty
Former Tenant
Pros:
Pretty street, great location near Central Park
Cons:
Mice, roaches, toilet constantly flooded apartments
4 months ago
**Fraud Alert Beware**
Former Tenant
Pros:
The building is in a beautiful area and has a lot of character. The owners are really hands-off (which can be a plus). The other renters were friendly.
Cons:
I would have left an overall positive review were it not for the fact that the owner never returned my security deposit almost a year after the end of my lease, claiming they are "short on money". Well I am short on one month security deposit. In addition, the owner had agreed to purchase my two brand new window Air Conditioners, including an expensive Midea U-shaped model. Unfortunately, again it looks like the owner decided not to pay me and keep the ACs. In terms of the unit, it does have its charms, but had regular issues with cockroaches and rats around the trash area. The large windows at the front are indeed beautiful, but let in all the cold in winter. I ended up buying two additional electrical heater, which really added up to my electricity bills in winter. If you are still interested in the building after these warnings, I would just recommend you consider your security deposit gone and be careful of any transactions you make with the landlord as they have no issues taking advantage of their tenants.
Over 1 year ago
Quirks and perks
Former Tenant
Pros:
This is a beautiful building on a beautiful block of the UWS, with original details. There’s a gate at the sidewalk for extra security and the super is really great. There’s a beautiful garden view at the back of the building.
Cons:
The last two years there has been a leak above my apartment over the holidays causing lots of water damage to my ceiling and walls. This year when it happened, mushrooms even sprouted from my ceiling before it was repaired.
Advice to owner:
Ensure all plumbing is working properly.
Over 2 years ago
It was fine, I guess
Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, very secure building, nice neighbors
Cons:
Landlord never answered, mice/bugs, kept raising rent and refusing to do minor repairs after literally every apartment in the building had a full renovation
Advice to owner:
Fix stuff when it’s broken.
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