245 East 40 Street,
Manhattan, NY 10017

269 Units

Built in 1972

34 Floors

Rent Stabilized Units: Unknown
Good Cause Evictions: Yes
Evictions: 1
Litigation History: Yes
1 Year Bedbug History: No
Pet Friendly: Yes
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245 East 40 Street #32D
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In the past three years, this building had:
237 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.
Data last updated 11 hours ago.
BUILDING AVERAGE:
0 violation per unit
NEW YORK CITY AVERAGE:
0.81 violation per unit
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Non-hazardous
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class A
i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building, unlawful keeping of animals
MOST RECENT:
May 15, 2023: § 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at north and west wall in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 4j, 4th story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''south''
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Hazardous
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class B
i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting, no lighting for stairways
MOST RECENT:
No violation found...
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Immediately hazardous
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class C
i.e. rodents, pest, mold, inadequate heat or hot water, defective building parts
MOST RECENT:
Feb 13, 2024: § 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 4j, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at south original violation 15710987 issued 09-feb-23 has been upgraded to class c per administrative code §27-2017.3a(5)(a) or (b).
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Missing information/filings
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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
E
Eqr-east 27th Street Apartments
4(136)
Corporate Owner
17 Properties4032 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 13
E
Equity Residential Management, LLC
4(115)
Agent
24 Properties5289 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 35
T
Tatiana Bond
4.1(27)
Officer
1 Property269 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 1
K
Korab Fazliu
4.1(27)
Site Manager
1 Property269 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 1
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Reviews (27)

1 month ago
I like this building
Former Tenant
Pros:
Close to GC, updated appliances, pool, gym, laundry on each floor
Cons:
Location, price, renewal management
Advice to owner:
Wait until our lease month or a few week before renewal to make us a resign offer
1 month ago
Overall nice building
Former Tenant
Pros:
Huge apartments, great doormen, responsive maintenance staff, nice views from roof deck, and quality bathrooms. Also allows for converting 1 to 2 and 2 to 3/4
Cons:
Interior noise is fine but very close to fire station so some units have very loud noise at odd times of day, gym exists but similar to a hotel gym, and skews towards a very young crowd.
7 months ago
Good building with doorman and amenities
Former Tenant
Pros:
Doorman, clean, amenities
Cons:
Water pressure, heating and airflow is bad
7 months ago
close to perfect
Former Tenant
Pros:
good staff, active maintenance crew
Cons:
occasional roaches seen
Advice to owner:
none
9 months ago
Murray Hill Tower
Former Tenant
Pros:
Large apartment space, flex rooms available making rent more affordable
Cons:
Elevator service is slow
9 months ago
Current tenant leaving soon
Former Tenant
Pros:
Door men are very nice Efficient with packages Laundry unit each floor Roof is great Very responsive maintenance team Great location in proximity to grand central
Cons:
Elevators are dreadful Indoor pool is gross and needs to be re done
Advice to owner:
Re do the pool / figure out why elevtaors run so inefficently
9 months ago
Decent place to live
Former Tenant
Pros:
Amenities are nice.
Cons:
Expensive, AC didn’t work well
11 months ago
Murray Hill Tower
Former Tenant
Pros:
Great doormen, clean
Cons:
Elevators aren’t always working
Advice to owner:
Rent goes up too much yearly
Over 1 year ago
Murray Hill Tower Review
Former Tenant
Pros:
Building was clean for the most part and staff were friendly
Cons:
-egregious year over year rent increase proposals and poor communication from leasing office throughout lease renewal process -at least 1 elevator was out of service for 18 out of the 24 months I lived in the building causing very long wait times for the elevator
Advice to owner:
Focus more on tenant retention
Over 1 year ago
Loved living here
Former Tenant
Pros:
Loved living here
Cons:
Expensive lease renewal
Over 1 year ago
Good location but building is falling apart
Former Tenant
Pros:
Close to grand central Spacious apartments Closet space Allow flex apartments Staff/doormen are great
Cons:
Elevators are always broken. Management did a huge elevator renovation that took two years but it didn’t solve anything Building is old and outdated inside
Over 1 year ago
Nice place to live
Former Tenant
Pros:
Amenities, space, managment
Cons:
Elevator issues fairly often
Over 1 year ago
Long elevator lines
Former Tenant
Pros:
Doorman, roof, price
Cons:
Elevators, location, leasing office
Over 1 year ago
Good experience
Former Tenant
Pros:
Very helpful doormen
Cons:
Constant issues with the elevators
Advice to owner:
N/A
Over 1 year ago
perfect first apt
Former Tenant
Pros:
doormen and laundry
Cons:
elevators were broken
Advice to owner:
doormen are the best
Over 1 year ago
Fair Short Term Deal for Jr 1 bedroom / 1.5 bathrooms apt at $4.5K
Former Tenant
Pros:
Full amenities building with doorman in ok location for short term tenants who work in midtown. Junior 1 Br units with balconies and 1.5 bathrooms are decent size (around 850 sq ft) can be reasonably priced around $4.5K. Building staff and maintenance is pretty good. and responsive for any repairs. The online resident portal is also good and useful in this building. Overall, this building can be a good "mid-end" amenities building for short term stays, provided you're getting a reasonable deal to reflect that "mid end."
Cons:
In short, this is not truly a luxury amenities building. First, amenities were never fully available and this was not disclosed up front. Rooftop, gym and lounge closed for "renovations" for over 6 months right after we singed a lease. Would have at lest been nice to know. Not entirely sure what the benefit of these renovations were (other than a selling point) as the gym gained a few extra square feet and a few new treadmills, and the guest lounge (which was beautiful before) was downgraded and made into a weird kind of co-working space with very cheap furniture and finishing, that no one uses. Aside from that, there are many things that don't add up. Utilities like water and gas, that are usually included (especially in amenity buildings) are not included and calculated in a manner only management knows, but you end up paying $75+ a month for that and there's no way to regulate that (or transparency for that matter). Some tenants have reported rent increases of almost 30% after a 1 year lease! There are a lot of recent grads and parties in the building so it's a bit noisy at times, in addition to the inevitable street noise of 2nd avenue. Location is somewhat conveniently located near grand central, but it's not a very desirable neighborhood in terms of community or cool factor. Not much to do around here, unless you work in midtown or the UN!
Advice to owner:
Be more transparent to tenants, provide better value, and your bottom line will likely reflect better in the long run, with longer lasting tenants providing sustainable business (and less headaches) even through recessionary periods. Because as you know, we are heading into one!
Over 2 years ago
Great location but too old for the price
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, friendly doormen, good gym
Cons:
Very loud (neighbors often have parties, poor sound insulation, can hear street noises even on high floors)
Advice to owner:
Elevators and apartments need renovation
Over 2 years ago
Good solid placd
Former Tenant
Pros:
Liked management of property and waste management
Cons:
Could get loud, and elevator maintenance seemed to take a while
Over 2 years ago
Clean, nice ammenities and expensive.
Former Tenant
Pros:
Well maintained amenities, great location in mid-town. Friendly staff.
Cons:
The renewal lease increased the rent by 40%, with zero room for negotiation.
Advice to owner:
None
Over 2 years ago
Overall would recommend
Former Tenant
Pros:
Apartment size, amenities, laundry on every floor, location
Cons:
Slow elevators, inconsistent water temperature
Over 2 years ago
Starter apartment building
Former Tenant
Pros:
Convenient location, nice amenities
Cons:
Elevators suck, management is greedy
Advice to owner:
Fix your elevators
Over 2 years ago
good for price
Former Tenant
Pros:
very centralized and organized - made living here very stress free
Cons:
murray hill and the area generally noisy, some building requests took a while
Over 2 years ago
Miserable, tone deaf, landlords - they trap you into a lease and dont care
Former Tenant
Pros:
Apartment layout Building staff is decent
Cons:
Covid response has been abysmal. The elevators have been a brazen laugh in the face of covid with an average of 6 to 8 people in elevator at same timeand often 10 to 12. They chose to renovate their elevators during covid and are now starting the next one. Elevator wait times have spanned 20 minutes plus. People have taken to walking up and down 20 plus floors to be safe Worst - the building management has not given a rent break to tenants through this brazen loss of value to the existing tenants - and their rents were crazy high where one bedrooms used to be $5k. Oh and the building average age is about 22 and 3 to 4 shares per unit, and there are parties every night given they cant go out during covid. They dont decrease the noise in spite of multiple phone calls from the doorman. They also play music all day so there is no silence when working from home. Covid aside - maintenance is pretty bad. Compactor rooms stink, and the washer/dryers are in the same space so you need to hold your nose when you throw garbage or do laundry. Floors are filthy. Lobby furniture upholstery is filthy. Gym never used to be cleaned pre covid. Neglect is written all over this building.
Advice to owner:
Be less tone deaf. Be less miserly. Take a leaf from other buildings books. Most have given one or two month rent breaks to their tenants in spite of maintaining safe covid circumstances. You have not and continue to make current tenants pay sky high rents Posting up a sign saying ‘2 people maximum’ is ridiculous when you know that people regularly wait for 20 minutes for the elevators during peak times and there is no way The fact that you chose to upgrade your elevators Bring some authenticity to caring about tenants instead of giving lip service to it.
Over 2 years ago
Decent high rise
Former Tenant
Pros:
Rooftop , young people are cool
Cons:
Old people make absurd noise complaints, like when I’m having conferences working from home they say it’s too loud, call building management, building sides either them. Building lures you in with cheap rent first year then raises it by an absurdly high amount
Over 2 years ago
Decent building, elevators suck
Former Tenant
Pros:
The building is conveniently located in midtown east. Steps away from grand central, stores, cafes etc. Apartments are spacious and building has nice amenities like a gym and pool and lounge. The doormen and staff are extremely nice and helpful.
Cons:
The building has just 3 elevators servicing all floors. In addition, one elevator is always under construction because they are trying to do upgrades. This overworks the other two elevators and usually you are left waiting for a very long time. During peak hours I have waited close to 20 mins. The building is also old and could use some serious upgrades in the common areas
Advice to owner:
Do elevator upgrades during night time
Over 2 years ago
Good building w/doorman
Former Tenant
Pros:
Friendly community with great staff/responsive staff and 24hr doormen and good amenities. Move in/move out easy with side entrance to service area/elevator.
Cons:
Leasing office can be difficult to work with come renewal, with significant increases to existing tenants
Advice to owner:
Good management of property and would have leasing office focus on tenant retention as much as vacant apartments.
Over 2 years ago
Nice apartment building
Former Tenant
Pros:
It’s a decent building relative to others in the area.
Cons:
Right when we moved in, they announced a year long elevator renovation project. It has since been two years with no end in sight. One or two of the three elevators are down at all times, causing wait times in excess of 10-20 minutes at peak times.
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