197 Lenox Avenue,Manhattan, NY 10026

10 Units

Built in 1888

4 Floors

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In the past three years, this building had:
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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 278 violations which is 27.8 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
54Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
178Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
39Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
7Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative information orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Apr 22, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Apr 22, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 3rd storyNov sent out
Apr 22, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 1a, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northNov sent out
Apr 01, 2024(a) § hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpds website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
Oct 02, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at south wall in the 1st room from east at south located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Aug 18, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation at pipe riser in the bathroom located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
May 23, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling in the kitchen located at apt a, 1st story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
May 23, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at all walls in the kitchen located at apt a, 1st story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Mar 15, 2023(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd's website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
Mar 08, 2022Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Feb 15, 2022(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
Nov 26, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 1b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Oct 19, 2021Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation 1st riser at south wall in the bathroom located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from west at northNov sent out
Sep 21, 2021Section 27-2026 adm code repair the broken or defective connection drain pipe under sink in the kitchen located at apt 1b, 1st story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Aug 24, 2021Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from west at northNov sent out
Jul 20, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling. at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Jul 16, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Jul 16, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls public hall at basementNov sent out
Jul 14, 2021Section 27-2005 adm code properly secure the loose water closet in the bathroom located at apt a, 1st story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
Jul 14, 2021Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective spring balances lower window sash of all windows on east wall in the 1st room from east at center located at apt a, 1st story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
Jul 01, 2021Section 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl .. in the bathroom located at apt a, 1st story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
Jul 01, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls at vestibule at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Apr 07, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and all walls at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Apr 05, 2021Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing escutcheon plate at riser in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Apr 05, 2021Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation riser in the bathroom located at apt 3b, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Apr 01, 2021(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls vestibule at basementNov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls public hall at basementNov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box public hall at basementNov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section 27-2046.1 hmc: post a proper notice of carbon monoxide detecting device requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, in a common area of a class a multiple dwelling near inspection certificate or provide notice to tenants in a private dwelling.Nov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at basementNov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section 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 basementNov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Mar 23, 2021Section27-2153 adm code post and maintain a notice, written in english and in spanish, on the building entrance door or other conspicuous location in the building common area, stating that: (1) the building is in the alternative enforcement program, (2) that occupants may call 311 or the aep at 212-863-8262 to report housing maintenance complaints, (3) the name, telephone, and address of the owner, and, (4) the identity of any financial institution that holds a mortgage on the property. postNov sent out
Mar 19, 2021Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Mar 19, 2021Section 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
Mar 19, 2021Section 26-1103 admin. code: post and maintain a proper notice on wall of the entrance story in english and spanish on the availability of the agency?s housing information guide. a sample notice can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Mar 19, 2021Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Mar 19, 2021Section 27-2046.1 hmc: post a proper notice of carbon monoxide detecting device requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, in a common area of a class a multiple dwelling near inspection certificate or provide notice to tenants in a private dwelling.Nov sent out
Mar 19, 2021Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and all walls at vestibuleNov sent out
Jul 30, 2020Section 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl to floor in the bathroom located at bsmt-apt a, 1st bsmt-apt from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jul 30, 2020Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the broken or defective rusted metal sink base cabinet in the kitchen located at bsmt-apt a, 1st bsmt-apt from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jul 29, 2020Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceiling at basement vestibule entrance at public hallNot complied with
Jul 29, 2020Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 4th storyNot complied with
Jul 29, 2020Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the roof over bay window at exterior of building at east , 2nd storyNot complied with
Jul 29, 2020Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
Nov 26, 2019Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and all walls at the vestibule , 1st storyNot complied with
Aug 28, 2019Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and all walls at basementFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 28, 2019Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
Aug 28, 2019Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 4th storyNot complied with
Feb 28, 2018Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling and west wall in the foyer located at apt 1a, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northNot complied with
Feb 22, 2018Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the broken or defective sink base cabinet in the kitchen located at bsmt-apt a, 1st bsmt-apt from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Feb 22, 2018Section 27-2026 adm code repair the broken or defective connection waste line under washbasin in the bathroom located at bsmt-apt a, 1st bsmt-apt from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation

Property Owners and Associates

Agape Builders Corp
Corporate Owner
1.5(1)

10 Properties

27 Units

John Somersall
Site Manager
1.5(1)

1 Property

10 Units

Rocky Horsford
Agent, Head Officer
1.5(1)

1 Property

10 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

Terrible building honestly
Former Tenant
Pros:
The people are very welcoming
Cons:
Terrible heat feel like I’m (c) openigloo freez...
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