695 St Nicholas Avenue,
Manhattan, NY 10031

40 Units

Built in 1907

6 Floors

Rent Stabilized Units: Unknown
Good Cause Evictions: Yes
Evictions: 2
Litigation History: Yes
1 Year Bedbug History: No
Pet Friendly: Unknown
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In the past three years, this building had:
737 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 13 days ago.
0.4 violation per unit
0.81 violation per unit
class A
i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building, unlawful keeping of animals
May 22, 2023: § 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at 1st riser from south at west wall in the 5th room from north located at apt 24, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at west
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class B
i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting, no lighting for stairways
Jan 06, 2024: § 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... approx. 3 sq ft at south wall ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 24, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at west original violation 16208521 issued 06-sep-23 has been upgraded to class b per administrative code §27-2017.3a(3)(a) or (b).
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Immediately hazardous
class C
i.e. rodents, pest, mold, inadequate heat or hot water, defective building parts
Jun 15, 2023: section 27-2056.7 adm code: correct failure to provide to the department within 45 days of demand all records required to be maintained by owner pursuant to local law 1 of 2004 related to lead-based paint notices, inspections and remediation/abatement activities.
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Missing information/filings
class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative information orders or filings
No violation found...
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Property Owners and Associates
Adam Stryker
Head Officer
19 Properties539 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 33
Jose Rodriguez
Site Manager
1 Property40 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 2
Friedman Mgmt Corp
30 Properties708 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 41
2328 Hughes LLC
Corporate Owner
73 Properties1352 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 65
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Reviews (3)

Over 1 year ago
Do your research and avoid Friedman Management
Former Tenant
There are some lovely people who live here and some have banded together to form a Tenants Association in hopes of improving conditions throughout the building and with Friedman Management. The building's got some history and you can still see some architectural details of what it once was. Sits right on top of the ACDB line for near-instant access to the subway. Neighborhood is great.
Visit Instagram @friendsof695stnicholas for Tenants Association info. The management company is unethical. They employ tactics against tenants that cause pain and suffering, living in fear. Super is a decent guy but is asked to do things he's not licensed to do and outside of his skill so he cuts corners, and that's if he remembers to do the work. Serious repairs can take months. Chronic lack of heat, chronic mice, chronic leaks with ceiling collapse, trash is a nightmare, the elevator is often out of service. Sometimes the elevator door opens to an empty elevator shaft. It's wildly unsafe. The bathtub from a 2nd-floor apartment has been leaking and slowly falling through the lobby ceiling since the 70s, causing regular leaks and ceiling collapse in the lobby. If you call 311 for chronic, unaddressed issues, management will immediately call you to harass you. It's a family operation that was once well-managed but now feels like the mob. There was a fire in the building in July 2022 that started on the 4th floor and was caused by an electrical outlet. The tenant had reported electrical issues multiple times, as had other tenants who experienced fires, and near-fires due to electrical outlets. The Tenants Assn. had been asking for fire alarms to be fixed via certified letters for 3 months prior to the fire, which they did not fix, so most people didn't know there was a fire until they'd been engulfed in smoke or saw firefighters out the window. They have ghosted on repairs for certain tenants, and have been intimidating and retaliating against tenants who've been fighting for conditions to improve. The Tenants Assn. and other tenants are currently in litigation (Oct 2022) with the landlord for repairs and harassment. Landlord has also been litigious against tenants, even trying to evict fire victims while they were waiting for the company to make their apartment livable again. There are also up to 25% of units operating as illegal single-room occupancy and some of those tenants are living with outrageous black mold. This whole building, sadly, is just decaying, and that's not even the worst part about living here.
Advice to owner:
Stop harassing tenants, admit that you've been doing a poor job, and work with the Tenants Association to make amends and improvements for all.
Over 1 year ago
Potentially dangerous
Former Tenant
The location and transportation
The neighbors, the elevator, they don’t do maintenance unless something happens like a fire that just happened a few days ago
Advice to owner:
Don’t have dangerous people living here
Over 1 year ago
I would not recommend it
Former Tenant
Location convenient to subway.
Garbage location was horrendous and full of rats, my upper floor apartment became infested with rats due to construction in another building. (Not mice, actual rats!)
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