534 West 159 Street,Manhattan, NY 10032

10 Units

Built in 1913

5 Floors

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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 117 violations which is 11.7 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
22Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
61Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
34Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Apr 09, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at roof bulkhead ceiling and all walls at public hallNov sent out
Apr 09, 2024§ 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
Apr 09, 2024§ 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 at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Apr 09, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceilings, all walls and trim at all floors throughout at public hallNov sent out
Nov 24, 2023§ 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the kitchen located at apt 2c, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from west at northNov sent out
Nov 08, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
Nov 03, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and south wall at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
Oct 15, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
Oct 15, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling at public hall stairs, 5th storyNov sent out
Oct 06, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing electrical outlet cover at east wall in the kitchen located at apt 5a, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
Oct 05, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at south wall at public hall stairs, 5th storyNov sent out
Oct 05, 2023§ 27-2005 hmc: properly repair or replace the broken or defective intercom system from building entrance to apartment located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Oct 05, 2023§ 27-2005 hmc: properly repair or replace the broken or defective inoperative bell/ buzzer/ intercom system ftom building front entrance to west wall at private hallway located at apt 5a, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
Oct 05, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
Aug 10, 2022§ 27-2005 adm code properly secure the loose light switch at west wall in the private hallway located at apt 5a, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jun 07, 2022§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
May 08, 2022§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
Mar 24, 2022§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNot complied with
Mar 24, 2022§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling, east and west wall at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
Mar 24, 2022§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the south wall at public hall stairs, 5th storyNot complied with
Feb 05, 2022§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective bell and buzzer intercom system from building entrance door to apt 4a wall panel at east wall in the private hallway located at apt 4a, 4th story, 2nd apartment from east at southNot complied with
Oct 24, 2019§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at bulkhead at public hall, 5th storyNot complied with

Property Owners and Associates

Choice NY Management
Agent
3.2(57)

43 Properties

1460 Units

Howard Mermelstein
Owner, Corporate Owner
2.7(35)

22 Properties

415 Units

Mark Silber
Head Officer
2.2(8)

7 Properties

103 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

Tenant 2014-2016
Former Tenant
Pros:
Unit itself (studio) was cute (c) openigloo and...
Cons:
Very poor management, rats, unsafe (c) openiglo...
Advice to owner:
I believe the property owner has since changed,...