521 1 Avenue,Manhattan, NY 10016

556 Units

Built in 1962

20 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 70 violations which is 0.12 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
23Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
39Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
8Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Jul 06, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls in the kitchen located at apt 11a, 11th story, 1st apartment from west at north , section at eastNov sent out
Aug 03, 2022Section 27-2005 adm code refit door at sink base cabinet. in the kitchen located at apt 11a, 11th story, 3rd apartment from west at northNov sent out
Jul 31, 2022Section 27-2005 adm code refit closet door in the private hallway located at apt 11a, 11th story, 3rd apartment from west at northNov sent out
Nov 16, 2018Section 329, m/d law and dept. rules and regs. provide a completed certificate of inspection visits in a proper frame at or near mailboxes, bottom edge of frame between 48-62 inches above floor missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Nov 16, 2018Section 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
Nov 16, 2018Section 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Nov 16, 2018Section 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. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Nov 16, 2018Section 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
Nov 16, 2018Section 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
Nov 16, 2018Section 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
Dec 22, 2017Section 329, m/d law and dept. rules and regs. provide a completed certificate of inspection visits in a proper frame at or near mailboxes, bottom edge of frame between 48-62 inches above floor frame missing at lobbyNov sent out
Dec 22, 2017Section 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 lobbyNov sent out
Dec 22, 2017Section 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 sign missing at lobbyNov sent out
Dec 22, 2017Section 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 lobbyNov sent out
Dec 22, 2017Section 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. at lobbyNov sent out
Dec 22, 2017Section 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 lobbyNov sent out
Dec 22, 2017Section 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at lobbyNov sent out
Jul 13, 2017Section 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
Jul 13, 2017Section 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
Jul 13, 2017Section 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
Jul 13, 2017Section 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. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Jul 13, 2017Section 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
Feb 21, 2017Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the 1st room from east at north, the foyer , the private hallway , the kitchen , the 2nd bathroom from east, the 3rd room from east at north, the 2nd room from east at north located at apt 20c, 20th story, 6th apartment from west at northNov sent out

Property Owners and Associates

Calynne Oyolokor
Officer
3.9(44)

44 Properties

13104 Units

Firstservice Residential
Agent
4.4(10)
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1111 Units

Keith Werny
Officer
4.1(12)

5 Properties

1219 Units

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60% of renters recommend this building

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Rents and Deposits

95% of renters received their security deposits back
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Reviews

Kips bay towers condominium
Former Tenant
Pros:
Incredible outdoor space
Cons:
Currently undergoing construction
Well maintained doorman building
Former Tenant
Pros:
Great doormen, well maintained
Cons:
no control over heat
Apt review of kips bay towers
Former Tenant
Pros:
The garden is amzing
Cons:
noise of the apt
Nice place to live!
Former Tenant
Pros:
private garden, friendly doorman, package (c) o...
Cons:
very noisy for street-facing units! (c) openigl...
Advice to owner:
Install double-glazed window?
DO NOT LIVE HERE if you need quiet during the day
Former Tenant
Pros:
There is a lovely courtyard (c) openigloo (that...
Cons:
The building management allows any (c) openiglo...
Advice to owner:
Either space out the construction that is allow...