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159 Essex Street, Manhattan, NY 10002

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11 Units

Built in 1900

5 Floors

1 year bedbug history: no
Litigation history: yes
Evictions: 0
Rent stabilized units: no

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 6.18 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
35Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
19Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
14Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-02-16(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
2021-12-23Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
2021-12-22Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-12-22Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective fire retardant material at all walls at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-12-22Section 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.Nov sent out
2021-12-22Section 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
2021-12-22Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all the walls at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
2021-12-22Section 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 suspectedNov sent out
2021-12-22Section 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.Nov sent out
2021-12-22Section 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 missingNov sent out
2021-11-27Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective fire fire retardent marterials at west ,north wall and ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-11-27Section 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
2021-11-27Section 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
2021-11-27Section 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
2021-11-27Section 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
2021-11-27Section 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
2021-11-27Section 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
2021-11-27Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department west and north wall and ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-11-27Section 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
2021-11-22Section 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 suspectedNov sent out
2021-11-22Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at west and south walls at vestibuleNov sent out
2021-11-22Section 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
2021-11-22Section 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.Nov sent out
2021-11-22Section 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
2021-11-22Section 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
2021-11-22Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and east wall at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
2021-06-15Section 27-2049 adm code post and maintain a street number on the front of the dwelling plainly visible from the sidewalk.Nov sent out
2021-04-01(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
2019-02-28Section 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
2019-02-28Section 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
2019-02-28Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 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
2019-02-28Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls at public hall, 3rd storyNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 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
Property Owners and Associates
Kathy Cheung
Site Manager, Agent, Head Officer
1.6(1)

2 Properties

11 Units

Yin Fa Realty Corp.
Owner, Corporate Owner
1.6(1)

2 Properties

11 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 safety deposits back
NO reported rent-stabilized units in this building

Reviews

Slum lord

Former Tenant
Pros:
The area and the building it’s self is quiet.
Cons:
The landlord expects full rent and we haven’t h...
Advice to owner:
Stop being inhumane.
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