553 Howard Avenue,Brooklyn, NY 11233

12 Units

Built in 1910

4 Floors

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In the past three years, this building had:
212 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.
This building has a total of 263 violations which is 21.91 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
32Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
115Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
114Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
2Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative information orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Feb 09, 2024§ 300 m/d law file plans and application and legalize the following alteration or restore to the legal condition existing prior to the making of said alteration hvac in the apartment located at apt 1, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
Jan 25, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at cellarNov sent out
Jan 25, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls at closet at south in the 3rd room from north located at apt 9, 3rd story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Jan 25, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department window frame in the bathroom located at apt 9, 3rd story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Nov 03, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood floor in the kitchen located at apt 2, 1st story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Nov 03, 2023§ 27-2005 hmc: properly repair or replace the broken or defective light fixture at ceiling in the kitchen located at apt 2, 1st story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Oct 29, 2023§ 27-2041 adm code provide a peep hole in entrance door of the dwelling unit so located so as to permit a person inside the dwelling to view any person outside entrance door ... in the entrance located at apt 10, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
Oct 16, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing door handle at wall cabinet in the kitchen located at apt 2, 1st story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Oct 13, 2023§ 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl loose in the bathroom located at apt 2, 1st story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Oct 11, 2023§ 27-2041 adm code provide a peep hole in entrance door of the dwelling unit so located so as to permit a person inside the dwelling to view any person outside entrance door missing in the entrance located at apt 10, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
Oct 03, 2023§ 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the dirt and debris at all floors at public hall stairs, 1st storyNov sent out
Oct 02, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at all walls and ceilings in the entire apartment located at apt 9, 3rd story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Sep 28, 2023§ 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint at fire escape at public hall, section ''west front''Nov sent out
Sep 28, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at west front at building at public hall, section ''west front''Nov sent out
Sep 26, 2023§ 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint fire escape at front yeard at fire escapeNov sent out
Sep 25, 2023§ 27-2041 adm code provide a peep hole in entrance door of the dwelling unit so located so as to permit a person inside the dwelling to view any person outside entrance door at apartment entrance door in the entrance located at apt 10, 4th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Sep 14, 2023§ 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the public halls and stairs at all storiesNov sent out
Aug 07, 2023§ 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the public halls and stairs at public hall stairsNov sent out
Aug 05, 2023§ 27-2041 adm code provide a peep hole in entrance door of the dwelling unit so located so as to permit a person inside the dwelling to view any person outside entrance door ... in the entrance located at apt 10, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
Jun 07, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the 2nd room from east at north located at apt 12, 4th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
May 03, 2023Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling in the 3rd room from east located at apt 4, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNot complied with
May 03, 2023Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the 3rd room from east located at apt 4, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNot complied with
Apr 25, 2023Section 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... approxiamtely 3 sq ft at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 3, 1st story, 11th apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Apr 25, 2023Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 3, 1st story, 11th apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Dec 12, 2022Section 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... approximately 3 sq ft around window frame in the bathroom located at apt 5, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Oct 17, 2022Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the west wall in the 3rd room from north at east located at apt 6, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at westNot complied with
Sep 24, 2022Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceilings including closets in the entire apartment located at apt 2, 1st story, 1st apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Mar 12, 2020Section 300 m/d law file plans and application and legalize the following alteration or restore to the legal condition existing prior to the making of said alteration door entrance being made north wall south yard. dob notified #311-02020537. no ecb required yardFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 08, 2019Section 27-2064 adm code provide in accordance with the rules and regulations of this department a waterproof floor and base for the water closet .. in the bathroom located at apt 5, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 08, 2019Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the steam riser in the bathroom located at apt 5, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 08, 2019Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective porcelain glazing at bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 5, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 20, 2018Section 300 m/d law file plans and application and legalize the following alteration or restore to the legal condition existing prior to the making of said alteration consisting of stair case installed between 1st story and cellar creating duplex apartment dob notified-bis #- c1-1-1604706281 located at apt 3, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation

Property Owners and Associates

553 Howard LLC
Agent, Corporate Owner
2(1)

2 Properties

14 Units

Bedstuy Holdings NY LLC
Officer, Head Officer
2.5(9)

27 Properties

126 Units

David Weiberger
Officer, Head Officer
2(1)

2 Properties

14 Units

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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.

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Former Tenant
Pros:
Hard to find any
Cons:
They put these ridiculously tiny (c) openigloo ...
Advice to owner:
Your inhumane neglect of the building and it’s ...