709 Lafayette Avenue,Brooklyn, NY 11221

24 Units

Built in 1910

4 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 166 violations which is 6.91 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
52Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
78Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
36Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Feb 04, 2024§ 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... approx. 8 sq. ft. at ceiling inside south closet in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Notice of issuance sent to tenant
Dec 17, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling in the 1st room from east at south located at apt 4e, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
Dec 13, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling in the private hallway located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Dec 13, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and north wall at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Dec 13, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective fire retardant plaster at ceiling and north wall at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Dec 13, 2023§ 27-2037, 2038 hmc: provide a safe and adequate supply of electric service to the fixtures at east wall in the 1st room from east located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Dec 13, 2023§ 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the 1st room from east located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Dec 01, 2023§ 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... approx 8sqft at west wall in the foyer located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from south at westNotice of issuance sent to tenant
Aug 02, 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 entrance door in the 3rd room from north at east located at apt 1e, 1st story, 2nd apartment from south at west , section ''west''Nov sent out
Aug 02, 2023§ 27-2005 hmc: refit the wood doors at, base cabinets, west and north walls, in the kitchen located at apt 1e, 1st story, 2nd apartment from south at west , section ''west''Nov sent out
Aug 02, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective reglaze the porcelain painbt at bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 1e, 1st story, 2nd apartment from south at west , section ''west''Nov sent out
Aug 02, 2023§ 27-2005 hmc: properly repair or replace the broken or defective ceramic tiles at, south and east ,walls, in the bathroom located at apt 1e, 1st story, 2nd apartment from south at west , section ''west''Nov sent out
Aug 02, 2023§ 27-2005 hmc: properly repair or replace the broken or defective wood door in the bathroom located at apt 1e, 1st story, 2nd apartment from south at west , section ''west''Nov sent out
Apr 01, 2023Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective bell/buzzer/intercom in the entrance located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Apr 01, 2023Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the broken or defective ceramic floor tiles in the 2nd bathroom from north located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Jan 19, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the recess at window (1st from eadt at north) in the 1st room from north located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 19, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and west wall in the kitchen located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 19, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the south wall in the bathroom located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 19, 2023Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling in the 1st room from north located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 19, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the west wall in the 1st room from north located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 19, 2023Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at recess at window (3rd from east at north) in the 1st room from north located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 19, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the recess at window (3rd from east at north) in the 1st room from north located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 19, 2023Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the east wall in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 10, 2023Section 27-2005 adm code refit entrance door in the bathroom located at apt 3e, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from south at westInvalid certification
Dec 01, 2022Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective porcelain enamel ''''by way of reglazing''''the bath tub in the bathroom located at apt 2c, 2nd story, 1st apartment from east at south , section ''centre''Nov certified late
Nov 25, 2022Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceilings in the entire apartment located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
May 18, 2022Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at the ceiling and east wall in the bathroom located at apt 3f, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section ''west''Nov sent out
May 03, 2022Section 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
May 03, 2022Section 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, section ''west''Nov sent out
Jan 11, 2022Section 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the ceramic tiles surface with grouted joints of visible [ mold ] at south and west walls around bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 1c, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at south , section ''west''Nov sent out
Dec 09, 2021Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 3e, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
Nov 16, 2021Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective ventilation system at east wall in the kitchen located at apt 1c, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
Jul 07, 2020Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Jul 07, 2020Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at west and south walls in the bathroom located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Nov 01, 2019Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling in the kitchen located at apt 1e, 1st story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
Sep 11, 2019Section 27-2005 adm code refit door in the entrance located at apt 3b, 3rd story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
Sep 08, 2019Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective intercom/buzzer at front building street entrance to apartment in the entrance located at apt 2c, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
Sep 08, 2019Section 27-2040 adm code provide adequate lighting at or near the outside of the front entranceway of the building and keep same burning from sunset every day to sunrise on the day following one or more lights with an aggregate of not less than 100 watts incandescent or equivalent at front entrance wayFalse certification
Sep 08, 2019Section 27-2040 adm code install and maintain sufficient light or lights of at least 100 watts incandescent or equivalent each, to light adequately from sunset to sunrise the court at northFalse certification
Sep 08, 2019Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective door bell located at apt 2c, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNot complied with
Sep 05, 2019Section 27-2005 adm code refit entrance door to building , 1st story, section at westNov sent out
Aug 26, 2019Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective (inoperative) bell/buzzer/intercom system from 1st story at building front entrance to panel at east wall in the private hallway located at apt 1c, 1st story, apartment at southNov sent out
Aug 23, 2019Section 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 suspectedFalse certification
Aug 15, 2019Section 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 story, section ''north ''False certification
Aug 15, 2019Section 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 story, section ''north ''False certification
Aug 15, 2019Section 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 story, section ''north ''False certification
Apr 23, 2018Section 27-2005 adm code refit door at sink base cabinet in the kitchen located at apt 4a, 4th story, 1st apartment from west at northNot complied with
Apr 23, 2018Section 27-2005 adm code refit closet door in the 2nd room from east at north located at apt 4a, 4th story, 1st apartment from west at northNot complied with
Apr 23, 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 storyNot complied with
Jun 09, 2015Section 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.Not complied with
Jun 09, 2015Section 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 - at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
Mar 19, 2014Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 2f, 2nd story, apartment at north , section at westNot complied with

Property Owners and Associates

1515 St. John's Place
Corporate Owner
2.7(12)

33 Properties

382 Units

Alfred Thompson
Officer
2.7(12)

34 Properties

388 Units

Food First, Housing Deve Fund Corp
Corporate Owner
2.4(4)

5 Properties

72 Units

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60% of renters recommend this building

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95% of renters received their security deposits back
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The apartments are cheap
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Bad Management
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Horrible Building
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