15 Van Buren Street,Brooklyn, NY 11221

8 Units

Built in 1931

4 Floors

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In the past three years, this building had:
5 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 21 violations which is 2.62 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
8Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
7Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
6Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Mar 30, 2023(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
Mar 08, 2022(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
Apr 19, 2021(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
Jun 30, 2020Section 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
Jun 30, 2020Section 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
Sep 18, 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 drop ceiling in the private hallway located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
Sep 17, 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 suspectedNov sent out
Apr 03, 2013Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective intercom bell/buzzer system located at apt 3a, 3rd story, 1st apartment from east at southNot complied with

Property Owners and Associates

Herman Sbein
Head Officer
1.8(5)

1 Property

8 Units

Joe Stein
Site Manager, Agent
1.8(5)

1 Property

8 Units

Sibx Park 15
Corporate Owner
1.8(5)

1 Property

8 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

This man lied about his name and just got out of prison
Former Tenant
Pros:
It seemed cute
Cons:
The landlord is a slumlord (c) openigloo who li...
Slumlord property - stay away
Former Tenant
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Close to the park. Tenants (c) openigloo in the...
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- Garbage piles up to (c) openigloo the point o...
Never move here
Former Tenant
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Literally the only nice thing (c) openigloo is ...
Cons:
The landlord sucks. He walks (c) openigloo into...
Advice to owner:
Do better. You're a scammer and you suck.
The building has potential but definitely some drawbacks.
Former Tenant
Pros:
Lofted beds, stainless steel appliances, (c) op...
Cons:
Very unprofessional. Application process leaves...
Landlord kept my security deposit.
Former Tenant
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Large rooms, lofted beds create (c) openigloo n...
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This landlord is bad news, (c) openigloo heatin...
Advice to owner:
You need to be more transparent and honest with...