121 Van Buren Street,Brooklyn, NY 11221

12 Units

Built in 1931

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 143 violations which is 11.91 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
27Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
82Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
22Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
12Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative information orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Apr 12, 2024(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 hpds website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
Sep 06, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 2nd storyNov sent out
Sep 06, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Sep 06, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and walls at bulkheadNov sent out
Sep 18, 2022§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Sep 18, 2022§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective vinyl floor tiles in the bathroom located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Sep 18, 2022§ 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation risers in the bathroom located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Sep 18, 2022§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceiling in the private hallway located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Sep 18, 2022§ 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... approximately 2 sq.ft at east wall in the bathroom located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Sep 18, 2022§ 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the ceramic tiles with grouted joints/surface of visible mildew and mold around the walls at the bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jun 08, 2022§ 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint at all stories at building rear at fire escapeNot complied with
Aug 09, 2021§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at bulkhead to roofNot complied with
Aug 03, 2021§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls in the entire apartment located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 02, 2021§ 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.Not complied with
Jun 11, 2021§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective vinyl tile at floor in the kitchen located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jun 11, 2021§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective vinyl tile at floor in the bathroom located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Apr 29, 2021§ 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.Not complied with
Jan 07, 2020§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective (rotted) cabinet at south wall in the kitchen located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jan 07, 2020§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective counterbalances at upper and lower window sashes at east wall in the bathroom located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jan 07, 2020§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective (rotted) base cabinet at west wall in the kitchen located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 28, 2019§ 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing escutcheon plate at ceiling at steam riser in the kitchen located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 28, 2019§ 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing escutcheon plate at ceiling at steam riser in the 2nd room from north located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Aug 27, 2019§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective vinyl floor tiles in the 2nd room from north located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jun 25, 2018§ 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 storyNot complied with
May 08, 2015§ 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation all risers & radiators thru-out in the entire apartment located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Feb 12, 2015§ 27-2005 adm code refit entrance door to apartment located at apt 2, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
Jul 30, 2014§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the kitchen , the bathroom located at apt 7, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out

Property Owners and Associates

Clarkson Hood
Officer
1.6(3)

4 Properties

43 Units

Corien John
Agent, Head Officer
1.6(3)

3 Properties

35 Units

East 34th St Realty Corp
Agent, Head Officer
1.6(3)

4 Properties

43 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
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Reviews

It's four walls
Former Tenant
Pros:
Trains and buses are close (c) openigloo by
Cons:
This building is a death (c) openigloo trap and...
Advice to owner:
Cell to better property owners or give to tr city
Don’t do it
Former Tenant
Pros:
Nothing to like
Cons:
Gang affiliated, noisy, drug abusers (c) openig...
Advice to owner:
Sell