242 Madison Street,Brooklyn, NY 11216

8 Units

Built in 1899

4 Floors

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In the past three years, this building had:
52 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 19 violations which is 2.37 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
3Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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13Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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3Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Feb 07, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
Jan 26, 2024§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls at roof bulkhead at public hallNov sent out
Aug 14, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling at 1st public hall bulkhead from north, 4th storyNot complied with

Property Owners and Associates

Ben Morgenstern
Head Officer

4 Properties

28 Units

Dinara Igimbayeva
Site Manager

1 Property

8 Units

Freestone Property Group LLC

167 Properties

997 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.


Unlivable yet unaffordable under new owner and management
Former Tenant
- close to A/C/G trains - (c) openigloo nice ro...
- tons of rats outside - (c) openigloo mice ins...
Advice to owner:
People should not pay for your poor investment ...
A place with a character
Former Tenant
-The rooftop view is nice -central (c) openiglo...
-Serious rat infestation outside -people with (...
Advice to owner:
Stop leaching off of New York’s working class
Corporate landlord with no regard for tenants, only profits
Former Tenant
Central AC and size of (c) openigloo the units....
Since the corporate landlord took (c) openigloo...
Good not Great
Former Tenant
Laundry in building, Heating/Cooling, hardwood ...
takes forever to get something (c) openigloo fi...
Advice to owner:
Stop raising the rent, install closets, get rid...
Great Landlord
Former Tenant
The landlord when I lived (c) openigloo here fo...
I will say the building (c) openigloo itself in...
Advice to owner:
Keep Pest Control going and up to date. Have ca...