489 Washington Avenue,Brooklyn, NY 11238

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In the past three years, this building had:
60 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 33 violations which is 0 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
19Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
14Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
0Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Mar 09, 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
Mar 09, 2020Section 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
Mar 09, 2020Section 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 missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Mar 09, 2020Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Mar 09, 2020Section 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 storyNov sent out
Mar 09, 2020Section 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 storyNov sent out
Mar 09, 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
Dec 31, 2019Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceiling in the 2nd room from east at south located at apt 1c, 1st story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
Nov 27, 2019Section 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
Nov 27, 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 suspectedNov sent out
Nov 27, 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 storyNov sent out
Nov 27, 2019Section 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 , the ( frame missing ) at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Nov 27, 2019Section 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 storyNov sent out
Nov 27, 2019Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box .. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Nov 21, 2019Section 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 missing on wall at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Nov 21, 2019Section 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
Nov 21, 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 storyNov sent out
Nov 21, 2019Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box on wall at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Nov 21, 2019Section 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 storyNov sent out

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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

do NOT live here
Former Tenant
Pros:
the building is in okay (c) openigloo condition...
Cons:
don’t live here unless you (c) openigloo want t...
Advice to owner:
get a better management company
Not worth the cost
Former Tenant
Pros:
fairly clean, decor was nice
Cons:
Electronic front door does not (c) openigloo wo...
Ok management, spacious but feels like a rip off
Former Tenant
Pros:
YHT management is responsive most (c) openigloo...
Cons:
I had a room with (c) openigloo 2 skylights and...
Advice to owner:
More accountability for things that need to be ...
Fine, but not great
Former Tenant
Pros:
big apartments (not big for (c) openigloo the p...
Cons:
building is gross in basement (c) openigloo - l...
Advice to owner:
Just pay 5 hours more of attention to this buil...
Nice but i'm being WAYY overcharged and I feel ripped off.
Former Tenant
Pros:
nice windows with lots of (c) openigloo natural...
Cons:
weird kitchen sink, shower pressure (c) openigl...
Advice to owner:
Be more reasonable with your rent and be more r...
Worst experience of my decade in nyc
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location; outdoor space
Cons:
Unresponsive management. Everything is cheap (c...
Worst building experience
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location just steps from the (c) openigloo C train
Cons:
Management completely unresponsive and difficul...
Advice to owner:
Get your shit together, clean the building, hir...
The owner harasses and intimates tenants
Former Tenant
Pros:
It's newly renovated. The people (c) openigloo ...
Cons:
The owner hasn't returned anyone's (c) openiglo...
Advice to owner:
Treat people the way you want to be treated. St...
Don’t rent here
Former Tenant
Pros:
Big rooms, lots of space
Cons:
Poorly constructed, freezing in the (c) openigl...
Average building at best
Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is good.
Cons:
Management are awful. They even (c) openigloo g...
Horrible management- avoid
Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, large unite
Cons:
-poor management that keeps reorganizing (c) op...
Much Good, Some Bad
Former Tenant
Pros:
good units, great rooftop, new (c) openigloo ma...
Cons:
one loud tenant who disturbs (c) openigloo many...