525 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211

43 Units

Built in 2007

5 Floors

1 Year Bedbug History: No
Landlords in NYC are required to file an annual bedbug report with the city and state whether the building has had a bedbug infestation in the past year. We found no recent bedbug reports from these city filings.
Litigation History: No
Litigation history is pulled from NYC housing court records. There are no recorded housing litigations associated with this property from the past 10 years. This information does not include non-housing court cases, such as small-claims cases
Evictions: 0
Eviction information is pulled from NYC housing court records. There are no legally registered evictions associated with this property.
Rent Stabilized Units: Yes
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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 16 violations which is 0.37 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
12Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
3Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
1Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-03-09(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
2021-09-04Section 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 hallNov sent out
2021-09-04Section 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 hallNov sent out
2021-09-04Section 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 hallNov sent out
2021-09-04Section 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 hallNov sent out
2021-09-04Section 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.Nov sent out
2021-09-04Section 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 hallNov sent out
2021-09-04Section 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 hallNov sent out
2021-04-19(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
2015-03-29Section 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
2014-03-11Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at garageNov sent out
2014-03-11Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective sheet rock joints at ceiling with fire retardant material at garageNov sent out
Property Owners and Associates
Cheskel Jacobowitz
Head Officer
3.1(13)

2 Properties

43 Units

Litigation History: No
Evictions: 0
Kim Bowman
Site Manager
3.1(13)

2 Properties

43 Units

Litigation History: No
Evictions: 0
Union Withers LLC
Corporate Owner
3.1(13)

2 Properties

43 Units

Litigation History: No
Evictions: 0

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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

Over 5 years here

Former Tenant
Pros:
- great neighborhood - awesome roof deck - was...
Cons:
- many apartments had fake walls built in to ad...
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Be mindful of the fake rooms you put in - it wa...
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Tough to get repairs

Former Tenant
Pros:
Close to park/train, rooftop and gym
Cons:
Landlord takes forever to fix the smallest of i...
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Great price, bad management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cheap for area
Cons:
Bugs. Garage. Landlord
Advice to owner:
Answer emails better
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Review for 535

Former Tenant
Pros:
Quiet neighbors all the time
Cons:
Recently seeing more bugs
Advice to owner:
Possibly more attentive with trash
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Pretty Good, Could Be Better

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Pros:
Neighborhood, terraces, space in each apartment...
Cons:
The landlords are horrible communicators and do...
Advice to owner:
Get your shit together
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Inadequate super & unresponsive landlord

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, easy access to subways and parks
Cons:
Other tenants dont usually clean after themselv...
Advice to owner:
Come check out the property yourself and pay yo...
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Nice apartment but TERRIBLE management

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Pros:
The apartment is a good size with nice amenitie...
Cons:
The management is terrible and the worst. Ive e...
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Manage the building better. Put some care into ...
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In need of some repairs but great value

Former Tenant
Pros:
Elevator usually reliable. Rent stabilized. Lot...
Cons:
Smells like garbage in common areas, in need of...
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The Wild West—unlimited freedom, no order

Former Tenant
Pros:
You can’t hear a peep up, down, or to either si...
Cons:
The super is barely responsive. It takes months...
Advice to owner:
Fix the fob, get multiple other people to help ...
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Everything is broken

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice location, spacious rooftop
Cons:
Everything is broken from the appliances to the...
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3 year tnt

Former Tenant
Pros:
Roof access, new package storage, location
Cons:
Insanely high electric bill every winter, apart...
Advice to owner:
Fix stuff, stop lying, and treat everybody with...
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Apartment Units are Great, Building and Management Are Not

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Pros:
Apartment is a nice size, newish appliances and...
Cons:
Management is awful and unresponsive. I was tol...
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It would be great if the property owner gave a ...
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Horrible management

Former Tenant
Pros:
-good location -dishwasher -laundry in unit
Cons:
-scaffolding was supposed to be up 3-4 weeks as...
Advice to owner:
Respond faster, fix things properly, and take s...
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