366 South 5 Street,
Brooklyn, NY 11211

32 Units

Built in 1915

5 Floors

Rent Stabilized Units: Yes
Good Cause Evictions: Yes
Evictions: 0
Litigation History: Yes
1 Year Bedbug History: No
Pet Friendly: Yes
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In the past three years, this building had:
65 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.
Duration in the past 10 years.
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1.75 violation per unit
0.81 violation per unit
class A
i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building, unlawful keeping of animals
Aug 26, 2020: section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective fire retardant material, all walls at vestibule at public hall, 1st story
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class B
i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting, no lighting for stairways
Apr 14, 2021: section 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... ceiling ,west ,east ,south and north wall approx.16 sq.ft, in the bathroom located at apt 28, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at south
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Immediately hazardous
class C
i.e. rodents, pest, mold, inadequate heat or hot water, defective building parts
Jun 08, 2023: hmc adm code: � 27-2017.4 abate the infestation consisting of mice in the entire apartment located at apt 23, 4th story
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Missing information/filings
class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative information orders or filings
No violation found...
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Property Owners and Associates
296 Harman Towers LLC
Head Officer
4 Properties37 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 0
Luis Buestan
Site Manager
1 Property32 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 0
Frontgate Management
9 Properties123 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 1
297 Schaefer LLC
Corporate Owner
9 Properties153 Units
Litigation History: Yes
Evictions: 0
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Reviews (3)

Over 1 year ago
Okay Apartment in a fun neighborhood
Former Tenant
Neighbors are fantastic Convenient location Rooftop access Clean
Building can be loud with J/M/Z train behind it Some units could use serious renovation
Advice to owner:
Fix apt 25 up, the layout does not make sense
Over 1 year ago
Totally adequate housing
Former Tenant
I’ve lived here a year and while I haven’t met all my neighbors, all of those I have met have been quiet, kind, courteous, and respectful to me and one another. The building management is responsive most of the time. Heat is hot in the winter — almost too hot… we slept with windows open in the dead of winter (that good ole “Brooklyn A/C”), while inches of snow piled up outside. Definitely not a complaint, though. Would rather that than no heat.
While management is responsive, the super isn’t. He’s a really sweet guy, but simply does not respond to my texts or calls. My partner usually has better luck getting ahold of the super than I do, for whatever reason. Management isn’t much help with this issue. We have noticed (a minimal amount) of bugs in the summertime, but nothing horrifying.
Over 2 years ago
Slumlords w/ stainless steel appliances
Former Tenant
Really great location
I moved into an apartment that had just been completely renovated. New everything. The whole apartment was jarringly crooked despite the bread new floors. All of the light switches were crooked. The first time it rained water POURED out of the ceiling fan in the bathroom, partially flooding the place. I later found out they do shoddy, unlicensed work and it all made sense. How did I find out? Well in March of 2020 the fire department showed up to turn off the gas after they had ignored a leak for MONTHS. No hot water for a week. No heat, and no cooking gas for the first 2 months of the shelter in place order. I had just stocked up on non-perishables to ride out the city-wide quarantine and suddenly I had no way to cook. Did they immediately offer tenants space heaters and hot plates? No. After about a week of shivering without heat I called and DEMANDED that they provide these replacements. I advocated for myself and got a rent discount to compensate for having no gas, but they refused to offer this to the whole building. They said they would do it on a “case by case basis” even though we were all equally without gas. What this meant was only those who could advocate for themselves got a break on rent. Meaning the many spanish speaking families who’ve lived in the building for decades were screwed over. This all started a lawsuit from the tenants, where a non-profit thought we had a good enough case that they took us on pro bono. In the zoom meetings with the lawyers and other tenants I learned more of their dirty dealings. They had done extensive remodeling that included changing floorplans while NEVER getting a permit from the city. This was highly illegal. None of the contractors were licenses. Oh, and we had a terrible roach infestation. An all around nightmare. My lease ran out and I moved before the lawsuit happened, but I would never rent from frontgate management again.
Advice to owner:
Get some ethics.
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