501 Surf Avenue,Brooklyn, NY 11224

369 Units

Built in 1964

24 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 40 violations which is 0.1 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.81 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
20Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
18Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
2Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
Jan 23, 2024§ 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
Jan 23, 2024§ 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 certified on time
Jan 23, 2024§ 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 certified on time
Jan 23, 2024§ 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 certified on time
Jan 23, 2024§ 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 certified on time
Jan 23, 2024§ 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 hall, 1st storyNov sent out
Jan 23, 2024§ 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 agencys housing information guide. a sample notice can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd. at public hall, 1st storyNov certified on time
Oct 02, 2023§ 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl in the bathroom located at apt 15n, 15th story, 4th apartment from south at westCiv14 mailed
Jun 25, 2023§ 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood floor in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 15n, 15th story, 3rd apartment from south at westNov sent out
Jun 25, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all ceilings and walls in the entire apartment located at apt 15n, 15th story, 3rd apartment from south at westNov sent out
Jun 20, 2023§ 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl loose in the bathroom located at apt 15n, 15th story, 3rd apartment from south at westNov sent out
Jun 20, 2023§ 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the private hallway , the 1st room from north at west, the 2nd room from north at west located at apt 15n, 15th story, 3rd apartment from south at westNov sent out
Dec 18, 2021Section 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 storyInvalid certification
Dec 18, 2021Section 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 storyInvalid certification
Dec 18, 2021Section 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 storyInvalid certification
Dec 18, 2021Section 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.Invalid certification
Dec 18, 2021Section 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 suspectedInvalid certification
Dec 18, 2021Section 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 storyInvalid certification
Dec 17, 2021Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood flooring in the 2nd room from north located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 4th apartment from south at westNov sent out
Jan 31, 2018Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing door bell at door in the entrance located at apt 12j, 12th story, 3rd apartment from north at eastNot complied with

Property Owners and Associates

Board Fo Managers Brightwater Towers Condo
Corporate Owner
3.3(3)

3 Properties

736 Units

Brightwater Towers Condo
Agent
3.3(3)

3 Properties

736 Units

Elie Gabay
Site Manager
3.3(3)

3 Properties

736 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.

Reviews

Nice place to live
Former Tenant
Pros:
Clean, has a pool, mostly (c) openigloo families
Cons:
Noise from elevated subway even (c) openigloo w...
This building good
Former Tenant
Pros:
Garbage and pool
Cons:
Old and noisy