Justin Marks

62 Properties

867 Units

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 owner/manager has a total of 62 violations which is 0.07 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
24Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
17Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
20Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
1Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative infromation orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-02-16(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
2022-02-16(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
2022-02-16(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
2022-02-15(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
2021-09-22Section 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
2021-09-22Section 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
2020-08-11Section 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 frame at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-08-11Section 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
2020-08-11Section 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
2020-08-11Section 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 sign at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-08-11Section 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
2020-08-11Section 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
2019-07-16Section 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
2017-12-24Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2017-12-24Section 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 storyNot complied with
2017-10-25Section 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 certified late
2016-09-17Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2016-07-27Section 300 m/d law file plans and application and legalize the following alteration or restore to the legal condition existing prior to the making of said alteration wood fences erected at rear subdividing yardNov sent out
2016-07-19Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling at laundry roomNov sent out
2016-07-19Section 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 boiler roomNov sent out
2016-07-19Section 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 sign missing at boiler roomNov sent out
2016-07-19Section 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 boiler roomNov sent out
2015-06-01Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood floor in the 2nd room from north located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2015-05-18Section 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 basementNov 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

Avoid 414 E 88th 5D

Former Tenant
Pros:
No at all
Cons:
If you don’t want to have troubles and endless threatening letters from landlord’s attorney, and even can’t get expenses incurred reimbursement from landlord, which was promised by the landlord and if you don’t want your landlord keeps changing terms to refuse to pay you back, avoid 5D. If you don’t believe me and rent this unit, you’ll regret.
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Liked living there for several years - great experience

Former Tenant
Pros:
The super is amazing and will go to great lengths to help tenants. There is a little park located directly across the street and several cafes/restaurants right around the corner. Few students/young people living in the building so noise levels within the building are generally low.
Cons:
The building is located near Amsterdam Ave and across from several large apartments buildings. They often have outdoor parties during the summer and music has played past 2am several times. The traffic from Amsterdam echoes and you can easily hear it throughout the day and night. Additionally, for 3+ years there has been construction (not sure what for at this point) going on across the street and noise levels have only decreased on Sundays. Several surrounding buildings have become a haven for rats in the past year and that has affected the building.
Advice to owner:
Consider increased pest control given the serious issues occurring in other buildings on the street.
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Not bad but overpriced

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is great, and most of the tenants are friendly!
Cons:
Loud, not just street noise, but from the couple that fights on the second floor and their dog. Can be freezing at times. Lots of bugs, we were told several times the exterminator was coming but it took months to resolve. Our bathtub dripped to the floor below, and it was never resolved, we were just told not to take baths.
Advice to owner:
Lower the price
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West side spt

Former Tenant
Pros:
The elevators are nice
Cons:
Old front lobby
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Waterbugs and Constant Noise from Neighbors

Former Tenant
Pros:
All apartments in the building are duplexes, which are a fun and unique layout; tenants are on the younger side. The neighborhood has great restaurants and is convenient to subways.
Cons:
Waterbugs are a huge problem, they come in through every vent. But the biggest problem is noise - there is no insulation between the floors or walls, so you can hear every footstep your upstairs neighbor takes and every conversation next door (parties have resulted in plaster raining down from my ceiling). Garbage has to be taken outside, out the front door of the building and down the block. Hallways are the narrowest I’ve ever seen, so move-in was a nightmare.
Advice to owner:
Put existing garbage rooms back in use and hire someone to clear them. Have an exterminator handle the entire building, not just individual apartments.
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Exposed Brick and High Ceilings!

Former Tenant
Pros:
- White painted brick with wood burning fireplace - HIGH ceilings with exposed wood beams - Responsive management company - Live-in super
Cons:
- Thin, thin, thin walls/ceilings - can hear everything - Laundry is *not* in building (it is in the sister building, down two flights of OUTDOOR steps down a narrow basement hallway) - Laundry is coin operated
Advice to owner:
Hire a broker who doesn't lie about amenities (listed dishwasher on Streeteasy - lie, listed laundry as 'in-building - lie, listed a roof deck???? 0 roof access).
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Really good building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Very clean and well located
Cons:
The radiators in the apartments are extremely loud even in the summer
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Great Value, Lot of Noise

Former Tenant
Pros:
Price, location, living room size, great super and maintenance
Cons:
Noise (thin walls/ceilings and band practices in basement), little natural light on the back side, rowdy neighbors/intermittent fights amongst the family tenants
Advice to owner:
Work on the noise of the band in the basement. Update the kitchen to match some of the nicer units. Combat petite roach problem.
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Human landlord

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice mix of old/newish
Cons:
Floors creaky. Cleaning lacking
Advice to owner:
More heat & hot water needed.
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