Samy Mahfar

3 Properties

45 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 66 violations which is 1.46 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
22Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
29Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
15Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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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
2021-11-09Section 27-2005 adm code provide approved metal screen below bulkhead skylight at roof at public hallNov sent out
2021-11-09Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at bulkhead roof at public hallNov sent out
2021-09-19Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls in the 4th room from north at east located at apt 3, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-09-19Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation riser pipe at east in the kitchen located at apt 3, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-09-19Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation riser pipe at north in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 3, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-09-19Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls in the bathroom located at apt 3, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-07-29Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at south wall in the 2nd room from east located at apt 12, 4th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-07-29Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the 4th room from east located at apt 5, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2021-07-29Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling and east wall in the 1st room from north located at apt 24, 6th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-07-29Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling in the 4th room from east located at apt 5, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2021-06-04Section 27-2005 adm code refit the door in the entrance located at apt 6, 3rd story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-05-24Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing at building entrance door at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-04-10Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective inoperative intercom system from front entrance door to in the entire apartment located at apt 24, 6th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2016-08-03Section 27-2005 adm code refit lower window sash in the 1st room from north located at apt 3, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from south at westInvalid certification
2015-08-18Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the kitchenette , the bathroom , the 2nd room from north, the 1st room from north, the private hallway located at apt 3, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2015-05-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceilings in the entire apartment located at apt 11, 4th story, 1st apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2015-05-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceilings in the entire apartment located at apt 3, 2nd storyFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2015-05-08Section 27-2065 adm code provide ventilation for water closet compartment and/or bathroom and file application for approval before doing work vent inoperalble in the bathroom located at apt 8, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2015-04-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling all walls and trim throughout in the entire apartment located at apt 11, 4th story, 1st apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation

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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

Expensive + terrible bldg management, but in a great area

Former Tenant
Pros:
-in a great area, heart of nolita -some updated units with decent appliances -online payment system
Cons:
-bad trash management -dirty / not well maintained common area / entrance -poor responsiveness from bldg management / maintenance; issues not fixed properly / repeat issues -packages frequently stolen -door locks frequently broken / tampered with; not a secure building (key has gotten stuck in front door of building, entire lock cylinder has fallen out of building front door, been locked in my apt unit due to bad lock) -very poor water pressure and water temperature regulation (takes 10+ minutes to get warm water some days)
Advice to owner:
-keep building cleaner and manage trash better -complete maintenance requests more promptly and thoroughly -fix doors / locks more comprehensively - keyless entry system doesn’t prevent door from being tampered with entry/exit issues (also might prevent packages from being stolen as frequently) -fix water pressure and temp issues
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Rollercoaster Year Here

Former Tenant
Pros:
• Great location • Updated kitchen and bathroom
Cons:
• Non-functioning heat for the first 3 months of living here with no response from landlord. HVAC units in both bedrooms but nothing in the living room and old windows that leak cold air in all three spaces. Because the landlord doesn’t have to pay electric, HVAC makes the heat bills upwards of hundreds per month. • Lack of or extremely delayed response from landlord for issues outside of heat, including pests, low water pressure, leaking pipes, and broken appliances. • Consistently stolen packages with no follow-up or action from landlord. • No super on premises despite what was promised at lease signing.
Advice to owner:
Do your job and reply to tenants with actual concern and action.
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Great first apartment

Former Tenant
Pros:
Remodeled apartment, clean building, updated appliances
Cons:
Small space, loud street noise on front side of building
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uresponsive landlord small units

Former Tenant
Pros:
location was very nice
Cons:
landlord didnt turn heat on for 2 mo
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If you ever need help or heat, you won’t find it here

Former Tenant
Pros:
Renovated look, in-unit appliances (washer/dryer and dishwasher)
Cons:
Electric heat units that do not work, are only in the bedrooms (nothing in main area), and rack up monthly bills worth hundreds of dollars. On top of that, no response from the “live-in” super who does not live here or anyone from Douglas Elliman. We were in the middle of a noreaster and our apartment was in the low 50s and no one came to help us. The super for the last month just says he’s “working on it” when you get him on the phone then ghosts until the next call where he says the same thing again. Neighbors say it has been like this for years.
Advice to owner:
Treat your tenants like people.
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