Lower East Side Mgmt Corp

51 Properties

680 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 133 violations which is 0.19 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
47Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
56Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
27Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
3Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative infromation orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-03-03(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
2022-03-01(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
2022-02-25(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
2021-10-12Section 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 hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 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
2021-10-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls at public hall, 2nd storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 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 frame missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing at east and west fire doors at all stories at public hallNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls at public hall, 6th storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 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
2021-10-08Section 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 public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 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.Nov sent out
2021-10-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls at public hall, 3rd storyNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 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 suspectedNov sent out
2021-10-08Section 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
2021-08-17Section 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 sent out
2021-08-17Section 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
2021-08-17Section 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
2021-08-17Section 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 sent out
2021-08-17Section 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
2021-08-04Section 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 wall erected with sheet rock and studs from ceiling to floor creating additional room in the 3rd room from east located at apt 701, 6th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-04-12(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
2020-03-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the bulkhead north wall at public hall, 6th storyNov sent out
2020-02-09Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the cornice at front of the building at roof at westNov sent out
2020-02-03Section 27-2005 adm code refit vestibule door at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-02-03Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the north wall at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2019-12-13Section 27-2040 adm code provide adequate lighting at or near the outside of the front entranceway of the building and keep same burning from sunset every day to sunrise on the day following ..Nov sent out
2019-05-24Section 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 storyNot complied with
2019-04-12Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at all walls and ceiling in the kitchen located at apt 4, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2019-04-12Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at south and west walls in the bathroom located at apt 4, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2019-04-12Section 27-2061 adm code discontinue use of interior room for living east 3 room window blocked by new building construction located at apt 4, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2019-04-12Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at all walls in the kitchen located at apt 4, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2019-04-12Section 27-2061 adm code discontinue use of interior room for living east 2 room window blocked by new building construction located at apt 4, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2018-03-04Section 27-2005 adm code refit door in the bathroom located at apt 2b, 3rd story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2016-02-18Section 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 public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
2016-02-08Section 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 storyNot complied with
2014-10-14Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color west wall in the 3rd room from east located at apt 19, 6th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2014-09-24Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling in the kitchen located at apt 19, 6th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2014-09-11Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling in the 1st room from east at south located at apt 19, 6th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2014-01-12Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at bulkhead, , 6th storyNov sent out
2014-01-12Section 27-2005 adm code refit the door at building entrance , 1st storyNov sent out
2013-09-11Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective caulking at bath tub in the bathroom located at apt 3l, 3rd story, 1st apartment from south at westNot complied with
2013-06-20Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the broken or defective marble saddle at door in the bathroom located at apt 5n, 5th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNot complied with

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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

Do Not Live Here

Former Tenant
Pros:
One bedroom gets a lot of light The bathroom is relatively nice
Cons:
This place is horrid. I would advise any potential tenants to stay far away. Roaches and rats in the stairwell. Mice and roaches in the apartments. Stairwell smells like death and is often filthy. Neighbors BLASTING music during work hours. Neighbor drops trash onto my windowsill. Unsafe neighborhood. Dirty dusty apartments with ceiling pieces literally falling to the floor. Packages constantly get stolen. The building has been broken in to multiple times. The heating pipes and ceiling crack so loudly all night I wake up every hour…. I do not feel safe or secure in the building at all. Avoid at all costs — seriously. Live in a different neighborhood, this place is not ok.
Advice to owner:
Please remove the rats from the garbage room
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Lived here for a year…

Former Tenant
Pros:
My windows faced away from the street and noise levels were minimal. There are 6 floors and only 3 units on each floor, so it’s pretty quiet in the building and elevator is generally available.
Cons:
I got lucky with my neighbors — they were no party animals. But one month away from the end of my lease they moved out, and I got new next door neighbors. I could hear their activities and conversations all the time. Water pressure is okay in the shower, but very bad in the bathroom sink. I would see dead roaches and live mice in the basement all the time, but no issues inside the apartment. The rent here is insanely high and not worth it. There are cheaper options on the market in the area, better keep looking.
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Watch out for Erica Zavala and Dinara Igembayeva

Former Tenant
Pros:
The apartment itself is cute
Cons:
Management does not answer. They purposefully ignored us in September when we found dead body parts in our fridge from the last tenant, the unit has flooded 3x and no one will answer emails so we’re now living in a mold infested apartment, Erica and Dinara also allowed our fire alarm to continue blaring for over a month.
Advice to owner:
My advice to Erica and Dinara is to quit. This clearly isn’t the right career for either of you. In order to be a property manager, you should.. wait for it.. need to manage your properties and their issues. Erica and Dinara are neglectful and lazy, they do not care about tenants or their safety.
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Spacious big rooms for Manhattan!

Former Tenant
Pros:
- well layout apartment . Ideal for two roommates. Management is very responsive to resolve issues. - 2 full bathrooms. - great location with easy access to public transit. Tons of restaurants. Supermarkets and Trader Joe close by.
Cons:
- very busy area.
Advice to owner:
Continue to be efficient and responsive to the tenants’ requests.
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Had to Move Out Due to Bed Bugs

Former Tenant
Pros:
Heat was consistent, great location
Cons:
Had to move out due to bed bugs, the property management did not cover any of the costs to treat our clothes, and I had to throw away my bed. They also altered the documents we had signed stating that the building had not had bed bug issues.
Advice to owner:
I hope this issue is resolved by now.
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Always something to do in the area

Former Tenant
Pros:
Building was nice and clean, neighbors were quiet, good size apartment for rent and area
Cons:
Area is loud
Advice to owner:
Figure out water heater issue. Too many times in a one year stretch we’re my hot water would disappear for 2+ hours
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Overpriced and not well kept

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, that’s it
Cons:
Not clean, poor pest management
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive
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Hall stinks but overall good

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great block with access to transit
Cons:
Foul trash smell permeates the hallways, not so fun in a walk-up
Advice to owner:
Clean the common spaces
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Dirty and Poorly Fixed Up

Former Tenant
Pros:
There is no laundry in building, but there is a laundromat a block away. Very nice view, lots of great food around it.
Cons:
The apartment wasn’t cleaned before we moved in. The bathroom is absolutely disgusting no matter how much we clean it. Peeling tub. Mold. Stained toilet. Broken floor tiles in the kitchen
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150 Orchard

Former Tenant
Pros:
maintenance is very quick location is convenient
Cons:
thin walls - can hear your louder neighbors / people walking up and down the stairs old appliances
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Don't be fooled, a tenement building is still a tenement building.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, access to subway, interesting shops nearby
Cons:
It's a renovated tenement building. My issues included: 1) Impossible to sleep at night in the room by the street (Clinton) because this is the first exit off Williamsburg bridge; 2) Dust from nearby construction getting all over my unit 3) Constant ceiling leak 4) The trash room below was not sealed off from the AC vent and I could smell the trash in the summer
Advice to owner:
Fix your property, and don't hire Misrahi Realty because they were very scummy.
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People may break in and steal your packages but you can’t beat the location.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Convenience of location, the views and the people/neighbors !
Cons:
Minimum upkeep / cleanliness and bare minimum security system
Advice to owner:
Upgrade to a newer/more advanced video security system and software !!
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Not a bad place

Former Tenant
Pros:
Best location and quiet side of the building was great
Cons:
Delivery situation was questionable sometimes
Advice to owner:
Nothing to think of
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Good space for the location

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location with a lot of access
Cons:
Not very clean
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Typical property management company

Former Tenant
Pros:
Close to train, 2 bathrooms, spacious, and clean
Cons:
Messed up central AC, quick to raise the rent, expensive washer/dryer in basement, unresponsive property management company
Advice to owner:
Quicker response to tenets, and fix the AC so so it doesn’t only reach the back rooms
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My experience at 86 Stanton

Former Tenant
Pros:
Pros of the building are the location, sprawling views, sunlight,overall a charming apartment
Cons:
The noise from the streets is borderline absolutely ridiculous. Full transparency- Thursday, Friday and Saturday it will be highest caliber noise from 9 pm - 5 am. Numerous bars and pizza shop keep drunk dumbies on the street until dawn. Also, occasional issue with mice and cockroaches spotted
Advice to owner:
Be transparent with the noise. Perhaps be more proactive with rodent problem
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Terrible building and management

Former Tenant
Pros:
I had reduced rent during pandemic.
Cons:
Worst building I’ve ever lived in and worst management company I’ve ever dealt with (Misrahi). Heat went off completely three times this past winter, during a weekend so it wasn’t fixed for over 24 hours each time. Issues with pipes, appliances, hot water, cockroaches. They leave the trash open in the lobby. The realty company actually lied to me during my move-out process and then gave me attitude when I caught them in a lie. While they thought I was on vacation, an agent tried to show my apartment without telling me ahead of time. The radiators are crazy loud, the underage girls who live under me are constantly having loud, drunken parties that I’ve reported multiple times, and they leave the front door unlocked all the time.
Advice to owner:
Get it together.
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Expensive For No Reason

Former Tenant
Pros:
It is centrally located in midtown. Tons of restaurants and theatres in walking distance. Very close to many train lines (A,B,C,D,E,N,Q,R,W,1 trains). Close to Central Park.
Cons:
Building is rarely clean. Garbage management is a nightmare. Rats in the basement with the garbage make it terrifying to go in there. Management is hard to reach when it comes to maintenance. Staircase is never cleaned. Dirty floors.
Advice to owner:
Keep building clean. Fix rat issues.
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Owned by Scrooge

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location Elevator Central air and heat- cost up to $200 a month Laundry, but it’s $2 per load and $2 dry also broken a lot
Cons:
The basement flooded 2 feet during hurricane Ida. Because of the flood, my toilet started bubbling up raw sewage as well and I called the super at 3am begging for help. After literally shoveling sewage water into my bathtub for an hour with a red solo cup to save my apartment, I finally got the tank low enough to take a few minutes to cut the water after the super on the phone told me how on the phone. They didn’t come until the next afternoon. The flood water was literally filled with raw sewage and the basement is where the laundry and trash is, the elevator also flooded. It took them a week to come in and “clean” it up and get the elevator back working. However, they left the flooded elevator floor crumbling peel and stick tiles. Eventually they replaced the tiles I guess my after people complained. But there were a few days that you could just see the wet subfloor of the elevator and I know they just slapped the tiles over that and didn’t actually do the right fizz They didn’t even hire a biohazard team. After I called 311, they slapped paint over the black mold in the basement and patched the crumbling walls. Also, I see another review said their were no pests in apartments… my neighbor had one in their oven and they minds we’ll be paid tenants in the basement 🙃
Advice to owner:
Have human decency
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Quiet & Quaint

Former Tenant
Pros:
The apt overlooks the historic cemetery on E 2nd St which is beautiful and very quiet
Cons:
Pretty low standard of maintenance
Advice to owner:
A little maintenance can go a long way
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Pretty Good Overall

Former Tenant
Pros:
- The neighbors here have been great - Trash management is fine - Management is pretty responsive - Never had an issue with pests / bugs
Cons:
- The store below the apartments that just opened sells weed and now the whole building smells like weed pretty often. They also have parties every now and then and when they do it shakes the whole building. - The heat isn't included in the rent and is pretty inefficient - When we moved into the apartment it was not cleaned and was pretty filthily
Advice to owner:
- Do something about the store below
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Good experience so far

Former Tenant
Pros:
I’ve been here for a while and have not had any major issues. I’m in a rear-facing unit and the noise levels are extremely low, a very pleasant surprise given the area. Lovely neighbors. I’ve had no problems with the management but have also been quite persistent and have pestered until things have gotten done. Hasn’t been too difficult and no major apartment problems have gone more than a couple days without being rectified. There are some small things they haven’t repaired but nothing that really detracts from quality of life here.
Cons:
Common areas of the apartment are not optimal. The main entrance door has been faulty and remains unfixed, and garbage is not well managed. Outdoor backyard, which is regularly used as a selling point, is in very poor shape and goes unused. When I have used it I have been told to leave by a … unique … first floor tenant.
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Overpriced, loud, unreliable hot water

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, walkability, lots of light
Cons:
Location has a lot of noise, especially at night. Allen is a truck route. Rivington and Orchard have lots of restaurants with frequent garbage collection. Crazy/drunk people yelling. Traffic and honking is out of control on weekend nights. Hot water is unreliable. At least a couple times a month we run out of hot water mid-shower or won't have hot water at all. Roof was closed recently without warning. No live-in super. Infrequent cleaning in hallway. Litter & various spillings accumulate on stairs over the weeks between cleanings.
Advice to owner:
Clean more often. Reopen roof. Fix heating / hot water.
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Building riddled with problems, exacerbated by landlords

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location and proximity to multiple train lines
Cons:
Bed bugs, Rodents, Roaches found throughout the building. Unreliable heat/hot water. Non-stop gentrification construction. Noise and dust all day. Landlord and management gaslights tenants to avoid addressing issues directly impacting health and safety.
Advice to owner:
Stop the lies
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Decent Building but more care needed

Former Tenant
Pros:
Common walkways were well maintained and maintenance is mostly on top of issues.
Cons:
My apartment had a carpet beetle infestation, it was obviously not treated prior to my moving in. One of the two dryers broke and has not been repaired in years.
Advice to owner:
Your prices are too high for such lackluster apartments.
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liked my unit

Former Tenant
Pros:
I really enjoyed the space in my unit, a decent amount of light, great elevator, extremely convenient subway access, phone number specifically for repairs, decent communication about building issues, no pests in the units
Cons:
packages stolen often (no security cameras or anything in the lobby), kind of dirty, basement was disgusting and had rats, thin walls and could hear everything in the hallway in between the units,
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Good first apartment

Former Tenant
Pros:
amazing location, tons of space in studio apartment, updated appliances
Cons:
some issues with doorbell system, hallways and stairwells are dated and kind of dirty, packages stolen from mail area often
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Great location but bad landlord. Form a tenants association if you move in

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location. Neighbors. Great light.
Cons:
Landlord Misrahi drags their feet on all repairs. For example the elevator regularly breaks every 1-2 months and people get stuck on it. The worst case was that it was out for 3 months continuously during the summer of COVID in 2020. The landlord would not reply and refused to invest in a new elevator, instead waiting for a part to arrive from Europe. If you move in, talk to your neighbors and form a tenants association.
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An Orchard Gem

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great management. Decent space for the price. Amazing location. Dead quiet which is hard to find
Cons:
Flex room for 3 bed. Central air was nice but expensive.
Advice to owner:
Keep up the good work
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Nice building and close to train

Former Tenant
Pros:
super close to the train
Cons:
walk up and no roof access
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Dead rat on stairs

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice location, quiet neighbors
Cons:
They count the first floor as “floor 1” so technically it’s a 6th floor walk up instead of 5. 6th floor walkups require an elevator. But that’s how they get ya. Also saw a dead rat on the stairway once There was always mini cockroaches
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Not the best

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location location location
Cons:
Garbage on the ground floor, no security cameras, old doors, no actual heat coming thru the pipes, but rather some electric fan
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Cheap, get what you pay for

Former Tenant
Pros:
Inexpensive for area, some interesting long standing people in the building - sometimes that’s a great thing, but sometimes it was a terrible thing. Super is great. Things get fixed quick.
Cons:
Laundry is a nightmare. It’s dirty and old. VERY loud.
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive.
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No heat all winter

Former Tenant
Pros:
Fun neighborhood, lots of bars
Cons:
Totally awful maintenance. The boiler broke twice a week all winter, we regularly woke up to a 30 degree bedroom. This happened 13 times (!) and he would always just send the maintenance guy but never really fixed it. Awful experience. Also the hot water went out all the time
Advice to owner:
Maybe fix the boiler?
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Bed Bugs even when they say there’s no Bed Bugs

Former Tenant
Pros:
It’s Orchard Street for God’s sake. I had nice neighbors.
Cons:
I had to terminate my lease two months in bc of a systemic bed bug infestation in my unit that persisted for years before I moved in. They showed up about a month into my stay. I learned through some sleuthing that I wasn’t the first to have to leave the unit for this reason. I was gaslit by management over and over again about the seriousness of the issue and how to deal with the bugs. During a pandemic. Management disclosed (by law) that there had been an infestation in the last 12 months when I moved in but when I asked them if the last tenants left bc of the bed bugs they lied and said no, promised the issue had been eradicated. Obviously, it was not. Also the heat went out twice in the two months I lived there, once during a blizzard, for about a day at a time. I killed seven mice one night? Knicked an entire family living behind the oven. Poor bastards.
Advice to owner:
Stop renting your units until you deal with the underlying bed bug issue in the whole building. Knowingly renting unsafe apartments to tenants is unlawful and predatory.
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Totally fine LES apartment. No frills

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location and neighbors
Cons:
Extremely noisey neighborhood. No roof access or central air. Heat went off a few times during winter but was fixed promptly
Advice to owner:
Make a roof deck
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do not live here

Former Tenant
Pros:
deep closet is nice, street is pretty during the day
Cons:
Landlord is awful and doesn’t care when you have issues. Apartment was infested with roaches and they wouldn’t do anything about it. Also it’s incredibly loud and water pressure sucks.
Advice to owner:
Make an effort to respond to tenants in a way that’s kind and effective.
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Enjoyed living here!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good walking distance from subway. Quiet inside with a limited number of apartments
Cons:
Building is fairly dirty.
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Do Not Rent w/ Misrahi Realty.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location and that is it.
Cons:
Cooking gas was broken for many months. No rent reduction or abatement for this, even during COVID. Apartments are falling apart. Building has seemingly zero insulation, you can hear noise from nearly every apartment unit regardless of what floor you’re on. Maintenance is hard to reach and randomly shows up without warning. Shower water frequently not hot. Floors are warped and entire apartment isn’t level. You’re paying for location, not quality of the apartment or the building.
Advice to owner:
Stop doing the bare minimum and conning people out of $$$
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Criminal landlords

Former Tenant
Pros:
They helped fix some paint issues and water stains...
Cons:
This building is invested with rats and mice. We called monthly they never took it seriously. I lived here for 1 year and it was terrible. At one point homeless people were breaking in and pooping in the hallways. There are illegally building up/ above to add extra stories to the building. Do not move here.
Advice to owner:
Get rid of the mice and rats.
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It was alright

Former Tenant
Pros:
We mostly chose this building for its location, super ideal. The neighbors are nice, even though we don’t encounter them often. Access to rooftop (with discretion) came in handy during nice days.
Cons:
Hard to contact super and get things fixed immediately, cleanliness issues, uncontrollable cockroaches (even on the top floor), untreated bed bugs in the building as a whole.
Advice to owner:
Get in closer contact with the tenants, as well as implementing pest management.
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Avoid this building and management

Former Tenant
Pros:
There are no pros - counting down the weeks til our lease ends.
Cons:
Management company are impossible to deal with. There have been so many problems both in the apartment and in the general building that have been given a quick fix or completely ignored. There are no cameras in the building, the hallways are filthy, the mailboxes are banged up, there are still Christmas trees in the backyard to be thrown out, the front door doesn't close behind you when you leave the building, yet when you enter the code to enter building you need to literally throw your full body weight at the door to get it open. Do not deal with Misrahi / Brownstone management company or Ray the "leasing agent".
Advice to owner:
Reply to emails
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DO NOT RENT

Former Tenant
Pros:
The neighbors are nice and it’s obviously in a great location.
Cons:
Management is nonexistent and neglectful. Nothing is ever truly “fixed”, basically just a bandaid slapped on as a repair. Property manager is extremely unprofessional and rude. This company is all over the place, no one knows what’s going on and the building is in poor shape. The rent is such a rip off for what you actually get: a tiny 1 bedroom with a closet sized kitchen and a bathroom that hasn’t been renovated since it was built. This building has already lost lawsuits due to neglect, avoid!!!
Advice to owner:
Treat tenants as human beings and stop being so greedy. Fix your building up! It’s a dump. Don’t bully people into signing riders that alleviate you from legal liability.
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Owners are corporate but whatever

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location can’t be beat, it’s warm, very clean no bugs
Cons:
My packages were stolen for months (during a pandemic when we needed deliveries) and management did nothing about it. Now I have to pay extra to get my packages sent elsewhere
Advice to owner:
Look alive. People are leaving the cuty you can’t afford to suck
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The best building I have lived in NYC!

Former Tenant
Pros:
- Great location: right next to restaurants, Trader Joe’s and Target - My apartment is spacious and quiet - Considerate neighbors - Helpful maintenance - Heat works great, even in the coldest days - Well kept, especially for the Lower East Side - My roommate and I both have our own space and bathroom which is very convenient
Cons:
- Not applicable. I don’t plan on moving from here.
Advice to owner:
- Continue the good work! Thanks again for 4 great years at 168!
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Loved living there!

Former Tenant
Pros:
I enjoyed very much living there for the past 2 years. My apartment was really big and the space was laid out perfect for my roommate and I. The public space is clean and tidy. The landlord responds quickly and actually cares. There is also a Management Company for 24 hour emergencies. I would totally return back if I didn't have to move out of State.
Cons:
Can't think of anything right now.
Advice to owner:
Nothing in particular
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If the deal looks too good to be true, probs is

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is great, vibrant neighborhood close to restaurants and shops. Very walkable.
Cons:
Bed bug infestation in the walls. Management tries to take care of individual incidents but not attack the problem that it’s the whole building. Tip is look how the public spaces are managed, that’s what you’ll expect to get inside. Walls are a little thin and water pressure is just okay. While it looks to be a great deal, it’ll probably be a bigger hassle to live here than to find somewhere slightly more expensive
Advice to owner:
Take advice from tenants and take care of things like cracks, holes, etc. before they cause larger issues.
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Great Building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice neighbors, responsive management company, maintenance is quick. Would recommend. Laundry in unit.
Cons:
Lived here two years: only ever encountered 2 roaches during the summertime and pest control was quick to act. Never saw anymore. The shared walls are a little thin, you can hear your neighbors. No roof access. Electric bill can be expensive due to Heating and air.
Advice to owner:
Allow roof access. This would make a huge difference.
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Bittersweet 168 Rivington

Former Tenant
Pros:
I was on the ground floor. Lofts in each bedroom close to FM train Landlord was very friendly
Cons:
Because it was on the ground floor, the air would come up through the floorboards and it was absolutely freezing in the winter. My oven didn’t work, even though they tested it and said it did, it just caught on fire for me. Right after Covid hit, The only electric outlet in my bedroom died, and I had to have an extension cord give me electricity. They tried to fix it but ultimately didn’t. The electricity through the apt was so faulty that if you turned on the microwave and the tv, the circuit would short and then I’d have to reboot the wi-fi. The floor was so dirty, old, and hugely raked at an angle towards the center of the building. When Covid hit, I got sick, and lost 90%of my clients because I couldn’t teach in person and they wouldn’t “do” zoom. I still kept paying my rent, however... unlike so many others. I finally was forced to move out due to financial hardship and leave my apt and leave 2 months before my lease was up. I always paid on time. The landlord said he’d give me my deposit back, but he lied and never sent it to me even though we cleaned and clear that apt. I heard there were rodent issues in the building, but because I had a cat- I never had a problem. The electric bills were INSANELY expensive, like I was paying for the whole building, though we honestly didn’t use a lot of electrify. But, the heat is electric, and the rate was rocket high.
Advice to owner:
I was shocked about how I was treated during the pandemic after everything I’d gone through dealing with this place.
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Sweet spot

Former Tenant
Pros:
Beautiful area , lovely neighbors
Cons:
Rent was toooo high.
Advice to owner:
Save save save
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Water Leaks

Former Tenant
Pros:
Convenient Location in Manhattan
Cons:
bathroom toilet leaks, super small kitchen sink witch leaks. No smoke detector.
Advice to owner:
Fix the old pipes
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Garbage landlords

Former Tenant
Pros:
I like that it’s a diverse community of old people, young people, people who’ve lived in the building for 30 years and the rotating door of young people. Also the location is amazing and the prices are reasonable for the neighborhood. You can hear ppl in the halls but not the neighbors which is cool because you’re never disturbed by walking/TV/music. Nice thick walls.
Cons:
Landlords do not care about tenants. It is SO LOUD. INSANELY LOUD. No noise insulation from the street. The washers and dryers went out in December and I moved out in September because they still hadn’t fixed them (in the middle of a pandemic when everything was closed) AND I saw the brokers who work for the management company lying to potential renters about them working and I called him out on it and he couldn’t even admit that he thought they worked. It was a clear and blatant lie. Also, they refused to answer calls, voicemails and emails when it didn’t benefit them. Also, someone’s crackhead daughter does drugs in the hallways and screams occasionally. It’s disturbing, but she didn’t rob me.
Advice to owner:
Treat your tenants like they’re human beings. Basic decency would serve you well. Also, respond to them when they reach out. It was a pandemic but that doesn’t mean that you can ignore emails that don’t suit you for months.
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Needs maintenance

Former Tenant
Pros:
Quiet building, working tenants.
Cons:
Garbage inside of building which attracts rodents. Exterminator doesn’t come every month like management stated they would.
Advice to owner:
Leave the garbage outside and keep up the maintenance of your building.
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Great apartment

Former Tenant
Pros:
Easy laundry and very nice attentive building management
Cons:
Kinda Cheap appliances
Advice to owner:
Good job y’all
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Crooks, thieves, and an awful place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Noise is not an issue despite lively neighborhood.
Cons:
The management is non-responsive and unwilling to negotiate. My apartment was broken in to and they did nothing to repair the locks + window screens or even call me to follow up. They charged me for leaving a piece of furniture in the apartment that was there when I arrived. The landlord smoked in the hallways. I even saw him post a “No-smoking” sign in the hall after I complained WHILE SMOKING A CIGARETTE.
Advice to owner:
Maintain your building and negotiate with tenants.
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No gas for a year

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location and neighborhood
Cons:
Maintenance was always done terribly
Advice to owner:
Don’t be a slumlord
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Landlord is cheap but property managers try their best.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Laundry in building Good location (pre-corona) It's good for what it is.
Cons:
Laundry doesn't work as of a week ago Landlord provided a smaller and worse quality fridge when our existing fridge broke - wouldn't give us a better one of comparable cost. Lots of package theft recently. Boxes get stolen and people even have the audacity to open your package in the lobby, steal the contents and leave the empty box within an hour of delivery - not landlord fault but they don't seem interested in installing a camera. Landlord is a bank, per NYC records. Cockroaches in the basement. Crime in area has skyrocketed recently. Makes it feel unsafe at night. Make sure you get everything in writing if you're signing lease because there's things that still have not been addressed. They stole our deposit on move out under the pretense that our trash got them fines from the city. Oh and they came into the apartment a week or so before the lease ended while we were not there, moved our belongings to the middle of the room and repainted the whole place, all without telling us
Advice to owner:
Return our security deposit, fire Ali for being a liar
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Acceptable, but nothing special

Former Tenant
Pros:
Quiet building. Nice residents.
Cons:
Needs some updates
Advice to owner:
Show a little care for the building. Respect a tenants wishes when re-negotiating the lease.
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Awful. Owners are thieves

Former Tenant
Pros:
Building Location. Nothing else.
Cons:
Everything else. They were terrible
Advice to owner:
If the building floods and it forces everyone out of the building And thousands of dollars in damage, you should offer more than $300
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If you can go somewhere else

Former Tenant
Pros:
Easy approval process
Cons:
Fumes from renovation caused our neighbor to have permanent disability. Did not care about tenants well being.
Advice to owner:
Give tenants better care
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