Solar Realty Management Corp

22 Properties

365 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 371 violations which is 1.01 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
52Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
233Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
85Class 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
2021-12-15Section 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 47, 4th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2021-08-19Section 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 panels at all walls in the 1st room from east at north located at apt 2b, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-08-19Section 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 panels at all walls in the 2nd room from east located at apt 2b, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-08-19Section 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 panels at all walls in the 1st room from east at south located at apt 2b, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-08-16Section 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 consisting wood paneling installed at all walls in the 2nd room from east located at apt 1s, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-08-16Section 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 consisting of wood paneling at north wall in the kitchen located at apt 1s, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-08-06Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at south wall and ceiling at bulkhead, , 5th storyNot complied with
2021-07-28Section 27-2010, 2011, 2012 adm code remove the accumulation of refuse and/or rubbish and maintain in a clean condition the front yardNot complied with
2021-06-12Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at bulkhead , 5th storyNot complied with
2021-06-07Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the riser pipe at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
2021-05-28Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the west wall in the 4th room from north located at apt 4, 1st story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-05-19Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood base board in the kitchen located at apt 1a, 1st story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2021-05-12Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling, north wall in the kitchen located at apt 4, 1st story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-05-04Section 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... (approx. 5 sq ft) at ceiling at 4th room from east at south, 5th story, apartmentFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2021-05-04Section 27-2017.3 hmc: trace and repair the source and abate the visible mold condition... (approx. 2 sq ft) at window frame at south wall in the bathroom located at apt 8, 5th story, 1st apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2021-04-23Section 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 partition walls erected out of sheetrock and wood studs sub-dividing the room in the 2nd room from north located at apt 4b, 4th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-04-22Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the broken or defective marble saddle at door in the bathroom located at apt 4b, 4th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2020-12-21Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at north wall in the 2nd room from north located at apt 5n, 5th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2020-10-31Section 53, 187, 231 m/d law and department rules and regulations. provide a shoe properly secured to bottom of string of dropladder at rear yard at fire escapeNov sent out
2020-09-08Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling in the 1st room from north located at apt 22, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNot complied with
2020-09-08Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the south wall in the 4th room from north located at apt 22, 3rd story, 4th apartment from west at northNot complied with
2020-08-21Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls in the 4th room from east at north located at apt 8, 5th story, 1st apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2020-06-02Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling in the 5th bathroom from east located at apt 4w, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2020-06-02Section 27-2005 adm code refit window in the 5th bathroom from east located at apt 4w, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2020-06-02Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective ceramic floor tiles in the 1st room from east located at apt 4w, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2019-07-02Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the 1st window frame from south at west wall in the bathroom located at apt 18, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2019-03-29Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the broken or defective bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 2e, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2018-09-04Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNot complied with
2018-08-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the 1st window frame from north at east wall in the bathroom located at apt 42, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2018-01-30Section 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 stuck and shhetrock erected from floor to ceiling, creating additional room in the 1st room from east located at apt 57, 5th story, 2nd apartment from west at northNot complied with
2017-08-02Section 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 consisting of dumb waiter used as pantry at west wall in the kitchen located at apt 4j, 4th story, 2nd apartment from west at north , section ''west''First no access to re- inspect violation
2017-07-30Section 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 dumbwaiter converted to cabinet in the kitchen located at apt 4j, 4th story, 2nd apartment from north at east , section at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2017-04-18Section 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 paneling at north, west and south walls in the private hallway located at bsmt-apt b, 1st bsmt-apt from south at westNot complied with
2017-02-06Section 27-2005 adm code refit all windows in the entire apartment located at apt 3g, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2017-01-10Section 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 from floor to ceiling subdividing kitchen and creating additional room located at apt 26, 3rd story, 3rd apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2015-10-20Section 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 pantry created at dumbwaiter shaft in the kitchen located at apt 5b, 6th story, 2nd apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2015-09-10Section 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 , drop ceiling in the entire apartment located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNot complied with
2015-09-05Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective electrical outlet on north wall. in the 2nd room from east located at apt 4, 4th story, apartment at eastNov sent out
2015-09-05Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective electrical outlet on north wall. in the 1st room from east located at apt 4, 4th story, apartment at eastNov sent out
2015-09-05Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective electrical outlets on east and south wallls. in the kitchen located at apt 4, 4th story, apartment at eastNov sent out
2015-09-05Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective ceiling light fixture. in the bathroom located at apt 4, 4th story, apartment at eastNov sent out
2014-03-25Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department west wall in the bathroom located at apt 4w, 5th story, apartment at westNov sent out
2013-12-11Section 27-2005 adm code refit door at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2013-12-11Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and walls throughout in the entire apartment located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2013-09-10Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the 1st radiator from south at west wall, 1st riser from east at south wall in the 5th room from north located at apt 7, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2013-09-10Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the 1st base cabinet from north at east wall in the kitchen located at apt 7, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2013-08-23Section 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 supspended ceiling tiles in the bathroom located at apt 2, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at westNot complied with
2013-08-07Section 27-2005 adm code refit glass door at bath tub in the bathroom located at apt 7, 3rd story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2013-07-15Section 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 consisting of wooden paneling at north, east, south and west walls in the kitchen located at apt 20, 5th story, 2nd apartment from west at northNot complied with
2013-07-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the east wall in the 1st room from north located at apt 8, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2013-07-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the north wall, south wall, 1st window frame from east at south wall in the 3rd room from north located at apt 8, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2013-05-13Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation cornice at front of building, roof levelCertification postponment denied

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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

Good building. Horrible management.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Updated. Only a handful of units. Right next to transit. Working fireplaces. Laundry in units.
Cons:
Management and super are worthless.
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Cheap Rent but Developing World Conditions and Front Door that doesn't lock :/

Former Tenant
Pros:
Perfectly located and the neighborhood is amazing.
Cons:
1. Trash is right next to stairwell and door never closes with many people entering through the trash door to go to their apartments. Because of this rats get into the main corridor. Literally had a baby rat blocking the exit to the main entrance because it got in through the trash door. 2. The Front Door does not lock. Just push it open- its not like Broadway is a highway for pedestrians.... Have had homeless and druggies enter the building and roam the stairs/corridors. 3. Hot water will randomly turn off some days with no notice. The notice you DO get is a piece of paper posted on the main door (that doesnt lock) with a sharpie written note... but it doesn't matter because by then you have taken a cold shower to head out... 4. Rodents are a huge problem 5. Mold and mushrooms... in the bathroom and kitchen... 6. Water damage that takes the company 1 month to fix... and you cant get a hold of anyone. Even the super will not tell you the number for his boss. Very shady. 7. Teenagers smoking weed in the corridor because they know from word of mouth that the front door does lock (clown face emoji) 8. Flies in the summer if you are on the first two floors. 9. Asking the super to do anything means waiting for them to come when they please aka 2 months later it gets done. Overall is is an apartment that had potential but the property owner doesn't care and would rather have you living in 2nd world conditions to be very candid.
Advice to owner:
Stop being a slumlord and actually replace the front door to the building. Manage the mold properly... not just having the super come over and wipe away the mold/fungi/mushrooms for them to grow back two days later.
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Decent Place

Former Tenant
Pros:
Quiet building, very close to the subway. Spacious apartments for what they are.
Cons:
You really had to nudge management to get anything done. Cockroaches were a big problem starting in the spring.
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Mostly Good

Former Tenant
Pros:
Quiet, pretty east place to live.
Cons:
Terribly cockroach situation in the summer. Hard to get property management to come take care of that and other little things, but they usually fixed the problem eventually.
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No Communication or Action from Management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location. No roaches or mice issues.
Cons:
No action or communication from Solar realty mngmt. Really bad service. Leakage from upstairs will never be solved. There is a loud neighbor that always screams on the phone for a long time in the lobby and you can hear everything as if its in your living room. The fridge stops working sporadically in colder months. Of course they won’t care about it. Unit is awkwardly planned when it was built and space is not well used, feels claustrophobic. Desperately needs renovation. No way to put an AC in the bedroom, the window wont allow it. Bathroom is too tiny for a human being!
Advice to owner:
Renovate the place. Fix leaking issue. Kitchen and bathroom need to switch places. Bedroom needs a second window. Change fridge.
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Terrible Management at 448 West 55th Street

Former Tenant
Pros:
Literally no pros
Cons:
Management company is named Solar Management. Building gets insanely hot. My apartment was right above the boiler room, and they never informed of that. The apartment would get to close to 90 degrees. It was miserable. My radiator was acting up, so they came to fix it, and ended up just breaking it altogether... which led to a possibility of a gas leak. I had roaches for 6+ months. They tried to bring pest control out a few times, but the issue was never resolved. I had mice in the apartment for close to 2 months, and that was never resolved either. The smell from the mice led to me having health complications. I informed Solar of the urgency of this, and they pushed me to the wayside and basically said "get over it". Thanks to Mekkehan, Yinet, Manny, and the realtor, Aaron Chesky, for the terrible experience. Solar deserves nobody's business, or more importantly, their rent money. Choose any other management company.
Advice to owner:
Maybe respond to your tenants when they reach out for issues? Be attentive and actually care about the tenants, especially when they are having health issues due to your lack of negligence. Solar is a sorry excuse for a company, and deserves nobody's business.
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Really bad renovation and communication

Former Tenant
Pros:
Layout of apartment was nice, location solid, and neighbors were very considerate.
Cons:
Even at higher floors, street-side apartments have *very* loud noise from daily traffic. Management responsive sometimes, but not consistently in cases of emergency (ie, roof literally leaking, hot water not working repeatedly, oven not being functional for months).
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No complaints here!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Well kept lobby, quiet
Cons:
Super was really slow to respond
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Sketchy AF-lived here for 2 years

Former Tenant
Pros:
High ceilings are gorgeous and and move in condition was good.
Cons:
-The company falsely advertised laundry in unit but said they couldn’t show it bc it was closed for minor repairs. Lived here for 2 years and never had laundry access. - The super is unreliable and low key petty. We couldn’t change our lightbulbs without an industrial ladder and it took literal months to get Manny (the super) to help us. I had to email management bc he wouldn’t even answer his phone. And when he would finally respond after I reached out to management he was openly hostile. He was also super creepy when I got stuck in the elevator and made comments about my body— did not appreciate that at all. Did not feel safe or welcome reaching out to the Super. - Management is sketchy as fuck. I had to threaten to not pay rent to get my lease renewal paperwork (a month late!). I wouldn’t have renewed but it was too expensive to move at the time and some circumstances changed. They didn’t return my deposit for 3 months even though I left the apartment in move in condition. - The apartments are not worth what they charge for them, 3k for a two bedroom without the amenities they promised and an absent (to put it mildly) Super. -The elevator is comically slow. TLDR: do not live here. Management and the Super are sketchy as hell and do not give a damn about their tenants. If you sign a lease here, you’ll think back to this moment and wish you listened to this review.
Advice to owner:
Hire a better super and replace his support staff. Fix the laundry. Lower the rent. Don’t be greedy and rude AF about the deposit and paperwork that you are LEGALLY REQUIRED to provide. And finally, bite me.
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Disgusting and irresponsable

Former Tenant
Pros:
Friendly and helpful neighbors
Cons:
Everything in this building is a con
Advice to owner:
Pay attention to your tenants. We don't need to live in filth
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