Toba Potosky

74 Properties

5087 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 251 violations which is 0.04 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
60Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
133Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
53Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
5Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative infromation orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-03-02(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
2022-02-23(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
2022-01-01Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the 1st radiator from east at south wall, 1st radiator from south at west wall in the 2nd room from east at south located at apt c15, 3rd story, 4th apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2022-01-01Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the 1st riser from east at south wall, 1st radiator from east at south wall in the 3rd room from east at south located at apt c15, 3rd story, 4th apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2022-01-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the 1st closet from north at east wall door frame, 1st closet from north at east wall door, baseboard at south wall, 1st closet from west at north wall door, 1st closet from west at north wall door frame in the private hallway located at apt c15, 3rd story, 4th apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2022-01-01Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the 1st riser from north at east wall in the 2nd bathroom located at apt c15, 3rd story, 4th apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2022-01-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the baseboard at south wall, baseboard at north wall in the 1st bathroom located at apt c15, 3rd story, 4th apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-12-01Section 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the panels surface with caulking of visible [ mold ] at north,east and south walls around shower stall in the 1st bathroom from east at south located at apt e6, 5th story, 4th apartment from south at west , section ''west''Nov sent out
2021-12-01Section 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the ceramic tiles surface with grouted joints/caulking of visible [ mold ] at north and east walls around bathtub in the 2nd bathroom from north at west located at apt e6, 5th story, 4th apartment from south at west , section ''west''Nov sent out
2021-11-10Section 27-2005 adm code refit lower sash at window in the 3rd room from east at north located at apt e6, 5th story, 3rd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-09-23Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective vinyl floor tiles in the kitchen located at apt 16f, 16th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-05-25Section 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
2021-05-25Section 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 sent out
2021-05-25Section 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl ... in the bathroom located at apt 18n, 18th story, 4th apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-05-07Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and east wall at public hall, 6th storyNov sent out
2021-04-13(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
2021-03-22Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective vynil floor tiles in the 2nd room from north located at apt 16b, 16th story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-02-07Section 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
2021-02-07Section 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
2021-02-07Section 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
2021-02-07Section 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
2021-02-07Section 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
2021-02-07Section 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
2021-02-07Section 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
2019-10-24Section 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.Nov sent out
2019-10-10Section 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
2019-10-10Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing (door stop installed on front entrance door to building) , 1st storyInvalid certification
2019-09-12Section 27-2026 adm code repair the flushing apparatus and maintain same so as to flush effectively the water closet .. in the bathroom located at apt 15e, 15th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 27-2043 adm code provide a lock and key to the entrance door of dwelling unit and, if a cl a multiple dwelling, also missing chain guard in the entrance located at apt 3l, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section at southNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 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
2019-02-28Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling in the 2nd room from east at north located at apt 3l, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section at southNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing safety caps on electrical outlets at all walls at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 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
2019-02-28Section 27-2005 adm code refit closet door in the 3rd room from east at north located at apt 3l, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section at southNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective door lock in the 2nd room from east at north located at apt 3l, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section at southNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 27-2005 adm code refit closet door in the foyer located at apt 3l, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at north , section at southNov sent out
2019-02-28Section 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
2018-12-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceiling in the entire apartment located at apt 4e, 4th storyNot complied with
2018-09-19Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood base board moulding. in the 4th room from north located at apt 8g, 8th story, 4th apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2018-09-19Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood base board moulding. in the private hallway located at apt 8g, 8th story, 4th apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2018-09-19Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood base board moulding. in the 3rd room from north located at apt 8g, 8th story, 4th apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2018-07-19Section 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
2018-05-15Section 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
2018-05-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling in mail room , 1st storyNov sent out
2018-03-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling in the 1st room from north located at apt 6f, 6th story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2017-11-14Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceiling in the entire apartment located at apt 5l, 5th story, 3rd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2017-11-14Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing electrical outlet protective caps on east wall at public hall, 5th storyNot complied with
2017-04-19Section 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 (notice missing) at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2017-04-19Section 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
2016-10-24Section 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.Nov sent out
2016-10-24Section 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.Nov sent out
2016-10-11Section 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
2016-10-11Section 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 at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2016-10-11Section 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 at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2016-10-11Section 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
2016-02-03Section 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
2015-08-10Section 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 lobbyNov sent out
2015-08-05Section 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
2014-09-07Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing wood door in the 1st room from north at east located at apt 8b, 8th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNot complied with
2014-03-06Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 5b, 5th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNot 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

Home Sweet Home

Former Tenant
Pros:
Pretty much everything!
Cons:
Construction on the facade of the building or streets can be quite loud at times
Advice to owner:
Everything below the 4th floor has obstructed views of the Brooklyn Bridge
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Well maintained building, no pest issues.

Former Tenant
Pros:
The staff are exceptionally attentive and I have never had issues with pests in 1.5 years. Laundry in building.
Cons:
I have an obnoxious neighbor, but it is not the fault of the building and seems to be a one-off case. No roof deck; very small outdoor area. Many apartments are very small and don't have full appliances and/or look directly at the wall of neighboring building.
Advice to owner:
Keep up the good work!
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Great place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Terrific location with good doorman and live-in super, roof deck is great amenity
Cons:
Loud on 7th Ave
Advice to owner:
Thanks for the place and responsiveness
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Well Run Co-op

Former Tenant
Pros:
This building is extremely well run and the staff is wonderful. The building and Tudor city is very pretty and whimsical.
Cons:
Roaches are in the drain pipes so have your bathtub drains plugged
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Nice building out of the way

Former Tenant
Pros:
Quiet, close to nice neighborhoods
Cons:
Heat is too hot
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Worst mangement company; noisy neighbors

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great exterior and neat architectural features inside.
Cons:
The management company is horrendous and won't assist with resolving any issues. This is problematic since walls are thin and neighbors are noisy (many parents crammed into a studio with a kid, or otherwise noisy younger couples).
Advice to owner:
Find more courteous/respectful tenants for the building.
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Great experience

Former Tenant
Pros:
Incredible staff. Responsive and friendly. Super is attentive and knows all the tenants.
Cons:
Could sometimes hear neighbor noise from unit above
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Great doormen and thick walls

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice lobby doormen etc
Cons:
A few mice over the years
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Old building but decently maintained

Former Tenant
Pros:
Heating works well.
Cons:
They take their time to maintain things.
Advice to owner:
Be quicker to do repairs.
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its okay

Former Tenant
Pros:
great views, great doorman
Cons:
water fluid small
Advice to owner:
have a better refridgerator
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Pretty corner in the heart of Fort Greene

Former Tenant
Pros:
Spacious apartments with original steel casement windows
Cons:
Old pipes occasionally give brown water and leaks that trickle through apartments from higher floors to the lower ones.
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Affordable Full Service Building

Former Tenant
Pros:
The building is over 100 years old. Solid plaster walls so sound doesn’t travel. Doorman are attentive to residents 24 hrs a day. Rents are fair for the area and building.
Cons:
Management can be hard to get a hold of at times. They are sometimes slow to attend to requests if not urgent. Due to the building’s age, there tends to be a lot of emergency fixes. Heat isn’t super powerful in the winter.
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Great building to rent

Former Tenant
Pros:
Professional and friendly doormen Lots of laundry machines Clean Great garbage management
Cons:
Not much, I saw a roach in the lobby once 🤷‍♂️
Advice to owner:
None
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Great staff, building is old and that comes with some challenges

Former Tenant
Pros:
Staff is phenomenal, everyone is hardworking and caring and glad to know them. Larger prewar units a plus but each unit is owned separately.
Cons:
Boiler is constantly on the fritz, meaning heat and hot water frequently go out. Communication could be better about this, usually no warning or time frame on repairs
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All Bad vibes

Former Tenant
Pros:
Old Neighbors like village vibe
Cons:
The noise, everything is cheap, walls and floors are from paper, dirty. Thank
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Affordable city housing

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice neighborhood with dedicated drive way and parks, no through traffic. Close to Grand Central.
Cons:
Old building, some units has old flimsy windows. Some buildings rules are obsolete. Some maintenance staff is very rude and show their attitude when you try to make any request regarding your unit maintenance or building amenities.
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Nice area, nice building.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Well maintained.Nice neighbors.
Cons:
None so far.
Advice to owner:
None to give.
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Good place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location, cool aesthetic
Cons:
Older property, some amenities old, management applies frustrating fees to many things, some pests
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Nice Location BUT…

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is great
Cons:
Don’t fix things even for owners in the building
Advice to owner:
Stop charging money to fix things that should be fixed for free
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Great building, but an old one

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great staff, apartments are big and halls are kept clean
Cons:
Sometimes there are bugs. But they have the exterminator come every month.
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Nice roof deck

Former Tenant
Pros:
The roof was nice
Cons:
Not many sitting areas
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Really great location

Former Tenant
Pros:
Community, location, views
Cons:
Laundry in basement
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Tudor Roach City

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great laundry room, laundry and lobby. Has a store inside the building.
Cons:
Roaches everywhere. In the lobby and hallways. I see them alive and dead and they are huge. My apartment was over run, had to move out
Advice to owner:
Control the roaches
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Not good Management

Former Tenant
Pros:
The price. Close to my office.
Cons:
I moved in the end of last year. First of all, there are lots of outdated rules. I don’t like their move-in restrictions. There are move in and move out fee they collect with money order. Who use money order these days. Can’t move in ANY furniture in certain time and weekend. Not even a box. Second, the doorman is not flexible at all. (Not all of them. Some guys are very kind and nice) Some guys are very rude. Plus the package room is closed a lot of time even if in the operation hours. If you order lots from Amazon, this problem bothers you. Lastly, the building is old. Thin walls, water quality, frequent water/laundry-room fix. I use Brita to filter water, and sometimes I taste strange.. I haven’t had this problem with other NYC buildings. Probably old pipes. There were days that they stopped water and fix something for almost whole day(9-6). I’ve been here only few months and had the fix at least 3 times. Yes this is a co-op and old building, and also the price dropped. But if I knew those from first, I wouldn’t have moved in.
Advice to owner:
Need to work on the issues above.
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Roach Problem

Former Tenant
Pros:
Elevators are quick and neighborhood is really quiet for NYC
Cons:
Horrible american cockroach problem that needs to be fixed
Advice to owner:
Investigate roach problem
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Well Managed Building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Friendly tenants and responsive management.
Cons:
Some noise from the building across the street sometimes.
Advice to owner:
Contact building management from across the street to address occasional noise.
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Small quiet building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Responsive landlord Great location
Cons:
Wish they had a common storage area
Advice to owner:
Allow tenants to have cats
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