Harry Smith

28 Properties

1792 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 90 violations which is 0.05 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
42Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
34Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
10Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
4Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative infromation orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-02-15(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
2022-02-15(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
2021-11-23Section 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
2021-11-23Section 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 4l, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-11-23Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls in the private hallway located at apt 4l, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-11-23Section 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
2021-11-23Section 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
2021-11-23Section 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
2021-11-23Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls in the 1st room from north located at apt 4l, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-04-01(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
2020-06-13Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the east and south walls in the 2nd room from north located at apt 4l, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2020-06-13Section 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-06-13Section 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
2020-06-13Section 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
2020-06-13Section 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
2020-06-13Section 27-2046.1 hmc: post a proper notice of carbon monoxide detecting device requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, in a common area of a class a multiple dwelling near inspection certificate or provide notice to tenants in a private dwelling. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-06-13Section 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
2020-06-13Section 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
2019-08-24Section 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 storyNov sent out
2019-08-24Section 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
2019-08-24Section 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
2019-08-24Section 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
2019-08-24Section 26-1103 admin. code: post and maintain a proper notice on wall of the entrance story in english and spanish on the availability of the agency?s housing information guide. a sample notice can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2019-08-24Section 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
2019-08-24Section 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
2019-08-22Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls in the 2nd bathroom from east at north located at apt 3e, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2018-10-01Section 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
2018-10-01Section 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
2018-10-01Section 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
2017-01-04Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective vinyl floor tiles in the foyer located at apt 19d, 19th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2017-01-04Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling in the 4th room from north at west located at apt 19d, 19th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2017-01-04Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective ceramic tile at west wall in the bathroom located at apt 19d, 19th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2017-01-04Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling in the 3rd room from north located at apt 19d, 19th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2016-12-30Section 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
2015-10-16Section 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
2015-10-16Section 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 at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2015-10-16Section 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
2015-10-16Section 27-2005 adm code & 309 m/d law abate the nuisance consisting of providing water supply to water closet at south bathrom located at apt 4c, 4th story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2015-10-16Section 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
2015-04-09Section 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 lobbyNot complied with
2015-03-07Section 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
2013-08-06Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls at public hall, 11th storyNot 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

Has a responsive super

Former Tenant
Pros:
Clean, bright, new
Cons:
AC units, heat
Advice to owner:
Not much. More security?
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Fine building, great staff

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great staff - super is incredibly responsive, attentive; doormen are super friendly and nice Great layouts for apartments Convenient location (close to subway and bus) Great garvebage/recylcing - super organized Attentive staff who kept lobby and everything clean Laundry on multiple floors Overall great building
Cons:
Sometimes issues with mice
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Very quiet, but remote

Former Tenant
Pros:
Very quiet building. Street noise and noise from the school across the street not bad, unless you are a late sleeper. Respectful neighbors, but not much interaction.
Cons:
Wish the courtyard was spiffed up a bit. Really no complaints.
Advice to owner:
Invest in more electrical outlets.
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Love Penny Lane!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Overall amazing experience living at Penny Lane. The super and doormen are all fantastic. I lived there for 3 years and can honestly say that I never once heard my neighbors. Oddly enough, the garbage/recycling room was one of my favorite features. It was well-organized with designated spots for everyday recycling, clothing recycling, compost, dry cleaning hangers, you name it. There is also a community corner where you could leave items you no longer wanted and take things for free (books, decor, housewares, etc.) The building’s rooftop was also an underutilized perk - it is not particularly visually appealing but always a nice quiet spot for fresh air.
Cons:
In the 3 years that I lived there, I caught 30+ mice in my apartment. The building management was very responsive and attempted to remedy the problem each time I contacted them, but to no avail. (Note that I do not know if this was an issue for any other units in the building, and may have been exacerbated by construction occurring at the building next door.)
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Our roof is the only one that is still tar black

Former Tenant
Pros:
Building seems pretty clean always! Porters are hard workers!
Cons:
Noise from just a normal voice or an Alexa up or down proves there are no carpets and no consideration! Who checks this?? Also!!!!’ Major major problem…. Ours is the only rooftop that is still non-reflective tar Black! Reflective silver should be a health law!!!!!!
Advice to owner:
Silver the roof
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Great building to live in

Former Tenant
Pros:
Efficient and friendly staff
Cons:
Heat is too hot in winter
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