Steve Croman

102 Properties

1764 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 403 violations which is 0.22 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
84Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
200Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
117Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
2Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative infromation orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-01-22Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at east wall in the 2nd room from north located at apt 21, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-10-25Section 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 studs and sheetrock installed to lower ceiling from 11 ft. to 8 ft. in the bathroom located at apt 2d, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at west , 1st section from east at southNov sent out
2021-10-18Section 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 consisting of illegal partition creating 1 bedroom and 1 living room located at apt 1c lower level, 1st story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-09-27Section 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 staircase erected leading to roof in the 2nd room from east at south located at apt 5a, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-09-27Section 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 deck erected at roofNov sent out
2021-09-21Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling and west wall in the kitchen located at apt 10, 3rd story, 1st apartment from south at westInvalid certification
2021-09-19Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing eschutchen plate at riser pipe ceiling in the 2nd room from north located at apt 18, 5th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-09-05Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the 3rd room from north at west located at apt 2d, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at west , section ''south''Nov certified late
2021-09-05Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling in the 2nd room from north located at apt 2d, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at west , section ''south''Nov certified late
2021-09-05Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling in the 2nd room from north located at apt 2d, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at west , section ''south''Nov certified late
2021-09-05Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at south wall in the 3rd room from north at east located at apt 2d, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at west , section ''south''Nov certified late
2021-09-05Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling, south and west walls in the 3rd room from north at west located at apt 2d, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at west , section ''south''Nov certified late
2021-09-05Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective fire retardent material at west and south walls at public hall, 3rd storyNov certified late
2021-08-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the 22nd room from north, the 21st bathroom from north, the 11th room from north, the 11th private hallway from north located at apt 1f, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northInvalid certification
2021-07-16Section 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 wood deck erected at south roofNov sent out
2021-07-16Section 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 wood fence erected at north roofNov sent out
2021-06-26Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood floor in the private hallway located at apt 5a, 5th story, 1st apartment from west at northInvalid certification
2021-05-24Section 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 10, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at southNot complied with
2021-05-24Section 27-2026 adm code replace the broken or defective porcelian enamal glaze at bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 3b, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2021-05-24Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls in the kitchen located at apt 10, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at southNot complied with
2021-03-30Section 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 sheetrock ceiling installed lowering original height in the bathroom located at apt 3d, 3rd story, 1st apartment from south at west , 1st section from east at southNov sent out
2021-03-19Section 27-2005 adm code refit the door in the entrance located at apt 10, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at southNot complied with
2021-03-18Section 27-2005 adm code refit door at entrance at bulkheadNot complied with
2021-03-18Section 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the floors, stairs and public halls at all storiesNov certified late
2021-03-18Section 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint at all stories at building rear at fire escapeNov certified late
2021-03-18Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at west wall at bulkheadNov sent out
2021-03-15Section 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl ... in the bathroom located at apt 1a, 1st story, 1st apartment from south at westNov certified late
2021-02-18Section 27-2005 adm code refit 'door in the entrance located at apt f2, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at southCertification postponment denied
2021-02-18Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling in the 1st bathroom from north located at apt f2, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at southCertification postponment denied
2021-02-18Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling in the 2nd room from north located at apt f2, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at southCertification postponment denied
2020-11-11Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective wall cabinet in the kitchen located at apt 4, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov certified late
2020-11-11Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls in the kitchen located at apt 4, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov certified late
2020-11-10Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department - the east wall at cellarNov sent out
2020-10-09Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective bell and return buzzer system in the entire apartment located at apt 2fw, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2020-10-06Section 27-2064 adm code provide in accordance with the rules and regulations of this department a waterproof floor and base for the water closet - east 1 community bathroom at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2020-10-06Section 27-2065 adm code provide ventilation for water closet compartment and/or bathroom and file application for approval before doing work east 2 community bathroom at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2020-10-06Section 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 erected at north side of public hall, 3rd storyNov sent out
2020-10-06Section 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 with door erected at south side of public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2020-10-06Section 27-2065 adm code provide ventilation for water closet compartment and/or bathroom and file application for approval before doing work - east 1 community bathroom at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2020-10-06Section 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 with door erected at north side of public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2020-10-06Section 27-2064 adm code provide in accordance with the rules and regulations of this department a waterproof floor and base for the water closet - east 2 community bathroom at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2020-08-23Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective light fixture at celing in the 1st room from north located at apt 4r, 4th story, 1st apartment from west at northFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2020-08-16Section 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl ... in the bathroom located at apt 1re, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northNov certified late
2020-08-16Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective caulking around water closet in the bathroom located at apt 1re, 1st story, 2nd apartment from west at northNov certified late
2020-07-10Section 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl ... in the bathroom located at apt 1re, 1st story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov certified late
2020-07-08Section 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 deck and 2 bulkheads erected at front roofNov sent out
2020-06-21Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation steam riser at east wall in the bathroom located at apt 3r, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNot complied with
2020-06-20Section 27-2005 adm code refit door in the entrance located at apt 3r, 3rd story, 1st apartment from east at southNot complied with
2020-06-20Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation steam riser at south in the kitchen located at apt 3r, 3rd story, 1st apartment from east at southNot complied with
2020-02-26Section 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 partition wall erected from floor to ceiling covering entrance door to apartment located at east at public hall, 4th storyNov sent out
2020-02-26Section 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint all stories,balconies and componets at building rear fire escapeNov sent out
2020-02-14Section 27-2011 adm code cleanse to the satisfaction of this department the mold at ceramic tiles at south wall in the bathroom located at apt 3b, 4th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2020-02-04Section 27-2026 adm code repair the leaky and/or defective faucets at bathtub in the 1st bathroom from north located at apt 3b, 4th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2020-02-03Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective ceramic wall tiles at south wall in the bathroom located at apt 3b, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2020-01-25Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation steam riser pipe at north in the 1st bathroom from north located at apt 3b, 4th story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2020-01-23Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceiling in the entire apartment located at apt 7, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov certified late
2020-01-08Section 27-2026 adm code replace the broken or defective porcelain enamel glaze finish at bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 1r, 1st story, 1st apartment from west at northNov certified late
2019-11-27Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department aii walls in the 2nd room from north located at apt 1a, 1st story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2019-07-10Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation all radiators in the entire apartment located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2019-01-11Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective ceramic tiles at east, north and west wall in the bathroom located at apt 4c, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2018-11-16Section 27-2005 hmc:trace and repair the source and abate the nuisance consisting of mold ... at ceiling in the 1st room from north located at apt 6d, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2018-11-16Section 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 6d, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov certified late
2018-10-05Section 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 6d, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov certified late
2018-10-03Section 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 throughout meter room at basementNot complied with
2018-09-06Section 27-2005 adm code properly secure the loose newell post at public hall stairs, 1st storyNov certified late
2018-07-17Section 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 deck erected at rear roofNov sent out
2018-07-16Section 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 certified late
2018-01-26Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation riser at north wall in the kitchen located at apt b1, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2018-01-26Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department wood window frame in the kitchen located at apt b1, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2018-01-24Section 27-2005 adm code refit the lower sash of the north wall windows in the 2nd room from east located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2018-01-24Section 27-2005 adm code refit the lower sashes of both windows on the north wall in the 1st room from east located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2017-09-07Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective bell/buzzer/intercom system at west wall in the 4th room from north located at apt 4b, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov certified late
2017-02-06Section 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 floorto ceiling creating additional room in the 2nd room from north located at apt 2d, 4th story, apartment at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2016-11-28Section 27-2005 adm code refit the closet door in the private hallway located at apt 4, 3rd story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2016-08-23Section 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 ceiling pierced spiral stair case installed leading to roof in the foyer located at apt 5, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2016-07-28Section 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 fence erected subdividing rear yard into 2 sectionsNot complied with
2016-07-20Section 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 skylight erected at north section at roofNot complied with
2016-02-29Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color ceiling throughout in the entire apartment located at apt gfe, 1st story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2015-03-12Section 27-2005 adm code properly secure the loose ceramic floor tiles in the 2nd bathroom from east at center located at apt 1c, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southNov certified late
2014-04-25Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color ceiling in the kitchen located at apt gfle, 1st story, 1st apartment from north at eastViolation will be reinspected
2013-09-17Section 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 a 10ft x 10ft wood deck surrounded by a 4ft high wood fence erected on roof.Not complied with
2013-08-22Section 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 structure erected creating a room (approx. 10 by 16) on roof terrace south sectionNov sent out
2013-05-28Section 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 deck platforms at roofNov sent out
2013-02-19Section 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 -installed north & south room doors to made individual room in railroad apartment(no window) in the 2nd room from north located at apt 9, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out

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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

Very Cheap Landlord

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is amazing
Cons:
Cold water all the time, heat is often off, ceiling fell down in the lobby
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Ok first apartment

Former Tenant
Pros:
I had my own bathroom
Cons:
You could hear what the neighbors were doing
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Fun Apartment in EV, and all that comes with it

Former Tenant
Pros:
I loved the location, the exposed brick, and the newer appliances and nice shower.
Cons:
However, get used to all your packages being stolen and the homeless people on the block. It's a blast Friday-Sunday but during the week it can wear on you. Great apartment for your early 20s, but some cons.
Advice to owner:
Please install a video camera in the building!!! So many stolen packages.
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A Must Read

Former Tenant
Pros:
Very pretty interior, renovated, good lighting.
Cons:
SO MANY MICE!! Management did little to help the EXTREME rodent problem for about 3 months, then I paid for an exterminator myself. Packages are constantly stolen with nothing being done by management.
Advice to owner:
Fix the rodent issue.
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Live in the East Village, they said. It’ll be fun, they said.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice and responsive super. Good location. Modern touches. New cleaning guy is doing a great job.
Cons:
Packages CONSTANTLY stolen. Building manager impossible to get a response from (although she does like to complain about tenants in blasts via the rent portal) Neighbors noisy and inconsiderate to others who aren’t students. Homeless like to camp in doorway of building. Garbage disposal area slightly terrifying.
Advice to owner:
Get a building manager who will actually do their job. Figure out a more secure system for mail. Fix up the garbage pit.
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Poorly managed, mold in building

Former Tenant
Pros:
location is good
Cons:
Mold in building. Management would enter without notice. No pest control. Slow to repair if they ever do.
Advice to owner:
Maintain your building appropriately.
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Nice Walk Up

Former Tenant
Pros:
The design of the entry and staircase is nicer than a lot of walk ups, The location is prime, Located on a quiet block with good shops and places to eat, Super is very helpful and responsive.
Cons:
Virtual doorman goes down quite a bit, Stairs are extremely steep and dangerous because they are marble. They mop them daily but leave them very wet and slippery as there’s no traction pads on the stairs, It’s miserable going up or down with a suitcase/packages but that’s any walk up, There’s always rats out front of the building at night but again it’s nyc..
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Mediocre but functional

Former Tenant
Pros:
- location - wine cooler - new-ish appliances - in-unit washer and dryer - incredibly tiny space
Cons:
- water takes over 5-10 min to heat up each time - heat is off for over half the day during winter - floor is old and gross
Advice to owner:
Fix the hot water and heat
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Criminal owner who does not care

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cheap rent and genuinely forgot to charge rent for several months
Cons:
The owner is/was in prison for criminal harassment of residents in portfolio, including having his agents impersonate NYPD.
Advice to owner:
Stop harassing your residents Mr Croman.
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Great & clean apartment, clean. Unresponsive managemnt.

Former Tenant
Pros:
No pests or bugs. Very clean. Honestly I loved living here and would do so again. Super was great when there was a potential emergency for the building—in our case when the water boiler started dripping water.
Cons:
Super was horrible for non-emergency things. Basically, if it's not an emergency, don't expect them to come. Got locked out of the apartment for the first two days of the lease, heat didn't work for first three days of the lease, ceiling fan never got fixed, etc. Also owner did not let us sublet for the last few months of our lease because he wanted to force us to give up our security deposit and pay one extra month of rent in order to end the lease 3 months early.
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive lol.
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Friendly and clean but needs some repairs

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location and every week they are there cleaning the hallways and stairs. Brandon is super great and always friendly
Cons:
Raised rent a ton and the curling leaked in our apartment and took months to fix
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I’ll miss this place

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great experience here. Neighbors are friendly, packages rarely get stolen, a porter comes by every weekday to keep the place clean. The super, Jonathan, is awesome!
Cons:
Centennial is money hungry and NYC Management was sometimes unresponsive
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Great location, less than great neighbours

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, edge of West Village.
Cons:
- Neighbours are loud, walls are thin. You can hear your neighbours talking in their living room from yours. - Weed smell comes through the walls, especially from the bottom, if the floor under you smokes. This happened a lot. - The backyard has all the trash bins, but it appears that the rats have eaten holes into the bins. The lids have multiple holes. More than once I’ve faced a big rat in a tiny space relegated to trash, it’s unnerving.
Advice to owner:
The apartment should have smoking banned. It’s a very old place and apartments are not airtight, it’s very easy to be bothered by the smell from floor below.
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Good apartment but horrible management

Former Tenant
Pros:
- apartment nicely renovated - washer/dryer in unit - convenient location - safe neighborhood - very quiet (can't hear cars, street noise, etc)
Cons:
- rat and cockroaches infestation - heat/hot water often not working in the winter - management unresponsive - cooking gas was not working for 10 months, landlord did NOT tell us when we signed the lease. We found out once the lease was signed and when we contacted the gas company to set up an account - rent increased by 14% in 2 years
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive and take tenants seriously when they submit a request/complaint
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RATS, RATS, RATS, LACK OF SECURITY

Former Tenant
Pros:
It has an elevator
Cons:
Rats, rats and lousy management who doesn’t respond adequately or timely, the guy and woman who are supposed to be managing it are zeros. And bogus security cameras, everyone knows they are fake so we have huge package thefts
Advice to owner:
Get rid of current management company, invest money on pest control and security cameras, fix lobbies, DO SOMETHING
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STAY OUT of here!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, location and not living in this place
Cons:
Everything about this building was wrong. The boiler from the hot water stopped working at least once every three months. The super Tony is a thief. Packages get stolen all the time. No one answer the emails. Space is small and dark. Just terrible
Advice to owner:
All three supers they had while I was living there were unresponsive
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RUN FOR YOUR LIFE

Former Tenant
Pros:
location location location
Cons:
When i moved in the this semi-lux (has appliances and is newly renovated) with a covid lease in dec 2020 i thought id hit the jackpot. wrong. I didnt have heat, in Dec. they provided space heaters- and that has been the case since. NO HEAT. But thats not even the worst part- not even close. Obviously my coned bill was insane- maybe $300-$700 for a 450 sq ft apt- it took them over 6 months to work out any concession with me. This company will SCREW YOU- look them up, Centennial. It gets worse. Weve lost water and power several times, no f's given by management. In August the gas was shut off. We havent had stoves/ovens since. Yesterday they finally finished the putting in new electric stoves which they had to put HUGE holes all over the walls to wire. I cant even imagine what utilities are going to cost now. The super is fantastic but he works for a company that doesnt give him the ability to do much. Oh and there has been no recourse on rent for MONTHS without the ability to cook. Nothing. because they 'dropped off hot plates'. I love this area but this building will push you to your breaking point. ALSO the neighbors steal all your packages. ive been in NY 15 years and ive seen a lot of shitty buildings this one is the worst of the worst- just comes in pretty packaging. DONT BE FOOLED. Last, they raised rent 91% this year and ive been here 2 years.
Advice to owner:
Literally fix anything!! and offer a concession for the rent you completely fucked us on for having no way to make hot food.
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Hells kitchen apartment

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice renovated space
Cons:
Had some water issues when i lived there and pests.
Advice to owner:
Property owners were not accommodating during covid
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Ya Ever Get Ghosted By Your Property Management Company?

Former Tenant
Pros:
The building is an excellent location, with so much natural light. Most of the time it’s a safe neighborhood, and rarely do packages get stolen. Around the corner from a library, walkable to a Target and grocery store.
Cons:
The property management company. They’re unresponsive, ignore tenant needs, and do not fix things on time. There are several fines and court orders against the building because of their mismanagement of the garbage.
Advice to owner:
Be responsive to your renters. Come fix things, make sure the appliances are maintained, and take care of the waste.
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Maintenance takes forever

Former Tenant
Pros:
in-unit washer dryer not super old right next to the 103rd St ACBD station right next to central park deli on the corner makes great sandwiches
Cons:
rooms a bit small and one room barely gets sunlight a ton of maintenance issues when first moving in that took forever to get fixed (washer dryer barely working and shaking violently, still don't have a doorknob on one of the doors, lights don't work, took 6 months to get the wine fridge we were promised, leaks) wifi box only works plugged into the room at the end because someone previously cut the wires and no one wants to come fix it (makes wifi to the other end of the apartment bad) our first super was nice but didn't know how to do anything and they pretty much overworked him second super is really knowledgable but again overworked so takes forever to get to things apartment was a mess when moving in radiator in one room didn't work at all throughout the winter some outlets always tripped for some reason packages keep getting delivered to an address that isn't here all the apartments on this block owned by the management company used to have the same code to get in the buildings and there was a burglary in one keypad to get in didn't work for a while and they never gave us a building key water would go out often for maintenance
Advice to owner:
please hire more supers if your apartments are going to have so many problems
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Regarding the Historic St. Marie

Former Tenant
Pros:
I've lived in this building for 45 yrs. It's an historic building in a NYC historic district block. The apartments that have not been shoddily redone are not nice. The apartments that are still rent regulated are large and historically beautiful.
Cons:
The owner is the notorious criminal, Steven Croman. He with holds heat and hot water continuously every year. We have mice and a bad sewage smell immitting from the basement that floods often. They also store garbage in the basement that causes rodent infestations. Bird nest infestation causes bird excrement all over our windowsills, front steps/stoop and the fire escape. The public halls are often never cleaned. Best advice ..DO NOT RENT FROM CENTENNIAL PROPERTIES THAT IS OWNED BY STEVEN CROMAN !! LOOK HIM UP ! HE IS A HORROR!!
Advice to owner:
Go back to jail for the bank fraud you committed and STOP harassing your tenants !!
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Great Apartment, Terrible Property Management

Former Tenant
Pros:
- Good layout, spacious - In unit Washer & Dryer - Dishwasher - Convenient location
Cons:
- Poor property management (ie. The building had issues with heat for two months in the winter, issues with hot water, rodent issues - management was not proactive or helpful in responding)
Advice to owner:
Be accommodating to your tenants, speak to them with respect and be proactive in fixing issues.
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Next to park

Former Tenant
Pros:
Next to park
Cons:
Crime Roof leaks Pay for heat Rats Roaches Neglectful landlord
Advice to owner:
Pay attention!!!
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Great area, horrible building management company - do not rent form centennial

Former Tenant
Pros:
The high ceilings, the crown molding, the exposed brick, washer dryer in unit and small outdoor space
Cons:
Old building, the radiators aren't big enough to heat the entire apartment - space heaters required in the winter months, rats in the garbage area, mice seen in the hallways/apartment, some apartments have new appliances but others don't - old appliances break down constantly and the building management group will not replace
Advice to owner:
Be less of a slum lord
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Definition of Ambivalent

Former Tenant
Pros:
Superintendent is responsive and cares about his job. Porters clean common areas regularly
Cons:
Management office slow to respond. Implemented package room without telling anybody. My unit was barely turned when I moved in (not cleaned, prior tenant’s belongings were still there). Expensive for what you get, even by nyc standards
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Little Italy

Former Tenant
Pros:
Extremely responsive super Updated appliances
Cons:
No ventilation in shower Light bulbs were out when we moved in and we had to pay to replace them Noise from restaurant below
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Great Early NYC Apt

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, balcony, and washer/dryer in unit
Cons:
A couple mice encounters, noisy
Advice to owner:
Garbage outside needed to be tended to more
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Nice Expensive Apt, Sketchy Rental Corp

Former Tenant
Pros:
Upgraded apt with in unit w/d, new windows, considerate neighbors
Cons:
Pre-war heating, after difficulties while attempting to renew with mgmt I read some articles online about the owner of the company defrauding tenants
Advice to owner:
be nicer to people during pandemics
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2.5 years here

Former Tenant
Pros:
Extremely clean building, friendly staff. Very responsive to maintenance requests. Lived here for 2.5 years and have loved it.
Cons:
The trash area is pretty nasty despite the buildings best efforts to keep it clean. No one wants to go down the nasty stairs. Packages are constantly getting stolen. There is now a package room but the delivery people barely use it.
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Fine but overpriced

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location but too expensive
Cons:
It can get noisy if facing 28th
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Not the worst, I guess

Former Tenant
Pros:
-elevator sometimes works -quiet area -great heating -spacious
Cons:
-things break constantly, such as the elevator and the water heater, and the super is entirely unresponsive
Advice to owner:
Listen to your tenants and fix the problems
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Not bad

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location and apartment
Cons:
Rats in garbage and street can get dirty
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Tiny but updated

Former Tenant
Pros:
Modern finishes, responsive live in super, no laundry in building but next door building is owned by same mgmt and they give you a key to use next door
Cons:
Units are super tiny, doors in apartments have frosted glass which limits privacy and darkness, had in unit mouse issue, consistent issue with broken pipe under sink
Advice to owner:
Invest in quality fixes instead of quick fixes that will break again
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343 Apartment Review

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, great outdoor space, and spacious rooms
Cons:
The narrowness of the apartment, supers take long to fix problems
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Classic EV Apartment

Former Tenant
Pros:
Well maintained and clean.
Cons:
Narrow stairs and only key access to front door
Advice to owner:
I would recommend this building
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A decent place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Super close to the A/C line. Up to date appliances. Management got better towards the end
Cons:
Our first super was horrible. The apartment on the 5th floor had a flooding issue. Unreliable boiler. Sketchy area at night
Advice to owner:
Get competent supers
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a year here

Former Tenant
Pros:
great location, nice neighbors
Cons:
overpriced while neighbors payed much less, super kind of rude, management changed a lot
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Scamagent

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location building is refurbished nicely
Cons:
Heat was broken for months and they lied and said they fixed when they didn’t, wasn’t until I boycotted paying rent that they came to fix that and everything else in my apartment that was broken. Hot water and water pressure constantly off, also terrible response times from them. Roaches were a problem easily, exterminator came once a month but not at consistent times so we missed him often. Dead mice left in the lobby, heard my neighbors screaming about mice and rats in their apartment but never had a problem myself. Also neighborhood on north side of the building complained about noise from the bar below us every night, but I never personally had this issue as I wasn’t directly above it. Never received security back from them either but at this point I’m just happy to be out of there.
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Best neighborhood, Old building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Incredible neighborhood Private outdoor spaces (roof, patios) High ceilings
Cons:
Old building means: - bad heat - AC units - a decent amount of pests with little done about it
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive to building issues/more proactive
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Building is ok, unhappy with management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good light from south facing windows Trash is not right by the front door
Cons:
Dead roaches when we moved in, saw at least one live roach Couldn't reach the super and management was slow in fixing the window leak Multiple plumbing problems in bathroom, sink was backed up and unusable
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive
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Would not recommend

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location and access to transportation
Cons:
management leaves a lot to be desired. Heat out often. No gas in building for several months
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive to service requests. Fix the boiler.
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Overpriced 3 Bdrm

Former Tenant
Pros:
In unit washer dryer, dishwasher
Cons:
Tiny kitchen, very loud neighbors
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So much potential wasted…

Former Tenant
Pros:
- washer & dryer - dishwasher - wine cooler - location
Cons:
- super’s attitude toward tenants - management - loud, rude neighbors
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Decent Apartment Experience

Former Tenant
Pros:
Live-in super, no bugs, well-maintained units, intercom access, package room.
Cons:
We had a huge water leak in the ceiling of the building that management took a while to fix the resulting damage. Property management is very slow to respond. Occasional package theft issues despite the existence of a package room.
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive to tenant issues and complaints related to package theft and maintenance requests.
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Bad management + rats + roaches + garbage + noise

Former Tenant
Pros:
decent looking building. washer/dryer and dishwasher.
Cons:
thin thin thin walls - can hear everything. roaches and rats. Big and small roaches. Rats galore in the backyard and sometimes they venture inside. They are all over in the basement. Mice in some units too. management is non responsive and generally just downright crook. They will never fix anything. Management will also try to raise your rent an unreasonable amount upon lease expiration. We are talking $1100 additional on a glorified studio apartment.
Advice to owner:
sell to a real landlord.
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Cute and Clean

Former Tenant
Pros:
Modern finishes, cute spot for roomies
Cons:
Our walls leaked once, with water streaming down inside the living room. Management came and fixed it though
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Great building with some caveats

Former Tenant
Pros:
Super is one of the best you’ll find. Great location for getting around the city, but 14th st (and the courtyard in back) can get very busy. Very active building on the weekends.
Cons:
Management company is unresponsive and fights on everything. Lobby and staircase/trash area always smells gross.
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Roaches roaches roaches

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cute apartment with decent renovations
Cons:
I had a horrible roach issue when I lived here
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Good but small

Former Tenant
Pros:
Peaceful street, well maintained
Cons:
Package thief daily
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newbies

Former Tenant
Pros:
close to many delis, stores, restaurants
Cons:
walk up, small bedrooms, not many washers and dryers available/ in use
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Unresponsive Management; Issues with Heat and Hot Water

Former Tenant
Pros:
Laundry In-Unit, great location
Cons:
Market rate apartments with unresponsive and unhelpful management. Slow to repair heating, went without heat for week intervals multiple times in the winter (2021-2022). Took two months to have dishwasher repaired.
Advice to owner:
Keep tenants updated on repairs, be more communicative when tenants have repairs that are needed.
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336 E 18th

Former Tenant
Pros:
Beautiful street, nice furnishings
Cons:
Floods, owners/ super do not respond well
Advice to owner:
Fix the roof that makes it flood every major rain storm
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Review for 410

Former Tenant
Pros:
The super for the building is very responsive and helpful
Cons:
The landlord made an over 50% rent increase to our apartment. Many maintain issues
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Property Companies, amirite

Former Tenant
Pros:
Garbage was always handled, exterminators came around monthly
Cons:
Dealing with a large company is hard, they raised our rent 25% after the first year, and there is someone who steals packages that the landlord hasn't helped
Advice to owner:
Deal with the package thief!
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Don’t Live Here

Former Tenant
Pros:
Relatively quiet block until recently. Nice neighbors.
Cons:
Pest issue. Owner turns off heat in the winter. Unresponsive. Owner by a convicted criminal. Multiple instances of homeless breaking into and management did nothing to secure the building.
Advice to owner:
Stop being a criminal.
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Experience

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice neighbors, for the most part quiet street, close to absolutely everything.
Cons:
Building management absolutely sucks. The super is nice but management is terrible. To get one thing fixed takes weeks, they like to do things on their time and dime. Will find the cheapest option to fix things. They do not care about you.
Advice to owner:
Find better people in management. They treat tenants very poorly.
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Great building always being cleaned and taken care of

Former Tenant
Pros:
Super is great
Cons:
Upstairs neighbors are horrible and can hear everything
Advice to owner:
None
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Nice features, prices, so-so neighbors

Former Tenant
Pros:
My unit was fully renovated and has nice features and amenities, which were great. They keep the hallways pretty clean and the garbage/recycling area has improved from when I first moved in. The super and management aren't always very responsive but with some nagging they'll get things done.
Cons:
Not all the building units have been renovated and some seem to be long term rent control units with lifelong residents who can be...quirky. Some younger, partying types seemed to have moved in and can be loud as well. The heat is overwhelming sometimes and the hot water can be scalding hot. The finishes are nice but the quality isn't always top notch. Feels like it was rushed to look good to fill units but not long term.
Advice to owner:
Pay attention to residents requests to keep the building in good condition.
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Average standard of living

Former Tenant
Pros:
Beautiful architecture and a quiet building for the most part
Cons:
Packages get stolen, there is not always heat or hot water, the owner/super is a bit unresponsive
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would not recommend

Former Tenant
Pros:
new appliances including dishwasher and washer dryer.
Cons:
supers keep changing, garbage bins overflow and the trash area is smelly sometimes, i once saw a condom in the window in the stairwell that stayed there for months.
Advice to owner:
please do better.
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Worst property managers ever

Former Tenant
Pros:
Super is responsive, location is amazing
Cons:
Don't expect your property manager to care whether you live or die. It's like pulling teeth to have them make repairs to actually make your apartment livable. They have no problem not fixing things like heat, hot water, mold, water damage, flood damage or any of the appliances. The super is nice and helpful but the management company will actually go out of their way to not fix anything.
Advice to owner:
You should pick a new career if having a shred of human decency is too much to ask for you. Do your job.
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Apts Nice - Management Horrible

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice amenities and location. No trash stored in building. Street is mostly quiet.
Cons:
Management is simply horrible. Super often does not know what to do, though is nice. You will overpay for what you get. Mail was stolen several times.
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Not the worst rental option in Manhattan

Former Tenant
Pros:
The apartment itself was lovely, with really nice finishes. The super was great and responsive. The building was clean and pretty well maintained, by NYC standards.
Cons:
When we moved in there were some issues with mold in one of the closets, which were addressed. Other repairs went unaddressed for almost a year, which was very frustrating. It seems management changed during our 2 year lease because after a year of being completely unreasonable, rude, and unresponsive, they were replaced by seemingly competent people (who were at least less rude). May be a one-off experience though, as I’ve heard some pretty bad things about the company from others who have rented in the past.
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It's like fine but do better

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location to the L and Trader Joe's
Cons:
Packages get stolen, then never respond to maintance requests. They installed a package room and hoard packages in there and won't give anyone access
Advice to owner:
Literally do better
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Move here if you want your packages stolen

Former Tenant
Pros:
Close to Trader Joe’s and train
Cons:
*DID NOT RETURN MY SECURITY DEPOSIT AS THE CHECK BOUNCED* Landlord is useless, doesn’t respond. You can be left for weeks/months with something broken in your apartment Packages constantly stolen. You can’t leave anything in the lobby for as little as an hour They increased rent by 40% after covid
Advice to owner:
Stop being tramps
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Sublet here for 8 months

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good water pressure, good location.
Cons:
Roaches in the summer, mice. This was in 2018-2019 so I’m not sure what the situation is now.
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Good building, Horrible Management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Clean, renovated building New appliances Laundry in Unit
Cons:
Management slow to respond Building flooded and left without working fire alarm for months In 11 months there have been two floods, one from rain, one from laundry exploding on upper floor Building is being sold
Advice to owner:
Respond to your tenants, especially when you're in violation of the lease
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Previous tenant

Former Tenant
Pros:
The apartment I had was cute and affordable just because of vivid though, they immediately hiked it 1k at renewal
Cons:
Packages stolen regularly Property management is trash Heat didn’t start until December and it was on like once a week
Advice to owner:
Customer service
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434 W 52nd st

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice building and updated building without a doorman.
Cons:
Halfway house across the street which is not managed well by their management.
Advice to owner:
Invest in tenants with families. It’s unfortunate that families are forced out for more profit.
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Always an excuse

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, neighborhood is fantastic
Cons:
Raised our rent 40% after a year, front door locks broken constantly, leaks in the building, super doesn’t respond to anything
Advice to owner:
Find some employees who will actually do their jobs
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No Heat in Building

Former Tenant
Pros:
The super, Jelo, is a great guy.
Cons:
This building is regularly below the legal limit for temperatures in NYC. The tenants of this building have had to sue the Owner the get adequate heat in the building. As of December 2021, the heat remains below legal levels.
Advice to owner:
Heat the building adequately and people will stop suing you.
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Terrible Land Lords/ Beautiful Buildings

Former Tenant
Pros:
Apartment is updated and nice.
Cons:
Landlord is entirely unresponsive and is in open violation of my lease agreement.
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Good maintenance team

Former Tenant
Pros:
They clean everyday and the garbage is always taken care of. Maintenance crew is really nice and responsive.
Cons:
There are weird old building problems like, sink doesn't drain, heat pipes are noisy, and occasional pests even though exterminator comes through twice a month.
Advice to owner:
Be willing to negotiate better discounts with good tenants.
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Avoid this building

Former Tenant
Pros:
The Affordable place to live
Cons:
Infested with roaches, unresponsive management, and constant issues with hot water not working properly.
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive to tenants.
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Great super, TERRIBLE property management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, super and porters care and are very helpful. Decent sized bedrooms.
Cons:
Property managers are absolutely incompetent. They have done nothing to remedy flood damage from the hurricane and haven’t done anything to prevent future floods. Took them over a month to fix our unit after it was damaged in the hurricane. They act like we’re overreacting when we complained about the multiple inches of standing water in our apartment. They do not care and are not organized enough to do anything about these massive flooding issues.
Advice to owner:
Take your job seriously! You have uninhabitable apartments due to your negligence! Prevent future flood damage and do something to repair the current damage.
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Nasty, nasty building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Proximity to train
Cons:
Absolutely everything else. Ceiling collapsed, holes in the bathroom floor looking right down to the basement, no hot water for many days consecutively, food would back up into the bathtub, mice. Just a disgusting place to live.
Advice to owner:
Knock it down & start over.
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Short and sweet

Former Tenant
Pros:
Washer drier in unit
Cons:
It’s a walk up
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Where’s the gas?

Former Tenant
Pros:
Updated appliances and living spaces.
Cons:
There has been no cooking gas since I moved in on 5/21, not sure if it’s going to be fixed…
Advice to owner:
Get the gas fixed.
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Horrible Management Company

Former Tenant
Pros:
None to note
Cons:
Never respond to emails, don’t fix issues, disorganized, don’t care about tenants, horrible employees, make tenants live in inhabitable apartments
Advice to owner:
Be better
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Good not Great

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice finishes, responsive super, great location, clean lobby, dishwasher, laundry in unit.
Cons:
Lots of stolen packages, smokers in building that management will not stop.
Advice to owner:
Figure out a solution to the rampant package theft and smoking.
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Worst management and super!

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is close to work.
Cons:
The super had not fixed a single problem in the apartment since we moved in, and has ignored most phone calls and texts. He doesn’t complete service requests. I overheard the super say “The people in this building complain too much.” Well, we wouldn’t complain if you actually did your job. The building manager ignores phone calls and emails and never follows through. They have complete disregard for their tenants, and I would not recommend this management company to anyone.
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Not worth the free months rent

Former Tenant
Pros:
Building is near 9th ave
Cons:
The management company- specifically Annabelle Santiago, does not return calls for repairs. The literally ignore you until it’s absolutely required to answer. The worst management company.
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WARNING!!! STAY AWAY!!!!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is great. Everything else terrible.
Cons:
Non responsive management. Psychopathic tenant on the 3rd floor. Frequent police calls. Homicide on the 5th floor. Rats in the backyard, leaking roofs, not enough heat. STAY AWAY!!!!! Plenty of other properties around. Do not rent from Centennial properties, formerly 9300 Realty.
Advice to owner:
Hire more professional managers. Less buildings for the supers and proper staffing. Pay them accordingly. And pay the contractors who perform work.
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Ground level beware of flooding!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Gorgeous, well-maintained building with great amenities and layouts. The property managers responsible for cleaning, garbage removal, maintenance etc are exceptional when you can get a hold of them (tough because the property management team doesn’t communicate with them). Lots of room in apartments.
Cons:
Centennial properties (building owner) does not respond to anyone. Over a foot of water flooded into the bottom floor of our apartment during hurricane ida (this was two weeks before we had 4 inches of water during hurricane henri). My roommate and I had to clean and disinfect everything ourselves (along with every other apartment that has a basement floor). I’m still waiting on a response as to whether they will provide any assistance with reimbursements or cleaning up the existing mold damage and warped floor tiles and bathroom door. Our apartment also never reached above 66 degrees in the winter unless we used personal heaters which then drove up our electricity bill. (Emailed our property managers twice a month every month and never got a response.)
Advice to owner:
Fix basement apartments
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Just really bad

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location was most ideal
Cons:
Mold problem, mouse, roaches. We had to leave this place immediately
Advice to owner:
Come correct
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Terrible place to be

Former Tenant
Pros:
None at all
Cons:
Terrible place landlord treats you like a garbage and super doesn’t treat you like a human.
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bad building area

Former Tenant
Pros:
really great area! lots around and not too bad of a walk up
Cons:
building and management wasnt responsive. rats were a major problem
Advice to owner:
Work on time management!
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Poor building, poor management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location, nice outside facade
Cons:
Lights and fire alarms started to go out a few months after moving in. Water damage appeared in our unit. Management never came to fix this problems. They took an extremely long time to return our security deposit (months).
Advice to owner:
Take care of the building and the tenants. Stop being cheap
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RUN RUN RUN

Former Tenant
Pros:
We had a duplex
Cons:
There was no gas
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Not worth the money

Former Tenant
Pros:
Friendly neighbors close to subway
Cons:
Rats and roaches!! Boiler breaks down often during the winter so heat and hot water is interrupted Management is unresponsive
Advice to owner:
Respond to tenant complaints, get rid of pests, stop arbitrary rent increases
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Good place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Washer dryer, great roof, pretty rooms
Cons:
Had to ruin multiple items of clothing to convince them the washer was broken, took a week or two
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Cheap Rennovations and Little Support

Former Tenant
Pros:
In unit laundry, close to subway and park, crown moldings, nice floors
Cons:
Black mold in bathrooms, cracked sinks and tiles, broken doors, loose locks on doors, loose sinks and handles, hot water not always available, heat wildly fluctuates, screaming kids in the morning, always smells like weed, looks like it was newly renovated but they did a very cheap and bad job with paint peeling and mold under silicon
Advice to owner:
Fix up bathrooms and kitchens so they can be used without things breaking so often. The black mold everywhere needs to be addressed professionally, as commercial products do not fix them. Also people pay better attention to heat and hot water as they are not consistently working in the winter.
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NO GAS AT ALL

Former Tenant
Pros:
It was cheap and looked “nice” but everything pretty much broke the day we moved in , cabinets etc. to
Cons:
No gas!!! We moved in under the guise that the gas would be turned on soon and then we found out there had been no gas for 8 months prior, so they gave us a hot plate but no use of the stove or oven and no communication to be turning it on soon. We did not receive any cut in rent for this problem.
Advice to owner:
Turn on the gas!!!!
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good new building

Former Tenant
Pros:
no pests very clean
Cons:
hard to get in touch with landlord or super
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New and clean

Former Tenant
Pros:
Kept clean and super was very responsive.
Cons:
Lived there for three years but in March 2021 it started to get a bunch of new tenants that were extremely loud and obnoxious.
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no heat, mice

Former Tenant
Pros:
trash always picked up
Cons:
super rude and gaslighting, mice infestation, no heat in apartment 1
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Rats, Roaches and Reading Your Lease

Former Tenant
Pros:
The spot was well located and our super was incredibly responsive and easy to work with.
Cons:
Extremely overpriced for what you get and the building management company will never negotiate. There were so many rats in our yard and on the streets that we couldn’t use our outdoor space - neighboring buildings would put out poison and the creatures would come to our yard to die. We also had a lot of roaches for a newly renovated apartment. In the winter, the heat - which is provided by long water pipes in specific rooms - is mediocre at best and we spent a ton on extra blankets and heaters in the winter. In addition, the property management company was and remains a nightmare to work with. While the super and admins are fantastic, management was difficult to work with and inflexible. Read your lease in full with these guys!!
Advice to owner:
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There are worse but can be better

Former Tenant
Pros:
Washer dryer dishwasher in units. Well insulated walls. Nice neighbors. Relatively quiet.
Cons:
Was cleaner and well maintained. Someone dumped milk into the recycling bin so the guy in charge of cleanliness quit. Management since hired someone new and it hasn’t been as well maintained as before. Seasonal small cockroaches, possibly due to restaurant downstairs. No rats though. Inconsistent heating during winter. Slow maintenance response time. Apartment management company absolutely the worst at responding. Spotty sunlight depending on unit.
Advice to owner:
Hire a new management company.
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Worst place I’ve ever lived, don’t live here

Former Tenant
Pros:
Online payment system
Cons:
No heat, rat infestation, awful super, awful management company. Slumlords
Advice to owner:
Answer the phone
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In and outs

Former Tenant
Pros:
Pretty clean and apartments are nice inside
Cons:
Package thieves, rat infestation outside. Community center has a food service across the street so once or twice a week there are hundreds of people outside waiting in line and they very loud.
Advice to owner:
Faster with your repairs
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Pretty decent spot

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice neighbors, very secure
Cons:
Super and landlord are a huge problem
Advice to owner:
N/A
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Keep away! Don’t live here

Former Tenant
Pros:
The neighborhood is nice, East 5th street is a quiet street.
Cons:
Mice, Roches, dust from ongoing construction, bad management. Cheap cabinets and materials used for construction. Heat is terrible during the winter, the heat is on and off, only 30% to 50% of the time is on.
Advice to owner:
Better communication, be responsible for the noise, dust, pest, and notice your tenet ahead.
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Nice Gramercy walk up

Former Tenant
Pros:
Clean building with nice hallways and large sunny apartments
Cons:
Package drop off sometimes wouldn’t be behind the locked door and put deliveries at risk
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Avoid 9300/Centennial/whatever they rebrand themselves as next

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location. Package room. Location, location...
Cons:
We had a leaking roof (multiple times), for weeks before any shotty repairs were done. They will not respond to any of your requests, especially when you’re trying to leave and an application needs a landlord referral. Constant construction for adding cheap “nice looking” features so they can jack up prices. Do not rent in any buildings this company owns.
Advice to owner:
They’re too far gone and need to go out of business. Just Google Steve Croman
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Non-existent

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cleaned daily, supers have been fantastic and responsive, and neighbors are quite pleasant and quiet
Cons:
There's a skylight in my living room which renders the heat upwards of 80 degrees in the summer as well as water damage from being on the top floor; I've reached out 5 times (and counting) and haven't heard a word from the building manager. Do not recommend leasing from Centennial, the new property managers.
Advice to owner:
Respond to your tenants.
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New tenant

Former Tenant
Pros:
Rooftop and area
Cons:
Management unresponsive. I’ve been going through hell between my fathers passing and moving. They put me in wrong apt while having false listings on street easy and I offered many remedies yet they didn’t answer or just refused to do anything to help.
Advice to owner:
Be more attentive
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Great Building-Love the Upgrades

Former Tenant
Pros:
It is the best-upgraded apartment! The washer dryer and dishwasher are key in this neighborhood! The supers have been amazing and fix everything you need ASAP.
Cons:
The heating can be loud and with working from home due to COVID-19 the heat could be on more. The biggest con to the building is the package theft problem. I normally just ship packages to the amazon locker right next door at the Duane Reade.
Advice to owner:
Fix the cameras and update the security to have a virtual doorman.
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Tiny and overpriced

Former Tenant
Pros:
Washer dryer in-unit, amazing super (Carlos) who will do his absolute best to help you, completely updated and amazing location. Although the trash is in the main lobby area, it was cleaned and taken out very regularly.
Cons:
Tiny bedrooms and over-priced. Consistent issues with mice. Although there were vents displayed in the apartment for the stove and bathroom, none worked and after further inspection they were not even hooked up to anything for actual ventilation. I was a tenant under 9300 Realty and they could not lift a finger for you on most issues. The entry stairs are also definitely not safe.
Advice to owner:
Fix the stairs!
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Would not recommend

Former Tenant
Pros:
Relatively quiet and no pests
Cons:
There was a water leak that was ongoing for months so we had to live with a gigantic hole in the living room while water was collecting, which eventually leaked through the plastic and owners didn’t respond for days. We never had 1 day of heat. Our hot water would go out randomly so we had to shower in the gym.
Advice to owner:
Get a good management company
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Decent building, terrible landlord

Former Tenant
Pros:
Normally clean, new’ish apartments, the super cleans building pretty well. Trash is normally well handled but it’s been really bad throughout covid. The heat is OK. When it gets really cold sub 20 degrees is when it starts to struggle. Hot water is fine & pressure is good.
Cons:
Worst landlord & management company. They don’t care about you whatsoever. They didn’t before covid and they didn’t during covid. They expect their rent paid, and when it was legal they would levy high late fees. If not for city laws they would have evicted anyone they could. I’ve lived under in 5 different landlords during my time in NYC and 9300 Realty/Centennial is by far the most ruthless. Do not ever try to do “the right thing” for them because they will try & screw your over any chance they get. The ONLY thing that matters is you pay the rent on the lease. Even if the rest of the building is vacant and being offered at $1000 less per month & you are struggling with unemployment due to covid and you’ve lived there for over 5 years without ever missing a payment, they don’t care. This may sound semi biased, and it is, but in all reality even before i had this bad experience with them they were already terrible at responding to broken things in the apartment. I’ve been without a microwave for over a year. They kept using the excuse that because of covid they couldn’t replace it. Plus the apartment occasionally has a mild sewage smell coming from the sink drain.
Advice to owner:
Learn to have some compassion. Learn to communicate and develop fair plans with tenants. Your employees would refuse to communicate. They would not get in the phone to talk. When I would visit in person she would refuse to see me. You expect ultra high premium rents for your pretty good quality but too small apartments yet your customer service as a landlord and your “return policy” is non existent. If you were a product you would have gone out of business years ago. With real estate changing due to covid this company is going to go through some significant problems with this mentality.
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Pretty Good, Best Super in Town

Former Tenant
Pros:
Super is the best I’ve ever had in 5 years in NYC Very responsive, problems are usually solved quickly
Cons:
Building manager has been pretty delayed with email Package thief’s take stuff a lot, cameras in the lobby haven’t been working maybe?
Advice to owner:
Fix lobby camera (packages being stolen)
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Dorm environment

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice finishes and amenities. Good layout.
Cons:
3 bedroom apartments are basically dorms. Loud college kids. Late parties. Disrespectful neighbors.
Advice to owner:
Advise new tenants of the type of tenants. Be more responsive to service requests.
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Thieves and roaches

Former Tenant
Pros:
Elevator and the super(s)
Cons:
Package thief lives in this building. DO NOT let any deliveries sit for more than 10 minutes or it’s a guarantee it’ll be stolen, especially if the brand is visible on the box. During the worst of Covid-19, the building was OVER RUN with roaches. Management would ignore repeated calls/emails.
Advice to owner:
Spend a dime and INSTALL CAMERAS.
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Unreliable

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location of the apartment
Cons:
Unresponsive property management. Old, broken appliances. Neighbors with loud dogs when they are not allowed. Roaches inside, rats around garbage bins where you take trash out to.
Advice to owner:
Respect your tenants since we pay a high price to live in the West Village. Uphold your end of the lease. Offer flexibility during covid.
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Don't expect repairs

Former Tenant
Pros:
Renovated building and unit In unit washer/dryer, dishwasher Located 1 min to w103 BC subway station and Central Park Whole foods is 7 min walk
Cons:
Getting anything repaired is a nightmare - bathroom ceiling has been moldy for 4 months due to upstairs leak/no vent. Office staff is rude and has outdated contacts, repair website is ignored, calls and emails are met with excuses and/or ignored. Heating pipes bang obnoxiously and spray oily water Apartment is small and has little light in common area
Advice to owner:
Stop acting like a slumlord
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Bad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cool roof. Good location.
Cons:
Do not move here!!! We have had almost ten mice and dozens of roaches and management hasn’t done anything more than send an exterminator who did nothing but give us glue traps and leave. We have also had a leak in our ceiling for months that still has not been fixed all the way and still leaks every single time it rains. Also, they advertised a washer/dryer that doesn’t work and they haven’t fixed. It’s even smaller than the pictures and way way overpriced for a five flight walk up. Do not move here!
Advice to owner:
Hire better exterminators or stop renting apartments.
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Love this building!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Clean, well-run, responsive super. Well-equipped. Beautifully restored post war charm.
Cons:
Not much, just wish my apartment was a bit bigger! Some new tenants have moved in and are less than tidy with their trash.
Advice to owner:
Keep doing what you’re doing with this building. Keep an eye on the tenants who aren’t managing their trash appropriately.
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Building Good, Management Bad

Former Tenant
Pros:
The superintendent is great and very responsive, building is clean. My unit is renovated and I do like the details.
Cons:
Management is not who you want to be in business with. Steve Croman is the building owner and in 2017 he was sentenced to a year in jail and fined $5million for his eviction practices of displacing rent stabilized tenants to destabilize rent stabilized buildings. Steve Croman also settled a class action lawsuit for $8 million in restitution to the tenants he harassed/displaced. We formerly had Cathy Burton as our property manager; she was very rude in all of my interactions and this Spring I saw her visit the building to cuss out/verbally berate a tenant but I didn’t get the backstory on why this occurred. Management routinely claims checks arrive late so they can collect late fees; other tenants posting on www.Cromantenants.org appear to have similar issues. As part of the Croman settlement, the building was required to go under new management so they created a new legal entity but are the same management company from what I can tell. Additionally, I have never had such high utility bills at any other apartment. My apartment is very small but my electric and gas bills are between $150-$200 a month, even in months I have not been here.
Advice to owner:
Get out of the landlord business.
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Good UES spot

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice four floor, eight-unit building. Most apartments seem to be recently renovated with new appliances. Pretty responsive super, no problems with management.
Cons:
Not a ton of natural light, some bedrooms can be very small.
Advice to owner:
Hallway was sometimes smelly! Besides that great place.
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Horrible management

Former Tenant
Pros:
The apt is very nice when up and running. Spacious but expensive for the area
Cons:
The management switches personnel every few weeks. No one takes responsibility for the building and it’s upkeep. There is no super. If you have issues in your apt. Good luck. Either deal with it or get it fixed yourself. Because no one from management will be coming to help.
Advice to owner:
Take better care of your tenants and their issues.
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Great location, terrible management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Love the location, my apartment has a unique layout
Cons:
Things always go wrong with my apartment and the building. Management truly could care less. The owner is an actual slumlord and went to prison for harassing rent controlled tenants.
Advice to owner:
This feels futile with someone who cares as little as you do
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Terrible building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Renovated interior apartments
Cons:
Terrible management company, cockroach problem, poor maintenance
Advice to owner:
Respond to tenants and actually fix issues
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Horrible management! Stay away!!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Absolutely nothing. It was a nightmare
Cons:
Everything. Garbage are never taken out on time, all the cans are full. Management never answer calls and takes a long time to get in touch with emails. Even when you get on the phone with them, they all have a nasty attitude. The Super for the building is beyond lazy and rude! Never wanna do any work, when he said he will come at this time, shows up 2 hours later... so you will be wasting your time waiting. As if you guys are inconvenience to them. Also these apps are absolutely not sound proof. You can hear your upstairs using the bathroom. Don’t think you can ever get a good night sleep. The owner of this company is Steven Corman who ended up at Rikers island two years ago for being shady to all his tenants. So if you really wanna rent here good luck.
Advice to owner:
Get better building managers
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Evil landlord & management

Former Tenant
Pros:
The super is extremely hardworking and nice. Washer dryer in unit. Tiny balcony.
Cons:
Uhh, let’s see. 1. Landlord’s a criminal (google Steven Croman) 2. mouse 3. The floor is tilted in 2 inches differences 4. found a bunch of stinky junk behind my fridge with a carcass of a dead mouse FOR 2 YEARS 5. broken mirror (never fixed) 6. extremely low shower pressure 7. never had hot water in the faucet 8. No one in the management would respond to fixing the broken intercom, so the entire building couldn’t receive packages for 3 weeks 9. Management tried to force accumulated “late fees” that NEVER HAPPENED (we had documents that proved they are FALSE CLAIMS. 10. 250~ sq ft apt THE. WORST.
Advice to owner:
How about trying to be a human being?
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Newly Renovated But Small Units

Former Tenant
Pros:
Newly renovated, on site super, accessible roof, mostly young residents
Cons:
No laundry in building (but able to use next door building’s - some units had w/d), no oven in unit only induction cooktop top, doors in apt were frosted glass (not much privacy or blocking of light)
Advice to owner:
Allow for online rent payment
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Bad Location Okay building

Former Tenant
Pros:
My unit was nicely furnished with up to date appliances. High ceilings. Washer and dryer in unit.
Cons:
People always crowding the front of the steps of the building, Pretty small rooms and living room. Maintence not properly kept up in the building. A lot of roaches always in the bathroom and sink. Also leaking comes from the ceiling, the super hasn’t done anything after telling him.
Advice to owner:
Check in with tenants to make sure everything is going well.
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Great location horrible management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, lobby is kept clean
Cons:
Had mice and cockroaches. Management was unresponsive. Way over priced for quality of building
Advice to owner:
Take better care of the property and be responsive
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