Aj Clarke Re Corp

49 Properties

1014 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 377 violations which is 0.37 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
97Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
222Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
55Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Missing information/filings
3Class I
Missing or non-compliant with administrative infromation orders or filings
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-04-18Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at ceiling at public hall, 6th storyNov sent out
2022-04-04Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the riser in the kitchen located at apt 16b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2022-04-04Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing escutcheon plate around heat riser at ceiling in the kitchen located at apt 16b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2022-02-16(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
2022-02-16(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
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
2022-02-04Section 27-2005 adm code refit closet doors on west wall in the 2nd room from north located at apt 16b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2022-02-04Section 27-2005 adm code refit cabinets doors on north wall. in the kitchen located at apt 16b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2022-01-10Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspectedNov sent out
2022-01-10Section 26-1103 admin. code: post and maintain a proper notice on wall of the entrance story in english and spanish on the availability of the agency?s housing information guide. a sample notice can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd.Nov sent out
2022-01-10Section 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
2022-01-10Section 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
2022-01-10Section 27-2046.1 hmc: post a proper notice of carbon monoxide detecting device requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, in a common area of a class a multiple dwelling near inspection certificate or provide notice to tenants in a private dwelling.Nov sent out
2021-12-17Section 27-2053 adm code post sign on wall of entrance story bearing name, address including apartment number if any, and telephone number of superintendent, janitor or housekeeper. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-12-17Section 27-2046.1 hmc: post a proper notice of carbon monoxide detecting device requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, in a common area of a class a multiple dwelling near inspection certificate or provide notice to tenants in a private dwelling.Nov sent out
2021-12-17Section 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 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
2021-09-21Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing consisting of kick stopper installed at bottom of vestibule door. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-09-21Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing consisting of kick stopper installed at bottom of front entrance door to building.Nov sent out
2021-07-26Section 53, 187, 231 m/d law and department rules and regulations. provide a shoe properly secured to bottom of string of dropladder at building frontNot complied with
2021-06-16Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective bell buzzer intrecom system from the building entrance door to the apartment wall panel in the foyer located at apt 12, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-04-16Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective beel buzzer intercom system from builing entrance door to apartment wall panel located at apt 12, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-04-02(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
2021-03-30Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all the walls ceiling and soffit at public hall, 5th storyNov sent out
2021-03-20Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation steam riser pipe in the kitchen located at apt 16b, 16th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2021-03-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and wall opposite steam riser pipe in the kitchen located at apt 16b, 16th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2021-02-22Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the heat riser at the east wall in the 1st room from north located at apt 17b, 17th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-01-02Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the broken or defective rubber gasket at bottom refrigerator door in the kitchen located at apt c, 1st story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2020-09-24Section 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., 1st storyNov sent out
2020-09-19Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at public hall stairs at public hall, 5th storyNot complied with
2020-09-18Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at all walls and ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
2020-09-09Section 27-2005 adm code refit upper window sash at south in the 3rd room from east located at apt 10a, 10th story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2020-09-09Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling in the 3rd room from east located at apt 10a, 10th story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2020-09-09Section 27-2005 adm code refit upper window sash at south in the 2nd room from east at south located at apt 10a, 10th story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2020-08-18Section 27-2005 adm code refit upper and lower window sashes in the bathroom located at apt 14c, 14th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2020-02-03Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling and all walls in the 1st room from east at south located at apt 2r, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2020-02-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all walls and ceiling at public hall and public hall stairs , 1st storyNot complied with
2020-02-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceiling at public hall and public hall stairs , 3rd storyNot complied with
2020-02-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceiling at public hall and public hall stairs , 5th storyNot complied with
2020-02-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceiling at public hall and public hall stairs , 4th storyNot complied with
2020-02-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceiling at public hall and public hall stairs , 2nd storyNot complied with
2020-02-01Section 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 compressed wood panels erected with door creating storage room at north wall at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
2020-01-27Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceilings all walls at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
2020-01-08Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective caulking around bathtub area in the bathroom located at apt 102, 10th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2020-01-08Section 27-2026 adm code replace the broken or defective porcelain enamel glaze finish at bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 102, 10th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2019-08-16Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the 3rd room from north located at apt 17b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2019-08-06Section 27-2005 adm code refit door.. in the entrance located at apt 1j, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2019-07-17Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color at ceiling and east wall in the 1st room from north at east located at apt 16c, 16th story, 1st apartment from south at westFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2019-05-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling and all walls in the foyer located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from east at southNot complied with
2019-03-06Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective base cabinet at sink in the kitchen located at apt 4b, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2019-01-31Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and west wall at public hall, 4th storyNot complied with
2018-09-22Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective interior wood door frame in the 1st room from east located at apt 12, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2018-09-22Section 27-2026 adm code replace the broken or defective reglaze porcelain enamel at bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 12, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2018-07-06Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling and all walls in the entire apartment located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 1st apartment from east at southNot complied with
2018-05-31Section 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 story, section at eastNot complied with
2018-05-31Section 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 partial wall erected in the 2nd room from east at south located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from east at south , section at eastNot complied with
2017-10-27Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the east wall in the foyer located at apt 17b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2017-09-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the 1st room from north located at apt 17b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2017-09-08Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing electrical switch cover at east wall in the 2nd room from north at west located at apt 17b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2017-09-08Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the 1st closet from south at west wall door frame in the foyer located at apt 17b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2017-09-08Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing electric switch cover in the private hallway located at apt 17b, 16th story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2017-08-20Section 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 storyNot complied with
2017-07-03Section 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
2017-07-03Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and the walls at the bulkhead at public hall stairs, section ''west ''Nov sent out
2017-07-03Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and walls at public hall stairs, 5th story, section ''west''Nov sent out
2017-07-03Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and walls at public hall stairs, 4th story, section ''west''Nov sent out
2017-07-03Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and walls at public hall stairs, 3rd story, section ''west''Nov sent out
2017-07-03Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and walls at public hall stairs, 2nd story, section ''west''Nov sent out
2017-06-17Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
2017-01-11Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing door knob in the bathroom located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNot complied with
2016-07-21Section 27-2053 adm code post sign on wall of entrance story bearing name, address including apartment number if any, and telephone number of superintendent, janitor or housekeeper. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2016-07-21Section 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
2016-07-21Section 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
2016-04-12Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation steam high riser pipe in the bathroom located at apt 6c, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at south , section at southNov sent out
2016-04-12Section 27-2026 adm code replace the broken or defective porcelian at bathtub - reglaze. in the bathroom located at apt 6c, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at south , section at southNov sent out
2016-04-12Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the south wall. in the bathroom located at apt 6c, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at south , section at southNov sent out
2016-04-11Section 26-1103 admin. code: post and maintain a proper notice on wall of the entrance story in english and spanish on the availability of the agency?s housing information guide. a sample notice can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd. at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with
2016-03-14Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceiling at vestibule , 1st storyNov sent out
2016-03-04Section 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2016-02-20Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation the steam riser in the bathroom located at apt 6c, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2016-02-20Section 27-2005 hmc:trace and repair the source and abate the nuisance consisting of mold ... at west wall in the 1st room from east located at apt 6c, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2016-02-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department north, south and west walls in the 3rd room from east located at apt 6c, 6th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2016-01-29Section 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl to floor in the bathroom located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2016-01-29Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak at the ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2016-01-29Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective mechanical vent in the bathroom located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2015-04-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls throughout in the entire apartment located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from east at southNot complied with
2015-04-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling in the entire apartment located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from east at southNot complied with
2015-03-13Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling in the foyer located at apt 2f, 2nd story, 1st apartment from east at southNot complied with
2014-05-11Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color ceiling in the 2nd room from north at west located at apt 3b4, 4th story, 3rd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2014-04-02Section 27-2026, 2027 hmc: properly repair the source and abate the evidence of a water leak ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 2a, 2nd story, 2nd apartment from north at eastNov sent out
2014-03-05Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ...all ceiling and walls in the entire apartment located at apt 2r, 2nd story, 1st apartment from north at eastFirst no access to re- inspect violation
2013-10-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls and ceiling in the kitchen located at apt 2j, 2nd story, 3rd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2013-04-30Section 27-2026 adm code repair the leaky and/or defective faucets at bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 2j, 2nd story, 3rd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2013-04-30Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective lockset at closet door in the 1st room from east located at apt 2j, 2nd story, 3rd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2013-04-30Section 27-2005 adm code properly secure the loose base cabinet at washbasin in the bathroom located at apt 2j, 2nd story, 3rd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2013-04-30Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color west wall in the bathroom located at apt 2j, 2nd story, 3rd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2013-02-19Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the 3rd room from north at east, the bathroom , the 3rd room from north at west located at apt 3b, 3rd story, 1st apartment from east at southFirst no access to re- inspect violation

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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

Had a Pretty Great Time Here

Former Tenant
Pros:
Loved my apartment even though it was small. Amazing storage space for NYC. Superintendent was lovely. Loved living in the neighborhood most of all.
Cons:
Small fridge, small kitchen, had a few things that could have been fixed up or upgraded, but didn't bother me too much overall. Ex: a couple non-working plugs, a new paint job in the bathroom, a new fridge (handle was broken).
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BEWARE if you plan to move here

Former Tenant
Pros:
The unit itself is great - newly renovated and lots of light!
Cons:
- Roaches (like a lot of them - I killed 15 in one night) - Mice - Gnats - Neighbors have bed bugs - Water leaks that have resulted in mold - No hot water in the morning
Advice to owner:
Invest in true help for the pest issues - the exterminator just sprays for 1 second in 1 area just to check the unit off his list.
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For management, you will be nothing more than a paycheck.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, decent size apartments, friendly neighbors.
Cons:
Management does not respond to emails. If there is an issue that will cause management an expense, they will avoid your emails and calls until you get tired out. They do not care about the well-being of their tenants. Do not rent here.
Advice to owner:
Care about the tenants.
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No good management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good neighbors only
Cons:
Lots of issues. Management not responsive. Neighbors had no gas for a very long time. Some have Rodents and heat problems as well.
Advice to owner:
Not applicable as there will not be any improvement
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Horrible landlord & no building care for what could be a lovely residence.

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is unbeatable, as are the neighbors.
Cons:
Sadly, the building is horribly maintained: inconsistent water and heat alongside a lack of building and delivered package safety. There are also MAJOR structural issues with the pipes, causing individual apartment and building-wide emergencies. Outside of a garbage basement with many rats, the laundry room is insufficient for the amount of tenants and the machines themselves are filthy. (those machines were also inoperable for almost a year due to the water pipe issues!)
Advice to owner:
The landlord, Robert Gilardian, is dismissive at best. Had the building been properly maintained, it could have been a premier destination. Instead, tenants live from an at least bi-weekly issues and overall impending doom (breaking water pipes, leaks, crumbling walls and ceilings). The scaffolding - which has been up for nearly 15 years - is itself an emblem of the disregard.
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Great place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Kept clean, close to bars, good management
Cons:
Block can be dirty and very loud
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Small starter home

Former Tenant
Pros:
Not too loud
Cons:
Hallways smelled, packages went missing, mail was always sent to the wrong apartment, terrible landlord / management company
Advice to owner:
treat current tenants with more respect
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Very great super

Former Tenant
Pros:
The super and location
Cons:
Had two mice
Advice to owner:
N/A
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liveable, good location

Former Tenant
Pros:
location, space, separate kitchen
Cons:
small bathroom, cockroaches, management slow to respond
Advice to owner:
respond to your emails
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Good place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, laundry in building, large rooms.
Cons:
Maintenance doesn’t like to pay to fix things, stains in roof.
Advice to owner:
Get a super who will fix things.
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Pesky pests

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location, location, location.
Cons:
The garbage containers on the ground floor do not have covers at all. People put in trash that is not tied shut. There are cockroaches EVERYWHERE. Building is above a "bodega," coffee shop and dumpling shop. Not sure when / how often the hallways get cleaned (not often). Stairs are rickety at best.
Advice to owner:
The law says that ALL garbage containers MUST HAVE COVERS.
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Not too bad for NYC - Probably not the best either

Former Tenant
Pros:
I like the super, there are nice wide stairs that make moving in easy, and the 1 bedroom I am in is surprisingly spacious for NYC. I also have not seen a cockroach or other pest in nearly 10 months of living here!
Cons:
When moving in, my apartment was a mess. There was pee around the toilet floor, a blown bulb in the tub (that I still haven't replaced), and duct tape around the sink. Also heard they are spiking rent but haven't heard about my rent renewal yet. A neighbor in a 2bed said they had a 50% hike. Also, my apartment faces the inside of the building so I get next to no natural light.
Advice to owner:
I would say make sure you clean your apartments better and rent stabilization goes a long way. Also, your entrance is pretty nice and I think a couple plants or a cheap chandelier can go a long way!
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Is the location and space worth the hassles?

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, wonderful neighbors, roomy apartments.
Cons:
Scaffolding (aka shed) has been up for over a decade. Physical plant (facade, heat, elevator, etc.) not well maintained.
Advice to owner:
It could be a true luxury building, which given the location should be worth a great deal, but investment is required.
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Alright

Former Tenant
Pros:
The super was kind and helpful.
Cons:
Management team was severely unresponsive. They changed location of the laundry room without notice and changed all the machines to new cards systems so any money you had on the card was forfeited. Saw a few roaches but nothing crazy. The front door to the building never closes behind you, and there were multiple break ins. In one case a homeless woman was living in an electrical closet on a floor for a few weeks, and packages were regularly stolen when people could walk through the front with no issue.
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Could do better

Former Tenant
Pros:
They can’t keep a good super here. They fire all the good ones! We just had one that was great they let him go.
Cons:
Building needs to be maintained better. Garbage is a mess outside especially on the weekends the building needs to be painted and cleaned more. Don’t care for the managing agent. AJ CLARKE
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not bad not great

Former Tenant
Pros:
- nice location in chelsea - has fios gigabit internet - good wash and fold location nearby - nice restaurants and grocery locations nearby
Cons:
- caught around 7 mice - packages got stolen from the mail room - building management never fixed security camera while we were there - if you have someone living above you, you will most likely hear everything - caffeteria gets louddd at night (24/7) restaurant
Advice to owner:
more security measures please and better insulation between the floors
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Very nice spot

Former Tenant
Pros:
Kind and helpful super
Cons:
Laundry sometimes broken, uneven heating
Advice to owner:
Lower the rents, enforce mask use
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163 w 17th

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great area, super is very responsive, building is clean.
Cons:
Building is old and a bit out dated.
Advice to owner:
Don't have any.
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A starter apt

Former Tenant
Pros:
Large (appx 400 sf), countertop space, radiator is mostly quiet and works well as do heating rods, nice neighbor, really nice super, close to 6 & Q, 92y, asphalt green, etc
Cons:
Bldg stays infested with roaches; it's just up to them when they want to enter your apt. No matter how clean you are, you will have them. Floor is slanted in my unit (don't expect your yoga ball to stay in one place), countertops have stains and knife marks ok them from previous tenant, radiator has decades of dust piled up as well as above kitchen windows (tried to clean, but I got sick from it). Had to install my own weatherstrip for the front door. One of the streetfacing windows doesn't close entirely, which is more of a problem in the summer. Third Ave Ale House can be really loud and blast their music in the summer months (sometimes have to call and ask them to turn it down).
Advice to owner:
Invest in the building with the proper repairs and renovations. Find a way to put trash outside so the bldg is not constantly infested. Build a ledge in the lobby so packages can be dropped off there and not the ground where people walk. Mop the stairwell and lobby.
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Roaches Roaches Roaches

Former Tenant
Pros:
This apartment is almost the perfect, it has that old UES charm. The building has fairly large affordable studios with a decent sized kitchen. Heat and hot water are included and work well.
Cons:
There is a severe pest issue that was not disclosed when me and many of the other tenants signed the lease. Almost immediately upon moving in, I had a roach issue that management assured me would go away when they sent in the exterminator. It did not. The super had the gall to say that this is just New York and roaches happen. Roaches do not happen with proper insulation and generally cleanliness in the building. Now I am killing 10 roaches plus a day and my fellow tenants are facing similar issues. The property manager does not reply promptly and the exterminator hired by the owner does not work. The roaches kept coming back and it has made living here a living hell. I barely sleep nowadays and I fear for my health.
Advice to owner:
Fix your problems. Hire an effective pest management solution and promptly respond to your tenants and fix the problem instead of making us think we’re going crazy.
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Simple but cheap, great location

Former Tenant
Pros:
You can’t really beat the location. One block from Central Park and lots of restaurants and stores nearby, while the street itself is actually very quiet. Great access to subway. Never had any major issues.
Cons:
It’s certainly an old building with no frills. Could do with some paint outside and the hallway was a bit dark and dingy. The apartment had a tiny kitchen but did have a stove and oven and (small) fridge/freezer
Advice to owner:
A little upkeep would make a huge difference.
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Nice apartments on not so well managed building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Elevator building, laundry on building
Cons:
Unresponsive management Basement dumpster with pest issues No cooking gas In some apartments since 3 months ago
Advice to owner:
The building is great, if only management company would put more effort and really work on the building, it would be a much better place to live
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Old Building in the middle of UWS

Former Tenant
Pros:
Amazing location! Super is quick to reply!
Cons:
Pest problems that they’ve been battling for a while. There’s also one radiator per apartment! Which is totally illegal.
Advice to owner:
You can work a little on the cleanliness and presentation of lobby/mail/garbage area. A little painting a pest control can go a long way.
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great super, unreponsive management

Former Tenant
Pros:
our super has responded relatively promptly to any problems that we have (mouse, leaks, etc.) and is really helpful
Cons:
management has not responded to a single one of our efforts to reach out. also 2 horrible neighbors, one next door and one upstairs.
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A great place to live!

Former Tenant
Pros:
The Super lives in the building and is very friendly and responsive. The management company is easy to work with and the property is well maintained.
Cons:
The only thing I don’t like is the carpeting in the hallways.
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Good location poor management

Former Tenant
Pros:
A good location, nice layout and light in one bedroom
Cons:
Unresponsive management and super, dealt with multiple bed bug issues. Unit was not properly heated and the problem was never resolved. As low as 53 degrees at night as there was only one heater in a back bedroom for a 2 bedroom apartment.
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Cute neighborhood, decent units

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great neighborhood, spacious units, relatively clean
Cons:
Not super organized super
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Great building and owners

Former Tenant
Pros:
Small, intimate, nice building, best block in the neighborhood.
Cons:
Trash cans not always large enough for the building.
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Quaint studio apartments with nice bathroom and kitchen

Former Tenant
Pros:
Accessible to the Q and great upper East side area.
Cons:
Neighbor that has been in the building forever and can be very annoying. My apartment had a terrible bug problem even with the exterminator coming religiously every month.
Advice to owner:
N/a
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Nice building !

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cleanliness, location, redone unit
Cons:
Noise of my specific unit on lower level, windows extremely hard to open
Advice to owner:
Had a lot of hardware issues moving in which were resolved, but could’ve been easily fixed prior to renting out the unit.
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Not bad for a starter apartment

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is great. Walking distance from anything you could need. Maintenance is very responsive.
Cons:
The floors creek. The place is old and shows it.
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Poor Management and Maintenance

Former Tenant
Pros:
Area is stellar
Cons:
Black mold problem never addressed.
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Past tenant in 2017

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location close to subway
Cons:
Mice and pest
Advice to owner:
Better pest control
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Stay Away, Owner is a mess

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is great.
Cons:
The building management have lost control of this building and falsely advertise it online. There is no live in super. The hot water goes out 1-2 days a month, currently in April it has been out 5 days in a row. The elevator is ancient and gets stuck on a regular basis between the 4th and 5th floor. There was a 4 month period that construction was going on in the basement of the building and the front doors were propped open. Packages were going missing on a daily basis. When asked for the camera footage in the lobby the landlord response was “those cameras don’t work”. The landlord of this building never responds or fixes anything. I would stay far far away.
Advice to owner:
Do better. Be a human. Take care of your tenants who have been there for 20+ years. And stop over charging new tenants with false promises.
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Wouldn’t want anyone I love to live there

Former Tenant
Pros:
Vintage marble and tile bathroom with window, quiet block.
Cons:
Water heater needs to be replaced; at least once a month we had no hot water in our unit. Although the superintendent is nice to your face, he wrongly thinks he knows best even though his “fixes” to things are always cheap and temporary. Takes 3+ days for the super and/or repairperson to address anything that breaks, no matter how critical it is (ex. plumbing).
Advice to owner:
Get a property management software where tenants can file repair tickets and everyone in the building can communicate with each other. Super needs to be more organized. Also, get more washers and dryers. AJ Clarke staff is slow to respond to emails and short with their responses - comes off as rude/dismissive. AJ Clarke also ignores your calls - they will never call you back if you leave a voicemail.
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Solid experience at 227

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location, laundry room access, virtual doorman
Cons:
Noise from neighbors, size of bathroom and kitchen, unwilling to negotiate rent decrease due to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Advice to owner:
Better price options due to the COVID-19 pandemic
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163 West 17th street ny,ny

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is good
Cons:
Terrible and lazy live in super
Advice to owner:
Stop the Hazardous BLACK MOLD in your apartments and building. Beware get the housing preservation department to test your apartment
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Good quiet building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Amazing location, above bakery so always smells good, clean enough, modernizing apartments, quiet, super is very responsive. Good mix of families and YoPros that are very respectful.
Cons:
Not the prettiest entrance/hallways, no rooftop access, no pets at all, no camera at front door. Water gets VERY hot and then very cold, not consistent w temperature.
Advice to owner:
Let us use the roof!!!
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Great Building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Cleanliness, spacious, well kept
Cons:
A little outdated
Advice to owner:
Continue to keep up with building cleanliness!
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Great place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Incredible super, good units
Cons:
Some doors are right on the living room and has a bit of noise thst will flow in easily
Advice to owner:
Keep it up
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