Sina Mahfar

10 Properties

143 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 148 violations which is 1.03 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is worse than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
53Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
53Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
39Class 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
2022-02-15(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
2022-02-15(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
2021-12-17Section 329, m/d law and dept. rules and regs. provide a completed certificate of inspection visits in a proper frame at or near mailboxes, bottom edge of frame between 48-62 inches above floor frame missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-11-22Section 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
2021-11-22Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-11-22Section 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-11-22Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-11-22Section 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
2021-11-22Section 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
2021-11-04Section 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
2021-11-04Section 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
2021-09-30Section 329, m/d law and dept. rules and regs. provide a completed certificate of inspection visits in a proper frame at or near mailboxes, bottom edge of frame between 48-62 inches above floor frame missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-08-25Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing escutcheon plate at top of riser in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 10, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2021-08-25Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation heat riser in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 10, 3rd story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2021-08-25Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the 2nd room from north at east, the 1st room from north at east, the 1st room from north at west, the kitchen located at apt 13, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-08-04Section 27-2049 adm code post and maintain a street number on the front of the dwelling plainly visible from the sidewalk.Nov sent out
2021-08-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling, all walls in the 1st room from north at west located at apt 13, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-08-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling, all walls in the kitchen located at apt 13, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-08-01Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling, all walls in the 2nd room from north at east located at apt 13, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-08-01Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood floor in the 2nd room from north at east located at apt 13, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2021-06-11Section 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 storyNov sent out
2021-06-11Section 27-2046.1 hmc: post a proper notice of carbon monoxide detecting device requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, in a common area of a class a multiple dwelling near inspection certificate or provide notice to tenants in a private dwelling.Nov sent out
2021-06-11Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-06-11Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box sign missing at the time of inspection at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-04-01(a) � hmc:file annual bedbug report in accordance with hpd rule as described on the back of this notice of violation or as described on hpd?s website, www.nyc.gov\hpd, search bed bugs.Nov sent out
2021-03-15Section 329, m/d law and dept. rules and regs. provide a completed certificate of inspection visits in a proper frame at or near mailboxes, bottom edge of frame between 48-62 inches above floor missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-03-15Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-03-15Section 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
2021-03-15Section 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
2021-03-15Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box missing at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-03-15Section 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2021-03-15Section 27-2053 adm code post sign on wall of entrance story bearing name, address including apartment number if any, and telephone number of superintendent, janitor or housekeeper. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-11-16Section 27-2046.1 hmc: post a proper notice of carbon monoxide detecting device requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, in a common area of a class a multiple dwelling near inspection certificate or provide notice to tenants in a private dwelling. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-11-16Section 27-2104 adm code post and maintain a proper sign on wall of entrance story showing the registration number assigned by the department and the address of the building. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-11-16Section 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 sent out
2020-11-16Section 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 no frame present at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-11-16Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box no signage present at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-11-16Section 26-1103 admin. code: post and maintain a proper notice on wall of the entrance story in english and spanish on the availability of the agency?s housing information guide. a sample notice can be found at www.nyc.gov/hpd. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-11-10Section 27-2026 adm code reset, so as to secure a proper and tight connection, the water closet bowl , in the 1st bathroom from north located at apt 24, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov sent out
2020-08-14Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department all peeling paint surfaces in the private hallway , the 2nd room from east located at apt 24, 5th story, 2nd apartment from east at southNov sent out
2020-03-06Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2020-01-23Section 300 m/d law file plans and application and legalize the following alteration or restore to the legal condition existing prior to the making of said alteration partition wall erected from floor to ceiling with door creating additional room in the 2nd room from east located at apt 6, 4th story, 1st apartment from west at northNov sent out
2020-01-19Section 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 .. at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2019-02-24Section 27-2005 adm code refit vestibule door , 1st storyNov sent out
2018-09-28Section 27-2048 adm code paint or post a sign indicating floors at or near stairs all stories at public hallNov sent out
2018-06-06Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected at public hall, 1st storyNov sent out
2017-10-23Section 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., 1st storyNov sent out
2017-10-23Section 27-2045 adm code post a proper notice of smoke detector requirements, in a form approved by the commissioner, at or near the mail box , , 1st storyNov sent out
2017-10-23Section 27-2005 hmc: post, in a form approved by the commissioner, and maintain a notice in a common area of the building regarding the procedures that should be followed when a gas leak is suspected, 1st storyNov sent out
2017-10-23Section 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. , 1st storyNov sent out
2015-07-24Section 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 storyNot complied with
2014-10-14Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department walls throughout in the entire apartment located at apt 13, 5th story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2014-08-07Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing electric outlet cover at west wall in the 1st room from north at east located at apt 13, 4th story, 2nd apartment from south at westNov 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

Good price - crazy experience

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice location in the Village, close to tons of bars, clubs, WSP
Cons:
Front door didn’t lock, homeless people and delivery drivers were always congregating on the stoop, bathtub didn’t drain, fire escape had no ladder, roaches, etc.
Advice to owner:
Please respond to tenants when they have concerns. I reached out to management so many times when things broke down and usually got nothing more than “sorry about that.”
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Awful. Cramped. Unstable.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location. If you keep your apartment clean it’s a pretty cleanly apartment.
Cons:
Management is not prompt. Went months without A/C. Horrible communication.
Advice to owner:
Please be better.
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Overpriced and small

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location , great area
Cons:
So small , building had a weird odor
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Awful place to live

Former Tenant
Pros:
Really nice finishes in my apartment and every unit has a view. Great location for subways.
Cons:
Management is terrible. We had no heat in January and they didn’t respond once. We had a rat infestation for months before they did anything. My stove has been broken, the person they hired to fix blatantly stated it needed to be thrown away. Building front door is broken 2 times a week
Advice to owner:
Hire a property manager? If you already have one, fire them. Also spend some time reading the landlord laws.
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Good but unresponsive

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good heat, thick walls, and consistent pest removal and trash pickup.
Cons:
Unresponsive owners. If anything breaks, expect a long time to get it fixed; the door to the building was broken for months and we had to go through the trash hallway. If you forget your keys, don't expect a response from the super or owner.
Advice to owner:
Respond more timely to tenants.
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Location, location, location

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is amazing. Close to all the fun in the LES without being right on top of it. And there's laundry in this unit.
Cons:
The AC doesn't work when it's over 85 degrees. And it's small.
Advice to owner:
Fix the central air.
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143 ludlow street

Former Tenant
Pros:
Management easy to reach Water, heat, A/C always good
Cons:
flooding problems, appliances always break
Advice to owner:
Buy Better appliances
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Do not rent!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is close to WSP,
Cons:
Heat and hot water was being “maintenanced” (read: unusable) at least 3 times between the months of January and March. Longest lasted for a week. We were provided space heaters but nothing else was done, no timeline of when it would be done and often no warning. Never once had contact with the landlord. Did not even know the name of the landlord to put on new rent applications. Oven never worked the entire time I lived there, sent in multiple maintenance requests that were never attended to. Any maintenance request sent in was completely ignored.
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Not the worst not the best

Former Tenant
Pros:
New and no pests
Cons:
Noisy neighbors terrible management
Advice to owner:
Listen to your tenants
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Won’t fix broken items

Former Tenant
Pros:
A well designed building
Cons:
They ignore you when things need fixing
Advice to owner:
Be responsive
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Loud but fun area

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location, relatively sound proof windows
Cons:
Loud neighbors, slow response from management
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Small but clean

Former Tenant
Pros:
Clean affordable great location key fob entry
Cons:
Very small spaces. No closet space
Advice to owner:
Some bedrooms are not legal sIze to be considered a bedroom
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Mixed bag but net positive

Former Tenant
Pros:
Hallways are cleaned regularly, stairs are wide and shallow, the building interior was obviously renovated recently with nice stone & hardwood floors, bright lighting in the hallways, and security cameras. Front door is secure. Very fast WiFi connection!
Cons:
Maintenance requests via the online portal are extremely slow, soundproofing between lateral apartments and through the unit doors is very minimal (but fine vertically). Steam radiator heat only turns on if the weather is below ~50 degrees so the units do get cold quickly especially with the drafty windows
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81 Orchard Street

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location and decent space/apartment unit amenities for the area
Cons:
Noisy - both inside and outside. Management was really uncommunicative with residents - to the point that when there was major renovation work, we weren't even notified until we opened our unit's door and had a plastic sheet covering our entrance.
Advice to owner:
Better communication with residents would go a long way
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Good Amenities, Ghosting Landlord & Supers

Former Tenant
Pros:
Building is pretty quiet overall given the neighborhood. Trash/recycling is regularly cleared out on our floor.
Cons:
We’ve had several issues in the apartment that required attention (broken AC, broken dryer, leaks, etc.) - the landlord and super were okay at getting to our place for emergencies, but other maintenance work or repairs are still unfinished after months of asking. They’ve recently implemented a new maintenance request form, but so far this has not affected how effectively they get repairs done. Also, gym is unusable in my experience (close to trash chute so it smells terrible and is not cleaned regularly if ever).
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Decent building with no hot water

Former Tenant
Pros:
Some apartments are newly renovated and it’s a quiet but fun block
Cons:
Hot water never worked. SMA equities is trash at responding to maintenance requests.
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Trash in halls

Former Tenant
Pros:
Water pressure was fine, as was heating.
Cons:
Loud building, mice in trash room, trash accumulation
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Terrible landlords here

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location location location
Cons:
Landlords, price, and landlords
Advice to owner:
Answer your emails and fix your shit
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Good, not great

Former Tenant
Pros:
Some units have new appliances and laundry in units. First floor has no units, which is nice for passing up and down.
Cons:
Management is EXTREMELY unresponsive and unhelpful, don’t expect much help with figuring out rent portal set up/management. Supers are super nice and helpful but property managers aren’t always quick, helpful, or good at directing tenants on how to request support. If they don’t save your number, they just won’t respond. Cockroaches in winter and flies in summer. Drains get super nasty and water pressure is awful.
Advice to owner:
Find better systems for responsiveness.
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Worst Management in NYC

Former Tenant
Pros:
My unit had great natural light but many others were not so lucky. Be wary and don’t move in here sight unseen.
Cons:
Broken appliances upon move in that took months to fix. Beware of false advertising and misleading information. No security cameras and only some units have roof access. No response from management even during emergencies. Malfunctions with heat and AC at frequent. You’re on your own if you move in here management and the super are useless.
Advice to owner:
Respond to tenants, at the very least do the bare minimum of your job.
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Absolutely terrible to rent from

Former Tenant
Pros:
Jeanette from the leasing office is lovely. Good location and mostly respectful neighbors minus a few bad apples that spoil the bunch.
Cons:
They are completely unreachable and unreliable and do not care if things in their buildings are in need of repair. They simply ignore the issue. The ceiling in the foyer falls off and water leaks in every time it rains and they simply do nothing. Heat and hot water is sporadic. They are rude and condescending when you complain about things they are legally required to fix.
Advice to owner:
Start caring about your buildings and your tenants. Do what you are required to by law.
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Fine walkup

Former Tenant
Pros:
Well maintained (for the most part) hallways.
Cons:
Management hardly responds to issues and complaints, water pressure is poor, roof security system is constantly setting off sirens in the hallway.
Advice to owner:
Respond to maintenance requests and fix the roof security system
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Nonexistent Super

Former Tenant
Pros:
There are very few pros about this building. The only pro that comes to mind is its lower east side location.
Cons:
Unresponsive management - don’t expect to ever hear back from management, they don’t care about you, they just want your $$. There is no super for the building. There are rats in the trash in the building. Very loud neighbors.
Advice to owner:
Get an in building super! RESPOND TO YOUR TENANTS!
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Loved the Apt, Hated Mgmt

Former Tenant
Pros:
I liked the location right by Grand Street and Citi bike stations across the street. Trader Joe’s is really close and you can easily get to Soho on bike or about a 20 min walk. Roof isn’t “allowed” but everyone goes on anyways.
Cons:
Apt was not clean when we moved in, mildew in shower and burnt food on the stove. No one came to clean even after they said they would, I had to scrub the shower myself. Had issues with washing machine on day 1 and it took 2 months to get fixed. I was constantly talking to them, had to call all the time and get information. Turns out it usually is fixed within a few days but they “aren’t sure” why it took so long with me. They have an app where you can submit requests, several times they close your requests without any response. If you want to get something fixed, either do it yourself or expect to call someone higher up. Someone came to fix our ice maker (which never worked, even after the “fix”) and they left trash in the apt and the fridge was moved away from the wall and not pushed back. SMA Equities was the building mgmt- I will avoid any buildings with them as mgmt from now on.
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive. Check the apartments thoroughly before people move in and if something doesn’t work, then fix it
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