Daniel Hochberg

16 Properties

679 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 107 violations which is 0.15 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
21Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
70Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
16Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2022-02-10Section 27-2005 adm code refit door in the entrance located at apt 2b, 2nd story, 1st apartment from west at northCiv14 mailed
2021-06-29Section 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective bell buzzer and intercom return system from building front entrance door to in the entire apartment located at apt 4w, 4th story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2021-06-29Section 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 heating ventilation air condition hvac units installed on wall at building rear ( total 9 )Nov sent out
2020-01-06Section 27-2014 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. scrape and remove rust scales and paint with 2 coats of paint all stories, all balconies, and all components at fire escapeNot complied with
2019-12-20Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling at public hall, 6th storyNot complied with
2019-04-18Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation at ceiling between 3rd and 4th floor at intermediate landing at public hall stairs, 3rd storyNov sent out
2019-04-18Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation at ceiling between 2nd and 3rd floor at intermediate landing at public hall stairs, 2nd storyNov sent out
2018-03-07Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at all walls and ceiling at public hall, 5th storyNot complied with
2018-02-21Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department ceiling at second story at public hallNov sent out
2017-07-30Section 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 storyNot complied with
2017-04-25Section 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 east located at apt 4c, 4th story, 1st apartment from north at eastViolation will be reinspected
2017-01-23Section 53, 187, 231 m/d law and department rules and regulations. provide a shoe properly secured to bottom of string of dropladder (bent shoe) at fire escape, section ''front ''Not complied with
2016-12-22Section 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 storyNot complied with
2016-07-24Section 27-2005 adm code paint metal in accordance with dept. regulation metal cornice at front of buildingNot complied with
2015-12-01Section 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 suspended ceiling in bathroom, kitchen and room n4 located at apt 5, 2nd story, 1st apartment from south at westNov sent out
2015-11-13Section 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 in the 1st room from north located at apt 25, 2nd story, apartment at northNot complied with
2015-11-13Section 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 in the 2nd room from north located at apt 25, 2nd story, apartment at northNot complied with
2015-09-01Section 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 sun deck at roofNot complied with
2014-07-07Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing hook and eye bolt at building entrance door from street to vestibuleNov sent out
2014-07-07Section 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove device preventing door from being self-closing hook and eye bolt at vestibule door to 1st story public hallNov sent out
2014-04-09Section 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 paneling at the ceiling and south wall at public hall, 1st storyNot complied with

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Renter Recommendations

60% of renters recommend this building

60% of renters approve of this owner

Rents and Deposits

95% of renters received their security deposits back
It HAS NOT been reported if this building accepts electronic rent payments.

Reviews

Good but not worth the price

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good apartment layouts, wonderful staff, great shared facilities when they are actually available to use
Cons:
Paper thin walls , ton of tenants , always being renovated which made WFH annoying
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It’s OK

Former Tenant
Pros:
Living room area was spacious, the entrance lets you buzz people in with your phone
Cons:
Beers by the stairs, the outside is really slippery when it snows
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Basically a frat house

Former Tenant
Pros:
The apartments are newly renovated. If you want the college frat house experience live here. If you want to live and operate as a well adjusted adult, maybe not.
Cons:
Tenants are like infants, can not clean up for themselves. Hallways are disgusting, covered in beer cans, tenants leave their trash bags outside their doors for days. Roof gets trashed, loud parties from the first floor. Laundry is a nightmare only 2 w/d for 6 floors of tenants. Heat is insane, have to keep windows open all winter. Small apartments.
Advice to owner:
See above
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A realistic review

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location & elevator service
Cons:
Water pressure is bad
Advice to owner:
Introduce yourself to your tenants
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Amazing location, management basically inexistent

Former Tenant
Pros:
Small building with only three units, so it’s generally quiet and nice. The building common areas (staircase, entrance, etc) don’t get cleaned that often.
Cons:
Walk up building, no control over heat, no AC
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Expensive, Loud within a block of a homeless shelter

Former Tenant
Pros:
Across from the park
Cons:
Windows are so old, so if you’re on 15th street you hear everything, literally everything . Which is a lot, as 15th st is an outlet for a traffic circle with a bus line, near bars and movie theatres and now has a homeless shelter down the block so expect crazy people cursing at the top of their lungs every night until 3am. You couldn’t pay me to live here. Wish I knew.
Advice to owner:
REPLACE THE WINDOWS. PETITION THE CITY TO GET THE HOMELESS SHELTER OUT OF THE PARK SLOPEARMORY
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The collective is meh

Former Tenant
Pros:
Laundry in building, and it’s pretty safe.
Cons:
Roaches and rats that run outside of it. We had two mice in our apartment and multiple roaches. It was disgusting.
Advice to owner:
Have a better exterminator
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Alright for recent grads

Former Tenant
Pros:
This is a good building for starter apartments. Very small and basic amenities
Cons:
We were without a dishwasher for 4 months with no help from the super :( very frustrating and rent is so high for such a small place. Also, many packages stolen from package room (and package room hours suck).
Advice to owner:
NEW PACKAGE ROOM STAFF AND PROTOCOL PLUS BETTER HOURS
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It’s an okay place

Former Tenant
Pros:
In a really nice neighborhood if you’re a college student
Cons:
Heating is horrible. Pest control is horrible
Advice to owner:
You should lower the rents.
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Worthy the price

Former Tenant
Pros:
The building is really clean; amenities are amazing. The doorman is nice.
Cons:
However, the building is old but given the price, it is worthy the moneys.
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Kind of overpriced but fine

Former Tenant
Pros:
All the apartments are renovated
Cons:
The units themselves are pretty small
Advice to owner:
To be less strict about the roof deck when it is already warm in March Charge less
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Small But Modern and Updated Units

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice appliances, good response time from management
Cons:
Management not very helpful even though they respond quick.
Advice to owner:
Listen to the tenants
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Awful greedy management

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location, modern appliances
Cons:
Rats outside everyday, rude super, claims it’s luxury but it’s far from it
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Oriana ran by the wrong lady

Former Tenant
Pros:
The doormen/women we're always sweet and helpful. Great to see them throughout the day.
Cons:
Management had this lady named Sheeri. Very rude lady, you could tell she did not know what she was doing when it came to her job.
Advice to owner:
Would be great if this building had a more capable manager. Sheeri was just terrible in so many ways.
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Avenue C

Former Tenant
Pros:
Renovated apartment Responsive super
Cons:
Unreliable heating Noisy streets Small bedrooms No camera when buzzing in so lots of package theft
Advice to owner:
Replace front door camera
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Review for 144 East 24th

Former Tenant
Pros:
Trash was taken out on time, apartment was for the most part quiet though in the summer first floor tenants threw loud parties sometimes.
Cons:
Heat/hot water turned off many times throughout the lease without warning, after emailing would just receive notice that they're looking into it. Radiators would emit banging noises constantly through the night, never fixed by management. Lobby was sometimes dirty with solo cups/beer cans.
Advice to owner:
Please fix your radiators, and give better estimates on when heat/hot water are going to be down and how long it'll take to fix.
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153 Ludlow St

Former Tenant
Pros:
Clean, friendly neighbors
Cons:
Management is responsive but sometimes will cut cost to fix things partially
Advice to owner:
Invest in the building and keep it shape with the quality of things that were installed during the Reno
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Good building, a bit overpriced

Former Tenant
Pros:
Staff is great, common areas are cleaned regularly
Cons:
Roof deck and gyms not in the best shape. 1/2 of the BBQs haven’t worked in about a year. Equipment from the gyms has been missing since start of the pandemic. The roof deck furniture is incomplete (missing cushions). Easy fixes but they need to be addressed.
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Pretty good place to live and rent stabilized

Former Tenant
Pros:
Amazing amenities + beautiful rooftop. Rent stabilized,
Cons:
Loud neighbors, small rooms, property manager will try to let themselves into your apartment without permission
Advice to owner:
Stop trying to enter peoples homes without speaking with them prior. This is illegal
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eh..not worth it

Former Tenant
Pros:
- location - great building staff / doorman / super
Cons:
- price , sq ft - air vents / air conditioning heat units suck - old - things break often - elevators slow
Advice to owner:
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Good stay for 1 month

Former Tenant
Pros:
The building is clean and new. Apartment is renovated and fully furnished. Like a hotel. Very good quality and the kitchen is amazing
Cons:
No waste separation
Advice to owner:
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Great building to live in!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nice and new
Cons:
Far from work
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Skip this hell hole

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is amazing
Cons:
Lazy, non-responsive management and ownership. Complete dump, no repairs or upgrades.
Advice to owner:
Comply with housing code
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TERRIBLE & CANT WAIT TO LEAVE

Former Tenant
Pros:
not much going for them
Cons:
managment is awful and doesn’t know how to fix issues especially when being told more than once. so overpriced for what it is
Advice to owner:
Improve responsiveness & maybe clean once in a while
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Bugs and tiny rooms

Former Tenant
Pros:
Relatively clean. Good appliances. Good commute to midtown. Good location
Cons:
Had a cockroach problem, management was responsive in sending exterminators but issue never went away. Apartment bedrooms were very small and at the time (pre-COVID) prices were way too high. I left the apartment perfectly clean when I moved and they charged us 180 bucks or so from our deposit for cleaning, which was 100% a scam we just didn’t have any pictures of the place when we left.
Advice to owner:
Don’t mess around with the deposits. Fix the bug problem. Prices should reflect one bedroom essentially being a closet/small office.
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Over Priced Dump

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location and exposed brick
Cons:
The apartment is an offshoot of another building and has not been maintained since it was renovated around 10 years ago. It is falling apart and ownership is unresponsive unless you file a housing complaint. There was no heat or hot water for nearly a year.
Advice to owner:
Respond and comply with housing code.
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Wouldn’t complain if heat would work for more than a few weeks at a time!!!

Former Tenant
Pros:
The apartments are updated and there are two laundry rooms in the building around the corner. There is a doorman there as well to collect packages. Rent is pretty low (due to COVID) and the building is located in a fun and safe area. The stairwell of the building is cleaned (mopped) probably every week or two. Exterminator available on a monthly basis upon request. I really like the super but unfortunately management is not the best.
Cons:
My heat was broken for all of November and most of December. After complaining to management throughout the month of November, they finally fixed the heat, but it broke again a couple weeks later. They offered me a small discount off of rent after some SERIOUS bargaining. While the heat still works slightly now, one of my rooms is still 55°F (this is after I already put more insulation on the windows). I have submitted another complaint and they are in no rush to fix it whatsoever. Additionally, when I moved in, there were 7-8 cockroaches that came out of the shower drain. This was because the apartment hadn’t been lived in for ~3 months, but I would’ve hoped they had had an exterminator come in prior to my move in. Luckily they took care of this right away.
Advice to owner:
Don’t leave your tenants in the cold! And be more lenient with giving discounted rent - I could’ve called 311 on you MANY times. Also, ignoring multiple emails in a row is not the best business etiquette.
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Loud + took forever to return deposit

Former Tenant
Pros:
- good location - newish appliances - laundry in building - front desk person but only for certain times of the week.
Cons:
- rude live-in landlord - SUPER LOUD area. Construction all the time on the street and in the building. - SUPER LOUD neighbors. Murray hill is frat investment boy central. Parties starting Thursday night until Saturday. Very loud. No. - TINY apartments for the price. My room was literally a box. (My fault for not measuring the room beforehand. Always do this!!) - bad communication between landlord and tenants. During Covid, i asked to negotiate contract and never heard from them. - took more than the NY-mandated 14 days to give back deposit. Super wishy-washy and kept avoiding us. Called them multiple times and was hung up on. Super shady. Heard this happened to multiple people too.
Advice to owner:
Get it together and stop scamming peoples deposit money!!!!
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