LA Maruja Realty Corp

32 Properties

593 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 38 violations which is 0.06 violations per unit for their entire portfolio.
That is better than the city average, which is 0.59 violations per unit.
Non-hazardous
4Class A
Non-Hazardous violations (i.e. no peephole on a door, or no street # on the building)
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Hazardous
24Class B
Hazardous violations (i.e. smoke detector issues, inadequate lighting)
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Immediately-hazardous
10Class C
Immediately Hazardous (i.e. rodents, inadequate heat or hot water)
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Approval DateDescriptionCurrent Status
2020-11-03Section 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling in the kitchen located at apt 1d, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southInvalid certification
2019-07-31Section 27-2005 adm code refit the door in the entrance located at apt 1d, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2019-07-30Section 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department at ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 1d, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at southNov sent out
2016-11-02Section 27-2005 adm code replace with new the missing vinyl floor tiles in the foyer located at apt 3c, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from west at northNov 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

Decent building, some issues though

Former Tenant
Pros:
Elevator, laundry in building Super is really helpful Apartment is spacious and has a great layout
Cons:
Laundry machines keep breaking down Hot water and/or heating wouldn’t work occasionally Minor pest control issues; recently there have been rodents spotted Management is fine, but unwilling to negotiate or meet you halfway on lease renewals
Advice to owner:
Work with tenants on rent instead of suddenly raising it by 25-30% and fix the boiler please!!
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Solid building, good super, responsive management.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Have had close to no issues in 2 years at this building. Super is nice and responsive, management is organized and answers questions and requests quickly. Not noisy.
Cons:
Elevator could be better.
Advice to owner:
Not much! Maybe switch from coin to card laundry?
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It’s on the UES

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location and area
Cons:
Hallway and building is run down
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Good responsive landlord

Former Tenant
Pros:
Responsive landlord, friendly neighbors.
Cons:
Reoccurring rodent issues. Heat often shuts off randomly, though always fixed promptly.
Advice to owner:
Evaluate entire building for rodents.
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Old, no fuss building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Large apartments, quiet neighbors, relatively inexpensive rents
Cons:
Non-responsive landlord, poorly managed garbage which is always overflowing, and bad heating (way too hot, heat stays on until June!), things take a long time to fix (like broken front door)
Advice to owner:
Be more responsive to the needs of your tenants and hire a building manager who actually takes pride in the cleanliness of the building
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Previous tenant - pre Covid

Former Tenant
Pros:
Very responsive super and owner lives next door - she is also very responsive. Very quiet neighbors for the most part.
Cons:
Heat levels felt too high for time of year — lobby could use some renovations.
Advice to owner:
Add camera in the lobby for packages
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Quiet and tidy

Former Tenant
Pros:
Quiet and tidy in great neighborhood
Cons:
No laundry room
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Kahen is the worst

Former Tenant
Pros:
Superintendent. The only pro of the building is him.
Cons:
Kahen is unresponsive and has a faulty boiler that is ready to explode any second. It makes noise that permeates through both this building and the neighbor building. Imagine Mike Tyson hitting your floor to ceiling heat risers with a baseball bat every 2 seconds. All day. Everyday.
Advice to owner:
I'd give advice but they obviously don't listen.
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Worst building ever..do not move in

Former Tenant
Pros:
The location is ok but not worth the living conditions while paying market
Cons:
Massive mouse problem Noisy neighbors even police show up constantly Filthy Street garbage always overflowing Not maintained well Hallways never cleaned Smelly entrance Trashbags in hallway at all hours
Advice to owner:
Clean clean clean! Fix the garbage! Fix the pests! Fix the building!
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Terrible place, renter beware

Former Tenant
Pros:
Kind of a decent price, though the rent is going up and up.
Cons:
Where do I start. Paper thin walls so you can hear everything. Hallways are always dirty and recycling overflows. We can always smell strong cooking smells from other apartments and people smoking. The street seems quiet but is actually super noisy because of bus route and proximity to FDR. Building not very responsive to repairs or pests. We got mice three times.
Advice to owner:
Please do better
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Studio Apartment Decent

Former Tenant
Pros:
Rent Stabilized Nice windows
Cons:
Pest issues - bugs AND mice Non responsive management Flooded kitchen from sink The pest control person they hired is incompetent Dirty common areas Stolen packages caved in floors
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Not bad for ‘first apartment’ new yorkers.

Former Tenant
Pros:
Great location & transit nearby
Cons:
Management is lacking, common areas unkempt.
Advice to owner:
provide better maintenance and renovate.
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Cheap rent, responsive management

Former Tenant
Pros:
We've enjoyed our time here. Apartments are pretty narrow, but decent space for the price. Ours had high ceilings and was a studio loft--great deal! Most street facing units have sliding glass doors to the fire escape--our only window, but it was definitely nice to have. Management usually very responsive to any problems. Live-in super is personable and effective, though always needed to follow up on when he was coming by.
Cons:
Hallways are a bit grungy, though they did finally paint over the garish wallpaper. We could frequently smell food and smoke in the hallway, but that didn't travel into our apartment. Elevator breaks down quite a bit, as do the machines in the laundry room.
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Not bad not great

Former Tenant
Pros:
Clean, no pests, great location
Cons:
Landlords are unresponsive and apathetic. Old appliances, rental-typical thick white paint over everything.
Advice to owner:
Don’t build an AC unit into the wall if you’re going to make me pay for it when it breaks
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Simple Overview from current tenant

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good neihhbothood and convenient in terms of transportation.
Cons:
The garbage truck could wake you up
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Well your close to the park

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location is killer
Cons:
Old not well maintained building. The common areea is never cleaned by management. Numerous chipped tiles on stairway and the walls are filthy.. The garbage outdoor overflows ad least 2 times a week.
Advice to owner:
Spend the money get a professional porter and renovate the common areas.
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Location Location Location

Former Tenant
Pros:
83rd street is right in the heart of it all
Cons:
Garbage is in the back of the hallway
Advice to owner:
Thank you for the responsiveness
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It did the job

Former Tenant
Pros:
Convenientish location and responsive super
Cons:
Pretty noisy walking through halls and extremely hot pipes/heat
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Responsive LL, wacky neighbors

Former Tenant
Pros:
LL owns building and lives in basement, is usually around.
Cons:
Alleyway behind apt is so violently loud and you’ll be awoken at 4am for trash runs if you’re back facing. Apartments very small and overpriced for other buildings in the immediate area (even within the same block).
Advice to owner:
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Simple and Quiet, no frills, very safe

Former Tenant
Pros:
Safe, interesting units, sunlight, storage, friendly and considerate neighbors
Cons:
Mice problems on multiple occasions. Rat infestation on the corner of the block - took years to resolve. Common areas (carpeted stairs and etc) smells old/dank, could have better lighting
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Better options for less $

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location to subway
Cons:
Garbage not taken out often enough. Management acts like they couldn’t care less to help solve any problems. Poor value apartments in general.
Advice to owner:
Start caring about the quality of the building and more importantly, its tenants, by hiring a management company that actually puts effort in.
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Avoid at all costs

Former Tenant
Pros:
No pros that I can think of
Cons:
Loud super, lack of pest control, unresponsive management requests, doesn’t return security deposits and if they do it’s an argument. They have no proof of any damage and they’ve owned the building less than a year!
Advice to owner:
Get some morals and treat your tenants right. You know what’s right and wrong.
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Glad to be here

Former Tenant
Pros:
Having to front doors locked gives me a good sense of security. Having a great ‘super’ & Bldg Svcs helps. The stairway & hallway floors are mopped on a regular basis.
Cons:
Although this is something the building management cannot control, the smell of marijuana that seeps thru the walls, ceilings floors etc. and (possibly fire escapes) and they out the stairwell is unacceptable. Secondhand smoke, regardless from cigarette or pot, is secondhand smoke.
Advice to owner:
The stairwell walls are cracking peeling, need to be fixed and painted. Also due to the years of traffic it must be hard to maintain true cleanliness with the mopping that does take place (kudos for that) it would be great if the stairways, including handrails would be Steam Cleaned.
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Reliable older building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Consistent heat/hot water/other utilities, responsive management company
Cons:
Common areas could be cleaner
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I love 24 Henry and Cynthia

Former Tenant
Pros:
The natural light, the neighbors and neighborhood, the cleanliness, the landlord (Cynthia)
Cons:
I have nothing bad to say about the building or owners
Advice to owner:
Keep being the best
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Low end cleanliness

Former Tenant
Pros:
Nothing to recommend but proximity to Q train
Cons:
Landlord raised the rent last March in spite of the pandemic! No decreases offered!!! Garbage and cleanliness is minimal
Advice to owner:
Don’t increase rent and then provide zero upgrades to the building or tenants especially during the pandemic!! This is the worst building on the block monitor other neighbors who dump their garbage or dog poo at the building too!
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Miss moving here!

Former Tenant
Pros:
Convenient location, clean for NYC, adequate heat, notices on water shut off etc always prompt with enough warning, nice tenants.
Cons:
There were some loud tenants that the noise shook the building but it wasn’t constant.
Advice to owner:
Advice not available
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Kinda sorta ok place

Former Tenant
Pros:
Sorta big apt
Cons:
It’s a walk up so moving in and out is a all day event
Advice to owner:
Vacuum the halls more than once a month and fix the whole overflowing garbage issue
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Don’t move in

Former Tenant
Pros:
Location: grocery stores and subway just a block away
Cons:
Poor maintenance. Outdated, dirty, stained hallway carpeting. Dyers in basement have been broken for over 3 years. Super is unfriendly and honestly the laziest person I’ve ever met, he won’t help with anything you ask him to do. Cockroaches and mice... beware folks, this is a poorly maintained building
Advice to owner:
Just because this is a rent stabilized building doesn’t mean you can neglect it’s tenants and maintenance. Invest in hiring a Super that cares. Invest in replacing and repairing the laundry room. Replace the hallway carpets. Paint the walls
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Truly the worst living experience

Former Tenant
Pros:
The apartment is visually appealing
Cons:
Dealing with Rialto is an absolute wreck. We lived with mice in our apartment for a full year. When they actually respond, they don’t offer much help. They sent an exterminator a few times, but after they kept coming back, they gave up trying to help us. I literally would find mouse poop in my bed. When our fire alarms were not working, getting them to replace them was like pulling teeth. They came to our apt, took the old ones out and didn’t replace. They proceeded to tell us they did replace them and they wouldn’t be returning. Sending a picture of the missing alarms wasn’t even enough for them. They also keep their garbage inside the building on the first floor. By the end of the week it piles up and smells repulsive. Maybe that’s why they have a pest problem.
Advice to owner:
Make your apartments LIVBLE and listen to your tenants when they tell you there is an issue. Also, figure out a way to have your garbage outside the building.
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Misleadingly Good Units

Former Tenant
Pros:
Good location, quiet neighborhood, near subway
Cons:
Building management takes a while to fix things, no area to store trash so you have to hold it in your unit, things break weekly, poorly maintained building, no on site super, radiators are really old so they hiss loudly
Advice to owner:
Get a trash collection space
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Overall great building

Former Tenant
Pros:
Responsive and relaxed management company, pest free, perfect location, well kept for the most part, nice quiet neighbors
Cons:
Space is small but it’s NYC so that’s expected, outdated appliances/finishes, if you live on the south side of the building it can be noisy from the busy street, hallways could use some updating/fresh paint, sometimes garbage outside is overflowing
Advice to owner:
Maybe have the garbage removed more often to prevent overflow
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