RCR Management Manages New Acquisitions

RCR Management is property manager for the four new buildings acquired by Lea Eisenberg C/O C. Rosenblatt Trusts LLC. The two in Manhattan are 225 Central Park North as described in the Real Deal at http://therealdeal.com/2015/01/28/central-park-north-rental-building-trades-for-33m/ and  652 West 189th Street. The two in Queens are 45-41 39th Place and 41-15 50th Ave, both in Sunnyside as described in the Real Deal at http://therealdeal.com/2016/09/06/rcr-buys-two-sunnyside-rentals-for-49m/  updating the portfolio of buildings in Manhattan and Queens held by the family as follows:
Manhattan
35 Union Square West
120 West 79th Street
101 West 85th Street
100 West 86th Street
102 West 86th Street
166 West 86th Street
155 Riverside Drive
275 Central Park West
205 West 88th Street
610 Amsterdam Avenue
55 West 92nd Street
27 West 96th Street
760 Amsterdam Avenue
280 Riverside Drive
290 Riverside Drive
305 Riverside Drive
900 West End Avenue
412 West 110th Street
225 Central Park North
425 Riverside Drive
515 West 122nd Street
521 West 122nd Street
652 West 189th Street
Queens
1014 Neilson Street, Far Rockaway
209-30 43 Avenue, Bayside
211-01 42 Avenue, Bayside
42-11 Corporal Kennedy Street, Bayside
42-41 Corporal Kennedy Street, Bayside
210-01 43 Avenue, Bayside
210-02 42 Avenue, Bayside
84-50 Austin Street, Kew Gardens
221-35 90 Avenue
89-39 221st Place, Queens Village
42-34 212 Street
210-02 43 Avenue
45-41 39th Place, Sunnyside
41-15 50th Ave, Sunnyside

Block and Lot numbers, alternative building addresses along with the New Jersey properties may be found on the Properties Profile page.

As of November 1, 2016, there are 138 complaints and 43 open violations at  652 West 189th Street on the HPD website.

Open violations:

Open Violations – ALL DATES
There are 43 Violations. Arranged by category:  A class: 11   B class: 23    C class: 9   I class: 0
 
Apt
Story
Reported Date,
nov ISSUED
Date
Hzrd Class  Order no    Violation ID,
NOV ID
Violation Description Status
Status Date
Certify By Date
Actual Cert. Date
5D
5
2016/10/19 2016/10/21 C 790 11442881 5541332 § 27-2043.1 hmc install the missing or repair/replace the defective window guard(s) in accordance with the specifications of the new york city health code section 24 rcny chapter 12. wg to install = 1; wg to replace = 0; wg to repair = 0; located at apt 5d, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at south NOV SENT 2016/10/21 2016/11/23
5D
5
2016/10/19 2016/10/21 B 501 11442882 5541331 § 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective balance at lower sash window in the 4th room from north at east located at apt 5d, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at south NOV SENT 2016/10/21 2016/12/09
5D
5
2016/10/19 2016/10/21 B 501 11442883 5541331 § 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective balance at lower sash window in the kitchen located at apt 5d, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at south NOV SENT 2016/10/21 2016/12/09

Fire Escape
2016/09/12 2016/09/14 B 539 11389271 5513521 § 27-2005, 2007 adm code and dept. rules and regulations. remove the encumbrance obstructing egress from fire escapes air conditioner installed on 4th story balcony at front east stack at fire escape NOV CERT 2016/10/07 2016/11/02
2016/10/07
6N
6
2016/06/08 2016/06/14 B 502 11272523 5450765 § 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective wood floor in the 1st room from north located at apt 6n, 6th story, 3rd apartment from east at south NOV SENT 2016/06/14 2016/08/02
6M
6
2015/12/06 2015/12/08 B 550 11026657 5320641 § 27-2005 hmc:trace and repair the source and abate the nuisance consisting of mold … at ceiling(2 square feet) in the bathroom located at apt 6m, 6th story, 3rd apartment from east at south , section at west POSTP GRANT 2016/01/12 2016/01/26
6M
6
2015/12/06 2015/12/08 A 502 11026680 5320642 § 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective ceramic tile wall at north in the bathroom located at apt 6m, 6th story, 3rd apartment from east at south NOV SENT 2015/12/08 2016/03/26
6M
6
2015/12/06 2015/12/08 A 508 11026691 5320642 § 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color ceiling in the bathroom located at apt 6m, 6th story, 3rd apartment from west at north NOV SENT 2015/12/08 2016/03/26
6M
6
2015/12/06 2015/12/08 A 508 11026708 5320642 § 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color ceilings trim work, and all moulding in the 4th room from north located at apt 6m, 6th story, 3rd apartment from east at south NOV SENT 2015/12/08 2016/03/26
5M
5
2015/11/21 2015/11/27 B 550 11015444 5314066 § 27-2005 hmc:trace and repair the source and abate the nuisance consisting of mold … at the ceiling and wall approx. 9 sq ft at bathroom entrance in the private hallway located at apt 5m, 5th story, 3rd apartment from east at south , section at west CIV10 MAILED 2016/02/01 2016/01/15
2015/12/21
5M
5
2015/11/21 2015/11/27 A 556 11015446 5314065 § 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and walls in the closet in the 3rd room from east at south located at apt 5m, 5th story, 3rd apartment from east at south , section at west CIV10 MAILED 2016/02/01 2016/03/15
2015/12/21
5M
5
2015/11/21 2015/11/27 A 556 11015460 5314065 § 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department the ceiling and walls at bathroom entrance in the private hallway located at apt 5m, 5th story, 3rd apartment from east at south , section at west CIV10 MAILED 2016/02/01 2016/03/15
2015/12/21
5M
5
2015/11/21 2015/11/27 A 529 11015468 5314065 § 27-2005 adm code refit the window lower sash in the 3rd room from east at south located at apt 5m, 5th story, 3rd apartment from east at south , section at west CIV10 MAILED 2016/02/01 2016/03/15
2015/12/21
5D
5
2015/10/17 2015/10/19 B 504 10960282 5279639 § 27-2005 adm code provide escutcheon plate at riser in the kitchen located at apt 5d, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at south CIV10 MAILED 2015/12/17 2015/12/07
2015/11/11
5D
5
2015/10/17 2015/10/19 B 568 10960285 5279636 § 27-2018 admin. code: abate the nuisance consisting of roaches in the entire apartment located at apt 5d, 5th story, 1st apartment from east at south CIV10 MAILED 2015/12/17 2015/12/07
2015/11/11
5M
5
2015/09/22 2015/09/24 B 550 10873526 5208093 § 27-2005 hmc:trace and repair the source and abate the nuisance consisting of mold … approx 15 square feet at the west wall in the bathroom located at apt 5m, 5th story, 4th apartment from east at south , section at west NOV SENT 2015/09/24 2015/11/12
5M
5
2015/09/22 2015/09/24 B 508 10873551 5208093 § 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color east closet interior walls and ceiling in the 4th room from north at west located at apt 5m, 5th story, 4th apartment from east at south , section at west NOV SENT 2015/09/24 2015/11/12
6M
6
2012/10/17 2012/10/22 C 508 9613889 4506569 § 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color ceiling in the 4th room from north located at apt 6m, 6th story, 4th apartment from east at south , section at west 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2012/11/02
5M
5
2012/10/13 2012/10/15 C 790 9608865 4502790 § 27-2043.1 hmc install the missing or repair/replace the defective window guard(s) in accordance with the specifications of the new york city health code section 24 rcny chapter 12. 1wg to install = 4; wg to replace = 0; wg to repair = 2; in the entire apartment located at apt 5m, 5th story, 3rd apartment from east at south NOT COMPLIED 2015/02/20 2012/11/10
2012/11/27
1N
1
2012/08/06 2012/08/09 A 556 9531843 4464833 § 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, the 3rd room from north located at apt 1n, 1st story, 6th apartment from east at south 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2012/11/26
6H
6
2012/06/02 2012/06/04 B 502 9457883 4424171 § 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective ceramic tiles at floor in the bathroom located at apt 6h, 6th story, 5th apartment from west at north 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2012/07/23
6H
6
2012/06/02 2012/06/04 B 579 9457886 4424171 § 27-2026 adm code repair the leaky and/or defective faucets at bathtub in the bathroom located at apt 6h, 6th story, 5th apartment from west at north 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2012/07/23
6H
6
2012/06/02 2012/06/04 B 569 9457888 4424171 § 27-2018 admin. code: abate the nuisance consisting of mice in the entire apartment located at apt 6h, 6th story, 5th apartment from west at north 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2012/07/23
6M
6
2011/09/27 2011/10/03 B 521 9132139 4266658 § 27-2005, 2007 adm code fire egress defective. remove obstructing bars or unlawful gates from window to fire escape or provide approved type gate …. in the kitchen located at apt 6m, 6th story, 7th apartment from east at south , section at west 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2011/11/21
1N
1
2011/06/08 2011/06/27 C 616 8996376 4199660 § 27-2056.6 adm code – correct the lead-based paint hazard – presumed lead paint that is peeling or on a deteriorated subsurface using work practices set forth in 28 rcny §11-06(b)(2) 1st door from north at east wall in the 1st room from north located at apt 1n, 1st story, 3rd apartment from east at south 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2011/07/28
1N
1
2011/06/08 2011/06/27 C 616 8996377 4199660 § 27-2056.6 adm code – correct the lead-based paint hazard – presumed lead paint that is peeling or on a deteriorated subsurface using work practices set forth in 28 rcny §11-06(b)(2) 1st riser from north at east wall in the bathroom located at apt 1n, 1st story, 3rd apartment from east at south 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2011/07/28
5I
5
2011/06/08 2011/06/15 C 616 8981970 4192314 § 27-2056.6 adm code – correct the lead-based paint hazard – presumed lead paint that is peeling or on a deteriorated subsurface using work practices set forth in 28 rcny §11-06(b)(2) west wall in the 3rd room from north at east located at apt 5i, 5th story, 4th apartment from west at north DEFECT LETTER 2015/02/13 2011/07/16
6M
6
2010/11/06 2010/11/08 B 521 8681900 4051346 § 27-2005, 2007 adm code fire egress defective. remove obstructing bars or unlawful gates from window to fire escape or provide approved type gate in the kitchen located at apt 6m, 6th story, 7th apartment from east at south 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2010/12/27
5I
5
2010/10/23 2010/10/29 C 617 8669177 4045363 § 27-2056.6 adm code – correct the lead-based paint hazard – paint that tested positive for lead content and that is peeling or on a deteriorated subsurface – using work practices set forth in 28 rcny §11-06(b)(2) west wall in the foyer located at apt 5i, 5th story, 4th apartment from west at north DEFECT LETTER 2015/02/13 2010/11/29
5I
5
2010/10/23 2010/10/29 C 617 8669178 4045363 § 27-2056.6 adm code – correct the lead-based paint hazard – paint that tested positive for lead content and that is peeling or on a deteriorated subsurface – using work practices set forth in 28 rcny §11-06(b)(2) south wall in the 3rd room from north located at apt 5i, 5th story, 4th apartment from west at north DEFECT LETTER 2015/02/13 2010/11/29
2010/11/19
6M
6
2010/10/24 2010/10/28 B 521 8667258 4044466 § 27-2005, 2007 adm code fire egress defective. remove obstructing bars or unlawful gates from window to fire escape or provide approved type gate .. in the kitchen located at apt 6m, 6th story, 7th apartment from east at south 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2010/12/16
6H
6
2010/02/22 2010/03/01 A 502 8301296 3878529 § 27-2005 adm code properly repair with similar material the broken or defective ceramic tiles at floor in the bathroom located at apt 6h, 6th story, 5th apartment from west at north 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2010/06/18
6H
6
2010/02/22 2010/03/01 A 501 8301325 3878529 § 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective intercom system at front of building and in the entire apartment located at apt 6h, 6th story, 5th apartment from west at north 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2010/06/18
6M
6
2010/01/29 2010/02/02 B 521 8261944 3860122 § 27-2005, 2007 adm code fire egress defective. remove obstructing bars or unlawful gates from window to fire escape or provide approved type gate …. in the entire apartment located at apt 6m, 6th story, 2nd apartment from east at south 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2010/03/23
2010/03/02
1D
1
2009/11/20 2009/11/24 B 508 8160004 3813712 § 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling and west wall in the 1st room from east at south located at apt 1d, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at south NOT COMPLIED 2015/02/20 2010/01/12
2010/06/18
1D
1
2009/11/20 2009/11/24 B 508 8160024 3813712 § 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling and east wall in the 1st room from north at east located at apt 1d, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at south NOT COMPLIED 2015/02/20 2010/01/12
2010/06/18
1D
1
2009/11/20 2009/11/24 B 508 8160035 3813712 § 27-2005 adm code repair the broken or defective plastered surfaces and paint in a uniform color the ceiling and walls in the foyer located at apt 1d, 1st story, 1st apartment from east at south NOT COMPLIED 2015/02/20 2010/01/12
2010/06/18
6H
6
2009/03/29 2009/04/07 A 501 7806584 3611095 § 27-2005 adm code properly repair the broken or defective bell-buzzer in the entrance located at apt 6h, 6th story, 5th apartment from west at north 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 2009/07/25
4I
1990/11/26 1991/03/26 C 526 * 3278725 733834 § 27-2005, 2007 adm code remove the illegal fastening double cylinder key operated lock entrance 4 sty 4 from west at north apt 4i. located at apt 4i 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 1991/04/17
4I
1990/11/26 1991/03/26 B 530 3278726 733833 § 27-2005, 2007 adm code arrange and make self-closing the doors entrance 4 sty 4 from west at north apt 4i. located at apt 4i 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 1991/05/20
4I
1990/11/26 1991/03/26 A 556 3278727 733832 § 27-2013 adm code paint with light colored paint to the satisfaction of this department east at foyer 4 sty 4 from west at north apt 4i. located at apt 4i 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 1991/07/19
4I
1990/11/26 1991/03/26 B 702 3278728 733833 § 27-2045 adm code repair or replace the smoke detector missign 4 sty 4 from west at north apt 4i wilson. located at apt 4i 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 1991/05/20
4I
1990/11/26 1991/03/26 B 579 3278729 733833 § 27-2026 adm code repair the leaky and/or defective faucets bathtub 4 sty 4 from west at north apt 4i bathroom. located at apt 4i 1 NO ACCESS 2015/02/20 1991/05/20

Complaints:

Complaint Date Complaint# SR# Apt# Complaint Condition Condtion Detail Location
10/29/2016 8160296 1-1-1323501222 6M APARTMENTONLY NO HEAT ENTRANCE
10/26/2016 8147814 1-1-1322259322 BLDG SIGNAGE MISSING ES SERV POSTING BUILDING-WIDE
10/19/2016 8126818 1-1-1319298582 BLDG GBG/RCYCLNG STG MISS CANS/LID BUILDING-WIDE
10/18/2016 8126455 1-1-1319080272 3E BLL/BZZR/INTRCM BRKN OR MISSING OTHER
10/18/2016 8126455 1-1-1319080272 3E DOOR BRKN / MISSING ENTRANCE
10/18/2016 8125898 1-1-1318838582 BLDG SIGNAGE MISSING ES SERV POSTING BUILDING-WIDE
10/18/2016 8125898 1-1-1318838582 BLDG GBG/RCYCLNG STG MISS CANS/LID BUILDING-WIDE
10/18/2016 8125761 1-1-1318782392 BLDG GBG/RCYCLNG STG ACCUMULATION PUBLIC HALL
10/17/2016 8125542 1-1-1318661972 BLDG GBG/RCYCLNG STG ACCUMULATION COMPACTOR CLOSE
10/17/2016 8125542 1-1-1318661972 BLDG DOOR NEED KEY EXIT BLDG ENTRANCE
10/17/2016 8125466 1-1-1318632542 5D DOOR FRAME FRAME BROKEN ENTRANCE
10/17/2016 8125466 1-1-1318632542 5D WINDOW FRAME LOOSE/DEFECTIVE BEDROOM
10/17/2016 8125466 1-1-1318632542 5D DOOR BRKN / MISSING ENTRANCE
10/17/2016 8125466 1-1-1318632542 5D BATHTUB FAUCET BATHROOM
10/17/2016 8125466 1-1-1318632542 5D WINDOW FRAME LOOSE/DEFECTIVE KITCHEN
10/17/2016 8125466 1-1-1318632542 5D BLL/BZZR/INTRCM BRKN OR MISSING ENTRANCE
10/17/2016 8125466 1-1-1318632542 5D DOOR LOCK BRKN/MISS ENTRANCE
09/10/2016 8090466 1-1-1303358562 5J BASIN/SINK FAUCET-BROKEN KITCHEN
09/10/2016 8090305 1-1-1303255282 5J LIGHTING FIXT MISS/HANG BATHROOM
09/10/2016 8090305 1-1-1303255282 5J WALLS BULGING BATHROOM
08/30/2016 8081548 1-1-1298872832 6H FLOOR TILE BRKN/MISS BATHROOM
08/30/2016 8081548 1-1-1298872832 6H PESTS MICE ENTIRE APT
08/25/2016 8078732 1-1-1297024592 5D DOOR BRKN / MISSING BLDG ENTRANCE
08/25/2016 8078732 1-1-1297024592 5D DOOR LOCK BRKN/MISS LOBBY
08/25/2016 8078729 1-1-1297024452 5D GBG/RCYCLNG STG MISS CANS/LID BUILDING-WIDE
08/25/2016 8078729 1-1-1297024452 5D FIREESCAPE DROP LAD BRKN BUILDING-WIDE
08/25/2016 8078726 1-1-1297018292 5D BLL/BZZR/INTRCM BRKN OR MISSING ENTRANCE
08/25/2016 8078724 1-1-1297018202 5D PESTS ROACHES ENTIRE APT
08/25/2016 8078720 1-1-1297023392 5D WINDOW FRAME WINDOW STUCK BEDROOM
08/25/2016 8078720 1-1-1297023392 5D BATHTUB FAUCET BATHROOM
08/25/2016 8078715 1-1-1297018062 5D DOOR LOCK BRKN/MISS ENTRANCE
08/23/2016 8077130 1-1-1296170722 5D JANITOR/SUPER NO JANITOR SITE BUILDING-WIDE
08/23/2016 8077129 1-1-1296171962 5D BLL/BZZR/INTRCM BRKN OR MISSING ENTRANCE
08/23/2016 8077129 1-1-1296171962 5D PESTS ROACHES ENTIRE APT
08/23/2016 8077129 1-1-1296171962 5D DOOR LOCK BRKN/MISS ENTRANCE
08/23/2016 8077129 1-1-1296171962 5D REFRIGERATOR BROKE DOOR SEAL KITCHEN
08/23/2016 8077127 1-1-1296170602 5D JANITOR/SUPER NO JANITOR SITE BUILDING-WIDE
08/23/2016 8077124 1-1-1296170522 5D PESTS ROACHES ENTIRE APT
08/23/2016 8077123 1-1-1296171622 5D WINDOW FRAME LOOSE/DEFECTIVE OTHER
08/23/2016 8077123 1-1-1296171622 5D BATHTUB FAUCET COMMUNITY BTHRM
08/23/2016 8077122 1-1-1296170462 5D DOOR BRKN / MISSING BLDG ENTRANCE
08/23/2016 8077122 1-1-1296170462 5D GBG/RCYCLNG STG ACCUMULATION BASEMENT
08/23/2016 8077122 1-1-1296170462 5D MAINTENANCE DIRTY/UNSANITRY ELEVATOR
08/23/2016 8077122 1-1-1296170462 5D WINDOW/FRAME PEELING PAINT PUBLIC HALL
08/23/2016 8077117 1-1-1296165312 5D BATHTUB BROKE/MISSING BATHROOM
08/23/2016 8077115 1-1-1296167682 BLDG GBG/RCYCLNG STG MISS CANS/LID BUILDING-WIDE
06/26/2016 8028545 1-1-1270310452 5D BATHTUB BROKE/MISSING BATHROOM
06/07/2016 8013098 1-1-1261461312 6H PESTS MICE ENTIRE APT
06/07/2016 8013098 1-1-1261461312 6H WALLS BULGING KITCHEN
06/07/2016 8013098 1-1-1261461312 6H BASIN/SINK LEAKY PIPE KITCHEN
06/03/2016 8010328 6N CEILING PLASTER PEELING PRIVATE HALL
06/03/2016 8010328 6N BASIN/SINK MISSING KITCHEN
06/03/2016 8010328 6N DOOR BRKN / MISSING ENTRANCE
06/03/2016 8010328 6N WALLS PEELING ENTIRE APT
06/03/2016 8010328 6N BATHTUB BROKE/MISSING BATHROOM
06/03/2016 8010328 6N FLOOR BRKN/DEFECTIVE ENTIRE APT
06/03/2016 8010328 6N WINDOW FRAME WINDOW STUCK ENTIRE APT
06/03/2016 8010328 6N CABINETS DEFECTIVE KITCHEN
04/04/2016 7951170 1-1-1233566562 5A PESTS BED BUGS ENTIRE APT
03/08/2016 7918256 1-1-1222144702 4J ELEC/GAS-RANGE OVEN DOOR KITCHEN
03/07/2016 7918151 1-1-1222106512 4J ELEC/GAS-RANGE PILOT LIGHT INO KITCHEN
02/24/2016 7899863 1-1-1217265012 5M WALLS PAINT DIRTY BEDROOM
02/24/2016 7899863 1-1-1217265012 5M MOLD N/A BEDROOM
02/24/2016 7899863 1-1-1217265012 5M MOLD N/A PRIVATE HALL
02/24/2016 7899863 1-1-1217265012 5M MOLD N/A BATHROOM
02/24/2016 7899863 1-1-1217265012 5M WALLS PEELING PRIVATE HALL
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F RADIATOR CRACKED/MISSING BEDROOM
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F FLOOR BRKN/DEFECTIVE KITCHEN
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F WALLS BULGING KITCHEN
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F BASIN/SINK FAUCET-BROKEN BATHROOM
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F PESTS ROACHES ENTIRE APT
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F FLOOR BRKN/DEFECTIVE BEDROOM
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F TOILET NO WATER BATHROOM
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F BATHTUB BROKE/MISSING BATHROOM
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F DOOR BRKN / MISSING ENTRANCE
02/12/2016 7868739 1-1-1212448402 3F RADIATOR CRACKED/MISSING LIVING ROOM
02/03/2016 7851021 5M WINDOW FRAME WINDOW STUCK LIVING ROOM
02/03/2016 7851021 5M WALLS PEELING OTHER
02/03/2016 7851021 5M MOLD N/A ENTIRE APT
02/03/2016 7851021 5M WALLS PAINT DIRTY BEDROOM
02/03/2016 7851021 5M WNGRDBRKN/MSNG NO CHILD < 11 ENTIRE APT
02/03/2016 7851021 5M MOLD N/A PRIVATE HALL
02/02/2016 7849594 1-1-1208278092 3F FLOOR SAGGING/SLOPING KITCHEN
02/02/2016 7849594 1-1-1208278092 3F DOOR LOCK BRKN/MISS ENTRANCE
02/02/2016 7849594 1-1-1208278092 3F PESTS ROACHES ENTIRE APT
02/02/2016 7849594 1-1-1208278092 3F BASIN/SINK FAUCET-BROKEN BATHROOM
02/02/2016 7849594 1-1-1208278092 3F FLOOR BRKN/DEFECTIVE BEDROOM
02/02/2016 7849594 1-1-1208278092 3F RADIATOR BRKN OR MISSING BEDROOM
02/02/2016 7849594 1-1-1208278092 3F RADIATOR BRKN OR MISSING LIVING ROOM
02/02/2016 7849594 1-1-1208278092 3F WALLS TILE BRKN/MISS KITCHEN
01/16/2016 7811255 1-1-1200455322 6G ENTIREBUILDING NO HEAT ENTIRE APT
01/09/2016 7793959 1-1-1197791682 2M CEILING CRACKED PRIVATE HALL
01/09/2016 7793959 1-1-1197791682 2M HEAVYFLOW AT WALL/CEIL BATHROOM
01/08/2016 7792043 1-1-1197291682 6M APARTMENTONLY NO HEAT ENTIRE APT
01/08/2016 7792013 1-1-1197317052 6D ENTIREBUILDING NO HEAT/HOT WTR BUILDING-WIDE
01/03/2016 7775711 1-1-1195048322 6M APARTMENTONLY NO HEAT ENTIRE APT
12/17/2015 7751872 1-1-1189482282 5H FLOOR BRKN/DEFECTIVE KITCHEN
12/17/2015 7751872 1-1-1189482282 5H FLOOR HOLE NOWLK AREA KITCHEN
12/08/2015 7741837 1-1-1186133392 5H FLOOR SAGGING/SLOPING KITCHEN
12/04/2015 7735807 1-1-1184482412 5E WATER-SUPPLY COLD-WATER KITCHEN
12/04/2015 7735807 1-1-1184482412 5E WATER-SUPPLY COLD-WATER BATHROOM
12/04/2015 7735800 1-1-1184486722 6M APARTMENTONLY NO HEAT ENTIRE APT
12/04/2015 7735800 1-1-1184486722 6M WALLS BULGING BATHROOM
12/04/2015 7735800 1-1-1184486722 6M MOLD N/A BATHROOM
12/01/2015 7731535 1-1-1183592792 5D BLL/BZZR/INTRCM BRKN OR MISSING BLDG ENTRANCE
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11/09/2015 7691845 1-1-1174938182 5D DOOR BRKN / MISSING ENTRANCE
11/09/2015 7691843 1-1-1174955962 5D PESTS ROACHES ENTIRE APT
11/09/2015 7691842 1-1-1174951362 5D DOOR LOCK BRKN/MISS ENTRANCE
11/05/2015 7687929 1-1-1173359972 3E WALLS BULGING LIVING ROOM
11/05/2015 7687929 1-1-1173359972 3E WALLS BULGING PRIVATE HALL
11/05/2015 7687929 1-1-1173359972 3E WALLS TILE BRKN/MISS BATHROOM
11/05/2015 7687929 1-1-1173359972 3E OUTLET/SWITCH OUTLET DEFECT BATHROOM
11/04/2015 7687281 1-1-1173072312 5D DOOR LOCK BRKN/MISS ENTRANCE
11/02/2015 7685595 1-1-1172292862 5D PESTS ROACHES ENTIRE APT
11/02/2015 7685593 1-1-1172297672 5D DOOR LOCK BRKN/MISS ENTRANCE

 

 

Gale Brewer Presents Case Against airBNB to Bill de Blasio

We heart Gale Brewer. Everybody knows that.

As presented on the Manhattan Borough President’s website on June 6, 2014, Gale Brewer championed the rights and safety of ethical residential tenants and described the perils of illegal short-term rentals in a letter written to Bill de Blasio relative to the airBNB lobby proposal:

Hon. Bill de Blasio
Mayor
City Hall
New York, New York 10007

Dear Mayor de Blasio:

I write to express my concern about the ever-growing presence and efforts of the illegal hotel industry. This multi-million dollar business flouts our state and city laws and regulations and creates fire and safety hazards in thousands of residential buildings. I am asking that you oppose the illegal hotel industry’s legislation to gut the protections of New York City residents and the industry’s efforts to collect taxes on illegal activity.

As you are well aware, over the past few years, alongside tenants, advocates, my fellow electeds and City agencies, I have fought this industry in the courts as well as through legislation and enforcement efforts. I understand that members of this industry, specifically Airbnb – now valued at $10 billion – have relaunched their efforts to roll back the protective statutes. Specifically, it seeks to repeal the 2010 legislation which clarified the definition of “permanent residence”. Bills have already been introduced in Albany (A07848/S05039, A5637/S5637, and S5433) seeking to legalize the now illegal use of apartments, including affordable, rent-regulated apartments for commercial hotel use.

In the face of the State Attorney General’s intense investigation and subpoena of their records, Airbnb has recently revealed another strategy: to begin collecting hotel taxes on the transient use of residential apartments. They claim that this revenue will be sufficient to fund the Administration’s plans for the creation of new affordable housing.

The Administration must not jettison the tenant protections embodied in the current laws and regulations or accept payment on illegal activity that violates tenants’ rights. They represent not only important health and safety protections, but the recognition that residential living is qualitatively different from hotel living. In our city of apartment-dwellers “one man’s ceiling is another man’s floor,” and we share our lobbies, hallways and elevators with our neighbors. Hotel occupancy, where public areas of a building are in fact “public” and populated by transient strangers, is a very different way of living. New Yorkers who have chosen, and by their leases contracted, to live in residential buildings have the right to quiet enjoyment of that condition, and the protection of the laws that define such housing.

In addition to the dangers and nuisances posed by Airbnb’s business model, the illegal hotel industry keeps substantial numbers of affordable housing units off the market. Many tenants, seeking additional income, avail themselves of Airbnb’s services and put themselves at risk of eviction.

I look forward to hearing from your office soon.

Sincerely,

Gale A. Brewer

AirBNB Covers Market Rate Tenants’ Rents – At a Profit

Many short-term airBNB subtenants in NYC wander around buildings confused with keys and a printed email in one hand, pulling luggage with the other, then leave the noisy apartment doors open, allow their pets and children to run wild in the hallways, let anyone in the front doors to the buildings after them, and may make copies of front door and other keys.

The tenants who illegally sublet their entire apartments in NYC via airBNB must be oblivious to zoning and licensing, building, fire, safety, and security issues. Apparently, they have not read NY State Senator Liz Kuger’s Answers for New Yorkers Concerned or Confused About the Illegal Hotel Law.

At one upper west side building, market rate tenants turn a profit on their destabilized apartments. For example, in an apartment renting for approximately $6,000 per month, there is a couple who rent out their entire two bedroom duplex penthouse apartment by the night for $375, by the week for $2,625, or by the month for $11,130 according to their listing on airBNB.

The entire listing with over 30 pictures of their apartment and a few of the building itself may be found here although we suspect that they may remove it shortly as neighbors have expressed their safety and security concerns directly to the couple. No matter, SOMEONE has all the screen shots.

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In addition, another couple in the same building who also rent out their entire apartment on a short-term basis, leaked their 7 page illegal subtenant/guest instructions.
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Their profile page was probably deleted by now.

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Brockholst Burglaries Spur Rent Strike and Article 7A Discussions

Reliable sources from tenants living at the Brockholst, 101 West 85th Street, are fed up with the apparently deficient and negligent security and safety measures in place at the building. Although RCR Management personnel at the office at 155 Riverside Drive has been apprised of the fire safety, health and security issues, there has been only cursory responses.

Currently, tenant mail packages are being stolen and a mirror attached to the wall in the lobby of the building was stolen as evidenced by the management’s video security recordings clearly showing the perpetrator in flagrante delicto on May 4, 2014 at 4:18 a.m. Yet, after 2 weeks, no police reports were filed and tenants were not notified of these incidents. If not legally required to do so, one would think that, from a moral and ethical point of view, some action would be taken or notice given. While tenured tenants are not surprised given that the fire in 2012 was a result of electrical wiring problems in apartment 6-12 where the wiring was never inspected in over 40 years, the well-documented agency complaints describing the blocking of fire exits in the basement, multiple heat and hot water complaints, children with high blood levels of lead, etc., it is noteworthy that the market rate tenants are now also antagonized.

And so it would appear that the so-called video monitoring security system is in place for RCR Management – Ari Paul, Brian Tarzik, Richard Eisenberg, and others – solely in order to snoop upon the tenants and has nothing to do with the tenants’ security or safety which apparently occupies no position of priority for the owners or management.

The tenants took it upon themselves to notify each other via their own advanced networking technology, as Ari Paul has forbidden any bulletin postings by tenants anywhere in the building. Apparently, he does not want tenants to communicate amongst themselves. Too bad. Actually, they do communicate quite well, and often.

Discussions have begun, exploring the potential for a full building rent strike until the security issues are resolved. An Article 7A proceeding in New York City Civil Court – Housing Part is also possible.

The following is copied from the NY Courts website:

Article 7A Proceedings

Article 7A of the Real Property Actions and Proceedings Law (RPAPL) allows at least 1/3 of the tenants in the building, or the New York State Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) to ask the court to appoint an administrator to run the building in place of the owner, when there exists for at least 5 days any of the conditions listed in the RPAPL. For further information, you may refer to RPAPL sec. 770(1).

70. Grounds for the proceeding

1. One-third or more of the tenants occupying a dwelling located in the city of New York or the commissioner of the department of the city of New York charged with enforcement of the housing maintenance code of such city, or in the counties of Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland and Westchester may maintain a special proceeding as provided in this article, upon the ground that there exists in such dwellings or in any part thereof a lack of heat or of running water or of light or of electricity or of adequate sewage disposal facilities, or any other condition dangerous to life, health or safety, which has existed for five days, or an infestation by rodents, or any combination of such conditions; or course of conduct by the owner or his agents of harassment, illegal eviction, continued deprivation of services or other acts dangerous to life, health or safety.

2. If the proceeding is instituted by the commissioner of the department of the city of New York charged with enforcement of the housing maintenance code of such city, one-third or more of the tenants may, at any time thereafter during the pendency of the proceeding or after final judgment pursuant to section seven hundred seventy-six or seven hundred seventy-seven of this article, petition for substitution of themselves in place and stead of such commissioner of such department. Such substitution shall be ordered by the court unless good reason to the contrary shall be shown.

Fighting an MCI Increase: PAR and Article 78 Insights

According to Fact Sheet #24 on the DHCR website,

“Will violations affect the granting of an MCI?

DHCR can deny the application in whole or in part, if the owner is not maintaining all required services, or if there are current immediately hazardous violations outstanding pursuant to any municipal, county, State or Federal law relating to the maintenance of such services. Certain tenant-caused violations may be excepted. An MCI rent increase will not be approved if there is a DHCR finding of harassment outstanding on the building or if there is a DHCR issued building-wide rent reduction order in effect, based upon a decrease in services. DHCR will expedite any owner filed rent restoration applications. A tenant whose apartment has an individual rent reduction order in effect, based upon a decrease in service will be exempt from the MCI rent increase until the rent is restored by DHCR.”

However, it is important to note that, if the HPD violations are issued after the MCI is approved, the violations will not retroactively bar the MCI rent increase such as in the Petition for Administrative Review (PAR) of  900 Riverside Drive: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. XD430030RT.

The decision was as follows:
The landlord applied for MCI rent hikes based on gas and water repiping. The District Rent Administrator (DRA) ruled for the landlord, and tenants filed a PAR. The tenants claimed that the landlord’s costs weren’t sufficiently proven and that a DHCR building-wide rent reduction order barred the MCI increase. The DHCR ruled against tenants. Landlord submitted all required documentation proving the work performed and its cost. The rent reduction order in question wasn’t issued until after the DRA granted the MCI application, so it didn’t bar the MCI rent hikes. So, the date when violations and rent reductions are issued is important.

An Article 78 proceeding is a special proceeding initiated in New York State Supreme Court under Article 78 of the Civil Practice Law and Rules to overturn the determinations of administrative agencies like the DHCR. It is the final venue to object to the MCI rent increase order. This proceeding should be filed by an attorney.

In the matter of Tenants Committee of 36 Gramercy Park v. DHCR: 968 NYS2d 82, 2013 Slip Op 04984 (App. Div. 1 Dept.; 7/2/13; Friedman, JP; Sweeny, DeGrasse, Richter, Feinman, JJ.), the DHCR granted landlord’s application for MCI rent hikes. The building’s tenant association filed an Article 78 appeal, challenging the rent increases. The court and appeals court ruled against tenants. One tenant, who was a member of the association, claimed to represent the association and filed on its behalf  but the tenant wasn’t an attorney and a voluntary association can be represented in court only by an attorney and not by one of its members who wasn’t an attorney licensed to practice law in New York.  So, the tenants’ appeal was summarily dismissed.

SCRIE Maximum Income Limit Could Go to $50,000

Pending City Council approval, according to the article below, as reprinted from this link.

Chin calls for more SCRIE reform
by Sam Spokony

Following the state Legislature’s recent plan to include thousands more low-income seniors in a city-administered rent-freeze program, a group of city councilmembers are calling for passage of another state bill to provide further housing security by tying future expansions of the program to regional cost-of-living increases.

The Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption, or SCRIE, program freezes housing costs for rent-regulated residents older than age 62 who already pay more than one-third of their income for rent.

The current maximum annual income for SCRIE eligibility is $29,000, though the state budget deal, approved March 31, would raise that income cap to $50,000, pending City Council approval. Consideration of the new state provision has been underway since April 10, when Margaret Chin, who chairs the City Council’s Committee on Aging, introduced a bill that, if passed, would make the increase official.

Meanwhile, the state is still considering a bill that would eliminate the need for future legislative action to increase SCRIE income limits.

That bill — first introduced in January 2013 by Assemblymember Joan Millman and state Senator Bill Perkins — would require the state’s top housing agency to increase the income limits at each year’s start, to reflect any annual increase in the regional Consumer Price Index that covers New York and northern New Jersey.

The C.P.I. — released monthly by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics — considers prices for things like food, clothing and shelter and transportation fares.

Proponents of the Millman-Perkins bill have long claimed that tying SCRIE increases to the C.P.I. would ensure that thousands more city seniors — especially those in rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods — would not be displaced from their homes by rising rents.

Now, Chin is once again trying to help push that SCRIE reform forward.

A new Council resolution, introduced jointly on April 29 by Chin and Councilmembers Karen Koslowitz and Julissa Ferreras, would call on the Legislature to pass the Millman-Perkins bill.

“Our seniors have the right to age in place without fear of being priced out of their lifelong homes and neighborhoods,” Chin said. “As New York City’s costs of living continue to rise, SCRIE serves as an essential safety net for seniors whose housing would otherwise be in jeopardy.

“By quickly enacting legislation linking SCRIE to regional C.P.I., the state can guarantee that more seniors can afford to remain in their homes.”

New York and northern New Jersey’s C.P.I. increased 1.3 percent from March 2013 to March 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Rent Stabilization Code Amendments Approved

On January 8th, 2014, the DHCR officially adopted amendments to the Rent Stabilization Code. The amendments, which are effective immediately, are the same as the proposed version that was released on April 24, 2013.

Below is a brief summary of the most significant amendments that were adopted by the DHCR, as well as a link to a complete summary of all adopted amendments as well as the revised DHCR Fact Sheets and Updated Procedures.

IMPORTANT AMENDMENTS ADOPTED

  1. Tenant Protection Unit:
    The TPU is formally designated as a unit of DHCR “to investigate and prosecute violations” of the rent laws.
  2. Individual Apartment Improvements:
    a. Lease riders are required detailing the calculation of rent, including IAI increases.
    b. Owners are required to provide tenants, upon a tenant’s request, with documentation
    to support the IAI increase.
    c. Rent overcharge proceedings can result from the failure to provide the lease rider and/or the IAI documentation.
  3. Major Capital Improvements:
    a. MCI rent increases will not be allowed for conversions from master metering to individual metering (electrical wiring for the building will remain allowable).
    b. MCI applications will be rejected with leave to renew if the building has one or more immediately hazardous violations.
  4. Statute of Limitations:
    The four-year overcharge period will be pierced where there is an allegation of fraud, an outstanding rent reduction order, a willful overcharge, a vacant or exempt unit on the base date, or a preferential rent.
  5. Rent Registrations:
    To amend a rent registration, owners will be required to commence an administrative proceeding, upon notice to the tenant.
  6. Decrease in Services:
    a. A tenant’s complaint will not be dismissed due to the tenant’s failure to first provide notice of the condition to owner.
    b. Service decrease orders will preclude future MCI and vacancy bonus increases.
    c. An owner will have 20 days to respond to a service decrease complaint where the tenant provides prior notice or if the complaint relates to heat or hot water.
  7. First Deregulated Tenant:
    a. Owners are required to provide the first deregulated tenant with an exit notice stating the basis for the deregulation, the rent computation and the last regulated rent.
    b. The owner is required to provide the first deregulated tenant with a copy of the rent registration indicating the deregulated rent.
  8. Preferential Rents:
    Preferential rents are required to be set forth in the lease.
  9. Deemed Leases:
    Tenants who do not execute renewal leases will be treated as month-to-month tenants and will not be subject to an automatic lease renewal based upon a deemed lease.
  10. Default Formula:
    Where the rent on the base date cannot be determined or was the result of fraud, the lowest rent for a comparable unit in the building will be used to establish the legal rent.
  11. Harassment:
    False filings and false statements by an owner which interfere with a tenant’s rights are included within the definition of harassment.

Rent Stabilization Code Amendment Complete Summary

Revised DHCR Fact Sheets and Updated Procedures

 

Submit 311 Complaints Online

Apartment complaints including heat/hot water, bed bugs, rodents, sewer backup, mold, water in basement, lead paint, electrical and other problems may be entered online via the City of New York 311 website.

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After your information is reported, you will receive an email with a service request number, date and time submitted, and a link for the service request details. The service request link contains the request number, creation date, request type, details, incident address, borough, status, last update, and next update due.

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Building-wide and individual apartment complaints may be entered.

Please note that heat and hot water complaints can also be addressed by requesting an independent boiler inspection.

Tenants have a right to request such an independent review, particularly in cases where the owner self-certifies or when inspections are conducted by plumbing contractors who regularly perform plumbing-related work on the property and, as such, are basically contractors loyal to the wishes of the owner.

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Pinnacle RICO Settlement Upheld by Federal Appeals Court

Published: October 1, 2013 in the New York Times

Court Upholds a Settlement Affecting 20,000 City Renters
By MIREYA NAVARRO

A federal appeals court has upheld a settlement affecting more than 20,000 rent-regulated tenants in New York City, clearing the way for them to seek individual compensation from their landlord for rent overcharges and other complaints.

In its decision on Monday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that the 2011 settlement of the tenants’ class-action lawsuit against the Pinnacle Group, a large New York landlord, was “fair, reasonable and adequate.”

Under the Pinnacle settlement, the court concluded, all class members benefited from new procedures and “best practices” that the company agreed to follow in carrying out rent increases and evictions. The company also agreed to have a court-appointed administrator hear the tenants’ individual complaints of illegal rents and harassment and determine compensation.

The amount could reach more than $10 million, depending on how many tenants make claims, said Richard F. Levy of Jenner & Block L.L.P. who negotiated the settlement on behalf of the tenants and who said he was “exhilarated” by the court decision.

“These people have been waiting for a long time,” he said.

The tenants’ suit against Pinnacle, filed in 2007, made novel use of a law typically associated with the Mafia and other organized crime groups, the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, known as RICO. The tenants accused the company of engaging in a conspiracy to fraudulently increase rents in more than 400 buildings that it owned in the city. The appeals court called the tenants’ original racketeering case “a daring and unconventional effort” that achieved important benefits for the tenants under the settlement “against significant odds.”

Crooked Man

There was a crooked man, and he walked a crooked mile.
He found a crooked sixpence upon a crooked stile.
He bought a crooked cat, which caught a crooked mouse,
And they all lived together in a little crooked house,
His crooked cronies he would meet, not that far from crooked creek.

Fire Blazes at Combustible Wood-Framed 101 West 85th Street Brockholst

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On Christmas Eve morning, 2012, Mary Gaydos, a rent controlled tenant allegedly received her buyout check and deposited it into her bank account. Around 9:55 a.m., a tenant on the other side of the 6th floor smelled smoke and called 911. Mary Gaydos had fled the inferno in her apartment without knocking on any of her neighbors’ doors (some of whom she had known for more than 30 years) to warn them while leaving the front door to her apartment wide open. She moved to Ohio thereafter.

The Fire Department arrived within 3 minutes; Some firemen cut a hole in the roof for the smoke to escape. Other firemen walked up the stairs with the hose ready while others evacuated apartments. Some climbed the ladder as shown in the photo, above. At least one person was carried by them down the stairs to safety.  She was later treated for smoke inhalation and carbon monoxide poisoning at Roosevelt Hospital. It took the firemen approximately one hour to contain the fire.

According to the Fire Department Incident Report, the building is a non-fireproof structure. While the cause of the fire is listed as “Electrical Wiring” on the Fire Incident Report, the Detector Type, Power, and Operation are listed as Undetermined. Under the Fire Incident Report’s Origin and Extension, it states: “No Access” and Physical examination precluded due to evidence and fire area being cleaned up prior to the arrival of the undersigned investigator.” 

Click here to review the reports.

One of the tenants graciously sent these photos of the apartment after the fire:

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