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3 min walk,
Oct 11, 2015
Roosevelt House, a rental building managed by Kaled Management. There's a love-hate with this building. It gets 3 stars because of their abnormally cheap rentals, that is, if you can handle the bad and ugly.The Good:- It's a rent-stabilized building, meaning the rent is very low. Currently in 2015 new rentals go out starting 1.4K for one bedrooms.- There's top quality washers and dryers downstairs on the ground floor accessible by a laundry card.- It's conveniently located across the street from a supermarket and 2 blocks from the train station.
The Bad:- Giant 2-inch cockroaches roams the building. Don't ever expect them to leave. Best if they don't go inside your apartment. You usually see them dead in the laundry room or in the lobby.- Saw a mouse once during Christmas time that ran into the tree. Cute.- The lobby general smells like garbage, especially during the summer, because the garbage rooms are at the ground level. There's no basement.- The building is right by the LIRR line. You will always hear it pass through every half hour or so, even at night.- The building is a giant insulated machine. It's really hot in the summer time. You will be an air conditioner.- The elevator breaks down every few months or so. I don't know why. It just does. You report it. They fix it. It breaks down again.- They recently installed a new intercom system that links to your phone instead of the buzzer built in the apartment. Deliverymen really don't know how to use it, especially if they don't speak English. They'll call you, you'll have to go downstairs and walk them through the system each time.The Ugly:- USPS/UPS/FedEx likes to leave packages at your door if you're not home (they have building access). Unfortunately, either the building isn't secure or there's a residential thief. I've had books stolen from USPS, Video games taken from UPS and destroyed, then tossed back in my front door, and homemade Christmas fruitcake stolen on a Sunday when I went to work. Do not order anything that can't fill in your mailbox or it'll be stolen.Tips for survival:- The pest control management posted monthly is just a few bug sprays and some baits. You're better off doing it yourself.- Don't ever bother the super for anything or you'll be on his sh*t list. Technically, this is a Catch-22 if you think about it. - The custodial staff is nice here. Tip them.
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