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West 96th

750 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY, 10025
Rental Building in Upper West Side
$$$ | 1, 2, 3 Bed
207 Units | 12 Floors | Built in 1988
Managed By Equity Residential

Price

1 Bed $3,500 - $4,500
2 Bed $5,000 - $6,500
3 Bed $8,000 - $12,500

Building Amenities

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Courtyard1 3021e74052219f707bcc0df933d9016910278bda442a5e358ccc73be3d7f2b69 Courtyard
Cats allowed1 6e7e007dda6007eba70cedc9f4af97f7117ce5a28d089eabc3527fbd62553648 Cats Allowed
Dogs allowed1 e992bbf1210a4bd8dcbfb1894d6c4eb2ff6505de20b3279cb50b23f01947d4f4 Dogs Allowed
Doorman1 7b12df4b8f6f65106110c00541cc0a7d83381e534888b7dca22961a30606b929 Doorman
Elevator1 8a0844ed2b974e2ad5b940992bf668aaa99083c1966b2996145de90b54c32a5f Elevator(5)
Garage1 75e9b196ff8760e963f465953bb4b0235bb0f81a0ae43ff66126ab117b4a788f Garage
Gym1 8d290d8e909f62de70db8cf4d94e307065b3ca5a747dd3c0f81fb31257bb7d5c Gym
Laundry in building1 dca7ffceed3a108bc8dcef9222cea99fce3871b8f065d56497382379978c9473 Laundry in Building
Live in super1 1049a8b7d2c88f430c633eb52e3057026db42e951267695e21de435f5f742bad Live in super
Management company run1 d03c0696965fde7d421f613a9ac97665a1cfb9d3ca991b56417855b25dda2f11 Management Company Run
Roof deck1 4d37aa103c4e877e257e5e52e38a718905edd1fbbc9b41733558386bcc8604f5 Roof Deck
Childrens playroom1 e959d3730cdda25a90e206ebb70f51c90eec356ea897fe68bb72f08df200024e Childrens Playroom

Subway

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C
96th St

4 min walk, 0.29 miles

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2
3
96th St

7 min walk, 0.25 miles

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C
103rd St

3 min walk, 0.35 miles

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103rd St

3 min walk, 0.29 miles

Building Reviews (8)

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Nov 06, 2017

Tenant:

Cons:

The apartments are decent but overpriced and small. The building's amenities are what you're really paying for, but if you don't use their gym or the children's playroom, it's not worth the price.Beware their leases, though. Breaking one is difficult and expensive. I was told that I could either pay full rent (and then some) until they find a new tenant or pay two months rent up front. Since it took over three months and several favorite for me to take the apartment before, the settlement was the obvious (if exorbitant) option. Once I agreed to take it, though, I was told that oops, never mind, they couldn't offer a settlement at all even though it specifically allows for it in my lease.The worst thing is that it's STILL cheaper for me to move to a better apartment than to stay.Stay far away from this and other equity properties.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Mar 31, 2017

Tenant:

Cons:

Awaful managment, I just move out after 4 years of leasing which they raised the rent every year. Took all the deposit with no reason. Not just me a lot of other are deserting that sinking ship.The other property the are managing 96 Westmont has bed bugs.Stay away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Aug 31, 2016

Tenant:

Pros:

I moved into West 96th an Equity Residential community in April, in my first few months the experience has been wonderful. The concierge team is phenomenal, they are very attentive and go above and beyond. They always have my dry cleaning waiting for me when I return home from work, I don't even have to ask for it. My wife bikes to work and when she returns home, the concierge always has the door open making it easier for her to get her bike back in the building. The community is situated across the street from Whole Foods and one avenue away from Central Park. Its a short 5 minute walk to Riverside Park, so we have the best of both worlds. My daughter is a student at a local public school and got accepted into a dual language program, we are able to walk her to school due its close proximity. We moved to the Upper West Side from New Jersey and gave up owning a vehicle, the access to public transportation is exceptional with the 1, 2, 3, C trains within a 5 minute walk. The M96, M7 and M11 buses are right in front of the community. The building is kept very clean, the service and leasing teams are very professional. I also enjoy being able to pay rent online and submit service requests through the resident portal. My family and I are very happy we chose to live at West 96th and hope to live here for a very long time.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Feb 25, 2016

Tenant:

Cons:

The building itself is lovely. Apartments are well maintained and the playroom, roof deck and gym are certainly selling points. OK location: close to Whole Foods and Central Park, but you will need to travel at least 10 blocks south for decent restaurants (which has been a huge disappointment for us!). The doormen and maintenance staff are also very nice and helpful. The issue with this place is entirely due to the price and management. Apartments start out averagely priced. However rate increases have ranged from 8-15% in any given year. There are also numerous surprise fees -- out of nowhere, Equity Residential decided to charge us a $75/month and $500/annual pet fee. A pet fee was stated nowhere in our original contract with Archstone, but they insisted on slamming us with a $1,400 random charge mid-contract!! I'm wondering when we will start being charged for our children... They also decided (mid-contract) to charge residents monthly for heat and water, which was currently covered under rent. Since the meters were set for the overall building, they -of course- charged us $500 to readjust the meter for individual unit measurements. Then are the general gym/convenience fees, etc etc etc. You are also not allowed to have more than 1 guest (one nanny/parent and one child) in the playroom. It is a very large playroom and we have never seen more than ~6 children at any given day/time, but management's directive is that any more than one guest will be turned away. Forget play dates for your kids. (or maybe they'll start charging extra fees per guest??)Lastly, a large portion of the building is subsidized. This is a sensitive and (politically) contentious matter, but it has become increasingly frustrating and unfair to be assessed fee after fee, and rent increase after incessant rent increase, when none of these fees are shared by the subsidized units. We can hardly afford these 'market' rents and live in an apartment that is way too small for our family; however you see subsidized tenants living in 2-3 bedroom apartments at 1/4 of the price we are paying for a 1 bed. We share the same amenities; however the market apartments pay the lion's share of the fees and rent and yet live in worse conditions. As a result, we see market tenants moving out every day, including ourselves.Agree with previous reviews that the building was much friendlier and better maintained/run while under Archstone management. Equity is bottom-line driven and cuts corners at every chance to save a $. You will also find that most of its commercial tenants have moved out due to significant rent hikes. The spaces remain vacant until some big paying bank moves in.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Feb 10, 2016

Tenant:

Pros:

Plus Points: Location to Central Park, Subways, B,C,1,2,3, Great Staff (Morning Doorman David, is a great building asset, as is the handymen), Close to Whole Foods ($$$) and Columbus Square, so you have a mini mall one block away. Nice Hallways, good clean modern lobby. Nice roof deck! The stainless steel kitchen works The gym is acceptable

Cons:

Minus Points: The apartments have electric heat which is very inefficient and you pay for , its like putting 4x space heaters side by side. Overall, the heat does not work well here in winter, the heating unit produces a very dry arid heat which if I stand next too for too long , feel I cannot breath. The apartment is chilly even with all the electric heater blasting on, the bathroom is always cold in winter. I have had more than one tenant say living in a unit facing the street (Columbus Avenue) is very noisy, we live in the back, in the summertime you hear a very notice-able (loud) humming from various collective air conditioners units from other buildings which is why the beautiful back yard 750 Columbus Avenue has is not used much in the summertime (again, we face the back yard so we do look at the view, our view being a plus point). The laundry is small and is complete chaos in the morning, evenings are good, right now there are 2x broker dryers and 3x broker washers (and they have been this way for months). Oh yes, the floor we live on lightly shakes from time to time, and this I have checked out with other tenants on our floor, they experience the same thing. Management is not aware of the problem nor is the buildings maintenance. You are right next to major traffic coming from cross town 96th Street, Columbus Avenue and 97th Street which has incoming traffic coming from the Upper East Side, so the smog levels are higher here, in my opinion than other places I have lived in the last 40x years. We bought air purifiers, humidifiers and it helps!

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Jul 14, 2015

Tenant:

Pros:

The building itself is lovely. Apartments are well maintained and the playroom, roof deck and gym are certainly selling points. OK location: close to Whole Foods and Central Park, but you will need to travel at least 10 blocks south for decent restaurants (which has been a huge disappointment for us!). The doormen and maintenance staff are also very nice and helpful.

Cons:

The issue with this place is entirely due to the price and management. Apartments start out averagely priced. However rate increases have ranged from 8-15% in any given year. There are also numerous surprise fees -- out of nowhere, Equity Residential decided to charge us a $75/month and $500/annual pet fee. A pet fee was stated nowhere in our original contract with Archstone, but they insisted on slamming us with a $1,400 random charge mid-contract!! I'm wondering when we will start being charged for our children... They also decided (mid-contract) to charge residents monthly for heat and water, which was currently covered under rent. Since the meters were set for the overall building, they -of course- charged us $500 to readjust the meter for individual unit measurements. Then are the general gym/convenience fees, etc etc etc. You are also not allowed to have more than 1 guest (one nanny/parent and one child) in the playroom. It is a very large playroom and we have never seen more than ~6 children at any given day/time, but management's directive is that any more than one guest will be turned away. Forget play dates for your kids. (or maybe they'll start charging extra fees per guest??)Lastly, a large portion of the building is subsidized. This is a sensitive and (politically) contentious matter, but it has become increasingly frustrating and unfair to be assessed fee after fee, and rent increase after incessant rent increase, when none of these fees are shared by the subsidized units. We can hardly afford these 'market' rents and live in an apartment that is way too small for our family; however you see subsidized tenants living in 2-3 bedroom apartments at 1/4 of the price we are paying for a 1 bed. We share the same amenities; however the market apartments pay the lion's share of the fees and rent and yet live in worse conditions. As a result, we see market tenants moving out every day, including ourselves.Agree with previous reviews that the building was much friendlier and better maintained/run while under Archstone management. Equity is bottom-line driven and cuts corners at every chance to save a $. You will also find that most of its commercial tenants have moved out due to significant rent hikes. The spaces remain vacant until some big paying bank moves in.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Apr 01, 2015

Tenant:

Pros:

Plus Points: Location to Central Park, Subways, B,C,1,2,3, Great Staff (Morning Doorman David, is a great building asset, as is the handymen), Close to Whole Foods ($$$) and Columbus Square, so you have a mini mall one block away. Nice Hallways, good clean modern lobby. Nice roof deck! The stainless steel kitchen works The gym is acceptable

Cons:

. Minus Points: The apartments have electric heat which is very inefficient and you pay for , its like putting 4x space heaters side by side. Overall, the heat does not work well here in winter, the heating unit produces a very dry arid heat which if I stand next too for too long , feel I cannot breath. The apartment is chilly even with all the electric heater blasting on, the bathroom is always cold in winter. I have had more than one tenant say living in a unit facing the street (Columbus Avenue) is very noisy, we live in the back, in the summertime you hear a very notice-able (loud) humming from various collective air conditioners units from other buildings which is why the beautiful back yard 750 Columbus Avenue has is not used much in the summertime (again, we face the back yard so we do look at the view, our view being a plus point). The laundry is small and is complete chaos in the morning, evenings are good, right now there are 2x broker dryers and 3x broker washers (and they have been this way for months). Oh yes, the floor we live on lightly shakes from time to time, and this I have checked out with other tenants on our floor, they experience the same thing. Management is not aware of the problem nor is the buildings maintenance. You are right next to major traffic coming from cross town 96th Street, Columbus Avenue and 97th Street which has incoming traffic coming from the Upper East Side, so the smog levels are higher here, in my opinion than other places I have lived in the last 40x years. We bought air purifiers, humidifiers and it helps!

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Mar 19, 2015

Tenant:

Cons:

Do not move into this building. Since Equity bought it from Archstone, the upkeep is lacking. What they seem to do especially well is add on additional costs to your rent. You pay $500 a year for a small and poorly maintained "gym" whether you use it or not. You pay for sewage and other add-ons which increase your rent significantly, all on top of an over- priced basic rent.The building is noisy because you are on the corner of 96, 97 and Columbus where it seems every ambulance, fire engine (just 3 blocks away) and police car has its siren blasting 24/7. Trucks are forever blowing their air horns due to the congestion on Columbus Avenue. The noise drowns out conversations even in apartments on the higher floors and facing away from the street.Cabs are hard to come by because Whole Foods customers (on the next block uptown) get just about all of them.There is often a long wait for elevators as tenants are frequently moving out and in. There is no dedicated freight elevator. One and sometimes two of the four elevators are designated for moving.The in house staff is exceptionally pleasant and always helpful. The problem with this building seems to be with the ownership and the overall management. There are too many negatives with this building to justify the high rent cost. Pass it by.