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American Copper Buildings

626 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10016
Rental Building in Midtown
761 Units | 48 Floors | Built in 2016

Building Amenities

Doorman1 Doorman
Elevator1 Elevator(6)
Gym1 Gym
Laundry in building1 Laundry in Building
Live in super1 Live in super
Management company run1 Management Company Run
Roof deck1 Roof Deck
Swimming pool1 Swimming Pool

Building Reviews (10)

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Anonymous

Apr 15, 2018

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I lived in One Columbus Place for over 15 years. For the vast majority of that time i had a very good experience. Continue reading...I always thought it was a bit curious that they put a "market rent" and a "preferential rent" in the lease. The market rent, was not market rates at all, but since the preferential rent was what i was paying i thought it ok. And it was for many years. Then Brodsky started renovating everything in the building to compete with all the new builds in the area. Nothing wrong with that, its a business we all get that, except how they treated the tenants. How the renovations impacted the current tenants seemed to be their last concern.Most of the renovations to the shared spaces are done so the dust, mass of workers, inconvenience, noise etc probably shouldn't be an issue now, but management does not seem to care about the people who live in the building. Anyone who lived there for a long period of time was essentially kicked out, not physically, but it was either they would not renew your lease at all or would renew for the "market rent", which again was far from market rates (hundreds if not thousands more than the tenants were paying). I have run into tons of former neighbors all with the same stories. In fact one neighbor said they have the floor to herself as all their neighbors have left (she's completely creeped out and will be moving out) The location is definitely convenient but has become way too congested in the past few years. The staff is amazing, kind, sweet and generally very good at their jobs, but that does not make up for how in the end Brodsky got so greedy and treated their long time tenants who called this place home. They are entitled to make more money but the way the went about it was disgusting in my opinion. I would NOT rent here or any Brodsky rental again.

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Anonymous

Apr 10, 2018

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I would not move into this building. They are constantly doing construction. It has really affected my sleep schedule and it has affected my day. The office is pretty rude with their responses. I wish we would have moved. One more year, then we can move!!

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Anonymous

Apr 08, 2018

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I had previously written a review about my disappointment with the construction, and lack of consideration for long term tenants. After all of that, I finally decided to move out of this building. I left my apartment in pristine conditions, and was told my security deposit would be returned to me within 4-6 weeks of vacating the apartment. After many complaints on my end and lies on their end, I was finally mailed a check 9 weeks later with my name misspelled. It's also worth noting that when I first signed the lease, I was shown an apartment with stainless steel appliances. A couple of weeks before my move in date, they told me that they "accidentally" rented the apartment I saw to two different people, but they had another unit with the exact same layout. I accepted it because I really had no other choice at that point, but it did not have stainless steel appliances and they did not lower my rent or offer any ramifications for it. In all I had a really disappointing experience with management in this building. The doorman staff was great but besides that it's hard to trust something as personal as a living space with a management that doesn't follow through contractual obligations.

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Anonymous

Apr 05, 2018

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The location is wonderful but that's about the only thing.

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Unfortunately the elevators have not worked properly in the two years I have been living here (even after a one year "complete modernization" where a 50 story building functioned with two elevators). It was at times impossible to get downstairs and residents would be forced to run down the stairs to make work... it looked like a fire drill. There are constant "renovations" to the point that it is impossible to live here. Constant noise and turmoil and disruption, truly constant. Living in a frat/sorority house is actually cleaner and quieter at times...how sad is that? This combined with a completely inept and beyond rude management office makes what could be a great building a nightmare. The management office sounds like a recording on loop, and are utterly useless to put it nicely. Now they are pushing tenants out with insanely high renewal prices. Whenever someone leaves they "renovate" the apartment for weeks. This means hearing a jackhammer from 8:30am-5pm every day. I have had to deal with this every day since January. It feels as if you are living in a construction zone it is soooo noisy it gives me migraines and makes my dog sick. DO NOT MOVE HERE. SERIOUSLY.

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Anonymous

Feb 19, 2018

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The building staff is wonderful and the location is great, however the building has been undergoing major renovations the past year. We patiently have tolerated the lobby/gym/elevator construction, however many tenants are now moving out due to the steep rent increase, resulting in constant remodeling of the vacant apartment units. During the working hours it is very loud with all the drilling and demo. The timeframe of work provided by Management is always shorter than the actual work, and they just remind you unit renovation noise will be ongoing. Also, the contractors and movers are constantly occupying the elevators during the day, making the wait times longer for the tenants. If you work from home or stay at home with your children during business hours I recommend not living here.

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Anonymous

Dec 10, 2017

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My review is for leasing agents Drew and Sara. I visited many leasing offices during my apartment search and Drew and Sara were by far the most patient, polite, and accommodating agents. I never felt pressured, and they were professional throughout our dealings. After signing my lease and paying my deposits, I realized something we discussed had not been included in the lease (my oversight). I was wary that it would be difficult to have my request honored, since all I had was a verbal agreement. But that was not the case at all with Drew and Sara! They honored our agreement without hesitation. What a relief! And what a nice way to start off in my new place (which I love so far). Oh and I discovered I can control the heat in my unit - which is a huge bonus for me. :-)

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Anonymous

Dec 29, 2016

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The staff is lovely.

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Unfortunately the elevators are hell! Undergoing maintenance which means we've had one elevator in service for 31 floors on the north side for months now. Impossible to get in or out. Takes at least 30 minutes. And they don't seem to care that they're inconveniencing everyone.

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Anonymous

May 18, 2016

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Found an amazing apartment in One Columbus Place. The leasing team was incredibly helpful and made the process an easy transition.

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Anonymous

Nov 29, 2015

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One Columbus is a great place to live! My time here has been amazing ever since I first stepped through the doors nearly 2 years ago. Sara & Alex from the leasing office are the most helpful agents, who bent over backwards while helping me find a new home. Sara showed me every apartment available & the amenities numerous times (because of course you have to see the gym on 5 different occasions ;) and each time with a smile on her face and never rushing me. Their efficiency helped me find my dream home! The rest of the building staff is great too! Brodsky is a good landlord to have.

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Anonymous

Aug 20, 2015

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One Columbus Place and Brodsky are wonderful!I loved everything from the leasing agents, Alex and Sara to the doormen and the location. The building is clean, and safe and any repairs are done very quickly. I am moving into another Brodsky building that is closer to my work but I will miss the team at One Columbus Place!