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1209 Dekalb Avenue

1209 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn, NY, 11221
Rental Building in Bushwick
120 Units | 5 Floors | Built in 2013

Building Amenities

Cats allowed1 6e7e007dda6007eba70cedc9f4af97f7117ce5a28d089eabc3527fbd62553648 Cats Allowed
Dogs allowed1 e992bbf1210a4bd8dcbfb1894d6c4eb2ff6505de20b3279cb50b23f01947d4f4 Dogs Allowed
Doorman1 7b12df4b8f6f65106110c00541cc0a7d83381e534888b7dca22961a30606b929 Doorman
Elevator1 8a0844ed2b974e2ad5b940992bf668aaa99083c1966b2996145de90b54c32a5f Elevator(2)
Gym1 8d290d8e909f62de70db8cf4d94e307065b3ca5a747dd3c0f81fb31257bb7d5c Gym
Laundry in building1 dca7ffceed3a108bc8dcef9222cea99fce3871b8f065d56497382379978c9473 Laundry in Building
Live in super1 1049a8b7d2c88f430c633eb52e3057026db42e951267695e21de435f5f742bad Live in super
Roof deck1 4d37aa103c4e877e257e5e52e38a718905edd1fbbc9b41733558386bcc8604f5 Roof Deck

Subway

M
Central Ave

2 min walk, 0.15 miles

J
Kosciuszko St

2 min walk, 0.19 miles

J
M
Z
Myrtle Ave

4 min walk, 0.39 miles

M
Knickerbocker Ave

3 min walk, 0.49 miles

Building Reviews (7)

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Mar 16, 2018

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I'd give zero stars if it was an option, for $3000 a month you get an apartment where the hot water goes out at least twice a month, with no timeline of when it'll be back on (as I'm typing this the hot water is non existent) also because a door man lost a package you are no longer able to drop of boxes, mail etc which is a huge inconvenience. Not to mention it's constantly rented out to disrespectful airb&b tenants. Techno blasts at 2:00am during a work week.. with door men that act like going to knock on a door is like getting drafted to Iraq. Avoid this place at all costs.. you can live in Soho for the price of this shit hole.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Oct 11, 2017

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The brief: Gorgeous building with amazing amenities and kind, dedicated staff -- well worth the rent, especially in the hands of the new management company. Note that any negative reviews mentioning Rizaro should be taken with a hefty block of salt. The new management company, FirstService Residential, has really been turning things around -- I had nothing but positive interactions with them.The building itself is extremely modern and clean. I lived in a studio and worked from home, so I spent almost all my time in that one room--and it never felt cramped. The apartments are spacious, well lit, with big kitchen areas and lots of counter space and storage. The doormen are all very friendly and professional, and the rooftop and backyard area are lovely.I also can't say enough good things about the neighborhood. Bushwick Public House and Birdy's were my typical haunts. Being between the M and the J covered my travel needs perfectly 90% of the time. There's tons of great restaurants and bars all around. The falafel at OMG Pizza (I know, the FALAFEL) -- is some of the best and cheapest in Brooklyn.I was sad to leave the apartment (I moved to Williamsburg to be a bit closer to Manhattan) -- truly loved living there. I know tenants who have carved out their life there and plan to stay, so despite the building size, it really feels like a community. And like I said, FirstService is extremely well-organized -- they were sure to follow up with me about my move out dates, moving requirements, and finally my security deposit, which I'm getting back in full. That goes a long way towards showing they actually care about their tenants--and that they aren't going to penalize you for the daily wear of living in a space. Lastly, the new Superintendent is the nicest guy in the world. Came and fixed a couple of things in my place (screws coming loose in the cabinets, that sort of thing) and was always really present.If you're looking for a slightly upscale lifestyle where the hassles of NYC are largely mitigated, and you don't mind the 10 minutes of extra commute time, it really doesn't get any better than this.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Sep 24, 2017

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Nothing in the area compares to what this building offers. 24/7 doorman to accept and hold packages, let you into your room when you forget your keys, and call up to you if needed when food/larger packages/etc arrives. Shared spaces include: pool table, ping pong, TV lounge, gym, laundry, courtyard with grills, and rooftop with beautiful view of the Manhattan skyline.Rooms are all hardwood floor with updated appliances (dishwasher, over, stove, microwave, full size refrigerator) and hookups for washer/dryer in unit if desired. Building is wired for Verizon TV, internet, and home phone. Air conditioning units in the living rooms and bedrooms so you can control the temperature of your space.I've never had an issue with the doormen or building management. Would recommend this building to anyone.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Oct 05, 2016

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Another 421-A building with false advertising! * NOT A DOORMAN BUILDING-- Spruce Cap's focus on"high quality" is absent, services have been cut! Crime is increasing. They don't want sustainable tenants that pay top dollar under Rizaro mgt! THEY COULD: Pay the doorman a living wage, up the security! Remove the foul smell out of the gym. Bring goodwill to select affordable housing units for Bushwick. This is an ongoing trend with 421-A buildings to obtain market rents and get huge tax breaks. Now it's harder due to 0% city increase laws. List of 1209 PROBLEMS:1) NO DOORMAN OR PROPER SECURITY- Ask the agent? Do you have a full doorman? The front desk gave us a list of Do's and Don'ts. Mgt informed us "they are here to observe and report only" and to watch cameras. Some deserve a good wage, some fall asleep, others have harassed tenants and send anyone up to your apartment. Dangerous at times! Update: 01/01/17- The Tenants association made a big difference. Full service is back and the doorguys got a living wage!2) UNION CONFLICTS- A doorman wanted to unionize so mgt downgraded them to "security attendants".Next looking to cut 24 hr service? Several tenants had packages stolen due to people sorting through a mess.3) WE NEED A REPAIR SYSTEM-. Spruce Cap hired a new Super (nice guy!) but now he has to sign for packages w/ limited time for repairs. The poor guy is constantly interrupted by calls since he is doing the concierge job too! Unfair .DOH says call 311 ? The hallway rugs smell. The gym floor reaks! Warning with the laundry machines, use at your own risk! Update: 01/01/17- They put in a repair system... let's see if it works.4) RIZARO WHERE ARE U ? - Listen and resolve your tenant issues. Don't provide poor accounting practices. One lady is cool but has no power! Another lady emails inaccurate information w/respect to the gym floor odor. The main response is"Noted"or "tenants are not correct" Many are forced to social media to air their views and get what they pay for with assertive action! One lady suggested a Twitter "repair page" ? Update: 01/01/17 - Matan at Spruce is working to get the police to review the security with Councilman Reynoso!ONE GOOD THING? 1209 has kind and diverse neighbors. Many have tried to calmly reason with Spruce Cap. A rep for Spruce stated "money is no issue for them!" but fails to spend tenant's hard earned money to resolve big issues. Update: 01/01/17- The Tenant's 1209TA- made a big difference for better service. Use Laundry at your own risk!5) CRIME -Sadly, a woman was raped in front! Two weeks later another attack happened around the corner on Evergreen.See CBS news. The doors have been open all night for Zipcar. Soon Cedar Street apartments will block city views. The good thing the porter guy cares Yes, a glimmer of hope! This used to feel like home.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Oct 01, 2016

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If you are looking to rent a nice apartment with amenities, skip this one and keep searching. The landlord bought this building with the intention of making a fortune but without maintaining a the level of service that we all PAY FOR. It's advertised by myspace realty as full service. That's a joke. To start, the owners decided it was cheaper to just pay for security instead of concierge and never adjusted our rent. This may sound like white people problems, but there was a violent rape on our garage this summer, so where's even my security? And often times the doormen are asleep or on their phone....There is a zip car lot here as well and the garage door is often left open to the street, and then the building doors are propped open allowing anyone to get into the building. Not to mention they now leave the front door unlocked most of the time for some reason. Maybe that's how the gentleman found the homeless man sleeping in a stairwell in July. The laundry room washers smell like a sub basement, and you're lucky enough if they even work. The gym is under investigation to see if the flooring is toxic, yet they refuse to replace or even just remove it. Lastly, dealing with the office is a real treat. For the first 2 years most times the manager was out of the office or on vacation and never returned my call. Forget about emailing, they'll never get it. I can honestly say that I wrote over 2 dozen emails to one woman in particular, and received ZERO response. After many many many more calls to the office and I finally reached her, she claimed she never received any of them. Really...But, be sure to receive your rent bill under your door promptly a week before the 1st of the month. Don't waste your time (and it will be abundant) and spend your money elsewhere.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Oct 01, 2016

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They advertise as a 'full service luxury building', what a joke. I've lived in Bushwick for 14 years and have never come across such a mismanaged building. The management company(Rizaro) has been horrible from the beginning(completely non-responsive, sometimes even acrimonious) but lately their actions have been borderline criminal. Not only did they completely take away the doorman/concierge without notifying a single tenant but they now refuse to even except packages and just let them stack up in the lobby(I think there's a pic of that above). Always fun coming home and finding your opened packages stacked up in the lobby of your building. Even more fun coming home and NOT finding your package, at all. Oh, and did I mention that the front door is kept unlocked all day, and sometimes night? I guess that's how the homeless guy I found napping on the 5th floor got in(really happened). When I emailed the management company about these issues I got no response, crickets. When I called and left a message I got no call back. It was only after a woman literally got raped on our garage doors that we got any response at all from the building "managers", and to this day the front(and side) doors are often left unlocked. People just walk in and out of the building freely. It's almost laughable, except for when I have to escort my girlfriend to do a load of laundry lest I find another homeless man lurking in the hallways. Less critical building amenities have also been effected by the lack of managerial oversight. The laundry room is hilarious. Half of the washing machines don't work, but they're not labeled as such, so every time you want to do a load it's like playing Match Game. I have to try and remember which machines work and which ones make my unmentionables smell like Myrtle/Broadway. The floor matts in the gym are made for outdoor facilities(playgrounds, rooftops, etc) and consequently put off a pretty funky smell. Think bleach crossed with burning tires. One woman passed out. So that's fun. On top of all of that every once in a while management will try and implement some arbitrary regulation. Like all of a sudden tenants aren't allowed on the roof past 10pm, or that the security personnel aren't allowed to speak to the tenants for any reason(true). The latest decree carried down from the mountain high was that tenants weren't allowed to have more that 5 guests at one time without prior approval from the management company(also true). For the most part everyone ignores these ridiculous rules. So that's pretty much it. If you're looking for a luxury building I'd keep looking.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Sep 28, 2016

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I have lived here for two & half years. Since I have moved in the living conditions have declined drastically. We moved in because it was a full service, concierge building. Now 2 years later the owners have downgraded the building to security only. Which means.... They don't sign for packages or alert you of deliveries, they are not allowed to open the door for tenants, they are not even allowed to greet tenants amongst may other things that they used to do. Unfortunately, now we pay more rent & receive no services! We are looking forward to getting out of here into a full service building. I would not recommend this building to anyone.