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The Opal

75-25 153rd Street, Kew Gardens Hills, NY, 11367
Rental Building in Kew Gardens Hills
388 Units | 14 Floors | Built in 2004

Building Amenities

Cats allowed1 Cats Allowed
Dogs allowed1 Dogs Allowed
Elevator1 Elevator(2)
Garage1 Garage
Gym1 Gym
Laundry in building1 Laundry in Building
Live in super1 Live in super
Management company run1 Management Company Run
Roof deck1 Roof Deck

Building Reviews (4)

Anonymous1

Anonymous

Mar 21, 2018

Tenant:

Pros:

ProsIt is newly renovated and probably the only high-rise building in the nearby neighboorhood. That was the main reason I moved in. It is relatively quiet if you do not have a neighbor with four kids, which unfortunately I do.

Cons:

I moved in last year. I would not renew lease this year. ConsCompared to the rent, the service and maintenance do not worth the price. The heat barely reaches legal temperature. I contacted management office constantly for a month with no result. I finally gave up since it's getting warm. One light in the gym didn't work since I moved in. It was still not working after a year. The gym couldn't be used at night with the dime haunting light.

Anonymous1

Anonymous

Aug 24, 2016

Tenant:

Pros:

I can tell they were BAD for previous years. But they are improving positively from the beginning of 2016. The backyard has been renewed with dog run, grass, and child play zone. Most of hallways are still under constructions. They also doing renovations for vacant apartments (Rent will be increased for sure!!). The management, maintenance team are always helpful. The rent is still too high. You are looking about $1900 for a renovated studio. $2300 for a one bedroom. Parking is almost $200 per month. Is that too high for community which is closed to Jamaica Queens? And there is no subway around. But overall experience is still good.

Anonymous1

Anonymous

Dec 15, 2015

Tenant:

Cons:

The back yard has been completely closed for usage for 3 months now due to contstruction. And the tenants are not provided with an end date. We are told it won't be open till next year. We moved here purely for the access of the large backyard where kids can play and the dog run. Now we are paying the premium rent but can not access it at all for 6 months.

Anonymous1

Anonymous

Feb 04, 2015

Tenant:

Pros:

Pros:The apartments are nice and relatively newer, as compared to the apartments near by. Its been over 2.5 years that we are living here. The 24 hour concierge is very helpful and friendly. That is the best part about this place. The gym is good and only $20 per month for the household which is a great price. The shuttle service is good during commute hours.

Cons:

cons:The train station is far and is a pain especially when it snows or its freezing cold to walk so much. the management office keeps on changing the manager every few months. In last three years, every time i go to the leasing office, i have to speak with the new manager who has no idea about your conversation regarding something you spoke to old manager, which becomes an issue - esp when old manager agreed to something and now you have to convince the new manager all over again. Whenever there were issues with apartment like bath tub clogging or something else, the staff was v responsive and would come immediately. But lately they changed the entire management company and now, its such a pain. You have to wait 3 days for a toilet clog or bath clog even in a 1 bedroom apartment. OR they ask you to go down and pick up the instruments and clean yourself. the new management is not very friendly, a bit rude and most of the times the office is closed on weekends, so its hard to get to see them. the rents are higher than the nearby vicinity, but given the amenities, they are OK.