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The Kestrel

33 Caton Place, Brooklyn, NY, 11218
Rental Building in Windsor Terrace
$$ | Studio, 1, 2, 3 Bed
126 Units | 8 Floors | Built in 2015
Managed By Dermot

Price

Studio $2,000 - $2,500
1 Bed $2,500 - $3,500
2 Bed $3,500 - $5,000
3 Bed $5,000 - $8,000

Building Amenities

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Cats allowed1 6e7e007dda6007eba70cedc9f4af97f7117ce5a28d089eabc3527fbd62553648 Cats Allowed
Dogs allowed1 e992bbf1210a4bd8dcbfb1894d6c4eb2ff6505de20b3279cb50b23f01947d4f4 Dogs Allowed
Doorman1 7b12df4b8f6f65106110c00541cc0a7d83381e534888b7dca22961a30606b929 Doorman
Elevator1 8a0844ed2b974e2ad5b940992bf668aaa99083c1966b2996145de90b54c32a5f Elevator(2)
Gym1 8d290d8e909f62de70db8cf4d94e307065b3ca5a747dd3c0f81fb31257bb7d5c Gym
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Management company run1 d03c0696965fde7d421f613a9ac97665a1cfb9d3ca991b56417855b25dda2f11 Management Company Run
Parking1 75e9b196ff8760e963f465953bb4b0235bb0f81a0ae43ff66126ab117b4a788f Parking
Roof deck1 4d37aa103c4e877e257e5e52e38a718905edd1fbbc9b41733558386bcc8604f5 Roof Deck
Childrens playroom1 e959d3730cdda25a90e206ebb70f51c90eec356ea897fe68bb72f08df200024e Childrens Playroom

Subway

F
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Ft Hamilton Pkwy

5 min walk, 0.22 miles

F
G
Church Ave

3 min walk, 0.28 miles

Building Reviews (15)

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Anonymous

May 07, 2018

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We lived here for almost two years and loved everything about this place. The staff is AMAZING. The doormen are always super friendly and equally friendly to our dog. If you submit a repair request, they fix it ASAP. The rooftop, gym, office, and entertainment room are always clean and not crowded. Highly Recommend this place to anyone looking in the area. You won't be disappointed.

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Anonymous

Nov 02, 2017

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This building has by far exceeded my expectations. Their price is fairly well and better than other buildings that are comparable. I prefer a management property over a landlord! The leasing process was quick, the amount of space you get is livable. Yes everyone has a dog but it has never kept me up. Roof top is functional, furniture is good for it being used outside. Have never had a issue with water, gas or light bulb changes or there being a need for repairs except one time for our ice machine. They came quickly and fixed it. You often see maintenance keeping up with small repairs, wear and tear. many people live here.Front staff is pleasant, Jennifer was very welcoming to the hundreds of questions we had when signing. Great location by F and G. Park is across the street. Yes it's next to a horse stable but the smell and flies are only a bother sometimes, not enough to make you move out. They at least pick up after the horses.

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Anonymous

Sep 12, 2017

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We have had a great experience so far living here. It was a very lucky last minute find, as we were one day away from signing a different lease when we saw a listing in this building. Jennifer, who showed the apartment was professional and prompt in her responses. She was extremely helpful afterwards as well, providing us with information before we even asked (regarding building website, etc). No regrets and we are so happy since our move. We have cats and this is a beautiful pet friendly building. It is one of the few that does not require pet deposits. They have a cute dog wash for dog owners downstairs. My favorite part has to be the roof deck. It's huge and has a smart layout so it feels private and the views are perfection.

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Anonymous

Sep 09, 2017

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My family has lived at The Kestrel a little over a year. The building is run extremely well by a friendly, caring and proactive Resident Manager -Nic. He sets the tone for a warm atmosphere and responds immediately to any needs we have; always with a smile!The porters and front desk security are extremely helpful and friendly, going out of their way for us regularly. We enjoy access to bike storage, the gym, media room and being so close to Prospect Park.We love the building and the neighborhood. Our 9yr old son says he'd like to stay forever!

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Anonymous

Aug 14, 2017

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Just happened to look up the reviews on Yelp and was shocked. It clearly doesn't represent the building. Having read the reviews, I feel compelled to write a review of my own. We moved into the Kestrel in May and are delighted to call this our home. The apartment building is very well managed. From the realtor who worked with us- Jennifer Segalla, the building manager-Nick, the maintenance person, all the doormen to the building porters, everyone is very friendly and on top of things. We moved from living in Park Slope for over 6 years. We love all the amenities this building has to offer. The gym, the media room, game room, roof common areas and the cabanas are all great. the Kestrel has an online system where we put in any service request and it is attended to very promptly. We have been extremely satisfied with our new home and hope to enjoy it for the next few years.

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Anonymous

Apr 23, 2017

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We absolutely love living in The Kestrel - the whole team is amazing from A-Z. Our broker, Jennifer Segalla was lovely to work with and was on top of everything before, during and after move in. The building Manager is also on topof everything. We had a little leak, submitted a maintenance request and the team was there to fix it with tools in hand within the hour. This has never happened anywhere else we have lived.Our apartment is serene and functions perfectly well. The double-pane windows keeps our abode quiet when we want it and the walls are so thick, you don't hear anything from other apartments. Every part of the building is maintained impeccably and we are crazy for amenities so we use it all: gym, sauna, roof deck, parking, pet grooming area, storage, bike storage... oh, and did I mention we finally have a washer/dryer/dishwasher in unit?!!?The area is wonderful, too. Being just a couple of blocks from the quaintest part of Prospect Park is awesome especially b/c we have a very active 2-yr old dog. We are very happy to call the Kestrel our home for at least 2 years. Thanks to Jennifer and the whole team for our beautiful home

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Anonymous

Apr 19, 2017

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This apartment has been nothing short of perfect for my husband and I. We moved from Prospect Heights, and a terrible landlord situation to The Kestrel and have been so happy ever since! Jennifer Segalla showed us the building--she is kind, attentive, and thorough. Nick is a great super, and Frankie (usually at the front desk) is the best! Decent gym, beautiful apartments, and we can't wait to use the roof now that its warmer weather. Seriously, we love this place! Move in!

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Anonymous

Apr 16, 2017

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This apartment (and the building) are everything we hoped it would be. Great amenities. Very friendly and responsive staff. We couldn't be happier and we've been here since February 1st.

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Anonymous

Feb 23, 2017

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This place is overpriced for what it is and is constantly in a state of repair. The roof is a complete joke, its been off limits for most of my time living here and when it is available the grills don't work and the furniture looks like it's about to fall apart. The amazing part if they have the audacity to try and charge for the "bungalows" which gives you a semi private space where you can invite friends over so they can let you know how sorry they are that you got scammed into moving into this building.I will confirm another reviewers note about hot/cold water not working properly. I've had times where I had to leave the shower running for 20 minutes before it was warm enough to step inside. Every other week someone has to replace a light bulb in my kitchen and when you look at the fit and finish you notice the sloppy paint job and all the crooked fixtures.But probably the worse bit is the noise. You can hear all your neighbors dogs barking (everyone here has a dog and they all love to bark when left alone) along with domestic disputes, crying babies and the like. That's technically not management's fault but the way the building is built but it's still annoying.

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Anonymous

Dec 16, 2016

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I agree with a previous post that this building has changed for the better. We have lived here since the beginning, and have witnessed the growing pains from being a new building that needed a lot of work, and also having a super and staff that seemed overwhelmed and undertrained. Since the new super began, it feels like a brand new place. Everything is clean, from the elevators to the hallways to the sidewalks out front, and the staff is friendly and well-trained. While in the past it would often take days or weeks to get a response for the most minor repair request, now they are immediately attended to. The overall feeling here is very professional and everything we were hoping for when we first moved in. We love it and are glad we stayed!

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Anonymous

Oct 14, 2016

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While the pictures a previous yelper posted are very disturbing, I can assure you this building is no longer on that condition. The new super, Nick, has done a wonderful job getting this building in tip-top shape. My personal experience has been more than satisfactory. I have placed several work orders all of which have been attended to and rectified on the same day. As a frequent user of the play area I am pleased at the way it is cleaned and reorganized each day by the staff. The hallways, trash rooms, lobby, and even the sidewalk out front are all cleaned and maintained daily! Nick, the porters, and the doormen are all extremely polite and genuinely enjoy their job. Overall I'm very happy I made the decision to live here despite the negative reviews. Beyond the building the neighborhood is charming and very family friendly.

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Anonymous

Mar 14, 2016

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I would give this building zero stars if I could. It has been a total and complete nightmare living in this building. Management is the ABSOLUTE WORST. Just to paint a picture for all of you prospective tenants of what it's like to live here--you pay luxury pricing for a building in which the amenities are not fully functional, is plagued by water problems (that is, the building lacks consistent hot and cold water AND leaks from everywhere), and people smoke constantly despite the fact it is a non-smoking residence. Nothing gets done unless you harass management to get things done, and that doesn't even do the trick most of the time. I know residents that have had to call the City to report the unsafe and unsanitary conditions in our building just to get their attention despite completing due diligence and letting management know MANY TIMES that problems exist. It's just unbelievable. They only care about what's reported when they risk a fine from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development.Another stellar example of just how much First Service Residential (yelp.com/biz/firstservic…) cares about their residents {insert sarcasm here}--yesterday we returned home to a building that was squeaky clean. This was a shock to us since the Kestrel has looked like shit in recent weeks, especially with the massive floods we had following multiple heating unit explosions in the building. Our doorman was wearing a suit, which was also surprising since they almost never dress that professionally. The illegal tarp covering the mirror in our elevators was also removed. This, after many residents had complained about these tarps being up, but nothing was ever done. Why the sudden change? While we were hopeful it was because management finally got the message, this was not the case. We later learned from a resident that someone from ownership came to visit the building that day. TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY APPALLING. OF COURSE the building will be immaculate only when the person writing your paycheck stops by for a visit. DISGUSTING!Don't believe me with any of this? Come to one of their open houses or stop by to view any open apartments. Do yourself a favor and peek in some of the first floor apartments to try to find the ones that have floors that are completely gutted. And why are the floors of a brand new building being gutted? Because a few weeks ago numerous heating units throughout the building exploded, causing massive floods in many apartments. The damage tells the tale. This isn't the only place the flooding is coming from. The building opened in November 2014. By the summer of 2015, the roof was already being replaced because it was believed that most of the leaks were coming from the roof. What does that mean? That's right, folks--the roof was not fully functional the entire summer. It still remains incomplete almost a year and a half later. Don't believe me? Take a look at the Kestrel website and see what their advertised floor plan looks like, then compare it to the crap that it truly is.Also, do yourself another favor and compare what the amenities look like in person to how they are advertised on the Kestrel website. Most importantly, take a look at the business center. Notice how it looks all pretty and bright on the Kestrel website, but dark and dingy in person? This is because, like the apartments noted above, the Business Center has suffered leaks more than any other room in that building and has been fixed more times that we can count. But, the repairs didn't come until some residents called the City for the soaking/stained carpets in that room. Management was clearly not motivated to do anything about it unless forced. We should also mention that the business center is not fully functional, either. Good luck trying to print something. It's a total crap shoot as to whether or not the printers will work, have ink, have paper, etc.We can go on and on about all of the other issues in this building, but hopefully this paints a vivid enough picture of how awful this building is. The ONLY good thing about this building is the super and his staff. I can assure you that you will never find a more honest, hard working, dedicated super anywhere in New York City. This man is a saint for all that he as to put up with, and his staff and porters are a true extension of his great leadership. But at the end of the day, despite everything they try to do to make residents happy, it is not enough. They are incredibly overworked and lack the necessary assistance and resources that should be provided by management. If paying top dollar for an apartment that runs the risk of leaking at any given moment, has shower water that is either too hot or cold to safely and comfortably bathe, and a management company that pretty much laughs in your face every time you complain about their piss-poor management of this property, then you are a glutton for punishment.

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Anonymous

Feb 07, 2016

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My fiancé and I moved into the Kestrel last spring. At first we were thrilled with the location and amenities the building had to offer; however, we quickly became frustrated with management and the condition of the building. We confirmed our move in date with staff more than three times and the day we went to move in, the keys were unavailable, the apartment was covered in dust and paint, and there was rotten food in our fridge. They did not rectify the situation nor did they complete a walk through with us. There were several things that were broken when we moved in- it took weeks of communicating with Armend to get them fixed, and 6 months later, a few of the items (hole in wall and an electrical issue) were still not resolved. A large part of the reason we moved there were the amenities, including the yoga studio, rooftop areas, and business center. Unfortunately, for a good part of our time there, the yoga studio was flooded and the business center was closed. During the summer management began limiting access to rooftop areas if you did not pay to reserve them. Working with management is a nightmare- they are incredibly difficult to get a hold of and will often not respond to emails or calls until you badger them. a word of caution- be sure to get everything in writing with them!We wanted to love living here. Unfortunately, we ended up spending a lot of money living at the Kestrel and got very little in return.

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Anonymous

Feb 02, 2016

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We really like living at the Kestrel. The rent is competitive for what you get with amenities compared to the surrounding buildings (we compared quite a few when we were looking). It has its kinks like any new business. It's a new building, the maintenance situation hasn't been fully sorted out or operationalized but the doormen are great, the people who live there are lovely, and it has a sense of community.

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I took off one star because management needs to get it together.

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Anonymous

Oct 17, 2015

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Not a good place to live. Things break often. When someone comes to fix a problem, they often make it worse or cause a new problem. I would not recommend living here. The rent is way higher than it is worth!