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215 East 68th Street

215 East 68th Street, New York, NY, 10065
Rental Building in Lenox Hill
608 Units | 32 Floors | Built in 1916

Building Amenities

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Subway

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68th St - Hunter College

3 min walk, 0.28 miles

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72nd St

6 min walk, 0.47 miles

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Lexington Ave - 63rd St

5 min walk, 0.46 miles

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Lexington Ave - 59th St

5 min walk, 0.39 miles

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Lexington Ave - 59th St

5 min walk, 0.38 miles

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77th St

3 min walk, 0.21 miles

Building Reviews (4)

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Feb 03, 2017

Tenant:

Cons:

I have lived at 215 East 68th Street for 20-something years. The mess we have lived through in the past several years has been an abomination. If I had known it would be this bad, I might have left long ago First, the Rudins, our landlords decided to replace the entire facade of our huge building, jack-hammering it off, one white brick at a time. There were many days when we had to leave our apartment to get away from the horrible noise. There was scaffolding on our building for about 3 years.There were days when we came back to our apartment, and our pictures were displaced, and our ceilings split open, and our paint peeling in strange placesThe noise from the construction of the Second Avenue added to the din we heard, 24/7. Both jobs are finished. The 2nd Avenue subway is operating normally, and so is 215 East 68th Street. It is OK to live here now, but it was incredibly awful for several years. It is a nice building, with a great new driveway, and an excellent staff of hundreds, who need to be tipped quite well at holiday time, who are quite responsive to all tenant needs but need their palms crossed often, with multiples of tens in tips, any time they show up. 215 is an incredible racket, where guys who have college degrees get jobs as doormen and stay for life. Yes, we have great doormen, but is there something wrong with this picture? Or should a college degree be required to be a doorman in an Upper East Side Building? Our landlords, the Rudins, are seeking what our tenant lawyers have told us is the largest MCI (Major Capital Improvement) they or any of their colleagues, have ever seen. It remains to be seen what happens with this ask for a huge rent increase

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Aug 01, 2015

Tenant:

Pros:

I've lived here for three years and have had no major issues. The apartment is nice and management is quick to respond to problems (even on Sunday's/holidays). I agree with others that the construction was really annoying when it was happening, but it wasn't something anyone made a secret and the worst noise (at least in my wing) was from Graces market (not sure exact affiliation to building).Also, I know it is part of their job, but I'm always impressed that in a building with over a thousand tenants that most of the doormen know my name and know when I have a package even before I ask. They also have retrieved packages for me from security after hours and helped me get into my apartment when I have been locked out. Based on my experience it is just hard to imagine a halfway civil person having the sort of experiences described in other reviews.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Jul 18, 2015

Tenant:

Pros:

I lived in this building for 4 years and I have never experienced what these reviews say. I found Patricia Douglas to be very fair and super nice when we first rented and for any problem we had. The super Jimmy was fantastic and always helpful. The doormen were just as niceand great, always helping with packages and anything else we needed. I cried when I left this building. I miss living there, it was one of the fun times of our lives. We would still be there ifmy husband did not retire and we moved to Florida. I never heard my neighbors through the walls and can't understand why anyone would call this place a dump.

Anonymous1 e2aedd6914f0dfdba2908a97845921571ca79aa87d0c092c8da4a55b9c63a22a

Anonymous

Jun 12, 2015

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I commissioned a real state agent to find me an apartment in manhattan, the one big requirement for the apartment was that there should not be any construction of any kind in it. 215 with its elegant entrance, the many uniformed doorman really misleads the renters.I paid almost a months rent before I could actually be ready to make my move. I was also moving my business near by. We had all kinds of complications driving across the country, it took us much longer then anticipated. We arrived late saturday night, next morning I saw all kinds of lay out and tools for contractors at front entrance. When I asked what that was about I was told that its a on going construction for the last 5 years and should not effect me on my side. Wrong! I was awaken by the sound of heavy drilling at 8 am Monday morning. I got in touch with the building super, who in return came over with the building manager. A young woman, dressed very sharply. She asked if i could put my dog in another room so she can talk to me. Right then she made me feel very uncomfortable. This was after all a pet friendly building. I told her how i had it in writing that they would be done with their construction by end of June. That's why I had paid one month ahead of my arrival so I don't have to live in it. Her response to me was that it does not matter to her where I live, since she works on a salary, and that she has ran my complaint to the owners of the building and they are giving me the option of leaving at the end of the month. In return I told her I didn't pack for two months, drive almost 3000 miles to leave. I asked them both if they would work with me? I don't know what this young woman had against me, but I know it's her who had told the super to never answer any of my complaints, or do anything about it. They made sure any construction that was starting would start first thing in the morning on my side. They were in the process of replacing all the pips and the air conditioning units in the entire building.They had to tear walls open in order to do so. This building is so poorly constructed that one can hear everything that happens in other apartment. The smell of food being cooked is always present as the stoves don't have any fan over them. I actually asked one of the head maintenance guys where the fan is? And he said people weren't using them so they didn't replace it when they remodeled the kitchen. He should me a small vent and he said that works as fan! Yeah right! it was only blowing the smell of onion being fried or meat being cooked in to my apartment. This building is full of rent control tenants, they paid not even one percent of the high rent I was paying. Instead of working with a higher paying tenant, they stuck to their old hags who liked to blast the TV till 5 am, since they were hard of hearing and probably fell sleep with their tv on. Readers, be aware and stay away from this building. I finally had to take my loss and take their offer and move out. Since I couldn't find another apartment suitable for my needs, I had to move out of manhattan. But I still had my business near by, it cost me thousands of dollar and lots of agony commuting from long distance to attend to my business.