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24 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY , 10011

Sperl619

Feb 13, 2019

Former Tenant: 2016 - 2017

Pros:

Great for young singles looking for small, affordable apartments. Friendly doormen, unbeatable neighborhood, and insane lobby. Incredible light if you have a south-facing unit on the west side of the building on a higher floor.

Cons:

apartment size is a little small. Elevators were being upgraded the entire time that I was living there. Co-op application/review process was cumbersome if not going through Brodsky.

Anonymous1

400 West 113th Street, New York, NY , 10025

Anonymous

Apr 16, 2018

Tenant:

Cons:

If i can choose no star, worst manage team I ever meet and the manager has really strong racial discrimination issue for Asian people. She talk to me with contempt and keep roll her eyes. During the daytime, she even keep me out of the office more than one hours for PERSONAL PHONE CALL! And the front desk man totally ignored me when I tried to talk to he. This is how the luxury apartment treat to their residents. Good luck if you still want to choose this.

Anonymous1

One Columbus Place, New York, NY , 10019

Anonymous

Apr 15, 2018

Tenant:

Cons:

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.

Anonymous1

One Columbus Place, New York, NY , 10019

Anonymous

Apr 10, 2018

Tenant:

Cons:

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!!

Anonymous1

One Columbus Place, New York, NY , 10019

Anonymous

Apr 08, 2018

Tenant:

Cons:

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.

Anonymous1

One Columbus Place, New York, NY , 10019

Anonymous

Apr 05, 2018

Tenant:

Pros:

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

Cons:

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.

Anonymous1

400 West 113th Street, New York, NY , 10025

Anonymous

Mar 01, 2018

Tenant:

Cons:

If you go over the bad reviews here or under the google map review, you'll find a lot of bad experience are posted by Asian. And if you look deeper, you'll find a lot of them are related to this rude front desk - Ahmad, who is an African-American, very tall, but enjoys bullying minorities. (Even though he's kind of a Minority himself)I personally didn't have a good impression on this guy because:1. However warm and sweet I greet this guy, he NEVER greet back. As if he is the boss and I should naturally put on my nicest attitude and beg for my package.2. One time I was standing before the front desk, he completely ignored me while joking around with some African Americans friends for about five minutes, even though he can see me standing there. And no apologies afterwards for the waiting. Which is very rude but I put up with it.3. He always fails to locate your package, (I'll say 2 out of 10), tells you he will call you back in 30 min, and didn't call AT ALL. My roommates has stopped picking up packages in the afternoon because of this reason. (He generally is in charge from afternoon to night) And if you asked him why he didn't call back he will tell you it's not him, you remembered the wrong person. Yeah right.This kind of unpleasant happens a lot but I generally just let it go, because I don't want to cause trouble. But yesterday I saw sth which is just beyond tolerance.I saw this guy, Ahmad, YELLING at a Asian-looking girl for something about the package. The Asian girl is very thin, fragile and seems in great distress. And the worst part is:This front desk person, Ahmad, put on a VICTORY SMILE when he sees this - a thin and helpless Asian female tenant be terrified and shocked by a complete rude yelling.I'm SHOCKED. It didn't take a psychology major to see this how TWISTED this guy is in the inside.I don't believe he'll act the same if he's facing a strong male or white person. This is horrible. No matter what the Asian girl did, she deserved a polite feedback than yelling, I think everyone did.I later came home and found all the reviews about how this person constantly make trouble for Asian name tenants and their guests. And I decided I can't stay silent anymore. Because that kind of thing could just happen to everybody, EVERYBODY. I strongly recommend the management send this guy for a counselor for his bullying for fun mindset and strength some courtesy training. And most of all, give an anti-racist lesson, even for an African american. A nice place by god deserve something better than this.

Anonymous1

One Columbus Place, New York, NY , 10019

Anonymous

Feb 19, 2018

Tenant:

Cons:

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.

Anonymous1

One Columbus Place, New York, NY , 10019

Anonymous

Dec 10, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

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. :-)

Anonymous1

24 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY , 10011

Anonymous

Oct 08, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

This is a really beautiful apartment building in what I consider the best neighborhood in Manhattan. The doormen are a dream to deal with and the building is beautifully maintained. It is close to the West 4 subway stop which has every subway line so you can get anywhere quickly. Best apt building in NYC!