70 West 37th Street, New York, NY
May 05, 2018
As happy as I am, the new owners are only renewing leases on a month to month basis, which won't give me a peace of mind knowing that whenever they want to get rid of me to turn this into condos they will .. :( I'm moving out of NYC next year and wanted this to be my home until then, since I've been living here for two years. Unfortunately I don't see it like that with a month to month agreement. The new owners are making many positive changes to the building, and I am very happy.
However, it's difficult to call a place "home" when there's no security that I'll have the place I call "home" and that I'll only have it until they decide so. My one complaint about the building are some tenants who are clearly college kids who keep their music way to loud in the middle of the night. Oh, one more complaint, many tenants with dog leave their dogs unattended on the rooftop while they chat and last week I witnessed two large dogs attaching a smaller dog. So my complaints are not the management but some of the tenants who should keep this a safe place for all.
461 Dean Street
461 Dean Street, Brooklyn, NY
Apr 20, 2018
Arthur from the leasing office deliberately misled us about an apartment we were interested in, based on apartment layout and size.The listing on their website said it was a one bedroom with a corresponding floorplan. We called to check availability and schedule a visit, and he confirmed that the details on the website were accurate. The first time we visited the building he showed a different one bedroom apartment since the other one was still occupied and said it had a similar layout to the one we were interested in. When we said we won't be able to sign a lease without seeing the apartment he made an arrangement with the current resident to show the apartment. Upon our second visit, we discovered that it was a studio. In addition, the indicated living area was much smaller than advertised. The leasing office's resistance to show us the actual apartment, rush into making a decision, and giving inconsistent and misleading information made us waste time with considering this building. Don't waste yours!
Mar 06, 2018
So , I recently visited my friend at this building that has been newly constructed. It is a nice looking building. However , I was appalled that I smelled weed on the 21st floor several times I have visited. You can even smell it through the vents when you use her bathroom. I mentioned it to my friend because she has a child . The bathroom is connected to his bedroom and a child especially should not have to inhale smoke.. She has complained and nothing is being done. I think they need to monitor the building closer and take the tenants concerns more serious. No one should have to smell weed or any type of smoke in their apartment.
The Lanthian Apartments
377 East 33rd Street, New York, NY
Feb 09, 2018
By far the best experience I have had when in comes to anything having to do with NYC apartments!From the day I moved in, everyone I have dealt with (the doorman, the maintenance staff and the management office) have been incredibly kind and helpful.I had about one thousand questions within my first few weeks of living in the building and Kate Sullivan was such an huge help. Not only did she always sound genuinely happy to help (something I think many of us can agree can be rare in NYC real estate), she went above and beyond and really made my move/transition into the building a breeze.The building is beautiful...Some construction going on but that will be over soon.Amazing common areas and gym! Even a Peloton bike!!! I feel like I am at a fancy hotel sometimes.Really loving this place so far...
Feb 08, 2018
Pretty building, nice rooftop, good location, nice doormen
BED BUGSSSS!!!!! This building has a history of bed bugs, the management company is nasty and does not care about how much money you have to spend to get rid of the bed bugs. They also raise your rent and WANT to kick you out once your lease is over.
Two Lincoln Square
60 West 66th Street, New York, NY
Dec 24, 2017
There isn't a day that goes by when I don't find myself raving to friends and family about my experience at Two Lincoln Square. The location could not be better, the doormen treat you like family, the maintenance staff are responsive and pleasant, the list goes on and on. My favorite past-time is now inviting friends over to "show off" this amazing building and our newly-renovated apartment. Cannot say enough nice things about it!
Dec 11, 2017
I fell for everything in the earlier review and decided to sign a lease at 461Dean seven months ago. Since it's a new building, there wasn't much information available in terms of existing reviews. But, I loved the location, loved the unit I decided to move into, and generally liked the people I met in the building. I will say, I still do like the staff in the building (although some are better than others) and the leasing team was great (which is what motivated me to sign the lease). It's the property management team that's sits in their cushy offices and cares only about bottom line and not people, that I'm wary of. I'm not sure what additional research or verification I could have done to avoid this terrible experience, but for the last six weeks, I have had water flowing into the apartment from the ceiling near my window, whenever it rains. That has basically meant coming home to water all over the floor in my tiny studio, which is terribly inconvenient and scary. I travel a lot as a working professional, and neither the building nor renters insurance will cover any damage to my personal belongings as a result of a building construction issue. Still no resolution in sight and I'm basically stuck in a lease, where management won't make alternative arrangements for me and have proposed penalties if I opt to move out. Great way of locking someone into a lease and forcing them to stay in an unlivable unit; instead of actually taking care of a tenant when inconvenienced by a poor-construction building issue. Lesson I've learnt: all that glitters is not gold. There is not much I can do with the fancy fixtures or the great views, when day to day living in a space I pay above-market rent for, is such a pain. Can't wait for the lease to end and not sure what more I have to endure at 461Dean! I know I'm never coming back to this building or for that matter any of the buildings constructed by this developer and managed by FirstService Residential New York.
15 Cliff Apartments
15 Cliff Street, New York, NY
Nov 29, 2017
I have lived in lots of apartment buildings in NYC but this has by far been my best experience. The leasing office really tries to foster a sense of community through building events and social gatherings (bbq, paint nite, movie nights, happy hours, etc). The office is great - they've gone the extra mile for me on numerous occasions and they seem to really care about its residents. The doormen also always remember your name.Would have given a five star rating were it not for: 1) the entrance that seems to be perpetually under construction (seems like it shouldn't take as long as it has?) and 2) the gym that can hardly be called an "amenity"In terms of apartment, the units are nice, and the washer/dryer is a blessing. We really like our space though are paying top dollar for it. The one complaint within the unit is the hybrid microwave/oven is really confusing to figure out and is a little small for an oven. Otherwise, we're really happy with the building/apartment, the area (seaport is great!), and proximity to all kinds of public transit (not to mention three grocery stores within a one block radius)
800 Sixth Apartments
800 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY
Nov 23, 2017
My apartment is sunny with a lovely view. It is also in a convenient location. However, even on my high floor, the noise from Sixth Avenue can be overwhelming (the windows are single-paned). I would put up with it, except that my rent has been increased by another $300, making it a total of $600 in 2 years. Because it is highly disruptive for me to move now, I tried to negotiate a short-term extension and was given an unequivocal "no" from the building's leasing agents. I also suggested renewing my lease and transferring to another property in a few months, but was informed for the first time of a very stiff penalty. There have been more egregious incidents. E.g. When I questioned a charge on my account, the manager immediately threatened me with legal action. While I have been eyeing a sister building on the West side, I am extremely leery of Equity's lower management.ETA: I am now in contact with the regional manager. He is a lot more reasonable and cooperative.
408 East 92nd Street, New York, NY
Oct 31, 2017
This building is the WORST building to live in. The super is extremely disrespectful and never takes our concerns seriously. He is rude and unprofessional to us and to our nanny. He ruined letters on the wall in our son's room when he was fixing our heater and told our nanny that it wasn't his job to fix it. She asked him to take off his shoes and he said he didn't want to and asked her if she would tell us. Basically, asking her to lie to us. The elevators never work. People have gotten stuck in them. I am afraid I will get stuck with our baby. I would NEVER advise anyone to live here. When you pay this much in rent, you deserve all of your concerns to be addressed with a friendly attitude.