Mugsi on Citysearch
10 years ago
08/23/2010, 15:10 PM
450 West 50th St. -- BEWARE! – Croman/9300 Realty has renovated a building across the street from us. Watching it go up has been a cautionary tale. The owners fired their crew midway without paying them, so the crew went inside and messed around before leaving. A new crew arrived. The Fire Department has inspectors stationed outside all day long just watching the building, because there have been so many violations as well as gas leaks and small fires. The buildings on either side have been damaged by shoddy workmanship. The two former tenants still living inside have been treated like criminals, threatened, and purposefully put at risk.
Already the owners are unresponsive to neighborhood complaints. I'm sure this will not get better when renters move in at inflated prices.
And, by the way, the "terraces" are the fire escape, so if you're thinking about putting a garden outside, think again. They must be kept clear at all times. And the entrance to the fire escape -- a hideous white door from each apartment -- completely out of sync with the rest of the building AND the entire block. Panes of glass and a doorknob on the outside -- practically a welcome mat with the words "Rob Me" on it.
Today a Croman representative verbally attacked two neighbors who asked him a simple question about the building. "I don't have to talk to you a******s," was the statement.
9300 Realty/Croman Real Estate are on the 10 Worst NYC Landlords list for a reason. I'm very happy I don't have to do business with them. And sick and tired of calling the Buildings Department to have them shut down for violations. (BTW, this is happened more than a dozen times).