Brodsky Organization

★★★★☆
  • 400 W 59TH St

    New York, NY 10019

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I will preface this with I have never written a review on Citysearch before. Worst landlords ever. I have lived in 4 luxury buildings in Manhattan and Brodsky is not a true luxury building. Surly concierge, elevators alway broken and

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I will preface this with I have never written a review on Citysearch before. Worst landlords ever. I have lived in 4 luxury buildings in Manhattan and Brodsky is not a true luxury building. Surly concierge, elevators alway broken and

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This is my first review ever and I am prompted to write because I have been so impressed by the level of professionalism delivered by the Brodsky organization from the doormen in my building to the high level staff at the Brodsky Organization. They had no reason to take care of me in the beginning as I was a a tenant inherited from a building they bought. They not only helped me find another apartment that suited me but were extremely kind, courteous and understanding of the difficult situation I found myself in -- moving my child during his school year. I moved into another Brodsky Building thanks to the honest and very practical advice of Michelle Frucht (Director of Leasing). She is truly an unexpected find in the Real Estate world ... a professional who is efficient, excellent at what she does and is genuinely people-oriented. I believe the Brodsky organization must be well run since the staff in my building 420 W. 42nd Street including Doug who runs the rental office and all the staff at the main Brodsky organization are just easy to deal with and great at what they do. I highly recommend them and their buildings. While I understand that others may have a different perspective I stand by my experience of the Brodsky organization having lived in two of their buildings.

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★★★★☆

This is my first review ever and I am prompted to write because I have been so impressed by the level of professionalism delivered by the Brodsky organization from the doormen in my building to the high level staff at the Brodsky Organization. They had no reason to take care of me in the beginning as I was a a tenant inherited from a building they bought. They not only helped me find another apartment that suited me but were extremely kind, courteous and understanding of the difficult situation I found myself in -- moving my child during his school year. I moved into another Brodsky Building thanks to the honest and very practical advice of Michelle Frucht (Director of Leasing). She is truly an unexpected find in the Real Estate world ... a professional who is efficient, excellent at what she does and is genuinely people-oriented. I believe the Brodsky organization must be well run since the staff in my building 420 W. 42nd Street including Doug who runs the rental office and all the staff at the main Brodsky organization are just easy to deal with and great at what they do. I highly recommend them and their buildings. While I understand that others may have a different perspective I stand by my experience of the Brodsky organization having lived in two of their buildings.

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This is my first review ever and I am prompted to write because I have been so impressed by the level of professionalism delivered by the Brodsky organization from the doormen in my building to the high level staff at the Brodsky

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This is my first review ever and I am prompted to write because I have been so impressed by the level of professionalism delivered by the Brodsky organization from the doormen in my building to the high level staff at the Brodsky

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(This should tell you everything you need to know about The Brodsky Org.)\r
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December 22, 2011\r
Mr. John Pagnotta\r
Supervisor, Dist. # 5 (Upper East Side), Local 32BJ\r
101 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor\r
New York, NY

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(This should tell you everything you need to know about The Brodsky Org.)\r
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December 22, 2011\r
Mr. John Pagnotta\r
Supervisor, Dist. # 5 (Upper East Side), Local 32BJ\r
101 Avenue of the Americas, 20th Floor\r
New York, NY

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I lived at 200 W. 60th St, one of the Brodsky/Urban associates buildings.

The first thing I want to say is that there is a housing project 1 block away. The leasing agents dont tell you that, and the area is much more dangerous than the

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★★★★★

I lived at 200 W. 60th St, one of the Brodsky/Urban associates buildings.

The first thing I want to say is that there is a housing project 1 block away. The leasing agents dont tell you that, and the area is much more dangerous than the

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senior executives at brodsky should be aware that their personnel in the building management office are really rude and need to be trained on how to best interact with tenants.

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senior executives at brodsky should be aware that their personnel in the building management office are really rude and need to be trained on how to best interact with tenants.

Pros: poor management office

Cons: poor management office

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I agree with the above reviewer. I recently moved out of Beaux Arts and don't regret it for a minute. I lived on one of the upper floors, which was somewhat updated, so I'm not going to complain about the ratty carpets (which the other floors have). My gripes with the building are simple. It's old, falling apart and management constantly ignores tenants and their needs. At least once a week, when I walked into the building, there was some sort of emergency/complaint being relayed to the doorman (smoke coming from the stove, plumbing issues, leaks, electrical problems, crumbling plaster, offensive odors, noise levels and so on and so forth). Yes, there are crawly creatures, but that comes with living in the city. Unfortunately, the situation is worsened by poor maintenance. As for office management, there are numerous problems voiced by many residents. The overwhelming one is the curt, sometimes nasty, and unresponsive nature. Management's main concern is do very little and spend very little (evident by poor building amenities and constant problems - such as elevators getting stuck). I left the building for two reasons. First, I was disgusted with the renewal lease. As the above reviewer stated, my renewal lease was more expensive than new tenants (for the same type of unit). In addition, the terms of the lease had drastically changed, where you are locked into the apartment no matter what. Secondly, there are much better apartments (updated, newer, more perks) at equal or better pricing. On a side note, the commenter of the first review should learn some manners. This is a forum to express one's concerns, compliments and commentary. All she (a non resident) contributed was a lot of hot air. To add, in this market, landlords (for the most part) are bending over backwards to keep tenants and make them happy. As a supposed broker she should know that... unless she's been living under a rock (or is simply dumb). As a former resident, I can tell you Brodsky org is not the best landlord. Rather, far from it.

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I agree with the above reviewer. I recently moved out of Beaux Arts and don't regret it for a minute. I lived on one of the upper floors, which was somewhat updated, so I'm not going to complain about the ratty carpets (which the other floors have). My gripes with the building are simple. It's old, falling apart and management constantly ignores tenants and their needs. At least once a week, when I walked into the building, there was some sort of emergency/complaint being relayed to the doorman (smoke coming from the stove, plumbing issues, leaks, electrical problems, crumbling plaster, offensive odors, noise levels and so on and so forth). Yes, there are crawly creatures, but that comes with living in the city. Unfortunately, the situation is worsened by poor maintenance. As for office management, there are numerous problems voiced by many residents. The overwhelming one is the curt, sometimes nasty, and unresponsive nature. Management's main concern is do very little and spend very little (evident by poor building amenities and constant problems - such as elevators getting stuck). I left the building for two reasons. First, I was disgusted with the renewal lease. As the above reviewer stated, my renewal lease was more expensive than new tenants (for the same type of unit). In addition, the terms of the lease had drastically changed, where you are locked into the apartment no matter what. Secondly, there are much better apartments (updated, newer, more perks) at equal or better pricing. On a side note, the commenter of the first review should learn some manners. This is a forum to express one's concerns, compliments and commentary. All she (a non resident) contributed was a lot of hot air. To add, in this market, landlords (for the most part) are bending over backwards to keep tenants and make them happy. As a supposed broker she should know that... unless she's been living under a rock (or is simply dumb). As a former resident, I can tell you Brodsky org is not the best landlord. Rather, far from it.

Pros: Great Tudor City Location

Cons: Poor Management & Maintenance, Get Little for Lots of Bucks

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brodsky org owns a number of buildings in manhattan. i lived in its beaux arts property (307/310 east 44th st). let's start with the building/units - beyond the art deco lobby, there lies old and dirty carpeting, grimy and peeling paint on the walls, moldy corners and rooms, infestation galore and constant elevator problems. the poor maintenance exacerbates the situation... mostly b/c management refuses to spend an extra few dollars to fix up the building. as for the unit, they are prewar (but without the benefits) - poor water pressure, thin walls, and tiny kitchenettes. the last straw is that management is unwilling to keep their good tenants.

my renewal lease was sent over and i noticed that the asking rent was more expensive than what newer and renovated units were going for. i asked management for a comparable rent, especially since my unit was unrenovated. instead of trying to keep a good tenant, they essentially scoffed and offered me a measly deduction of $50, while other newer units were lower than my current rent by $200. Ridiculous! i tried speaking with the beaux arts office folks (teena mau), but she was rude and unprofessional and obviously unhelpful.

all i can say is that there are better, cleaner, nice buildings than this one... and better property management members.

PS read the fine print of the lease - some of the stuff is unscrupulous!

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★☆☆☆☆

brodsky org owns a number of buildings in manhattan. i lived in its beaux arts property (307/310 east 44th st). let's start with the building/units - beyond the art deco lobby, there lies old and dirty carpeting, grimy and peeling paint on the walls, moldy corners and rooms, infestation galore and constant elevator problems. the poor maintenance exacerbates the situation... mostly b/c management refuses to spend an extra few dollars to fix up the building. as for the unit, they are prewar (but without the benefits) - poor water pressure, thin walls, and tiny kitchenettes. the last straw is that management is unwilling to keep their good tenants.

my renewal lease was sent over and i noticed that the asking rent was more expensive than what newer and renovated units were going for. i asked management for a comparable rent, especially since my unit was unrenovated. instead of trying to keep a good tenant, they essentially scoffed and offered me a measly deduction of $50, while other newer units were lower than my current rent by $200. Ridiculous! i tried speaking with the beaux arts office folks (teena mau), but she was rude and unprofessional and obviously unhelpful.

all i can say is that there are better, cleaner, nice buildings than this one... and better property management members.

PS read the fine print of the lease - some of the stuff is unscrupulous!

Pros: location - near grand central

Cons: rude staff, unfair and unethical management practices

 

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