New Management’s PR Firm Responds

Recently, residents have taken up this opportunity to voice their issues with the building. Primarily, the slowness of new management to address the problems that have plagued this place since…well, its inception.

This past week, residents of 110 Green were given a notice advising them that the roof would be closed until further notice. As the weather starts to warm up and rooftop sunsets seem more appealing, this was met with some mixed reactions. Here’s an excerpt of the official response from the building’s management to a post from a resident about recurring leaks:

We empathize with your frustrations and know that leaks have been a problem since new ownership took over 110 Green Street. When we came to the building a few months ago, we immediately began researching the problems that needed to be addressed and have lined up a contractor to fix the issues we’ve inherited. Ownership also hired a designer to upgrade the common areas and amenity spaces, including the roof, which will be re-opening as a furnished terrace. All of this is an ongoing process that we aim to complete as quickly and thoroughly as possible; we very much appreciate everyone’s patience thus far and anticipate repairs and renovations to be finished by the end of June.”

Ugh. After the long winter we just had, making us wait a month into summer until we can use the roof seems pretty brutal. Thoughts?

 

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8 responses to “New Management’s PR Firm Responds

  1. Anonymous

    For past and present tenants who are experiencing or have experienced problems with the building, Management Office…etc, contact the Landlord, Jeffrey Kaplan/Meadow Partners, LLC. If enough people contact him and complain, maybe their will be changes. They hired a PR firm but the problems persist. Mr. Kaplan might not want bad publicity about his building’s problems, Management ineptness, electricity gouging, uncollectible security deposits…etc as it may deter possible tenants.

    http://meadowpartners.com/our-team/principles/
    55 E 59th Street # 1700
    New York, NY 10022
    Phone: (212) 317-5944

    If that doesn’t get you anywhere, contact one of the local news programs who have consumer advocacy reporters who will act on your behalf.

    CBS/Channel 2 News – Asa Aarons
    NBC/Channel 4 News – Roseanne Colletti
    Fox 5/Channel 5 News – Arnold Diaz
    ABC/Channel 7 News – Nina Pineda
    PIX 11/Channel 11 News – Howard Thompson

  2. GiGi G.

    Um, so they just “finished” the rooftop remodel at 110 Green (and aren’t done yet). Remodel was promised to be done in Spring. The new roof furniture is great! BUT… SERIOUSLY?!? They put up big ugly picket fencing, that has nothing to do with the modern industrial look of the building. And they are partway done staining it ORANGE. Worst part is that they put up high fencing at the end of the rooftop that directly overlooks the East River, totally blocking the view on that end. On the 4th of July, when tons of people were on the roof, everyone was grumbling about that one fence blocking the view. Overheard one loud tenant joking that the next day, he was going to take a hacksaw to it and cut it down. That obviously didnt happen, but you get the point. Management: if you’re reading, please take down (or cut in half) that one fence. We pay a ton for that view and now it’s blocked!

  3. Anonymous

    For those who are not getting their full security deposit back, try complaining to the Attorney General’s Office?

    The management company has not been responsive to my emails about erroneous charges and I’m sure I’m not the only. If enough people complain, the Attorney General will launch an investigation and hopefully, get our full refunds and stop any fraud.

    http://www.ag.ny.gov/complaint-forms

  4. Anonymous

    Look at the similar negative reviews for HHRM’s sister management firm:

    Natari Properties
    B2B Property Management
    2 reviews on Yahoo
    428 Central Ave, #C, Cedarhurst, NY 11516
    Cross Streets: Between Carman Ave and Columbia Ave
    (516) 374-0581

    https://local.yahoo.com/info-11431691-natari-properties-cedarhurst;_ylt=AwrBT_vkHhdUU5MA_DdXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzdnRzdDNyBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDNARjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1NNRTU5Ml8x

  5. Anonymous

    Here’s Harry Hastings Property Management’s office…not on East 42nd Street where rent checks are sent…just a drop box:

    http://www.hhrmc.com/#!contact/con8
    428 Central Avenue
    Suite 100
    Cedarhusrt NY 11516
    Tel 212 260 0500
    Fax 516 977 3148

  6. Anonymous

    I had to contact the Attorney General’s Office to get my full security deposit back. There were erroneous charges (double charged for electricity, parking and supposed “repairs” to my apt) and I was ignored by Harry Hastings and Patty of the Management Office despite my multiple emails.

    Whoever thinks they are being billed incorrectly, please file a complaint with the Att’y General’s Office so that they can launch an investigation against The Management Office to stop this behavior. A legitimate and reputable company does not ignore past or present tenants.

    http://www.ag.ny.gov/complaint-forms

  7. Anonymous

    I finally got my full security deposit back but instead of filing a complaint online which is back-logged for months, send a letter to:

    State of New York
    Office of the Attorney General
    Bureau of Consumer Fraud and Protection
    55 Hanson Place, Suite 1080
    Brooklyn, NY 11217

  8. Anonymous

    If you have any questions, here’s the office phone #: 718-722-3949 Fax: 718-722-3951

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