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Gateway

389 South End Avenue, New York, NY 10280
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43%
City Average
02/16/14
Resident

THIEVES!!!! I WOULDN'T RECOMMEND THIS PLACE TO MY WORST ENEMY! HIGH ELECTRIC BILLS AND THIS IS NOT A SMOKE FREE BUILDING!!!! I FROZE MY --- OFF WITH FROST ON THE INSIDE OF MY APARTMENT, I UNPLUG EVERYTHING AND MY ELECTRIC BILL… Full Review ▶

01/16/14
Resident

The apartment itself is nice and big for a one-bedroom, so I decided to rent. When I just moved in, I realized the bedroom heater was noisy. It'd make noises in the evening and at night, once the temperature started going… Full Review ▶

05/09/13
Resident

Gateway Plaza is a family friendly and couple or single complex with something for every age and stage of life. The apts are some of the largest in the neighorhood and the city overall. The views many of the Hudson River… Full Review ▶

04/27/13
Resident

LOUD! There's always noise, from construction outdoors and indoors, garage trucks, children playing in the hallways, dogs barking constantly, loud neighbors above us, high flush toilets you can hear your neighbors flushing/using water. Management does nothing. Elevators are also extremely slow.… Full Review ▶

03/05/13
Resident

I ve been living at Gateway for four years, and wouldn t live elsewhere. When I moved back to New York I was dreading looking for an apartment, but it turned out to be incredibly easy, since Gateway s rental office… Full Review ▶

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02/19/13
Resident

Electric bills are extremely high, and sound is enough of an issue that I pretty much know the personal details of my neighbor's life, since I can hear most of the things he says and does. The worst thing for me… Full Review ▶

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02/07/13
Resident

We just received our $550 electric bill for January. You will pay $400-$600 per month in the winter for electric heat that is billed by the landlord, not an electrical company. You will have icicles hanging inside your apartment in the… Full Review ▶

01/25/13
Resident

AVOID! AVOID! AVOID! If you are reading reviews and trying to decide whether or not to move onto Gateway..PLEASE read this one. I feel it is necessary to warn anyone who may be considering it. Classic story....young New York couple with… Full Review ▶

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01/15/13
Resident

Great doormen and maintenance staff, but OMG the level of incompetence by the new management is worthy of a couple of Seinfield episodes. I've lived here for six years and I'm moving out once my lease expires. ------ the business manager… Full Review ▶

11/06/12
Resident

I've lived at gateway for 4 years now.the management has always been professional. They have a new mgr glen or ---- not sure. This man was so rude! Really unprofessional. Not only was he rude to me during a very stressful… Full Review ▶

11/06/12
Resident

Look for another building. Management lies, strings you along and then will tell you to not waste their time. Trash truck comes at 7AM Monday - Friday and 8AM Sat - Sun. Make sure you live above the 15th floor, otherwise… Full Review ▶

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08/30/12
Resident

Do I even have to give them one star? AVOID AVOID AVOID I would LOVE to give this place negative stars if possible. Management office is rude, they treat you like dirt and don't even think about any possibility of negotiating… Full Review ▶

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08/29/12
Resident

I was extremely happy with Gateway until about 1 month ago. Either the people that live below me or next to me have installed temporary walls or a room divider (illegally if they didn't get a permit which they probably didn't… Full Review ▶

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08/25/12
Resident

This building is turning into one big series of cut corners and never-ending renovations, and yet they're still raising all the rents on everyone. I'm kind of anxious to get out of here. I moved in during early 2011 and loved… Full Review ▶

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07/01/12
Resident

Has its flaws, but it's not exactly a luxury building. That being said, I give it an thumbs up overall. Pros: - Safe building, area - LARGE floor plans. My 2bed/2ba is almost 1200 sq. ft. 2 walk-in-closets. - Great views… Full Review ▶

06/16/12
Resident

I lived at gateway for 6 years. I stayed because I have a lot of friends in the building but most importantly, I have two large dogs. The doormen. Well let's just say it is their JOB to open the doors… Full Review ▶

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05/30/12
Resident

I lived here for 5 years, & moved out bc I bought a place. Gateway is a place I would recommend as great value. There are better rentals in NYC, but you'll pay a lot more for them. Positives: space (large… Full Review ▶

04/05/12
Resident

I've lived in Gateway for 5 years. Originally these reviews almost scared me from moving in. I have to say, my husband and I have been very happy living there. We're moving to a 2br from a 1br in a few… Full Review ▶

03/23/12
Resident

Horrible place to live if you have children. Even though they built a new play room and most of the residents are with children, the noise from on going construction is so bad that it is impossible to have any quiet… Full Review ▶

01/18/12
Resident

Almost all apartments have nice harbor view, but it comes with the price: the building is old and window insulation literally non existent. Also built-in a/c units are not insulated as well, work poorly and maintenance people will do nothing about… Full Review ▶

01/02/12
Resident

I continue to live here because of the proximity to work and the large 1 bedroom apartments. I also very much like my doormen. The concessions I have make are: 1) outrageous heating bills- when it is cold my windows are… Full Review ▶

12/17/11
Resident

...the garbage trucks will wake you up almost every morning (including weekends), and once the weather drops below 60 degrees, it's hit or miss if you get hot water in the morning. Oh, yes it does smell like urine in the… Full Review ▶

10/26/11
Resident

Gateway was always adequate at best (I've been here since 2005). Under the new general manager, the place is a disaster. Constant construction, dangerous toxic fumes and dust, shoddy maintenance standards, HORRENDOUS attitude from --------, his 2nd in command, -------------- (neither… Full Review ▶

09/03/11
Resident

Management that is caustic/ surly at best (particularly the new GM & asst GM), very slow reaction time for routine maintenance requests, undue pushback on paint requests. Cheapo windows are incredibly drafty making winter elec bills for a 400sq ft studio… Full Review ▶

09/03/11
Resident

NEGATIVE: Apartments that face the North Cove have a dog run to contend with...lots of barking sometimes. And with the boom boom of party boats in the summer. Plumbing is so old that shower drains have to be cleaned out by… Full Review ▶

09/03/11
Resident

Some other tenant wrote that the garbage pickup is a few days a week - that's wrong information. This now happens EVERYDAY, including Saturdays, starting around 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM. You wake up with a banging noise, and I swear… Full Review ▶

09/03/11
Resident

If you're looking to get a place here, please add $250-$350 to your rent, because that's how much you'll pay for electricity - that's every month. It's insane. There is no central air, so you generate heat (and cool air) inside… Full Review ▶

08/25/11
Resident

I have lived in Gateway Plaza now since April and I love the location, the building and the apartments are bigger than any other apts I looked at downtown. The leasing office was amazing. They were more than helpful when I… Full Review ▶

08/13/11
Resident

I liked this place, until I faced the unbelievable truth about garbage removals. They happen at around 6:45-7:00 AM and there are no words to describe the noise. It's like somebody is banging on your walls with a hammer, inside your… Full Review ▶

08/10/11
Resident

I have lived in NYC for 30 years and have never had any of the issues that I now have at Gateway. For starters, the property is covered with dog urine and feces. My bedroom ceiling has had to be repaired… Full Review ▶

07/12/11
Resident

Serious continuous noise problem. Management is gutting all apartments one at a time and massively renovating. Program will take years. Hammering, grinding, scraping etc. resonates severly throughout the buildings. Existing apartments rendered unusable. Management is arrogant and non-responsive. Electric supply controlled… Full Review ▶

03/19/11
Resident

I lived here for 6 months during which time I was hassled about my dogs everyday. It was a "dog friendly " property..NOT.. You have to walk 2 blocks before you can allow your dogs to pee..or they scream at you.… Full Review ▶

09/30/10
Resident

This is amazing - every Tuesday, Thursday and *** Saturday *** mornings, at *** 6:50 AM *** you wake up to the amazing and delightful sounds of the garbage truck. Why? Because that's how incompetent the management is over here. They… Full Review ▶

09/22/10
Resident

Please Contact ---- directly- (maybe he will listen if he gets enough feedback) ----ory Tumminia General Manager Gateway Plaza Management 375 South End Avenue New York, NY 10280 Tel - 212 321 -------- Fax 212 912 - 1661 ---------@Gatewayplazamgmt.com Full Review ▶

05/26/10
Resident

I've lived at Gateway for about six months and trying to love it, but there definitely are some issues. 1.) The heating/ac units are over 20 years old. And unlike many buildings where the heat comes from hot water pipes and… Full Review ▶

02/12/10
Prospective Resident

I am looking to move into Gateway Plaza. We saw 2 apartments, one in the 400 building and one in the 600 building. They were both relatively large one bedrooms (compared to most nyc apartments) with incredible views of the Hudson.… Full Review ▶

12/07/09
Resident

I recently renewed my lease and got $700 off my 1bdrm. It took 3 eamils to Jim heller and a lot of specific data from my research of other apts in and around downtown and Battery park but I got what… Full Review ▶

08/20/09
Resident

Lived there from June 08' - June '09 in the 500 Bldg A brief summary: 500 Bldg does NOT have a freight elevator, BUT they sill make you reserve the "freight elevator" for moving anything in or out. When calling, make… Full Review ▶

08/08/09
Resident

i want to thank mr heller for working with me to lower my rent. i moved in last year at the height of the market and as many other new yorkers had some finanical changes i could have lived without!!! i… Full Review ▶

07/23/09
Resident

The views are amazing from our apartment in the 200 building. The kitchen and bathroom were updated with new applicances although the faucet in the kitchen sink constantly comes loose. The builidings are very very dated. Like circa 1984. Windows are… Full Review ▶

05/13/09
Resident

Although you get large room and closet space for the rent price, I would never live in Gateway again. You get construction noise all day round, including weekends. Management is horrible and bad at responding to requests (doesn't return calls, and… Full Review ▶

05/12/09
Resident

James Heller has been nothing but awful. Refuses to return calls or emails, and when he finally does he is nothing but nasty. Does anyone know the contact info for Lefrak so I can go over his head to have my… Full Review ▶

05/10/09
Resident

We have lived in a 1 bedroom apartment in Gateway Plaza building 400 for 4 years and love our apartment with its amazing views of the River Hudson and North Cove Harbor. When we first looked at 12 apartments around this… Full Review ▶

05/07/09
Resident

I recently renewed my lease in Gateway and am now paying $440 less per month than I was last year ($2900 compared with $3340) for my 1 BR. Although Heller isn't all that responsive to emails - only to emails he… Full Review ▶

04/17/09
Resident

I spent one year there and I am out. Thank god. The staff is horrible, especially the superintendent. The damn windows are ancient. Heating bills are outrageous. You feel like you are living in the projects. Don't live there. There are… Full Review ▶

03/21/09
Resident

I moved to Gateway Plaza at the end of January to be closer to work. I got a decent deal, including 1 month free, lower monthly rent and a complimentary gym membership in addition to a move-in date almost 2 months… Full Review ▶

03/20/09
Prospective Resident

I heard that they are renting really low prices to compensate for the ecomony...any ideas of the rates? Full Review ▶

02/20/09
Resident

How do they get away with it? I swear they are jacking up the bills to compensate for empty units. Ours was over $500 in January. I guess we'll just pay it and get the ---- out when our lease is… Full Review ▶

02/04/09
Resident

I have read the below opinions and agree that sometimes management offices can have their slow mode. But, I have to respond to this, bc I have had quite the opposite experience with Gateway Plaza and JH. At the top so… Full Review ▶

01/25/09
Resident

I moved here a few months ago and I am appalled. My apartment is freezing. The heating units are antiquated. The windows seep in cold air. My electricity meter jacks up the usage, and we are unable to use Con Ed… Full Review ▶

01/08/09
Resident

There are signs around us that claim we're living in luxury apartments. Having come from the quintessential Manhattan walk up, where having your own bathroom was a perk, it certainly did seem luxurious to me. Until, I discovered what facade renovations… Full Review ▶

01/03/09
Resident

Yes: Gateway is ugly, huge and definitely NOT luxury (as they try to advertise), but the concrete apartments are fairly large, soundproof and bombproof. My only problem after 10 years is the management office (NOT doormen, servicemen, etc.), as numerous service… Full Review ▶

10/28/08
Resident

This is the projects of battery park. Are there positives? Of course, if you work downtown, specifically the financial district you're close to work. Its also very peaceful living on the Hudson - that is of course if you can get… Full Review ▶

08/02/08
Resident

Prior to renting here at Gateway, I read so many reviews, some good and some bad. I thought that the good reviews were more than the bad ones, since most of the bad ones seemed to have a single gripe that… Full Review ▶

07/22/08
Resident

I've lived everywhere in the country, from SF, LA, Brooklyn, Cleveland, and etc, etc. Not until I moved into this apartment I realize how bad you could be treated by the management. Just one word of advise, stay away from this… Full Review ▶

07/21/08
Resident

When I was looking for an apartment, this was the largest, cleanest, and cheapest place for my budget. And there's a doorman, elevator, laundry, and A/C. The downside is it's a hike from the subway, and it's especially frustrating because of… Full Review ▶

04/29/08
Resident

The good- Price. Large space for relativly low rents. We'll see what happens in 2009 though. The location-great in the summer/springs. Lots to do for families. The views from almost all the apartments are nice. The Bad- Boring as hell for… Full Review ▶

03/30/08
Resident

I've been in Gateway Plaza for 14 months and I am very pleased to be here. I'll most definitely sign a new lease next January when mine expires. Management has definitely been upgrading the buildings, from the pathetic elevators when I… Full Review ▶

01/10/08
Resident

I have lived at Gateway for the past 5 years and I disagree with all the negative reviews. Yes it is a large complex, but the staff and Management has been very attentive and responsive. I have seen many upgrades in… Full Review ▶

12/28/07
Resident

If you are considering moving to Gateway, let me save you some trouble. Don't. It's that simple. The buildings are shoddy, employees are beyond rude and impossibly lazy, management is tragic and the worst person to deal with is the one… Full Review ▶

12/11/07
Resident

We moved in nearly a year ago after a nearby building we'd lived in was sold to be converted into high-end luxury condos. In the financial district area, renters have basically two options: beautifully finished apartments short on space or more… Full Review ▶

12/03/07
Resident

The above crime family runs the joint. They also own the Bankers and Brockers rest. When I was there, a "Goodfellow" named 'Tom' was the Tyrant in residence and was in charge of the gang of burglers on the maintence staff.… Full Review ▶

11/26/07
Resident

My partner and I have lived at Gateway plaza since July of 2002, being among the first tenants to move back into the property after the fires and renovations of bldg 600 post 9-11. Prior to this we had lived on… Full Review ▶

11/21/07
Resident

People are being told false information. In July 2009 rent limits come off and rents can go anywhere. Illegalities are mounting and will all be files spring 09. Full Review ▶

10/02/07
Resident

This place is horrid. The finishes and appliances are subpar. The management is completely unresponsive. The doormen are lazy and disgruntle. The complex electricity service is a rip off. It's 3x as much as ConEd. Too many dogs, according to my… Full Review ▶

08/26/07
Resident

The management office just sent out another letter begging the dog owners to walk their dogs outside of the property. Like all the previous letters, it will be ignored. Gateway Plaza is filthy. It reeks of dog urine and feces. The… Full Review ▶

07/16/07
Resident

I lived in a studio in building 600 the entire year of 2006. I had a pleasant experience. By the time I left the elevators were much better, so you don't have to worry about that anymore. Its a crowded building… Full Review ▶

03/24/07
Resident

Gateway is not a luxury building but the rents are reasonable. Concrete walls make the apartments quiet, & the rooms are spacious with large walk in closets. Most apartments have great views of the Verrazano Bridge, Hudson River & or Lady… Full Review ▶

03/03/07
Resident

Wife Kathy and I lived at Gateway Plaza while working on Wall Street since it's
inception and moved to our other home in Spring Lake, NJ in January 1991. We both
miss lower Manhattan as I'm originally
from Brooklyn & Kathy grew up… Full Review ▶

02/25/07
Resident

Before I moved in I read allot of negative reviews. Luckily I had a coworker living in the building that said it was great. I looked at allot of places downtown before settling on Gateway. Every other place I looked at… Full Review ▶

01/29/07
Resident

I responded to an earlier comment, but basically I was moving out this past weekend. And the management office messed up and did not put me on the "list" to move out, to haev a driveon van to take my furniture… Full Review ▶

01/23/07
Resident

I am a native New Yorker and have lived in many places in my half a century plus in NY.
I have a beautiful reasonable one bedroom that appears to be rooms on a boat when I look out of the window.… Full Review ▶

01/02/07
Resident

I read these negative reviews before moving in and I'm SO GLAD I took a chance. We love our 1 bedroom...it's spacious and feels like a home. Also, the people in the building, from the tennants to the doormen to the… Full Review ▶

10/24/06
Resident

Ughhhhhh they suck, especially during the morning with a baby in a stroller, a dog and a 5 yr old!! I almost have to plan 15 minutes ahead, to get into one to fit us all in it...Other than that the… Full Review ▶

10/13/06
Resident

Awful, disgraceful, miserable. There are not enough perjorative terms to describe life in this complex run by selfish and corrupt management.

I got out as soon as I could. On yeah, as a final "surprise", I only got back $100 of the… Full Review ▶

08/24/06
Resident

The Management that runs the Complex needs to go back to basics ! I have to agree with Heller10280 on everything that is mention ! Not only are they bad ... they are corrupted as well !!! For example ...

Verzion… Full Review ▶

08/18/06
Resident

Gateway used to be a great family place before 9/11 ... and since they change new managment, things don't seem to get any better.

Problems : -

The electric bill is higher than that of any other places in the downtown area.… Full Review ▶

07/27/06
Resident

Our 1 Bedroom is so spacious, we love it, the view is beautiful, the elevators are getting much better, we have always had any problems in the apartment fixed the same day. Excellent Value for money Full Review ▶

06/30/06
Resident

Don't ever commit to living in this awful complex, with a management company that is heartless, uncaring, disinterested, and inept at maintaing the bulilding in a healthy, clean, and congenial environment. Instead, they are rude, discourteous, and have the attitude of… Full Review ▶

06/03/06
Resident

We live in blding 600 which has had elevator problems for the entire time (1.5 years) we have lived here. The are near riots in the lobby because the tenants are so frustrated. The blding is now doing repairs on the… Full Review ▶

05/26/06
Resident

I thoroughly enjoy the Gateway. My studio is quite large and affordable (compared to similar in Manhattan). Yes, the elevators are a disaster, VERY bad, but they are working dilligently to fix them. I adore my view and an after-work martini… Full Review ▶

05/15/06
Resident

I signed a two-year lease for a studio apartment in the 600 building and I have decided not renew. This is the most awful living arrangement I have ever experienced, and here's why:

1. The elevators are disgraceful. They crawl at a… Full Review ▶

04/21/06
Resident

You need only look at those '80's 'starburst' lights in the the foyers to understand the character of this apartment complex. Ominously it was built in 1984. Lets not be too hard on the grand old lady of BPC. This is… Full Review ▶

04/17/06
Resident

I absolutely love my apartment. It's large (by NY standards) with lots of closet space and a phenominal view of the North Cove Marina / WFC. Walls are solid concrete so you don't hear a sound (my neighbor cranks her stereo… Full Review ▶

03/21/06
Resident

I've been here two years and I'm basically pretty happy with Gateway.
( ) A lot of space and a nice view for the money. I've priced my unit vs dozens of others in the neighborhood and on a square foot basis… Full Review ▶

03/10/06
Resident

Lived here 2 years with kids. Moved in and yuck -- not good job cleaning and appliances are really bad. Electric bills high due to really bad window insulation.
Door man, though more a joke, are mostly nice in the 400/500 building.
Great… Full Review ▶

03/09/06
Resident

We were told by a few VERY reliable sources that Gateway would go condo in 2005 or 2009. Obviously that didn't happen in '05 but there's still hope for '09. Any thoughts? Full Review ▶

03/02/06
Resident

it's nothing special for manhattan but it's pleasant for the price. doormen and maintenance guys are very nice. many inconsiderate tennants who use the phone in the elevators and never wash their dogs. Full Review ▶

01/25/06
Resident

- High electric bills
- Never warm in the winter
- Never cool enough in the summer
- Elevator problems
- The Doormen in the 400/500 building were terrible, completely useless and rude.
- Old appliances
- No microwave

Over all, I loved the view of the marina.… Full Review ▶

01/16/06
Resident

If you like the River and the esplanade, this is a great place for you. I do. I don't feel I need to be in the "center" of things all the time - this is a nice respite. BPC is especially… Full Review ▶

01/03/06
Resident

The heating unit was horrible, windows were not sealed tightly... my first month's electricity bill came out to 200 dollars. On top of that, even with the heater on, the room was freezing cold. The management company came to fix couple… Full Review ▶

12/09/05
Resident

We have a corporate apartment for over two years now, the employees that stay there daily love the place. It is quiet and clean, slow elevators I agree. The view is super, the grounds are kept up and the construction keeps… Full Review ▶

11/30/05
Resident

Okay, some of the apartments have great views and are spacious. I lived on the 5th floor and still had a a great view of the river/statue. With that said.... Be prepared for 500 /month electric bills in the winter, smelly… Full Review ▶

10/23/05
Resident

If you intend to rent here please think about this. On July 11, 2013 management issued a memo to the tenants asking that they please stop throwing trash out of their apartment windows. The Gateway Plaza Tenants Association recently sent out… Full Review ▶

10/15/05
Resident

Office does not help you with moving in or out. It is a very difficult experience. You have to have permission for every little thing. Full Review ▶

10/07/05
Resident

Gateway Plaza is great value for the money. At the rate I pay, I have yet to find a more well-kept, quiet, spacious, clean and (relatively) modern accommodations in a Manhattan neighborhood appropriate for families or urban professionals. The views can… Full Review ▶

08/02/05
Resident

All tenants who use the Pool area at Battery Park Health and Fitness, should contact 311
and make a report against the management company for not removing the open containers of garbage away fro the pool area.

Children and babies are particularily susceptible… Full Review ▶

07/20/05
Resident

Gateway management has refused to move refuse and dumpster bins away from the pool are. Members sit next to garbage strewn, rats, and disgusting aromas. Despite numerous phone calls and complaints, nothing has been done. Full Review ▶

05/06/05
Resident

I moved here a year ago, and really like it. I feel like I am not even in NYC because the neighborhood and building are so quiet. I can never hear my neighbors. I never saw a roach or a mouse.… Full Review ▶

05/02/05
Resident

I couldn't complain about anything when I lived here and would move back again anytime. Rent is reasonable, apartments are on the larger side, people were friendly, maintenance people cared and management was professional. Yes, the elevators were slow sometimes but… Full Review ▶

04/12/05
Resident

Pros:
Walls are made of 3 feet of solid concrete. Your neighbors to your left and right will have to be insanely loud for you to hear them. I can hit tennis balls off my walls and my neighbor still wouldn't… Full Review ▶

03/14/05
Resident

It is great living here here - elevators are indeed slow but so what. NYC is hectic as it is. Yes, you need to book in advanmce to move - I dont like someone pushing his wardrobe intomy ribs. Fresh Direct… Full Review ▶

03/01/05
Resident

I love this place! And my apartment is completely free from mice, roaches...heck, I haven't seen a bug in years!!! My entire floor consists of families, singles, and some elderly people...making it a wonderful, diverse group of people...living MICE FREE!!! Maybe… Full Review ▶

11/23/04
Resident

Please don't live in this building. There is a huge mice problem and the management pretends to care so that you don't raise a stink but can't do much to avert the problem. Our kitchen is a nightmarish venue with a… Full Review ▶

09/19/04
Resident

Amazing views, large apartment and closets, no vermin/bugs
Drafty windows, have to pay for expensive electric heat, cheap cabinets/counters, street parking is practically non existent, building and other neighboorhood garages are extremely expensive, elevators are few and often slow/broken.
Nice neighboors, great neighboorhood,… Full Review ▶

07/21/04
Resident

This is a great neighborhood. While the building has some flaws (slow elevators, spotty maintenance, drabs hallways, poor management) these things appear minor if you have rented elsewhere in Manhattan. Apartments are larger than most. It is a great place to… Full Review ▶

07/16/04
Resident

Yes it's true, the office staff is incompetant and rude, the doormen are grumpy (unless they're trying to direct you to a drycleaner that "takes care of them"), the hallways are plain ugly, and the hardwood floors could use refinishing. However,… Full Review ▶

06/13/04
Resident

No doubt: management--sorry. maintenance--spotty (but quick). BUT.....

the doormen are totally sweet (did you tip yours at Christmas? Otherwise, forget it!) and the neighbors are great. It's one of the few places I've lived in a building where I know… Full Review ▶

04/01/04
Resident

While I agree that the management company is difficult to deal with, on the whole, we have had a wonderful experience at Gateway Plaza. There are tons of dogs and children, all of whom are extremely well-behaved. Neighbors are sweet and… Full Review ▶

03/17/04
Resident

Doormen are polite (at least in my building), the apartments are huge - my 1BR is 840 sq ft. The concrete walls make them the quietest in NYC (you can get holes drilled for a minimal price). We have a private… Full Review ▶

03/06/04
Resident

I worked (home office) and lived at 400 Gateway for 2 years.

Very large apts for the price relative to other apts in New York City and the neighborhood. Very economical/sensible floor plans, excellent views from most units, and fantastic… Full Review ▶

01/31/04
Resident

Gateway Plaza is the oldest building in BPC but it also has the LARGEST apartments. Living rooms are huge and the doormen are nice. Maintenance is so so, sort of whether one is in favor with the office/crew. Low ticket items… Full Review ▶

01/20/04
Resident

My husband and I lived in building 600 for 2 1/2 years. We never had a problem with management or the building staff. If we had an issue with something in the apartment, they would come and fix it in an… Full Review ▶

01/10/04
Resident

Where to begin? Office Staff - Hideous! Very rude, unprofessional, uncaring. Run by nasty young girls. Very difficult to work w/if you need ANYTHING from key replacement to repairs! Sales office does not seem to know policies on moving in and… Full Review ▶

01/10/04
Resident

I don´t know how anyone could give this place a good review. I´ve never encountered such rude and unprofessional management and door people in my whole life. If there wasn´t a glass partition separating me from that blond girl in managment… Full Review ▶

11/10/03
Resident

Gateway Plaza is so sub-standard that it is a wonder that the building is even inhabitable. My bathroom cement ceiling collapsed in its entirety. The management is negligent, unprofessional and inconsiderate. The superintendant and maintenance crews burglarized my apartment when given… Full Review ▶

11/10/03
Resident

The apartments are large and attractive. The widows are as energy efficient as cling wrap. Building staff is caring and friendly. Management is unresponsive and disinterested. Full Review ▶

10/07/03
Resident

APARTMENT SIZE IS ABOVE AVERAGE, 1BR IS ABOUT 800 SQ FEET. PRETTY CLEAN HOWEVER I VE SEEN CLEANER PROPERTIES. ELEVATORS ARE FINALLY FIXED AND RENEWED BUT HOW LONG IT WILL BE WORKING?
MANAGEMENT IS QUICK TO RESPOND HOWEVER PROBLEMS I CALLED… Full Review ▶

09/15/03
Resident

Air vents, rugs could harbor dangerous pollutants. Full Review ▶

06/13/03
Resident

Gateway Plaza is reknown for being the worst building in Battery Park. Lefrak, the management company, have a terrible reputation.

Some ´highlights´

* Ten minute waits for elevators are not unusual, the buildings are extremely under-endowed with elevators, and… Full Review ▶

06/09/03
Resident

BPC is a fabulous community... all the best about NYC at your doorstep and still a community and the water in your backyard! The buildings are clean, the apartments big and the people are great. The elevators suck, but hey, it´s… Full Review ▶

03/06/03
Resident

I feel it´s a wonderful place to live, the apartments are of a generous size and the doormen are very helpful. Police Commissioner Ray Kelly even lives there. Management is terrible, this is true. But as a whole it´s worthy consideration.… Full Review ▶

02/04/03
Resident

Do not live here if you don´t have to. The quality of the apartments is subpar. This would be manageable but the management office at Gateway Plaza is horrible. They are very inconsiderate and incredibly stingy. I could not stand living… Full Review ▶

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