Resident • 2007 - 2008
I've lived here for 6 weeks, and find it to be a clean, quiet, friendly building. The space I'm getting here would be at least $500/mo anywhere else in the city, especially with the amenities (movie theater room, fitness room, roof deck, 24 hr doorman, etc). You're a block and a half from the express train (1,2,3) and a short bus ride cross town, with lots of restaurants and shops near by.
I read the reviews after signing my lease, and was worried about meeting the dreaded Sophia. Well, right before our move in, there was a notice saying that the building had a new management company and we were to now deal with Paris. Needless to say, I did not have to deal with the management company at all, so it's a moot point. Still, I wanted to post this on here so that prospective tenants know that Sophia would NOT be a part of your living arrangement.
The doormen are great, going so far as giving us an extra Sunday Times when ours was delayed in being delivered! We had an easy move-in and no maintenance problems, and the large laundry room let us do our laundry with no wait times. Our biggest concern was possible noise from other tenants, but the only time we hear them is when we're in the bathroom (there's a vent in there). The dishwasher is fairly loud, but c'mon - it's a dishwasher in NYC!