Thursday, March 5, 2015

205 Avenue A's 6-bedroom unit with rooftop deck is back on the market to annoy everyone

[EVG file photo]

In its short time as a renovated residence at 205 Avenue A, the 6-bedroom unit with a private roof deck has attracted the attention of the neighbors, the police and the media.

And now this special home — once dubbed an "East Village frat house" in a listing — is back on the market, a slightly alarmed neighbor tells us.

First, we'll head to the listing of this home courtesy of Icon Realty between East 12th Street and East 13th Street:

This is a gut renovated apartment with condo finishes featuring:

Bleached-plank hardwood floors
Recessed lighting
Carrara Marble countertops
Stainless steel appliances
Crown and baseboard moldings
3 Full Luxury bathrooms.

This apartment has a washer/dryer in unit!

This apartment features a Huge Private Roof Deck!

Asking rent: $10,800.

The listing includes photos of the unit… we'll just post one — the pièce de résistance...

After a particularly raging rooftop rager last August, Mitch Kossoff, a lawyer for Icon Realty, told the Post:

[T]here are guidelines in place for rooftop access, which only the top-floor tenants have access to. Parties past 10 p.m., loud music, consumption of alcohol, barbecuing and smoking are prohibited. Kossoff said he wasn’t aware of any complaints from last weekend’s bash but he’s ready to take necessary action, including eviction proceedings.

Not even a double-secret probation.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Friday night's rooftop party at Icon Realty's 205 Avenue A (49 comments)

Your 6-bedroom dream 'frat house' awaits you in the East Village

Icon Realty's new Avenue A 'frat house' is attracting attention

At 205 Avenue A, where the NYPD stops by 'almost every weekend'


Anonymous said...

Six bedrooms? Why?

Anonymous said...

I'll tell you why it's six bedrooms: They know they can rent it to wealthy students. At least one kid will have wealthy parents who can get the lease for him or her, then the primary tenant will rent out rooms to friends at school. This will never be a long term situation, which is ideal for the owner of the property who can continually raise the rent as tenants move on at the end of each school year. This is a money making bonanza.

Walter said...

I will invite all of you, dear EV Grieve friends, to my pool parties, as soon as the weather gets warm enough.

dwg said...

If anybody reading this post lives in a neighboring building of 205 Ave A and has had problems with either their rooftop or backyard parties and noise please contact the North Avenue A block association at: northavea@gmail;.com. Or anyone else affected by buildings with rooftop or backyard noise issues.

We are working with the 9th Precinct, Rosie Mendez's office and CB3 on these and other problems caused by Icon Reality's lack of responsiveness to complaints and the behavior of their partying tenants. This a huge problem throughout the East Village about to made worse by new developments which all include roof and backyard decks.

Anonymous said...

For this apartment to be legally occupied by 6 unrelated people, then all six have to be named on the lease. NYC housing law restricts roommates to only one unrelated individual unnamed on a lease, and that is if only one person is named. If two people are named, then no more roommates are allowed by NYC law, no matter what the landlord allows. If three people signed a lease and two move out, then the remaining tenant can get two new roommates, but by NYC law they have to notify the landlord the names of the new roommates (and follow any other restrictions in their lease).

Anonymous said...

Fucking bullshit! What a joke. There's a sucker born every minute...

Scuba Diva said...

We've got two frat-type apartments in my building—one a duplex on the ground floor/basement level, and one next door to me.

True: there are loud parties and high turnover. The kids know that any party where the cops visit is a raging success.

I'm looking forward to those pool parties, Walter.

Anonymous said...

Anony 7.37 AM.

Same MO for Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. Max two/three tenants on the lease (CompassRock plays the NYC law game), while there can be up to five roommates (pressure walls subdivide the rooms) in the apartment at any given time. New studio (how will they subdivide them?) apartments on Ave C have terraces (roof of the former management office). Boy, that East River at low tide, such a nice smell. Kegger/Rave time. Woo!

Heather Chandler: You blow it tonight, girl, and it's keggers with kids all next year.

Anonymous said...

Isn't it illegal for more than three unrelated people to share a residence?

Also, the term "condo finishes" always makes me smirk.

Anonymous said...

"Six bedrooms? Why?"

Because this is a dorm passing as an apartment without any supervision. The developer knows that his target tenant will be NYU male students who can afford this ridiculous rent and would prefer to live in barracks instead of a small apartment with maybe one roommate. These students are immature and socially awkward so what help those with this condition, booze. What does the EV have more than any other part of town? Bars and bars passing as restaurants. The EV for some reason still has the reputation of an "anything goes" neighborhood which was pretty much the motto of the alternative lifestyle bunch such as squatters and now middle aged punks.

Anonymous said...

@ dwg

Does the North Avenue A block association, have meetings, if so when?

Anonymous said...

You know you're getting old when your first thought at seeing this is "Ohhhhh, a washer/dryer in the unit..."

My sympathies to the neighbors though.

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

If the Addams Family owned a dorm-y apartment building in the EV, that's exactly what it would look like. I bet the tree's dead too.

Anonymous said...

Who in the flying fuck has $10,800 to spare on rent other than rich kids or tech darlings at Facebook and Twitter?

dwg said...

@Anonymous 10:08

If you or any other interested parties have similar issues contact us at

Anonymous said...

No. It is not illegal.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to have to correct myself, but 9:38 is right. There is a law that make 3 unrelated people in an apartment illegal. It just is rarely enforced.

Crazy Eddie said...

"I'm sorry to have to correct myself, but 9:38 is right. There is a law that make 3 unrelated people in an apartment illegal. It just is rarely enforced. "


Anonymous said...

If they are all six frat brothers, then they are related. Nu?