Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Tenants at 128 2nd Ave. file suit against Icon Realty in housing court

[EVG file photo]

A representative from the tenants association at 128 Second Ave. passed along word that the group filed an HP Action for Repairs and Services against landlord Icon Realty yesterday in NYC Housing Court.

The laundry list of issues from the remaining tenants include:

• inconsistent heat
• no fire alarms
• broken fire escape
• broken front door
• excessive dust
• broken stairs
• hanging wires

[A hallway scene at 128 2nd Ave.]

The tenants association have a court date set for April 14 at 9:30 a.m.

Back in the fall of 2013, the ownership of 128 Second Ave. changed hands for $7.5 million… The listed buyers for the building between between St. Mark's Place and East Seventh Street are LLCs... with addresses that matched up to Icon Realty Management, who has been busy in the neighborhood (go herehere … and here for examples).

One of the gut-renovated apartments at 128 Second Ave. is now on the market for $4,300. The two-bedroom unit includes a washer-dryer.

As we understand it, only eight or nine of the building's pre-Icon residents have been able to stick it out through renovations, evictions, buy-out offers, etc.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Happy holidays from 128 Second Ave.

128 Second Ave. has been sold

'Demolitions and renovations' starting today at 128 Second Avenue


Anonymous said...

what the hell! there were lots of old-schoolers living there just a few years ago; this sucks! also, if the Stage goes, I'm leaving town. BOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

When this kind of shit happened in the 1970s the GOP legislature and GOP gov Nelson Rockefeller actually reinstated the rent regulations that they had eliminated a couple of years earlier. These days the GOP led State Senate and our POS gov could care less.

Soontobeexeastvillager said...

Question for any residents or former residents: how much were the buyouts ? Were you able to find comparable housing in the area?

My building was just bought by icon and I am looking for info. Thx.

Anonymous said...

As someone that has been living in an Icon apartment right around the corner for near on a year (and been trying to get out of the Icon apartment for near on 6 months), I highly recommend that you take whatever they are offering and get the heck out.


Anonymous said...

No buyouts. They have just pushed us out with lawyers making the place unlivable.