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 here … here … 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