Cindy Gatto thought she had found an amazing deal when she saw a listing for a one-bedroom apartment in Astoria renting for just $650. The place was by no means immaculate, but with a little elbow grease, she figured she could make it shine.
Instead, Gatto found herself living in one Crappy Apartment.
Fixing up a "Crappy" Apartment
A case in point: the apartment above them has a leaky radiator. Instead of repairing or replacing it, workers merely patched up the rotted floorboards, which were sagging into Gatto's living room, she said. Each winter the radiator turns on and begins to leak again, and her ceiling begins to crack once more. This has been going on, Gatto said, for the entire 11 years she has lived in the apartment.