Monday, February 2, 2009

Amazing deal

I wonder why the gas and electric are included. Good luck in a fire.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Add 12 folks and a garage room to this basement apartment which would then describe what I live next to and the city turns a blind eye.

Needless to say most of the 12 folks are in hiding, when not at their take out jobs.

faster340 said...

"Located on ground floor" my ass! This is a basement apartment! What a crap hole for that amount of money.

Anonymous said...

No I think this is a cellar apartment (>50% below ground). If it were a basement (>50% above ground), it could be legalized. Cellar apartments can't be.

italian girl said...

"No I think this is a cellar apartment (>50% below ground). If it were a basement (>50% above ground), it could be legalized."

Who is this, John Young?

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What a depressing place to live. Don't these people worry about fires?

Queens Crapper said...

Queens Director of City Planning. He reminds me of Shaggy from Scooby Doo.

Anonymous said...

He is now 'Mighty John Young' after the hotelizantion of Dutch Kills!

Astoria, here I come!

Anonymous said...

Add 12 folks and a garage room to this basement apartment which would then describe what I live next to and the city turns a blind eye.
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The Hunter Study of Dutch Kills litterally gushed about bringing in and serving the needs of thousands of immigrants.

Not a peep about this abuse though!

italian girl said...

"Queens Director of City Planning. He reminds me of Shaggy from Scooby Doo."

LOL

To me, he looks more like a guy from the 1800s.

Anonymous said...

Someone told me about a "wonderful" place like this.. A basement, only $800/month, but you have to do the landlord's yard-work, the stove has only two burners, the door is so narrow you cannot move furniture in or out and there is only one entrance. Also, it is illegal and you can be evicted without warning at any time. What a deal.. Mine did not even include gas or electric.

Anonymous said...

Can the DOB's job get any easier???? This guy just gave them this inspection gift wrapped!!!!

Anonymous said...

You can give them all the gift-wrapped inspections they want -- doesn't mean they'll do their job. This situation is totally out of control all over Queens.

Anonymous said...

"Also, it is illegal and you can be evicted without warning at any time. What a deal.. Mine did not even include gas or electric."


Actually, I think since the courts are so in favor of tenants, even though you are living there illegally, if the landlord evicts you, I think you still have rights, in that, he still has to give you notice in advance, as with a non stabalized apartment. I could be wrong though.

Anonymous said...

That Mighty John Young is too hot.

Anonymous said...

Attics, cellars and basements are not to be used as dwelling places in the city of NY. (MDL)

don't worry when you with hold your rent, and the landlord takes you to court they can't get a penny from you and you will be given time to move, up to six months.

why? because the landlord has been stiffing the Dept of taxation, NYS Tax and the IRS on this under the table income.

if you take the landlord to court for repairs or heat and hot water, you could be evicted but the landlord will be forced to remove stove, refrigerator, etc.

But... two weeks after you move, some other poor slob moves in. Immigrant landlords in Queens are great for doing this.
and treating their tenants like they are in a third world country. Which is not good at all. I have heard the most horrific stories of harassment, threats of violence and physical attacks on tenants.

solution? deport the immigrant landlords back to their country of origin, get rid of all the illegal immigrants. Then there will be no housing crisis in NYC.

astorians.com exile said...

solution? deport the immigrant landlords back to their country of origin, get rid of all the illegal immigrants. Then there will be no housing crisis in NYC.
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mentioned that on astorinas.com once and got banned for a month.

Anonymous said...

That is because in community board one its all but official policy.

No wonder their grid fried in '06.

Anonymous said...

CB1 the community board from hell1

pimp pancho said...

What a perfect brothel it would make.

I can get at least 20 girls in there to service day workers.

georgetheatheist said...

Ah, a room with a view.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Delusional Astorians.com, they are getting quite pissy over there in a thread complaining about a new Pistilli building and the subsequent street parking problems.

Anonymous said...

Give that a thread here and let the bhoys rip.