From bojack7325 on YouTube:
This is what your apartment will look like every time it rains at a Pistilli residence in Queens. Hoping a local city councilman or woman can see this video and take action. We have called the management company, including Michael Pistilli several times over the last 2 years about this problem and nothing is happening. Renter and buyer beware of this serious flooding issue in apartments in this building.
From Sassy8305 on YouTube:
Awakened at 5 am by the worst leak thus far. This has been a situation since 2008 and the building has not been repaired. The super says the building is not waterproof and that workers have been hired to waterproof the building. He's been saying that since 2008.
Pissed off residents have formed the Stop the flooding in Pistilli Riverview East Facebook Group.
From the Queens Gazette:
The Astoria Civic Association held its 77th annual Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Dinner and Dance on Saturday, April 10 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.
Community Board 1 District Manager Lucille T. Hartmann and Joseph Pistilli, founder of Pistilli Realty Group and president of First Central Savings Bank, were honored during the ceremony. The festivities began with cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m., immediately followed by the award presentations. Astoria Kiwanis President Linda Perno served as the event’s chair and was assisted by former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone Sr. and Borough President Helen M. Marshall who made a special guest appearance.
A Queens native, Pistilli founded Pistilli Realty Group in 1975 and is currently chief executive officer. The company owns and operates approximately 40 commercial and residential buildings in the New York City area, containing roughly 4,800 units and about 250,000 square feet of commercial space. Some recent acquisitions include two high-rise apartment complexes known as Sky View Towers, containing 225 apartments in Woodside and the former Steinway warehouse located at Ditmars Boulevard and 45th Street in Astoria.
“Joseph Pistilli is a man who devotes his life to making Queens look beautiful, and for that we are truly grateful,” Marshall said.