Friday, October 6, 2017

It's not your grandmother's Lefrak City

The NY Post has photos of the "new" Lefrak City:

All these upgrades have made LeFrak City more desirable than ever. Its thousands of apartments are currently 98 percent full. Because of normal turnover, there are always around a dozen units available.

Currently, they range in rent from $1,900 for a one-bedroom apartment to $2,800 for a three-bedroom pad with a terrace. Several residences, in fact, have terraces; the newest units have been renovated with stainless-steel appliances, stone countertops and wood floors.

The sprawling private grounds and their newly snazzy amenities are no longer open to the public. Security cameras are posted everywhere; cheery safety officers greet everyone who passes. The vibe is less “Big Brother” and more “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”'s

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

I wonder how much Lefrak payed for this advertisement? I'm sorry but that place is a shit hole

Anonymous said...

I like the new, colorful flower beds that we now see from the LIE. I'm glad they are improving Lefrak. It always looked bleak.

Anonymous said...

It still looks like a NYCHA development, tenants and all.

Anonymous said...

What a Third World shithole. ..Queens is such a ghetto borough (yes folks..that how it's spelled..not effin' burro)! Sorry..that place was already gross 30-40 years ago. What absurd rents.

Anonymous said...

Yes looks good "NOT"!
Who wants to hear basketball all night into the mourning ?
This city needs affordable single family unattached homes. Add driveways with front/back yards with some grass.

Anonymous said...

"...basketball all night into the mourning ?"

Mourning is correct once bullets start to fly from the guns of gangbangers and drug dealers.

Anonymous said...

Quit your complaining, jeez. These development has provided housing for working class residents for years. Yes, unfortunately due to the lopsided demand/supply situation, these rents have increased substantially. You call it a NYCHA development, I call it a community with low crime, low turnover (which must indicate pretty good management), and a sense of identity. You don't like how it "looks", then don't go there; the residents don't need, care for, your negativity

Anonymous said...

Once a ghetto, always a ghetto!

Anonymous said...

In previous decades,Lefrak was a dumping ground for Section 8 certificate holders--predominately minority. The place was a crime-ridden shit-hole with many criminals and drug dealers "living" with tenants. There has recently (before the re-modeling into the "New Lefrak")been quite a number of evictions and move-outs, as Management stamped down on illegal turnovers of the apartments after original tenant moved out--including those still receiving Section 8 subsidy under someone else's name. Many others left after the rents were jacked up. But the neighborhood is still crime and drug-ridden, and you get to see the domino-players blocking your way on 99th St as they drink booze from illegal sellers, play illegal numbers and cause a third-world nuisance. Ghetto--I would not venture out there at night and walk while White. Some of the Russkies in the Section 8 units do not win prizes either--ha! Some of the Section 8 ones turned over their apartment illegally after they built their McMansion in Forest Hills (how did they qualify for Section 8 in the first place--oh, forgot, they were religious refugees--sacred cows.

"New Lefrak"? Read--Whiter and Brighter

I Beat Children said...


Because this will go where?
What is affordable to you? What price specifically?

>>This city needs affordable single family unattached homes. Add driveways with front/back yards with some grass

Anonymous said...

""..not effin' burro""

Actually that fits perfect for a massive hole filled with shit.
Is catching up to that cesspool called Los Angeles. I actually cant imagine what will happen when all the children of illegals reach voting age

Julie B. said...

"This city needs affordable single family unattached homes. Add driveways with front/back yards with some grass"

On what and whose land will they build these single family homes? There are people who think land is plentiful and only owned by the government--man, I want to smoke what they're smoking.

Anonymous said...

Extremely IDIOTIC idea to put a basketball court in the center. Think of the noise, and fights, and gun shots....Dumb idea!

Anonymous said...

>The sprawling private grounds and their newly snazzy amenities are no longer open to the public. Security cameras are posted everywhere; cheery safety officers greet everyone who passes. The vibe is less “Big Brother” and more “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
>One new addition to LeFrak’s security team is a first for New York City as a whole: a 4-foot-tall white robot who scoots around, acting as a roving security camera, and even says “hello.”

Endless surveillance? "Safety" officers? Creepy robot guards?
That all sounds VERY Big Brother too me.

Anonymous said...

I don't know much about the buildings themselves, but 57th Avenue is ghetto nasty. All the car exhaust from the LIE on the other side don't add to the shine.