Brooklyn >Housing Rental > Flatbush Gardens
1403 New York Avenue, Brooklyn, NY | Directions 1121040.638081 -73.945297
Neighborhoods: East Flatbush
Can't beat the value really. Just need to choose which building to stay in. The building i'm in is awesome! Great neighbors, good people. I do admit, some neighbors from the other buildings are just horrible... but do your research and you'll be fine.
Also, I see most of the reviews are old... management has changed, and so has the service.
PLEASE READ BEFORE MAKING A DECISION!!! – I found Flatbush Gardens through the broker who works for The Rowe Group. I saw the apartment on 1410 Brooklyn Avenue a really liked it was convenient for me. I filled out the application brought in all the required documents (social security, identification card, bank statement and proof of income) and was approved since I am under programs and paid the application fee. In order to hold the unit I paid half the Security $550 with a money order since they don't accept the government voucher. The lease was printed signed I was excited, and took it to my HRA caseworker. The Deed was missing and the (DHCR) The Division of Housing and Community Renewal. I went online printed a copy and decry office on 555 Hanson Place on Atlantic Avenue. When you go to the office make sure you have a copy of your id and copy of the lease in order to get a print out of passed tenants history. Yesterday 4/17/12 Sharon called me to find out where to go for the dhcr. Shouldn’t she know this information? She give my caseworker a date to come in a when she came had forgotten.
My case worker did the inspection which was approved an sent over my packet to the city for there approval which was later DENIED because they found two Department Off Building Violations-Active for failure to file annual boiler 2010 inspection report issued on 12/13/11 which need to be DISMISSED.I brought in physical proof an didn't get any feed back. I called the broker to advocate for me. She emailed Rick Miaw Leasing Director that they have my security since I paid the balance $350 why can they give me a next unit? The following day we came in Sharon the secretary said we need to make an appointment she's no seeing us on the schedule. I came back the following day for 9am was not seen until 11.30am.
Frances gives her 1364 New York Avenue. When we arrived she forgot which one it is so she knocked an open most of the doors which were occupied by tenants take note if you decide to live there put an extra lock because management has a key an can open your door. We went back to the office an did the paper work once again it was printed I signed an left it for Rick to sign as she say’s don't know what time he comes in his own timing" along with the landlords statement. She is unprofessional I have pity her since she is expecting has to answer the phone, make appointments, show the unit etc .I would recommend that someone needs to train and educate her. As for France the bully whom would try to talk you down or make you feel bad Monkey knows what tree to climb on. Not all potential clients would put up the with your attitude!
I picked up the lease and did the same routine this was in March I made the lease for May 1st which was later denied 2 open violations
1) Issue to elevator-failure to file category 1 2010 inspection/test
2) Failure to certify correction on immediately hazardous (class 1) ECB violation.
I brought the proof once again to the office an emailed bought rick and Rafael Garcia Director of Operations about my issue that I would like a refund since I have not lived nor moved in.
Rick replied to me and cc Rafael and France Chastise. Sharon had given me the wrong email.
Awful Place – This place is so unique in their utter lack for respect for people. It is only viewed as a place to make money and the upkeep is awful! I don't know who wrote that last review, but I would bet it was from somebody in the office because I don't know anyone who is happy there. There are so many options in NYC please look elsewhere!
Don't be fooled – I lived in Flatbush Gardens for 4 years. It was a nightmare from day one! Management doesn't not have the tenants best interest in mind. They constantly give the runaround with excuses of why things can't get done.
In 2006, I was hospitalized for a wee, suffered loss of pay, which left me short on my rent. I explained that I had money for the back rent but I had to wait a week or two past the due date for the money to clear. I was told by a staff member over the phone "We understand, but we don't know what the landlord is going to do". I was due for a new lease. The next week they left me a summons for housing court for non-payment. They refused my check of $1500 because "it was a court matter now".
I struggled for two years paying back rent while they refused my payments because "they don't accept partial payments", making my rent balance more than what I could pay at once. They kept taking me to court with a new stipulation that was near impossible to comply with.
They wanted me out. They assumed, I refused to pay my rent because I was holding out on repairs and as well as the assumption that I just didn't want to pay.
I finally left in Nov 2008. They had jacked my rent up from $675 to $835 for a studio apartment. It wasn't worth it. I lived on the top floor where I had rodents running back and forth at night in the ceiling and tumbling down the walls. Management insisted I need an exterminator. I wasn't the only one on that floor that heard the rodents.
The neighbors right next door to me would party all night, sometime till 6am, and blast their music any time they felt like it but security never came to them. They came to me when I wanted to play my music at 3 in the afternoon on a Saturday!
The teens that lived there would have there friends in the hallway, smoking, leaving trash behind, urine in the elevator and inside the compactor closet.
Flatbush Gardens was a hell hole. Don't move there!
amazing value, surprised gentrification hasn't taken this over yet – i moved from Kansas to new york 3 months ago and ended up in flatbush gardens. a lot of my friends were skeptical, but i've felt very welcomed into a warm community so far. the apartment itself is gorgeous, the security and maintenance staff have been great!!! as far as i'm concered, rent prices everywhere else are a total rip off. i don't understand why everyone doesn't move here!
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