My wife and I lived at 46 west 85th from 04-07 and never had a bug problem beyond the normal occasional roach, which were adressed everyother Thursday by a "free" exterminator.We moved in when Jack and Phil managed the building and they were great. Alan took over for our last year and was also very responsive to any problems.Great building and I would move back in an instant!
Anonymous on 07/14/2011
Guaranteed this building still has bed bugs. It's also cockroach-infested. Gaping holes all over the building and inside the apartments. Landlord doesn't fix anything. You have to put up a fight to get the slightest repair made and when he does make the repair it's a band-aid fix. Turnover is high. Supers hate him, tenants hate him.
LANDLORD on 12/07/2010
AS OF DECEMBER 3, 2010 THERE IS NO BEDBUG ACTIVITY IN THIS BUILDING
ENTIRE BUILDING, COMMON AREAS AND ALL APARTMENTS INSPECTED AND FOUND TO BE FREE OF BEDBUG ACTIVITY
LANDLORD HAS INSTITUTED INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT PROGRAM TO INCLUDE BEDBUG TREATMENTS
ALL VACANT APARTMENTS ARE TREATED DURING PREPARATION AND ARE FREE OF INSECT/RODENT ACTIVITY
Anonymous on 11/16/2010
Apartment 4B was inspected prior to the tenant move out by canine inspection and had no evidence of infestation.
All apartments in the building are routinely and automatically treated after vacancy to insure clean and bedbug free apartment.
Two other apartments in the building have been treated successfully and both tenants have reported no further incidents of bedbugs for several months.
A current tenant has experienced problems and is trying to vacate and break their lease despite ha
ving had immediate response from our exterminator.
We are completely responsive to all issues in our buildings. We cannot control when or if tenants bring home bedbugs but we most certainly do treat effectively and aggressively when infestation is reported.
I do not know how else we can respond to this other than the truth is we are extremely responsive and just as interested in keeping our premises bug free. However, no one is able to control this epidemic as you can see from the laundry list of high end owners experiencing these very same problems.
Not true! not true....landlord responds to all matters. 3A should move out!
another unhappy tenant on 11/15/2010
46 W. 85th Street Update:
apt 2C - reported bed bugs in May 2010
apt 2B - reported bed bugs in Nov 2010
Landlord Roitman refuses to treat entire building which is the only way the bugs can be eliminated.
Anonymous on 10/14/2010
46 W. 85th Street
This 12 unit brownstone apartment building has a high rate of occupancy turnover so bed bug infestation prior to June, 2010 is unknown to me. I am only reporting facts that I know firsthand.
September, 2010 – Unit 4A
Tenant reported bed bug infestation in unit 4A. Roitman accused tenant of bringing the vermin in the building. I do not know how or if the apartment has been treated.
September, 2010 – Unit 4B
Tenant reported infestation of bed bugs and mice in un
it 4B. Tenant moved out following Roitman's refusal to treat the vermin.
October, 2010 – Unit 3C
Tenant reported infestation of bed bugs and mice in unit 3C. Glue traps were provided to catch the mice. Roitman refused to pay for treatment to eradicate vermin and accused tenant of bringing them in the building. Tenant had unit professionally treated at own expense and plans to move out soon. Roitman told tenant that there had not been any other reports of bed bugs in the building.
October 11th, 2010 tenant in 3C moved bed bug infested mattress box springs out to the curb in front of the building. Roitman wrote with a marker “Dirty” and “Soiled” on the mattress and left it for rubbish pick up. The same evening someone added “Bed Bugs” in large red letters on the mattress. Garbage collectors did not pick it up with the rest of the rubbish. More than 3 days has passed and the mattress is still there.
With tenants moving in and out so quickly it’s difficult to know how long the bed bugs have been in the building or if any attempts have been made to eradicate the vermin. All of the units in the building have excessive gaps in or around the radiator pipes, plumbing, brick walls, wood floors and baseboards. From the condition of most apartments in the building, these problems have not been attended to in quite a while. Owner has neglected to notify the residents of 46 W. 85th Street that bed bugs are in the building. If informed, each tenant would have the opportunity to take extra care in protecting his/her own unit and slow down the rapidly spreading infestation.