Before I moved into this building, I pulled up this website. After reading everything that had been written about this building I still decided to move in as this IS New York and things can happen. After living here now for 8 months, I can honestly say that this is one of the best places that I have EVER lived. Not only do I LOVE my apartment but the staff in this building is amazing! Everyone from the management to the maintenace are superb people and have helped my transition here better than
I could have asked for! I have NEVER had any issued with bedbugs or any bugs for that matter. I felt that I should write something on here because it almost steered me away from this building and that would have been a HUGE mistake!
They must have cleaned up their act since then as, much to the dismay of my cats, there are no mice or cockroaches.
Unhappy on 03/03/2010
This is not about bedbugs per say, but about the condition of this building. I moved out of there in Nov 2008 because I was hearing the stories of the bed bugs, but more importantly because of all the mice that were getting into my apartment. I tired to block off every conceivable way they could get into the apartment, but they would pour in. Sometimes 4 at a time. I told the building and they gave me 4 glue traps. Thanks. I had a newborn baby at the time so I got the hell out of there. O
f course they charged me a fee for leaving early, and a few other nonsense fees after the fact. None having to do with damage or anything, just loopholes in the lease. Avoid this building. The doormen are great, but that's where it ends.
I'm on the 5th floor, I've never had a bed bug issue, and the walls look clean to me.
MARK 9L on 09/19/2009
i found by accident the website and to all of you i'm the tenant at apt 9L which had the misfortune to deal with the bedbug issues and equity management ! we lived there for over 8 years ! the London family was wonderful ! bless them ! for your information the housing court of new york city has witnessed the deal the management of 420 east 80 st and had agreed to compensate me from the case i brought against equity management. i have all the proof. equity management's specialty is lying to you
and to us... DO YOU THINK FOR A MINUTE WITH THEIR ATTORNEY ( FROM PARK AVENUE ) AT THE COURT THEY WOULD HAVE GIVEN ME ANYTHING IF I DIDN'T HAVE A STRONG CASE?????? don't let them bul...you. i'm having a second litigation for the damage they did to my wife and to us... i have a very good and honest attorney. do contact me and specially the nurse ( i know what you are going thru my wife still have all those symptoms you are dealing on daily basis . ) anyone who needs help and wants to give more weight to their claims can get in touch with me. best/Mark
I want to thank the posters for their honesty and effort to report this building - I went to look at an apartment here and was about to take it when I saw the postings. thank you again
BedbugsBGONE! on 02/27/2009
Get a grip people, I live in this building with beg bugs , did I cry & wine, NO!! I got a qualified exterminator(one with experience with these things) threw out my bed and washed all my cloths while he did his magic, & POOF all gone...it sucked when they were there, but it's NYC people!! It's not the buildings fault and they got an exterminator too! This could happen anywhere you move in any apartment even if they never had them there before!! A pizza delivery guy could bring them in!! IT HAPPE
NS!! This is a great building besides this isolated incident
WOW, this site is hopping, no pun intended, I signed up for email alerts since I left year and have seen so much action, I was the one who said about the 3rd and 9th floors, which were oh how would you say taken care of, yeah right! The only way to get rid of thse things is burning the mattress or treating if professiaonaly and covering the mattress with special pads, and mine did'nt have no pad on it! Like someone said, who are you guys tryin to kid? Dude's you got bedbugs in your building..I s
aid it last year, deal with it, if you did uhhmm get rid of em. guess what "theyre back". I told you on this site then and now it is bitin again, glad I ain't there no more.
To whom ever wrote the note talking about someone from Europe who kept bringing back bedbugs. I travel to Europe and to many other citys due to my position. I am slightly offended as I am from a country in Europe and have stayed at this location. I do not think is fair to blame this on us. New York City and big cities have bedbugs, and i was told of this years ago. I knew about this, are you saying we brought this problem because we knew about this when we came and before never had a problem. Do
n't blame every foreigner who travels a lot if you are not certain this may have been the case. It is insulting and judjemental. I hope you get this situation cared for, because it is not good for anyone.
this is for the post from reality check, are you seriously kidding me? 9th floor was taken care of! did ya check the clock radios?? where were you when I was there???? this is such a joke.
can't hide the truth. I am itchy just thinkin about it, would't doubt if they just crawled from one "treated" tee hee,,, room/floor to another,that's what they do, you know that.
ITCHYRN on 01/08/2009
HELLO THERE, REALITY CHECK,aka,"damage control" I DON'T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GETTING YOUR "INFO" FROM ON "MY" PROBLEM, BUT IT "WAS" BEDBUGS, CHECK YOUR STATISTICS, AND I AM NOT THE ONLY POST,HOW DO YOU THINK I FELT SEEING THAT POST KNOWING THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT ME! ONLY I KNOW WHAT "I" HAD TO GO THROUGH AFTER ROOMING IN YOUR HOUSING FOR A LITTLE OVER A WEEK, AND I WAS MARKED UP AND STILL HAVE THE SCARS TO PROVE IT, THE ILLNESS,LOSS OF MY JOB,LET ALONE THE EMOTIONAL TOLL IT TOOK AS WELL AS ALL TH
E INFESTED ITEMS I HAD TO LEAVE AT YOUR PROPERTY, SO DON'T TELL ME THAT "SHE HAD ANOTHER SKIN CONDITION" ARE YOU THE BOARD OF HEALTH! I CERTAINLY HOPE NOT, BECAUSE WERE NOTIFIED, WE BOTH KNOW WHAT THE DEAL IS, AGAIN ITS CALLED DAMAGE CONTROL FOR THE BUILDING AND IT'S REALTORS. GOOD TRY. YOU WANT MY SHEETS AND BLANKETS MAILED TO YOU, I WOULD BE GLAD TO SEND THEM AND MY SUITCASES IF YOU WOULD LIKE, TRY THEM OUT AND SEE HOW YOU LIKE THEM, THEN CALL ME IN A WEEK WHEN YOU ARE CRAWLING OUT OF YOUR SKIN. HAVE A NICE DAY, 'REALITY CHECK'.AND DON'T FORGET, SLEEP TIGHT AND DON'T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE!!
I actually spoke to the management about this and they were very forthcoming--didn\'t seem like they were trying to hide anything. They said they did have an issue with one apartment on the on the 9th floor last year--it was someone living there who travelled all the time to Europe and it appears they must have brought the bugs back with them--this is such a common problem in Europe. The person in the office said they exterminated the 9th floor apartment and the problem is gone. They said the
y sprayed the apartments nearby also to make sure the bugs didn\'t spread. They say they have not had any recent reports and that the nurse\'s apt was inspected by two separate exterminators and neither found any bed bugs, but they have reason to believe she was suffering from a skin condition and it was not actually bed bugs. Has anyone on this forum actually experienced bed bugs at this building or is everyone just going on \"something they heard somebody say\"? Because you know how that goes. I have heard that when a building is actually infested, the city has to get involved and everyone ends up moving out--but that doesn\'t seem to be happening here...why would people still live here if is was infested? Doesn\'t seem to make sense. I doubt it\'s infested.
Wow, seeing alot of postings, hope that nurse girl reported it, I saw she saw my posting, hope it didnt hurt her feelings, I am not long for this fleabag place anyway...yet you look it up and it looks like such a nice place..yeah for critters. I am even more freaked out when I see all these new posts. This place sucks and "EQUITY HOUSING" knows it.
9thbugged on 12/29/2008
bad incident on the 9th floor.....let's just say people knew about it and denied it. the people who rent and show these apartments know about it. and when I stayed a while ago, someone else was complaining also..so whats the deal. I see all these new posts. its awful why isn't something being done? I know I wouldn't even think of staying there after what went on when I was there, you would think since then something would have been done about it.
Really sad and pathetic, what if the people who
rent out these places had to stay there..they would run faster than the bed bugs..HAAA. not really funny but I hope one of the realtors comes out with one on their clothes and brings it to their house...??
BED BUGSS BED BUGSS ON ALL FLOORS,,, THEY ARE LIARS...HAVE SEEN PEOPLE COMING IN TO EXTERMINATE??? OR WHATEVER... EVERYONE THERE KNOWS IT.....DON'T RENT OR STAY THERE UNLESS YOU WANT ROOMATES!!!!!!
LIARS.......I WALKED IN AND WALKED OUT AFTER HEARING THINGS
ITCHYRN on 12/23/2008
OMG,,this person is talking about me..I was carrying this huge laundry basket to try to salvage what I can even take home or throw out, my arms are chewed up like you wouldn't believe and I showed 2 doorman who apologized and asked why I didn't say something sooner, I am livid as I had to have biopsies, pay for MD visits,prescriptions go on an oral antiobiotic because I got such a bad skin infection from scratching soooo much. They moved me from 10k to 12I, but by then I had them and took them w
ith me. I feel disgusting. But the worst part, is because I had this bad all over rash that was very visible, I LOST MY JOB THAT I HAD JUST STARTED AND LOVED!!!!
Believe me when I say this is NOT over, but JUST the beginning, someone told me that "there hasn't been anyone else who complained,,we what are the posts below me????????? NOT DONE YET by a longshot. People have already been contacted and I better be reimbursed for EVERYTHING I LOST,JOB, CLOTHES, SHEETS, BLANKETS, SUITCASES, AND MOST OF ALL TIME WITH MY FAMILY...I HAVE ZERO INCOME COMING IN NOW. WHO IS GONNA STEP UP TO THE PLATE NOW!!!!!!!
I cant believe that person below is talking about me, I knew someone was looking at me but was so preoccupied by washing as much as I could..
THIS IS DISGUSTING AND DISGRASEFUL THAT PEOPLE KNEW THIS AND DENIED IT........SHAME, SHAME, SHAME ON YOU!!!!
I am freaked, I saw a girl on the elevator,nurse maybe,she was in scrubs, she was holding a laundry basket and I saw her arms all bit up,,gross, I felt bad for her, I tried to see what floor she got off on but other people were also on, it was either the 10th,11th or 12th floor. I hope she reports it if she even knows,,this place has bedbugs!! as do alot in here in Manhattan, people come and go too fast.
december 19, 2008
Anonymous on 11/20/2008
bedbugs on the 9th and 3rd floors. They rent apartments like hotel rooms so the bedding is never really clean. you can see the bedbugs on the walls, it's gross