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Barry Barnett

Flushing, NY

#21 Mar 10, 2011
I find all of this very hard to believe. I've lived in 2 of their buildings (114 e 1st st and 433 e 80th) and never did i have anything but a top notch rental experience. The apartments were both brand new, and when i did have a small issue with my water pressure, the super, who lives downstairs, fixed it within 24 hours. I think you just have to ask nicely and not bother them for stupid things like changing a light bulb and you will be glad you rented from them...
Frustrated

New York, NY

#22 May 9, 2011
Barry Barnett wrote:
I find all of this very hard to believe. I've lived in 2 of their buildings (114 e 1st st and 433 e 80th) and never did i have anything but a top notch rental experience. The apartments were both brand new, and when i did have a small issue with my water pressure, the super, who lives downstairs, fixed it within 24 hours. I think you just have to ask nicely and not bother them for stupid things like changing a light bulb and you will be glad you rented from them...
You must have some secret deal with them - our water was cut off for 2 days (during which we had no use of the toilet or shower) and all I got from them (after REPEATED calls) was a bunch of yelling and threatening from Mr. Moses himself.
Resident

Jersey City, NJ

#23 May 9, 2011
Barry Barnett wrote:
I find all of this very hard to believe. I've lived in 2 of their buildings (114 e 1st st and 433 e 80th) and never did i have anything but a top notch rental experience. The apartments were both brand new, and when i did have a small issue with my water pressure, the super, who lives downstairs, fixed it within 24 hours. I think you just have to ask nicely and not bother them for stupid things like changing a light bulb and you will be glad you rented from them...
You got lucky! My heat was broken in December and I called several times daily for over a week before it was repaired. I have given verbal and written notice that my window is broken and they have yet to attempt repair. Roberta is verbally abusive, even when I am very polite. The "emergency" line is never answered and phone calls are not returned. They also claim that they do not have email. Is anyone involved in a suit against them? I read that the tenants of 114 East First Street are suing.
kar

New York, NY

#24 Jan 21, 2012
Marilyn Thomas wrote:
I'm in the throes of a fight with them about 503 E. 73rd St. The super is a deadbeat and Moses is clearly a slumlord. The buildings are not even up to code. Have filed countless complaints and all Henry Moses says is "sue me". These people are real scumbags.
The super, Danny, doesn't speak English - I'm assuming he's not even legal, based on the other illegal things Vanderleigh does. And the receptionist, Roberta - what a cow! If you want to put yourself in a situation where you feel like banging your head against a mold-ridden wall while the owners laugh at you, by all means, rent from these clowns.
I'm no big fan of Vanderleigh, but your comments about the super are racist and ignorant. He does speak English, and he's Puerto Rican--PR is a U.S. commonwealth, of course, so it would be impossible for him to be "illegal," you ignorant racist pig.
Remembering the old days

Tulsa, OK

#25 Aug 5, 2012
I am so sad I'm reading all this. I grew up @ 503 E 73rd Street Apt5 when Mr Gladstone owned it. My parents were superintendents and as young as I was I still remember having to go w/ mom and mop each floor sweep each floor, check the heat to make sure it was burning in the basement, and it was soo soo scarey..but we did it. We had alot of fun growing up there. My dad was bldg super, he also worked at the bar on corner..which is now a restaurant, and there was a moving and storage company down the street across york ave...dad used to work for Marie the owner. You know this was all back before 1975 when we moved. It was a VERY close knit neighborhood, all us kids went to St Catherines of Sienna. I hate seeing all this went to hell in a handbasket. If I could be super of your bldg..503 E 73rd St for free rent and take over as my parents did for so many years, I'd do it in a heartbeat. I live in Oklahoma now so I'd need a way to be able to move..and a salary and free rent..but I'd work my butt off to clean that place up an make it the family place it used to be. I remember when Phils bike shop was downstairs..living in Apt 10A, it seemed every Saturday morning you were awoken by a bike tire overaired and a huge POP...we'd take our dog Mulligan out to pee at least 5x a day..I can't tellyou how many times he's urinated on that fire hydrant..I remember the limo place that was across the street, so much has changed. Its a shame people don't take care of it. I would be the best super anyone would ask for. My husband and I do it right.
Remembering the old days

Tulsa, OK

#26 Aug 5, 2012
I forgot to mention, I lived in Apt 5 til I was about 6 and then we moved to a larger apt 10 that actually had a bathtub in the bathroom and a toilet with a real handle. In apt 5 the tub was in kitchen and we still ahd the pull handle to flush. It was alot smaller for 2 kids and 2 adults. So we changed apts to the larger sunnier 10A
Katie

Fresh Meadows, NY

#27 Dec 5, 2012
Awful property management company. The receptionist, Maria Figueroa, is one of the most miserable human beings in existence. She was so rude and unhelpful when I called about a few questions and continually kept trying to cut me off. I asked to speak to her supervisor and she said "I'm the supervisor" (which I don't believe she is) then I asked for her name and she said "Why?". Obviously so I can let other people know who you are and how rude you are, duh.

Also, when we first moved in things weren't finished (stove wasn't hooked up, handles missing on drawers in kitchen, bathroom door broken) although prior to moving in, the broker was aware and said they'd be completed. I had to call about 10 times, leave multiple messages, and then call the emergency number to finally get someone (the super, who is also a "ball of joy" and impossible to communicate with if you don't speak fluent Spanish) to take care of these issues.

I wish I did more research before signing my lease because these people are truly terrible. Although our apartment is beautiful (we're at 507 east 73rd) I wouldn't recommend this company at all.
235 E 4th St

New York, NY

#28 Jan 29, 2013
no heat in entire building. we are freezing and they refuse to repair the boiler.
the building is falling apart. we have reported every maintenance issue multiple times, and no one ever responds. issues include:
1. peeling paint from leaks
2. constant leaks
3. windows do not close properly
4. windows are not sealed, so outside air constantly flows into apartment
5. heat hardy ever works
6. we frequently lose hot water
7. part of the stairwell has just collapsed and all they did was put a piece of plywood over the giant hole.
petra11

Decatur, GA

#29 Feb 5, 2013
Again, Henry Moses and company has few building on East 78th street and all are in deplorable conditions! Do not be fooled by shiny new floors or painted walls.
1) Super is Kevin, reside on 318 E78, has more than one job and is never around. Also, does not want to turn the heat on, except on ground level where he lives.
2) Buildings are filthy, occasionally he sweeps around, but it stinks, seriously.
3) It is full of bugs: roaches off ALL kinds and bed bugs. Ground floors have mice.
4) So called 'exterminators' come once a month, put bait from Duane Reade and that's it! I was shocked!!!!
5) If you call management office, OMG- those women are rude, no help what so ever!
6) security deposit: you can forget about. What we did is that we did not want to pay rent for the last 2 monts, so Henry Moses ,himself ,started to call us. Finally we agreed to write last month rent and the rest we told him to cover from security. It is illegal, but same for him: he can sue us on small claims!
He never did!
7) So many nasty things I can say about this shit-place, but there is not enough space.
After horror at 318 E 78th street, I became much wiser visavi renting. Now I check on NYC.GOV all complaints, current disputes and inspector reports before renting. By law they have to report bed bugs, so there you go!

Overall: this particular building is crap, not worth $1650 for studio converted to 1bdr. I was happy to vacate asap!
235 East 4th Street

New York, NY

#30 Apr 9, 2013
Horrible experience. I second all of the above comments about the rudeness of the staff in Tuckahoe if you call about a repair, or anything, really.
Henry Moses has yelled and threatened me over the phone, and says if I don't like the apartment then I should just spend thousands of dollars on legal fees to get out of my lease. He said, "You wouldn't be the first one.... Ha ha."
Why he is so awful and angry all the time? Clearly he is making tons of cash. Our building did not have heat for most of December. It is documented on nyc.gov - see 311 complaints for this address.
Fortunately the super is really nice, but he can't fix the boiler.:(
Do not rent from this company. I cannot wait to get out of here!!!!
Philip Kohl

New York, NY

#31 May 1, 2013
SLUMLORD!!!!
20 Commerce Street

New York, NY

#32 Oct 31, 2013
These people are disgusting.

Never have I met people so poorly equipped to do business.

Rather than call them dishonest or evil, I'm just going to say they're very, very unintelligent and unevolved. They are sad, sad fools.
Leonbeck

New York, NY

#33 Jan 29, 2014
We rented in the 1235 Apt. building for quite a while and recently moved out. THANK THE LORD. This is the coldest winter NYC has had in a long time, and we have not had heat for it's entirety. After several calls have been made, we have not received a single call back or a notion of assistance. Each winter, the heat and hot water goes out on it' coldest days, of course! After making several calls to the management company (0200), and after no help for days, the response they give you is a "F*** You." They are rude, and severely unhelpful. There is an emergency line, no one picks up or comes. Our apt. flooded once because of a leak in the bathtub, and we had to call and pay for a professional plummer. After taking this cost out of our rent and sending the receipt, Vanderleigh refused to cooperate. After threatening legal action, they finally gave in. I am praying we receive our security deposit back... if we do not, we WILL be taking them to court. Pictures have been taken and every single call has been recorded, as experience shows they will not cooperate. So beware Vanderleigh, we are going to bring it and you are going to lose. Whatever you do, do NOT rent from them. You are promised a horrible experience.

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