Two weeks ago I went with a friend to look at a studio in the West Village with real estate agent. She liked it. Did paper work with realtor. . Yesterday, when she arrived to move in there was a sofa, which wasn't there when we looked at the place. Building Manager said she'd have to pay $80 to remove it. Denied any knowledge that the studio was totally vacant when rented.
Welcome to Manhattan
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Wednesday at 8:18 AM|
Weird. Seems like somebody dumped an unwanted sofa in there.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||01/10/2021|
If you and your realtor (or a friend) are incapable of moving a sofa to the street, you aren't up to being a New Yorker.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||01/10/2021|
Unless the sofa is written into the lease that she signed, they have to remove it.
You have to wonder if this is a scam by the building manager to make a quick buck. Is there a board or a management office to call?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||01/10/2021|
You lost me at studio.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||01/10/2021|
It’s their way to just make some easy quick cash. Good luck fighting that. This is NY.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||01/10/2021|
Carry the fucking thing down and move the fuck on.
r2 knows what he is talking about.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||01/10/2021|
R4 Studio apartment, not Art Studio.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||01/10/2021|
Take a shit on the sofa then dump it in front of the building. Easy peasy.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||01/10/2021|
What's the difference between studio apartment and regular apartment?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||01/10/2021|
One room, no bedroom.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||01/10/2021|
What about kitchen, bathroom, toilet?
|by Anonymous||reply 11||01/10/2021|
I once dismantled a huge sofa with a saw and a screwdriver, and carried it down chunk-by-chunk to the dumpsters. It's just wood, nails and fabric. Don't be intimidated by it.
I had no help to move it, so that was my only remedy to make it disappear.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||01/10/2021|
“Broken glass and ketchup, all over my fine furniture!”
|by Anonymous||reply 13||01/10/2021|
[quote]Take a shit on the sofa then dump it in front of the building. Easy peasy.
Gurl, unless your shit don't stink, you need to rethink that order.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||01/10/2021|
Exactly R12 - the OP seems as clueless as he is exhausting.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||01/10/2021|
R12. Ditto. I bought a special toolkit at Home Depot which made dismantling a lot easier. Took maybe 3 hrs. Of course I returned the toolkit when I was finished.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||01/10/2021|
I had to take apart a sofa bed rather than move it. Is there a possibility that the manager didn't know the studio was empty and the tenant dumped a sofa there after moving?Hope that's the case; if not you're stuck with a sleaze-ball if you rent that place.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||01/10/2021|
By "building manager" do you mean the super (lead maintenance worker) and is that to whom the $80 is to be paid? Is that person the signatory on OP's lease? I would complain to the management company in writing (certified, return receipt).
Was the real estate agent not witness to the empty apartment during the initial visit? I would not move my belongings in until the unclaimed sofa is removed; the thing could be a bedbug motel!
|by Anonymous||reply 18||01/10/2021|
If it fits though the windows toss it out and let it crash into a million pieces on the street. you can honestly say it doesn't belong to you.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||01/10/2021|
I’m with R18. Fight this, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||01/10/2021|
Set it on fire and text the Super.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||01/10/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 22||01/10/2021|
I was an agent in the Village for many years and if that happened to my client, I would tell her to call super and arrange for it to come out and I would reimburse the $80 to move it out. A good outcome usually means a referral down the line. I would certainly offer to pay the $80 if I rented it to her empty, and then get the landlord to reimburse me or move on.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||01/10/2021|
Drag the sofa into the hallway. Now it's the landlord's problem! Welcome to NY.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||01/10/2021|
The building's lobby is probably equipped with CCTV surveillance. Is there footage of OP and/or his movers delivering the sofa?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||01/10/2021|
change the door lock
|by Anonymous||reply 26||01/10/2021|
First check to see if it's an antique sofa that will be beautiful after reupholstering, or if there's a stash of money secreted in the cushions. If not, push it out the window just as the manager is leaving the building.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||01/10/2021|
OP here. The agent was there when the empty studio was shown. She plans to speak with the president of the board today.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||01/11/2021|
R16 Could you please provide a link to that product? I need to dismantle a sofa to make it easier to throw out, it's in no way salvageable, and I'm not finding anything online. Or if anyone else can help me find some kind of kit I'd really appreciate it. Thanks!,
|by Anonymous||reply 29||01/11/2021|
Is the building a Trump property?
|by Anonymous||reply 30||01/11/2021|
Boring thread OP. Die.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||01/11/2021|
Thank you R28/OP. Keep us posted!
R31, some of us are into OP’s drama. Die yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||01/11/2021|
"If it fits though the windows toss it out and let it crash into a million pieces on the street."
Maybe it will hit Melissa Miller, on her way to an audition?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||01/11/2021|
Hardly anyone is into this shite, look at the lack of posts R32.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||01/11/2021|
This landlord is going to be a nightmare. She's fucked.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||01/11/2021|
There is no way in hell that I would move that sofa out to the fucking street, and I am a fucking New Yorker.
The New York thing to do is to put that shit out in the hallway and call it a day.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||01/11/2021|
R24 and R36 have the correct New York answer. Put it in the hallway and make the super deal with it.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||01/11/2021|
Is it legal in NYC to dump unwanted property on the streets?
|by Anonymous||reply 38||01/12/2021|
This is going to super piss off the super and landlord. This is not going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||01/12/2021|
It appears the apartment is a condo and OP's friend is renting from the unit's owner, a different scenario than renting in the open market regarding lease regulation and Condo Board rules.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||01/12/2021|
Has your friend checked how much light their 1500W space heater will pull yet?
|by Anonymous||reply 41||01/12/2021|
OP here. She spoke with Board President. Sofa is now on the street at no cost to her.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||01/12/2021|
Great. It's dumped on the street. Is that even legal?
|by Anonymous||reply 43||01/12/2021|
Yes, R43. The NY Sanitation Department hauls outsized furniture and appliances on a designated day each week.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||01/12/2021|
Wow, R44, you live in a charmed place.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||01/12/2021|
And there’s a hobbled gimp sewn into the loveseat!
Let it out!
|by Anonymous||reply 46||01/12/2021|
[quote]Yes, [R43]. The NY Sanitation Department hauls outsized furniture and appliances on a designated day each week.
Yup. All you have to do is setup a "reservation" that you can do online.
It also does have some packaging requirements - mattresses and futons need to be wrapped in plastic to avoid spreading bedbugs, that sort of thing.
But, city sanitation will haul away most stuff that you'd find in your average NY apartment.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||01/12/2021|
There is no mention here that anyone made a "reservation" to have the sofa collected. The sofa just seems to have been dumped in the street: anti-social behavior.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||Last Wednesday at 4:12 AM|
When you call Sanitation, they give you a date for pick-up and code number. Often see these codes written in marker on stoves, refrigerators, and washing machines at curbs.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||Last Wednesday at 4:19 AM|
Admittedly, my statement R44 was unclear. Each city street, not individual New Yorker, has a scheduled day on which bulk garbage is removed, items that the building's staff have set neatly curbside within the boundaries of said building the night before for early morning Sanitation Dept. pickup. Capeesh?
|by Anonymous||reply 50||Last Wednesday at 8:18 AM|