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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.

by Anonymousreply 50Last Wednesday at 8:18 AM

Weird. Seems like somebody dumped an unwanted sofa in there.

by Anonymousreply 101/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 201/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 301/10/2021

You lost me at studio.

by Anonymousreply 401/10/2021

It’s their way to just make some easy quick cash. Good luck fighting that. This is NY.

by Anonymousreply 501/10/2021

Carry the fucking thing down and move the fuck on.

r2 knows what he is talking about.

by Anonymousreply 601/10/2021

R4 Studio apartment, not Art Studio.

by Anonymousreply 701/10/2021

Take a shit on the sofa then dump it in front of the building. Easy peasy.

by Anonymousreply 801/10/2021

What's the difference between studio apartment and regular apartment?

by Anonymousreply 901/10/2021

One room, no bedroom.

by Anonymousreply 1001/10/2021

What about kitchen, bathroom, toilet?

by Anonymousreply 1101/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1201/10/2021

“Broken glass and ketchup, all over my fine furniture!”

by Anonymousreply 1301/10/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 1401/10/2021

Exactly R12 - the OP seems as clueless as he is exhausting.

by Anonymousreply 1501/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1601/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1701/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1801/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 1901/10/2021

I’m with R18. Fight this, OP.

by Anonymousreply 2001/10/2021

Set it on fire and text the Super.

by Anonymousreply 2101/10/2021

Call 311.

by Anonymousreply 2201/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2301/10/2021

Drag the sofa into the hallway. Now it's the landlord's problem! Welcome to NY.

by Anonymousreply 2401/10/2021

The building's lobby is probably equipped with CCTV surveillance. Is there footage of OP and/or his movers delivering the sofa?


by Anonymousreply 2501/10/2021

change the door lock

by Anonymousreply 2601/10/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2701/10/2021

OP here. The agent was there when the empty studio was shown. She plans to speak with the president of the board today.

by Anonymousreply 2801/11/2021

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 Anonymousreply 2901/11/2021

Is the building a Trump property?

by Anonymousreply 3001/11/2021

Boring thread OP. Die.

by Anonymousreply 3101/11/2021

Thank you R28/OP. Keep us posted!

R31, some of us are into OP’s drama. Die yourself.

by Anonymousreply 3201/11/2021

"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?

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by Anonymousreply 3301/11/2021

Hardly anyone is into this shite, look at the lack of posts R32.

by Anonymousreply 3401/11/2021

This landlord is going to be a nightmare. She's fucked.

by Anonymousreply 3501/11/2021

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 Anonymousreply 3601/11/2021

R24 and R36 have the correct New York answer. Put it in the hallway and make the super deal with it.

by Anonymousreply 3701/11/2021

Is it legal in NYC to dump unwanted property on the streets?

by Anonymousreply 3801/12/2021

This is going to super piss off the super and landlord. This is not going to be the beginning of a beautiful friendship.

by Anonymousreply 3901/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 4001/12/2021

Has your friend checked how much light their 1500W space heater will pull yet?

by Anonymousreply 4101/12/2021

OP here. She spoke with Board President. Sofa is now on the street at no cost to her.

by Anonymousreply 4201/12/2021

Great. It's dumped on the street. Is that even legal?

by Anonymousreply 4301/12/2021

Yes, R43. The NY Sanitation Department hauls outsized furniture and appliances on a designated day each week.

by Anonymousreply 4401/12/2021

Wow, R44, you live in a charmed place.

by Anonymousreply 4501/12/2021

And there’s a hobbled gimp sewn into the loveseat!

Let it out!

by Anonymousreply 4601/12/2021

[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 Anonymousreply 4701/12/2021

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 Anonymousreply 48Last 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 Anonymousreply 49Last 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 Anonymousreply 50Last Wednesday at 8:18 AM
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