Building & Landlord Data for 131 East 21st St, Brooklyn, NY 11226

High Risk Building

Apartments at 131 East 21st St, Brooklyn are more likely to have maintenance issues than 100% of NYC rentals.

  • 2% chance of no major maintenance issues next year
  • 18% chance of one major maintenance issue next year
  • 80% chance of multiple major maintenance issues next year

Building Information

Total Apartments 75
Registered Rent Stabilized Apartments (2017 tax bills) None
Building Listed as Rent Stabilized by the RGB True
Building Class Elevator Apt; Semi-Fireproof Without Stores
Year Built 1927
Zoning Code R7A
Area 75043 sq ft
Stories 6
Tax Abatements None

Landlord Details

Role Name Address
Corporate Owner West Sterling Realty Llc 131 E 21St Street, Brooklyn
Head Officer Darwin Edwards 438 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn
Officer Darwin Edwards 438 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn
Agent Darwin Edwards 438 Kingston Avenue, Brooklyn

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Housing Protection Department Code Violations (10 found)

Date Filed Date Abated Item Category Status
10/26/20 Section 27-2005 Adm Code Properly Repair The Broken Or Defective (inoperable) Bell At Peephole At Exterior Side Of Entrance Door Located At Apt 4j, 4th Story, 2nd Apartment From West At North , Section At East A Nov Sent Out
10/17/20 Section 27-2056.6 Adm Code - Correct The Lead-based Paint Hazard - Presumed Lead Paint That Is Peeling Or On A Deteriorated Subsurface Using Work Practices Set Forth In 28 Rcny Ï¿½ï¿½11-06(b)(2) Ceiling In The 2nd Room From North At East Located At Apt 5d, 5th Story, 1st Apartment From West At North C Nov Sent Out
10/17/20 Section 27-2056.6 Adm Code - Correct The Lead-based Paint Hazard - Presumed Lead Paint That Is Peeling Or On A Deteriorated Subsurface Using Work Practices Set Forth In 28 Rcny Ï¿½ï¿½11-06(b)(2) Ceiling In The 2nd Room From North At West Located At Apt 5d, 5th Story, 1st Apartment From West At North C Nov Sent Out
10/17/20 Section 27-2056.6 Adm Code - Correct The Lead-based Paint Hazard - Presumed Lead Paint That Is Peeling Or On A Deteriorated Subsurface Using Work Practices Set Forth In 28 Rcny Ï¿½ï¿½11-06(b)(2) Ceiling In The 1st Room From North At West Located At Apt 5d, 5th Story, 1st Apartment From West At North C Nov Sent Out
10/17/20 Section 27-2056.6 Adm Code - Correct The Lead-based Paint Hazard - Presumed Lead Paint That Is Peeling Or On A Deteriorated Subsurface Using Work Practices Set Forth In 28 Rcny Ï¿½ï¿½11-06(b)(2) Ceiling In The Bathroom Located At Apt 5d, 5th Story, 1st Apartment From West At North C Nov Sent Out
10/17/20 Section 27-2005 Adm Code Replace With New The Missing Handle At Radiator Shut Off Valve In The 1st Room From East At North Located At Apt 5d, 5th Story, 1st Apartment From West At North C Civ14 Mailed
10/17/20 Section 27-2005 Adm Code Replace With New The Missing Handle At Radiator Shut Off Valve In The 3rd Room From East At North Located At Apt 5d, 5th Story, 1st Apartment From West At North C Civ14 Mailed
09/25/20 Section 27-2005, 2007 Adm Code Arrange And Make Self-closing The Doors , In The Entrance Located At Apt 6d, 6th Story, 1st Apartment From West At North , Section At West C Nov Certified On Time
07/24/20 09/30/20 Section 27-2026 Adm Code Repair The Leaky And/or Defective Faucets At Wash Basin In The Bathroom Located At Apt 4j, 4th Story, 1st Apartment From West At North , Section At East C Violation Closed
09/05/19 09/26/19 Section 27-2056.6 Adm Code - Correct The Lead-based Paint Hazard - Presumed Lead Paint That Is Peeling Or On A Deteriorated Subsurface Using Work Practices Set Forth In 28 Rcny Ï¿½ï¿½11-06(b)(2) 1st Door From West At North Wall In The 6th Room From North At East Located At Apt 4a, 4th Story, 1st Apartment From East At South C Violation Closed

Environmental Control Board Violations (10 found)

Date Number Respondent Description Status Penalty Balance Due
2019/10/02 39010585R West Sterling 131 Llc Cease Use Items: 1) Inoperative Rope Gripper 2) Extremely Woen Rope Gripper Pads; Weight Test Required If New Gripper Is Installed. 3) Misaligned Brake Monitor; Left Contact Not Breaking 4) Door Lock Monitor Re Resolve $.00 $.00
2005/09/06 34491926Y West Sterling Realty Exit Passageway Or Corridor:total Obstruction. Metal Gates Enclosing Fire Escapes At Ground Level Are Total Obstructed With Openings Padlocked And Or Welded Shut Rendering A Hazardous Condition. Inspector Obser Resolve $2500.00 $.00
1992/04/15 38021636P Milton Manning Adm.. 18o,18. Fasten 1st Floor Door Lock Securely. Resolve $75.00 $.00
2008/11/18 38193356L 1 Lenox Realty Llc 08v01.60b10.56y13.56o02.42g11.52m07.70o02.59m07.16b01.16i10.09i10.03i10.39o02.39d06.03i10.39o02.03i10.34o02.77x10.42g11 Jumped Fuse 52m07 Anti Spin Device C.w 59m07 Cover On Handy Box On Brake Coil 16i10 Bsmt Resolve $2500.00 $.00
1991/07/02 38012865Y Delta Evergreen Corp 37#,73x,(37)installed New Controller Without A Permit. (73)restore Elevator Service For Complete Inspection Resolve $2000.00 $.00
2008/05/05 34640169M West Sterling Realty Llc Work W/o A Permit. Work Noted: Built Partitions In Cellar Created Apartment With Living Room Bedroom & 3pc Bathroom W/o Windows. Remedy: Obtain Permit If Feasible Or Restore To Prior Legal Condition Accessory Resolve $.00 $.00
1993/12/10 38038947N East Sterling Rlty Co 12b,11q,74l,15j,17i,73o. Resolve $.00 $.00
1994/06/01 38041754Y Manning Milton 05l,08v,09h,15l,17i,21x,36d,37g,37l,53x,55x,57o.73o,74am,74bm,785m,74c,(74)nyc Designated Elev.no(amen'd.208.10)and Capacity Plate,(74b)toke Guard.(74c)perform Full Load Test In Presence Kof An Inspector At Thi Resolve $200.00 $.00
1991/07/02 38012864M Delta Evergreen Corp 73x,(73)restore Elevator Service For Complete Inspection Resolve $1000.00 $.00
1995/01/05 38047026N Woodland Realty 2775 35m. 35-repaace Missing Window Panes In Machine Room. Resolve $.00 $.00

Department of Buildings Complaints (10 found)

Date Filed Number Category Status
08/27/2018 3664668 CLOSED
06/04/2014 3481368 Electrical Wiring – Defective/Exposed CLOSED
10/02/2013 3457958 Egress – Locked/Blocked/Improper/No Secondary Means CLOSED
06/23/2010 3346013 Sidewalk Shed/Supported Scaffold/Inadequate/Defective/None/No Permit/No Cert CLOSED
01/22/2010 3330530 Permit – None (Building/PA/Demo etc.) CLOSED
12/04/2008 3288792 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
10/21/2008 3284164 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
09/05/2008 3278765 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
05/26/2008 3266179 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
08/11/1997 3057686 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED

311 Housing Complaints (22 found)

Date Category Type Status
09/22/20 Water Leak: Damp Spot Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/22/20 Unsanitary Condition: Mold Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/09/20 Water Leak: Heavy Flow Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/28/20 Paint/plaster: Ceiling Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/28/20 Paint/plaster: Ceiling Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/28/20 Paint/plaster: Ceiling Immediate Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/28/20 Water Leak: Slow Leak Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. No violations were issued. The complaint has been closed.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. No violations were issued. The complaint has been closed.
09/09/20 Door/window: Door Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/04/20 Heat/hot Water: Apartment Only Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. No violations were issued. The complaint has been closed.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. No violations were issued. The complaint has been closed.
09/02/20 Paint/plaster: Ceiling Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/02/20 Paint/plaster: Ceiling Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/02/20 Paint/plaster: Ceiling Immediate Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/02/20 Water Leak: Heavy Flow Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were previously issued for these conditions. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/02/20 Water Leak: Damp Spot Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
09/03/20 General: Bell/buzzer/intercom Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development was not able to gain access to inspect the following conditions. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development was not able to gain access to inspect the following conditions. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.
09/03/20 Plumbing: Water Supply Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development was not able to gain access to inspect the following conditions. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development was not able to gain access to inspect the following conditions. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.
08/15/20 Plumbing: Basin/sink Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
08/06/20 Unsanitary Condition: Pests Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development was not able to gain access to inspect the following conditions. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development was not able to gain access to inspect the following conditions. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.
08/06/20 Unsanitary Condition: Pests Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development was not able to gain access to inspect the following conditions. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development was not able to gain access to inspect the following conditions. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.
08/03/20 Plumbing: Bathtub/shower Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. No violations were issued. The complaint has been closed.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. No violations were issued. The complaint has been closed.
08/03/20 Plumbing: Basin/sink Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.
08/31/20 Plumbing: Basin/sink Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development inspected the following conditions. Violations were issued. Information about specific violations is available at www.nyc.gov/hpd.

Work Orders (10 found)

Date Created Order Type Description Charge Amount
06/04/20 Open Market scope of work- install hinges to make door self-closing at the entrance located at apt 3j, 3rd story, 2nd apartment from west at north. total d $300
01/03/20 Open Market (1) door arrange and make self-closing the door in the entrance located at apt 1d, 1st story, 1st apartment from west at north , section at west $300
01/02/20 Open Market (1) door arrange and make self-closing the doors .. in the entrance located at apt 6i, 6th story, 1st apartment from west at north installation $295
12/24/19 Open Market (1) door arrange and make self-closing the door in the entrance located at apt 6i, 6th story, 1st apartment from west at north , section at east $300
11/02/19 Open Market arrange and make self-closing the doors at front entrance to building , 1st story installation of self-closing door hinges : per local law 111 of $165
06/23/18 Handyman as per requirement of h.p.d. window guard program and in accordance with the new york city health code section 24 rcny chapter 12. at public hall, $6.15
10/28/16 Handyman ll (clean only) thoroughly re-clean the following areas as per new york city health code section 173.14 and as noted in the scope of work pursuant to $217.98
06/03/15 Handyman house : 131 street name: east 21 street tenant name: franklin, kathleen contact # (718) 856-4933 secure loose satellite dish in front of b $0
02/29/08 Handyman (apt. #5f) reinstall existing radiator in bedroom. $0
11/26/02 Handyman (erp l/l 38 - barr clean only). thoroughly re-clean the following areas as per new york city health code section 173.14 and as noted in the scope of w $150.14

Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Cases (10 found)

Violation Date Agency Respondent Charge Result Penalty Imposed Status
08/18/09 Dept. Of Buildings West Sterling Realty Work Without A Permit Defaulted $8000 All Terms Met
08/18/09 Dept. Of Buildings West Sterling Realty Residence Alter For Occup As Dwelling For More Than Legally Approved Defaulted $6000 All Terms Met
05/06/08 Sanitation Others West Sterling Re Storage Of Receptacles In Violation $100 All Terms Met
05/05/08 Dept. Of Buildings West Sterling Realty Llc Occupancy Contrary To That Allowed By C Of O Or Dob Records: Hazardous Dismissed $ All Terms Met
05/05/08 Dept. Of Buildings West Sterling Realty Llc Work Without A Permit: Hazardous. Dismissed $ All Terms Met
09/06/05 Dept. Of Buildings West Sterling Realty Exit Passageway Or Corridor: Total Obstruction. Defaulted $2500 Compliance Due
07/12/01 Police Department Williefloyd Unlawful Bicycle Riding On Sidewalk Written Off $100 All Terms Met
01/14/00 Dept. Of Buildings Eadt Sterling Realty Failure To Maintain Elevator. Written Off $2500 All Terms Met
01/14/00 Dept. Of Buildings East Sterling Realty Failure To Maintain Elevator. Written Off $2500 All Terms Met
01/06/00 Dept. Of Buildings Owner Of 131 East 21st Street Failure To Maintain Building: Interior. Written Off $2500 Compliance Due

Rodents (4 inspections found)

Date Result Type
12/13/18 Passed Initial
08/28/18 Passed Initial
10/25/17 Passed Initial
06/29/12 Passed Initial

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