Building & Landlord Data for 538 East 21st St, Brooklyn, NY 11226

High Risk Building

Apartments at 538 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
  • 23% chance of one major maintenance issue next year
  • 75% chance of multiple major maintenance issues next year

Building Information

Total Apartments 53
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 1931
Zoning Code R7A
Area 41772 sq ft
Stories 6
Tax Abatements None

Landlord Details

Role Name Address
Corporate Owner Ditmas Park Associates Llc 505 Thornall Street, Edison
Head Officer Alan Shamah 505 Thornall Street, Edison
Officer Carl Zekaria 505 Thornall Street, Edison
Agent Carl Zekaria 1901 Dorchester Road, Brooklyn

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Housing Protection Department Code Violations (10 found)

Date Filed Date Abated Item Category Status
09/03/20 01/04/21 Section 27-2005 Adm Code Repair The Broken Or Defective Plastered Surfaces And Paint In A Uniform Color At North Wall In The Foyer Located At Apt D2, 4th Story, 2nd Apartment From South At West B Violation Dismissed
09/03/20 12/02/20 Hmc Adm Code: Ï¿½ 27-2017.4 Abate The Infestation Consisting Of Bedbugs In The Entire Apartment Located At Apt D2, 4th Story, 2nd Apartment From South At West B Violation Dismissed
09/03/20 12/10/20 Section 27-2046.1 Hmc: Repair Or Replace The Carbon Monoxide Detecting Device(s). Deffective Located At Apt D2, 4th Story, 2nd Apartment From South At West B Violation Dismissed
09/03/20 11/25/20 Section 27-2043.1 Hmc Install The Missing Or Repair/replace The Defective Window Guard(s) In Accordance With The Specifications Of The New York City Health Code Section 24 Rcny Chapter 12. Wg To Install = 2; Wg To Replace = 0; Wg To Repair = 0; In The Entire Apartment Located At Apt D2, 4th Story, 2nd Apartment From South At West C Violation Dismissed
10/12/16 01/25/17 Section 27-2043.1 Hmc Install The Missing Or Repair/replace The Defective Window Guard(s) In Accordance With The Specifications Of The New York City Health Code Section 24 Rcny Chapter 12. Wg To Install = 2; Wg To Replace = 0; Wg To Repair = 6; In The Entire Apartment Located At Apt D9, 4th Story, 5th Apartment From North At East C Violation Dismissed
05/30/15 07/08/15 Section 27-2043.1 Hmc Install The Missing Or Repair/replace The Defective Window Guard(s) In Accordance With The Specifications Of The New York City Health Code Section 24 Rcny Chapter 12. Wg To Install = 0; Wg To Replace = 0; Wg To Repair = 1; In The Entire Apartment Located At Apt A9, 1st Story, 2nd Apartment From North At East C Violation Closed
05/09/15 06/04/15 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¿½11-06(b)(2) 1st Radiator From North At East Wall In The 2nd Room From North At East Located At Apt A9, 1st Story, 2nd Apartment From North At East , Section At South C Violation Closed
05/09/15 06/04/15 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¿½11-06(b)(2) 1st Riser From East At South Wall In The Kitchen Located At Apt A9, 1st Story, 2nd Apartment From North At East , Section At South C Violation Closed
02/02/14 03/29/14 Section 27-2026 Adm Code Repair The Broken Or Defective Connection Locknut At Wasteline Of Sink In The Kitchen Located At Apt C1, 3rd Story, 1st Apartment From South At West C Violation Closed
02/02/14 04/23/14 Section 27-2005 Adm Code Replace With New The Broken Or Defective Radiator Air Valve, In The Kitchen Located At Apt E5, 5th Story, 6th Apartment From South At West C Violation Closed

Environmental Control Board Violations (10 found)

Date Number Respondent Description Status Penalty Balance Due
2009/08/18 38204498H 538 Realty Ny Llc 39o02,14m07,29m07,20i11,97m07. 39 Clean Car Top 14 Car Mirror Missing 29 Door Operator Cover Missing. 20 Vision Panel Car Door Damaged. 97 Provide Missing Toe Guard. Resolve $250.00 $.00
2014/06/03 38231777Y Ditmas Park Associates Ll /05m07/67x10/37m07/ 05m07-provide Door Zone Lock. 67x10-repair Emergency Phone. 37m07-provide Light In Overhead Sheaves Room. Respondent Failed To Comply With The Commissioner's Order To Correct The Violating C Resolve $800.00 $.00
2015/04/22 38235594J Ditmas Park Associates Ll 67x10,39m07,70o02,58y13. 67x10-car Phone Inoperative; 39m07-missing Light And Guard Car Top; 70o02-pit Dirty; 58y13-worm/gear Oil Leak Seal. Resolve $.00 $.00
2014/03/03 38229334M Shamah Properties, Llc 67x10- Repair Phone System In The Car. Resolve $.00 $.00
2014/06/03 38231778X Sentry Elevator Corp. /05m07/67x10/ 05m07-provide Door Zone Lock. 67x10-repair Emergency Phone. Licensed Agency Lic# 589001 Submitted A Notarized Statement To Be Used For The Dismissal Of Nov# 38228601n. An Inspection Conducted On Resolve $.00 $.00
1990/03/11 38022517R C.b. Weiss 14i,17i,73#, 73. Restore Elevator Service For Complete Inspection. Resolve $1000.00 $.00
2014/06/03 38231494Y Ditmas Park Associates Ll 05m07 67x10 37m07 70o02 100q03. 05m07-provide Door Zone Lock. 67x10-repair Emergency Phone. 37m07-provide Light In Overhead Sheaves Room. 100q03-provide Plank Switch Cover. Resolve $.00 $.00
2018/06/13 38263685N Ditmas Park Associates Ll 99bb5,5e1,29j1,68m7,56y2,56y13,70o2. 99bb5-current One Year Test Tag Expired Perform And File Test; 5e1-car Door Rubbing Adjust; 29j1-door Operator Misaligned Adjust; 68m7-maintenance Log Update Missing Provid Resolve $.00 $.00
2017/08/11 38257216J Ditmas Park Associates Ll 16-b-1;41-b-10;68-m-7;25-m-7;70-o-2;80-l-6:16-1-b-adjust Hoistway Doo Rs 1,2,3,4,5 Slamming.41-b-10-machine Room Door Is Not Self Closing.68-m-7-maintenance Control Program Missing.25-m-7-provide In Case Of Fir Resolve $.00 $.00
2015/09/23 38238822X Ditmas Park Associates Ll *21j01/ 70o02,38h11,67l10,110m07,03b09,40m07,42m07,68b07,43x10,69b11, 56y13,59j01,99bb05,08v01,37t07,29q03,39m07,05l10. *cease Use Items; 21j-door Opens When Car Not At Landing*. 28h-worn Traveller; 110m-in Resolve $1000.00 $.00

Department of Buildings Complaints (10 found)

Date Filed Number Category Status
07/21/2015 3523591 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
11/22/2014 3499387 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
07/22/2014 3486872 Failure to Maintain CLOSED
02/11/2014 3469666 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
03/03/2014 3471354 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
02/19/2014 3470393 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
02/18/2014 3470142 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
11/12/2013 3461898 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
11/14/2013 3462289 Elevator-Danger Condition/Shaft Open/Unguarded CLOSED
08/12/1996 3049770 Illegal Conversion CLOSED

311 Housing Complaints (12 found)

Date Category Type Status
09/16/15 Appliance: Refrigerator 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.
09/16/15 Appliance: Refrigerator 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.
09/16/15 Appliance: Refrigerator 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.
10/27/15 Heat/hot Water: Apartment Only 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.
11/18/15 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.
11/18/15 Heat/hot Water: Apartment Only Emergency More than one complaint was received for this building-wide condition.This complaint status is for the initial complaint. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development contacted an occupant of the apartment and verified that the following conditions were corrected. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.: More than one complaint was received for this building-wide condition.This complaint status is for the initial complaint. The Department of Housing Preservation and Development contacted an occupant of the apartment and verified that the following conditions were corrected. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.
12/23/15 General: Bell/buzzer/intercom 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.
11/30/15 Appliance: Electric/gas Range Non Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development contacted an occupant of the apartment and verified that the following conditions were corrected. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development contacted an occupant of the apartment and verified that the following conditions were corrected. The complaint has been closed. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.
12/11/15 Paint/plaster: Ceiling 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.
12/11/15 Paint/plaster: Ceiling 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.
09/18/14 Heat/hot Water: Entire Building Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development responded to a complaint of no heat or hot water and was advised by a tenant in the building that heat and hot water had been restored. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development responded to a complaint of no heat or hot water and was advised by a tenant in the building that heat and hot water had been restored. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.
10/26/14 Heat/hot Water: Entire Building Emergency The Department of Housing Preservation and Development responded to a complaint of no heat or hot water and was advised by a tenant in the building that heat and hot water had been restored. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.: The Department of Housing Preservation and Development responded to a complaint of no heat or hot water and was advised by a tenant in the building that heat and hot water had been restored. If the condition still exists, please file a new complaint.

Work Orders (5 found)

Date Created Order Type Description Charge Amount
02/24/11 Open Market @roof properly repair approx. 150 sq ft of roof over apt f3 with 90 lb capsheet and to include flashing along side of parapet wall necessary so that $869
02/01/11 Open Market apt#fi: restore hot & cold water pressure to proper working order at all bathroom water supply fixtures including bathroom sink bathtub shower body an $0
09/21/09 Open Market at apt # b9: *kitchen- trace and repair leak from above. remove all loose plaster and sheetrock,tape,compound,prime and paint approx. (130 sq.ft.) of $1690
09/16/09 Open Market bathroom - trace and repair the concealed water leak. at ceiling replace defective sheetrock on ceiling with approx. 30 sq. of sheetrock. prime and p $2295
05/30/06 Open Market public area at east and west fire escapes, repair the guides and adjust the drop ladders and restore both fire escape to proper working order. n $449

Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings Cases (10 found)

Violation Date Agency Respondent Charge Result Penalty Imposed Status
10/10/12 Fire Department Of Nyc Ditmas Park Associates Llc Affidavits, Design/installation Documents, And Other Documentation Dismissed $ All Terms Met
09/17/12 Dept. Of Buildings Muhammad Chaudhry Miscellaneous Violations In Violation $1600 All Terms Met
06/30/10 Dos - Enforcement Agents Victoriageoffroy Failure To Properly Put Recyclables Out For Collection Dismissed $ All Terms Met
08/18/09 Dept. Of Buildings 538 Realty Ny Llc Fail Maintain Bldg In Compliant Manner: Service Equipment In Violation $250 All Terms Met
05/01/09 Dos - Enforcement Agents 538 Realty Ny Llc Failure To Properly Put Recyclables Out For Collection In Violation $25 All Terms Met
03/30/08 Dos - Enforcement Agents 538 Realty Ny Llc Storage Of Receptacles Dismissed $ All Terms Met
12/01/07 Sanitation Others 538 Rlty Ny Llc Failure To Clean 18 Inches Into Street Dismissed $ All Terms Met
05/23/07 Dos - Enforcement Agents 538 Realty Ny Llc Recyclables Placed For Collection With Non-recyclables In Violation $25 All Terms Met
08/22/04 Dos - Enforcement Agents 538 East 21 Ltd Storage Of Receptacles Defaulted $300 All Terms Met
12/06/02 Dos - Enforcement Agents 538 East 21st Limited Loose Rubbish Defaulted $150 All Terms Met

Rodents (3 inspections found)

Date Result Type
03/14/16 Passed Initial
05/08/12 Passed Compliance
04/16/12 Rat Activity Initial

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