Anyone that writes a positive review for Croman Real Estate Inc., or 9300 Realty, are probably being paid by the Cromans to write it, or they work for them. In the March 24, 1998 issue of The Village Voice landlords Steve and Harriet Croman were featured as one of the Ten Worst Landlords in NYC. Google them and see for yourself that there are countless articles on them and their depraved indifference to their tenants.
I speak as a Croman tenant, who has witnessed the destruction and ruined lives, including my own, that this landlord has inflicted on their tenants. Living in a Croman building is a nightmare. Once the Cromans begin demolishing the buildings in the name of rennovation, it is like living in a combat zone. Your apartment becomes flooded with toxic renovation dust
that is full of lead, crystalline silica, asbestos, etc. Not to mention the mess and day in and day out demolition construction noise. Your entire apartment becomes blanketed in renovation dust and you have to clean it yourself, because the Cromans do not answer letters, phone calls, to clean up the mess in tenants apartments from the demolition work. etc. In the winter we barely get heat and hot water and many many days of no heat at all. Call for a repair and no human person answers a phone, you go to voicemail. Repairs are not made and you have to get the city agencies involved, or go to court to get a repair. The supers and staff are abusive and treat tenants like garbage. Tenant are accused of not paying their rent, when their rent is paid and they owe no rent. Then the Croman's lawyers drag the tenants to court on baseless lawsuits, and tenants have to take time off from work to defend themselves from this harassment of using the courts as an instrument of harassment on tenants. They never register tenants with DHCR for years at a time and tenants never receive annual security deposit interest checks, as reguired by law. The Croman's rarely send lease renewals and if you do get one and sign it and send it back to them by certified mail to co-sign and send back to you, they do not return your lease renewal to you. Then when you are ready to move out, they will NOT RETURN you security deposit to you. If this happens please file a complaint with the New York State Attorney's General Office.
So please do not believe any positive reviews that praise the Cromans, Croman Real Estate or 9300 Realty. This is truly a criminal enterprise run by the most unethical people. May all the misery that the Cromans have inflicted on so many vunerable tenants, come back to them a hundred fold.
Please protect yourselves and DO NOT RENT FROM THIS LANDLORD!