I don't know what Frenchi925 is talking about, clearly they work for or with EFM or were paid to write their review. I lived at 34 Bogardus Place in apartment 2C for three nightmarish years in a 175sq ft studio. When we first moved in they told us the fan above our kitchen stove would be installed within the first week. After two years of hounding them about it they claimed that we would have to pay for someone to come in and install it for us. Their repair policy requires you to submit complaints in writing via certified mail or they claim they won't process it. I filled three complaints with the department of housing in regards to not having hot water, and it was only when they received a notice from the NYCHA that they turned my hot water on for about three months. There were constant waterbug and rodent infestations and in my last year the exterminator visited our building twice at one point we counted up to five different species in the waterbug family. I still have nightmares about waking up in the night and finding them crawling on the bed. When the lock on our door broke the super tried to charge us $80 for it and we had to threaten legal action to get the management company to repair it. The biggest inconvenience was that our building super did not speak English. On the many occasions when we interacted with him he was frequently toting a glass of what he referred to as ""whikey."" When we applied for a spare key to the building the management office told us to go to a local address and only asked what the building number was and if we had $15 for the key. There was no security check to confirm that we were tenants. These buildings are not safe, overpriced, poorly maintained by unqualified people and filthy. The management company's only concern is whether or not they see the rent check. On a side note we were recently contacted by EFM to reconcile our differences, maybe they want to change things, or maybe they want me to shut up.
Pros: All your neighbors will share your bad experiences
Cons: Poor building management, rude customer service, INFESTATIONS, violations of housing code