I recently moved out of Beaux Arts and don't regret it for a minute. I lived on one of the upper floors, which was somewhat updated, so I'm not going to complain about the ratty carpets (which the other floors have). My gripes with the building are simple. It's old, falling apart and management constantly ignores tenants and their needs. At least once a week, when I walked into the building, there was some sort of emergency/complaint being relayed to the doorman (smoke coming from the stove, plumbing issues, leaks, electrical problems, crumbling plaster, offensive odors, noise levels and so on and so forth). Yes, there are crawly creatures, but that comes with living in the city. Unfortunately, the situation is worsened by poor maintenance. As for office management, there are numerous problems voiced by many residents. The overwhelming one is the curt, sometimes nasty, and unresponsive nature. Management's main concern is do very little and spend very little (evident by little to non-existent building amenities and constant problems - such as elevators getting stuck). I left the building for two reasons. First, I was disgusted with the renewal lease. As other reviewers stated, my renewal lease was more expensive than new tenants (for the same type of unit). In addition, the terms of the lease had drastically changed, where you are locked into the apartment no matter what. Secondly, there are much better apartments (updated, newer, more perks) at equal or better pricing. In a market where landlords (for the most part) are bending over backwards to keep tenants, Brodksy doesn't care. Do yourself a favor and look elsewhere.
Pros: Tudor City is a Great Area
Cons: Poor Management & Maintenance, Not Worth the Money