I agree with the above reviewer. 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 poor 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 the above reviewer 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. On a side note, the commenter of the first review should learn some manners. This is a forum to express one's concerns, compliments and commentary. All she (a non resident) contributed was a lot of hot air. To add, in this market, landlords (for the most part) are bending over backwards to keep tenants and make them happy. As a supposed broker she should know that... unless she's been living under a rock (or is simply dumb). As a former resident, I can tell you Brodsky org is not the best landlord. Rather, far from it.
Pros: Great Tudor City Location
Cons: Poor Management & Maintenance, Get Little for Lots of Bucks