After living in the building for a short period of time, the decision has been made to leave. The apartment is cozy, the location wonderful, however, too many issues have come up in the short stay here.
It is an old building (charming,really), and it is understood that things can happen. The maintenance staff is helpful, but overworked. Often, many of the requests took days (if not weeks) to be fulfilled. In just a few months, the pipes leaked, cabinetry fell apart, the stove light continually went out, water came into the unit through cracked cement work on the windowsill/siding, the kitchen sink leaked (twice), and the shower drained once in a blue moon. The fear is that staying longer will only create more headaches.
Let me say that the assistant property manager was a joy to work with. I only wish that she were more available to her tenants in the building (she splits time between three different properties). The property manager who I am told is supposed to be more attentive/available is non-existent (as far as I am concerned) and did not communicate any of the issues (above) to the rest of the staff. Thus, when deciding to leave, the management team had no idea that there had been issues. I will also agree with the review above regarding the pot smell that constantly seeps out of the second floor hallway. Regardless of who it is, there is no way that this potent smell has gone unnoticed for this long...
Overall, the issues that arose were not handled timely, nor were they handled with care. It wasn't until sharing the news of a move that new appliances and an update within the apartment were offered.
While the location is ideal, there are too many headaches in this building. Paying more in rent and eliminating a constant, every-other-day call to maintenance is certainly worth it.