From The New York Shitty Inbox: The Fun Keeps On Coming At 184 Eagle Street…
or would that be the Luxe Guesthouse?
Greetings… I noticed that you covered the “shadiness” that is the development at 184 Eagle St. I am sad to say, I am a resident at 184 Eagle St, and unbelievably I am under a lease. I can tell you first hand that this place is basically a Hostel, and while most original tenants have found a way out of here, I am still trying (with my security/last month intact). Nevertheless, shady things keep happening at the building (the other day a group of girls at the door asked me if the “club” was open today, whatever that means).
Perhaps that D.O.B. complaint I found so amusing is true?
As you can see this was filed February, 5 2009…
and we’re still waiting.
In closing here are some screencaps of Luxe Guesthouse’s and Department of Buildings respective web sites for your amusement.
Since when in the course of requesting a reservation is one’s gender, nature of visit and nationality been relevant to secure a place to hang one’s hat. Oh wait, I forgot, this place is totally illegal!
1/30/09: the Department of Buildings takes note that 184 Eagle Street is a new building without a valid Certificate of Occupancy.
3/19/09: “Caller states there is an illegal apartment on the 5th floor”
3/19/09: the Department of Buildings takes note, once again, that 184 Eagle Street has no valid Certificate of Occupancy.
4/3/09: The Department of Buildings notes the elevator at “182 Eagle” is not functioning properly. So they issue paperwork to the respondent:
Best Value Inc.
394 McGuiness Blvd. LIC, NY 11222.
Could someone please explain to me the previous timeline of municipal malfeasance? Let’s review:
- We have a building with no certificate of occupancy whatsoever.
- Yet it is inhabited by renters…
- and patrons of an illegal hotel/hostel.
- The Department of Buildings is clearly aware of C of O issue.
- They have cited the owners of this building twice for this offence.
- They have cited the owners of this building for an inoperative elevator.
- Yet the Department of Buildings has yet to figure out what many of us know already: 184 Eagle Street is being run as an illegal hostel/hotel.
Which brings me to this:
A Certificate of Occupancy is used for a number of purposes:
- to establish how a property is to be used, e.g.; residential, commercial, manufacturing, etc.
- it also establishes occupancy, e.g.; how many people can be in said space.
- it is used to determine taxes on landlords.
This building has no Certificate of Occupancy. Luxe Guesthouse, AKA: 184 Eagle Street, will only take cash, money orders, travelers checks and paypal. Can you say tax evasion?