Vickers Realty on 02/11/2013
Response from Management Company: We took over this long neglected building 6 months ago, at which point notices were posted in the building and under every apartment door with our office contact phone number, website and emails. We have had workmen there most days and we have been there several times a week, as we are bringing the building up to standards; painting hallways, retiling lobby area, installing emergency hallway lighting, and bringing proper electricity up to all apartments (partial
ly to fix the intercom). We got rid of the super who lives in Queens and replaced him with someone in the neighborhood, his contact numbers are posted as well. While the workmen have been cleaning every day while working and at the end of the day, some dust is inevitable for this type of job.
Regarding the bedbugs, reporting this problem to us would be a much more appropriate and responsible way for you (or anyone) to handle this and begin to work together. Unfortunately, the person who first told us about their problem also failed to let us know right away. They admitted to knowing about it for quite a while but were embarrassed to tell us. Once we found out about the infestation, we began to employ the same tactics which we have used to successfully fight this problem in other properties. We have had inspections of surrounding apartments, and others by request, as well as follow up visits to both inspect and re-treat when needed. If there was a prior infestation, we had no knowledge of it until reading this today and if you want to provide more information about this to the office, it would be very much appreciated.
We cannot fight this fight alone. We need the co-operation of tenants to report things when they are first observed, to comply with treatment instructions, and most importantly to not introduce bedbugs into the building in the first place. It is up to us to bore the cost of and arrange for extermination, which we are more than willing to do. You just have to let us know.
The past owners of this property made a conscious decision to not put any money into it. Needless to say, we do not share the same philosophy. For anyone to say we have “done nothing and do not care” while themselves not contacting us directly to report such problem is contradictory and counterproductive. Please let our trained office staff know of any problems so that we may work together towards a common goal.
Anonymous on 02/10/2013
INFESTED WITH BEDBUGS and the new building owners VICKERS REALTY could care less! DO NOT MOVE IN TO THIS BUILDING!!!!!!!!!! It is infested with bedbugs. We have lived in the building for many years and have always loved our home. Since the new owners, VICKERS took over the building it has become a nightmare! Aweful heat, no working door buzzer, a worthless Super that does nothing, constant construction and dirt everywhere and now BEDBUGS! VICKERS is aware of the bedbug issue and has done l
ittle to nothing to help. Many apartments are infested with bedbugs and to add to the issue VICKERS has electricians in the building making huge holes in the walls of all the apartments and hallways in an effort to "upgrade the electricity". Withing a few weeks this ENTIRE building will be infested with bedbugs!!!! Disgusting!!!!! We are moving!!!
DO NOT MOVE INTO THIS BUILDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous on 02/01/2013
We have been living at 32 Thompson for several years. This is the second time that we have gotten bed bugs. This time, we have reason to believe that the entire building has been infested. I have seen over 5 bedbugs in my apartment alone. And have noticed them on the walls in the hallways. Our neighbors are all reporting bedbugs. We have no choice but to move. This building needs to be blacklisted. Do not move into this building. The new landlord does not care about his tenants.