Owners of luxury apartment complexes in the Upper West Side were hit with about $90,000 in fines for doing construction work while claiming the buildings were vacant during those renovations. Cenpark Realty and Brodsky Organization received the fines for filing false statements on multiple applications for their buildings.
The New York Post reports that Cenpark Realty received $40,800 in penalties for false statements on 13 applications for construction work at 360 Central Park West. The rental building has been undergoing a conversion into condos.
The Post went on to say that Brodsky Organization principal Thomas Brodsky got $48,000 in fines for false statements on 10 applications for four buildings including the South Pierre on W/ 71st St., which has undergone extensive renovations, and the luxury rental West End towers at 75 West End Ave.
Tenants are supposed to be notified of any work, and the work must follow guidelines that ensure the safety, health and quality of life for the residents aren’t negatively affected, within reason.
The Brodsky Organization recently completed the renovation of One Columbus Place in Lincoln Square with a $250 million loan from Wells Fargo.
For 70 years, the Brodsky Organization has been building and managing properties in New York City’s most desirable neighborhoods. Nathan Brodsky began rehabilitating brownstones and apartment buildings in Greenwich Village in 1947. The Brodsky Organization has since grown into an intergenerational family-run business, continued by a second generation, Daniel Brodsky, and a third, Dean Amro, Alexander Brodsky, and Thomas Brodsky. Each member brings his own unique perspective and knowledge about New York City to the ever-changing landscape of the market. The company has always been dedicated to building and managing a wide variety of New York City apartments to fit the varied lifestyles of all its residents.
A Cenpark Realty representative said the company had “remedied any outstanding issues.”
By: Thomas Rosen