March 3, 2016 Staff Report
An Astoria real estate office infamous for its apparently shady business practices was closed by court order last month and is now available for rent.
The 950-square-foot storefront at 32-05 31st Ave. is available for $3,500 per month, according to a posting on Craigslist.
The office was closed when the Astoria Post visited on Thursday. In the window, a court order was posted noting that the landlord had taken possession of the ground-floor space.
Last year, PIX 11 investigated a complaint from two renters that Astoria First stole $5,000 for a fraudulent apartment deposit, which Astoria First then returned.
Meanwhile, nearly a dozen customers have taken to Yelp to excoriate the business for other alleged scams and poor service.
Pix11 Report, May 2015
I’m glad these crooks are out of business. Please burn those flags and the creeps they brought into this once beautiful neighborhood.
These mutts should be in prison. They are always making negative headlines.
Here’s the story..these criminals moved in a little over 2 yrs ago and for the past year, never paid a dime in rent. Landlord evicted them and marshal took possession. The space is NOT for rent and I have no idea why some Realtor would assume that it is and to actually go ahead and advertise it without the landlords consent. The landlord took it for themselves and re-opened their accounting office again.
The day after the place was shut down, there was a mob of people standing outside with the Landlord of the property, asking for their money back. We are talking about 10’s of thousands stolen a day or two before it was shut down. Phivos the compulsive gambler and his ghetto-son Dino are hopefully gone for good this time.
TEAR DOWN THOSE FLAGS
Why? You have a problem with rainbows?
Tea and Milk Expansion? =O