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Pols Plan Rally at Acropolis Gardens

Source: Forgotten NY

Source: Forgotten NY

June 18, 2015 By Jackie Strawbridge

After enduring nearly two months without gas or hot water, tenants of the Acropolis Gardens will get some attention from Public Advocate Letitia James on Monday.

James will join Councilman Costa Constantinides for a rally outside the Acropolis apartments, which span Ditmars Boulevard to 21st Avenue between 33rd and 35th Streets. They will meet at Ditmars Boulevard and 33rd Street at 11:00 am.

The rally is in response to the weeks-long gas shutoff in half of the Acropolis’ 16 buildings, first reported by DNAInfo. James and Constantinides will call on the Acropolis’ management company, Metropolitan Pacific Properties, to prioritize building repairs necessary for gas to be restored.

“We have been working with all relevant City agencies to restore service but have been stalled by the management company,” Constantinides wrote on his Facebook page.

According to spokesperson Sidney Alvarez, Con Edison discovered “inadequacies” with the Acropolis’ piping in April, and subsequently shut off gas until system repairs could be made.

However, Steve Osman of Metropolitan Pacific Properties insisted that “this was an error on Con Ed’s part.”

“There’s no gas leak here, there’s no odor or gas,” he continued. “Nothing’s wrong with the system.”

Osman said management is currently busy testing lines and installing new gas meters, as instructed by Con Edison.

According to Department of Buildings documents, several Acropolis buildings have outstanding violations, including a handful of gas- and piping-related issues over the past three months.

Seven of the Acropolis Gardens buildings remain without gas; 21-48 35th Street was restored last week, according to Alvarez.

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This is what happens when a complex is over 70% sponsor owned! banks won’t even finance here. only a food would buy at this building.
It should be avoided like the plague.
They don’t paint, they don’t keep up with maintenance. The finances are in awful shape, just as the Pistilli Riverview East building is.

Too many cheap crooks in Astoria.

Rego Park resident

come live at 6601 BURNS STREET REGO PARK NEW YORK 11374. This is a real slum where the board has not been changed since 2006 and they hire the same contractor who seems to be related to the president of the board. the corruption is rampant and if you protest you could get falsely arrested by some insiders in the 112th precinct who terrorize shareholders who rightfully denounce the boards corruption. you think this is a slum? give me a break

Rego Park resident

You think this is a slum??? you should visit 6601 BURNS STREET in REGO PARK, NEW YORK 11374, they cut up the boiler and dumped it over a window despite of the asbestos residues left in that boiler, the board has not changed since 2006, if you disagree they will get you falsely arrested because they have “insiders” in the local 112 precinct and the criminal court, talking about slums, give me a break.


That building is an ugly mess. People should be fuming over this SLUM BUILDING being in the neighborhood. THIS is what brings down property values. Who would want to live near it? LET ALONE IN IT.

former acropolis tenant

wish i had known about this sooner so i could rally with those folks! i used to live in the acropolis until a fire forced me out. management still owes a significant chuck of money including sec deposit. crooks


This building is an eyesore and a blight on the neighborhood. People complain about Westway Motel becoming a homeless shelter which doesn’t bother me at all, now THIS building bothers me! They should shut it down and level it flat. The poor souls that live there are being swindled.


Agree. Place is an eyesore. Doesn’t bother the westway complainers because the name of this place is the Acropolis.

Astoria Resident

This building bothers you? It looks like thousands of other brick apartment houses in the city. I don’t understand your comment.


The building is obviously not repaired appropriately. Has it been reprinted in the last 10 years?? Look at the for lease store on Ditmars that’s been for lease for — 3 years with No repairs, no effort to market it, graffiti all over. It’s an eyesore and an embarrassment to the community.


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