Loading map...

Equity Residential

41 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024

Anonymous
Jan 15, 2017

Tenant:

Cons:

Poor Value for the MoneyI lived at the Parc Cameron for a year. It was my first New York apartment, having moved to the city from Chicago. It was a great location--a block from Central Park and close to public transportation. The super and the door staff were friendly and helpful. Maintenance requests were resolved quickly. I worked with a broker, so I paid a finder's fee, even though the building was advertised as "no fee". The leasing agent had warned me of construction noise when I viewed the apartment. She explained a city ordinance that mandated exterior maintenance on buildings of a certain vintage. This building had begun its life in the 1920s as a hotel. The apartments were essentially hotel rooms. There was no real kitchen, just appliances shoved into the space that formerly held the Murphy bed. The refrigerator and microwave were new, the stove was the original. There was one 3-foot closet in my tiny studio.I moved in at the beginning of the reconstruction phase. I worked from home as a freelancer. I woke up on numerous occasions to the sound of drilling outside my wall. I listened to scraping and spackling outside my window throughout the workday. I had expected this to last through the summer, but in fact, it went on well into the New Year, altogether about eight months of constant noise. Admittedly, if I had worked a regular office job, I never would have heard it. Complaints to the management went unresolved. The management office was located in another of the Equity buildings, in another part of the city. At one point, I went to speak personally to the property manager, who promised to compensate me for lost productivity. I never received anything.There was really poor sound insulation between apartments. I could hear my neighbor turn the pages of his newspaper. I overheard entire conversations from the couple on the opposite wall. They were new emigrated from South America and smoked marijuana constantly, which wafted into my apartment through the bathroom vent. The windows had no screens or storm windows. During a heavy rainstorm, it actually rained inside my apartment with the windows closed. During the winter, there was frost inside my windows.The common laundry room was the only amenity the building provided. Though I never saw roaches in my apartment, they were abundant in the laundry area. There were only seven washers and five dryers for the entire building, and at any given time, only three of the washers were functional. A couple of months before I moved out, the management replaced all of the washers and of course, raised the laundry rates.The hallways were covered with an institutional brown paint. The carpeting was always dirty and frayed. The internet wiring was literally stapled to the walls. For a high-rise building, I was very surprised there was no trash shoot. Instead, the garbage was deposited in open trash cans in the stairwell. Many of the long-standing residents had been grandfathered with rent control from the previous management. Their rent was about half of my own. I have never paid so much money for such a crappy place. When I received my lease renewal notice, they were going to raise my rent $200 a month. So I cancelled my lease. When I saw the apartment listed on their website, they were offering it for much less than they would have charged me to renew. Why stick it to your loyal tenants? Bottom line: you can do much better somewhere else, even with Equity. They manage much better properties in Brooklyn or Jersey City for the same price or less.

Anonymous
Jun 25, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

The concierge team is incredibly hospitable and Nelson is a wonderful addition to the Parc Cameron team.

41 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024

Anonymous
Apr 20, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

Coming from previous pre-war buildings, this is by far one of the nicest. The build is kept clean and orderly. The staff is amazing, they provide such a warm friendly environment. Every interaction from the concierge, to the porters and the handyman. Any issue that may arise, the staff is prompt, and dependable. Thank you Parc Cameron staff, for making me so comfortable.

41 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024

Anonymous
Aug 15, 2016

Tenant:

Pros:

Parc Cameron can be a great place to live if you go in with realistic expectations. I lived there during a period of financial uncertainty in my life and it was perfect. it was the absolute best deal which checked off all of the following: (1) prime location - UWS proper 1/2 a block away from CP, it doesn't get any better (2) doormen/elevator - need someone to take those freshdirect deliveries! (3) $2,300 for a studio with a walk-in closet (at the time) (4) 15 minute online application process which did not require me to submit months of paystubs, account statements and all that usual NYC BS. The staff of the building, including Max the super and all doormen are super nice and helpful. No complaints here, loved them.

Cons:

With that said, this is not a true luxury building. Zero amenities. It is quite dated. My apartment came renovated with new floors and stainless appliances, but they didn't re-do the bathroom which looked like 30 years old or something. But not all apartments in the building are renovated to the same standard though, some have very old appliances and parquet floors. The hallways feature this horrendous brownish color which begins to be depressing after a while. There are wires and cables hanging from the ceiling (I could never figure how this isn't a fire hazard but I guess not). As most old buildings, it definitely has roaches. Garbage is collected in large bins that sit semi-open in the stairwells, which definitely contributes to the problem. Overall, the building looks unkept and dirty. I would stress that this isn't the fault of the building's staff. It is just very old and the way it is setup.Also, the windows are very old and offer very poor insulation. I was freezing my ass off the entire winter thanks to two large windows in my apartment. The wind was blowing right through them. Winterization only partially helped. And lastly, and my biggest pet peeve with this place, is that they charge all these fees separately, such as boiler, hot water, sewage and I don't even know what else. This is extremely annoying to keep track because the amounts are different every month. So, your apartment ends up being in fact more expensive than advertised rent because of this (most other buildings include these in rent), and you have to figure out the amount each month. Seriously, ER, wrap those stupid charges in the rent already!!

41 West 86th Street, New York, NY, 10024

Anonymous
Apr 19, 2018

Tenant:

Pros:

Location is simply perfect ! Central Park is is only 1 min walk away. You have all amenities at the doorstep - restaurants, metro, bank, gym, park, river, literally everything. The management/concierge Team is great as well They are extremely understanding and helpful . Always with a smile. The whole experiance was extremely great. Parc Cameron is a great place to live.

Anonymous
Sep 07, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

The building staff is all very helpful and things get done very quickly.

Cons:

However, they are awful with renewals and the building is way overpriced generally. Only move in if you need something for just one year. They increase your rent insanely every year, claim that it's because of the market, when it really isn't. I was renting a one bedroom and the renewal rate was $3,500. When I gave notice, they posted it on their website for $3,195, without ever offering me that rate.No respect for their current tenants.

Anonymous
Jun 27, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

I love living here. The front desk team Francisco Juan, and Marisol are all great, friendly, and always helpful. Any time I've made a service request it was done the same day. The building is always kept clean and the location is amazing. Tons of restaurants on Columbus and 1/2 block from Central Park. Conveniently located right next to the C and B trains and an avenue from the 1. It's a great place to live.

Anonymous
Jun 18, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

The hospitality team is amazing that are the first smiling sign of home. My wife and I moved in this past winter and from day one the team are us feel at home. Juan, Jarisol, Francisco, Dechan and last but not least Nelson are all vary personable, quick to enjoy a laugh with you even if your jokes aren't funny. We love the this team!!!Our and many others apparent in the building has a view of the 86th street all the way to the south corner of Columbus where you can find some of the best restaurants on the UWS. If you decide to turn east out the front door I am walk Central Park West you are B, C Train and the M86 Bus stops are right there. Crossing the CPW and you have arrived at Central Park west center edge with the Jacqueline Onassis Reservoir to the North (beauty 2.0 mile run from the Parc Cameron in to Central Park and the around reservoir once) to the south is the GREAT LAWN. Famous for its view of the city ski line. The east side we are nearly parallel with the MET. I love the location of 41 W86th Parc Cameron I love the staff and I love NY.

Anonymous
Apr 29, 2017

Tenant:

Pros:

Parc Cameron is conveniently located.The new manager, Nelson, sets a friendly, helpful tone, and he has consistently gone out of his way to address any concerns or confusion on my part. Because I've arrived to New York all the way from the Left Coast, I am especially grateful for his help. The tone he sets is reflected in the entire staff and they are very pleasant!When you ask for help at Parc Cameron (light bulb change, etc.) it happens quickly and efficiently.

Anonymous
Mar 09, 2016

Tenant:

Pros:

Beautiful, newly renovated and amazing location. Buildings away from Central Park west, central park and B/C trains. 2.5 avenues from 1 train. The super Max is great. He is one of the most reliable supers I've had while living in NYC. The doorman/doorladies are super friendly, professional and helpful. The laundry room was recently redone and is clean and maintained. I'm not sure about these reviews before as we have 0 bug problems and building offers spraying. Our apartment is a decent size for NYC yet there are larger ones available in building if you want to pay the additional rent for them. Our apartment was completely redone. New cabinets in kitchen, counter tops, doors, bathroom sink, tub and all details match. Seriously can't pass up these apartments as they are also pet friendly. My dog enjoys the uws, the park and parc camron.

180 Montague Apartments

180 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

777 6th Avenue Apartments

777 Sixth Avenue, New York, NY, 10001

Beatrice Apartments

105 West 29th Street, New York, NY, 10001

Ten23 Apartments

500 West 23rd Street, New York, NY, 10011

The Brooklyner Apartments

111 Lawrence Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11201

71 Broadway Apartments

71 Broadway, New York, NY, 10006

Hudson Crossing Apartments

400 West 37th Street, New York, NY, 10018

Longacre House Apartments

305 West 50th Street, New York, NY, 10019

Mantena Apartments

431 West 37th Street, New York, NY, 10018

West 54th Apartments

505 West 54th Street, New York, NY, 10019

Parc East Apartments

240 East 27th Street, New York, NY, 10016

160 Riverside Boulevard Apartments

160 Riverside Boulevard, New York, NY, 10069

170 Amsterdam Apartments

170 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, 10023

180 Riverside Boulevard Apartments

180 Riverside Boulevard, New York, NY, 10069

Parc Coliseum Apartments

228 West 71st Street, New York, NY, 10023

West 96th

750 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY, 10025

Prism at Park Avenue South Apartments

50 East 28th Street, New York, NY, 10016

300 East 39th Apartments

300 East 39th Street, New York, NY, 10016

Murray Hill Tower

245 East 40th Street, New York, NY, 10016

Parc 77

50 West 77th Street, New York, NY, 10024