- Management are very responsive to any complaints.
- Safety is a top priority with controlled access and safe neighborhood locations.
What could be better
- Lack of common spaces.
Recent FirstService Residential reviews
Neighborhood is very friendly, Lees crowded than many in NY (no sirenes). Depending on location F, A, C and 1 trains might be close.
No big stores (cvs, whole foods, etc) only local markets.
Great Place to Live
I love the Altavista Condo. It is very safe and apartment is spacious. The bedrooms are on the smaller side, especially the 2nd room, but overall good size. Each unit comes with a storage unit which is great.
Living in Arlington is a little far from campus but it is a great spot with a lot going on. Altavista is right above the metro and a five minute walk to the Ballston Quarter, target, and tons of restaurants and bars. So happy with my location. The condo is a nice size with gorgeous views.
Solid place based on value
Solid management and value overall in the Fi-Di area. The in-building gym is a plus.
Great location, okay building
I personally love our unit and its location, but the building as a whole can be very frustrating. It's in the middle of renovating the elevators, which has been going on for the past year (should have been done a while ago). And in the summer, the electric is pretty high (but in the winter, we actually rarely pay anything). It sits directly on top of the Ballston metro which has been the best thing ever, and to Mclean, it's a 10 minute metro ride. They've also built the Ballston mall right next door so shopping and eating is very very close. Overall, I wouldn't give up the location but man do they need to hire a different contracting company.
Convenient location on top of metro station
My rent and expenses are slightly cheaper in Arlington. It’s very easy commute since my building is overtop the metro station.
Great place to live in River North!
Great quiet place to live in the River North community close to all the restaurants, bars, etc. Only complaints are that there is no rooftop or communal lounge area + slow elevator + little far from nearest train station. Also love that there's a dog park right next door.
Great for Finance
Great building, but definitely pricey. Almost $6,000 for a 2 bedroom. I love the location and the amenities!
One of the best
My building has some of the best apartments in the mid-town Manhattan area. The apartments are very spacious and have a lot of closet space. It is a very safe building and one could literally not lock the door and feel secure because of the excellent doormen in the building servicing it 24 hours of the day. There is an underground garage and a roof garden which is great in summer. The staff is very courteous and friendly and helpful. I love my building!
Safe and great for families
We love the area because it feels very safe for us and our children. The area has great schools at a walkable distance and the building is also very close to public transit. Wall Street is around the corner!
My apartment at the 16th floor has high ceilings and has good sunlight.
Nice Place. Good community and spacious units in a nice luxury building in NYC on the east side of manhattan near the united nations. Would definitely recommend to other to live and buy here. Have been here for almost seven years now and no regrets at all
My apartment building is lovely. It has a huge beautiful outdoor courtyard that is only available for residents. My apartment could use a renovation, and the windows in all apartments in the building are very drafty and old. Overall though, a great place to live.
TBT is great!!!
I love living in TBT. The doormen are super friendly and helpful and always look out for me. The Super and Porters are also extremely attentive and good at their jobs. Finally, the building is just really nice and well maintained. Overall, great place to live!!
The building management and service are phenomenal. It is a co-op so the landlord for each individual apartment varies. The building has been updating the hallways and the lobby over the past few months so everything looks like new! There is laundry in the basement which is a huge perk in the West Village!
Our apartment is amazing. Lots of room. Tons of light. Not cheap but good value.