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Jared Kushner’s NYC apartment buildings are infested with rats and tenants have had enough

A recent Quinnipiac University poll found that 53 percent of respondents don’t approve of Jared Kushner or Ivanka Trump working in the White House.

Jared was hired to be a senior adviser to the his father-in-law, despite having zero experience working in government. And his inexperience has been showing. So far, the Trump administration, under Jared’s “advisement”, has accomplished absolutely nothing in its first 100 days.

But government-ing isn’t the only thing the 36-year-old businessman struggles with. Apparently, he’s a terrible landlord as well.

Related: White House staffers think Jared Kushner is a loser and make fun of him behind his back. Sad!

A Village Voice article published earlier this month alleges that tenants in not one but two of Kushner’s Lower Manhattan buildings have been dealing with an ongoing and worsening rat infestation that Kushner’s property management company refuses to properly address.

“One of the neighbors opened the door to take out the garbage and a rat jumped on her leg,” a tenant at 156 Sullivan Street told the Voice.

The tenant asked to remain anonymous out of fear the landlord (a.k.a. Kushner) “might do something.”

“I can see there’s rats running around all over the place,” he continued, speaking about the enclosed alleyway next to the building where the garbage cans are stored. “A lot of times, you can see the bags move because the rats are in there eating.”

Kushner owns more than 50 building in New York City. He acquired the Sullivan Street building in 2012. According to the tenant, there were problems with rodents before, but “the rats have gotten a lot worse since they bought the building.”

The other property with alleged issues is located at 199-203 East 4th Street, where tenants say rats the size of cats can be spotted scurrying near the trash cans and around the grounds, ducking into chewed out holes.

“I lifted the lid to a garbage can and a rat jumped out,” a tenant in that building says.

Despite alerting the landlord, little has been done to address the issue. At one point, the tenant says, management replaced the plastic trash cans because the rats had completely chewed through them, but nothing was done about the actual rats themselves. Within days, they returned and chewed through the new plastic bins.

“They failed to address the overflow problem and the sanitation problem,” the tenant says.

Eventually, the new plastic bins were replaced with metal ones, but by then there were so many rats living around the premises that it didn’t do much good.

The tenant recently took a video of the pests and posted it online:


According to the Voice, this isn’t the first time one of Kushner’s buildings has dealt with severe rodent problems. Last year, a tenant at 118 East 4th Street told the paper that there was a pile of trash in the backyard that was littered with “decomposing rat carcasses.”

Units in the buildings reportedly range from $4,000 to $7,000 a month. A spokesperson for the property management company says its “actively addressing” the pest-control issues; however, it adds, rodents are “a well-known aspect of New York City living.”

Related: Jared Kushner’s baby brother Josh is totally cute and totally liberal

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25 Comments

  • Bob LaBlah

    From the article: “Units in the buildings reportedly range from $4,000 to $7,000 a month.”

    For those of you who have Google Earth be sure to put the address in and see for yourself if its worth it. If you are STUPID enough to pay that much PER MONTH for the privilege of being able to say nothing else except that you live in NYC then you are getting exactly what you deserve in my opinion. I would have given them thirty days from the last time I paid rent to either get the problem fixed or we go to court and see about either buying me out of my lease or lowering my rent. This proves my point to a few of my friends who still live in NYC that the place has become nothing else but a landlords paradise. Tenants no longer have rights and to make it even worse sixty percent of people living there are working two jobs to do nothing else but pay rent, food and public transportation costs (which I think now are the third most expensive in the nation).

    • ChrisK

      They Got Da Culture though. Ok maybe rats, c*ckroaches and POS landlords treating you worse then the rats too. Plus, you get to live in the Big Apple baby. Woop Woop!

      I didn’t know it was that expensive though. That’s on par with SF. F*ck that too. Although, I do like to visit every now and then.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Why did you leave out Los Angeles? Its just as criminally expensive as the other two.

    • ChrisK

      I’ve lived in SF and now LA. Yeah, LA is sure getting that way but still no where near NY and SF which aren’t affordable to people of average means. That or you just live creatively like 8 to an apartment.

  • SnakeyJ

    I don’t like this guy but rats OUTSIDE his building? This is a non-story. Rats are EVERYWHERE in NYC, so seeing them around outdoor garbage containers is no shock and i don’t think is newsworthy.

  • Ken A.

    The headline is misleading. The apartments themselves are not infested with rats, they are actually outside near the garbage. I’m sure if the apartments were infested then they may do something but a garbage bin, seriously, big deal.

  • He BGB

    I agree. I don’t see this as anything but it’s NYC and there are rats. A rat became a youtube star carrying a slice of pizza down the subway stairs. He’s more famous than all the chorus boys that moved there to hit the big time and trip the light fantastic.

    • 1EqualityUSA

      hahaha!

  • jhon_siders

    NYC IS full of rats besides the 4 legged ones Maybe a good hurricane will flush that toilet and wash all of them away !! Nuts to pay 7K in rent don’t care were you are they are just making all those Jewish landlords richer . And when the building is condemned uninhabitable it will catch fire and burn down hit by lightning as a FDNY buddy says .

    • Bob LaBlah

      “Maybe a good hurricane will flush that toilet and wash all of them away.”

      Good luck with that one. I was preparing my departure from NYC when Hurricane Sandy barreled thru and it only seems to have gotten worse since.

    • dwes09

      Look a**hole. We don’t need antisemitic hetero scum trolls like you here. You may be certain that the majority of slumlords in NYC share YOUR culture (I assume you think yourself Christian, scumbag) not mine, and share your hateful tiny burned out soul as well. You and Kushner are more alike than you have the brains to understand.

      Sad excuses for human like you make me sick to my stomach, I have seen other antisemitic posts from you so have a little pity on you because I know you are kind of stupid. But though I hate to wish ill on anybody, I wish ill on you. Trump-asshole licking trash is what you are, to reap the hatred you sow is what you deserve!

  • Kieran

    The rats must have heard that New York is a sanctuary city.

    • Mo Bro

      And for that, you, sir, win Comment of the Day.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Fake noise, the rats moved to Wahington, D.C.

  • highestbidder

    NYC has been plagued with rats since the garbage strike of the late 70s. I’m not getting what the problem is with rats outside. Is it his fault there’s birds landing on the roof, too? If it rains and the sidewalk gets wet will you complain about that as well? I’m getting sick of all the pretty carping and sniping against the Trump family on queerty. When President Obama was in office my conservative friends were horrible. I thought the liberals would be better but they’re just as childish. At least the queerty writers are.

  • woodroad34

    Is that any way to talk about Jared Kushner? On the other hand, I wonder how much the tenants don’t adequately contain their garbage or spray it with chlorine or bug spray to avoid rats feasting on their leftovers.

  • woodroad34

    Is that any way to talk about Jared Kushner? On the other hand, I wonder how much the tenants don’t adequately contain their garbage or spray it with chlorine or bug spray to avoid rats feasting on their leftovers. I live up in the hills of Los Angeles and that’s what we have to do to keep squirrels, raccoons, rats, and opossums out of the garbage containers.

    • ChrisK

      Yeah, I’d say he’s making a killing @ $4000-$7000 a pop. I’m sure he really gives 2 sh*ts what Queerty or you or I think.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Wow, all that just to contain the critters? Down here where I am we just pull out the ol’ .12 gauge and blast away till there gone. Umph, umph, umph. City folk. lol

  • Jonathonz

    I lived in a bldg on E 4th St for 9 years. We didn’t have rats anywhere in the the bldg, including the garbage room. These rats look like very comfortable, long-term residents and the landlord needs to deal with them. I’ve never seen so many in one place before.

    • Bob LaBlah

      Did you also notice what appears to be a manicured tail on one of the big ones? How’s that for class? lol
      There is something about their orderliness that shows they aren’t Bronx rats. lol

  • gjetatco

    Now see, this is a no brainer… This justifies Jarred leading the charge in white house. He just went from one rat infested neighborhood in NYC to another in the west wing.

  • Heywood Jablowme

    I’ve read much worse about Kushner’s buildings and treatment of tenants than is recounted here. In the Village Voice (I’m sure) and probably in the NY Daily News. Much worse stories than these outdoor rats.

  • GayEGO

    The White House staffers better watch out because they may upset Kushner’s wife Ivanka. That would upset Donnieboy and then he would use his TV show – The Apprentice order – “You’re Fired!”, :>)

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