I see one or two roaches a year. NO bed bugs. NO mice.
I have the windows open most of the summer and I HATE bugs. I've never needed an exterminator.
Basically after living in apts for 15 years in NYC, this has the least bugs.
I don't know where the bug rumors are coming from for the Acropolis. It's really nice.
There are a dozen contractors working there but only a few that are truly capable and have pride in the work they do. Hey, you get what you pay for...LOL. If you buy there all I can say "GOOD FOR YOU". The location is tops, the conveniences are true city dwellers quality and the prices do not get more affordable for this part of Astoria. The fact that its a walk up is a minus but if you can get something in the 1st, 2nd or 3rd floor than its even better. Some of the units are tiny but some of them like the A and H lines are more comfortable and more valuable.
I have been doing work on and off the complex for about 3 years (NOT FOR MGMT but for other investors and owners) and I have yet to see a bed Bug or a mouse. I am sure that if someone said they saw a bug then I have no reason to doubt it. All in all, if you are renting you have many choices, but if you are looking to live in the 11105 zip code and this close to all of the spots and train, then your choices shrink really quickly.
Good Luck Jenny
It didnâ€™t take me too long to arrive at bed bugs as a possible culprit. I actually found some pictures of bed bug bites and compared them to my red welts and bingo, it was very clear to me that bed bugs were the problem.
These are a couple of great resources on dealing with bed bugs:
Sure the location is really great, but the apartments are ridiculously small even by NYC standards. The place was dirty and what "improvements" had been done looked liked a child did it or a very angry contractor. And then there is the constant low-flying helicopters buzzing overhead from Manhattan to La Guardia every morning. So much for a quiet complex.
The stairways are dingy and disgusting. We too were told the stairs would be renovated but I've read other blogs from 3 years ago saying the same thing. Saying the stairway halls will be renovated gives them the excuse to never clean them. Yuck!
There's a reason there are so many units for sale or rent at such reasonable prices here. Huge complexes with central heating cannot ever get rid of bed bugs. They'll just come through the thin walls from the adjacent apartment and will feed on you while you sleep.
If you like tiny rooms, dingy stairways, and bed bugs, then Acropolis Gardens is the place for you.