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The Octagon
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Marco M.

2020-07-06  

Great experience so far, the management team and concierge are very attentive and friendly. Our recent move in was really smooth and pleasant. Looking forward to get to meet our neighbors.

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Peilu Z.

2020-07-05  

good but the efficiency can be improved. The staff are very nice and friendly. In general I like living here, but I think there are still place to improve

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Christina C.

2020-06-25  

I just moved in on Sunday but it’s so nice so far. I have questions on some things but I know it takes time to learn the procedures, etc. I love the community activities although I haven’t tried any yet. Gives it a sense of being home.

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francy di fiore

2020-05-20   Google

Choosing the Octagon was the best choice we made! Location is amazing, we love the staff always responsive and caring. Thank you Octagon Management for making feel safe in these uncertain times!

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corrado mizzoni

2020-05-20   Google

We love Roosevelt Island and The Octagon Team! Everyone has a smiley face, and genuine cares. Amenities are closed at the moment, however management is offering amazing virtual events and IG contest to keep us busy 🙂 Thank you so much for everythi...

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Patty Di Levrano

2020-05-20   Google

Love this building - a lot of renovations and effort has been made to improve this building and it has paid off. The management staff is amazing, always helpful and available for support, especially in these times where most of us are confined inside...

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Anonymous

2020-05-19  

Management is not friendly at all. Location is great but transportation is kind of not easy. Aisle smells food sometimes, ventilation is poor. Building is a piece of art. Rent is high. Amenity is not free and have to pay even not use. Elevators are o...

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Christine Coughlan

2020-05-18   Google

I wanted to take a moment to thank the property manager for her professionalism and kindness. My husband and I have been residents of the Octagon for over a year. Amanda and her team are always there to greet us with a smile and take care of our need...

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Hüseyin Varol

2020-05-16   Google

Management is not professional , high rent, $400 Amenity Fee !, For what ?? Good location but the rest is disappointed !

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Elvin Ramirez

2020-05-12   Google

This is a quiet place

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Tyler Adams

2020-04-30   Google

I love how the staff recognizes us and it almost feels like living in a hotel because of the customer service. I love the view from my apartment window and the location of the apartments.

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Tyler A.

2020-04-30  

I love how the staff recognizes me and it almost feels like living in a hotel because of the customer service. I love the view from my apartment window and the location of the apartments.

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Maryam A.

2020-03-26  

I would recommend this place to everyone. The staff here is lovely, heartwarming and accommodating. They help take care of your needs. I’m impressed by their service especially during these hard times. There’s nothing but immense respect in my he...

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Rebecca L.

2020-03-26  

Love living here the staff are great and it’s v pleasant for the most part other than noise from corridors when residents slam them, or noise from the gym.

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Bohan Y.

2020-03-12  

Good environment, just not enough sound insulation between apartments. Nice fitness equipment and great cleaning work. And I love the party held by octagon that let me know more about my neighbors

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Anne Marie P.

2020-03-07  

Larry and I love everything about The Octagon. The staff is fabulous, the apartment is beautiful, the amenities are outstanding, and the location is perfect. We can’t believe how fortunate we are to move here!

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Jouliana Sadek

2020-02-16   Google

A beautiful building and friendly staff! Feels like home. Dylan and Maria helped me a lot with finding a place that is suitable and answering questions that I had before moving.

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Vlad N.

2020-02-13  

The elevator in the tower has never worked... I like the gym, but the free weight room seems to be an afterthought... The laundry room does not get regular service

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elena v.

2020-02-06  

Beautiful building and great location! Friendly staff! great amenities! Quick commute to the subway! You can find anything you need on the island! :)

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Ekaterina K.

2020-02-05  

Leaving in Octagon is awesome! Beautiful, new apartment with insane view. Enjoy waking up every day. On top of that: common areas, gym, positive staff members and maintenance 24/7 availability makes life easier. I am glad with the choice I made and h...

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Seisuke K.

2020-02-05  

Overall we are very happy with our experience. Positives have been the neighborhood, amenities and staff. Negatives have been the delay in the amenities as well as issues with the parking garage.

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Lara B.

2020-02-05  

I see that our building most of our department running accordingly I am happy 😃 My kids are very happy happy here some time family can feel that we belong here

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Kristin B.

2020-01-31  

So far so great. Clean and beautiful Amenities. Friendly and helpful staff. Everything in my apt is in good working order. My view of the sunrise is amazing.

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Jennifer H.

2020-01-29  

Love the family feel of the octagon. Wonderfully quiet and supportive community to raise a family. The gym and amenities are second to none. My daughter and I can’t wait for the pool to reopen in the summer!

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Garbo L.

2020-01-26  

The new management has done an amazing job with the renovation. I look forward to our brand new courtyard and pool! I have always referred to Roosevelt Island, and especially our beautiful The Octagon, as an oasis in Manhattan. It is truly a haven in...

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Katalin K.

2020-01-20  

We living here for almost 3 years. We found very friendly staff. Kids living here in a very safe environment! We like all the holiday activities.Generally, we have a good experience to live here.

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Anonymous

2020-01-19  

Everyone who lives/ works here are so nice! Beautiful apartment and the view is gorgeous. Brand new amenities and love how transparent everything has been. It is easy to commute into Manhattan with the bus and subway.

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Lauren

2020-01-19   Google

Everyone who lives/ works here are so nice! Beautiful apartment and the view is gorgeous. Brand new amenities and love how transparent everything has been.

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Lauren K.

2020-01-19  

Everyone who lives/ works here are so nice! Beautiful apartment and the view is gorgeous. Brand new amenities and love how transparent everything has been.

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Matthew B.

2020-01-14  

Our move-in could not have been smoother. The staff and concierge were professional, helpful and pleasant! I'm looking forward to using the gym and attending fitness classes offered.

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Zhimin W.

2020-01-13  

The floor is old it won’t cost too much to change the floor and the window can not open widely. I never use the heater because i don’t like the noise it makes and I like fresh air so if the window can open easily it would be better. At night, the...

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Anna M.

2019-12-24  

It has been a positive experience overall and the new workout space is wonderful! I do like the new hangout areas and the video game machine.

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Samer Y.

2019-12-23  

This is a wonderful place to live and raise a family. Thank you staff for all you do to make the Octagon THE place to live on the island. THANK YOU!!!

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Junghee C.

2019-12-18  

I like octagon renovations but still don’t like to pay $700 for amenities fee. I already had membership other area but octagon pushed me to pay it. it was not ready to use. It wasted my money. I just knew that charging $700 is only for new residenc...

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Seren

2019-12-16  

A friendly place to call home. A great sense of community and an incredible staff team who are always genuinely friendly with the residents. Very lucky to live here. The facilities are beautiful with so many nice areas to sit/work and relax. The gym ...

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Shameza A.

2019-12-16  

i love living here smoke free environment amazing amenities nice and supportive staff (maintenance, concierges, building management staff) great view of east river

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Maryam A.

2019-12-16  

I feel at home here. The staff is accommodating and immensely supportive. I love how the Octagon has created avenues to relax for both adults and children.

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Caitlin F.

2019-12-16  

We love it here except that we just think the rent increase percentage is predatory. It reflects corporate indifference towards residents. Also it makes me cringe to see things like "Buzzuto Cares." Buzzuto is a non-sentient corporation and cannot fe...

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lingfei g.

2019-12-16  

Tell Us About Your Resident Experience,very good,very goodvery goodvery goodvery goodvery good very goodvery goodvery goodvery goodvery good

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Seren H.

2019-12-16  

A friendly place to call home. A great sense of community and an incredible staff team who are always genuinely friendly with the residents. Very lucky to live here.

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Earl Henrikson

2019-12-08   Google

We've lived at the Octagon a total of 5 years off and on. I wish to give kudos to Matthew Newberry for the excellent treatment he gave us as we had to change our lease term shortly after signing. He's been there for us. We especially love all the mai...

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Lee K.

2019-12-06  

Love the location, the view and the team that has been with me for the past 7 years! It is a great community! love the tennis courts and the outdoor pool. Great renovation of the building! You're on the right path!

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Sanjay K.

2019-12-06  

The entire staff has been extremely pleasant, friendly, and helpful. A HUGE turnaround from the experience I just finished with BLDG group. I had two problems, one electrical and one with my soap dish, these were both fixed extremely quickly by the s...

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Christine C.

2019-12-05  

This year the renovations made it challenging however, the improvements are going to have a very positive impact on our lives. Life here is good and getting better. I think the individual apartments could be improved for current residents. Hopefully ...

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tianlyu william

2019-12-02   Google

lived here for one year This place is perfect. I already started to miss the quick response from management team.

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Lolitha Wijesuriya

2019-11-26   Google

Best way to get away from the buzz of the city. very calm and self sustained. Has all the amenities you could ask for. The staff is also great. The views are breathtaking and the apartments are spacious and well taken care of too.

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Yaoji Shen

2019-11-25   Google

It is nice ,comfortable,clean,convenient. The view her is really pretty and good.We still have pretty neighbors here.we are happy here and cozy

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Houda A.

2019-11-24  

Good and solid communication. Safe and interesting place to live in especially the distance to the hustle and bustle (Manhattan) is not too far.

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Doel R.

2019-11-22  

So far everyone has been super helpful. Whenever I need to ask a question, everyone at the desk is always smiling and more than willing to help. They all seem to know us by name so quickly.

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Jinlyu Z.

2019-11-18  

Very good to live here. Enjoy tranquil but still convenient environment, esp. more amenities have been added. Just the reconstruction period was much than expected.

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Lisa K.

2019-11-17  

We LOVE it here!!!! We wish we moved here SOONER!!!! Especially impressed with your renovations!!!! We feel like we live at a RESORT!!! Thank you so very much for everything!!!! The staff is SUPERB!!!!

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L.A. Trandre

2019-11-16   Google

It’s more than 2 years now since we move to the Octagon. Residents events to know your neighbors better, make the Octagon home. Management has improved tremendously. They are very responsive and helpful. Thank you Maria for your constant kindness a...

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Indigo R.

2019-11-15  

Our building is really communicative and has great amenities. I love the building and the staff is so friendly. I wish we had an indoor pool as well! I miss the outdoor pool in the winter. Also I wish we had a dog park on the land so we could let nei...

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佐々田のぞみ

2019-11-14   Google

Very green and quiet. Great apartment with views of Manhattan and river! This apartment has just recently been renovated and has a very beautiful and stylish space and garden. There is a pool in the garden and my kids look forward to summer. The fron...

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Cody M.

2019-11-14  

The new renovations are awesome. The gym has so much equipment and advanced features. It is a huge improvement. The entire tower looks so modern now.

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Nozomi S.

2019-11-14  

Very green and quiet. Great apartment with views of Manhattan and river! This apartment has just recently been renovated and has a very beautiful and stylish space and garden. There is a pool in the garden and my kids look forward to summer. The fron...

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Yaxiong C.

2019-11-14  

Overall it is a good experience to live in this community. Stuff is friendly and amenities is just renovated. I've been lived here for 3 years and look forward to continue.

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Jieyang L.

2019-11-14  

Nice building! Nice service. Very quite in here. The building always has special event going on, and it’s not very expensive to live in NYC.

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Sylvia M.

2019-11-14  

Awesome front of house team, mailroom and maintenance team. They do an excellent job to keep this place running smoothly. We appreciate it. Thank you all.

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Emel S.

2019-11-13  

You are great. However you sometimes do not listen our advices for instance I asked for a free music class for babies but you did not Accept this.

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Amarendra V.

2019-11-13  

The Octagon is the best apartment community on Roosevelt Island. Very peaceful and kids friendly surroundings. 5-star amenities, regular social events, excellent staff, and neighbors.

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Olga S.

2019-11-12  

Love the Roosevelt Island neighborhood, just one subway stop from the midtown/Manhattan, yet it is very quiet, green, safe, child- and pet-friendly.

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Jannie Ravn

2019-11-08   Google

We have been living here for about two years now and are very happy. Management as well as concierges and other staff members are always friendly and will try to do their best to help you. The location is great and the new amenities are an added plus...

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h wang

2019-11-07   Google

The team has been constantly friendly and helpful. The apartment building does have some weaknesses though this is almost inevitable for any building. The lucky thing for my experience is the current management team has been always open, honest and p...

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Yuchen H.

2019-11-05  

Everything here is perfect! I love facilities in the building and its pretty quite here. And we got nice staff here. But I would like to say our moving cart is really small and the quantity is not enough at all, it’s a big problem for move in and o...

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Michael K.

2019-11-04  

My husband and I have lived at the Octagon throughout the entire renovation of the lobby, fitness center, exterior, lounge spaces, cafe, etc. Well worth the wait. It's a beautiful new space. This coupled with the best desk and maintenance staff makes...

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Kurmanzhan O.

2019-10-31  

I like to life in Octagon,because here is cozy,modern,stylish.If you have child it is comfortable to walk around.The new gym wonderful!If my friends decided to come To New York,I will recommend staying in Octagon

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Yang L.

2019-10-30  

It’s been pleasant living here. The staff are super nice, the management team is prompt in response, and the amenities are great! If the new playroom can be done quicker, it’ll be wonderful!

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Bo S.

2019-10-25  

Satisfied with the new gym. Equipments at gym are brand new. There are quiet place for study and relax. Rooms of the apartment are large. It is so taxing to write a 140 character comments btw.

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Lynn L.

2019-10-23  

Apartment is good right now .not any bad or noise.everything is fine .i like the location here.and greens trees sea .subway bus are good too

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Yumaira R.

2019-10-22  

Beautiful amenities...beautiful view....the staff is very nice and polite. The building is quiet and clean. I like too much that Octagon keeps informed the tenants by email. This way is very useful.

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Manxin W.

2019-10-22  

Everything is really good. Especially the repair team, I wrote work order for 2 times and they came really quickly and helped me fixed the problem! The only negative thing I want to say is the elevator seems a little bit old, always make some noice ....

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Jianpu H.

2019-10-22  

The place is peaceful. I usually go to the fitness room and the study room to kill my time. I had a lot of fun there. The only problem is I need to catch the red bus to reach the subway station. Otherwise, it’s too far to walk there.

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Wesley O.

2019-10-22  

Pretty good place to live. The environment is great and the it's keep improving. The only bad is the heater is kinda loud, especially when you are trying to sleep at night.

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Baoqi D.

2019-10-20  

The environment is good. And I love the gym and the yoga class. I enjoy going to the study room and starting my homework. Every time I come back to home, I can feel the sense of happiness and security . Besides, the buses provided by octagon are so c...

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Chuyuan P.

2019-10-18  

This apartment is perfect to enjoy a NYC experience: clean, safe, convenient, quiet - lots of light! It is easy to many NYC's attractions: Central Park, Times Square Columbus Circle, Museums and so many more Close to major public transportation: subw...

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Lara B.

2019-10-18  

I think everyone doing 👍 the staff their are lots of tenants nice place to be much better now with the gym we are looking good here . Thanks

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Seisuke K.

2019-10-18  

Negatives: A lot of parking issues (garage ticket booth never works and has made me late on several occasions); not enough elevators for the amount of traffic, windows need to be washed, have never been washed since we moved in 9 months ago; gym was ...

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Xiaochen J.

2019-10-18  

Good Environment and Management, better facilities with awesome fitness center, play room, media room, tennis court even the meeting room. Every month there will be different events for the residents

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Ashleigh M.

2019-10-17  

The staff is amazing here and I love the amenities AND the neighborhood! Everything you need is taken care of here and I’m so glad we found this place!

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Yuting S.

2019-10-17  

It’s a really good apartment to live and the people here are all really nice and warm. We are living here with an opportunity to meet great friends

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Xiangtian H.

2019-10-17  

Complicated experience. The moving instruction is obscure, and the moving cart(or package cart) is sooooo old and broken. Not even mention the lobby closed for a long time.

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Mengxia s.

2019-10-16  

it cozy place for my new life! I think it’s a good choice! Octagon is amazing and kind! I hope I can stay more time at home and club! I’m so glad to be one of octagon members

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Amanda V.

2019-10-16  

We’ve just moved into Octagon. The leasing office was incredibly easy to work with and helpful and nice. The amenities are so beautiful. The Red shuttle is seamless. We’re excited to use the pool this summer and really enjoy the outdoor spaces.

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radu d.

2019-10-16  

Great friendly community , beautiful amenities . This is our second year at the Octagon , we love the tranquility of the area. It is pet friendly.

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jieying W.

2019-10-15  

Nice. I like the free yoga class here very much. The octagon is a little far from the subway station. So maybe more octagon express bus will be better.

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Yuefei C.

2019-10-15  

The backyard is good. Also the new gym although part of it still under construction is fantastic! Love the peace and serenity around here. Should definitely check out the place if you work near Manhattan!

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Yaoji S.

2019-10-15  

It is nice ,comfortable,clean,convenient. The view her is really pretty and good.We still have pretty neighbors here.we are happy here and cozy

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Haibo T.

2019-10-15  

In fact, some of the rules in the apartment are quite inhuman,for example, people can't move anything after six o 'clock, even some small furniture such as chairs and tables. Some employees are very useless, especially those guys who sitting in the...

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Weijie H.

2019-10-15  

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Prateek N.

2019-10-14  

This is an excellent building. The red bus is a serious problem, every time I have to wait 15-20 mins for the bus and in that time I can just walk to the octagon from subway Weekend trains are also very slow

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Boyi Z.

2019-10-14  

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Mingfu Z.

2019-10-14  

It’s great in general but room facilities are not that perfect . For example the outlet in the bathroom and the door in the laundry room do not work very well.

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Nasir I.

2019-10-13  

Octagon sets standards for luxury living very high. Services are apt and requests meet prompt response from the administration. Amenities are maintained regularly and sense of community gets inculcated.

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Heikal A.

2019-10-12  

Our stay has been great. I wish the elevators showed what floors they were on, and that the tv/audio systems in the gym were functional now.

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Andrea C.

2019-09-28   Google

We lived at the Octagon 5 years and we always had a great experience with Roosevelt Island , the Octagon staff and the building facilities. I would recommend it to anyone.

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Grace M J, RN

2019-09-18   Google

It was quite nice building.

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Yuqi B.

2019-09-12  

Nice doorman, but if packages can be delivered to door is much better. Sometimes elevator has the cigarette smell. Other than that everything is good.

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Jenny Y.

2019-09-05  

Very pleasant experience living here. The pool party was amazing. Love the new gym and game area. Wish we could have more fitness classes. Because the class gets filled real quick.

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Tianyi T.

2019-09-05  

The new common area is really great! I love the cute chairs , pool table and gym! Working out at the gym with beautiful scene is enjoyable. Can't wait for the lobby to open, which will make it easier for me to catch up the red bus, LOL.

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James S.

2019-09-04  

The updates from management on the renovation schedule have made quite a difference. The new gym and amenities are awesome. Nice work. It was worth the wait. As always, the staff is professional and personable.

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Ryan G.

2019-09-04  

The apartment and maintenance staff are very nice, but the building management have been lacking in their communication regarding the renovations. Additionally, the large increase in rent was not justified in my opinion.

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Anonymous

2019-08-24  

I really enjoyed my time at the Octagon, however, Nikki, in management, complety charged unverfied fees pertaining to the lease. It's fraud in my world The overall service had completely went downhill once Bozutto took over. Corporate should monitor ...

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Kali D.

2019-08-22  

I continue to love living here, from the attentive and friendly staff to the peaceful, community-oriented atmosphere. Thank you! I look forward to seeing what the new renovations have in store (though admittedly I have concerns about the cost with th...

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Litong X.

2019-08-10  

Hope the gym will open soon, it's been about a year renovation. And hope there will more exercise equipments and some classes like yoga and zumba.

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Adriana E.

2019-08-04  

It’s a great location and staff is very courteous. Just looking forward to have all renovations completed for a full experience. Pool and outdoor common areas are very well kept.

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Sandra Gavelyte

2019-08-01   Google

The building is beautiful, however the refurbishment has been a big nuisance for over a year. It would be ok if at least the rent was amended because of lack of facilities, but there are no compensation for residents staying during all this period an...

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Sandra G.

2019-08-01  

The building is beautiful and facilities advertised would be very useful, however it has been deeply disappointing that the building is not fully functioning for over a year now since the refurbishment began. The gym facilities are funny small at the...

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Cody M.

2019-08-01  

I enjoy the building a lot and management is very helpful. The maintenance staff is fantastic and super fast to assist. I look forward to the completed renovations.

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Bernard P.

2019-08-01  

Love the building but I don't want all these renovations. It's been disruptive and in some cases wasteful. We don't need a Sony Playstation for the residents.

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Pablo M.

2019-07-31  

The overall experience is living here is pretty good. I was a little disappointed about the amount of time the renovations were taking to complete, but now that I have seen the new facilities, I am super excited.

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Xiaojuan X.

2019-07-31  

Nice apartment, they only thing that I feel unhappy is the lobby still haven’t reopen, since when I moved here already more than half a year....

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Maria M.

2019-07-31  

1.5 start goes away due to Management not being to able to manage residents expectation of the renovation schedule. We have been promised gym to be reopened in May 2019, then on July 4, then end of July. Now it is the end of August, which is hard to ...

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Ludi G.

2019-07-30  

It has been an amazing experience living here, we moved in half month ago, love it! Just one more thing - open the new amenities ASAP please!! Can't wait!

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Meng L.

2019-07-30  

I have a great living experience here. I first lived in Main Street, then moved to Manhattan Park, now Octagon. From my experience, octagon has the best service and quality of apartment..

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Yuhan S.

2019-07-30  

I’m mad and frustrated. When we renewed the lease a year ago, the management didn’t inform us about the renovation. We accepted 8% rent increase without negotiation. Then 2 months after we signed the renewal lease, the plan was suddenly announced...

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Emel S.

2019-07-30  

Location,neighborhood and staffs are good. But renovation hasn’t done yet and elevators mostly are out of order. Lastly, it is our 3th Year and they did not offer any deal to us.

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Paul M.

2019-07-30  

Very nice experience. Good response always from the management to issues and consistent customer experience. Good neighbors and management always providing an opportunity for binding and social interactions among residents

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Fernando F.

2019-07-28  

Just moved in, everything was well coordinated ant totally painless The folks at the leasing office were a real pleasure to work with, i will definitely recommend the Octagon

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Guanmin G.

2019-07-20  

very nice ,It is clean and comfortable,is quiet in the night and good sleeping ,is pet friendly,the faculty is so friendly and helpful,awesome!

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Lin J.

2019-07-18  

Home sweet home. Love the staff here, friendly and professional. I feel quite relaxed and comfortable living under such a clean and safe neighborhood.

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Laurie A.

2019-07-18  

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Waiting to see how renovations are done. The hallways and elevators need AC. Apartment needs higher end appliances and materials. Unable to find out who runs the Octagon community garden.

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Andrew R.

2019-07-16  

My initial feeling is that the residence deserves five stars. The rooms are spacious and the scene from apartment 738 is just breath taking.

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Emily B

2019-07-09   Google

We live at the Octagon since 2017. The building is beautiful, and the staff is exceptional. The management office is very responsive. Each member does their job well and contributes to provide a very homey environment. Repair are usually done within ...

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annabelleyixin

2019-07-07   Google

This is the best place in NYC. I’ve been living here four 4 years and my husband has lived here for 8 years. We loved it here. There are several reasons: First, in summer we always chill out in the courtyard yard or take a walk near the river. I be...

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Anais A.

2019-07-06  

All of my questions are quickly answered and employees are knowledgeable and friendly. Looking forward to the completion of renovations. I’m excited to be home.

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Kristen C.

2019-07-02  

It’s honestly great besides the fact that the entire building has been under construction the entire year I have lived here. I love the outdoor areas and the staff.

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Jiajie L.

2019-07-02  

Nice neighborhood with a lot of green. Good for family and dog owners. Staff are very professional and friendly. Maintenance team is on point and can be reached at any time.

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Antonela S.

2019-06-28  

I love living at the Octagon, it’s like living in a hotel. The amenities are unbelievable for such a quiet neighborhood. The octagon makes it so that you never have to leave your apartment

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Hannah C.

2019-06-27  

Love living here! Things don’t go wrong often but when they do the management and staff is on it. Great place to live, however I wish the amenities were finished to enjoy what we pay for!

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Elizabeth E.

2019-06-27  

Loss of amenities fornunnecessary improvements which now seem to not actually be forthcoming is extremely dissapoointing in light of ever escalating rent

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Muhammad K.

2019-06-26  

It’s been good. Just waiting for the new gym! The service is good and the environment is great too! I wish they had laundry section in both buildings.

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Masuo N.

2019-06-26  

very quiet. and fresh air coming from both sides of water. room is bright from reflections coming from water. you can also see moons (haha if you have good eye site to see moons on other solar system) and stars in 360 degrees. (well almost...).

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Djellel Eddine D.

2019-06-25  

The Octagon had a great community. We like the stuff and the quality of service In general. We also appreciate the efforts to organize different events. On the other hand we wished we had a more communication about the ongoing work and when it should...

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jieqing C.

2019-06-23  

I like the quiet island. The neighborhood is nice. Life on the lovely island is convenient. We have good infrastructures here, supermarket, hospital, public and private schools, etc.

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Brian M.

2019-06-20  

Everyone who works at the Octagon is super friendly! Hope the finished amenities are great! Love how peaceful and quiet it is here. I plan to stay here for a while

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Weihang O.

2019-06-19  

Very Good experience living in Octagon. The only concern is that the commute is kind of troublesome. But I really like the environment in octagon.

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Valerio D.

2019-06-19  

I have lived at the Octagon for more than three years. The building is a fine property in a good neighborhood, despite the location of the property is quite inconvenient due to the distance from the public transportation and the recently compromised ...

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deborah J.

2019-06-18  

The management and staff are very tenant friendly. I very much appreciate the free meditation and yoga classes and the tenant appreciation events.

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Murad A.

2019-06-17  

My family and I love living at the octagon. We have been here for 8 years. My family likes using the amenities such as the swimming pool and the gym.

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Fangyan L.

2019-06-16  

Overall, its great!! I have been here for one year and a half. Octagon staffs and neighbors are very nice and kind. Otherwise, I love the maintenance! They are professional and efficiency!!

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radu d.

2019-06-16  

Great area and building however the renovations took a very long time, since we have moved we could not enjoy the amenities.It will be great if when you want to renew your lease or upgrade especially if you are an existing tenant to not have to go th...

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David S.

2019-06-15  

The high comfort zone of living here shows up in the relaxed friendliness of my fellow residents, even as strangers on the elevators. It's a nice, open environment in which people aren't resentful about conditions.

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Sophia W.

2019-06-14  

All good except for the cold pool! Been under renovation a long time but have high hopes for the amenities once they are done. Sad to lose some but I think we've gained some good things too.

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Shaoying M.

2019-06-14  

Overall a pleasant experience. Cons include being too far away from the subway station, inconvenience brought by the renovation process, and super inefficiency in the leasing office.

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Seisuke K.

2019-06-12  

It’s great. Responsive staff. Nice pool. Access to parks. Good views. Laundry room upkeep could be improved. Good parking options. Express Octagon bus helps commute

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Eric D.

2019-06-12  

The octagon is a very nice community. Many parents with young children. The pool in the summer is very nice. Also, the courtyard is a lot of fun. Kids play all weekend during the summer.

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Jennifer T.

2019-06-12  

I moved to the Octagon for the family-friendly lifestyle (deli, dry cleaners, kids rooms, pool, open courtyard, daycare in building). Unfortunately, the vibe is changing and my family doesn’t value the changes being made. They don’t benefit my fa...

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Xing L.

2019-06-11  

wonderful experience here neighbors are very friendly staffare very helpful and professional and nice I really enjoy it here amenities are convenient

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dhar*@*.com

2019-06-11  

The amenities are really brilliant, however the timing is a little off, they were supposed to open in spring but it’s delayed. Additionally we have to smell our neighboring apartment’s cigarette smoke. However the service is great and the neighbo...

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Hemal K.

2019-06-10  

Great location with parks and the river. Modern Apartments with lovely views. services provided by the company is impressive. Friendly and helpful management

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Bryan J.

2019-06-10  

Great community. Looking forward to the construction to be finished and using the new amenities once they are completed. Appreciate all your hard work!

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Nigina M.

2019-06-10  

Its great in general, but sometimes noisy and the construction makes it really uncomfortable at times. Also commuting and relating in shuttle is not very convinient

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Yilin H.

2019-06-09  

I have a wonderful experience to live here. The building has a pool that is good, and gym and people working here are all very professional and nice to people.

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Joanna K.

2019-06-09  

Wonderful family like community. Rent increases are too high for many families resulting in dorm like setting where one bedroom apartments are shared by 5 foreign students instead of families. There's a lot of turnover , and management keeps on churn...

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ruoxi b.

2019-06-08  

I love the Octagon community. Staffs are always friendly and willing to help. Environment and facility are very clean and beautiful. I used to live in a similar type of apartment in Jersey City but I’d say The Octagon is a much better choice.

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Eldina R.

2019-06-07  

We moved back into NYC a few years ago from NJ and spent 1 year living in Manhattan. Between the noise and all the concrete my kids were miserable. We decided to give Roosevelt Island a try and have now been living here for over 4 years. We are so ha...

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Leilei H.

2019-06-06  

I like the courtyard, swimming pool and barbecue at summer time. Wish that transferring between apartments could be more efficient and convenient

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Surajit D.

2019-06-06  

Very happy with the community. Lots is of play ground. Community is safe . Nice view from the apartment. Service are very prompt and all are nice and helpful people.

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Kevin P.

2019-06-06  

There’s no other place I’d want to live in NYC then Roosevelt Island and on Roosevelt Island there’s no other place I’d want to live apart from the Octagon. My experience living at the octagon the past 3 years has been nothing but positive. T...

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Lee K.

2019-06-06  

Love my apartment. Beautiful area and calming beautiful neighborhood. Wish construction on our premises will be done soon... as we want our amenities back and less dirt.

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Taiki S.

2019-06-05  

I’m living in Octagon for 4 years. All the staff are friendly and kind. Good environments it is surrounded by green. It is the best apartment in Roosevelt Island.

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Edward K.

2019-06-05  

Love living in Ocatgon so far. The staff is professional. We are really looking forward to the amenities that are being completed. My daughter is already enjoying the pool. Taking the ferry to work is amazing

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Tamara Y.

2019-06-03  

Very nice place, quiet, calm and all the people are very helpful. Always clean , the pool is amazing. The apartments are beautiful and spacious.

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Richard W.

2019-06-03  

Community is great, nice apartments and amenities. More attention should be given to retaining current residents at lease renewal time, and the pool really should be heated.

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Taylor d.

2019-06-02  

Very friendly people here, mostly families with very well behaved children and pets. People are quiet and respectful, and staff are fantastic, especially maintenance.

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chengyu y.

2019-06-01  

This is nice place to live. Free shuttle to subway. We live in a studio and next to the side entrance so u can here sounds when people opens the door, restroom door is pull instead of push, so it smaller sleeping area and only full size bed can fit i...

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Shameza A.

2019-05-31  

great i love living here. it's a nice apt; the building is great and well managed. fantastic amenities ; good community feel and location is amazing

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Mickael M.

2019-05-29  

Very friendly and quiet Very good service from concierges and office staff. Quick maintenance team always very helpful. Common areas always kept clean

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Elaine F.

2019-05-20  

This was once an amazing place to live. It has declined the last couple of years under current management. We have been living in a construction zone for far too long. After almost a year of having the octagonal demoed it still isn’t being reconstr...

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Catherine M.

2019-05-19  

Great apartment and the neighborhood is awesome. The maintenance staff is very helpful and management is very informative. I can’t wait see the completed renovations.

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Chen C.

2019-05-17  

1) food truck event was not good at all. Last minute to announce, waiting for 2 hours to get bad food. 2) 30% waiting for the elevator. One of three elevators keeps maintenance

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Qiuzi X.

2019-05-17  

The building is nice and clean. The staffs are all very friendly and helpful. The only thing that makes me a little disappointed is that the wall is relatively thin. I can hear the neighbor knock the wall every night even after 1 a.m. It's a little b...

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gwt

2019-05-16  

I lived in a studio here from 2018 to 2019. Its management team is the worst I have ever seen in NYC. When I moved in, Nikki, who handled my lease, made the first mistake by adding one extra month's rent to my bill. For such a simple issue, it took t...

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Christine C.

2019-05-16  

The octagon is a great place. Generally residents are nice and quiet. Unfortunately we had a few incidents of people discarding food in the stairwell and allowing their dogs to urinate on our outside stairs. But most people are good residents.

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Linglong W.

2019-05-16  

It's a great location with great views (depending upon apartment located within the building). People are very nice here. The building is super clean and well maintained, and the 24/7 concierge staff is very friendly and maintenance team will solve y...

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Permanent Mission of Banglades U.

2019-05-16  

I love the calm and quiteness of the Octagon. Only thing is that the parking is not meant to encourage tenants to have cars! I would like to suggest the garage rent to be made at par to 'motorgate'. Otherwise elevators need upgrade.

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Sylvia M.

2019-05-15  

Lovely staff. The front line staff and building maintainence professionals are great. Gebeth is excellent. The staff are a credit. Good apartment. To clarify my score, some apartment noise and smells travel through vents but overall we are happy. I w...

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Rosiane G.

2019-05-15  

I have been very satisfied with my experience at the Octagon. Clean, safe and great for kids. My son and I love the nature around the building

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Kuangyin M.

2019-05-14  

Overall it's pretty good. The express shuttles are not often enough. The door has gaps around that the winds come in pretty easy. The door isn't sound proved and you can hear the outside pretty easily. And the amenities are still under construction a...

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Oksana G.

2019-05-14  

I love the building but I do not like the dormitory mentality. Lots of students. 2-4 adults living in one apartment. They are going to pay the same amount for amenities as one single person and yet occupied double, triple space in the gym and pool

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Dan S.

2019-05-13  

Living in octagon has been a really good experience for me, I can go out for walk and lots of dogs living inside the building so if you are a dog lover you can see them all the time. Management office always arranges lots of events like wine tasting,...

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Ran W.

2019-05-12  

Everything is perfect except the instruction on public area is taking for almost a year. And we are paying the same rent but not enjoying the public area.

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Olivia G.

2019-05-12  

Good apartment, building maintained well. But very disappointed the deadline is not being met for remodeling the lobby, gym and other amenities

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Anna M.

2019-05-11  

My family has had a very positive overall experience living for years at the Octagon. The staff and management have been very helpful with any requests.

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Daniel R.

2019-05-10  

We have been very happy with our experience so far! We very much look forward to the completion of the construction throughout the building so that we can enjoy the Octagon as we had originally intended. But overall the community is lovely and we lov...

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Jie H.

2019-05-10  

Too long the renovation!!!!!! But all others are pretty good. If you can add more express bus also on the weekday morning and 5-7PM. That would be great!

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Ming M.

2019-05-10  

It’s inconvenient for residents of the south tower to go to the laundry room. The door of my unit couldn’t block the noise and wind. That’s the only not good points.

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St John Nepomucene S.

2019-05-09  

The concierge is always attentive and helpful. Neighbors are quiet. Package pickup has been effortless even with all of the renovations. The outdoors is immaculate.

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Samer Y.

2019-05-09  

Our experience at the Octagon has always been a positive one. The staff is exceptional and my family is very happy each and every year we live there. We love the residents.

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Elaine F.

2019-05-07  

The Octagon was a great building when we moved in in 2014. The amenities were lovely and there were monthly community events. The building is currently undergoing a renovation that has gone way over the timeline. We are told the end of June it should...

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Carlito U.

2019-05-07  

Very attentive building staff who promptly responds to maintenance requests makes living at Octagon a pleasure. I would highly recommend living here.

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Ingo B.

2019-05-07  

Nice building with great potential but constant construction make it poor value for money. Communication by the leasing office tends to be "after the fact" which doesn't give you the feeling of a valued customer

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David T.

2019-05-07  

Great location in an awesome neighborhood. Very dog friendly place. The staff is awesome. The maintenance crew is top notch. The gym was large with nice equipment. Pool season is almost here looking forward to it.

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chujun l.

2019-05-07  

live here for good neighborhoods and location. Wake up with the riverside view is the most enjoyable thing in a day. Good staff! Reasonable price!

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Yizhen N.

2019-05-06  

Love it so far! Staffs are very helpful and patient. When I moved in, I completely forgot the security check thing. The staff helped me patiently and gave me ideas to help. Eventually I moved in successfully

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Rebecca L.

2019-05-06  

Love my apartment, hoping the wasp problem where they are nesting in the metal window frames doesn't come back this summer and the maintenance team eradicate it quickly if it does.

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Yanyan Z.

2019-05-06  

I have been in nyc for 4 years and been in octagon for 2 years. It's my favorite apartment so far. The room is large and has in-unit washing machine. Also, we have lots of options for exercise, like tennis, free yoga class.

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Noreen E.

2019-05-06  

Construction taking too long and now hear about amenities charge that will be implemented through other neighbors not from management who should be the ones telling us themselves

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Douglas M.

2019-05-06  

Great views. Horrible construction of main lobby greatly minimizes the curb appeal. Need more to reduce smoking smells coming from one apartment to another.

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Tianyi Tu

2019-05-05   Google

Generally, it’s great to live here. It is very quiet and safe here. But I cannot open the window even a little and the workers don’t provide any solutions.

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Tianyi T.

2019-05-05  

Generally, it’s great to live here. It is very quiet and safe here. But I cannot open the window even a little and the workers don’t provide any solutions.

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Yiming T.

2019-05-04  

Overall, I enjoyed staying in Octagon. The management company is very professional and helpful. If I summit a repair request online, the responding time is about one to two hours and the issue has always been resolved. Very impressive. However, the y...

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Jenny Y.

2019-05-04  

I love my apartment. It has a beautiful view of the city. It’s very quiet at night. And people working here are very nice. I also like the free yoga class in the building.

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Laura H.

2019-05-04  

The Octagon community is the best on the Island. Looking forward to the completed renovations for the new club room, media room, lobby etc. Although, I wish they had kept the convenience store on site.

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Corey K.

2019-05-04  

Management isn’t responsive. Elevators are often broken and side door left open. Not as secure a building as it should be. The community is great, a lot of families.

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Meryl L.

2019-05-04  

The Octagon is very pet friendly. There are doggy stations at all the entrances and even doggie treats an the concierge. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Every month there are community activities for both children and adults. During the summe...

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Samer Y.

2019-05-04  

The Octagon has always been our home. It has been a wonderful experience to see our family grow within its walls. Thank you staff for maintaining the premises in pristine fashion.

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Ryan G.

2019-05-03  

Good community, although location is not in proximity to subway or restaurants. Management appears to be making improvements to the building. Maintenance staff is pretty responsive.

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Kali D.

2019-05-03  

I enjoy living here immensely. Management obviously cares and is responsive and staff is consistently great. Amenities are unparalleled, community is safe and well cared for. I absolutely love living here. My only worry is that it will become too pri...

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Valentina M.

2019-05-03  

Great building, very nice and helpful staff, beautiful neighborhood. Looking forward to the completion of the renovations and the opening of the pool!

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Ganna L.

2019-05-02  

Clean, calm environment , friendly staff, comfortable building, transportation, very easy to subway, have express bus, shuttle for weekend, many activities for tenants from managemrnt

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James S.

2019-05-01  

Construction of new lobby and lack of updates on construction combined with raises in rent has lowered my satisfaction with the Octogan. Hoping renovations are finished in late spring as I was told by management office

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Laura M.

2019-05-01  

The handyman service is always prompt and professional. Doorman are helpful and pleasant. The construction has been going on for too long and the pop up gym is barely useable bc it’s so small. The grounds are always very nice and tidy.

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Sarfaraz A.

2019-05-01  

Security around the building is a concern. lack of cctv cameras around the building and lights will help. Also the door by bright horizon is open for all and fob method has been out of commission for months now. Strangers can walk in and take the ele...

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Xinyuz Z.

2019-04-30  

Pleasant experience. Nice people and aminities. Also like the complimentry activities such as yoga classes and breakfast service. Will def renew leasing

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Cody M.

2019-04-30  

The building itself is very nice and will be even better when the gym is complete. Management is helpful and informative. The area around the building is nice and quiet.

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Min L.

2019-04-30  

I enjoy living here, beautiful location, good amenities, just wondering when the lobby will be completed? Also, when will the fenced off area with the bbq grills be finally opened?

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Debra O.

2019-04-30  

When we moved in we had many amenities. After signing our lease renewal we found out that most of the amenities were being shut down for several months for construction. There is an express bus in the morning to the subway station, that bus started m...

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Pallabi G.

2019-04-30  

Will be able to rate better once amenities are revamped and reopened for the residents (gym, club room). The red bus express situation needs to be resolved.

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Rachel O.

2019-04-30  

Did not receive welcome pack into the building, have encountered smoke and loud noise from neighbors, problems with billing, but things are improving.

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Tong Tong H.

2019-04-30  

When I request the building to repair something for me, it’s always efficient. But the north elevator always be occupied, it’s getting slowly.

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Xiaohong L.

2019-04-30  

I live on the 12th floor. I usually write at home. It's very quiet here. No matter upstairs or next door, there's no movement disturbing me. My window faces Queens and I can hardly hear any noise outside. Occasionally on weekends, I can hear the soun...

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Anatoli K.

2019-04-30  

Love the location and polite staff, but maintenance lags behind (elevators, cleaning, locks of common doors), renovation is taking forever. A bit overpriced compared to other buildings of similar amenities

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Anonymous

2019-04-26  

Been living here for over two and half years , The Maintnance staff and concierge are amazing ! The office staff for a while were real bad but after they changed recently it improved a lot , the only annoying part is that the construction work been f...

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Claudia Flores

2019-03-04   Google

Beautiful premises - beautiful staff!

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Verified Resident 608250

2019-02-25  

Moving in this building was a straightforward decision as I fell in love with the place and general ambiance of the building. The administration has always been very friendly and they are available round the clock to help make living experience at Oc...

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Verified Resident 606773

2019-02-21  

A well functioning property with professional and friendly personnel at all "levels" We have lived here for three years and never had any problems with maintenance requests, questions in regards to lease, lease renewal or other administrative issues.

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Verified Resident 606883

2019-02-21  

The apartment is great. The maintenance staff is efficient in response and solving problems.I enjoy living here. The view from the apartment is also fantastic. The traffic is not bad.I would recommend my friends to live in The Octagon.

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Verified Resident 594632

2019-01-19  

Great location; great views (depending upon apt location within the building). A bit of construction limits the amenities, should be complete in `19 so TBD. Price is higher than other options on the island

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Verified Resident 593991

2019-01-17  

I lived at Octagon for one and half years. Sometimes I can hear neighbor's dog barking all night and sometimes I can smell the weed. Other than these, I am satisfied. Staffs are very helpful. They helped me found lost package.

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Marc Basilla

2018-12-30   Google

I lived at the Octagon to close to three years while I lived in NYC. The staff has always been very nice and professional. It was an added bonus to have the deli inside the building. Since this building is located the furthest from the subway, tram s...

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Verified Resident 587600

2018-12-27  

Island life with easy access to Manhattan and Queens My family and I moved from the suburbs of Cincinnati, Ohio to the Octagon. We have been most impressed by the quality of life we enjoy here at the Octagon. The apartments are spacious by Manhattan ...

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stacy k

2018-12-22   Google

Hi, I have a question. So this is an apartment where you can live?

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Verified Resident 577133

2018-11-29  

The ongoing renovation is disruptive and a don't like that we don't know when it will end. I think the building is really great and beautiful. The staff do such a great job keeping the building clean and safe and nice.

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Verified Resident 575131

2018-11-25  

The studio has a spectacular view and it is very comfortable, we addapted right away, management is friendly, building is super clean and well mantained, the 24/7 concierge staff is friendly and maintenance team will solve your issues if any immeedia...

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Stewart Walker

2018-10-10   Google

10/10

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Verified Resident 548641

2018-09-28  

In generally it's good. The pool water is not heated and the area around is very basic - only one or two sun umbrella with few chairs around. In the gym sometimes there is no drinking water. The rest is fine.

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Verified Resident 547093

2018-09-24  

My experience at The Octagon has been great from the start. I??™ve never had any issues with management, and the staff is always really nice and polite. Maintenance requests are always handle quickly and efficiently. The building has really nice am...

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Verified Resident 545868

2018-09-20  

Apartments are nice as well as common areas. Price depends on the season of the year (management can improve in this area). Green areas are very good compared to those in the city. Great for family and pet owners!!!

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Verified Resident 545950

2018-09-20  

I love living at this property. I love the amenities and decor in the hall way. The staff are very helpful and always ready to provide the required assistance in a timely manner. I would certainly recommend it to someone looking for a nice place in a...

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Verified Resident 530588

2018-08-21  

The staff is friendly, and the environment is great. The supervisor looks meaner but she is ok. The only thing I did not like is the dog next to my door. It is barking all the time. Also, if you have some classes and private trainers in the gym, that...

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Lu Wang

2018-07-31   Google

Really a good place to live. Friendly staffs, wonderful gym and express shuttle to the subway.

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Verified Resident 519649

2018-07-28  

Better than expected. The building, includes the property outside, is very clean and well kept! All staff are very friendly, always willing to help. Fabulous activities scheduled on monthly basis in within the building ! Enjoying being a part of the ...

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Andrés Felipe González Ossa

2018-07-02   Google

Beautiful restauration and adaptation of an abandoned building

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Verified Resident 504152

2018-06-23  

The Octagon has been a wonderful home for us for the past two months. Its location, away from the traffic noise and surrounded by river, it's just perfect. Building is clean, and the studio is really spacious, with a big kitchen and modern appliances...

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Verified Resident 502559

2018-06-20  

Pros: 1) Nice clean building with a lot of greenery outside 2) Express shuttle in the morning to F station 3) Large floor plans, lots of storage space, unbeatable price!! 4) 24 concierge that picks up packages 5) Outdoor summer pool 6) Beautiful entr...

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Anthony Apichart Meredith

2018-04-23   Google

Beautiful architecture

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Michael Carnegie

2018-03-29   Google

Good environment & facilities!

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Verified Resident 466608

2018-03-20  

Very nice building, nice apartments with good price-space value. Nice views with great outdoor spaces. Great maintenance staff; they always help you in time and have very good attitude. Very good place to have family and if you want to have pets.

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Verified Resident 466727

2018-03-20  

Very relaxing, comfortable and secure. Staff are super friendly and seem to know all new residents very quickly. Amenities and services are very convenient, especially the special buses for the Octagon residents. Makes you feel extra special.

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Verified Resident 460107

2018-03-04  

I like my apartment a lot. I love the views and I like being on Roosevelt island. I would have preferred having a laundry room that was not so far from my apartment and the distance from the train/tram adds 20 minutes to my commute. The red bus is cl...

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Verified Resident 458784

2018-02-28  

it is good if rent can do the price match. for example??? I rent my studio in 2017 with $2150 but at the late of 2017 I notice that the studio price has drop from 2150 to 1900. no any managers stand out and say ???oh we do price match for you??? we w...

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Hiếu Như NGUYỄN

2018-02-25   Google

Beautiful and luxurious place to live!

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Verified Resident 446297

2018-01-28  

Diverse and friendly community with fair amount of management sponsored activities to involve various interests and needs of community. Quiet and clean, remote with good access- wished shuttle was more often in evening and later hours. Island sparse ...

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Verified Resident 443131

2018-01-20  

It has been a pleasure start my experience in NY in this community. I love the place, the people and the location as well. Very nice to take a walk along the isle, take photos and relax. I will strongly recommend this property to others

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MatVirani

2018-01-08  

We are about 5 months through our lease, and have complained about this problem from day 1. The building has a serious air flow problem. You can smell everything your neighbors do. In our most unfortunate case, we are very sensitive towards smoke sme...

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Rachelle S

2017-12-16   Google

Lived here for 7 years, then the new management company came in and the cleanliness of the building went down and the rents skyrocketed. We left the building, and so did a lot of other families.

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Verified Resident 425794

2017-11-30  

A great place to live. We have wonderful staffs to take care of the building and residents. We have the best gym in the island. We have express shuttle during the rush hour and weekend. We have lots of wonderful holiday events and decorations in the ...

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Verified Resident 423062

2017-11-22  

This is the best value apartment rental option on Roosevelt Island, and RI is actually the best value location in NYC area, if comfort, safety and peacefulness are what you would prefer. It's well maintained and "luxury" but still affordable because ...

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Verified Resident 423081

2017-11-22  

Very pleasant, comfortable, and enjoyable unit. The common areas are clean and quiet. Perfect for kids at a young age. The property offers playgrounds, playrooms, and plenty of things to for kids to do and to help them socialize. I like to hang out a...

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Gene

2017-11-01   Google

Have lived in many different buildings in Manhattan all my life, and this one was one of the worst. I heard about the walls being thin but didn’t expect it to be this bad! They are literally like 3-4 inches between apartments, smells and NOISE trav...

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Verified Resident 411904

2017-10-29  

I love The Octogan. The building is very nice. I have really nice neighbors and enjoy an amazing view. My closet space is excellent. I wish I could stay here forever. The staff is excellent and personable and goes out of their way to welcome me home ...

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Kathleen Lee

2017-10-13   Google

The new management company (Bozzuto) has been great. The office staff and building services people are super friendly, organized, and always very helpful. They've made a number of very nice upgrades to the building decor, as well as the building grou...

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Katie Young

2017-08-08   Google

Loved living here except for the children. It's overrun with kids. They completely overtake the pool and the courtyard. Management was good about addressing noise complaints when they played in the hallways. The staff is hard working and friendly. Th...

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Daniel Pineau

2017-07-02   Google

Unrivaled vistas of the west side AND queens - with Hudson in the foreground. For those with the means, I recommend picking up a city apartment here.

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Verified Resident 357580

2017-06-15  

Excellent experience having moved here from India. The community staff is very professional & courteous. I have recommended it to other friends who have moved here. The sense of family and community is excellent

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Verified Resident 357698

2017-06-15  

Appearance, renovations, environment awesome. I love the luxury apartment feel it's like I live in a hotel. There's a tennis court and pool for limited hours during the summer. There is also a gym, media room, and theatre room. I don't think it's nec...

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Verified Resident 349638

2017-05-27  

Overall, I have a very good living experience living in the octagon. The apartment is nicely maintained, the location is convenient, the staff is friendly. Nice amenities, the pool in the summer, the pool room anytime. It's a kid friendly??‹ place ...

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Verified Resident 349333

2017-05-26  

Great experience in the Octagon. Staffs are really friendly and helpful. The building is under perfect maintain. Great living environment and convenient shuttle bus to the subway station. In-building parking is always a plus.

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Verified Resident 348107

2017-05-23  

I love location and the price!! Very convenient from my work (Midtown Manhattan). The only thing about living in Roosevelt Islands is there is only one entrance and exit if your driving. But the tram and subway is very fast to get into the city. The ...

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Verified Resident 346121

2017-05-18  

it's been a great experience! I love the island, and I'm enjoying the Octagon experience, the management is very responsive and the maintenance team is marvelous. Excited for the summer season with the swimming and BBQ fun!

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Verified Resident 346155

2017-05-18  

The Octagon is a fantastic place to live and I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the following: a close and convenient location to midtown Manhattan and Queens; a clean, well-maintained building with nice and sturdy apartments; and amenities like...

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Verified Resident 346249

2017-05-18  

The property is extremely well kept, the grounds are beautiful, the staff friendly and very helpful. I have called maintenance a few times and have had them come right away and deal with whatever problem I have. The apartments are a very comfortable ...

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Verified Resident 334931

2017-04-21  

Overall good value but encountered problems my first month, such as broken doors and a major water leak that went into my unit. Otherwise the unit is in good condition especially the kitchen. I am very satisfied with the large cooking space for a stu...

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Verified Resident 334184

2017-04-20  

Great community, quiet and laid back with the plus of being 15mins away from the city. Great additional facilities for the residents. The staff are extremely friendly and are always quick to respond, the same goes for the maintenance team when needed...

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Verified Resident 334262

2017-04-20  

Great location, great building, many improvement since change of ownership. It took too long to have the malfunctioning washing machines replaced. The gate by the swimming pool is always left open since it does not close automatically. My apartment w...

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Verified Resident 334323

2017-04-20  

It's a good location, nice and safe with access to great amenities. Staff are friendly, meet my needs and rectify most issues quickly. The weekend shuttle is hit or miss. I even received a starbucks gift card for my birthday.

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Verified Resident 334350

2017-04-20  

Living at The Octogan has been amazing. We love our apartment and our spectacular view. The staff is top notch and we have never had a problem. The maintenance staff is lighting quick and very skilled. All in all...The Octogan is the next best thing ...

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Mattheo Sauli

2017-04-13   Google

Nice building, situated on, we can say, the most calm place of New York! There are a fitness, pool, mediaroom,tennis court and a beautiful view over Manhattan!

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Verified Resident 323424

2017-03-21  

Well maintained, very friendly staff and residents. The amenities are the main draw as well as the convenient location, close to the city. Having a daycare in the building is the main reason we moved to the building and it's been a fantastic experien...

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Verified Resident 321560

2017-03-16  

The apt was great with a little things to be worked on which management did very fast. The management was great in answering all the concerns i had. Even though I was late with my initial payments due to a delay with my deposit of money into my accou...

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Verified Resident 314992

2017-02-27  

overall satisfied, nice location, splendid view, good quality of life in Roosevelt Island, quite well connected to the city, though some apartment facilities need to be improved, such as air conditioning system

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Verified Resident 305977

2017-01-30  

Very nice, safe and kept up nicely .......................................... 200 characters , too much to write. All is fine............,.,........ ............................................,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Verified Resident 305554

2017-01-28  

Actually I moved in in February 2016, the "transition" period for the leasing office . At those busy time the management did a great job to find the best available option for me , the whole process was very quick and understandable, especially taking...

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Verified Resident 304076

2017-01-24  

Lovely place with good landscape and great view outside the window. The staff are generally friendly and helpful. Pick a room with a laundry unit. The room are not so well maintained (windows leak wind, door locks couldn't work), but the maintenance ...

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Verified Resident 302723

2017-01-20  

I moved in in May 2016 and it's wonderful here; the available amenities are clean and well maintained, and the location is wonderful. I feel like this is a location where you truly pay for what you get, and although you pay a little more, the large w...

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Verified Resident 302744

2017-01-20  

Generally, Octagon maintains very nice and decent. The management team is very polite. I would definitly recommend my friend to live in here!! One quick suggestion is about fitness room and club room. The billiard table is a bit under condition. The ...

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Verified Resident 302753

2017-01-20  

The property experience was overall satisfying, apartment condition is great. Location is a little far for the subway stop, and the red bus sometimes take a long time especially in the evening. I would recommend Octagon to others.

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Verified Resident 302774

2017-01-20  

Glad I made right choice for me. Clean safe & beautiful space with great view and amenities. Feels remote but 1 subway stop from all conveniences of Manhattan. Octagon has very diverse community, young, old, families, singles, students, professionals...

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Verified Resident 302790

2017-01-20  

Having recently moved into the Octagon, I must say that I am generally very pleased with the experience so far. The Concierge team are wonderful, saying hello to all and every person coming into the building; the apartment itself is light and airy, w...

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Verified Resident 300233

2017-01-13  

We have had a great experience at the Octagon. We find the current management more responsive to our needs than the previous management. The community is well maintained and we enjoy the amenities offered.

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Verified Resident 300236

2017-01-13  

The Octagon is very nice. It is clean, well lit and a welcoming site after a long day in the city. It is well maintained and the staff is great. Especially Ray and Sergio at the front desk. My two roommates and I are very pleased so far. We feel safe...

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Verified Resident 300289

2017-01-13  

I moved in 3 years ago. At that time there is fewer people in the building. But we do see the potential of the building and it is becoming more and more popular with high rent increase every year. The garbage cleaning guy is doing very good job. Serg...

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Verified Resident 300548

2017-01-13  

The Octagon is a great building. Particularly in competive city to find housing in like New York, the octagon is an extremely safe, comfortable, and well maintained building. The units are well designed and well insulated (both in terms of sound and ...

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Verified Resident 300570

2017-01-13  

I'm satisfied with the quality of the apartment; maintenance people are very professional when it comes to requests of assistance for the unit but the interiors and the common amenities of the building should be maintained way better.

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Verified Resident 300617

2017-01-13  

The apartment is not huge, but is reasonable for a 1-bedroom and has one of the best views in the Roosevelt Island. The amenities are good, especially the gym and the pool. I don't really use the others. The staff is ok, some of them are very nice wh...

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jessica99 jessica99

2016-11-21  

Thank you for accepting my request i will be happy if you can contact me through my email address (jessicababe99@hotmail.com) for more introduction and i will also send you my picture thanks and god bless you

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G Aquino

2016-10-16   Google

​I walked in not realizing it was an apartment building, which it has not always been. Only the lobby is accessible to non-residents. From there you can take photos of the beautiful stairway, see old pictures of the building, and visit a small art ...

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Michael Rogers

2016-09-15   Google

Haven't been inside but the outside looks nice

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Joe Sawicki

2016-08-04   Google

The visitor center on the south part of the island recommended going here, but there really wasn't much to see.

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윤태순

2016-06-10   Google

I visited here first time to see my son. So beautiful ,clean and bright place. Next year, I will be there.

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newone5

2016-03-17  

Risky place to live in - I lived there and still fighting to get the security deposit back. If you are planning to settle there, be prepared for unexpected costs.

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Uri Shusterman

2016-01-12   Google

we lived here for 4 years and loved it very much. Especially nice when you have small children

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Anthony Muljadi

2015-12-05   Google

Neat lobby

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maria flores

2015-11-03   Google

(Translated by Google) Elektra morals (Original) Elektra morales

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Joanna R.

2015-09-27  

the building is beautiful, and all the staff are incredibly helpful. A bit pricey, but there are tons of amenities and the views are drop dead gorgeous- so worth it! I can see the freedom tower, Chrysler and Empire State Buildings all from my window....

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Raha B.

2015-08-20  

I absolutely love living here, so lets get to the pros and Cons: Pros The amenities are definitely a plus . Gym/pool/ doorman/ laundry/ alterations... The island and the building are quiet. The nature /outdoor activities/garden ... Perfect place to r...

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Jameal A.

2015-08-08  

We have been living at the Octagon almost three years, here’s what we think. - The Building is beautiful; it used to be the NYC Lunatic asylum. After a complete renovation the only remnants of it is the Octagon in the middle, which is really the wo...

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Yusuf O.

2015-08-07  

The location is actually very charming, great parks great amenities and always a phenomenal view to Manhattan... and the best is it is super quiet...

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Ryan purp

2015-07-21   Google

(Translated by Google) gg (Original) gg

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Gabriela Zambrano

2015-07-19   Google

(Translated by Google) It's a journey (Original) Es una travesía

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Anton Slyusar

2015-05-20   Google

We like it

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KevinNg

2015-04-28  

I would give NEGATIVE 5 star for the Octagon leasing office. When I asked about why we need to pay $45 for cable wire service fee and other specifics about the lease agreement, they got inpatient and ask me to take my check and go away. Reading other...

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w.o.s.0100.1001

2013-08-29   Google

#LUNARLOLLYPOPS

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gabriella vivitron

2013-08-02   Google

#LUNARLOLLYPOPS.

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amburke19

2012-07-25  

Very calm area of Roosevelt Island, very quiet, great for taking walks or running (4 mile loop). We've lived her for exactly one year in the Alcove studio. Clean gym runs along the windows of half the octagon structure on the third floor. It is never...

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michaelsabin

2012-06-21  

As you would expect, any review site is biased in the over-criticism direction: folks that have had bad experiences want to place a review and do so, while those who like the place do not have an incentive to review. I do believe that this is a value...

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Anonymous

2011-10-27  

I agree with the many other comments about the difficulty in dealing with the management and leasing offices. Both offices are disorganized and at times incompetent. I see tons of open apartments in the building and I think there is good reason for t...

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danikrist

2011-10-27  

Apartments are nice, but sometimes water turns yellow and apartments often smell of garbage. Leasing and Management offices are terrible. They don't know what they are doing, they harass you about signing a lease and then when you do they

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octa-GONE10

2011-10-08  

Be ready to pay for your "free gym" and your "one month free advertised everywhere rent", over the roof expensive parking (500 a month), not being able to use the "amenities" without the janitor (spanish man) breathing down your neck, loud daycare, t...

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vjg64

2011-09-11  

Great location, fair pricing, and the front desk and building staff are the best I have ever experienced. Management, however, is a nightmare. Commandant Clark, the leader of this little gestapo like clan, is beyond description. They will be incredib...

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Anonymous

2011-09-09  

I would first like to say that the building is very nice. It is an old Asylum (your not allowed to take pictures inside the building when you are looking, I guess they think you may capture ghosts in the background) They promise many amenities but yo...

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Anonymous

2011-09-08  

When you go to Wikapedia you will see the Octogon used to be an Asylum. I would say the people that used to be in the Asylum would be much more pleasant than the ones they have in the leasing office and in management. Very Very poor management. Very ...

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Anonymous

2011-07-31  

We lived in the Octagon for several years. We love the building, the staff (except for the staff in the leasing office), the other residents, etc. It is a great building for kids. Our views were amazing. The only thing we were upset about was that wh...

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Anonymous

2011-07-29  

The building may be great but the management staff is so rude, especially HENRI. He is a ridiculous excuse for a human being! Has a severe temper and behaves extremely unprofessionally! He yells, screams and reprimands you as if you are a child! They...

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Anonymous

2011-01-15  

I've been living here for three years now but am unsure I am going to renew again. Although the building has some problems(windows that need better isolation in winter and make your apartment a greenhouse in summer) I met such wonderful people in the...

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Anonymous

2010-11-30  

I have lived in the Octagon for a year and a half and recently renewed my lease. Overall I really like living here - I love the amenities (gym, parking, pool, courtyard, common areas, concierge, cafe, valet, outdoor tennis courts and racquet club, et...

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Anonymous

2010-10-18  

The building is nice, quiet and clean. However, the management (Babara) and the leasing office are very rude. 1, when I sign the contract, the leasing office promised free gym, then after I got the bill, the gym fee was included, so I have to call th...

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Anonymous

2009-03-29  

The Octagon is a great place for someone like me, someone who enjoys their quiet and isolation while still being close to work. However, if you are looking to be immersed in all the action that Manhattan has to offer, this is not the place for you. T...

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Anonymous

2007-06-24  

My wife and I have lived here for the past year and despite the many problems new buildings have, we have enjoyed living here. As other posters have mentioned, the views are great, and all the appliances are brand new. We love the concierge people an...

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Anonymous

2007-05-13  

This was a brand new building when we moved in in 2006, so there were a lot of little things that needed smoothing out. As the former reviewer stated, the lobby flooded on one occasion, causing a bit of damage that is now being fixed. We didn't get o...

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Anonymous

2007-04-01  

We love the building. Love our apartment. Plan to stay here for as long as possible. Great neighbourhood. Friendly and helpful staff. Resort style living without breaking the bank.

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Anonymous

2007-03-01  

New building, lots of problems the first year, serious management problems, good concept.

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Anonymous

2007-02-24  

A new development with environmentally friendly building material used as well as solar panels. Environment friendly attitude, trash separation, etc. Almost all staff is not only very professional and friendly, but extremly pleasant. The area is well...

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Anonymous

2007-02-12  

Nice apartment, beautiful view, but expensive for the location

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Anonymous

2007-02-07  

Overall, living at the Octagon has been pleasant. I like the people who live here; there is a nice sense of community. I moved to Roosevelt Island because it offered a little bit more space for the money than Manhattan. It is a bit of a hassle to get...

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Anonymous

2007-02-07  

Octagon is a good place to live. Close to Manhattan but the calm and serenity of Roosevelt Island. Being a new building there is the occasional problem with this or that and management is getting policies sorted, but overall we are happy here.

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Anonymous

2007-02-07  

I have very few complaints about the Octagon. The rent is a little high considering the length of time it takes to get into Manhattan. But other than that, I love the building.

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nsigerson

2006-11-29  

This is a wonderful apartment and I love Roosevelt Island. It is safe, quiet, clean, and beautiful.

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Anonymous

2006-11-03  

wow, what a great place that has exceeded my expectations. It feels like Im living in a resort-Everytime I turn around theres some new amenity. Management is great and very helpful, I have to slap myself because the management is unlike anything in N...

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