The truth about a complex built for veterans and the middle class and how it has evolved through the years to become one of the more interesting and controversial of New York stories.
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Perhaps if we don't want to start a panic, the news helicopter(s) that hovered this early morning over Bellevue, waking up light sleepers in ST/PCV after 6am, should disappear. Is it really that important to get aerial shots of the hospital where NYC's first Ebola patient is being cared for?
Sending positive thoughts for a full recovery for the patient.
(On a side note: Look into Governor Cuomo's eyes. The man has superior powers of hypnosis.)
In case you don't get out much to the rest of Manhattan, you should know that it's over for the picture postcard area around 57th Street and Central Park South. Be thankful for your memories of being in the Park or walking along the classy "Breakfast at Tiffany's" 57th Street. Part of this area falls under Councilman Dan Garodnick's realm, though the fault lies much deeper and wider than with one councilman, but rests with city planners, zoning regulations, and the politicians who let all this happen. (May the name of Michael Bloomberg be forever emblazoned in the appropriate Hall of Shame for what he allowed Manhattan to become.)
At Playground 11. Another gimmick with a cost attached to it. Approved by the Tenants Association and our councilman, Dan Garodnick.
Meanwhile, we learn that Management refused to let the police distribute flyers alerting residents to thefts taking place in ST/PCV and never alerted residents about the sex assault suspect that tried to rape a woman in Stuy Town last week.
about 4:00 a.m. on Friday, October 17, a 20-year-old woman was
assaulted by a would-be rapist who followed her into the elevator of her
Stuyvesant Town building on the 600 block of East 14th Street. She
fought him off, and he fled. The man's image was captured on security
cameras in the Terrace and Main lobbies, the elevator, and then later in
the street. He was seen climbing down a tree to get to street level.
The suspect is described by police as a male Hispanic wearing a dark hoodie, a dark T-shirt, blue jeans, and white sneakers.
The woman was badly injured and treated at Beth Israel Medical Center.
SAFETY REMINDER TO ALL TENANTS:
Be aware of your surroundings at all times.
Do not let anyone into the building that you don't recognize.
Shut the security door behind you so that no one can sneak in behind you. Don't just proceed to the elevator.
Don't get into the elevator with anyone you have any doubt about.
If you are concerned, contact Public Safety via the lobby intercom.
Do not worry about offending someone--your safety is the most important thing.
our neighborhood is generally safe, we have had incidents--most
recently the StuyTown Groper--so it's important for everyone to stay
alert, not just for themselves but for their neighbors and the security
of the building.