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As we see, nothing much is being done about the many complaints residents have: the discarded furniture on the loops, including the illegal discarding of uncovered mattress; the outside dogs that are infrequently checked for that blue ST lanyard, and their owners escorted out if they don't have one; the lack of R7-2 clarity from our local politicians who seem to be delaying and delaying; the club cars that go this way and that, and many times against regular traffic rules; the failure of our TA to even address those issues, etc. On top of that, residents near the building of the subway extension on 14 Street have had to endure noise and health issues at all hours of the day and night. This is not the way to live. Because of these facts, and a few more, a new representation has to happen. This is where Stuyvesant Town Tenants Advocacy comes in. There are no dues, and plans are underway to get the group doing something proactive about our complaints. The time for submitting our complaints to Management, Public Safety and Blackstone is over.

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Management has two priorities: 1) Making sure money is made, hence upgrading and filling up apartments is their goal. "Amenities" are important in selling the place, though few residents use them. 2) If someone needs medical attention, Public Safety will be there, if alerted.

Quality of life issues are not that important, however. Things like the carpet rule or outsider dogs. These "rules" tend to be ignored, on purpose it seems. So you will see a lot that isn't taken care of properly, and complaints will be met with a creative excuse and a smile.

"Peace and quiet" must be a cruel joke, though this property is sold that way. There can be no peace and quiet as ALL apartments must be upgraded, which includes the installation of an AC unit below the window. Aside from the continual construction about the neighborhood, there is a new and noisy subway extension being built along East 14 st and the shut down of the L line. "Choosing" to live in NYC, now the newest mantra, is a fabrication when the talk is of ST and PCV, which was traditionally quiet, with no construction noise.

Though money was always important, it is now more important than ever. Money rules many things, as you will find.

At this point, 30 years into living here and seeing many things, I can state that Management and their reps are BS-ing us. I can't say that loudly enough: We are being BS-ed. I don't see any genuine change, though the "selling" of this place is intense. Few of the "rules" will be enforced, as Management doesn't want to lose customers or potential customers. Where personal integrity is a hallmark of an excellent management style, this integrity is not seen in enforcing some of the rules.

Our Tenants Association is, basically, null and void. Oh, it is still around, but it lacks the will power to confront much of anything. The TA will ask for your dues, however. By now, the TA is a charade.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Happy Holidays from Stuyvesant Town

I saw this YESTERDAY. And it is still there and almost 10:40 am today. And Public Safety goes by this many, many times.

I had to go the PS office today to complain, so it will probably be picked up now.

I don't run this place, but....

Sunday, December 2, 2018


Perhaps new residents have no clue and the older residents have mercifully forgotten, but there was a time when the Christmas tree at the Oval was real, not the artificial one put up now. (And not what the previous admin had to the side, that straggly little tree which looks pathetic.)

The artificial tree is there to save money, period, much like the Smiley Face that covers the clock in Playground 12. Newer residents, who are paying a lot for the privilege of living here, can wow all they want, but the fact remains that once upon a time, there was more caring here and the Christmas tree was a real one, not the phony one put up.

We (well, some of us) would much rather the energy be spent on Public Safety (real patrolling and reporting--and, yes, there was another attempt to rob a resident inside the "community") clean loops (not the discarded junk), and sidewalks where you don't have to look for either dog refuse or a club car heading this way and that.

Even the outdoor playgrounds, on which money was spent, are a failure during the winter months and when it rains.

There is still a measure of lawlessness here, and Management knows this. The fake trees and a lot of artificial designs are not working. They look cheap. But, then again, perhaps they are working in a manner that is not expected.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Home Sweet Home - 2

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. This is what "greets" me when I exit my building. The mattresses have been there for a least two days. Before that, there were other uncovered mattresses in that place. Also if you just need to go to the bathroom, there are dirty toilets that you can use on the other loop from 14th Street. They are also "sitting" there. Nice going, Blackstone. Thank you for your consideration.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Stuyvesant Town - The New Fun House

Dear Residents, or can I say, dear friends, because I feel we are friends after a few years of getting to know each other. As you know, Blackheart, the company, wishes to cheer you and yours with a Happy Holiday Season. But that is only one of my goals here. The other is to inform you that we will be officially changing our name to Fun House. You may have seen the large smiley face atop one of our playgrounds, you certainly can't help seeing the various signs that wish you a "great day" as you leave this complex. (Hopefully, not feet first--ha, ha. That is a joke.) You have seen our vigilant Public Safety force charming you with a pleasant hello and a friendly smile. And, for this holiday season, we have installed, at great expense, several hanging egg chairs for the enjoyment of residents. And more fun to come!

So we figured why not rename Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village to Fun House? Because that's what we are all about--fun!

Truthfully, we have gotten an undeserved bad reputation. People even say we have become a dorm and are just interested in money, money, money. Not so! Everything is done for you, our dear residents.

So one more "rule"--ha, ha. Fun House will be the official name come January 1st. So no more Stuy Town or Peter Cooper.  (Historically, Peter Stuyvesant was a virulent racist, besides). Remember: Fun House.

Yours truly,

Rick Heyduck
CEO & General Manager of Fun House

c/o Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association

P.S. Don't forget your Rent Checks!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Management Introduces Another Amenity

They are called "hanging egg chairs." Right now they are in front of Oval Study, but who knows? Perhaps we will be seeing more of these around the property!

I don't know if Management got the best price. Maybe they got a package deal. But we here at this blog would love to help out, if we can. At least by pointing out the hanging egg chairs available and prices....




 Sale Cheap! Do call. Residents can sit next to each other for that community spirit!

Update! And even though it is freezing outside, get into Stuy Town's very own Hanging Egg Chairs! Now performing at Oval Study!

Friday, October 26, 2018

That Vampire Ball

I got there a little past the opening at 5:30. I would say the photos I took were between 5:45 and 5:55. Initially, before I went, I thought the "event" would be more inside ST/PCV, but it was as close to 1st Avenue as possible. So, the money spent by Management is promotional money to get more people interested in ST/PCV. Of course, I could be wrong. But I do hope the "event" will be greater for children. You know, the little one who are always interested in bright lights.

Anyway, my take is that the "event" was pathetic. As I wrote, you couldn't miss the lights--and the speak-loud singing and guitar strumming. Five Stuy Cafe? Everything was awful and meant for fly-over people and not real New Yorkers. At least I hope they are not real New Yorkers!

There were more people coming in, so don't let the very low numbers fool you. But who knows? Maybe few will make it to this ball....

I had to leave because the Vampire Ball was so bad. Oh, I got the name of the catering company. I will be checking. :-)

Update 10/27:

A ST resident sent in a few priceless photos, which I'd like to share in the spirit of things. Taken around 6:30....

Of course, you may have elected to go to Five Stuy Cafe instead and sit and relax and listen to the music:

Oh, wait... Not many people here as well.... At least the band is playing. Thanks, Blackstone!

(Hat tip to ST resident.)