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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:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Non-Stuy Town Resident Terrorizes Community - Security Nowhere Around

We've received a couple of reports of a non-resident who walks her two large muscular dogs through Stuyvesant Town at will. "I was sitting in the Oval when I heard this savage barking coming not far away from where I was on the bench," reports one Stuy Town resident. "I turned to look and saw these two dogs, barely restrained by their owner, trying to get at a smaller Stuy Town dog. Luckily the owner, a 50-ish year-old woman in cut-off jeans, was able to draw her dogs away with some effort, but I was actually afraid for the Stuy Town dog, whose owner was also trying to hold back her dog from getting into a fight." Then, we received the above photo from another resident, who snapped it after seeing the woman make a lengthy journey through the Oval--and, yes, over the lawn--and then out of the complex via the 14th Street Loop. Our photographer wrote that other residents seemed very wary of these dogs, making sure to be out of their way as the dogs walked past them. In case you are wondering (and why should this be a surprise?), it was confirmed that there was no security within eyesight during the entire time this woman and her dogs toured Stuyvesant Town.

I'm not up on my dog breeds, but could those two be pit bulls or related to pit bulls?


AnnieMae said...

Stuyvesant Town has gone down to a level that makes the nastiest projects look comparable. I think we need a class action lawsuit for the way they have totally stripped us of our quality of life - safety, cleanliness, peaceful use of our apartments. I don't know how the Speyers can sleep at night know that they have pretty much inflicted a pogrom on the wellbeing, safety and health of the residents of Stuvesant Town.

Andrew said...

so what if they're pit bulls. have you ever been to the bronx? i went to fordham and the only non-bulls i saw in four years were rottweilers and german shepards. it's not news that big dogs live in new york. just because yups and fashionistas favor breeds that could be eaten by a sewer rat doesn't mean we should cry about a full-sized animal. all dogs bark at other dogs, all dogs pull at their leashes. get over it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Sorry, pit bulls are not allowed in Stuyvesant Town. Neither are non-residents who decide to walk through Stuy Town with their dogs. So it's not we that have to get over it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, and rottweilers and german shepherds are not allowed here also.

Anonymous said...

So what if they are pit bulls? For the most part, not ALL of the time, the people who own pit bulls are they ones who absolutely shouldn't. No one mentions lap dogs, or any breed of dog for that matter, so don't make sweeping generalizations. It's not the size, it's the owner who clearly can't control her two dogs.

AnnieMae said...

Lux Living, you miss the point. Pit bulls are NOT permitted in Stuyvesant Town.

LES said...

How about the security, they are never around when there is any real danger and when they do show they think there cops. It is a funny site.

Anonymous said...

Stuyvesant Town has really gone down. It is a pity that Met Life sold it, although they could have done a better job at maintenance; but I miss the green lawns especially near the fountain.

What an awful sight it is now!! ... and why is water running night and day in the 20th Street Loop? Does the city know of this waste of water?!!

What also concerns me is the amount of bicycle riding especially at night, in the dark, without a light. Where are the Security guards? What a joke. If a person is injured a tennant that is, who do they sue? Tishman Speyer?

They should never have moved the Security office from near the water fountain...that was a rather stupid move!!

Can the old tennants have dogs now, or is it just for the "market rate" peeps?

Denisdjdss said...

Funny how the original post was about the Stuyvesant Town and Privacy but after a few post by others it became an animal rights issue.