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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:

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Rough Riders

So you are a landlord and want your grounds to look nice. You spend a good amount of money for maintenance. You want your property to look its best, not only for your tenants, but for the pride you have in the ownership of something that's attractive to look at. Well, if you were such a landlord, you wouldn't let your bozo golf cart/mini-vehicle riders do this to your grounds:

Some examples, and there are more, of the rough riders in Stuyvesant Town who mar any landscaping their vehicles cut through.


AnnieMae said...

You need to remember that our landlord has no interest whatsoever in beautifying the grounds. The plantings are strictly for the purposes of filing for an MCI. That is why they keep the project going by planint, removing, planting removing, destroying, drilling, paving. It is what is know as a BOONDOGGLE and unfortunately, the rent regulated tenants will be asked to foot the bill. This is a landlord that will create problems in order to have to fix them and then claim it as an MCI. They are just evil, corrupt crooks.

Anonymous said...

Is this outside 447/449 East 14th Street? I walked by there yesterday and there were workers reseeding it for the 30th time only to have a golf cart run through it 20 minutes later. Maybe it's time to bring back those chain link borders.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yes, one of those photos is of the area in front of that building; the other photo was taken behind the building, near the hockey playground.