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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 continues.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Case of the Missing Cabbages



There were thousands of them, all over Stuyvesant Town. Cabbages being planted either for their aesthetic value or for food for the Speyers when the economy really tanks and even the multi-millionaires will have to wait on the soup line.

A couple of weeks ago, Stuy Town workers were planting a nice cabbage patch covering the entire island area picture above, in front of the Community Center. One week they were there--all new plantings--and the next week they were gone!!!

Here today, gone tomorrow. But why?

There is no reasonable explanation for planting something one week and removing the plantings the next. Work hours, time, money, sweat wasted.

So, some "planner" screwed up, or else a new fact emerged about the cabbage patches. Perhaps it was found out that they are an excellent breeding ground and food source for vermin--like rats and mice. (I don't think we have any bunnies hopping around here in Stuy Town.)

There are still cabbage patches all around Stuy Town, but some have mysteriously disappeared after being newly planted. The people have a right to know why! At least for a good laugh at management and confirmation that these chumps have little idea what they are doing.

4 comments:

Edna Doodle said...

Stuffed Cabbage (6 servings)

12 large cabbage leaves
Small piece salt pork
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
1 egg, beaten
1/4 c. milk
1/4 c. chopped onion
1 c. cooked rice
1 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. pepper 8 oz. can tomato sauce
1 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce


Place cabbage leaves in boiling water for 3 minutes until limp; drain. Fry salt pork pieces; set aside. Combine beef, pork, egg, milk, onion, rice and seasonings; mix well. Place 1/4 cup meat mixture into cabbage leaves. Roll and put into slow cooker/Crock Pot (fasten with toothpicks if desired). Combine tomato sauce, lemon juice, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce; pour over leaves. Add salt pork and drippings. Cook on low 7-9 hours, or on high 4 to 5 hours.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Thanks, Edna. I may need that recipe. We all may need it!

AnnieMae said...

Gee Edna, and all that time I thought that the rumbling and gas explosions came from the Con Ed plant!

Anonymous said...

FEW RESIDENTS REMEMBER PCV-STY WAS THE INFAMOUS GAS WORKS, NEAR THE DOCKS. THE GAS WORKS AND THE DOCKS ARE GONE, HOWEVER THEIR IMMIGRANTS.. RATS & MICE REMAIN. AS A RETIRED WORKER FOR MAINTENCE IN PCV-STY, I KNOW THAT WE HAD TO ONLY PLANT GRASS, EVEN HAD TO REMOVE IVY BECAUSE THIS GAVE HOUSING FOR THE RAT POPULATION. IT WAS NOT AN ASETHIC CHOICE TO HAVE PLAIN CLEAR GROUNDS.. JUST A PRATICAL SANITARY MEASURE.. LETTING GO & IGNORING THE WISDOM OF WORKERS & EXPERINCED MANAGERS.. HAS LED TO THIS DISASTER. BECAUSE WE LIVE NEAR THE RIVER, RATS ARE LONG TERM RESIDENTS, THAT NEITHER LAWYERS NOR LANDSCAPERS CAN IGNORE. WE NEED THE PIED-PIPER, AND PAY HIM TO RID & RESOLVE PCV-STY (HAMELIN) OF ITS PROBLEMS.