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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:

Monday, January 19, 2009

Another Slap in the Face to New Yorkers

NY Post's Fredric U. Dicker reports that Caroline Kennedy will be the next Senator from New York, appointed by Governor Paterson to take over Hillary Rodham Clinton's place when Clinton assumes the Secretary of State job. Writes Dicker:

"The contenders based their conclusion on the view that Paterson, after nearly two months of indecision, would 'greatly embarrass' and 'entirely humiliate' Kennedy, anger her prominent political family and even offend President-elect Barack Obama by picking someone other than President John F. Kennedy's daughter."

Another theory has it that Paterson will secure the payback of political and financial support from the Kennedys once he is up for election.

Dicker's prediction may prove to be foolhardy (it smacks of an over-reliance on limited sources), but if it comes true, the appointment of Caroline Kennedy will once again show how sleazy politics is being played at the expense of New Yorkers. I think Paterson is better than this, and so am holding out the hope that someone far more experienced and worthy for the position will be appointed. If not, it will be time to add Paterson to the list of politicos that will have to go come election time. We really have to clean house everywhere.


Anonymous said...

I guess Carolyn Maloney is just not rich enough or well-connected enough (even though she could run rings around Caroline Kennedy as far as qualifications and experience go) and Andrew Cuomo is just in the wrong family at the wrong time, notwithstanding all his experience and skills.

AnnieMae said...

Lord Mayor For Life Billionaireberg always gets his way. After all, he has the money to buy whomever he wants.