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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, January 23, 2009

It's Kirsten Gillibrand!

Why, of course! How could we not know it would be her! Silly New Yorkers.


Anonymous said...

I wonder what she's done recently for Governor Patterson?

Anonymous said...

I think he chose her for one simple reason - to help him get elected in 2010. Paterson will be running for election for Gov for the first time . Since he is from NYC he probably (and rightfully) believes his level of support there is higher than Upstate. Gillibrand represents a district that extends from Poughkeepsie to the Adirondacks which was held by Republicans for many years until she was elected in 2006.Guess who is going to be standing next to Paterson on his Upstate campaign swings?

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Paterson wanted someone from upstate. Fine. But to pick someone with all of two years service in the House? How can Paterson possibly claim she's the best person for the job? He may have just won over a bunch of upstaters and moderates with this obviously political pick, but NYC libs control the $$$ and they're gonna be POed! Paterson just left Gillibrand and himself open to primary challenges in 2010.

Anonymous said...

We (NYC) would have been much better off with Caroline Kennedy or Carolyn Mahoney. Patterson is proving to be another upstate mook unconcerned with where the money has come from and continues to come from. We should bring back the NYC commuter tax, or leave the state. WTF does NY State do for NYC besides help the landlords soak the tenants? Albany politics make Chicago's look clean.