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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:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thank you, Town & Village

I wish to publicly thank Sabina Mollot and Town & Village for the write-up this blog received in the recent Town & Village weekly. Town & Village is an indispensable newspaper for all things Stuyvesant Town/Peter Copper Village, with access to both tenants and management, though the latter tends to respond with unbelievable spin or "no comment."

Town & Village is available in stores around the neighborhood. (The popular deli Lenz's always carries a good bunch.) And, of course, the newspaper is available through a subscription. In Manhattan, $12 for 52 weeks, $17 for 104 issues. Address is:

Town & Village
Circulation Dept.
20 West 22nd St., 9th fl.
New York, NY 10010

Editorial and Advertising Offices number: 212-777-6611

A neighborhood newspaper is vital for the lifeblood of a community, so please support Town & Village.


Anonymous said...

Today, December 28...a wonderful sunny day in Stuyvesant Town, and more imp;ortantly quiet. The students are home for the holidays and there are no dogs barking behind closed doors, no high heels clompint over my head, no loud noise during the early hours of the morning.
Last night was the first quiet uninterupted sleep I have had in a long time...
Maryel Cruise
9 Oval.

Anonymous said...

I am a Federally Disabled woman getting my social security and Medicare. I learned all about this government service at a health fair listing in the excellent selection Editor Sabina Mollott finds and publishes in each issue. It's the second page I read. Sabina has brought real class and quality to our local paper - it's definitely worth reading regularly!
Thanks! Susan Schoenbaum, Stuy Town