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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, April 20, 2009

The Dead Forests of Stuyvesant Town

Folks who live in the Stuyvesant Town Oval addresses at the north-eastern part of the Oval have the pleasure of several dead forests surrounding them. Few things say how much Rob Speyer has devastated Stuyvesant Town than the dead trees that have been around for months and which show no signs of life.

Picture above is one of the dead trees. Below is one area, as you head up the hill from the 20 Street Loop.

Here you work your way down, near the loop off of 1st Avenue:

And below is Stuy Town 15 Oval. This looked nice in late summer of last year, when newly put in, but as you can see the once vibrantly green plantings are expiring. All these photos were taken this morning, April 20th.


Anonymous said...

Rob Speyer killed the trees and plants and the comfort, security and spirit of what was a wonderful community. His actions can't be defended and the damage he caused can't be fixed. He's greedy, ignorant, destructive and ugly.

Anonymous said...

Sad, sad, sad. Those of us who have lived here for many years can't believe the acres of mud, dead trees and general mess this management has made of our once well cared for community.

Anonymous said...

You ain't seen nuthin' yet!

Given the enormous negative cash-flow torrent, I don't think the landlord can even afford the bags of seed, let alone the hired hands to plant them.

Wait 'til the summer breezes start kicking up swirling clouds of dust across the Oval.

Brown is the new Green!

Anonymous said...

Rob Speyer is like a big dose of Agent Orange.

Anonymous said...

"He's greedy, ignorant, destructive and ugly."

And those are just his good points!