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Saturday, June 6, 2009


With all the moving trucks and vans parked around the loops, Stuyvesant Town residents can't help to notice that the annual ritual of move-outs from Stuy Town dorms has been in full swing, an event that's followed a couple of months down the line by student move-ins. Well, sometimes you just can't fit everything into that Moshe truck or daddy's van, so you have to leave some of your valued possessions behind....

Meanwhile, Tishman Speyer's dog rules are being broken wherever you look, wherever you go, and there's little visible enforcement from Stuy Town's crack security team. This was to be expected, of course, which is why Met Life maintained a no-dog policy in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village since the complex was built. But Tishman Speyer needed to attract market-rate tenants, so the company did away with the old policy, putting in rules that anyone with a thinking brain must have known would not be adhered to. I say, if you can't and won't enforce the dog rules, change the rules. Do something, rather than just lay back and let lawlessness, albeit of a petty nature in most cases, become a prominent theme on your property. These type of minor violations of the rules just increase a feeling that nothing matters in this community but self-interest--neighbors or courtesy be damned. This is just going to get worse, folks.

I like Dan Garodnick. Pleasant, good-looking guy. Always there at tenant meetings. A proponent of the "green" movement, sustainability, the environment, etc. So I was surprised to receive in the mail his latest "letter," which I'm sure most of you must have also received. It's a deluxe four-page color affair printed on high-quality, glossy paper. Something Bloomberg would put out. But definitely not environmentally friendly and definitely a waste of resources, taxpayer resources included. Come on, Dan, if you urge others to get with the green movement program, let's see your next letter printed on recycled paper using soy-based inks.

1 comment:

G-MONEY said...

The solution is to recycle this flyer, obviously. Is there nothing you don't whine about?