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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, June 7, 2009

An Unfortunate Addition

It was as glorious day in Stuyvesant Town as possible. Warm, sunny, the outdoors refreshing and both spirited and tranquil, depending on where one was sitting. The crowds filled the lawn (many people from outside of Stuy Town, it seems, but that's a subject for another post). So what do I spot at the Oval walkway, not far from the security booth? Four pieces of unpicked dog turd. (Unlike some posts at the old Tenants Forum, I won't be giving you close-ups, but the evidence is there, with photoshopped circles identifying the gifts.)

Now a few questions arise. Where is the security at the security booth to stop this crapping on the walkway and insistence that the turds be picked up? Where are the people with cajones to confront the dog owner who decided to leave the area without picking his or her dog's deposits up? (After all, the walkway, as well as the entire Oval, has been busy all day.) And what kind of fucked up dog owner just doesn't pick up after his/her dog?

As the evening progresses and visibility lessens, people will be certainly stepping into these deposits. Check your shoes before you enter your apartment!


Anonymous said...

Saw a pile outside 21 Oval when I came home this evening too.

(fittingly, the word verification for this post is OUTHO)


Anonymous said...

Shit is the Speyer trademark, so it is fitting that they leave their trademark around the property.

Anonymous said...

You mean Oval puke, Oval poop and Oval schmear aren't part of Oval Amenities/Essentials?

G-MONEY said...

Oh My God!
Dogshit on the ground?
Let's all take photos of it and complain about it.
Next time pick it up, loser.
If it is so offensive, MOVE

Violaine said...

I agree i have a dog, hes curbed never once pooped on or near the property..i see the little dogs on the grass peeing and pooping making it bad for everyone else. i think they should be penalized for not respecting the grounds