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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:

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Wobbly Swing Back?

It now appears that Democrat Hiram ("MonsterRat")Monserrate may be having second thoughts about joining the Republican coalition. He walked about of the Senate chamber today, telling reporters outside, "You can't have coalition government with two Democrats. We need to continue to work on that. My role here is to make sure the Democratic Party is at the table." Aside from MonsterRat and Espada, no Democrats showed up in the chamber today.

Meanwhile, Tom Duane has thought things over (ie, gotten a lot of heated feedback from New Yorkers). Quoting the NY Times:

Senator Thomas K. Duane, a liberal Manhattan Democrat who had remained in his hotel room since Monday and skipped meetings with Senate Democrats — leading to speculation about his party loyalties — resolved on Wednesday to remain with the Democratic caucus, his staff said. "He needed some time to reassess," said Mark Furnish, Mr. Duane’s counsel.

It just may be that Espada will be the lone Democrat in the Republican coalition, denying the 32 vote majority needed to pass any bill/law. Stalemate?


Anonymous said...

Tom Duane is going to have a lot of time to "reassess" if he sells us out for his gay marriage agenda. All the time in the world when he is out of a job. I will campaign with all my might, mouth and money against him if that happens.

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