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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 continues.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

And Now for Something Completely Different....



Though the Oval lawn remains a disaster (and will probably continue to do so throughout the year), the flowers around the Oval provide a charming respite from the city and speak to what has been the best of Stuyvesant Town in years past and what continues to make residents feel that they are in an oasis in the middle of Manhattan.











Happy Fourth of July!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who are you and what have you done with the Stuy Town Reporter?

Anonymous said...

Damm flowers ! Ever since they put these things in I've been sneezing and coughing all year long !!!




LOL........

Anonymous said...

Nick did it.

Anonymous said...

What a "glorious bloom"!

Anonymous said...

Oh yes! A glorious bloom decorating the glorious swamp! An oasis!

Anonymous said...

"The residents of Stuyvesant would like to thank the ground staff for their dedication." -- NH

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Well, if you decide to take a look today at the flowers on the northwest section of the Oval, watch out for the dog crap someone didn't pick up on the walkway nearby. This is almost in the same area I photographed with a similar problem not long ago, close by the guard booth. I don't know if it's just one dog owner or more (I suspect the latter), but this unwillingness to pick up after one's dog--and along the Oval walkway--is getting to be a standard now. I don't understand the mentality here.

Anonymous said...

The mentality you don't understand is the same mentality that makes one's "neighbors" come in a 2Am and clop around the bedroom waking people up.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this respite from the constant litany of complaints: it's nice to see you acknowledge for once that there are some nice landscape features here in our oasis. Happy 4th to you, as well