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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, July 23, 2009

More Pimping of Stuy Town?

A reader of this blog sent in the following photos of a supposed "legal notice" placed on an Oval lamppost warning Stuyvesant Town residents that the Oval grounds are being used for a TV shoot of a series produced by Style Kings Production, and that if you enter the area you approve to have your image used, etc., etc.

I wasn't able to find any information online about a "Style Kings Production," so at this point I'm assuming that this notice was put up by some amateur filmmakers (ie, film students) and that Stuy Town hasn't approved it. Hopefully this is not legit. Otherwise, another inconvenience as landlord Tishman Speyer keeps on pimping the complex.


Anonymous said...

I think last night's "art war" at the Oval was being shot with a couple of handheld cameras, so that explains the phony, "throughout the universe" legal notice. (And never mind the misspelling of 'therefore.')


Anonymous said...

By entering the property we consent ... blah blah blah? How about they get our consent because we live here! I have serious doubts about the legality of that notice!

Fer*Cambe said...

I think that its time that the oval get a gate, lock, and all of us get some keys to NYC 3rd private park...

Check out my blog about the city's 2nd private park Locks from other people not picking up after their dogs people!

Anonymous said...

Art Battles regularly film their events for their website. They had permission:

Anonymous said...

This was a further violation of usage of the common areas for commercial gain.

Stuyvesant Town is zoned for residential use and residential use ONLY.

All of the Oval Amenities (including the concierge service) violate that zoning, and all these commercially sponsored events violate the zoning.

All the artwork was for sale. This was a strictly commercial event that appropriated the common space with no benefit to the community.

Why nobody is burning Tishman's ass for this is beyond me. We deserve a rent reduction.

Anonymous said...

"Therefor" and "therefore" are two different words.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Bloombluster's friends can do anything they want. They are above the law, as is he.