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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:

Friday, July 10, 2009

New York's New Senate Majority Leader

Surprise, surprise, it's Pedro Espada Jr!!!

Well, the Democrats have accepted him back into the fold after giving him an offer he just couldn't refuse. Espada is now, officially and once and for all, New York's Senate Majority Leader, the most powerful position in NY State after the Governorship.

This is also a notable hallmark for the Hispanic community. Or at least that's what Espada buddy, Senator Ruben Diaz, said when he took the Senate podium floor the other day:

"This is the greatest, biggest achievement our community has ever gotten."

I think we should be all proud of our State Senate and praise our new Majority Leader. Meanwhile, here are some instructions on tar and feathering:

In a typical tar-and-feathers attack, the subject of a crowd's anger would be stripped to the waist. Hot tar was either poured or painted onto the person while he or she was immobilized. Then the victim either had feathers thrown on him or her or was rolled around on a pile of feathers so that they stuck to the tar. Often the victim was then paraded around town on a cart or a rail. The aim was to hurt and humiliate a person enough to leave town and not cause any more mischief.


Anonymous said...

What a bunch of sleazy, pathetic losers. I hope they all get voted out in the next election. They are lower a snake's belly.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more with thec previous poster.
Espada has gotten a lot of money from real estate groups recently (the details of which he has refused to disclose in apparent violation of NY Election Law) so with him as Majority Leader we should not expect much improvement in RS laws until at least after e 2010 when I can only hope Espada and the other lowlife, Monserratte, are defeated in the Dem primary.

Anonymous said...

The elected officials in Albany provide us with a very strong case for limiting government powers and reducing the size and spending of goverment wherever possible. They are simply not capable.

Anonymous said...

That stupid moron thinks the Hispanic community is proud of him? What a cretin. He's done more to set back the Hispanic community and make it look like people of banana republic mentality (which it's not) than any strutting, imbecilic Latin American dictator possibly could have. He represents the Hispanic Community as well as Uncle Tom represents the African American community. When some people proclaim they're your friends, you better know you don't need any enemies! Both Espada and Monserratte are cartoon characters.

Anonymous said...

I will not for an incumbent no matter what the
circumstances. I am a democrat and to me
they all deserve a one-way ticket out of Albany.

Anonymous said...

Nice solution to the democratic process: tar and feathering. Hurry, I think you're wanted back at Guantanamo!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Tar and feathering is certainly what some of these scummy politicians deserve. Democracy in action!

Anonymous said...

What a shame. I was hoping the gridlock would continue for a while longer.