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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:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Sloppy Work at Stuyvesant Town

A blog reader sent me the photos posted below. "Isn't Tishman-Speyer just doing a great job landscaping Stuy Town?" he asks. "I was just passing by the Ave C loop walking home and guess what I see? Giant holes in the sod that TS lad down. This looks really ugly and makes TS's landscaping look like it was done by an office temp with a bad attitude. Come on Tishman-Speyer, can't you lay down basic sod? It's not even growing grass. Zero effort involved and they still can't get it right. But we already knew that."


Anonymous said...

It looks as glorious as the Oval.

Anonymous said...

You should see the deep tire marks in *two* large patches of grass just inside the 16th St. side of the 1st Ave Loop. Moving van driven by a college asshole? "Security" officer on his way to bust a six-year-old on a bike? So breathtaking!

Anonymous said...

Those pathetic little strips of astro turf - or whatever it is they're using - reminds me of an old guy putting little toupes and comb-overs on his rapidly balding bonce! Fools no one and doesn't stay in place long.

Anonymous said...

Im sure uncle Jerry would NEVER let this happen at rock center

Anonymous said...

Yeah cause at Rock Center they pay REAL rents

Anonymous said...

We pay REAL rent at Stuyvesant Town too. You can't compare the cost of commercial rent to residential rent and TS knew what it was getting into when it bought Stuyvesant Town (with other people's pension money).

Anonymous said...

I was trying to be humorous ,I am certainly not siding with the TS sharks