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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:

Monday, August 31, 2009

East Side Bars Donate

Several East Side bars (Drop Off Service, Planet Rose, Forbidden City, Common Ground, Habibi Lounge, and Superdive) are donating 50% of their take on Monday, Aug. 31 (all day and night) for a college fund for Eric "Taz" Pagan's two children. Pagan was the victim of last week's shooting outside of Forbidden City.

More info and updates can be found at:


Anonymous said...

Ok, but I didn't mean rip it verbatim off of LL.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

You either are kidding or have a pissy attitude, considering the circumstances. YOU asked me to put up a notice about the donations. What I wrote is taken from the EV Grieve site. Since LL has his info in quotes, with a link to the same site, one assumes he received his info from the same source.

Give it break. It ain't working.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And my text is not verbatim. So either read with more diligence or get some new reading glasses.