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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:

Sunday, August 23, 2009

"Fatal Shooting in Stuyvesant Town" - Not Really

1010 Wins is reporting a fatal early morning shooting "in Stuyvesant Town," but according to their own report the incident happened on Ave. A "outside a Mediterranean restaurant." Very sloppy headline that I'm sure Jerry and Robbie don't want to see. Let's see if other news sources make the same mistake.

Update: The Daily News has an accurate report about the above incident, which was not even outside of a "Mediterranean" restaurant, unless China has moved. Forbidden City is the place, and you can familiarize yourself with it from the comments on Yelp. Forbidden City mostly gets an Asian crowd, but can get diverse, too. Located less than a full block from Stuy Town.

8/24 Update: NY Daily News. The dead bouncer is 42 year old father who tried to break up a fight at the tail end of a Latin Night at the lounge.

8/25 Update: "An ex-con from East Harlem was busted Monday for gunning down a bouncer and wounding two other men outside a popular East Village club...." NY Daily News.


Anonymous said...

It seems that things go full circle. Up until a few years ago the area was known as "Alphabet City" and was notorious for drugs and violence. Then it got gentrified and expensive and it's becoming notorious for drugs and violence. The neighborhood just got better dressed, that's all. A trendier set of lowlife!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why this story has the words "Stuyvesant Town" attached to it. It has nothing to do with us.

Nobody made such a big deal when the guy got shot in the head while sitting on a bench at Campos Plaza in broad daylight about a year or so ago. Got shot for a $20 debt, right across the street, and the folks from that neighborhood wander back and forth through ST all the time.

This kind of thing happens in NYC nightlife constantly. Look at the crime stats for the west side where all the hip-hop clubs are...

Anonymous said...

Hey 'moderator', the article doesn't say IN Stuy Town as you allege. It says:

'Fatal Shooting Near Stuyvesant Town'


Stuy Town Reporter said...

Stupid, or rather, silly you. Because that's what it said in the morning, until it was changed later in the day. Since I figured this would probably happen (and that I'd eventually get a snarky comment like yours), I took a screen capture, which I'll post just for you. Now go back to your side of the aisle and behave.

Anonymous said...

"Now go back to your side of the aisle and behave."

Not everyone who disagrees with you is associated with LL, you do know that right?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

You're right. It could be a fan of 1010 Wins.

Anonymous said...

Why no news about the local bars donating money today? This could be a nice to thing to add.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Done. And thanks for the heads up.