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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. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." 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. Sorry.

Monday, August 3, 2009

"Like being in a campus."

Here's a NY Post video report on Stuyvesant Town from May of last year.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Like being in a campus." Exactly. Only thing is, it isn't a campus and shouldn't feel like one.

Anonymous said...

It's clear from this video why the oval is infested with rats now. All those picnics! I can't wait until the rats get so bold that they decide not to wait until everyone's packed up and gone home before they come scampering out to grab their share! Eeew! OMG! I can just see those shrill girls and stupid-looking frat boys freaking out! I hope there's someone there to capture it on video.

Anonymous said...

Is that you in the video?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Not that I can see!