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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, September 16, 2009

The Shameless 29 Winners and Losers

Voting to rescind the will of voters regarding two-term limits did not prove to be much of an encumbrance to many who were involved in yesterday's Democratic Primary. Thankfully Alan Gerson lost, as did the scandal-plagued Maria Baez (the latter not by much, however). The results do not bode well for William Thompson, the Party's challenger to Mayor-for-Life Mike Bloomberg. But it ain't over till the fat lady sings!

Losers (asterisk indicates running for third term):

*Alan Gerson
*Maria Baez
*Helen Sears
*Kendall Stewart


*Christine Quinn
*Robert Jackson
Inez Dinkens
*G. Oliver Kopell
*Larry Seabrook
*Helen Foster
*Leroy Comrie
Thomas White
*James Sanders
*Diana Reyna
Sara Gonzalez
Darlene Mealy

Remaining (unopposed or not running)

*Erik Martin Dilan
*Simcha Felder
*Lewis Fidler
*Melinda Katz
*Michael Nelson
*Domenic Recchia
*Joel Rivera
James Vacca
*Al Vann
*Peter Vallone, Jr
*David Yassky

Heading to jail:

*Miguel Martinez (resigned his seat)


Anonymous said...

Quinn only narrowly beat her opponent (52/48)and she was expected to be a "shoo-in." That was a good sign.

Anonymous said...

Months ago there were press reports that if Bloomberg won reelection Quinn would be appointed a Deputy Mayor as her payoff for supportting the change in term limits. We shall see...

Anonymous said...

I see that the owner of Town and Village newspaper is endorsing Bloomberg's re-election. Fortunately, that is probably the most inconsequential little rag in the entire city and has very few readers, but it shows what a lot of us have always suspected: it is an advocate of the landlord and is not on the side of the tenants. I certainly won't be renewing my subscription to this publication.

Anonymous said...

Not to change the subject, but has anyone else noticed that these so-called "Arborists" have been going round lopping the limbs of perfectly healthy trees? Why? What is the reason for this? Does Rob Speyer simply hate trees and likes to mutilate them?

Anonymous said...

I too noticed that several trees had been mutilated. Very bizarre. It looks like they've been attached by Freddy whatsisname (Kruger?) from those gory movies! I suspect it is another example of the Speyer Stupidity that we have been subjected to for the last three years. When will it end!