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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.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall Foliage in Stuyvesant Town



Though there's a different kind of "fall" awaiting this complex, it's good to enjoy whatever blessings we get--via nature. A faithful reader of this blog sent in these photos of the fall foliage at the Oval. (Thank you!)





Of course, we seem to be in the middle of winter right now, but hopefully we can enjoy the fall season for a while longer.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The beautiful fall folliage is courtesy of the old trees that Tishman Speyer hasn't cut down. Yet. The hordes of sticks that they planted two feet from each other offer nothing but danger. Let's hope that this dimwitted regime doesn't start attacking what's left of our original beautiful trees.

Anonymous said...

These pictures are gorgeous! I'm glad people still are able to appreciate beauty and happiness in Stuy Town.