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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, October 5, 2009

The Return of Cabbages

I know a lot of you (yes, you know who you are) will be overjoyed at the return to Stuyvesant Town of cabbages. These charming decorative cabbages are perfect for this time of year and much appreciated by Stuy Town mice and rats who, with the lessening of human picnics on the Oval grounds, would have had a hard time seeking out food to live on through the winter months. Expect the aroma of rotting cabbages some time early next year, but that will be a small price to pay for the visual bounty we are getting and the food supply for our little (and not so little) rodent friends.


Anonymous said...

The cabbages made their reappearance in PCV on Friday. I remarked to my wife that shortly they would be either eaten or start rotting. Yet another genius decision by The Boy Wonder Robbie and his dynamic (or is it demonic? )team.

Anonymous said...

I watched a rat run back and forth (in broad daylight) between the playground 11 fence and 16 Oval. It jumped out right in front of 2 teens who recoiled at the sight.

Rat sightings in all parts of the complex are now commonplace. I've been told by residents of 8 Stuy Oval that there are rats infesting their carriage room, and I wouldn't be surprised to hear that other buildings are too. This is simply outrageous.

Between the filth and the lawlessness, Stuyvesant Town just outright sucks now. It's a slum, and only better than a NYC Housing project in that it's inhabited by a wealthier class.

Anonymous said...

The ugliest cabbage of them all comes up on the right as you click on this blog. I'm speaking of the cabbage who "bought" the property with other people's money.

Anonymous said...

Everyone should read this:

Our POS landlord had a LOT to do with this amoral little meglamaniac crushing democracy and going for a third term. I hope we get our revenge in November at the polling booths!