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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.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:

Meanwhile: Freedom of Information:

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Bloomberg Wins, But Only By 5%

According to the final results it wasn't the blow-out that was expected. 49% of New Yorkers voted AGAINST Bloomberg, with 46% voting for Bill Thompson. Considering the amount of obscene money Bloomberg spent in this election, this margin of victory is pathetic. But, of course, His Royal Arrogance won't get the message.

And over at the NY Times an analysis of just how Bloomberg won and how important Democrats (including President Obama), with a complicit New York media, stood aside to let him win. Read it and weep.


Anonymous said...

Obama has lost my vote. Asshole!

Anonymous said...

I hope the New Yorkers who didn't turn out to vote for Thompson because they thought it was a lost cause are feeling really disgusted with themselves. Maybe it's time to make voting mandatory, like jury duty.

Anonymous said...

It was sad to see in the NYT online maps that Bloomberg carried Stuy Town and PCV. It's hard to believe that a majority of voters in our community either didn't understand the difference between Bloomberg's and Thompson's positions on rent stabilization and MCIs or just didn't care.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I hate to say it, but I think our community, which is chiefly white, voted for the white (safe) candidate. To them, Thompson brought up bad memories of Dinkens and crime, etc. They voted for supposed physical security over housing security. Wasn't that Giuliani's message when he spoke in favor of Bloomberg to Brooklyn's Hasidic community?