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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 continues.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Every $60 Counts

If you are losing money, the way Tishman Speyer is with Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, every $60 counts very dearly.



Now, I think we should offer competitive pricing. I'm willing to clean for $55. Do I hear $50?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How come the $60 doesn't include bedrooms?
Has anyone ever heard of such a thing?

It's like getting your car washed and having
them leave out the tires and windshield.

Anonymous said...

That's called a come on ad. You hire them for $60 , and when they are about to leave without cleaning bedroom they hit you up for another $60 per bedroom.Typical Tishman Speyer sleazy move.

Anonymous said...

I think it doesn't include bedrooms because in some apartments there are many "bedrooms" thanks to the dividing walls that have been put up to convert 1-bedrooms into two (or three!), etc., and in those apartments the "living room" is probably as small as the bathroom! They may not think that people with real full-size living rooms (rs tenants and non-dormies) would be interested in hiring them.

Anonymous said...

Why would anyone even CONTEMPLATE letting any of these people into their homes?

I don't care what it costs.

I can clean my own toilet. I live in it, why shouldn't I clean it?!?