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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, January 13, 2010

No Heat Stuy

Above: Stuyvesant Town tenant thawing out after another cold night in his ST apartment.

As we are in one of the coldest winter cycles we have seen, we must note how much "attentiveness" and care our landlord Tishman Speyer is giving us during this freeze. Just within the temperature levels allowed by law. Thank you, Jerry and Rob, once again!


Anonymous said...

My apartment is so hot most evenings that I have to open the windows. Then in the middle of the night when the heat is off I wake up freezing

Anonymous said...

My heat never works. I have to call them tocome to my apartment to check it. They rub some device on the wall and say they will look into it. The best is one day when gentleman left he got on his walkie talkie in the hall and lit up a cigarette.

Anonymous said...

I hardly ever get heat. On days and nights when the temperature has been in the 20s, nothing. I bought two flat portable space heaters (really great ones by DeLonghi at Bed Bath and Beyond). That works. But it is not energy efficient, and since the landlord pays utilities, in my case they still end up paying the cost to heat the apartment.

Anonymous said...

I have two space heaters too that I keep on 24/7 when I'm home. All night every night at the very least. My apartment would be like an ice box otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Sure sounds like the computerized heating system is working just fine (did we get stuck with an MCI for this as we did with the defective windows?)

Anonymous said...

Please note that I recommend lodging heating complaints with New York City Department of Buildings using 311 Hotline. I contacted an attorney in the Legal Department who stated there is a distinct rise in the number of these complaints and legal action by the Buildings Department as well as fines and penalties may be levied as a result.

Anonymous said...

My heat does not work. Has never been working. I have launched a complain a thousand times. There is no response from the management. I would never recommend living in stuy town.

Sixto Lopez said...

Me and my wife are Legally blind. We are temporary Tenants since 7/6/16 to maybe 4/2017 due to our apartment at Associated Blind on 23rd street is completed in renovation. Since 10/1/16 to present . Our apartment 9G in bldg.240 has been without heat on and off. Day and night. Many no heat Complaints have went to management and public safety. Not to exclude our Associated Blind Landlord Don Smith and temporary relocation coordinator,Nelson Lopez. Showing our on going on off no heat. We thank Sty town for its endeavors in online showing Tenants here have the very same no heat Complaints. There are times that it will be ok-but to be shut down within an hour. Especially when sleeping. We are rest broken from this. We've to reached out to Debbie Salvation,Sr. Manager Resident Relations by email. It's funny how twice a maintenance worker has come into the apartment with a laser gun device. So to say your are OK for now. So after there leave the very same Complaints are readdressed. This automatic heat system doesn't work.

Sixto Lopez said...

Today is 21/31/16 and me and my wife Leola Lopez in bldg.240 apt#9G have made numerous Complaints on no heat since the December cold. The tricks of turn on the heat before maintenance come has to stop. Once they come they say the heat is on now. After they leave no more. When we call in no heat we are left to feel like crap for complaining. We stopped calling in. Debbie Sabatino,Daune Gray,Fadia Ademovic. And too Don Smith and Nelson Lopez whom all have been communicated with . Have been blind,deaf,dum and crippled to the asking please leave the heat on. Especially at nights. Now we're sick as a result refusing to leave the heat on. Is there anyone else experiencing no heat as us?

Sixto Lopez said...

Please note.That around 5:30pm today
USPS came to bldg 240 and lefted our
PKG in the lobby not us in apt 9G. The PKG was from Amazon. A wireless Bluetooth foldable keyboard for my wife who's legally blind. We filed our Complaints with USPS for not delivered to the door. Plus a Complaint with Amazon and I called Stuyvesant Town Public Safety to make a report. They have refused to send anyone and said they would. An NYPD report was too made-but we feel your are retaliating against us for pending legal action for no heat. Tomorrow in court. Real nice people here . Steel our property .