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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:

Friday, June 18, 2010

Mexican Gang Tags Stuy Town

With so many Mexican workers in and around Stuy Town, you knew it would come to this. At the seat of one of the benches around the Oval (near the Security Booth of all places!), we found this "La Raza Loca" tagging.

Viva Mexico!


Anonymous said...

The only Mexicans I see in and around Stuyvesant Town are the delivery guys from Associated and they don't look a bit like the guys in that photograph. I think STR is being alarmist and racist.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

You don't get around much, do you?

Mexicans are working all around and in Stuy Town, not just Associated. And that gang tag IS there on the bench. And I ended my post with "Viva Mexico!"

So you are being the racist by raising race when there is no racism, but reporting.

Anonymous said...

These days if you use the word "Mexican" in a sentence that doesn't read "All Mexicans, including illegal Mexicans who have committed violent felonies, are welcome in the U.S. and deserve free health care, education etc from the government", you are a racist.
At least that is the view of all too many of our super liberal neighbors

Anonymous said...

"With so many Mexican workers in and around Stuy Town, you knew it would come to this."
This is not reporting.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

No, but the tagging of that bench is.

Anonymous said...

Mayor Bloomberg welcomes illegal immigrants, so who are we to complain? We all know that Lord Mayor for Life is infallible on all issues. He's even more infallible than the Pope, who's only infallible on matters of doctrine. If Lord Mayor for Life Bloomberg says it's so, who are we mere mortals to argue with Him?