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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:

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Someone Please Fire Stuy Town's Security Chief

Well, it happened. An elderly woman got knocked down by a speeding bicycle on the 20th Street Loop and wound up in the hospital. According to Town & Village, a rep for Tishman Speyer had the audacity to state that security is "vigilant" in enforcing the rules in Stuyvesant Town (which includes no bike riding). BULLSHIT.

Our security team is regrettably NOT vigilant (aside from a rare employee or two). Security allows bike riding right before their noses, as well as other infringements of the rules (dogs off leash, dogs on grass, etc.) Our security SUCKS overall.

The culpability rests at the top, so--SOMEONE PLEASE FIRE OUR SECURITY CHIEF. He is either clueless or, if clued in, doesn't give a damn.


Anonymous said...

Security is about as good as our laundry equipment. TOTALLY FUCKING USELESS, INFERIOR AND A WASTE OF SPACE AND MONEY.

Anonymous said...

The problem does not lie with the Chief of Security. The problem is caused by a management that is loathe to correct behavior of people paying (near) market rents. The landlord adopted a "hands off" policy because they are not willing to lose any paying renters, no matter how badly they affect the quality of life here, and have instructed their Security staff accordingly.

Unfortunately, the bad apples infect the whole bunch, and the bad behavior spreads far and wide as newcomers and long time residents see that their are no boundaries to their behavior, so they just do as they please.

Does anyone think these problems will go away if the place goes co-op ?

Anonymous said...

I don't think the problems will go away if the place goes co-op and I don't know why anybody would want to sink their hard-earned money into buying an apartment in a glorified project.

Exlongtimer said...

The comment about the attitude of owners and management rings true.
Without a mandate from them,Public Safety has their hands tied.The current Chief is
A good man but is doing as he is told.
For all of the knocks thrown at them,there
Are a number of dedicated hard workers who
Over the years made a major difference
In both safety and quality of life in the
Community.these guys had a reputation with
NYPD Brass and the NY County professionals.
The city has changed,but these guys were the reason
That the days of a robbery or two a day
Which was common back in the early 80'
Came to an end in PCVST ahead of the pace of the rest of the city. People forget,but the force under former
FBI agent Bob Scimeme and "The Chief" Pete
Herkenham seemed to be eager to do the job. Maybe it's
Time to give these guys a call back,give
Them the word and see if they can put
Some energy and morale back into the
Rank and file to once again "Protect and Serve"


Anonymous said...

It's absolutely true that Stuyvesant Town police are useless. They acosted me once when I was lying on the bench relaxing one summer night. I also see them harass dog owners and threaten them with summons for walking near grass. It's ridiculous when there is garbage and cigarette butts everywhere and no people are bothered by the police for making Stuytown now look like a landfill