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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, January 7, 2011

Another Rip-Off: Pay As You Go Amenities

Boy, Rose Associates and American Leisure are really trying to suck dry the Amenities concept. You will be glad to know that you can now pay $15 for certain Amenity events if you are not an Amenity member and just have to particulate in the Amenity excitement that's been thrilling Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper residents for a couple of years. Want to play poker with your fellow neighbors and eat some chips? Or watch The Fisher King via a bad DVD projection? And you are not a valued member of Oval Amenities--sorry, Oval "Essentials"? (You know, that valued member that now gets a muffin and a cup of coffee instead of brunch on Sundays.) Well, hand over just $15 per event and you can have the time of your life!

I can't wait to see what Rose Associates thinks up next to save money while separating you from your own.


Anonymous said...

They misspelled "OVALESSENTIALS". Should be "Oval-less-essentials".

Anonymous said...

I hope all the suckers who paid for membership are demanding their money back! What was it P.T. Barnum said .......?

Anonymous said...

These Oval facilities were illegally built and violate zoning regulations. The entire interior of ST/PCV is zoned residential. Only the perimeters are commercial. Only Oval Fitness is legal.

When is someone going to have the balls to take action on this issue ?

Anonymous said...

When is someone going to have the balls to take action on this issue ?

Maybe tha Tenants Association and Dan Garodnick will handle that! LOL

Anonymous said...

There were six, cont em six, dead rats near Oval Kids tonight. They were frozen to the ground. Are they putting down poison?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Maybe the rats had sampled the mini treats available nowadays at Oval Lounge's Sunday Spotlight.

Anonymous said...

That makes sense STR. They were found outside Oval Kids. They must of stopped in for a bite and died from the quality of the food.

Anonymous said...

If you see dead rats on the property, please contact the Health Department.

Anonymous said...

My question is why would anyone pay to participate in any of this crap? Never mind the fact that you are getting ripped off but add in the fact that you have a chance to contribute to the demise of the evil empire?!?


I don't know why any concerned resident would frequent any merchant that rents space from the Complex. First and foremost, the "Evil Essentials"....

Anonymous said...

"If you see dead rats on the property, please contact the Health Department."

It's easier to call the leasing office and get them jobs.