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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:

Sunday, January 2, 2011

That's All, Folks! And thanks for your money!

Subscribers to Stuyvesant Town's amenities were in for a shock this Sunday when, instead of seeing the normal breakfast/brunch meal that's been the staple of the amenities package for so long, their eyes were met by a choice of a muffin, mini-banana loaf or a bagel at Oval Lounge. Coffee or tea, included, thank you.

For many, the amenity $20 a-month package (plus $250 initiation fee) was only justified by the weekly Sunday breakfast/brunches. These folks will now have a choice of whether a muffin and a cup of coffee per week is a good deal for the money they offer up.

So, Rose Associates continues to push the spiral downward of this complex, even in these "valued" amenities. Pretty soon there will only be crumbs left.


Anonymous said...

That's pathetic! Serves em right though for encouraging these so-called "amenities" in the first place. This was a deliberate ploy on the part of TS to segregate MR and RS tenants. I doubt many RS tenants took an interest in the "amenities." The people who subscribed should demand their money back.

Anonymous said...

Pretty insulting to see that today. They call it "Sunday Spotlight" or something like that. Why would you want to put a spotlight on a reduction of an amenity? Stupid spin.

I'm an amenities member, and I urge all of us to stop paying monthly dues over this poor joke. The only justification for belonging was this Sunday brunch and certainly not the bagel offered on Saturday at Oval Study or the months old films shown in a poor DVD projection at Oval Film.

Anonymous said...

LOL ! Suckers !!!

Anonymous said...

I am an amenities member and am not surprised. I never really liked waiting in that ridiculous line anyway. In any case, we have bigger problems than muffins v. omelettes. Amenities mean nothing if you have no heat and your security is being breached because maintenance and public safety staff is being cut to the bare minimum. How many residents know that now if you call with an after-hours maintenance request, you no longer get resident services, but get directed to public safety. This means if you are calling about a potential mugging, you are competing with someone who is calling about a clogged drain. Somehow didn't see that in the newsletter...

Anonymous said...

The line of stragglers waiting to get into the so-called "free breakfast" at the Oval Lounge on Sunday mornings is pathetically sad. What a motley crew?! Reminds me a pics of the unemployed lining up for the bread lines during the depression.
"Brother, can you spare a dime?"
I even witnessed a nasty verbal confrontation between one of the old-time rent stabilized tenants and one of the newer, market rate suckers over the last remaining stale, rancid muffin...hahaha. If it wasn't so funny, it would be so sad! This place is two steps away from becoming a dump. So sad!

Anonymous said...

Did they cut back on brunch for the day or is this a permanent change?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I believe it's a permanent change, as when I was passing by Oval Lounge I saw more Sunday Spotlights announced.

Muffin Top said...

You DO know the muffins and bagels served at the "amenities" are pulled from DD's garbage the night before, right?