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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, March 11, 2011

Forget Ikea NYU Chic -- This is a Stuy Town Apartment!

It's a three-bedroom, but it shows you just what you can do with a Stuy Town apartment. I wonder how James deals with those ugly ceiling beams?

Speck by Speck, Dust Piles Up - NY Times


Anonymous said...

Never thought I'd be saying this but I'd take Ikea over this Bates Motel clutter any day.

Anonymous said...

James can't see the ceiling beams because they are obliterated by all the clutter!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And not seeing the beams is a good thing!

Anonymous said...

It's better than those empty airbnb ST hotel apartments.

Anonymous said...

The cat he's holding is probably one of hundreds he's hoarding. Someone should call the ASPCA!!!

Anonymous said...

Re: Airbnb ST hotel apartments, I live on 14th and every weekend I see people arriving and leaving with luggage and it is totally obvious from the way they behave and overhearing their conversations (usually on cell phones) that they are "hotel" customers. They're not even subtle or discreet about it! No wonder we are infested with bedbugs.

Anonymous said...

Nice socks.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather live near this guy than those anti-social, narcististic Ikea shits any time. He has carpets and furniture to absorb the noise and I doubt he drunkenly woohoos his way home at 4 in the morning like the lousy, fucking transients do. said...

I was going to say ... well just about the same thing that everyone else said. But the first commment and its reference to the Bates Motel sums it up best.