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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, July 3, 2011

6AM Sunday Wake-Up Call for 20th Street Loop Residents

Photo taken about 6:20am by a 20th Street Loop resident who just couldn't take it anymore.

So you think you have it bad with those loud Oval concerts and coffee trucks? Are they disturbing your peace?

Well, consider yourselves fortunate that you don't live around the 20th Street Loop, which saw Stuyvesant Town work crews bringing out bulk items from the surely nasty 522 building, and at what time? 6AM!!!

Yes, in the noise-gift-that-keeps-on-giving here lately, some brain decided that it would be good to wake up residents living nearby 522 at this early hour with the banging, throwing, crashing of junk being piled up for the disposal truck that came by later.

So Stuy Town, how's your 4th of July weekend so far?


Anonymous said...

Stuyvesant Town has become a living hell. There is nothing anymore to distinguish it from any other scruffy part of the city. Oasis? No more. TS and Rose have made damn sure of that. Maybe we should find out where Adam Rose lives (far away from here, I'm sure!) and all of us make sure he doesn't get any peace and quiet 24/7.

Anonymous said...

I live in that area and the noise did wake me up. I finally went back to sleep when the thunderstorms came. The Mother Nature cure.

Anonymous said...

There's no reason for whatever went on in the 20th Street Loop today. Adam Rose should be sentenced to live here for a month. He should live in a "flex" apartment so his "foyer" has no window. Part of his living arrangement has to be that he has NYU above him and next to him. Woo hoo! He has to take down his own recycling stuff and do his own laundry in the Mac Gray machines. Give him a storage unit where people have piled up their bikes and junk and where he can enjoy the rats scurrying by. His windows have to face the Oval, right by an endlessly humming food truck so he can enjoy the sounds and smells and his apartment has to be on a low floor so there's a good chance the building's rodents will visit him. We don't want him to miss a note of a concert either. Hey Adam. WTF?

Anonymous said...

No wonder people leave this place on the weekends. Rock bands in the afternoon, food trucks at night and now garbage hurling in the morning?


Anonymous said...

When Speyer ran the complex, they brought out the recyclables in the Ave C loop every Wednesday at 5 AM, yes, 5 AM. They would throw bags of glass into a pile. At around 7 AM the homeless would come to shift through the bags for deposit bottles. This would go on every Wednesday, week after week.

I endured over 6 years of shit like this... then I got smart. I moved. Stuyvesant Town was a bucolic oasis for decades. I guess I was very fortunate to gave enjoyed it for so many years.