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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:

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Stuy Town Residents Prepare to Evacute Stuyvesant on Saturday

Many residents who live around the Oval area or partake of its garden-like surroundings have learned their lesson this year and are making plans to flee the complex this Saturday, a weekly occurrence that should be happening for the rest of July at least.

Yup, it's another "Summer on the Oval" event invading the quiet space of the Oval grounds this Saturday. Ovalicious Mambo ["Ovalicious"?--who thought that up?--yech!] "follows the lives of 10 dynamic young New Yorkers as they experience love, loss, hope and redemption against the urban backdrop of the lower east side in the summer." Oh, good, just what I can see with a five-minute walk down from 14 St, but then again some ST/PCV residents may be too lazy or too fearful of heading down Avenues A, B or C after playing bacci ball or sipping their Joy Luck coffee near the Oval Fountain to experience the LES as it really is. Much better to take in this bullshit art-farted-up performance of clean and non-smelly street life, where, instead of tattooed and pierced gutter punkers, drug lords with their non-muzzled pit bulls and flea-ridden panhandlers reeking of Thunderbird and Night Train Express, you will find spiffy-dressed American Leisure staff giving away balloons to your kids and application forms for Oval Essentials. There will be dancing from the Roschman Dance Company (dancing which looks more like gymnastics to me, but what do I know about the art form) and a freaky salsa band of musicians who can't afford the high rents in Stuyvesant Town or Peter Cooper Village. From 4 to 8pm. And don't forget that "Food Trucks on the Oval" will also be making an appearance. (Residents are advised to keep their children away from the exhaust pipes.)

Event and Food Trucks courtesy Rose Associates.


Anonymous said...

It's Rose and Associates mission to make life here as unbearable and miserable as possible.

That way more people move out.

The more people that move out, the more people move in. With rents higher than before.

Rose and their predecessors Tishman Speyer had this harrassment policy down to a science.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I have to disagree, though I'm not in favor of several features of what Rose is doing here. I do think the company wants to make life here appealing to residents--but also to non-residents that they are hoping will be future renters. My one major disagreement is that Rose assumes that they need to push all these Oval gimmicks to sell this place, whereas I think the best selling point this place has are the grounds and the oasis-in-Manhattan feel.

Anonymous said...

The apartments, grounds and location are all the selling points they need. They undermine themselves with the ring toss, dunking booth and demolition derby.

Anonymous said...

All I know is if I were looking for a place to live and I happened upon one of the Oval noise events I would immediately look elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the people who avail themselves of the Oval fairgrounds are prospective renters or even current renters. Most of them are from outside the complex. Well, that is my observation. I could very well be wrong. I walk around sometimes and look at the people who come to these cheesy events and they just don't look like they live here or would have an interest in living here.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the real reason why Rose is doing these concerts and food trucks? They can't keep up with the important things but they're doing this. Why?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Publicity to attract future renters.

Anonymous said...

"Publicity to attract future renters."

Or scare them away! No one can move in here and claim they weren't warned!

Anonymous said...

As per the 7/11 T&V--Adam Rose:

In response to resident’s concerns, Rose said that management is trying to find ways to keep people from being disturbed but still continue to hold the concerts since they are always “well attended” (my parentheses).

“We’re trying to balance the interest of the community" he said, adding that recently, organizers have kept noise in mind when selecting which musicians to book.

He attended a concert on Saturday, June 25, and said “It disturbed nobody* We had three different groups. Everybody has a great time. It’s a very positive program.”

Total bullshit, PR spin. These concerts are to pimp the property. Why any 20 something transient (the current Rose tenant template) would be rent here because of these events is beyond me. No mention of the trucks and their exhausts. I would love to park one outside his home and have him and his family endure carbon monoxide.

Pizza anyone? Woo Hoo!


Stuy Town Reporter said...

Bullshit, that they are well attended. I'll pick up T&V tomorrow and have more on this.

Anonymous said...

I went across the Oval a couple of Saturdays ago and there was a woman mooing like a cow in labor into a microphone. I hurried my pace! There weren't many people there and it was a beautiful day. What makes these party planners think people want to go out on a lovely day and listen to substandard "talent?" We can put our iPods on thank you very much and listen to real music and not disturb anyone!

Anonymous said...

"It disturbed nobody"

Really? You personally asked all 40,000+ tenants what they thought after the circus tent was erected?

PUH-LEASE! Stop talking!

Anonymous said...

They are POORLY attended as you can see in most of the photos on your site STR.

Anonymous said...

5:26pm just doesn't get it.


Anonymous said...

Adam Rose is imitating Jerry's Fat Ass. He's a piece of crap too. His bs will keep on coming. Screw you, Adam. You can pretend to be open to people's opinions but you'll continue making this place a circus. Screw you and your stupid-ass quotes, trucks and concerts. You're Speyer crap in a different package.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I think 5:26pm was commenting about Adam Rose's comment.