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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.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:

Meanwhile: Freedom of Information:

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Thank You Adam Rose, Maya Autret and Joyride for Once Again Ruining a Stuy Town Weekend

That months-old caption from Town & Village is now particularly ironic and cruel.

Saturday. Stuyvesant Town. The Oval. The damn Joyride truck. Not hooked up to electric. The hum from hell is being heard all over the Oval. Lord knows about the fumes. No place in the Oval area to sit down and relax and not hear that hum. I wonder if Adam and Maya have a perpetual hum where they live? Thanks, guys, for taking residents' peace and quiet seriously.

What a dump.

Oh, and let's not forget the Yelp comment page for Joyride:

Yelp comment page for Joyride Trucks.

(BTW, the Stuy Town negative reviews on Yelp have been bounced to "filtered reviews." You can still read them going through a link, but they do not count now in the overall ratings for Joyride. So I guess the moral of this lesson is that one shouldn't mention Stuyvesant Town in the review or anything to do with the noise and pollution their truck causes in this residential community.)


Anonymous said...

I wonder if Adam Rose is deliberately trying to lower the value of the property so it can be sold off cheap in a "fire sale?" He's certainly not doing anything to enhance the value of the property.

Anonymous said...

In 20 years ST and PCV will be NYU dorms. They're the only group who have a realistic business model that could actually make a profit.

Mark my words.

Anonymous said...

He's like Mr. Potter from "It's a Wonderful Life".

Can't we get a class action law suit going?

Where the hell is The Tenant's Association????

Anonymous said...

Joyride: The best commercial rent in town!

Anchored all day, every day, on busy private walkway.
Free rent and electric. A personal staff to clean space before and after. No A,B,C or F ratings from city inspectors. Over priced gourmet goodies.

I'm applying for a food truck license today!

The Bat said...

The Tenants Association are busy trying to figure out how to get postage stamps on the email.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Well, they didn't have free electric today. Unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

The Tenants Association is "fighting" to keep trunk storage rooms that most people never knew about. And relying on STR and Lux Living to get their word out and keep some dialogue going. And asking for money.
WTG all of today's commenters.

Anonymous said...

I think that the Tenants' Association really doesn't involve itself with QOL issues, but it does good work in the legal department concerning outrageous MCIs and the like. They can't be all things to all people and in fairness, I think they do work "backstage" that we only get to appreciate later. Don't diss them too much because they are a volunteer organization and they concentrate on doing what they can do effectively. They have fought and won many a battle that has saved us from inappropriate and onerous rent increases. I think we should try to work with them and be a little more supportive of their efforts. They are limited in their power to address all the annoying and stupid gimmicks that Rose foists on us, but they are quite good at fighting extraneous and burdensome charges for the so-called "improvements" that Rose and it's despicable predecessors, the much hated Tishman Speyer (spit spit) try to dump on us.

Anonymous said...

Rose and Yasser, Two used car salesman! Buyer Beware! One picture paints a thousand words!

Anonymous said...

You can vent all you want on this site. Rose does not care.

These trucks violate the zoning regulations. Write to the NYC Department of buildings, the agency responsible for zoning enforcement.

Deputy Commissioner, Regulatory Policy and Enforcement
New York City Department of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10007

Make the same complaint to our elected officials and ask them to complain to and pressure the Buildings Department as well.

Anonymous said...

Would you please explain exactly how the Joyride truck ruined your weekend? For those of us who did not make it over to the Oval, in what ways did it interrupt your otherwise nice Saturday?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I couldn't sit at the Oval with the hum from hell interrupting my thoughts or my reading.

Anonymous said...

Waaaahhhh, waaaaaahhhh, somebody call the waaaaaambulance!

Anonymous said...

I, for one, enjoy the fumes...

Anonymous said...

All commerical actvity in the interior of Stuyvesant Town is in violation of the NYC Zoning laws.

Read it and weep Adam Rose:

File your citizens complaint:

NYC Dept of Buildings
280 Broadway, 3rd Fl.
New York, NY 10007
Borough Commissioner: (212) 566-0011 & (212) 566-0019

Perhaps now we will get some sleep.

Anonymous said...

I called the number listed for the DOB above and was told by a very rude (what a surprise) city employee that you cant call that number to register your complaint. She said to call 311. Of course she is totally wrong and you should be able to call the department directly but if you do be prepared for some real rude treatment at the hands of the Department of Buildings employees. I wonder if the bribes by the coalition of landlords in NYC get that far down the ladder that even the lowest employee gets something and thus will do all they can to deflect complaints from the residents and taxpayers who actually pay their salaries.

Anonymous said...

Don't call the buildings department first - write to them with your complaint. Send it by certified mail and track when they received it. Then start calling. Call the Commissioner's office, call the General Counsel's Office, call the Deputy for enforcement and, probably most importantly, call your elected officials and demand an answer, and action. Deluge them with letters and calls.