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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:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Korilla BBQ Truck Gets Kicked Out!

Unfortunately, not out of Stuyvesant Town.... Amusing story, nevertheless:

From the Gothamist:

In last night's "very strange and heartbreaking" episode of the Food Network's reality TV show The Great Food Truck Race, beloved NYC food truck Korilla BBQ was kicked off the show for allegedly cooking the books, as it were.

At the end of the Memphis-set episode, host Tyler Florence announced that Korilla, who already made it to the top four contestants, would be asked to leave because they added over $2,000 of their own money into their cash drawer. Producers apparently noticed when the sales receipts didn't match up to the final count.

While Midtown Lunch writes that the Korilla guys looked "defeated" but offered no explanation on the show (hmn...could it be...the magic of editing?), Korilla's recent tweets imply that there's more to the story: "1st Amendment Rights went on a hiatus and won't be back till Spring. We <3 you guys and will never forget all the memories! #itaintoveryet" says one, and another reads "WE WOULD NEVER CHEAT ON YOU NEW YORK." A rep from the truck told us "The only thing I can tell you is that I can't talk to you." While we wait six months for their non-disclosure agreement with the Food Network to expire, here's where to go grab a delicious bulgogi taco.


Will Lady Maya still be inviting these losers to make money, no rent paid, in Stuy Town? Think of the children and the bad influence!


Anonymous said...

We don't need these shitty food trucks at the Oval. There are stores that sell snacks, beverages, hot and cold food, etc., already on the property. They are the businesses on the northside of 14th Street and all along First Avenue up to 20th Street and across 20th Street from First going east. Has Rose forgotten those folks? Has Rose forgotten that those folks pay hefty rent for those premises? Why is Rose allowing these grungy interlopers to poach business from their high rent paying commercial tenants? If those legitimate business close up shop for lack of customers, Rose will lose even more rent. Can you afford to do that, Rose? Does CW Cap know how badly you are mismanaging this property? They are dabbing paint around the hallways, but haven't vacuumed said hallways in months. I'd love to know he logic. Kinda like re-arranging the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

Lady Maya sure knows how to
pick them!