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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:

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Pimping Failed NFL on the Oval Event

If you've received your deluxe Oval Essentials brochure or your weekly update from Stuy Town management or if you've walked around the Oval, you'll recognize the push: NFL ON THE OVAL. As reported before, this was another event FAIL for Lady Maya and crew, and a waste of resources (including the use of about 5 security personnel).

There's also this poster for the event, the photo from which amusingly proclaims fail on its own:

As you can see, there's not much of a crowd present, and of the crowd that's there, some are ignoring the screen, like the kid to the right, who's more interested in whatever gadget is in his hands.

But, wait, there's more to the story.

I've wondered for a while about the relationship between management and Town & Village, our area newspaper. T & V is a valuable resource, as it not only writes about and reaches our community, but is able to get actual responses and quotes from management on a number of issues, even if those responses are full of annoying spin and bs.

Well, this week, the last page of T & V contained this photo:

Kinda looks familiar, no? It also shows more of the "crowd" that gathered for this silly event, and tells how the image in the poster was cropped to not give away too much dead space. LOL.

Of course what's not funny is that my building, as well as many buildings in ST/PCV, needs a good interior paint job and some plastering. But I guess that takes second or third or fourth place to running events like NFL ON THE OVAL.


Anonymous said...

If they're going to waste money on these stupid events and the advertising materials they put under our doors, they could at least make sure the thing goes all the way under the door instead of leaving them outside the door. They are even worse than the Chinese food menu pests because they put their menus right under the door. These waste-of-space employees who distribute the Oval Crap materials just dump the brochures right outside every apartment door which is an advertisement that the tenant isn't home. Stupid assholes!

The Bat said...


You need to do a side by side comparison of your wide angled shot showing the vacant playground and the cropped T&V/Rose shot. It's all about deception with them these days.

Did T&V or the T&V photographer give Rose permission to use their photo to promote this event?

Anonymous said...

Why would you go and sit outside in the rain showers, with the mosquitos and dog doo to watch the NFL games when you can sit in the comfort of your apartment and watch it with doritos and beer and no mosquitos and rain?

Anonymous said...

Will we have to suffer through a Lady Maya half time show full of gypsies, tango dancing, and fried dough?

Anonymous said...

Just wait for weekly Monday Nite Football.

8pm -> ????

Shut your windows around playground 10. It's gonna be noisy.

Anonymous said...

My apologies...

NFL Monday Nite Football is being screened at OvalFilm.

Now if that doesn't break some sort of NFL stipulation re public showing, I don't know what does. Especially since you must be a paying memeber of Amenities to get into OvalFilm.

Anonymous said...

Yup. Fried dough, sea weed tacos, artisinal pretzels, vegan soda, gluten free cupcakes and any other gimmicky food truck Lady Maya can drive onto the property.

Anonymous said...

You can call the NFL legal department to complain, or you can just keep whining here.

Anonymous said...

...or you can show up around 1pm on Sunday with a blanket and meet and get to know some of your neighbors.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I think by now we already know our neighbors! Sorry, but this is NFL ON THE OVAL is dumb and laughable. Probably the worst thing about it is that one is getting a poor quality picture. Why spend time on the cold ground in chilly weather watching a football game with a subpar picture housed inside what looks like helium-less Thanksgiving balloon? You can't even drink brewskis! Not hip at all.

Anonymous said...

I hear it's open bar if you are an evil Oval member...

Anonymous said...

Public showings of NFL broadcasts are subject to US copyright law. For more information, you could contact the person below.


Our Copyright Agent for notice of claims of copyright infringement on the Services is Paul Jackson, National Football League who can be reached as follows:

Paul Jackson
Digital Rights Coordinator
National Football League
280 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Anonymous said...

"or you can show up around 1pm on Sunday with a blanket and meet and get to know some of your neighbors."

Sigh. Hey, you can do so right now during daylight hours (the appropriate times) at any of the 15 playgrounds and the Oval that are in PCVST. As per the original design of this place. Although, catch the Oval while you can. There will soon be a Subway/Starbucks combo there. Another thing. Playground 10, with its artificial (not artisanl :) turf, has been designed for ACTIVE children activities. Great, take the playground out of commission at 1 PM and teach them to become couch potatoes. Instead of conversation such as “That’s it Tommy, throw that ball with a spiral” , the conversation will now be “What’s the over under for this game?” Sad.

Anonymous said...

I just sent an email to Paul Jackson at the the NFL inquiring as to whether Rose Associates is breaking any US copyright laws.

Let's see what happens.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I believe that American Leisure may the company in charge of acquiring rights to whatever is shown here in Stuy Town, to including movies at Oval Film. Not to say that AL has every "i" dotted and "t" crossed.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

In other words, IF something is not legally right here, Rose would throw American Leisure under the bus. (That is if AL is responsible for the NFL ON THE OVAL showings.)

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