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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, November 6, 2011

And now for something completely different....

Today was a wonderful autumn day in which one can take pleasure in the nature surroundings that we still have in Stuy Town.

And during this time, I sat down by the fountain and couldn't help but be thankful that there was no intrusive noise coming from an ice-skating rink or even a food truck, which was absent from the Oval.


Anonymous said...

Those photos are lovely. The whole of STPCV used to be lovely before we had such inferior management. Shame.

Fed Up Tenant said...

Peace and quiet. THOSE were the days. The WONDERFUL days.

The Bat said...

Take pleasure in nature? In the trees? But there's no Joyride trucks in the trees. There's no scheduled events in the trees. No music. There's no photo ops in the trees!

Please, tell me more about this taking pleasure with nature! ;)

Anonymous said...

CW and Rose Management will seek out the spots where you took those photographs and DESTROY them!

Crazy Eddie said...

You old farts. Like, nature and quiet is so like totally boring. Don’t you know that the new Stuyvesant Town is about using the “Mall of America”” as the ideal marketing tool? That the new tenants and the hordes of non-tenants that we must attract must show no empathy while willing to extoll the virtues of narcissism and unbridled consumerism. This city is about making some noise and walking about in one’s impenetrable bubble of self-absorption.

Where have you gone Rowdy Roddy Piper, our community turns its lonely eyes to you?

Anonymous said...

I don't know how to enjoy nature. Lady Maya and Andy Mac haven't a money making scheme for that yet. However, a smoothie from a fume spewing truck, I'm all over that!

Fed Up Tenant said...

Don’t you know that the new Stuyvesant Town is about using the “Mall of America" as the ideal marketing tool?

...or Carnival Cruise Lines!

Anonymous said...

November 7, 2011 1:13 PM,

I think that's called a "Fumie." Invented here!