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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:

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What the Rink is Going to Look Like

As progress continues on Stuy Town's ice-skating rink, we are beginning to see the design take shape. At the southern end a covering structure is being put in place that, I assume, will house the skate rental space and perhaps the cafe that's being promised. This structure takes up about a third of Playground 10, making the skating area that much smaller.

The space for skating may be even smaller than that as there's a cooling system at the northwestern corner:

So that leaves this space for actual skating:


Anonymous said...

This is pathetic! Even more pathetic and laughable than the little "golf course!" I wish Rose would concentrate on managing the property as if it were a residential property (which it is!) rather than some strip mall in the burbs.

Elaine said...

Neighbors whose apartments face the ice rink are meeting up on Saturday morning at the fountain -11 am - to discuss common concerns. Please join us.

Anonymous said...

Every day Stuyvesant Town feels more and more like living on a cruise ship but with no way to get away from its non-stop, morning 'til night activities.

Whoever is in charge here, please stop with the stupid window dressing of the property and clean our buildings, pick up the garbage, give us decent washing machines, get rid of the rats and mice, stop people from allowing their dogs to pee and poop all over the place. This is what tenants want and need. NOT A STUPID SKATING RINK!

Anonymous said...

Amen to the poster at 10:57 pm! What is it that Adam Rose doesn't get? There seems to be a disconnect between what a property manager is supposed to do and what he thinks he is supposed to do. Doesn't he know he is supposed to be managing the property in a manner that brings it up to scratch as a desirable place to live? This is not achieved by rinky dinky ice rinks, smelly food vending carts, talentless concerts that sound like a subway platform buskers' gathering and silly Oval thises and thatses. If we had clean, well lit buildings, boots on the ground security, well maintained and usable laundry equipment and recycling rooms that were not reminiscent of a landfill we could say that Mr. Rose and his company were doing their job. Doesn't he get it that this is what he is supposed to be doing? I don't think he's a bad person, I just think he doesn't have a clue!

Anonymous said...

..."Adam Rose doesn't get.
I don't think he's a bad person, I just think he doesn't have a clue!
I wish Rose would concentrate on managing the property as if it were a residential property"

Answer: That's because he doesn't live here, If he lived in an apartment facing "ice-ground #10" things would be very different!

It is what it is.

Fed Up Tenant said...

And just so you shouldn't have to hold it in, there are gonna be a bunch of Port-A-Potties at the skating rink!

So, now you can add the smell of piss and shit to the list of negatives that this folly, better known as a skating rink, will be bringing to our doorstep everyday. Can't wait!