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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:

6 comments:

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!