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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, February 14, 2012

It's Happening All Over New York

Hipsters vs. Immigrants

No "war" really evident in this BBC clip, but if you watch it to the end, the pattern becomes obvious.

NYC neighborhoods: Immigrants > Artists > Hipsters/Yunnies/Whatever. Bottom line: The old "cheap" (ie, affordable) neighborhoods get eventually transformed into streets of highrises with high rents.


Anonymous said...

I notice in the video clip that the kid in the Vespa store describes "young professionals" as the creme de la creme of New York society. Oh my! Haven't we gone down the terlit, New York! Creme de la creme! More like creme de la crap from the look of the dweebs in ski hats and Converse sneakers!

Anonymous said...

Gentrification, see:

Anonymous said...

It may be happening all over New York but it's worse for us due to the density of PCVST. Thousands of apartments filled with these people packed 4 to a dorm, as the Craigs List ad in the previous post indicates.

TAKEYOURSHOEOFFstudents said...

Way too cool for me.

Anonymous said...

HA. This group is almost a replica of two / two bedroom flats on our floor now. Except there are 5 in one of the apartments here. Apartment 1 tenants hasve now met up with apartment 2 and they congregate in the hall, go back and forth from both homes slamming doors and acting like they are 12 year old kids.

Anonymous said...

Who votes that nyu administration install wall to wall carpets in all stuy pcv student housing?

3 here (self, spouse and 5 yo) haven't slept in months!

Anonymous said...

If you really havent been able to sleep for 3 months and you havent SUED CW and/or Rose then you desrve what you get. It's past time for people to stop complaining and help themselves.

Anonymous said...

My downstairs neighbors come home between 3 am and 6 am and start putting beds together, talking at top volume, playing music, etc. They are in the fashion industry and Fashion Week is HELL for me! They don't care that some of us work regular day jobs and need sleep too! I guess they are able to sleep all day. Wish I could just get some shut-eye overnight.

Anonymous said...

Just read this article about an apartment search company for college students called

“This summer they will have close to 2000 elevator accessible properties available in Stuyvesant Town in the East Village. They currently receive $3,000 to $4,500 in commissions for each Stuy Town property they rent out.”

Could this be true?


It's becoming obvious that the recent R U S H of renovating apartments is necessary for the largest influx of students requiring housing for Summer 2012.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

“This summer they will have close to 2000 elevator accessible properties available in Stuyvesant Town in the East Village. They currently receive $3,000 to $4,500 in commissions for each Stuy Town property they rent out.”

Astounding, and I suspect very true. No wonder this place is filling up with students with such a commission.

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Anonymous said...

I am wondering if the influx of students into these sliced and diced apartments is Management's not-too-subtle way of harassing long term tenants out?

Anonymous said...

A legal question.

NYC neighbor to neighbor noise-related disputes are already notoriously difficult to resolve. So if the city is gonna allow landlords to provide housing to full-time students in residential apt buildings, can schools and parents also be made to bear some responsibility when full time students become chronically disruptive?

Anonymous said...

Again, have the colleges install wall to wall carpeting in the dorms here. or for that matter, 70% of the buildings.