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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:

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stuyvesant Town Newsreel

In case you haven't noticed, one of the sidebars on this blog is a Stuyvesant Town Newsreel.  Today's newsreel offers us two bits of interesting info.  The first is that the Oval concert events (which may or may not be open only to "residents and their guests") is already being promoted outside of Stuyvesant Town.... Check out this post at the Brooklyn Vegan website, titled "Blitzen Trapper tour includes a free NYC show in Stuy Town." The second interesting news informs us that Adam Rose, our manager, is armed and dangerous--at least only to bad guys and not, hopefully, to tenants.  The website Algemeiner carries a brief article--"Armed and Generous: The Jewish 1% Who Are Packing Heat"--and names Adam Rose, among a few others, who are "permitted to carry a loaded weapon around New York City."  (Not that he does.)  A New York Post article, the basis for the Algemeiner article, gives more names, including actors Robert DeNiro and Harvey Keitel, and Donald Trump and two of his sons. If one day I disappear suddenly and am never heard of again, check a smoking gun.  (That's a joke, folks!)


Anonymous said...

Next thing, Management will insist that tenants (especially RS tenants, i.e. "Old Timers") have to give bathroom rights to outsiders coming to the events and veggie market and we should make them sandwiches and beverages if needs be.

Anonymous said...

>>Next thing, Management will insist that tenants (especially RS tenants, i.e. "Old Timers")...Will have to
clean up the the green market area (Front of play ground 12), They will be issued one poop scooper, a pair of rubber boots, apples to give our "Guests" & a
mandatory course on "How to behave in pedestrian traffic"

Anonymous said...

I think we should all be able to carry a "Sword of Zorrow." He, tootsie, you woke me up with your partying last night zipzipzipzip Hey pal, dont you know you are supposed to wash your recyclinging zipzipzipzip. So that's your five-day old laundry stinking up the machine? zipzipzipzip.
Imagine all these people with little Z-shaped slashes on the front of their clothes. You didn't pick up after Fido's dump. zipzipzipzip.