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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:

Saturday, May 12, 2012


Anonymous said...

I sincerely hope this young man turns up safe and sound. Depression is a horrible , horrible illness; however, tHere are medications and therapies that can help. Jake, if you read this, don't despair. You are not alone.

Anonymous said...

i just read on the FB page that he was found and is safe. Happy Mother's Day to his mother for this good news.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Excellent news!

Anonymous said...

Glad you're ok Jake. Don't ever be embarrassed to seek help. So many of us have done so and are now glad to be alive. You are not alone, kid. Believe me, you are NOT alone. God Bless You Jake. Live, Love and don't be afraid to be vulnerable because it is part of the human condition and for some of us it is a lot harder than it is for others. That doesn't make us any less than others. Everybody has his/her cross to bear, but it doesn't mean we have to bear it alone. Don't be afraid, Jake. Just be YOU. With love from someone who has travelled that lonely road.