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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. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." 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. Sorry.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Garland Jeffreys around Stuy Town

I became a Garland Jeffreys' fan since I saw him at one of the summer events here. (Gasp! yes, I was there, seduced by the music.)  Here's a video that's making the rounds, including on the TA Facebook page, posted there by Edmund.  It's a beautiful day in Stuy Town today, so let's enjoy it and the music....

Oh, he's a Stuy Town resident if you didn't know.

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, that's great.

No disrespect to his talent or acumen but shouldn't we be happier to see him perform elsewhere?

Shall we start selecting food trucks that meet our approval for parking in the Oval?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I always stated that I have no problems with the occasional music event. I think one to celebrate the summer and one to mark its passing is fine. And I'd put Garland Jeffreys in one of those concerts. The problem with the Powers That Be is that they insist that "something must always be happening" here, so that fill up the summer with events, film showings, circus acts, when people, in general, just wish to enjoy the grounds on a nice sunny day and mellow evening.

Anonymous said...

Sure. But, once the camel get's his nose in the tent, you may quickly find yourself out in the sand.

You will never get to select the groups that perform but you may have a say in whether or not there are performances here at all.

I think you should give this some more thought.

Anonymous said...

This isn't a performance, it's just a music video. I'm usually 100% in accord with the long timers here (no concerts, no dogs, no oval atrocities, etc.) but I can't say I have a problem with GJ filming a music video at the Sty. I actually kind of like it.

Anonymous said...

Not impressed.

Anonymous said...

Note under the door tonight from CompassCrock...no more garbage disposal bin in the recycling areas starting Monday.

Problem solved!

Now people will just put their garbage in with the other recyclables...

Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed this song. Thanks for posting.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Note under the door tonight from CompassCrock...no more garbage disposal bin in the recycling areas starting Monday.<<

Really? I still haven't received this note.

Anonymous said...

"Really? I still haven't received this note."

Maybe it's just my building for now. Kind of like a test market?!?

In addition to the note, they've been jackhammering in the compactor room for several days now. They hauled out several wheelbarrows full of busted up concrete. Maybe they plan to renovate it and rent it out as a basement apartment at a discount--as long as you are willing to bag and haul out the trash once a day! Seriously, they're up to something down there.

Anonymous said...

Note under the door tonight from CompassCrock...no more garbage disposal bin in the recycling areas starting Monday.

Problem solved!>>

I already solved the problem for myself a while ago. EVERYTHING down the chute.

Anonymous said...

Totally off topic, I know, but maybe STR will let this through. Warning to AOL users. I received an email purportedly from AOL Help Desk warning me that they were going to deactivate my account unless I gave them some information. The information they wanted was EVERYTHING! Social Security #, mother's maiden name, password, just about everything that I keep secret! I called AOL and they said it was spam and not to answer any of these questions. They said it is a phishing email. It looked very real. Also been getting calls from different numbers asking me for info about my computer. Just hang up on them. Friends have been getting same boiler room calls. Thank you. ps. It takes a few minutes to get through to a person at AOL, and it is (of course) somebody in India; however, he was very, very helpful.

Anonymous said...

Why do some people think the rules don't apply to them? I understand that the sections of grass and trees that have fencing around them are off limits. Doesn't stop some broad from sprawling herself and her beach paraphernalia om an fenced off area back of 435. I called PS and they said they would send someone. I hope they do.

Anonymous said...

Happy to report that I have twice seen Security do a vertical walkthrough in my building. Maybe this new company won't be so terrible? We'll see, but this is a good thing.

Anonymous said...

Update. A PS officer did go and send the sunbather packing. She looked surprised, so I guess the fact that she had to step over a low fence to get on the grass didn't send her a message.