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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, November 6, 2012

A new update (late yesterday)

CompassRock update:

We are pleased to report additional significant progress with respect to the restoration of utility services that was made last night and this morning.

Electrity & Elevator Service: All Stuyvesant Town buildings have had electricity restored, as have all of the buildings in Peter Cooper Village with the exception of the following four buildings which we expect to have restored by midnight tonight: 4, 6 and 8 Peter Cooper Road and 440 East 23rd Street.

As indicated yesterday, elevator service will be restored in all buildings which regained power within 12 hours of power restoration.

Heat & Hot Water Service: A number of buildings had heat and hot water service restored (please see matrix below); the restoration timeline remains the same as yesterday for all other buildings. Domestic water in Peter Cooper Village will continue to experience drops in pressure as a result of damage to pumping equipment. As more buildings in Peter Cooper Village regain hot water service, the water pressure issue will become more pronounced. Please be mindful and make efforts to conserve water.

Gas Service: Please note that the schedule for the restoration of gas service has been extended from two to three weeks for the six buildings in Stuyvesant Town affected by the ConEd and FDNY shut-downs. Additionally, restoration of gas service for 531 E20th St and 7 Peter Cooper Road will extend from one week to two weeks. This is due to the limited availability of supplies, equipment, and labor needed to make the necessary repairs. Gas restoration will also be dependent on access to apartment homes in order make required repairs and test connections.   
We also take this opportunity to remind you of the following:

Voting Stations: Voting stations at Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town will be open tomorrow. Please refer to the mailing you may have received from the Board of Elections for instructions on where to vote.

Heating Centers: On Monday, November, 5, the ice rink tent will be available as a heating and charging station between 8am and 8pm; the Community Center is available as a heating center for elderly residents from 6am until midnight. Please let your elderly neighbors know. 

Resident Check-Ins: Today, November 5th, we once again knocked on the doors of all residents in buildings without power; and the doors of all elderly residents without elevator service.   Elderly residents who requested food once again received food deliveries. 

Security: We continue to have additional Public Safety staff on-site, particularly in the buildings without power. In case of emergency only, please call (347) 680-2212. For all other inquiries, please continue to go to Resident Services at Oval Café or call (888) 885-8490.

We will continue to update you regularly.


Anonymous said...

first off thank you for this blog, really is the most informative thing going for stuy town...

Do you have a link to the matrix? I couldnt find it on the posting :)

Anonymous said...

A letter from Andrew MacArthur of CWCapital re Superstorm Sandy and rent abatements for STPCV. Copy and paste this link into your browser to read the letter:

Anonymous said...

Time warner cable still out in a lot of buildings. After 10 days we still have no phone, internet, tv etc. Heard similar stories about Verizon Fios.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't "Security" have an an emergency number? I had to call 311 the other night because some of my neighbors were having a "Donnybrook" as they say in the Old Country. I didn't think they were worth 911 because that is "life or death," and I really didn't care that much if the drunken slobs killed each other. I was not getting any sleep though!

Anonymous said...

Wednesday, 4:15 p.m.: Heat has started to come on in 420 E 23. Fingers crossed for hot water.

Anonymous said...

Hey, STR! So great to have you back! Hope nothing of yours got damaged in the storm!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

No, nothing damaged, except the perishables in the fridge. Thank you for asking.