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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:

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Newest update

Newest update from CompassRock:

We will provide a more comprehensive update on restoration efforts later today. In the meantime, we are posting an interim update to inform residents with respect to continued issues with certain services. Specifically, there are examples of buildings that have had electricity restored, but where there are continued elevator outages. In addition, in buildings that otherwise have power, certain apartment lines remain without electricity. This is due to issues ConEd is having with their power distribution system. Simply put, full electrical service from ConEd has not yet been restored in these buildings. ConEd is on site working to fix these issues. Otis, our elevator service company, is also on site to ensure elevator service is restored as soon as possible following the completion of ConEd repairs.

Effected buildings that have been identified are:  
3 Peter Cooper Road
5 Peter Cooper Road
420 E23rd Street
530 E23rd Street
441 E20th Street

Additional buildings that experienced similar problems following the initial restoration of power on November 2nd have subsequently had their issues corrected effective today.

Additional updates for you at this time:

Heating Centers: An additional heating center and cell phone charging station will be activated in the ice rink tent beginning at 1PM today and will remain open until 8pm. The Community Center will continue to serve as a heating station for the elderly from 8am until midnight today. Please inform your elderly neighbors.

Greenmarket: The Greenmarket is not on-site at Stuyvesant Town today. The farmers will be joining the Tompkins Sq. Greenmarket (E.7th and Avenue A), which will be open from 8am until 6pm. EBT/Food Stamps/Debit/Credit, and WIC & FMNP checks accepted.

Manhattan Kids Club: The Day Care Center located on 14th Street sustained significant damage during the storm. The restoration crew has begun work today. The center will not be open this week. A more detailed timeline of when the center will be reopened will be provided later this week. If you have questions about the center, please call (212) 677-0608.

In the meantime, there are a few backup day care centers located throughout the city:
Bright Horizons: 
Children's Creative Learning Centers:


Anonymous said...

Said it before, will say it again: THANK YOU! STR. You are such a friend to us here in the community with your blog and for giving us a voice. Don't ever think we don't appreciate you or take you for granted.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Thank you. I wish I could do more. Particularly now.

Nice cut said...

Anybody have their fios out of service?
I have Internet but no tv

Joanne Russo said...

Can you update me on heat and hot water for 410 east 20th street? I want to come back home and the status update I read doesn't indicate anything for this address?

Joanne Russo said...

Thank you for the helpful info. The grid you showed seems to be from yesterday, can you tell me if there are any updates on heat and hot water for 410 east 20th street please? I want to come home ASAP!

Anonymous said...

Maybe we can get the Grenmarket to stay at Tompkins Square

Anonymous said...

Thank you as these are the only updates available to me and if anyone can provide any info on when heat or hot water will be supplied to 400 East 20th? The conflicting reports are so frustrating.

I hope everyone is safely getting through this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for your detailed updates. My parents evacuated PCV last week after the storm and your posts are letting us keep in touch.

Anonymous said...


I parked in garage 5. We were not
warned to evacuate. Probably hundreds of cars were destroyed.

Does anyone think we have the basis
for a class action negligence suit?

Anonymous said...

This was an act of God. Who would be negligent?

Anonymous said...

Granted small potatos compared to some...but has anyone had Time Warner cable or internet service restored yet?

We also have no heat or hot water (in 15 Oval), but the sense of being cut off from the rest of the world is actually more annoying!

Anonymous said...

I am fairly certain that notice was given about evacuating the Avenue C garage(s) by Monday morning. ST Management was well aware that the garages would flood, based on past events, so they would be fools not to make some attempt at notifying garage renters, who (I might add) have an obligation to mitigate their liability. The argument would be made that you should have known that your vehicle was in close proximity to the flood danger. In any event, your comprehensive auto insurance covers the damage and I doubt you'll get a class certification. It will cost more to sue than the cost of your deductible anyhow.

Anonymous said...

How does one find out when hot water and heat will be restored. Posting mentions a matrix but where is this posted.

Specifically 510 E. 20th Street.
What is building status? As of this morning no heat, no hot water, no cable, no internet.

Anonymous said...

14 Stuyvesant Oval now has heat and hot water, as well as electricity.

Anonymous said...

What is the status of 321 Ave C? (regarding all utilities)

Anonymous said...

Has anyone thought about the financial impact on residents IF WE HAD CONVERTED & WE OWNED THE APARTMENTS?????

Anonymous said...

"Has anyone thought about the financial impact on residents IF WE HAD CONVERTED & WE OWNED THE APARTMENTS?????"

I don't know about you, but I have homeowners (or renters) insurance for any property that I occupy or own. Flood insurance would be a component of that. You don't think CW is going to shoulder the full nut on these repairs, do you ?????