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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, February 8, 2013

From Management/CWCapital

STORM ADVISORY NOTICE     2.8.13


In anticipation of the potential storm which is expected to impact the New York City area, we have made extensive preparations. We have procured the necessary supplies, equipment, internal labor and third party contractors to minimize the impact of the storm to the best of our ability, and to deal with any subsequent effects from the storm, including preparations for expedient snow removal.

We are asking all residents to take precautions and make necessary preparations. Due to the extreme weather over the last several months and the forecasted blizzard conditions, there is a higher risk of fallen branches and trees. Residents are advised to remain indoors for their own safety. All PCVST playgrounds will be closed until after the storm.

Please stay indoors and stock up on supplies in your apartment:
-          Water (bottled, jugs)
-          Non-perishable food
-          Battery-operated radio
-          Working flashlights and extra supply of batteries
-           Warm blankets
-          Please DO NOT RELY ON CANDLES. They may cause fire.

Additional precautions:
-          Check on emergency supply kit
-          Charge cell phone(s)
-          Check on friends and neighbors especially those who are elderly or have disabilities or special needs and require assistance with their preparation.

For additional information call 311 or visit www.nyc.gov/oem and stay tuned to local radio and TV broadcasts for the latest information.

Call Public Safety at (212) 420-5000 if you require assistance or to report an emergency on property.

Call Resident Services at (212) 420-5000 to report a maintenance emergency and to receive property storm updates. Updates will also be posted on our website at www.pcvst.com and www.facebook.com/pcvst  

As you may know, Management has implemented an emergency phone notification system. To add or update your phone or email, please go to www.pcvst.com. ;

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

WHY DO THESE BASTARDS TURN THE GODDAM HEAT OFF AT 11 AM? DON'T THEY REALIZE THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE WORK AT HOME AND A LOT OF SENIORS ARE HOME ALL DAY? MISERABLE SWINE COMPASS ROCK!

Anonymous said...

Are these types of notices an attempt to assist tenants or are they used for legal reasons to deflect any possible legal action against ownership?

Anonymous said...

Thank you for posting this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Are these types of notices an attempt to assist tenants or are they used for legal reasons to deflect any possible legal action against ownership?<<

Well, they (management) are doing their job.

Anonymous said...

This looks like a boilerplate notice. Too bad they didn't take their own advice before Sandy hit.

Anonymous said...

Call resident services? For WHAT? To go straight to a voicemail that will never, ever be returned? F*** you Stuy Town. I'd tell you myself but you are a voicemail only company. Don't get me started on your Facebook page.

Anonymous said...

Much ado about nothing. The weather people have a ball going on and on and on about impending doom and Bloomberg is so defensive since his miserable failure to respond to the blizzard in 2010, we have to put up with all this hoopla every time there's a little snow (quite common in New York at this time of year). Having said that, I know we are better safe than sorry.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yeah, it's pretty nice out there.

Anonymous said...

Some guy on "The Call" on NY1 called in last night and said: "The weather forecasters are like most men. They promise you 11 or 12 inches, but deliver only 5 or 6 inches." Poor John Schiumo was quite taken aback by that and moved on pretty quickly! LOL!

Anonymous said...

Yellow snow is pretty.

Anonymous said...

Tootsie Roll snow is even prettier.

Anonymous said...

Unrelated. Can we please stop taking photos of the staff and pitting them online? The professional snoop and part time TA attack dog posted photos on the TA Facebook page along with her candid nterview with him. I'm sure he was only trying to be helpful, I suppose she was too, but posting this stuff online is only going to get him fired.

Anonymous said...

You OK, STR? Hope you had a good Valentine's Day. Nudge, nudge, wink, wink!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, yeah, I'm okay. Very busy, tired, but okay. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The Oval Amenities are closed for good. Accounting is hiding out in secret apartments. A dozen buildings are without laundry service until September. Black mold EVERYWHERE. Yet CampusBong ReallyDude is still showing apartments. Are the brokers aware of what they are selling to people?

Anonymous said...

If one good thing came out of this storm it is that Oval "Amenities" (a/k/a Oval Atrocities) have been closed for good. Of course, the skating rink is still up and running and we all know how essential that is to our quality of life - much more important than functioning laundries, etc. I hope we won't be having more of those vile noisefests this coming summer, but I am sure I am hoping for too much there.

Anonymous said...

A new tenant in my building was told by Management that we weren't affected by the storm. Imagine her surprise when she tried to get to the basement to do her laundry. Psych!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Are we sure that the Oval Amenities are gone for good? I would assume that they will be back once the offices along the FDR are back.

Also, what's with Oval Cafe? No one is using it, so what's the problem? Not that I miss its closure!

Anonymous said...

America Leisure is out. I'm not sure if they were let go for budget reasons like Rose or because the spaces needed to be re-appropriated after the storm. But either way they're gone. Oval Kids was closed and being renovated long before the storm which makes me think American Leisure's departure was planned. The Winter Wasteland wasn't one of their projects.

Anonymous said...

Mold in Terrace entrance at 285 Avenue C. Attempted to contact service manager Carlos Perez 2x by telephone and once by email. No response. Next will get Dan Garodnick's office involved. What a place this is!









Anonymous said...

American Leisure and their Amenities are gone for good.

Anonymous said...

"American Leisure and their Amenities are gone for good."

Did they let Manny go? Poor Manny! I miss him! I think they have him working in accounting now, trying to make head and tail of the new mid-lease rent increases. If you get a rent bill for $15,000 for the month of March plus an MCI of $27,000 payable in advance for the new 3D intercom screens, blame Manny.

Anonymous said...

If Management renovates and moves back to their old offices on Ave C right by the East River they are even stupider than I already think they are. They should be moving their offices to First Ave. THAT is a no brainer.