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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:

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Just posting....

Sometimes you read something and you begin wondering.  Actually, I've been wondering this for a long time.....

...local union leaders called CNY Central to publicize what they see as a growing problem with illegal aliens taking local jobs away from local workers, union and non-union alike. Tony Castrello of the Sheetmetal Workers Union says some of the biggest construction projects are hiring sub-contractors from as far away as Arizona and Texas. "They get hired through a general contractor that's local, and they bring in companies and what we're finding is that they're bringing illegals in to do these projects which is taking away work from local labor."


Ron Haney of the Roofers Union said, "it seems like these contractors will break all the rules in the game to be the successful bidder and to make money. It's not about the community. It's not about people. It's about filling their pockets."

In regards to Stuy Town, I don't have the resources to investigate anything local and I doubt that even Town & Village does.
  But, surely, any Stuy Town landlord would not hire contractors who skirt the law.


Anonymous said...

You can bet your bippy we have illegals working here - the non-unionized labor, that would be.

Anonymous said...

They would hire lawyers in a skirt if it would save five bucks!

Anonymous said...

They would hire lawyers in a skirt if it would save five bucks!

What the hell is that supposed to mean? Sounds pretty sexist to me.

Anonymous said...

I think the poster at 6:55 PM was making reference to the term "skirt the law" in the STR post.