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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.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Rent Reduction for Lack of Services on the Horizon?

From the TA website:

Residents to File for Rent Reduction for Lack of Services

On Friday February 1, the Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association served notice upon CWCapital and CompassRock LLC that it would seek a rent reduction for the loss of trunk storage service, security systems, bicycle and carriage room storage, laundry room services, elevator service and building intercom services.

The Tenants Association is filing a rent reduction claim before New York State’s Housing and Community Renewal (HCR) agency for a diminution of services under the Rent Stabilization Law.  If approved, all tenants who sign on could see their rents rolled back considerably.  Those who do not will not be eligible for a rent reduction.

More at the Tenants Association website.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

It looks like the TA deleted this post

Anonymous said...

There definitely should be a rent reduction for lack of services. These idiot hayseeds haven't a clue how to run this property. They should have stayed in Denver where they belong. I think a rent strike is in order. And a class action to get these rotten dorms out of our community. They don't belong here, their apartment set ups are in violation of City and FDNY ordinances, but they continue because of the corruption that is rife in the RE industry under the corrupt regime of Bloomberg. Something needs to be done and done soon. The TA should step up to the plate or get the hell out of our lives for good.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>It looks like the TA deleted this post<<

You're right! LOL. Hope I don't get a message in my email box asking me to delete even this post. (I rarely check my Stuy gmail account, btw.)

Anonymous said...

How can the TA delete a post on someone else's blog?

Anonymous said...

Great. More courts. More judges. More lawyers. Just what we all need.

Anonymous said...

So, if you rarely check your Stuy gmail account, why post it here as a way to reach you? I have written you two emails recently and have heard nothing back from you. I would appreciate a response, please.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I check my gmail infrequently because I don't have the time and am pretty much sick of Stuy Town affairs at this point. But I do check it eventually.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I've added a notation to that contact information.

Anonymous said...

Please don't burn out, STR. You are our only voice. Ignore us for periods of time to take a break from us, but please don't abandon us! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the tag line should read "Less at the Tenants Association website!"

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Thanks. I'm not going anywhere. And this blog isn't disappearing either. I usually post when I get annoyed by something going on in Stuy Town, and I'm sure there will be annoyances in the future.

I also like to post nice flower/plantings photos of Stuy Town. And spring is coming.

Anonymous said...

Why did the TA remove this post? The people who are being deprived of laundry facilities (such as they were, given the deplorable MacGray crap) and intercom and elevator services should indeed be given rent reductions for diminution of services. I can't believe these despicable assholes are even planning to give people mid-lease rent increases because of the Roberts case. That lawsuit was probably more damaging to tenants than it was helpful. The lawyers made out like bandits while the tenants got screwed in the ass.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

But I do have to say that I get annoyed by something else, which is why I sometimes don't feel compelled to open up my gmail. And that's people (a very limited amount) wanting me to change this or that in a post or delete it altogether. I bet I have a message, or two, from the TA requesting the removal of my recent post with a link to the TA's own removal of its posting about rent reduction. All of a sudden this BIG MYSTERY has arisen as to why that post was removed from the TA Facebook page and the TA website. I'm just not in the mood to listen at this point.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Perhaps the tag line should read "Less at the Tenants Association website!"<<

LOL. Yes, that would be accurate.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There is more at the Town & Village website:
http://town-village.com/2013/02/07/st-pcv-ta-to-file-for-sandy-rent-reductions/

Perhaps it will also be in this week's hardcopy newspaper.

Anonymous said...

You might want to reconsider your not feeling compelled to open your gmail. Never know when a lawyer might be writing you a "cease and desist letter" for allowing defamatory posts on your blog.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I've allowed the above to get posted here just to show what nonsense I have to deal with.

Anonymous said...

"I've allowed the above to get posted here just to show what nonsense I have to deal with."

LOL!!

Anonymous said...

From what I've read on the TAFB, the laundry situation for those who have lost their laundry rooms and are having to go to some laundry room in PCV, it is a third world experience! Apparently, there is some housekeeper over there who thinks the laundry room and everything in it IS HERS!! I would recommend carrying mace if you have to do your wash over there. Sooooo glad I am not paying "market rate" for such great facilities!

Anonymous said...

The laundry facilities that still exist are getting worse. The dryers don't dry and they blow filth INTO the drum and get "clean" clothes dirty. The exhaust filters on the dryers blow muck INTO the machines! These Mac Gray machines have to be the very, very worst in existence. Washing clothes in a mud puddle and flinging them onto a hedge to dry would get better results than using this horrible, inferior equipment. Mac Gray should be put out of business.

Anonymous said...

" Washing clothes in a mud puddle and flinging them onto a hedge to dry would get better results..."

But that would never work since they are always removing & replanting the hedges. Those they do leave are usually so dehydrated that the branches would probably just snap & dump your stuff on the ground anyway, where it'd likely land in dog poo.

Anonymous said...

I live upstairs from students who are the Bitches from Hell. I should get a rent reduction for real suffering.

Anonymous said...

Stuy Town Reporter said...
But I do have to say that I get annoyed by something else, which is why I sometimes don't feel compelled to open up my gmail. And that's people (a very limited amount) wanting me to change this or that in a post or delete it altogether. I bet I have a message, or two, from the TA requesting the removal of my recent post with a link to the TA's own removal of its posting about rent reduction.
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Anonymous said...
You might want to reconsider your not feeling compelled to open your gmail. Never know when a lawyer might be writing you a "cease and desist letter" for allowing defamatory posts on your blog.

Stuy Town Reporter said...
I've allowed the above to get posted here just to show what nonsense I have to deal with.
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@Stuy Town Reporter:
Am I getting this right? The TA is sending you email messages asking you to voluntarily censor yourself AND anonymously posting intimidating threats when you don't?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Actually, when I did look at my gmail, there was nothing from the TA or anything else urgent. (Unless it was deleted.)

Anonymous said...

I don't think the TA would send you a threatening email. They are above that kind of silliness. It must have been some nut who a poster pissed off. Definitely not the TA's MO.

Anonymous said...

STR is the professional snoop antagonizing you in email?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Once in a while I get a silly email.

Anonymous said...

LOL Anon 2/19 8:58PM and STR!

Anonymous said...

If you don't like what's going on on the TA's Fbook page, why don't you speak up over there instead of coming over here to take anonymous pot shots at people? Very cowardly.

Anonymous said...

I don't think the TA would send you a threatening email. They are above that kind of silliness. It must have been some nut who a poster pissed off. Definitely not the TA's MO.

Of course they would. It is what they do when someone doesn't agree with them. They remove any posts on any media they control i.e. their facebook page. They allow other posters to harass anyone who finds out about things they don't want published like the ladies who were posting about the illegal hotel rooms in ST/PCV. They are nothing but bullies, plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

If you don't like what's going on on the TA's Fbook page, why don't you speak up over there instead of coming over here to take anonymous pot shots at people? Very cowardly.

You can't. They delete any posts they don't like. Try it yourself and see if they don't "defriend" you so you can't post on their page