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Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Not to Worry, PCVST, Our New Amenities Will Make You Happy
Dear Peter Cooper Village resident,
Have you been down in the last few months because of the lack of a laundry room or a proper garbage disposal facility? Have you felt a growing sense of despair when you walk outside on a joyous spring day and instead of seeing lovely blooming flowers and ever-expanding greenery, you see mud and huge bins that contain who knows what inside them?
Well, not to worry, because this is the latest update from your landlord:
Hurricane Sandy left extensive damage in its wake throughout the tri-state region, and the impact on our community was particularly severe. Our team continues to work each day to restore the PCVST community to its full capacity. In addition to our restoration work, residents should expect other post-Sandy improvements that will benefit the entire community . We are exploring new possibilities for amenity facilities aligned more closely with resident needs.
We are working to identify ways to expand our ever-popular Oval Kids programming, and are preparing to begin the re-construction of our Fitness Center. Oval Café re-opened in April in time for the spring season and has a new and improved menu that we hope everyone in the community will enjoy.
We ask for your continued patience as we work to fully rebuild from this historic disaster.
Please don't ask if the expansion of the "Oval Kids programming" will mean free stuff for ST/PCV kids. (BTW, I smell the intrusion of Stuy Moms here.)
The update also includes info about the forthcoming "Spring Carnival" that "will welcome the spring season...on Sunday, May 19th." Curious, because spring arrived on March 20th this year, while summer arrives on June 21st. So, the Stuy Town/PCV "Spring Carnival" is actually much closer to the summer than the spring, which we will have had for two months when the landlord (and Lady Maya) welcomes the spring season! Now that's just plain screwy!
There is some good news, however:
This summer you may notice a change from last year largely based on feedback from our residents. This year we will have fewer outdoor concerts and will start Movies on the Oval earlier in the evening so they are more accessible for our younger residents and end earlier to limit disruptions. You will also notice expanded kids programming and new Community Center events.
Well, at least the Community Center events have to free. No?