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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.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Bloomberg Refused 2nd Slice of Pizza (If Only!)


http://dailycurrant.com/2013/05/02/bloomberg-refused-second-slice-of-pizza-at-local-restaurant/

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was denied a second slice of pizza today at an Italian eatery in Brooklyn.  The owners of Collegno's Pizzeria say they refused to serve him more than one piece to protest Bloomberg's proposed soda ban, which would limit the portions of soda sold in the city.

Bloomberg was having an informal working lunch with city comptroller John Liu at the time and was enraged by the embarrassing prohibition. The owners would not relent, however, and the pair were forced to decamp to another restaurant to finish their meal.

Witnesses say the situation unfolded when as the two were looking over budget documents, they realized they needed more food than originally ordered.

"Hey, could I get another pepperoni over here?" Bloomberg asked owner Antonio Benito.

"I'm sorry sir," he replied, "we can't do that. You've reached your personal slice limit."

Mayor Bloomberg, not accustomed to being challenged, assumed that the owner was joking.

"OK, that's funny," he remarked, "because of the soda thing ... No, come on. I'm not kidding. I haven't eaten all morning, just send over another pepperoni."

"I'm sorry sir. We're serious," Benito insisted. "We've decided that eating more than one piece isn't healthy for you, and so we're forbidding you from doing it."


More at the above link.

22 comments:

Edmund Dunn said...

Sorry, not on point for this tread topic, but I thought that it would be important to get this out ASAP.

In today’s T&V (5/2/2013), page 2, a rather small paragraph proclaims:
“Town Hall for residents- A town hall meeting for residents will be head at the Stuyvesant Town Community Center on Tuesday , May 7, at 5.30 p.m. ST/PCV General Manager Sean Sullivan will be on hand to answer questions. The Stuyvesant Town Community Center is located at 449 East 14th Street.”

Off First Avenue, it’s on the 16th street in Stuyvesant Town. I think the 5.30 PM start time is rather ridiculous since everyone’s works insane hours in today’s economy but anyway, please spread the word, let’s have a good turnout.

Anonymous said...

I LOVE IT!!!!! KUDOS TO MR. BENITO!!! We need more people like him to stand up to this tinpot dictator!!

BTW, I recently read on a blog about recycling that, prior to becoming Mayor, Bloomberg absolutely refused to let his company recycle. He wouldn't even allow them to recycle paper!

This nasty little twerp should crawl back under his rock.

Anonymous said...

I am devastated to learn that this is only satire! OMG! How I hate that man! I could never be trusted to serve him food. He'd be writhing on the floor in agony within minutes and I'd be off to the slammer.

Anonymous said...

If only it were true. :-(

Anonymous said...

If you love Doucheberg, you will love Quinn. Remember, ANYBODY but Quinn.

Anonymous said...

It is sad that the 2 leading candidates for mayor of our great city are Christine Quinn and Anthony "I like to show my" Weiner. As much as I dislike Quinn, Weiner is a disgrace and even before his Twitter "adventure" his abysmal behavior as an attack dog politician was beneath contempt.So for me, anyone but Quinn and Weiner and, of course, the ethically , and likely legally challenged, Liu.

Anonymous said...

"If you love Doucheberg, you will love Quinn. Remember, ANYBODY but Quinn."

you got that right. I'd vote for Cannibal Cop before I'd vote for her. I wish Weiner would get our of the way because I think he is going to take voes (if he runs) that would go to a viable opponent of Quinn, though he wouldn't win. He could help her which is a frightening thought. These politicians and their outsize egos! If Weiner's weiner were as big as his ego, he could be in porn movies.

Anonymous said...

Oust Quinn, Garodnick, Maloney, Kavanaugh, Stringer ....

Anonymous said...

Right wing morons.

"Drudge Report Fooled By Fake Story About Bloomberg Being Denied Pizza"

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/03/drudge-report-bloomberg-pizza_n_3208160.html

Anonymous said...

No one wants to talk about Roberts case and overcharges lately.

I guess we give up , as usual.

Anonymous said...

STR--
You misinterpreted 12:24's comment. S/he was saying that Drudge, a right-winger, is a moron for not getting that the story was satire.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

If I misinterpreted, sorry, but the people posting here have been called right wingers by one person, so... I wonder.

Anonymous said...

12.24 here. I was posting that the Drudge Report, that sterling example of pseudo journalism in this country, got the satirical story totally wrong and posted it as “real” news . As far as posting the term “right wingers”, it was my first time posting that term here. Since we all currently live in RS apartments (Roberts apartments stay RS until 2020), the type of housing we live in is socialized housing at least. Or as Fox News would say, Communist/Marist/Lenin/Kenyan/Entitlement housing. BTW, it was Pataki and his Republican State Senate that destroyed this community by enacting vacancy decontrol to the RS law. That was the engine that drove the train of destruction here, not Dan or the TA, however incompetent they may be. Charles Bagli's “Other People's Money” is a must read for everyone who posts on this blog..

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Okay. I misunderstood. My comment will be deleted.

Anonymous said...

STR, you misunderstood the comment about right winger, but you let slide the assertion that PCV/ST is socialist housing ?

Hey Anon 9:23, I call bullshit. Living in a rent stabilized apartment is not akin to receiving a government handout. And I'm so sick and tired of you millennial yuppies spilling sour grapes all over the place. Gotta pay $4k a month ? Too freakin' bad. Nobody broke your arm to sign the lease. Resent the long time tenants ? Easy fix... see ya...

Anonymous said...

"STR, you misunderstood the comment about right winger, but you let slide the assertion that PCV/ST is socialist housing ?"

I think you missed the sarcasm. The poster was mocking Fox News.

Anonymous said...

9.23 here. My "socialist" take on housing here was being ironic. Any right winger would call any housing governed by the NYS RS law as “socialist” at a minimum. OK? I’m a long time resident here as well, my father was a WW II combat veteran. I'm a strong supporter of the RS law.

Anonymous said...

@May 4, 2013 at 4:50 PM, sorry I couldn't detect the sarcasm. My apologies.

Anonymous said...

See how much trouble Bloomberg's causing around here and he's not even involved this time! LOL! (Joke, folks!)

Anonymous said...

I don't like what Bloomberg has done to give developers rights over tenants, but I don't think engaging in Alex Jones style journalism is going to give this blog any credibility.

Anonymous said...

So you think that quoting those hard core journalists at the puffington post is an insult to Fox news? You aren't smart enough to see the joke is on you!

Anonymous said...

But this isn't Alex Jones type of journalism. Alex Jones is a whacko, with no sense of humor. STR is not a whacko and he has a great sense of humor. Sadly, that can't be said for some of the people who post on this blog.