WHEN IS A PLAYGROUND NOT A PLAYGROUND?
When it's being used by our college/university student population for sunbathing. Playground 10 was almost half taken yesterday with sunbathers, effectively pushing out the kids who wanted access to that playground. What was more absurd is that yesterday was on the chilly side, making these self-entitled yahoos look very stupid indeed. This playground should NOT be used for sunbathing. (And neither should the fountain area.) We've heard that complaints were made, and now it's time for management to make sure Playground 10 is for playing, not for sunbathing. And please, management, show some balls and don't wait to enforce this once the Oval Lawn is open for sunbathing. Think of the children!
MEET SEAN SULLIVAN MAY 7th
As part of its Senior Events, the Community Center will host a Town Hall Meeting with Sean Sullivan, the latest manager of PCVST. The meeting begins at the inopportune hour of 5:30pm, Tuesday, May 7th. I'm assuming the event is open to non-seniors? So, come on down if you ain't working!
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The latest email from PCVST tells us that its summer concert series will begin June 8th with Soul Asylum. What, Tom Dorsey and His Orchestra wasn't available? Anyway, the promise is that PCVST will host less concerts this year, but what disturbed me was the return of sports games being shown on the Oval. The first one is scheduled for a Saturday, so there goes your restful weekend. Really, watching a sporting event on a balloon on the Oval Lawn is tacky and so primate.... Few residents attend anyway. What a waste and noise/visual polluter.
Update: On the TA Facebook, Edmund John Dunn has noted that the Soul Asylum concert is being advertised on the band's website without the notation that the concert is for PCVST residents and their guests. Worse, the concert has a Buy Tickets page at MTV.com:
Recently, CWCapital has been proactive in stressing the "for residents and their guests" in advertising material (even if there's zero enforcement of the rule), so the above is probably due to misunderstanding and confusion, right? Management needs to alert all bands that will be playing in the Oval about the special dynamics of their performance and for whom they will be performing. And, finally, there needs to be enforcement of the "for residents and their guests" rule. Perhaps at the Community Center Town Hall Meeting, Mr. Sullivan can be asked why there is no such enforcement made during the concerts and other events.
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RESIDENT SERVICES OFF SITE
Though this hasn't received much protest, if any, I do think that moving Resident Services off site to an undisclosed location (some say CWCapital headquarters in Manhattan) is a bad idea and another downgrade to the stability that this complex once had.