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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.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Protests, Filming, etc, This Weekend

From the TA:

Organized action in front of the PCV/ST Leasing Office on First Avenue will continue this Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 a.m. The Tenants Association has arranged for documentary filmmaker and citizen journalist Sandi Bachom to be there on Sunday, June 2, at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to videograph your stories for posting in short vignettes on YouTube and for sending to CW Capital.

This is your chance to raise your voice, stand with your neighbors and educate would-be tenants and brokers about shocking mid-lease rent increases, the recent spate of unsolved burglaries, increasing incidents of bedbugs, ongoing and unresolved noise complaints, broken or totally missing laundry facilities, and surprise inspections that invade your privacy and your home.

Longtime rent-stabilized residents are working with former market rate tenants now faced with the choice between horrendous rent increases or forced departure from the community in which they have already put down roots. This newest threat to the future stability of Stuy Town-Peter Cooper affects us all.

Come to the leasing office on First Avenue at 15th Street on Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., or Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Spend just 30 minutes or more educating prospective renters by distributing flyers and talking to them.

Please check the Tenants Association website for more information.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sandi Bachom did a powerful video a few years back and posted her plan to make a new one on the TA page so people could participate. The TA didn't arrange it.

Anonymous said...

The TA had nothing to do with this. She announced this project a week or two ago.

Roger That said...

I was in front of the leasing office from 10:30 am until 2:30 today. We had a handful of volunteers, not nearly enough. But we were effective. One older broker in a blue and white striped shirt told me we were a "f*cking pain in the ass." If you'd like to be a f*cking pain in the ass too, you'll know where to find us every weekend.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Love it. Many thanks for being there and being a "f*cking pain in the ass"....

Anonymous said...

Stay classy leasing office!

Anonymous said...

YES LEASING OFFICE AKA THE HOTTEST NEW STUDENT HANGOUT! AND I DON'T MEAN SIDE BOOB! THOSE WEST FACING WINDOWS ARE REALLY DARK. WHAT ARE YOU HIDING IN THERE? I KNOW! 7 UNRELATED ROOMMATES PER DORM APARTMEMT.

LOTS OF ROOM FOR JOE DOUCHE AND MEGAN STD NOW THAT CWCAPITAL HAS EVICTED 1,300 FAMILIES WITH A MIDLEASE RENT HIKE. NOT TO WORRY FELECIA FLIP FLOP AND TAMMY THONG LOTS OF ROOM FOR YOU TOO.