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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. Things like the carpet rule or outsider dogs. These "rules" tend to be ignored, on purpose it seems. 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, though the "selling" of this place continues.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

On Bloomberg



Pro, con and somewhere in-between.  Love the piece by Lebowitz.

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/08/18/nyregion/bloomberg-voices.html?_r=0

And, seriously, anyone who is running for office who sided with Bloomberg on overturning the citzens' votes on term limits should not be elected. Like Quinn. And that includes smooth and sly politicians like Garodnick who voted on the City Council against overturning the will of the people, but who has no qualms about running for a third term himself.  Hypocrite.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Go, Fran! Gary Shteyngart was pretty good too.

My own thought on term limits: two terms for the top spot is plenty, but I don't feel the same way about lower positions. We have representatives and senators who serve as long as they can get elected, so why not the same for city council? An argument could be made that all positions should be term-limited, but I haven't heard anyone suggest that. Nevertheless, Dan did come out in favor of term limits--maybe just for the mayor?

On another topic: both the NY Times and the Post endorsed Scott Stringer.

Anonymous said...

I don't see why Garodnick shouldn't run for another term if he is allowed to. After all, he did vote against the overturning of term limits. Keep in mind that Robert Jackson, running for Borough Prez, voted to overturn term limits. Scott Stringer was against term limits too and I will not be voting for him. I'll vote for Spitzer because if so many people in power hate him (i.e., fear him) he must be doing something right.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The people voted twice for term limits, and not just for mayor, for members of the city council too. Garodnick is certainly a hypocrite for being against the extension and then utilizing the extension to run for a third term. Where is the principle here?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Garodnick, back then:

http://www.garodnick.com/press-release/garodnick-votes-no-mayors-bill-extend-term-limits

“Although a third term could serve the City well — particularly when it comes to long-term issues like the City’s infrastructure needs, capital budget and its growing debt burden — New Yorkers have already spoken clearly that they want to limit officials to two terms." And he voted against the extension.

Note he said "officials" and not just the mayor.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I see the Daily News even slammed him for his hypocrisy:

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/garodnick-hypocrite-article-1.1209753

Of course, he's going to win a third term, too. Easily. One wonders why he even needs to accept donations that now amount to close to a million dollars.

Anonymous said...



I LOVE YOU FRAN!!!!!

Anonymous said...

So, who is running against Garodnick? I haven't heard of anybody.

Anonymous said...

Garodnick is running unopposed.

Anonymous said...

If Garodnick is running in opposed, what would happen if no one voted for him? That seat would be empty? If there's no one to oppose him, why does he even have to run? Forgive my ignorance, please, I am a newly-minted voter.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for that demonic little twerp to leave office. His illegal third term has been a disaster. Won't be waiting for his chief enabler, Quinn, either. Quinn is as dirty as the sewer rats that prowl New York City.

Anonymous said...

I'm moving to Chicago. At least they don't pretend to run a clean machine...

Anonymous said...

I am so looking forward to the day when I won't see that pickled prune kisser and his lapdog with the face of a sow. Please go away Bloomberg and Quinn. Go away and stay away.

ps My apologies to real sows - you are much lovelier than she.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe the Daily New endorsed Quinn. Bloomberg has so much control over the media.

Anonymous said...

I will vote for anybody who will ban bicycles in Manhattan and get rid of those ridiculous bike lanes.

Anonymous said...

I will vote for anybody except Quinn who is as corrupt as Bloomberg if she is the dem candidate, I will just not vote.