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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 is intense. Few of the "rules" will be enforced, as Management doesn't want to lose customers or potential customers. Where personal integrity is a hallmark of an excellent management style, this integrity is not seen in enforcing some of the rules.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:


Meanwhile: Freedom of Information: https://www.foia.gov/

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Signs and Ads Atop NYC's Skyscrapers?

This is just the beginning....



http://www.rew-online.com/2012/10/09/hm-leases-4536-sf-of-times-square-signage-and-a-store/

Theoretically (and realistically if rent control & stabilization disappears) all real estate in the city is up for sale to the highest bidders, so why not?  Do I hear the sound of the mental wheels turning at CWCapital, thinking about digital billboards around the Oval and the perimeter of ST/PCV?  (Yes, I know I shouldn't give them ideas, but I do want to head them off at the pass.)

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do realize, don't you, that Bloomshit's wet dream is that New York City become Dubai-on-the-Hudson? Is his little protege, Christine Quinn, going to continue his mission?

Anonymous said...

Are we going to have signs on top of the buildings here reading: "Dorms for Rent" "Airbnb Welcome" "Rent by the Night or the Hour." "More and More and Even More."

Anonymous said...

Not sure what your point is here. Companies have put their names on the top of buildings for years--think of the old McGraw-Hill building or the Pan Am building. Think of the old Pepsi sign, which is being preserved. Then there are public buildings that get renamed in very large letters--the David Koch Theatre, the Schwarzman Library. And for residential buildings there's always Trump. Buses have ads on the side and so do phone kiosks. Metrocards have carried ads. Subway stations may get sponsored names.

Anonymous said...

Just got an email from CW/CR touting their "refer a friend" program. They are desperate.

It occurred to me that now that the property is full of transients and college kids, is there still a strong voting bloc in PCV/ST? I think that a lot of the new tenants may not be registered to vote here and that could mean that the local pols will have less interest in out interests. Not that they care that much anyway.

Anonymous said...

Please don't give CWCapital any ideas. I don't want to be kept awake at night by a blinking jumbotron advertising one of their Sweet Summer Suckoff college events.

Anonymous said...

We have one of the largest percentages of voter turnout anywhere in the city.

Anonymous said...

It really can get out if control. But oddly, some signs, like the old PanAm building and particularly the Citgo sign in Boston seem almost iconic to me now

Anonymous said...

Stuy Town had iconic imagery. Haven't you seen the photos of the shit in the stairwells? It's available through the Flickr account STR links to in his blog roll.