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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.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

At least there is this...

If you don't like what's happening on the ground, then it's good to look up:






3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for those beautiful photographs, STR. The best thing about living here (IMO) is the beautiful tree foliage. It lifts my heart when I look out the window at those beautiful trees, at least what's left of them after the vandalization of the grounds by CW.

Anonymous said...

Glorious. Just glorious, STR. Thank you for the lovely pix.

Anonymous said...

Nice shots. Too bad there are fewer and fewer of these beautiful trees to look at each hear. Plenty of cabbages, tho...