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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.

Our Tenants Association is, basically, null and void. Oh, it is still around, but it lacks the will power to confront much of anything. The TA will ask for your dues, however. By now, the TA is a charade.

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

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Don't Let the Door Hit Your Ass on the Way Out

He could have done much to sustain affordable middle class housing in Manhattan and, particularly, in Stuy Town/Peter Cooper Village, but was, in reality, an advocate for big real estate concerns and his fellow wealthy buddies who want more and more pieces of the dwindling New York City pie. And, yes, he was supported in most things by a subservient City Council, which should share the blame. True, he did some good things, but he was devastating for the middle class and did considerable damage to the soul of city.


Hippo said...

Bloomturd...truly a vile, pretentious, petulant potentate.
He did NOTHING for the poor and middle class of New York...the most tenant-unfriendly mayor in the city's history. He repeatedly refused to get involved in the efforts to preserve ST-PC as affordable housing. His excuse, "It's a private matter". Guess drinking a 16 1/2 ounce soda isn't a private matter. What a phony. Good riddance!

Anonymous said...

Such a jerk phony.

The new mayor won't help us either. Mark the words folks.

DOH is screwing us as we speak. Yeah NYc

Anonymous said...

Hey, that door is probably included in the $650M he spent on being the mayor (according to estimates in the NYT). Definitely good riddance, but we've now seen what Bill de Blasio will do to ensure a subservient City Council speaker.

Anonymous said...

You said it, Hippo. Maybe the only good thing he did was be supportive of Marriage Equality. Though I sometimes wonder if that was part of his quid pro quo deal with Quinn.

Anonymous said...

Well said, STR.

And I agree with Hippo who said,

"He repeatedly refused to get involved in the efforts to preserve ST-PC as affordable housing. His excuse, "It's a private matter". Guess drinking a 16 1/2 ounce soda isn't a private matter. What a phony. Good riddance!"

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Anonymous said...

Though I agree with you about Bloomberg (he did do a number of great things on the green front, but re income inequality, he was devastating), De Blasio hasn't even been sworn in and you're already writing him off and whining. Please, let's try to start 2014 on a more positive note. This negativity is really defeating and infectious and not very inspiring to other residents who want to try to make a better place to live.

Anonymous said...

Administrator of the blog. You are living in a dump. You, yourself called it nothing more than a high end housing project. It's past it's prime, the renovated apartments are so inferior to what's out there for the same price in doormen buildings with amenities. It is a dump and you are probably paying a very low rent while the rest of us "newbies" can hardly keep up. You should be happy with your low rent. Stop worrying about the dog crap and, instead, encourage people to call, call, call and complain when something in their building isn't working. Nobody calls when a door isnt locking, when an elevator button is out, when there's a spill on the elevator floor, when a neighbor is being inconsiderate. Nobody cares and they depend on someone else to call it in. Most importantly, the whole development is in a flood zone, especially Peter Cooper. They haven't reopened the basements yet. Wait for the next hurricane. Can't wait to move out of here (anonymous)

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I agree with you in part, but 1) I'm having a hard time keeping up even with my "very low rent" (which I'm sure is lower than yours, but still not too low for me to be carefree) and 2) it seems that when people do call, not much is done. Note the continual problems some residents are having with accounting and false late rent payment notices, even after numerous calls.

Anonymous said...

There is no management here, just rent collectors.

Anonymous said...

8:51 pm!!!!!

AGAIN, would love to agree with you. WHERE WHERE WHERE have you found the same size apartment for the same price?

Total BS. We've been looking for 7 months. Don't make statements you can't back up. reason most people rent here is that it is per sf - cheaper. and available.

Anonymous said...

I guess the problem here is that they can do whatever they want, with no penalties,,,,,, Raise rents in the middle of a lease, not fix broken and closed laundry rooms, not tend to noise complaints, add Mci's at their whim.

why wouldn't they? business as usual. Honestly, no reason not to.

Anonymous said...

Funy how no one answers the question of 'where did you move to' where are there more affordable on this island?


Anonymous said...

I work in RE and can tell you I rent apartments out in the mid 2k range in BPC. You get a doorman and concierge to boot. During Sandy power never went out!