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AN OFFER: PAY ME ONE DOLLAR FOR EVERY INFRACTION THAT I SEE--A UNCOVERED MATTRESS ON THE LOOP, DOG DO-DO NOT PICKED UP, OUTSIDE DOGS BEING WALKED INTO ST OR PCV. ONE DOLLAR FOR ONE PHOTO. I KNOW MANAGEMENT READS THIS BLOG, SO ACCEPT MY OFFER. BLACKSTONE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER.

As we see, nothing much is being done about the many complaints residents have: the discarded furniture on the loops, including the illegal discarding of uncovered mattress; the outside dogs that are infrequently checked for that blue ST lanyard, and their owners escorted out if they don't have one; the lack of R7-2 clarity from our local politicians who seem to be delaying and delaying; the club cars that go this way and that, and many times against regular traffic rules; the failure of our TA to even address those issues, etc. On top of that, residents near the building of the subway extension on 14 Street have had to endure noise and health issues at all hours of the day and night. This is not the way to live. Because of these facts, and a few more, a new representation has to happen. This is where Stuyvesant Town Tenants Advocacy comes in. There are no dues, and plans are underway to get the group doing something proactive about our complaints. The time for submitting our complaints to Management, Public Safety and Blackstone is over.

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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:



Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Perhaps This Will Help Us Cope with CWCapital and Future Landlords



http://politicker.com/2013/12/pols-begin-push-to-legalize-marijuana-in-new-york-state/

...or it could make us, as tenants, simply complacent and accepting of everything, including a new candy store at the Oval.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

My young neighbors have not waited for pot to be legalized. They smoke it day and night and stink up the hall. I get high just waiting for the elevator! Unfortunately, the don't buy the fragrant stuff that I used to get high on in my misspent youth. Now, they smoke the skunk-smelling stuff and it is enough to knock you off your feet just getting it second hand/nose.

Anonymous said...

A candy store? At the now current PS office at 12 Stuyvesant Oval? To all the frigging clueless, transient rubes who are now moving in here, get the F out of PCVST once in the while, see the city, and go to the greatest candy store of this city, Economy Candy, at 108 Rivington St.on the LES. Jeremiah Moss in his blog is so spot on with the current crowd who move, not just here, but into every gentrified (and soon to be gentrified) neighborhood in New York. “These people are Young Urban Narcissists, or Yunnies. A narcissistic personality is essentially created by inconsistent, frustrating parents. It makes sense that Yunnies would be attracted to the consistent and the gratifying. Chain stores like Starbucks and Walgreens promise both--the Yunnies always know what to expect and are rarely disappointed. THE GIANT CONDO COMPLEXES THEY LIVE IN OFFER ROUND-THE-CLOCK SERVICES AND GRATIFY THEIR INFANTILE NEEDS.”

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, please don't misinterpret! I don't think there's a candy store heading to the Oval. Just a joke on my part.

But, really, who knows what will pop up at the Oval next? Perhaps...a candy store!

Anonymous said...

McOvaldonalds would be cool.

Anonymous said...

Anony 12.27 here, sorry, I though you heard the scoop from one of your sources. My post still stands regarding how everything must be a hand's length for our new/soon to be gone (churn, churn churn) transient tenants. And Economy Candy is the best, check them out.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

We should try to guess, but seriously, as to what's going to take the place of the current Security Office at the Oval. I did overhear the suits mention retail. Now I don't think that CW would be so brazen to put in something that screams RETAIL, but rather something that they can rent out to a business, like they've rented out Oval Kids and Oval Cafe, that can be promoted as being for "residents and their guests." It could be some service-type establishment.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Someone, I believe with troll intent, mentioned something for Stuy Town's dogies. Can you imagine if this were true?

Anonymous said...



Of course. Isn't the place on 1st and 23rd called Stuytown Pets already? Ha ha.

it's between 23 and 24th, west side street

Anonymous said...

STR, marijuana won't cut it when it comes to coping with CWCap and Compost Crock. We need morphine, heavy doses of morphine. They are the most despicable, loathsome bunch of filthy opportunists that anybody could be exposed to. If they could harvest our organs, they would.

Anonymous said...

We have little to no heat during this bitter cold snap, but we do have new junk food vending machines on the laundry rooms (though very few working washers and dryers). Way to go CW/CR, you bunch of bloodsucking useless bastards.

Anonymous said...

Yay.....no heat... Let's pay those MCI INCREASES, whaddya say?

Anonymous said...

Speaking of MCI increases, I had three visitors to my apartment today who all arrived separately. Not once did the microphone on the intercom work. We are expected to pay an MCI for this crap?

Anonymous said...

NO HEAT in 5 Stuyvesant Oval.
But we do have the skating rink...and MCI's.
A royal F**k you to CW Cap and Compost Co*k, money grubbing, greedy ghouls par excellence.

Anonymous said...

I've said this before, but there is something far more sinister about CW creeps than just your average greedy real estate or wall street giant. It has a truly Russian Mob quality of pure ruthlessness, lack of respect for tradition, absolute robotic quest for more and more money, etc.

On the original topic, I agree with 10:50 p.m. have no problem with residents smoking pot, indeed, I often love the aroma of good weed, even if I don't partake anymore. But seriously, get better shit. That skunk weed just reeks.

Anonymous said...

I have soooo much heat I have to leave my windows open.

Anonymous said...

I wish I had enough heat so I could turn my space heaters off. I'd love to be able to open a window.