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Thursday, December 19, 2013

STPCV TA Facebook Postings Exposing Troublesome Incidents


Yeah, I've been reading the posts on the TA Facebook page that are revealing, in an ever-increasing pattern, the methods that CWCapital/CompassRock may be trying to use to intimidate and ultimately oust long-term residents inhabiting non-renovated apartments (ie, truly rent-stabilized apartments with a considerably lesser rental fee): a notice of a speedy lease termination for having an extra wall put up that has already been removed, crafty apartment inspections that make note of peeling paint with potential legal problems to follow, the casual allowance of partying and noise from loud "neighbors" that make a living hell for other tenants.  Meanwhile, for over 18 months management has been incapable of removing "drug and alcohol induced squatters" in an apartment, residents who have been escorted, in handcuffs, out of their apartment several times by police. (Gee, I wonder if they reside in a renovated apartment that generates a high rental?)

Of course, all of this could be the result of the incompetence of management. After all, many tenants have been receiving faulty late payment notices of their rent.  Something is amiss. Things are not working well.  Is this an insidious, well thought out policy or just plain mismanagement?  It could be both.

Before their posts are removed, you can also find non-TA posting residents expressing their anger at managment on the official page of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village:

https://www.facebook.com/PCVST

UPDATE: Very much worth reading and pertinent to the above:

http://mamamilkandme.com/2013/12/19/my-home-in-jeopardy/

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

They won't throw out people who are squatting, but will try to illegally evict law-abiding tenants who have done nothing wrong. Something has to be done about these despicable thugs.

BIGMO said...

This posting is timely since as a long-time (30+ years) resident of ST I was being 'harassed' by management incompetence. Originally scheduled for an apartment inspection last Spring. Stayed home from work and they never showed. Rescheduled for this past October and they were late by 20 minutes (supposed to show 8AM - Noon); showed up 12:20PM. Had to contact them to find out inspector would be late.

After the inspection I got a '10 day Notice to Cure' form from management stating I didn't allow the inspection and was in violation of my lease. This was in reference to the first inspection which they never showed up.

It's a good thing I have an email trail showing an inspection was scheduled this past Fall. I contacted their legal rep and they sent me an email as well as a voice message apologizing and stating that the inspection did take place this past Fall.

It would be nice if their various departments actually communicated with each other so as not to harass tenants.

The inspection itself lasted less than 5 minutes. Checked that I had 2 air conditioners and checked the fridge (a used replacement provided by management a few years ago). That was the extent of the inspection. He never looked in my bathroom or bedroom.

On the plus side I have to say that I usually have good response with any service calls for maintenance.

With the cramming of students and recent grads into ST the noise level has definitely gone up. I can see and hear that management is not enforcing any type of carpet inspection. With a high turnover of transient tenants there isn't incentive for these tenants to lay carpet down.

I have been living in ST since 1979 and have seen quality of life steadily decline especially after Metlife sold the property. I used to work for Metlife. In fact both my Mom and her Mom worked for Metlife so we had quite a history with the company. Metlife was a very good owner/manager but when they became a stock-issuing company everything changed. They had to answer to Wall street and the stockholders which drove Met to increase profits by any means possible.

For those pining for the old days to return I feel your pain but FUHGEDDABOUDIT! It ain't gonna happen.

I'm a native New Yawker growing up in the Bronx and living in Manhattan since 1979. I lived through this city when it was pure hell so I can appreciate the livable city it has become. I grew up in a public housing project in the South Bronx in the 1960's and 1970's so for those that try to equate Stuytown with the projects..... well you don't have a freakin' clue!

Stuytown is still a nice safe place to live. My rent is less than half what others are paying (is this place worth $3000+ for a 1-bedroom apt?? - Hell No!!!); it is convenient for my commute to work. I actually like its isolation from the congestion of the rest of Manhattan. I'm an old fart of 52 and appreciate some tranquility at my 'advanced' age.

When I retire in 5 years I will probably leave Stuytown and New York with mixed feelings but retirees can definitely live better in more tax-friendly states with a better quality of life and a lower cost of living.

Good bye New Yawk! It was nice knowing ya!

Anonymous said...

STR-the handcuff, drug pusher issue was originally posted at the official PCVST Face Book page by a tenant and it was then copied to the TA Face Book page in a comment section of the inspection tread. It is still at the official FB page. I don’t think they will delete it since there was a management response on this issue.

I have always wondered if the endless accounting issues which include incorrect non receipt of rent payments and non-payment of security deposits back to former tenants is a management conspiracy or just plain incompetence. In general, I believe that incompetence usually trumps conspiracy. However, letters to our NYS district attorney Eric Schneiderman from all parties affected would not hurt at this point to clear the air. In addition, a letter from the three amigos, State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council Member Daniel R. Garodnick and State Senator Brad Hoylman, should also be sent to Eric Schneiderman as well. And unlike the MCI letter that was signed by the three amigos and sent to Darryl C. Towns (HCR), a copy that was given to the recent TA MCI meeting participants, our illustrious Governor, Andrew Cuomo, should be Cced as well. Talking to some connected people at the TA MCI meeting, it seems that there is genuine political fear of our Governor from our elected officials. The friend of our enemy is not our friend. Who is he, Lord Voldemort, whose name cannot be spoken aloud? Also, all letters sent by tenants, current and former, to the DA should Cc the three amigos, Towns, and Cuomo as well.

The lack of response to the noise complaints from upper management is most definitely a calculated decision to drive long term tenants out. Conspiracy trumps here.

Anonymous said...

Hey Bigmo, I'm in the exact same situation as you although I've only lived here since '99. I'm a tad younger but will be retiring at the same age as you. I'm also paying less than half of the market rate. I will also be leaving as soon as I retire but I remember (before the sale) thinking that I would never leave. Such is life. I'm not really angry about it anymore. Everything comes to an end. Honestly though, I never saw this coming.

Anonymous said...

1:56 am… well, there's a solid reason for this and so damn obvious :::

1. They are losing money on us older tenants with lower rents

2. They need to TURN over apartments

Anonymous said...



ITDA with first hand experience with noise complaints!

PEOPLE: CALL THEM, WRITE THEM OVER AND OVER AND Again. Threaten to sue your neighbors (yes you can) for Disturbing Unnecessary noise).

We did this and the situation is so much better. In fact, after only the first call and Security showing up , a letter sent to the tenants (was shown this) and immediate request for inspection,,,,, etc. Then a second inspection, thing were cleared up.

do not GIVE UP. KEEP WRITING (SHOW EMAILS, cc:) TO MANAGEMENT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT NOISE, STUDENTS, etc. DO NOT GIVE Up

Anonymous said...

What is "ITDA?"

Anonymous said...

This landlord/management are totally out of order. I really do think that they are some kind of mob entity because they break every law in the book when it comes to how tenants should be treated. I feel like I'm living in a housing complex that is run by Putin. They won't last, though, because there's going to be a big backlash eventually. Mark my words.

Anonymous said...



Worse than the possibility of the fact that they are are breaking laws, HOW ARE THEY able to do so? NYC HOUSING DEPT? Our elected officials? lmaoo

you can look to the real mafia in our city if you dare.

ps, itda is i tend to disagree I 'm guessing

Anonymous said...

THIS PLACE IS AN AVSOLUTE HORROR DO YOU HEAR ME A HORROR! I AVOIDED MY AOARTMENT ALL DAY DUR TO THE CONSTRUCTION NOISE AND I COME HOME FIND WHAT? A LARGE SCHMEAR OF FECES ACROSS THE NEW LIGHT COLORED HALLWAY CARPETING WHOS FUCKING BRILLIANT IDEA WAS THAT THIS PLACE IS BATELY SWEPT LET ALONE THE KIND OF DUMP WHERE THEY CLEAN THE XARPETS AND NOW THERES A FECES STAIN FOREVER GREETING ME WHEN I COME HOME THOUGH REALLY FITTING SINCE ANDREW MACARTHUR THE SHIT KING SEEMS TO HAVE A PRO FECES STAJCE ON MANAGEMT DOGS SHITTING, COLLEGE KIDS SHITTING, SECURITY GUARDS SHITTING THIS PLACE IS A FECAL FREE FOR ALL I NEED TO PURREEL 50 TIMES A DAY THANKS TO STUY TOWN IS THETE ANYTHING HETE THAT DOSSMT MAKE FECES? AND NICE TOUVH PUTTING THE LETTERS TO SANTA BIX OUTSIDE THE OVAL CONCIERGE I GOT TWO LETTERS FOR SANTA MACARTHUER - FU!

Anonymous said...

CAPS, please calm down and use the lower case at times, if only to punctuate! You are absolutely right in everything you say, though. It just would be more readable if you would take your blood pressure meds ahead of hitting the keyboard! This place is a disgusting, verminous, student and transient infested bedbug palace. We all know that. They have to lie their bloody heads off to get these flyover state rubes to rent here. There are so many places in New York City where these misguided souls could find better for less, but meantime we have to put up with their banal behavior, unknowing and uncaring dog ownership as well as filthy, vile laundry rooms where even a dog could catch a disease. Hopefully, there will come a time when CW Cap/Compost Crock will be a bad memory and we can try to make this place livable again. Meantime, keep the chin up and report whatever can be reported to the Department of Health, Department of Housing, FDNY, etc. Whenever I see a violation of City ordinances and Public Health Code, I file a complaint. Please do the same.

Anonymous said...

"Checked that I had 2 air conditioners and checked the fridge (a used replacement provided by management a few years ago)."

Management isn't inspecting for operability or leaks causing damage. They are copying serial numbers searching for appliances that don't match old records to be used as evidence supporting evictions and/or rent increases.

Anonymous said...

HOW IS MONSTER MACARTHUR AND COMPASS CROTCH ANY DIFFRENT THAN THE NSA? IM SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SPIED ON, HAVING GOONS PATADE THROUGH MY HOME AND SPY ON ME FOR THINGS LIKR FAKE WALLS WHICH IVE BEVER HAD OR TO SEE WHAT TYPE OF REFRIFERATOR I HAVE OR INSPECT MY BEDROOM CLOSETS WHAT ARE THEY LOOKING FOR IN MY BEDROOM CLOSETS A SAFE? NICE TRY IM NOT GOING TO BE ROBBED LIKE SO MANY OTHETS HAVE BEEM ROBBED. WHO EVER HEARD OF AN APARTMENT COMPLEX WHWRE TENANTS ARE VISTED ON A WEEKLY BASIS BY MANAGEMT IF YOULL EXCUSE ME NOWW IM GOING TO BUILD A SECRET ANNEX IN MY CLOSET BEHINF THE BOOKCASE AND HIDE UNTIL THIS SICK WAR IS OVER.

Anonymous said...



They are looking for illegal walls and illegal flooring (IME they will report if you even put down a few 'tiles' in bath or kitchen.

Anonymous said...

CAPS, did you give them the key to your top lock so that they can come and "visit" your apartment when you are not home and steal anything they can put in their pockets?

Anonymous said...

WELL IVE GOT A REPORT FOR COMPASS CROTCH CW CAPITAL PUNISHMENT: I TELL EVERYONE I KNOW, WORK WITH, COME IN CONTACT WITH, PASS ON THE STREET WHAT A HORROR IT IS TO LIVE IN STUY TOWN. I TELL THEM TO READ THE TA FACEBOOK PAGE AND THE ONG LIST OF ACCOUNTING COMPLAINTS ON THE STUY TOWN FACEBOOK PAGE. CANT ARGUE WITH ALL OF THE CRIMINAL ACTIVITY AND ABUSE THESE PEOPLE INFLICT ABON US ITS DISGUSING HOW MONSTER MACARTHUR AND BRIAN BORIARTY SLEEP AT NIGHT IS BEYOND ME THEY ARE DISPICABLE PEOPLE THAT MAKE ME PINE FOR THE DAYS WHEN THE SPEYERS RAN THIS DUMP GOAT SEX AND ALL NOW I HAVE STANGE MEN SHOWING UP AT MY DOOR ALL NIGHT LONG ASKING TO INSPECT MY APARTMENT I AM AN EPISODE OF LAW ORDER WAITING TO HAPPEN! AND IFF I DONT LET THESE THUGS IN ILL GET A THREATENING LETTER FROM MANAGEMENT TELLING ME THEYLL EVICT ME DO WE HAVE ANY RIGHTS WHATSOEVER AROUND HERE OR ARE WE SUPPOSED TO SIT BACK AND TAKE THIS ABUSE? ITS MADENING H HAVE TO GO AND WIPE UP THE BLOOD IN THE HALLWAY NOW SINCE THE PITTBULLS THAT ROAM FREE MAULED ANOTHER DUMPLING DELIVERER

Anonymous said...



STR: no offense, but many of these posts are illegible. CAN you post something about spell check, no caps, non ranting for all ?

pointless to go to the trouble for you (and us to read) when the post makes no sense and looks like a drunk typing.

Anonymous said...

After inspecting for illegal walls and carpeting a ST-PCV rep told me he was looking for "propane tanks" hidden inside closets. I said the inspection was over and asked him to leave without allowing him to search inside closets or copy serial numbers on the refrigerator and air conditioners.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR: no offense, but many of these posts are illegible. CAN you post something about spell check, no caps, non ranting for all ?

pointless to go to the trouble for you (and us to read) when the post makes no sense and looks like a drunk typing.<<

I'm assuming these CAP posts are purposefully written the way they are. I find them very amusing and funny. People who have trouble with them can easily pass them by.

Anonymous said...

The problem with the CAPS posts is that because they are so "off the wall" it makes one think that they are just spoofs and not valid complaints/comments at all. I think they detract from the validity of this blog.

Anonymous said...

The posts by CAPS make complete sense. They seem to be designed to stand out because of the outrageous conditions here. They're actually very clever. Thank you for approving them, STR. There's gotta be a break from the oppressive treatment by management. STR's blog, STR's call.

Anonymous said...

OFF THE WALL? ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? YOURE IFF THE WALL LOOK AROUND THIS PLACE I AM NOT THE ONLY ONE BEING HARASSED BY THE MANAGENT OFFICE NOR WILL I APPOLOGIZE FIR THE WAY I FEEL PUT APON AND MUSTREATED BECAUSE THEY KEEP WANTING TO INSOECT MY AOARTMENT I HAVE ASKED THEM WHY SO MAMY INSPECTIONS AND THEY SAY THEY HAVE NO RECIRD IF OREVIOUS INSOECTIONS WHICH LEAFS ME TO BEOIVE EUTHER THEY ATE INCOMPITANT OR THEY HAVE LONE GOON MEN SEARCHING THE APARTMENTS TO ROB AT A LATER POINT IN TIME I ORDERED A CAMERA TO INSTALL IN MY ALARTMENT SO I CAN KEEP AM EUE ON MY APARTMENT WHILE I AM AT WORK AND I SUGGEST EVERYONE DO THIS SO DONT PAASSICLY AGRESSIVLY TRY TO MODERATE A BLOG THAT DOESJT GELONG TP YOU GECAUSE TAKECA LOOK AROUND YOU HONEY THID SHIT IS HAPPENING TO A LOT OF OEOPLE STOP BEING BLIND FOOL

Anonymous said...

Re: CAPS. There's truth in satire.

Anonymous said...

Capps I veel yur paon and sympagiswe with youy, but ti si hadr to reede yuour potss at gimes.

Anonymous said...

There's nothing satirical about her diatribes. Unfortunately a lot of us are having these very same problems. I had my apartment "inspected" four times in two months for pressure walls I've never had. I also have to wonder if these men are in fact employees to casing out our apartments for future robberies.

Anonymous said...



The problem with the ranting CAPS POSTS is that even if there are valid points and truth in them, no one takes it seriously.

You just look and sound like a drunken frat boy.

Anonymous said...

Suggestion: Video your apartment inspection. Digital cameras can take videos and so can a lot of cell phones (not just smart phones).

Anonymous said...

I solved the problem of being annoyed by CAPS posts, I simply ignore them.

Anonymous said...

"There's nothing satirical about her diatribes. Unfortunately a lot of us are having these very same problems. I had my apartment "inspected" four times in two months for pressure walls I've never had. I also have to wonder if these men are in fact employees to casing out our apartments for future robberies."

THAT'S a very valid point! Especially as they demand the key to the top lock right after those "pressure wall" inspections.

Anonymous said...

Then don't read them!

Anonymous said...



Newly renovated and not paying low rent unfortunately but have had MANY inspections in less than one year.

i call HARRASSMENT. Yet, nothing can stop this.

Anonymous said...

Just got a Seasons Greetings email from PCVST.Living. Is it ok to reply: "FU?"

Anonymous said...

Really? "No one" = you, not the rest of us. Please don't speak for me.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Re: the CAPS stuff.... I don't want to let through a flame war here, so I'm holding back on forthcoming comments about CAPS. The bottom line is that I have no problem with CAPS in this case. If CAPS' writing causes someone concern, then the simple choice would be not to read CAPS. And it's easy, too. Just skip over CAPS' message. It's all in CAPS!

Anonymous said...

It's your blog, STR. You call the shots. Nobody has to read a post they don't like. I skip over a lot of them, especially the long-winded ones.

MRG said...

I am interested in more details on this statement from the article: "crafty apartment inspections that make note of peeling paint with potential legal problems to follow."

What is the angle for management to use peeling paint as a method to evict a tenant from a non-renovated apartment? How can that be considered a lease-terminating issue, when wall integrity is the landlord's responsibility?

My scheduled apartment inspection seemed quick and uneventful (fridge serial number, AC unit) except that the "inspector" took pictures of one area with peeling paint. Do I now need to worry about getting the dreaded envelope under the door with a lease termination notice? Anyone have further information on the "potential legal problems to follow" the recording of peeling paint?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

A poster on the TA Facebook page noted that her apartment inspection apparently included a check of peeling paint on the walls, which she found out later when contacted by either the paint department or management. This also happened to another person whom I know. Even though no one has mentioned peeling paint before as being on the radar of these inspections, it is apparently one of the items that is on a check list. The paint department sets up an appointment, but the question becomes what if the tenant doesn't want this "service," which I know from my own experience tends to be sloppy and not that professional, probably now more so that we don't have union painters? My guess, and the guess of others, is that management can then start enforcing eviction proceedings against a tenant because he/she has made their apartment "uninhabitable." Perhaps this is a long stretch in logic, but with the current management and the push to get rid of long-time tenants, I don't think it's too much of a stretch.

BIGMO said...

I noticed that management did not cash my December rent check yet. It's sent monthly by my bank and was mailed 12/3/2013. I am a long time tenant and was wondering if any readers of this blog have experienced management being slow in cashing the rent checks. I don't want to stop payment and have my bank issue another check unless it's necessary.

MRG said...

Thanks for the response on peeling paint. My apartment inspection occurred 3 months ago, and so far I have not received any notifications as a result. I confess to avoiding any new painting since the union-busting labor dispute a few years ago, but at this point I would do it if required. Pick your battles, as they say. Peeling paint is not worth getting evicted over.