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Monday, January 20, 2014

Work Continues!

Originally posted December 26th, 2013:

As expected CWCapital/CompassRock has work crews out this morning, the morning after Christmas Day, making a disruptive racket at the forthcoming new security office at the Oval. Residents who live around the construction zone had only a brief respite from the unendurable noise yesterday, Christmas, but otherwise work continues full speed ahead, all day long, beginning at eight in the morning. One would think that basic human decency and concern would compel CWCapital/CompassRock to give a holiday gift of sleep and peace on the day after Christmas, but no, that would be too much to expect of this landlord, wouldn't it? Likewise, simple fairness should mandate that residents who live above or by the construction zone get a reduction of their rent during the period of construction, but, again, that would be too much to expect.

[Noise-making crews are also out this morning to various empty apartments to continue with their work of transforming affordable old apartments to brand-new cash cows. Good luck if you live close to such an apartment.]

There is a special place in hell where that landlord--Beelzebub himself--welcomes such callous businessmen and planners. He awaits!


UPDATE: Janurary 20, 2014:

Noisy work on the new security office continued this past Saturday and will also continue next Saturday, if not for more Saturdays. I knew that nothing would stop CWCapital from making life a hell for tenants nearby, with construction work even going into the weekend when all tenants are home and trying to rest and relax and sleep. How about a rent reduction while this work is going on, guys?

103 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could they construct a competent accounting department? I pay my rent on time each month yet get notices how my rent is late and I'll need to turn over the apartment within 30 days. This letter is followed by a letter stating it was a clerical error. Idiots. Whoever put CWCAPITAL in charge of Stuy Town really needs to reevaluate their role here. Whenever I mention to people I live in Stuy Town, their face changes and they ask me if the ________ stories are true. CWCAPITAL is damaging the public perception of this community big time. It's no wonder their main clientele are out of state parents who fund these roommate situations. If these people were smart they'd Google Stuy Town before making a deal with the devil.

Anonymous said...

The sooner these bastards go and take up residence with their landlord, Beelzebub, the better.

Anonymous said...



Yep. Renovating lots of former 'affordable' flats here. A constant reminder of the turnover rate even in the dead of Winter - even during the Holidays!

I guess it is true that our current LANDLORD IS not in the red and certainly now IN THE BLACK. Eh?

Tommyboy said...

It's probably in the management book, if your tenant doesn't complain, then your not "maximizing profits" . Just remember this coming Feb. 2014 we will be celebrating the 2year old birth of CW management.



Anonymous said...



2 years! me thinks they'll be here for a long while. Why wouldn't they be?

Anonymous said...

HELL IS TOO NICE A PLACE TO BE COMPARED TO STUYVESANT TOWN DESPITE THE MANYY SIMILARITIES BETWEEN ANDREW MACARTHUR AND SATAN.

Anonymous said...

AH YES! It's Saturday at 9:30 and the guns of Stuy Town are firing again. SLAP SHOT! SLAP SHOT! The hockey punks are out again. It is just typical how the suburbanites who run this joint don't get that the residents who pay the bills DO NOT WANT TO HEAR GUN SHOTS at 9 AM! SLAP SHOT! SLAP SHOT! OH well... the big hockey brats are happy slamming those shots into the walls. WOO FUN! Screw the thousand who are ducking for cover in their homes. And yes, I am on an upper floor. LIke the 12th floor.

Anonymous said...

We are freezing our asses off because the landlord has sent up no heat since yesterday and after calling RS 4 times and telling them I am ready to call 311, all I get is "that's fine." Before 8:30 am, there is no one but Security to take these calls and they can do nothing about the heat. After 8:30 am, you get an indifferent bitch who tells you to go ahead and file a complaint with the City. There's no one running this place. There's just a bunch of morons doing the worst job they can do!

Anonymous said...

How do Stuy Town employees go to work every day knowing they are terrorizing and abusing us, particularly the legal and billing departments? I can't wait until my lease ends because moving here was the biggest mistake I've ever made. They promised me and my husband everything on the tour but delivered nothing but grief.

Anonymous said...

Hey, does anyone know how Sean Sullivan and his golden parachute are doing these days? I am very concerned, bless his heart,especially after the SSS (Sean Sullivan Smackdown) that was held at the Community Center on 5/7/13. Shakespeare? I don’t think so.

http://town-village.com/2013/05/10/resident-town-hall-gets-heated/


Anonymous said...



Mci's for new leases:

How can they just increase a new lease by $20 a month due to Mci 's? They never told us when we signed in late October that there might or would be this. ??

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>How can they just increase a new lease by $20 a month due to Mci 's?<<

Whenever I renew my lease, there's a clause in there about the possibility of MCI increases. Do you have something like that in your lease?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>We are freezing our asses off because the landlord has sent up no heat since yesterday<<

It was pretty chilly last night and this morning in my apartment. No heat coming up.

Anonymous said...

"That didn't happen!" Sean Sullivan takes town halls and golden parachutes very seriously! Handrails too! Laundry rooms and elevators, not so much.

Anonymous said...



Yes, So all THE TENANTS GET IT?

this is outrageous. Mostly because they will cry to the Depet of Housing who seems to grant their every wish.

Anonymous said...

Fo the benefit of anyone who isn't knowledgeable about MCIs: As either Tim Collins or Brian Kavanagh pointed out at the last tenants association meeting, MCIs are intended to benefit clients because landlords will make improvements, knowing they can recoup their costs. The state has a list of what qualifies as an MCI. That's the OK news. The bad news is that any system can be manipulated (e.g., landlords filing for "improvements" that don't work). The horrific news is that MCIs are forever because they become part of the base rent even after the cost of the improvement has been recouped.

Most of the leases here should have language that says that if an MCI is granted, the cost will be added to the rent--whenever the MCI is granted. Some tenants may have the MCIs subsumed in their already exorbitant rent.

All the MCIs that we've been hit with at the moment were filed for in 2009. Newer tenants have no reason to be aware these were pending. As of January, we're paying the prospective amounts--the amounts that will be permanently added to the base rent--because DHCR puzzlingly decided to allow CW to collect that even as the agency reviews the MCIs. In abeyance for the moment are the retroactive costs--the amounts we haven't paid since 2009.

There is a limit, though, to how much can be added to the rent. The aggregate of all prospective and retroactive MCI costs cannot exceed 6% of what the rent was when the MCIs were filed in 2009.

It's possible that CW and the TA will come to some sort of an agreement to make the situation more bearable, but if DHCR decides to approve the MCIs (in full or in part), we can still file a PAR (petition for administrative review) to protest.

Anonymous said...

LOL Sean Sullivan! He's at the dentist.

Anonymous said...

And it's Sunday and the big hockey bratz are back, feeling fierce, letting those pucks fly, setting off bombs on their precious ice skating rink. Yes, good idea....put a loud, uncontrollable commercial operation inside a residential community. Yes, those master planners must all have MNA's. It all makes so much sense and us little people don't understand.

Anonymous said...

The bratz are either in the hallways now stomping, running, ball playing or in their NON CARPETED apartments.

great job parents.

Anonymous said...

DOES ANTONE HAVE HEAT BECAUSE I DONT. MY HEAT HASNT CONE ON FOR DAYS AND I HAVE TO RUN THE OVEN TO KEEP MYSELF FROM FREEZING TO DEATH IN ANDREW MACARTHURS 80 ACRE SLUM. AND BEFORE SOBDONE CHIMEZ IN I DID CALL 311 A NUMBER OF TIMES BUT I REFUSE TO CALL STUY TOWN MANAGEMENT OFFICE VEXCAUSE AT BEST IT WILL BE A WASTE OF MY FRISTBITTEN BREATH AND AT SORSE TGEYLL COME TO "INSPECT" MY APARMTWNT FOR THE 20TH TIME THIS MONTH. I WISH THEY WOULD ROB ME OR KILL MRPE ALREASY SND GET IT OVERWITH I CANT KEEP LETTING ALL OF THESE MEN INTO MY AOARTMENT MY NEIGHBORS MUST TJONG IM A 64 YEAT OLD WHORE AT THIS POINT WITH ALL THE VISIT I GET FROM ANDREW MACARTHUS INTIMIDATION ARMY

Anonymous said...

Regarding the rink, the official PCVST twitter account is always good for a laugh. Somebody posted there “No snow here (so far) at @pcvstliving but we do have a Zamboni (the tweet included a picture). Do you have a Zamboni where you live?”
Who the F are these clueless rube pod people? Where were they hatched?

Anonymous said...

WHAT THE HELL ATE THEY DOING TO ME NOW???????? SOMEONE JUST FLEW A DRONE BY MY WINOW OR A MINI HELCOPTER OR SOMETHING EKECTRONIC WITH LIGHTS. IT FLEW AWAY AS I PULLED THE SNADE DOWN HORRIFIED IS THIS THE KIND OF LIFE WE ARE DORCED TO LIVE NOW WE HAVE TO KEEP THE SHADES DAWRN BECAUSE OF SPYING DRONES WHAT HAS VECOME OF MY LIGE I ONLY WAMT TO LIVE THE LITTLE LIFE I HAVE LEFT IN PEAVE BUT WITH EACH NEW DAYS COMES SOME NEW REMARK LE FORM OF TURTORE THIS IS NOT LIVING THIS IS EEATH BY A THOUSAND PAOER CUTS I CAMT TAKE ANY MORE OF THIS IS ANYONE LIATENING SAVE US IN HETE FROM MONSTER MACARTHUR IN HIS 80 ACRES OF HORROR BETWEEN THE PITBULLS JUNKIES COLLEGE KIDS DRINKING PUKING PEEING SHITTING AND SCREWING IN THE HALLWAYS MY MAIL BOX WITH NO DOOR STRANGE MEN ASKING TO INSPECT MY AOARTMENT AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGJT LEAF BLOWING AND CONSTRUCTION WORK PLEASE SAVE US FROM THIS HELL DO NOT MOVE HERE EVER IT IS HELL ON EARTH AND I WANT TO DIE

Anonymous said...



No heat either.

and the brats are still playing ball above us. Nice place.

Anonymous said...

Questions:
Are noisy neighbors breaking the law?
How should I approach my neighbor about a noise problem?
Can I sue a noisy neighbor?
Isn't my landlord supposed to keep noisy tenants quiet?
Can I sue a noisy neighbor?
If your neighbor keeps disturbing you, you can sue, and ask the court for money damages or to order the neighbor to stop the noise ("abate the nuisance," in legal terms). For money damages alone, you can use small claims court. For a court order telling somebody to stop doing something, you'll probably have to sue in regular court.
Of course, what you really want is for the nuisance to stop. But getting a small claims court to order your neighbor to pay you money can be amazingly effective. And suing in small claims court is easy, inexpensive, and doesn't require a lawyer.
To win, you'll need to show:
There is excessive and disturbing noise.
The person you are suing is either creating the noise or is the landlord and therefore responsible.
Your enjoyment of your home is affected.
You have asked the person to stop the noise.
To prove your case, use police reports, witnesses, your own testimony, or even a recording.

Anonymous said...

M DUGHTER CAME OVER AND MADE ME TAKE MY MEDICATION AND WENT DOOR TO DOOR ASKING ABOIT THE DRONE AND IT WAS A NEIGHBOR WHO BOUGHT THEIR KID A FLYING HELICOPTER FOR CHRISTMAS AND WAS USING IT TO TERRORIZE PEOPLE AND THEY GOT OTHER COMPLAINTS AND THE FATHER THREW IT DOWN THE CHUTE HE SAID.

Anonymous said...

A--holes that live above me were moving furniture and god knows what else and dropping things on the floor of their bedroom - which is ABOVE my bedroom - from 1:30AM - 3AM last night. I banged on the ceiling, but they could have cared less. Finally called Security at 3AM, but by the time they arrived the a--holes had stopped. WHAT NARCISSISTIC, F--UCKING, UNNEIGHBORLY NEIGHBORS! What the hell do parents teach children these days about being considerate and thoughtful?? Apparently, nothing.

Anonymous said...



Management should BE posting NOTICES IN HALLWAYS and elevators.

EXCESSIVE noise, no carpet rules strictly enforced. Ball playing, kids running should be @ the playground. GOD KNOWS THERE are enough playgrounds here for every kids dream. Ahole parents don't give a S and we are taking legal action with our upstairs morons.

Anonymous said...

CAPS, I think we are ALL going to be on medication soon unless Monster MacArthur and his band of incompetents and sleazoids move on and go terrorize some other community. I wonder what is going to happen to this place. I don't think it could get much worse.

Anonymous said...

Stuy Towns "award winning" security system is nothing but a ponzi scheme that has handicapped the public safety officers. We've had burglars, kids painting swastikas on the sidewalks, a man who attacked women and seniors with an ice pick, other men who have beaten and robbed seniors, the disgusting behavior of these college kids, Christmas trees set on fire and now drones? Public Safety relies to heavily on technology to solve cases after the fact, that is, when they're not saying the crimes took place in Gramercy, and relies too little on a boots on the ground physical presence. And on top of it they passed down an MCI for this system to all of us. Who installed this system? Who pushed for it.. Who got the contract? A friend of a friend? Because for all the money spent here rarely do I feel safe here at night. The TA seems to be overwhelmed with QOL issues and their crusade to own this catastrophe and Dan Garodnick spends a lot of time at the beauty parlor prepping for his next photo opp. Is there anyone watching out for us these days?

Anonymous said...

Print up your own notices and tape them to the front doors of the offending apartments. Use the term "we your neighbors" so it sounds like more than one apartment is fed up with them. SCARE them quiet! Enough with this useless management, we need to take these issues into our own hands.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The award-winning security system is, indeed, a joke. My concern is that the TA lawyers won't challenge this security system in terms of its efficacy. We had this system in place for a number of years, and management should have to provide the number of incidents where crime was PREVENTED by security staff spotting someone about to commit a crime. There's a study out there that states that such security systems do little to prevent crime.

There are also reports from tenants who have seen some of what is being monitored on this award winning security system--Stuy Town's bikini babes, Craig's List, bikini babes, and TV shows and bikini babes. It's an outrage that we are paying an MCI for security staff to ogle girls in bikinis or skimpy outfits.

Anonymous said...

I think it is an outrage that we have to pay for this useless "security" system as well as the useless intercoms which never work. As for the water valve MCI - WTF?

Anonymous said...

Just posted on the TA FB page re a MCI tread:

"I'm sorry, what is a Roberts Tenant?"

Kill me. Kill me now. End it!

Anonymous said...

CAPS, these rants are beginning to border on captivating performance art. I'm not being sarcastic.

Anonymous said...

Anony 8.18 PM-thanks for your noise complaint template. Since management does not give a rat’s ass about the 80% carpet requirement, I see this, suing the tenants themselves, as our only recourse.

"You have asked the person to stop the noise."

However, I would advise against contacting your noisy neighbors, management may use this against you and claim that you are harassing them, their golden, transient, apartment churning, money generating cows. I would avoid such contact, just keep calling PS, you will eventually get some founded noise complaints, document everything, the time, date, get the officers names, etc. and start the necessary document trail. Like the official PCVST Twitter account, another way to get a good laugh (or cry), is to go to the official PCVST webpage where this gem is posted:

“To help maintain a pleasant living environment, 80% of all floors at all times must be covered with carpeting or area rugs. It is recommended that you add this item to your pre-move-in “to-do” list. Failure to comply with this requirement is a violation of your lease agreement. Please note that after your move-in, the Carpet Inspection Group will contact you to schedule a carpet inspection.”

Anonymous said...

I CANT TAKE IT HERE MUCH MOTE IM NOT A YOUNG WOMAN ANYMORE AND I LIVE ALONE AND FEEL AS IF I AM UNDER A CONSTANT ASSAULT FROM BOTH THE INCOMPISTNS AT STUY TOWN AND THE INCONSIDERANTE COLLEGE KIDS AND ASSORTED DERILICST WHO LIVE ON MY FLOOR I MY PACKAGES GET STILEN ITS DIFFICULT TO GET FOOD DELIVERED AND HANIMG A HELIPCOPTER FLY BY MY WINDOW WAS TERRIFYING IF IT WASMT FOR MY DAUGHTER CHECKING IN ON ME I DOBT KNOW WHAT I DO I WIZH WE COULD TURN BAVK THE CLOCK A FEW YEARS AMD GO VACM TO THE WAY THINGS USED TO BE.

Anonymous said...

I believe Adam Rose pushed for the new security system, jeeps and Segway scooters. Money well spent. We got to keep Public Safety warm while they check Facebook.

Anonymous said...

CAPS is getting really really stale.

Anonymous said...

12:06: GREAT IDEA. PEOPLE SHOULD POST NOTE IN THE BUILDING ON THE FLOOR


AND FOR THE LOSERS WHO HANG OUT IN HALLWAYS AND kids who PLAY AND RUN AND ANNOY OTHERS, POST AS WELL.

Anonymous said...

They officially stopped checking for carpet coverage because the turnover rate is too fast. Unreal right? Welcome to Hotel Stuy.

Anonymous said...

Poster @ 3:51 pm. A new tenant may not be familiar with the Roberts lawsuit and may be excused for asking. Please remember that on the last day of every month many people move out and on the first day of the month many more move in. The new people moving in can't be expected to know about Roberts if they they are moving in here from some Flyover state. Unfortunately, most of the new tenants didn't do their homework before moving here (well, they would move here if they did!) and just have to learn the hard way that this is the biggest scam in town!

Anonymous said...

If you find a commenter stale why waste time reading and commenting? Get a life.

Anonymous said...

It's possible that CW and the TA will come to some sort of an agreement to make the situation more bearable, but if DHCR decides to approve the MCIs (in full or in part), we can still file a PAR (petition for administrative review) to protest.

Wouldn't that be in essence the third PAR filed? What kind of a protest would that be, since the DHCR would have ruled against this twice before? Wouldn't that jeopardize any agreement, like the one currently on the table? Wouldn't that just be a continuation of the TA's puffery..i.e. blowing smoke up out collective asses? Isn't the only thing the TA has accomplished been a pumping up of their membership by requiring that everyone who signed on to their current protest become members? Aren't they going to use these bloated membership numbers to push their conversion agenda again since all the people who signed up to protest the MCI's also agreed to allow the TA and it's board to speak on their behalf? So isn't this another loss for the tenants but a win for the TA even if they get no concessions?

Anonymous said...

Caps should move, for her health. It's certainly not worth dying over.

Anonymous said...

9:14 Pm, here's 3:51. Sorry,no dice. First, one can always lurk at the PCVST FB page but to comment, one needs to enroll. So all over the various treads there are the words “MCI” and “Roberts”. This person, who has a FB account, would surely know how to use an internet search engine. So before one asks anything like a broad question such as “I'm sorry, what is a Roberts Tenant?”, a flyover state person of at least average intelligence would post a “‘Stuyvesant Town Roberts Tenant” search criteria in Google, Yahoo, Bing, etc. before posting such a question. After that search was done, then the person could post a more specific question at the FB page. Looking at the Avatar FB deatails, I suspect a parental funded millennial who’s too lazy or doesn’t care enough to do any research on her own. She will be gone 6 months to a year anyway. So connected yet so clueless. I am always amazed at the laziness of some of the posters there.

Anonymous said...



Actually, the above POSTER IS INCORRECT Regarding carpet inspections.

They are doing them. WE got one and we HAD to get many carpets. Almost wall to wall. They were really pushy and threatening about it. Was planning to do it in any case, so no matter.

Anonymous said...

11:17 AM, the TA DID NOT require membership in order to sign their current protest over the MCI charges. Get your facts straight.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I have to wonder who 11:17 AM is to spread this misinformation. Didn't read the post thoroughly before I approved it.

Anonymous said...

Someone on the TA Fb is now spreading the rumor that management is getting the property wired for individual electric meters. Hope that isn't true, especially as they are stingy with the heat and we are forced to use space heaters at times.

Anonymous said...

Re: 11:17 a.m.'s PARs comments.

I think that the current MCIs (I'm pretty sure there are more outstanding) were held in abeyance when the Roberts case started, so PARs were not filed for them. Once a PAR is denied, there are additional legal avenues. Filling out the forms properly and filing them properly can be tricky. That's why it's good to have a lawyer--which TA dues pay for even if you're not a member.

I'd like a complainer like 11:17 a.m. to put forth some constructive ideas instead of conspiracy theories, such as a proposal with hard numbers that shows how this place can stay an affordable rental property. By the way, anyone who misgivings about the pledge or membership can always revoke it.

Anonymous said...

Anyone else think that CAPS is really the former Lux Living blogger in disguise?!!

Anonymous said...



Our new friend here says it is in her lease (verbiage regarding individual charge of electric when ready). wtf?????

Anonymous said...

"Our new friend here says it is in her lease (verbiage regarding individual charge of electric when ready). wtf?????"

If they do that, they will have to remove the monthly charge for the A/C contract and reduce each rent because the electricity is factored into the rent.

Anonymous said...

11:17 AM, the TA DID NOT require membership in order to sign their current protest over the MCI charges. Get your facts straight

Learn to read! Go back and read the form you signed. The form used to be on this site. Look it up. It clearly states you give the TA and its board the right to represent you as a member.

Anonymous said...

Lux moved on a long time ago. You should too.

Anonymous said...



Not sure they'll ever pass the indie electric charges for all of us, but if it's anything like other apartments around the city (a/c and heat in winter) it's aournd $100 a month for a small flat.

Either way they win. As usual. and they're bogus charges for _-- and ____ we can't do nothing about.

Anonymous said...

The TA will represent you as a member, but you do not have to be a PAYING member. Gottit?

Anonymous said...

We live directly above the new Security renovation. It has been a living hell and we don't think we should have to pay our full enormous rent when it has been uninhabitable between 8 AM and 6 PM for over a month. We work at home and have a sick child who has to endure the noise and try to learn when her Home Instruction teacher comes to our home every day. We were told the really loud noise would only last several days - what a lie.

Anonymous said...

PS We haven't had heat in days.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Re: Rent reduction for those affected by the living hell of construction...
Absolutely. Unfortunately, the landlord won't do the decent thing here, so the only other option is a legal one, which costs money to initiate.

Anonymous said...

"Lux moved on a long time ago. You should too."

Anon December 31, 10:47 PM. Just curious who you're directing that comment to. The poster who wondered if CAPS was actually Lux Living or CAPS??

Anonymous said...

I don't find CAPS' comments to be funny or satirical. She sounds like a person who is completely overwhelmed with her life here. I hope her daughter watches out for her. Hang in there CAPS!

Anonymous said...

THERS NORHING LUXURIOUS ABOUT LIVEING IN AN AORATKENT WITH LITTLE RO NO HEAT FECED SMCHEARS ON THE HALKWAY CAPTETING OIT BULLS ROMING THE HALLWAYS MAILBOXES WITH NO CLODING DOIRS COLLEGE KIDS FRONIXATING AND DEFIBATING IN THE STAIRWELLS OR INEPUCRIS WJO INSPECT APARTNENTS SWVERAK TIMES A MONTH AND DRONE ATAKS. THIS IS A PKACE FIR PEOPLE WHO LIKE NOTHLU NOTICES ANOUT THEIRCRENT BEING LAYE CHASED EITH AN EVIVTION NOTIVE LANDLORDS WHO USE THE STUDDINT POPULSTON AS A WESPON AGAINST LONG TIME TENABTS AND A PERFECT PLACE FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT NO QUIET EVER. I WOULD NECER CALL THIS PLACE LUXORIOUS ITS THE CLOSEST THING ON EARTH WE HAVE TO HELL AND ITS THANKS TO MONSYTER MACARTHUR AND BRIAN BORIARTY AMD THECREST OF THE FOOLS SINKING THIS SHIPP WHETE IS TA ABD DAN GARODNICK DURING GHOS MESS I BET THEYDR NOT DHOVELING THE SUDEWALKS IR CKEARING THE SHANTY TOWN OUT OF THF LAUNDRY TOOM DOWNSTSIRS OR SCRA

Scariam said...

Dear 'Caps',
Oh, you poor thing! These should be your Golden Years and not be dodging fecal schmears in your own hallway! Just last week, I went to visit a friend in the building. When the elevator door opened, there they were: 2 ginormous pittbulls having an ass race down the hallway! I was appalled and more disgusted than the day I had to side-step semen puddles left by those college boys all jacked up (not to mention off!)on testosterone and, well; you get the picture. The hallway REEKED of men! Turning back the clock tantamount to a recurring nightmare in which one gets lost in the Rape Forest, waiting for Robbie and one of his rabid goats to jump out and ravish poor unsuspecting women! Oh, the horror!

Anonymous said...

Ass racing? Wow! Just wow! Whatta parade! Did the TA give out tickets? I'm connected!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the 'DON'T contact your neighbors re: any issue' since management may consider it what???


rofl rofl, Management does nothing to anyone living here, whether it is deemed harassment or not. WE ALL KNOW THIS. If this were the case, they'd rectify the problem tenants!

Anonymous said...

WE NEED HEAT, BASTARDS, WE NEED HEAT!
I CAN'T WAIT FOR THIS FILTHY VERMIN CALLED CW AND COMPASS ROCK TO GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE. GREEDY, INCOMPETENT, CRIMINAL BASTARDS.

Anonymous said...

When you file complaints with 311 you can do it Anonymously or give your name - its your choice.

Just do it already and let's get all this on the city record because no one is fighting for us but us residents!

CALL 311 with your complaints on Noise, Construction (most if which proved to be illegal), Heat Problems.

CALL 311!

Anonymous said...

11:17 hit the nail on the head!
11:17 is right.
Everyone read 11:17!

Anonymous said...

My family is military giving their lives for our rights. The TA MCI form mandated we have them be our voice to ALL City Agencies including non MCI related, including DOB so they could push through their construction agenda by quieting our voices.
It was un-AMERICAN.
Whoever wrote that TA letter getting tenants to get us to sign up for an MCI fight with language that they also become our sole voice to the City on everything and we agree to shut up violated our rights and disgraced our military family.
We were appalled.
Today on Martin Luther King day we celebrate our civil rights as Americans and will never give up our American voices!

Anonymous said...

Here's the current reality in ST-PCV:

CWCapital & Compass Rock HATE the tenants and the tenants HATE them.

They hate us for no good reason other than the simple fact that we exist. We hate them for too many good reasons to go into here. Anyone who lives here knows what they are: Destruction of the once peaceful Oval, valid, noisy neighbor complaints that are ignored by Management, etc. etc. etc.

As the dialogue goes in the scene from the movie, Out of Africa, when Baron Bror Blixen-Finecke asks his wife, Karen (Tanne) Dinesen for a divorce:

Bror: I thought you might be wanting a divorce.

Tanne: Has she got money? Of course, she has money. Is this important, Bror?

Bror: I suppose.

Tanne: Well, I'll have to accuse you of something. Or did you think you would have it the other way around?

Bror: Fire away. Whatever. I have surely done it.


Exactly. Pick anything wrong with STPCV and CWCapital and Compass Rock, their incompetent Management company that is dangerous exactly because it is incompetent have caused it, continued it and done nothing to curb it.

Anonymous said...

I prefer my schmear from Russ & Daughters, not Stuy Town carpeting. Or the Oval Cafe for that matter.

Anonymous said...

For information on MCI's go to DHCR directly. Its quick. Its easy. They're nice. 25 Beaver Street, Manhattan.

Don't get MCI information from anyone else - not the TA, not TA attorneys, not your neighbors, GO TO DHCR and get it straight from them.

They will give you the straight answer with no agenda.

And they will give you a rent history while there so you can check to see if you are being overcharged.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The TA MCI form mandated we have them be our voice to ALL City Agencies including non MCI related, including DOB so they could push through their construction agenda by quieting our voices.<<

This I don't get. Signing the TA form was voluntary, and one could opt out of the agreement at any time.

Anonymous said...

"This I don't get. Signing the TA form was voluntary, and one could opt out of the agreement at any time."

You got that right, STR. Why are people vilifying and slandering the TA? Maybe they aren't all things to all tenants, but they have never coerced or threatened anyone. You don't want to sign on to anything TA-related: so be it, no one is making you. The TA, for all its shortcomings, is all we've got in our corner at this time. You want to go along with CW/CR: Go ahead because no one is going to stand in your way.

Anonymous said...

StuyTownReproter answer your 9:14 question

Mr Reporter you said -
Ergo, the TA is aware that any negotiations/lawsuits/etc can hold up the sale of PCVST. And so is CW.

They dont want to fight. They want our names and be our voice. FOR WHAT? They dont want to fight.

We live with loud obnoxious construction banging yelling noise everyday of security offices - an Oval mess with RAV 4 full size cars running us over on people sidewalks.

We dont want MCI but there is no way we sign paper saying we give ALL they said they want to do it but that have nothing to do with MCI.
Maybe if they saved our Oval and trees and quiet we might say ok you protect us you can use my name in your fights. They dont need things they want because they dont protect us. They want to use our names to say we support their voice but its not our voice, and want us not to stand up for ourselves. My Oval is gone forever.

We want to fight. We are sick and tired.

There is not a opt in opt out tempororary on freedom of speech. Its an American right No one takes not even for a minute.

Here is what TA wants.
, authorize our President or Secretary, or any legal counsel chosen by the Board of Directors, to serve as our representatives (and attorneys) in ALL matters concerning building or complex wide claims and concerns that may come before New York State Homes and Community Renewal, or before any housing related agencies of the City of New York (Departments of Buildings,
Fire, Health and Housing Preservation and Development) and all administrative appeals and court appeals concerning the same matters. In any such matter we
grant permission to list our names as members of the ST/PCV
TA.

What does that have to do with MCI? We wont give away freedom of speech not even temproary.

Honor MLK day

Anonymous said...

11;16 AM. Complaints filed for noise via 311 are not processed. Apparently you will receive an email (if you leave email) stating they're unfounded--- complaint cancelled. btdt.

Anonymous said...

6:40 am: You are absolutely correct. Noise complaints do not get processed when reported to 311. They do exactly what you said: send you an email saying it wa an unfounded complaint. I had a problem with neighbors partying at 3 am and called PS to no avail; called 13th pct who told me to call 311. Got the email saying unfounded about 5 minutes later. I knew no one had gone to the apt. I persevered (at least tried to) with 13th pct and was yelled at and hung up on.
We are ON OUR OWN here. Management doesn't give a shit; the TA doesn't give a shit (except about owning this dump) and the 13th pct also doesn't give a shit about anything that happens here whether it's unruly drunks, druggies, rowdy parties or even crime. Remember, crime doesn't happen here; it happens in Gramercy! Also, our famous Dan Garodnick doesn't give a shit about us. He, like the TA, only care about purchasing this dump.

Anonymous said...

10:12 AM I am same. I am now planning on (to start, @ advice of attorney) small claims court with our neighbor.

I am not paying this exorbitant rent to be kept up day / night with constant banging, ball playing, screaming, loud obnoxious neighbors. We have complained about the same apartment many times, so have other tenants. CR does nothing. New tenants - old tenants take note.

Anonymous said...

"10:12 AM I am same. I am now planning on (to start, @ advice of attorney) small claims court with our neighbor."

I hope you will be successful. I have a friend who took her landlord to court because her neighbors were just like the ones you describe and she won her case. I don't think it was Small Claims Court, I think it was Housing Court. However, she lived in Queens in a building that was privately owned (not a two family house, but an elevator building). Compass Rock might be a lot harder to deal with because they have the rottenest and most corrupt people on their legal team. I sincerely hope you prevail. Please keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

10:12 when you take your neighbor to small claims include st owner lp in the suit. pursue the neighbor for damages and st owner for return of rent for those months your quality of life, health,and job performance suffered because of management negligence.

Anonymous said...


'Thanks NYC… I mean, um, why bother posting 311 and Complaints…


TYPICAL!

Anonymous said...

this is what you have to do to get anything done here. Pay for it. Your lawyer. Can you get out of the lease????????

Anonymous said...



She / He doesn't have to stop at Small Claims. This is just the beginning.

You can ABSOLUTELY sue your neighbor for damages due to this.

Anonymous said...

There is a very disturbing unit on our floor that has different people using it quite often. been going on for a year at least. I know it is not the original tenant. Always in and out with luggage.

Leaving garbage around and very loud music. Where would one report this if so? I refuse to call PS.

Anonymous said...

"10:12 AM I am same. I am now planning on (to start, @ advice of attorney) small claims court with our neighbor."

I believe you have also posted your issue at the Stuy Town Yelp page?

"So an update to my review. After living here for 2 months, we are exploring options for breaking our lease. We involved (with some difficulty), the attorney for the complex. After threatening to take legal action of our own she told us that she had called the neighbors. They were out of town for the holidays and it was heaven...now they are back and it is as bad as ever. We've called Security four times today and the last officer who came out so obviously couldn't have cared less and stated that he wouldn't do anything so we told him to leave our apartment. The first problem is the neighbors who don't even attempt to stop their children from running around all day long and do not put down the rugs that the lease requires. The second problem is that the complex clearly is not motivated to enforce the rules that they supposedly have in place to make it a pleasant place to live. They are professionals at giving you the run-around and that is all you will be getting from them."

Anyway, we are also in a similar situation. We have called PS 5 times, 2 complaints founded, 3 as “chronic”, last complaint was founded, zero rug coverage. Anyway, I am sure everyone who posts here wishes you luck and hopefully, as much as can be legally done, you can give us a recap of the issue when it runs its course. Your case could be the template that we could all use. One more point. "We involved (with some difficulty), the attorney for the complex." From what I have heard, the CR legal department located here (rumor has it they are in the Concierge office) are not even lawyers but are paralegals. CR outsources legal matters to a very despicable landlord friendly law firm that exploits every NYS RS loophole whether they are correct or not, they hope you wear you down, going directly at the tenants may be the way to go here.

Anonymous said...

Anony 3.34. Looks like you have an illegal hotel situation, post a complaint at 311 for the audit trail and call Dan G.’s office to get a direct contact to the Mayor’s office. Or if you hate Dan, then call the Public Advocate’s office directly, she seems to be a real fighter who will step on toes.
http://pubadvocate.nyc.gov/Help

Anonymous said...



Shouldn't they call Compass about an illegal hotel situation?

Or do they not care about that either?

Anonymous said...



Shouldn't they call Compass about an illegal hotel situation?

Or do they not care about that either?

Anonymous said...

10:52::::

What happens now? Are you renewing your lease or moving out? Insane shit here. Total bullshit.

Anonymous said...

Dan is USELESS. Totally USELESS. He should never have been elected to a third term. He is just an opportunist and doesn't give a shit about what happens here unless he and his cronies can get their dirty little paws on it in a "conversion."

Anonymous said...



Does the actual tenant have to be living in the apartment? What if it's the adult son or daughter?

Anonymous said...

agree with january 23, 2014 3:27

do not vote for him for anything!

he is a cuomo bloomberg quinn puppet. and now he lost bloomberg and quinn. thank god he is not speaker!

he took a lot of money from st owner lp to allow construction initiatives. public information on lobbyist.com

do not trust dan to have your back!

Anonymous said...



10: 52 how do you involve attorney from landlord?

now what will you do?

Anonymous said...


""So an update to my review. After living here for 2 months, we are exploring options for breaking our lease."


This pretty funny. Posted on Yelp today from CR re these tenants.

"Thanks for keeping us in the loop. We would hate to see you leave because of a disruptive neighbor above you. Please email us your contact info at living@pcvst.com and we will follow up with public safety to make sure the apartment above you has proper rug coverage. If there's anything else we can help you with, please email us!"

As posted before, I already have 2 founded noise complaints re no carpets above me yet nothing happens. Working from home today, SOP, no rugs above me, furniture being moved every hour, kid screaming, crying and running along bare floors, rat dog scraping noises. One has to time the call to PS. In my case, PS is OK, where their reports go is the issue. Such BS. CR really sucks.

Anonymous said...

"Shouldn't they call Compass about an illegal hotel situation?
Or do they not care about that either?"

In the past, this management has been responsive to reports of apartments used as illegal hotels.

Anonymous said...



I agree with the fact that your neighbors are seriously impolite and uncaring tenants. have you contacted an attorney? I have no experience with that route, but you would obviously be in the right. take sound recordings. and good luck. Not nice neighbors, not nice at all.

Anonymous said...


Curious STR and others:

Adult daughter of leaseholder who lives out of state and would like to live there. Is it fine with landlord if I and my family live here? the tenant holder is my Dad.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I'm not sure of this, but from what I know you can live in a PCVST apartment WITH your Dad, if he's the lease holder. After two years, you can become the lease holder if you father moves out. This is where the TA may be able to advise you with more sureness. Contact link on the main page.

Anonymous said...



How do I find out the names of property manager (s)? Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Succession rights as presented on the RGB site: http://www.housingnyc.com/html/resources/faq/succession.html.

Anonymous said...

We need to step up the noise and disturbance complaints to CW/CR. Ludicrous to live with this 24/7 while fucking landlord does jackshit.

WTF?

Anonymous said...



No one here knows the names of any property managers? This is odd.