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Sunday, January 26, 2014

PCVST Award-Winning Security System Fails to Stop Criminal in Stuy Town

This is the security system you are paying an MCI for.

http://nypost.com/2014/01/23/teen-busted-after-spree-of-attempted-rapes-robberies-death-threats/

The Stuy Town mention: "On Friday, Jackson tried approaching a 24-year-old who was exiting a Stuyvesant Town elevator on the ground around 8:35 p.m., cops said. 'I’m going to shoot you,' he allegedly snarled and then began counting down. That woman also scared him off by screaming and pressing several buttons on the elevator, police added."

No mention of a chase by our Public Safety officers, either.

45 comments:

Anonymous said...

some of the security offices are ignoring managements mandate to prioritize using the cameras to spy on tenants, the key cards to track who is using them by comparing photos on record with video image of user at door, and how often key cars are used to determine full time living at apartment and when tenants are away because they really want to protect tenants and honor the uniform.
some of the security officers are following managements mandate to use the above to intimidate and evict tenants, are targeting a published list of rent stabilized tenants and are working closely with management and legal in a choreographed procedure of bringing at least 2 or three officers to intimidate and threaten rent stabilized tenants accusing them of violating their leases.
many of us have experienced both of these types of officers.
everyone needs to share their stories with their neighbors to reveal which are the officers with good intentions and which are the bad so the good ones don't incur that reputation of the bad ones.
many of the good ones are planning on quitting because of the unfair treatment of tenants, the dishonoring of the uniform and the unfair treatment of the officers who are forced to sign documents stating that if they are caught complaining, saying anything negative about management, revealing anything bad management is doing to tenants the result is immediate dismissal.
these officers have families too and some really are good people. and some are bad.
the good ones are being intimidated by management as are the tenants.
we have got to weed out the bad in PCVST!

Anonymous said...

This is the crack ( or cracked?) security department we are paying a fucking huge MCI for?

Anonymous said...

Omg. Disgusting...

Anonymous said...

Concerning these MCIs, why weren't we given the chance to file individual PARs? We were just slammed with them all at one time and they are totally unjustified. The intercom system doesn't work most of the time and is infinitely inferior to the old one; the security system is crap; and, I don't know what the hell the water valves MCI is all about. We still have water that looks shit-stained. Surely we could refuse to pay these MCIs while they are under review? Isn't that the way the system usually works?

Anonymous said...

So will the mci charges be just lumped into the rent @ some point???

no one has the same rent as 2 months ago. They've all gone up by $50 or more due to the dumb mc i.

so let's just tell the public and any new renters here, the fee you are quoted is not the fee. Add $100 ore more per month. I'd post this on Yelp, but they won't post it. fake site. they delete stuff.

Anonymous said...

Too bad potential renters and the rest of nyc doesn't know the crap that goes on here.


too bad others can't see the posts on facebook. no one would want to come here.

Anonymous said...

We were given a chance to file PARS. Only 2 did. DHCR or whatever they are called now, already ruled against those objections. The TA is supposedly trying again because their lawyer said the DHCR(?) ignored the objections. Since the TA does everything behind closed doors without involving tenants, no one knows how their negotiations with CW and DHCR are going.

Anonymous said...

Call the Commissioner of DHCR and tell him we PCVST tenants are not paying for this substandard "major capital improvements" that don't work and are poor quality and most are maintenance and not improvements let alone major!

518-486-3370
Commissioner Darryl C Towns

Anonymous said...

Question. Are you in violation of your lease if you don't pay the MCIs?

Why can't we all just pay the base rent prior to MCI increases?

Seems like a sensible approach.

Anonymous said...

Take a walk. Compass Rock ought to rename this place Shit Town and Peter Crapper Village. There are piles and smears of dog shit all around. You'd think that dogs would be owned by families with kids but over half are with people 55+. Sad and ridiculous. So, a great selling point. CW can tell developers to bid high because people will want to live down here so they can have the pleasure of seeing kids track dog shit across their rugs and then they can have the pleasure of cleaning dog shit off their kids' shoes.

Anonymous said...

"We were given a chance to file PARS. Only 2 did. DHCR or whatever they are called now, already ruled against those objections. The TA is supposedly trying again because their lawyer said the DHCR(?) ignored the objections. Since the TA does everything behind closed doors without involving tenants, no one knows how their negotiations with CW and DHCR are going"

I was never given the chance to file a PAR. I most certainly would have filed one for each of these outrageous MCIs if I had been given the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

9:25 AM: Are you serious? Do they really have a published list of rs tenants whom they are instructed to intimidate? If this is true, then I think you should put out some evidence of this and the matter should be brought to the attention of the Attorney General. I would like to say it should be brought to the attention of our Council man Dan Goradnick, but I think he is as useless as the TA.

Anonymous said...

i'm so over them only doing things secretly behind closed doors. what a crock. how long have these "negotiations" been happening? how do we negotiate these mci charges on our own to throw a big ole wrench in the mci charges?

Anonymous said...



Most tenants are afraid (just rrealizing this lately) to complain.

Recently i asked two dear long time tenants if they had heat, they said NO and were afraid to file complaints with 311. I asked why and they said that they live IN FEAR that Compass Rock will find out and target them... I told them , you can file it anonymously , they still refused.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Hi guys,

Need some advice. Are these MCI's legal?? I am a market rent tenant and had no idea the landlord could hike up your rent at any given moment in the middle of your lease!
Saw the ~$50 bump up in the Jan bill but did not pay it. Are we actually supposed to pay this? Are people paying this??

Anonymous said...

"Surely we could refuse to pay these MCIs while they are under review? Isn't that the way the system usually works?"

As has been explained, we have an unusual situation. The MCIs were filed in 2009 and got held up because of Roberts. The TA has protested the MCIs. The DHCR issued the ruling that while it is reconsidering the MCIs, we have to pay the permanent (prospective) increases.

If DHCR ultimately approves the MCIs in whole or in part, we will have to pay the retroactive amount, that is, what we would have paid since the MCIs were filed in 2009. My February rent bill came with a notice saying that CW is still negotiating with the TA and DHCR, so maybe we will get some relief.

Fortunately, there is a cap on how much can be added to the monthly rent. The retroactive amount plus the permanent amount can't be more than 6% of what the rent was in 2009 when the MCIs were filed.

For anyone who hasn't been paying close attention to this issue, it's been a topic of conversation here, on the TA Facebook page, and in T&V, and the TA has posted info on its website.

MCIs were designed to encourage landlords to make necessary repairs and maintain their property. Unfortunately, many have used MCIs as a tool to raise rents while padding and even falsifying bills and doing shoddy work.

DHCR has not been tenant friendly, and some of its people have been around since the decidedly tenant-unfriendly Pataki administration.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone really think that even if PS had a zillion eyeballs glued to the video screens that they could stop a crime in progress? But they could respond more quickly to catch a perpetrator.

Management has also delegated all sorts of inappropriate duties to them--if a streetlight is out, we're supposed to call PS. If the intercom isn't working, call PS. A lot of things that used to be handled by maintenance or other office staff are now shoved onto PS, whether it makes sense or not.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Are these MCI's legal??<<

Until we get a ruling that states otherwise, yes, they are legal.

Anonymous said...

I still want to know if there is a published list of RS tenants whom Security/PS is supposed to target for intimidation. I wish we could the get the AG and/or media to take an interest in this.
I used to love this place, and still do love my apartment, but I hate this landlord/manager with a visceral passion. STR would never publish my heartfelt hatred and what I wish on them! I just hope they go away soon and we are bought by a landlord that actually knows how to run a huge complex this size and knows how to do it well, without trying to suck the marrow out of the bones of the tenants.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I doubt there is such a "hit list." But for sure CW wants the old-timers here to move, be bounced out, or die off.

Anonymous said...

10: 34 . Huh? have you been reading here for the past 5 years!

the landlord targets all tenants. ALL TENANTS, doesn't give a shit about a MR or you. WTF.

Anonymous said...

sure seems this landlord targets all tenants with a bulls eye on the rent stabilized. whether it is a hit list or a red flag arising whenever that tenant does anything remotely in a grey area - once you are marked with that target on your back they are relentless and ruleless.

Anonymous said...

FTR, all tenants (sigh, we keep posting this over and over) all tenants all tenants here at stpcv are rent stabilized.

FTR, we're paying over 4k for our rental here. we've had 6 inspections for no apparent reason in less than 3 years.

What's your point exactly?

Anonymous said...

Management has redesigned PS to be asses in seats (in front of a video screen aka personally texting on a smartphone, or eyes front in a minimobile) as opposed to boots on the ground. A real physical presence, especially in certain areas, should help to prevent some crimes. Having dark and vacant security booths on the perimeter of the property sends a message. I've tried to flag down a PS vehicles, only to have it pass me by because the driver wasn't looking around and didn't see me. I've seen a PS vehicle parked at the 7-Eleven on 23rd St., facing west (wrong way to be able to respond quickly). Of course management isn't interested in fixing any of this.

Anonymous said...

sure seems this landlord targets all tenants with a bulls eye on the rent stabilized. whether it is a hit list or a red flag arising whenever that tenant does anything remotely in a grey area - once you are marked with that target on your back they are relentless and ruleless.>>>>

Can you give some examples?

Anonymous said...

1:44 please back this up with what you mean by this....

evidence and examples of this ? we feel same and we are not old timers.

read all over reviews. I mean, honestly, they hate us all. PLEASE POST EXAMPle

Anonymous said...

Relentless of an illegal wall? Yes, to all residents...

Relentless to carpet rules? Yes, to all residents....

btdt.

Anonymous said...



Define grey.

Anonymous said...

Yes, security has different procedures and reactions to rent stabilized tenants than they do to new tenants who are market rate. Yes some of the officers are good people who refuse to follow this targeting.

Tommyboyardee said...

Unfortunately but true, this complex is still light years ahead of most other rentals in NYC. It's scary what's out there.

Anonymous said...

"Unfortunately but true, this complex is still light years ahead of most other rentals in NYC. It's scary what's out there."

I disagree. It is more scary what's in here!

Unless, of course, we are talking NYCHA.

Anonymous said...

For those asking for examples of targeted tenants obviously that can't be done without giving away people's identities who are scared to have their names out there because they are targeted. If you really want examples go talk 1 0n 1 to as many of your neighbors as you can and you will hear the stories too. You will be shocked by what you hear.

Anonymous said...



8:35 pot stirring. Thisis totally false and you know this. Why start trouble between us. Don't we have enough shit from our sleazy landlord?

Anonymous said...

yeah, no need to stop and question this guy,,,

Anonymous said...

I've heard many horror stories from long time tenants about how, during the Tishman Speyer reign of terror, they were harassed unmercifully without any just cause and had to go to the expense of getting lawyers in order to fight back. Divorced tenants whose former spouses had been on a lease going back years were particularly hounded because they were accused of having two homes: the apartment in sty and their former spouse's new home. Also, people with a vacation property, even if it was a cabin somewhere, were put through the mill.

I don't know about Security hassling them, though. I know the family member of a long time Security officer and have been told that there is big drug problem here with the student population, but no mention was ever made of long time tenants being targeted, and I think that would have been mentioned if it were the case.

Anonymous said...

Not a pot stirrer cant call me that. You can call me a pot sticker if you really need to name call!
I admit I am calling the pot and the kettle black. They are both black! Legal Knapp/Claude and Management have Security Procedures and Protocol targeting RS tenants. The reputation of wrongful evicting and targeting and monitoring key cards
will come to light when all the stories because they are speaking to past tenants too in the investigation and audit for the sale. The shadiness will see the light soon!

Anonymous said...



Names are not needed for examples. Really and seriously?

Totally false. Stop pot stirring between residents.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Why is 3:39 attacking a tenant for speaking out about a problem at PCVST? If a tenant has a problem it is their right to voice it. Who are you 3:39 to call names and tell anyone to stop using their voice?
Pot sticker you go right on and say your piece loud and proud!

Anonymous said...

I don't see how 8:35 is pitting tenants against tenants. Yes different tenants are treated differently by management. That doesn't mean tenants are treated differently by tenants or that tenants need to resent each other. Then again I am not a resentful person by nature. If my neighbor is being treated differently by management than me I would want to know so I could help my neighbor which I do. If my neighbor is being treated better by management I would want to know so I could stand up for myself to management and get the same treatment from management. 7:19 you are off the mark a bit on this one. Tenants are treated differently. My neighbor was harassed. Everyone on the floor helped them. Their names are not necessary on this blog but they are on file with the 13th precinct. It is appropriate to give their names to the police but it is not necessary for them to give their names on a blog. Do you see the difference? You are not entitled to their privacy. You have fallen off the rocker on this one. If you think names are so necessary and you demand others give theirs, give yours first. Who are you that you think you are so entitled? What is your name? You don't need to answer. I don't need to know. You do need to feel how inappropriate your demand was.

Anonymous said...



The poster is not ASKING FOR NAMES. They asked for examples and ita.

Doyou honestly think a tenant calls PS about a complaint (example) and the guys stop and look up her account (as if) to see if she / he pays a lower rent and then decides best plan of action?

LUDICROUS. Really ludicrous. I've been a tenant paying over 4500 dollars and treated like shit here by management. so please, do not tell me there is preferential treatment and vice versa. you have no idea how bad they have been to us. Please stop this stupid post.

Anonymous said...

Check out all the GLOWING COMMENTS ON YELp for peter cooper.


lmao

Anonymous said...



Yelp posters should make mention on their reviews about

MID YEAR INCREASES -- nice !

MCI substantial INCREASES --- nice!

what a scam....

Anonymous said...

"No mention of a chase by our Public Safety officers, either."

STR, do you think that any of our Public Safety officers could actually give chase? Most of them weigh 500 lbs.