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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:

Friday, February 21, 2014

"Stuy Town is a campus"

Well, I guess we knew that, but here's confirmation, nevertheless.  (Hat tip to STR blog reader.)

Do note lack of mandated 80% carpeting, btw.

The comment section is priceless. There is, so far, one response from a NYU resident:

"I think all of the old residents on this page need to chill. I'm an NYU student and love Stuy town minus the gumpy tenants that are posting here. Jon, did you really say no drinking? What is Stuytown Amish now? Did I miss something?

"So what if I like to have some fun with friends past 8pm (aka your bedtime)? I pay full price for my apartment unlike all of you rent controlled dinosaurs. If I want to tan on the Oval, I'll tan on the Oval. And Gilbert, if you're ball 'accidentally' finds it's way to my eye, me and my bro's fists might just 'accidentally' find it's way to your face."

Though I'm sure this isn't the attitude of most students living (temporarily) here, I bet it's one that's held by many, particularly the macho bros.

The scandal is that renting to transient residents like students increases legally the rents in PCVST. The landlord(s) know this and work it to best advantage.


Anonymous said...

love the comments!doubt anyone at NYU cares

Anonymous said...

The NYU deal was created by REBNY and the Politicians in office during the past few years (some were voted out of council last year some are still on the city council), in their many attacks on Rent Stabilization and Regulation.

It is their way of getting rid of affordable housing in PCVST.

Now De Blasio has made it clear he has no intention of protecting PCVST tenants and no mention of protecting existing affordable housing,

just "creating" new affordable housing within the building of luxury condos"

He is playing word games. Someone needs to keep count of number of homes losing rent regulated status vs number he "creates" because if he isn't protecting the existing homes (well that is awful in and of itself) but it won't matter how many he creates when it will be offset by how many he loses during his tenure.

I don't see a re-election second term but then again its New York and terms in office can be bought like Bloomberg and Garodnick did.

Anonymous said...

A friend who lives in an Oval building says a vending machine selling snacks (chips, chocolate etc) appeared in her laundry room this week. Will this "amenity" be popping up in all the laundry rooms?

Another step closer to being a dorm?

Anonymous said...

These students don't understand when you live on campus you can live by campus rules and when you live off-campus in the adult world you live by adult rules.

These students want to live off campus in the adult world but with campus rules.

If they want to live like students and not adults then stay on campus.

When you are off campus, in the adult world you need to behave like a grown up and follow adult rules.

I was never this disrespectful when I moved off campus my senior year in college into an adult apartment complex.

My university never let off campus students behave poorly, recklessly, unlawfully off campus.

This is a poor reflection of the culture of NYU.

Anonymous said...

They don't keep the laundry rooms clean enough to allow eating. That is unsanitary and gross. Our laundry room is filled with mold in every corner, piles of dust on the ceiling and pipes, and floors dirtier than a landfill.

Anonymous said...

The damage that the soon to be retired John Sexton of NYU has already done to this community, plus all the adjoining ones, has been immense.

Anonymous said...

I think NYU is only concerned with increasing its real estate holdings and increasing its wealth. The integrity of this once-venerable institution has gone down the toilet as it has lowered its standards to the degree that is exhibited in the behavior of its drunken whores and frat boys who move into our community.

I think that probably the worst offenders are the students whose parents lease the apartments for them, rather than those who are here under the agreement between ST Owner and NYU. These are the kids with wealthy parents who never bothered to teach them anything other than that they were special and entitled. Whatever professions these kids are aiming for have a very bleak future.

Anonymous said...

John Sexton is one of the most corrupt administrative leaders of higher education and is producing graduates with his same business ethics.

Anonymous said...

NYU needs to invest in students, not land.

Anonymous said...

We were never this bad in college. What is wrong with these kids? It is obvious this social experiment has provided evidence that kids unsupervised by parents do not belong in adult environments. There NYU is your study. Now be gone with your greedy corrupt selves who got the City to pay for your mansions on Long Island and in the NY countryside.

Anonymous said...

fight back people. DON'T LET THE STUDENts take stuyand pcv.

wth. No one even putting up a fight about this. lmao lmao

Anonymous said...

Spoiled brats.

Anonymous said...

Anyone see the trolley outside playground 10 on Saturday night FILLED with students running to it, left and right? HOLY COW!!!

Anonymous said...

Looks like month number 3 with these three MCI'S we are going to pay again. It shouldn't take this long to negotiate.

Anonymous said...

Ship has obviously sailed on the current and continual MCI increase

buck up, the hits will keep coming.