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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. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." 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. Sorry.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Real Estate Developers to de Blasio: "Just get out of the fucking way."

Can we get some new architects at least? These are as ugly as the souls of their real estate developers.

Another read-it-and-weep (or gnash-your-teeth) article about what's been happening to this city and who the real power players are.  And the definition of "affordable housing" is a joke, but even the people who qualify for "affordable housing" have to use the poor door.  (Thanks to a STR reader for alerting me to this important and well-researched article.)

http://observer.com/2014/02/is-manhattan-for-everyone-the-pied-a-terre-and-the-poor-door/

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Didn't take long for our new "progressive" mayor to show his true colors.

Anonymous said...

REBNY "demands".

Developers "demand".

Tenant Association "sends" bright green post cards "asking".

Its past time we stand the hell up.
Be equally strong parties at negotiating tables.
Make our "demands" exerting our consequences.

REBNY exerts consequences if they don't get their way threatening they will stop developing which the article called on its BS as its too lucrative to them to stop building in NYC.

We need to take stronger actions with stronger leadership (the TA is weak) and force the city like REBNY does.

Present politicians in office have rolled over and are getting their bellies rubbed and tickled by REBNY, giggling and winking. They need a figuratively punch in the gut knocking them out of office.

And no more being told the scraps we are thrown are "wins".

We need better people at the negotiating tables with the Pols and with DHCR.

Anonymous said...

When I buy a seat on a plane, I buy an economy ticket. I board after first and business class. I sit in the crowded , people- packed area. I use a bathroom that is used by many, many people. I eat food that is not so great. Why? Because I bought a cheaper ticket. Same goes for real estate. I have a nice apartment , in a nice area. View is not great and amenities are lacking. Why? Because I paid less for the apartment. Simple!!!

Anonymous said...

Developers are playing hard ball.

We are cutting down our own green trees to make cute green post cards.

We are pathetic and need to play hard ball if we ever want to win our rights.

Anonymous said...

Your choice of language, in my opinion, diminishes your credibility. Don't you have a better vocabulary than this? You are constantly remarking on the lack of civility in the community so why contribute by your choice of trashy language..in your posts and in responses?
You have to be better than this.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't the Tenants Association doing anything. Their poster says in order to join be prepared for 20 - 50 hours a month of work. There is no way they get together that much and have produced so little, next to nothing. What a joke.

Anonymous said...

What we need is outraged language and fury. Not precious word choices to appear civil. So everyone keep shouting and being outraged and curse all you want at all this destruction.

If ever the time was appropriate to curse, it is now.

DAMNIT!

Anonymous said...

11:36. : maybe you pay less, WE DONT.

Anonymous said...

11:36. : maybe you pay less, WE DONT.

Then move!

Anonymous said...



Move where? idiotic statement as usual. No doubt from an employee of ST.

Anonymous said...

11:36 am:

WTF does this have to do with an economy ticket.

Did someone tell you this was economy living?


lmao: We pay $$$$ for lux remember? Maybe you don't, =======we do.

Anonymous said...

IF YOU READ THE STORY THAT THIS THREAD IS RESPONDING TO -THEN YOU WOULD GET THE COMPARISON TO THE ECONOMY TICKET ON A PLANE. THE ARTICLE WAS ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING HAVING A " POOR DOOR". I WAS RESPONDING TO THAT POST !