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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:

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Asbestos Awareness Week, April 1–7.

I was asked to mention this on the blog and certainly find it worthy enough.  Its relevancy may seem tangential at most, but who knows what is the precise asbestos history of PCVST?  (For sure, it was used here.)

Take a look, please:


Anonymous said...

LOLL WE'll be the poster child for Asbestos Week.

Anonymous said...

Con Ed conducts periodic air tests in ST & PCV because we're built on the grounds of a manufactured gas plant. Obviously not a good thing. Anybody know the results of this testing?

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting.

Anonymous said...

With respect to the Manufactured Gas Issues, people should be aware of these reports found at:

Pick your tab and look at the Remedial Investigation reports. PCV is on a hotter site than ST.

Even looking at the summary pages you'll be hard pressed to know what it all means. I think we would just like a simple matrix that shows each toxin, the acceptable levels of each, the levels that have been actually found.

I'm also concerned to know what is getting thrown into our air everything the crews are out there with the leaf blowers & clouds of dust are swept into the air.

There will be public meetings coming up about this. Maybe this situation is worth an STR post.

If the place is going up for sale, developers and potential tenant buyers will want to know if there are toxic waste issues to be dealt with.

Anonymous said...

Testing air quality is more than periodic on the First Ave Loop site. The workers wear hazmat suits every day and carry air testing equip while they excavate it is so toxic.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know the results of the toxic tests on the management office site?

Is the toxicity contained within the management office or will it seep into the apartment buildings? Our homes are safe, yes? It is just the offices that are contaminated, yes?

Anonymous said...

I honestly don't believe these supposed reports about contaminated soil at the office construction site. They wouldn't be working if the situation required hazmat suits. Can anyone PROVE that this story is true ?

Anonymous said...

I guess @ 10:21 didn't read the whole thread. Go to, go to the ST or PCV tabs and look at the Remediation Investigation (RI) reports. Of course they're so dense, they're almost an obfuscation. What we want to know in very simple terms are:
What are the toxins found, what is a safe level, what are the levels found and what are the health implications.