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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.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:

https://dmv.ny.gov/registration/motorized-devices-cannot-be-registered-new-york

Friday, March 7, 2014

I'm So EXCITED!!!



Property Update from PCVST informs us that the former space at the Oval for Public Safety will be relaunching as... Oval Studio!  This "dynamic" space will host such novel activities as....

Yoga
Pilates
Children's Music and Sing-a-Long
Children's Dance

Way to go, CWCapital!

The new Oval Studio should be finished in two months, long before all the Sandy affected buildings in Peter Cooper Village get back to 100%.

No word yet if "Dog Yoga" will be part of the programing, but we hope so!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Other activities soon to hit the dynamic space:

Dude and Bro Knock-Out Competition
OMG Girl Shriek-Fest
Office Ham Bone Pie Eating Contest
Laundry Scrub-A-Thon In the Oval Fountain
Prizes
More!

Anonymous said...

They have money for this shit, but can't provide more than bare minimum (or less) heat ? Disgusting fucking jerks. When will they ever be a landlord instead of an exploiter?

Anonymous said...

Does anyone smell rancid cow meat in 14 Stuy Oval?

Anonymous said...

With Public Safety in FULL VIEW!

Now everyone will be safer and happier.

Will wonders never cease?

Anonymous said...

For the umpteenth Property Update in a row, not one word about completion date for Sandy repairs!

Anonymous said...

That is an excellent video, STR! I wish I could get as excited as the Pointer Sisters about the bread and circus exploits of CW. Maybe if I could get warm in my apartment without having to wear a hoodie and wool socks, and maybe if I could wash my and dry my clothes and linens on site in clean and functioning machines, I would be jumping up and down with excitement and singing along with the video.

Do the folks at CW know that they are supposed to be a LANDLORD, not an impressario/cruise director/ringmaster?

Anonymous said...



Even better, they have money for this shit, but keep increasing us with mci s which are for non working intercoms and water.???

lmaoooo

Anonymous said...

I'd rather the property spend the money on the Pointer Sisters! It would be a better allocation of funds.

I'm sick of CWCapital rolling out bullshit initiatives that only THEY want and poorly marketing them to us. Try fixing the laundry rooms damaged by Sandy nearly TWO YEARS AGO!!!

Fuck you Andrew MacArthur and your rogues gallery.

Anonymous said...

I don't see it online, but the front page of this week's T&V features an article with the headline "Heating system in tip top shape, say PCV engineers." This blatant lie isn't seriously challenged, but the article does provide an explanation of how the heating system works.

Anonymous said...

Tip top shape and Stuy Town don't belong in the same newspaper let alone the same article. Another Andrew MacArthur failure.

Anonymous said...

There is already a yoga studio at the gym on 20th. Does anyone even use the gym? Is it making money or losing money.
This sounds like BS.

Anonymous said...

I thought the apartments were spacious? Why can't people do yoga at home?

Anonymous said...

I remember going to the infamous meeting with Sean Sullivan (when he thought he was going to discuss Shakespeare and the Senior Center!) and he very angrily said that his employees came in every day thinking of ways to make "you people" happy. I guess "management" doesn't realize that they are not running a cruise ship or a retirement center. We don't want entertainment, we want clean buildings, clean grounds, decent laundry facilities and a decent quality of life. If they would just take care of the buildings, grounds and necessary "amenities," like the laundry rooms, carpet enforcement, etc., we would have a decent quality of life and would never bother them again.

Anonymous said...

Yeah! What 11:40AM said. Double.

Anonymous said...

Well put 11:40!

Anonymous said...

We never did get those handrails in the stairwells! ROFL

Anonymous said...

"I remember going to the infamous meeting with Sean Sullivan "

Yes, the SSS (Sean Sullivan Smackdown). I was there as well. I will never forget how treated that senior couple, one in a wheelchair, who had major elevator concerns since they only had one operating elevator. After ALL of us yelled at him, he finally broke down and gave an estimate date for the fix, which was wrong anyway.

Anonymous said...

WEll, even more important , we want a legal lease, a decent rent and a lease that won't be increased by $600 every year.

Fuckers.

Anonymous said...

T&V newspaper this week says the new Security mci paid for 1200 security cameras. Thats 25 cameras per resident of PCVST. Is this mci expense valid and necessary in such a low crime neighborhood?