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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:

Meanwhile: Freedom of Information:

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preview of "We Live in the Projects" -- The Falling Apart Tour

Today was a nice day to take a tour of parts of Stuy Town....  And some of the parts are falling apart.

(Click on photos to make them larger.)


Anonymous said...

This should be part of the orientation at the leasing office - directed at the moms n dads paying for this hell hole. What is happening to this place??? How are the "powers that be" allowing this to go on???? Very sad .

Anonymous said...

The photos are perfect advertising for the NYU set. Do you really think they're looking at the bricks falling and the cement breaking? LMAO.

They're happy to see beer cans / hallway and vino on steps. I mean, think about it, it's a perfect venue for 10K future NYU students. Ya.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe there are people who pay market rate rents to live in this dump. I've also questioned the wisdom of people (such as myself) who pay significantly below market rate. Eventually, at some point, one has to put quality of life ahead of even a desirable rent.

Anonymous said...

I feel another MCI coming on. Management can let things run down and then charge an MCI to fix them as they did with the repaving. We need to exert pressure via city complaints so that the entire place doesn't deteriorate. These look like real safety hazards, and it's important to document them.

Anonymous said...

By jacking up the rents significantly every time an apartment is vacated and failing to do much maintenance or repairs, CW is trying to position the offering document for the sale of STPCV as best as possible from a financial standpoint. Of course, that assumes that either potential buyers are idiots and won't do a careful inspection of the property to determine its condition or, more likely, CW believes that any new buyer will be as callous to tenants as it is and thus will not care about needed maintenance and repairs.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I feel another MCI coming on. Management can let things run down and then charge an MCI to fix them as they did with the repaving.<<

I'd say so, too. There's so many MCIs that can be applied in a year. But this one is probably coming up in the future.

Anonymous said...

It is reckless and dangerous to let the infrastructure of our homes crumble while spending millions on store front facades, commercial buildings,

Witness the explosion in Harlem as to what happens when you let the infrastructure crumble while as de blasio put it "build higher"

Tommyboyardee said...

It was these type of photos that made Lux Living so effective or most likely it's demise. When rental agents take their newest dupes/newbies to their rental demo units, they must carefully choreograph their paths to avoid such embarrassing examples of managements ineptitude. Unless of course it's "Sandy-Related"

Hippo said...

I find the dog sh*t in the elevators and hallways and the used condoms a particularly effective marketing technique for prospective renters don't you?

Anonymous said...

don't complain. if you complain and management has to repair, we all get slapped with mcis.

that's how they roll here. they don't tell the tenants this. all prospective tenants are led to believe the rent is X dollars. then throughout the signing, the broker tells them she forgot to add in the charge for a/c and more. by this time, a prospective tenant needs a home, so they're stuck. It's illegal and non one doing shit about it. It happened to us. NO one cares though. Just keep giving CWC and CR more money.

Anonymous said...

Does Dan Garodnick read this blog?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I'd say so, or at least people in his office do. This blog is popular with a number of the higher ups. Security office, management, etc.

Anonymous said...

So even though they read this blog they obviously don't give a rat's ass.

When are you running for re-election Dan?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I've noticed, on occasion, that the Powers That Be do wake up after a posting here and try to alleviate a problem for a week or two, but then it's back to the same old lethargic response.

Dan already won his re-election and now is a third-term councilman. Next stop: Mayor!

Anonymous said...

Let's post a blog for the newcomers aka our own yelp site.

new tenants should know of the abuse. You think your rent will be $3600 a month and voila, in a few weeks, you realize it's $3700 or more.

Lollll. How do they get away with this? How are the leases legal? STOP SIGNING .