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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.

Monday, May 12, 2014

Visual Examples of the Future for NYC and Stuy Town Leaked!

I can't reveal how I obtained these, but the following are several visual examples of what NYC is projected to look like under the chummy cooperation of the De Blasio administration and NYC Real Estate. These photos come from recent secret meetings held between the two entities to tackle the problem of housing. As can be seen, the ruling concept is "density" and rezoning to allow the building of massive residential spires and the use of previously untouchable "towers in the park" space.

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Students, both very young and older, occupy a Stuy Town apartment in a tier arrangement that allows for at least 12 people to occupy one living space:


 After the removal of SCRIE benefits, the senior population will not be able to afford rents in PCVST and will be housed in cages somewhere offsite, perhaps even in Staten Island:


Building codes will be considerably relaxed to make way for maximum density usage of space. Stuy Town apartments will be reconfigured, allowing for several apartments where only one existed before. Here we see a typical Stuy Town apartment that uniquely integrates bedroom, dining area and kitchen:


A crowd gathers at the Oval Lawn to watch the latest Summer Program. The student population of PCVST will have reached 125,000, and with the addition of students converging from the surrounding neighborhood, PCVST events will prove to be extremely popular. For residents and their guests.


Our neighbors at Waterside Plaza will see their buildings also transformed in the name of density:


It still will take decades to remove all older three or four story dwellings that exist in the city, as can be seen in this photo, but they are surely marked for the bulldozer and replacement by modern spires.


 Hoarders will not have a good time of it in the new NYC:


Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village will get several transformations. Ultimately most of park space will be eradicated in favor of towers much higher than allowable at present, and they will be built considerably closer together.  In honor of tradition, however, a few trees from what some naively call "the good old days" will remain (foreground).

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/06/asia_pac_high_density_living_in_hong_kong/html/8.stm

peruse all 9 photos

Anonymous said...

Did you see the photographer Michael Wolf's study of Hong Kong, "The Architecture of Density," it began with the SARS outbreak in 2002.

http://www.newrepublic.com/article/115209/michael-wolf-photography-hong-kongs-architecture-density

Anonymous said...

I would also like to file overcharge rent complaint and an inquiry audit of my current rent and the high rent.

Is there only an email , as seen on the board here, to inquire? is there a form for an audit? I emailed the email posted and bounced back - no reply.

A phone number or has anyone else done this and can post?

Anonymous said...

No Chinese restaurants?

Anonymous said...

There is a lot of talk on the Roberts Ruling and Settlement. We need to look at what happened and what didn't happen.

The Robert's case provided evidence of rampant illegal acts with thousands of victims.

Immediately following the ruling a decent politician would implement new laws with severe punishment that fits this crime so it does not repeat.

Instead all these guys put together a settlement that weakened tenant rights.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how many years it's been now, but there ALWAYS seems to be some type of construction activity going on here. When is this all going to stop. When? To go back to some sort of normalcy. It's absolutely horrible, with no end in site. What a shame!

Anonymous said...

Stuyvesant Town Complex Appears Headed to Auction Block

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/14/nyregion/stuyvesant-town-lender-prepares-to-foreclose-on-a-loan-for-the-complex.html

Anonymous said...

Is that a photo of the overflow crowd at the TA's meeting these days?

Anonymous said...

"I don't know how many years it's been now, but there ALWAYS seems to be some type of construction activity going on here. When is this all going to stop. When? To go back to some sort of normalcy. It's absolutely horrible, with no end in site. What a shame!"

Depending on who buys there will be construction, probably even destruction. Thanks to Garodnick and the TA opening the way to commercialization expect at least more retail shops. Some potential buyers may just want to tear the place down, hopefully piecemeal but perhaps not!

Anonymous said...

More bad news

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/05/13/fortress-stuyvesanttown-idUSL3N0NZ5VB20140513

Fortress Investment Group LLC is considering making a $4.7 billion bid for Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, a Manhattan apartment complex, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.

Fortress Group = CW

Anonymous said...

Oh no!

Press says Fortress, the same people who have been "overseeing" PCVST for the past few years under the name CW is planning on buying us.

Per Dan Garodnick they are the same company and he has been working with them all along.

http://www.garodnick.com/press-release/statement-sale-cw-capital-fortress-investment-group

More illegal evictions and tree killing.

If we really want to protect ourselves we will be as knowledgeable as we can without any expectation of relying on others to tell us what is going on. I think we have well learned who will throw us under the bus.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Fortress Investment Group LLC is considering making a $4.7 billion bid for Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, a Manhattan apartment complex, Bloomberg reported, citing a person familiar with the matter.<<

Considering it using other people's money, a la Tishman Speyer.

Anonymous said...

What's wrong with you people? It's time to stop agonizing and start organizing! We need post cards, fliers, twits and posts! Professional organizing! CompostCrock is going to own us all. What's wrong with you all???

Anonymous said...

What do you think a post card is going to accomplish?

Anonymous said...



Of course they're not using their own money. Who does that? No corporation uses their own funds.

Anonymous said...

I'd rather see Fortress than Brookfield!

Anonymous said...



You really don't want to see Fortress. Do a little research on them. You really don't want to get in bed with them.

Anonymous said...

Same Boss like the old Boss. Sound familiar?