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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:

Monday, June 2, 2014

Guterman's Purchase and Conversion Plan Sent to Tenants a Few Years Ago

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Anonymous said...

Just notice my rent has $55 on it this month. Called up and it's for the light that burnt out in bathroom and hall. very nice landlord. And now they get to charge for lights bulbs?

Anonymous said...

Why didn't yo replace the light bulb yourself?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I'd assume that if something were free before, it's nice to still have it free and not pay for it, as simple a procedure and buying and screwing in a light bulb may be. (Though not necessarily for some seniors.)

Anonymous said...

9:30 -- They're not normal bulbs - not even sure where you buy them. they're long, flat and have prongs.

That's why. And they've never charged b4. w.t.f.

Anonymous said...

Is this plan on the table but Fortress isn't allowing it?

Anonymous said...

It's not only about the light bulbs, posters who are commenting how trivial it is. It's just another attempt of this management to nickel and dime us. And who will install the bulbs? It's a 12' ceiling.