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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:

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Rain Dance

Play it today. And you know why.


Anonymous said...

So that the concert will get rained out?? Here's hoping!

Edmund Dunn said...

Here's my You Tube. Not as classy as yours, STR.

Anonymous said...

The commercial music noise was unbearable and will be again.

Do any one of these or all of them again and again.

Register complaint with 311 to get it on record


Email the Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection as she is in charge of noise pollution

Write to DEP: Attention Emily Lloyd
Department of Environmental Protection
Customer Service Center
59-17 Junction Boulevard, 13th Floor
Flushing, NY 11373


Get Dr letter on any stress, headaches, physical, mental harm die to loud noise.


Noise is the number one complaint in NYC - write to all the newspapers who have reported on this number one complaint tell them all those you contacted who laughed, did nothing, turned a willful blind eye.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I think that dance will work, too, Edmund.

Anonymous said...

Hate the music but would rather have a legitimate lease here with a place my family and I can afford. Not fair.

Anonymous said...

Saw the office construction this morning. Workers discussing problems. They cut down more healthy large trees. Site is littered with construction trash. Big messy problematic destruction.

Anonymous said...

Here's the BEST PART OF THE 1% increase that no one speaks of. It does not include your a/c charges. So if you're current rent (mine) is $3425 you're new rent is $3425 + 34 + 65 (a/c).

An additional $99 per year.

NOT 1% in effect and BS. CAn't wait for the 4 to 5%.

Anonymous said...

Rates on rents given is completely false. They do not include several charges and are grossly inflated after only 1 year.

Anonymous said...

Tax incentives for Developers hurts New Yorkers twice over and is completely unnecessary.

Developers don't need tax incentives. The business is too lucrative to walk away so they will never walk away. time to seriously decrease or say no more tax incentives for Politician's buddies. Taxpayers are losing their homes to and subsidizing luxury condo development while Developers brag job creation (despite underpaying construction workers and using nonunion). New Yorkers are getting screwed every which way by the city and state hurting our tax revenue by giving big breaks to wealthy developers who don't need it.

In Manhattan, new development sponsor sales jumped up 13.3 percent since 1Q of 2014, with 333 sponsor units sold, up from 294.
Upper Manhattan is again proving to be a booming real estate market with 17 percent of all new development sales having taken place in Harlem — the most in the borough.

Total sales volume for new development were up 43.6 percent in the 2Q, jumping from $763.6 million in the 1Q of 2014 to $1.1 billion in the 2Q.

The Future of Real Estate Tax Incentives

The City of New York has been a forceful innovator in its use of real estate tax incentives to both encourage the new construction of housing and ensure the renovation of its existing older housing stock.

Despite the success of these strategies, they have been criticized in recent years for giving away too much to some projects, not addressing some of the emerging needs of the existing housing stock, and hurting the City’s ability to collect much needed taxes.

Anonymous said...

who do i call about lease renewal rate? It is totally wrong in calculations. Have called ST, no one calls back.

Anonymous said...

A Few Questions.

The TA has how many members?

How much money is in the kitty?

If a larger number of tenants (greater than the membership of the TA) come together is there a way to have access to the kitty to pay a fee to Mr Guterman?

How much have tenants paid Paul Weiss and Moelis & company since 2010?

How happy / unhappy are tenants having followed the direction of Paul Weiss and Moelis & company for four years that has seen massive evictions, massive property destruction for commercialization, massive dorm housing?

Where do tenants want to direct the kitty?

Anonymous said...

Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town - New York City
Community Organization · Home · Apartment & Condo Building

Anonymous said...

Is PCVST now condos?
The PCVST facebook page says we are condos. Which buildings are those?

Anonymous said...

6:39 It does not say this. Stop posting this.

Tommyboyardee said...

I guess rain would have been better than Ezra!

Anonymous said...

It does say that, but it is misleading because it is running an ad for a different property. The web designer is an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Please IT people tell me where I can post what happened to us with LL on line. Tried Yelp and it never shows up. Where do most people read reviews for nyc flats now? This place and LL is bad. Very bad.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I'm lost. LL?

Anonymous said...

Landlord str. LL landlord. Feel free to edit it.

Anonymous said...

Landlord, I suspect.

Anonymous said...

The Guterman approach seems to only have positives for ALL residents. Its the only approach that addresses diminished quality of life and jacked up purchase price CW / Compass Rock Brookfield / Moelis et al did with the commercialization of our open spaces and Oval, NYU dorms that evicted both long-term rent stabilizers and market rate long-term families.

We've seen TA Brookfield / Moelis / CW / Compass Rock aligned since 2010.

We don't yet know if de Blasio will change his position to a new one that will address Residents ailments laid out in the Guterman approach.

Most uncertainty on de Blasio's position comes from his administrations close ties to Moelis and NYU we've read of in the comments on this blog and in the press.

Which agenda will he chose
CW/Compass Rock Brookfield/ TA/Moelis NYU


Middle Class Residential Community Constituents

Let's hope he chooses middle class community who shook his hand when campaigning her and voted for him.

Two Mayor de Blasio appointees tasked with affordable housing have ties to developers
Alicia Glen, the new deputy mayor for housing and economic development, and Vicki Been, head of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, both have ties to an organization funded by major developer Ron Moelis

Read more:

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Landlord str. LL landlord.<<

Got it, now. Outside of the blogs and Facebooks, there's only Yelp and Google Reviews that I'm familiar with. Yelp will accept your reviews, but it does bounce a number out of main viewing, though they are still available to be read. Google Reviews does not bounce reviews from what I've seen.

Anonymous said...

Google reviews are where? I googled and don't see it. Ha.ha.

Anonymous said...

Another place for 5:05

Anonymous said...

Is Lady Maya still organizing events like these and the 'kegels for kids' classes?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I haven't seen Lady Maya recently, but I wasn't at the concert events. Certainly her presence has been lessened this year.

Anonymous said...

Not positive, but I don't think that Lady Maya is here any longer.