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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.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Yes, Another Post About Dogs

This week I had the experience of walking out of the M entrance of my building and passing by a young male tenant going in with a pit-bull mix, a breed not allowed in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village. The dog didn't have the blue ST/PCV tag on him (or her), either.

Is is just me or has there been a growing influx of banned breeds in our community? Some are being walked in from outside, some are here as the dogs of tenants, and of those, some have no ST/PCV tags while others, remarkably, have them, even though the dogs are banned in the complex!

It's been my experience that Public Safety is now completely ignoring the dog issue. I've seen banned dogs walked right into Peter Cooper, past the guard booth, with zero interference or comment from the Public Safety office inside. And, by now, I've seen dozens of banned dogs being walked around the Oval, right in front of that amazing, glowing new Public Safety office, with almost zero interference or comment from any Public Safety officer there or at the Oval guard booth. (Just once did I see a PS officer talk to such a dog walker, though I don't know what was the outcome. I guess not much because I saw the same dog walker still on the property at a later day.)

And talk about the balls of a male pit bull!  Here is a dog trainer who not only uses the grounds for his work (with banned breeds, among others), but who lives in Peter Cooper and runs his business out of there!


This is one of the photos he presents on his own Facebook.  In your face with your dog rules, ST/PCV!  But then again, perhaps he gets a special dispensation from the powers that be, who at this point, don't seem to care at all about banned breeds in the complex.

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

The dog problem is outrageous and getting worse by the day. It's yet another form of harassment by Compass Rock and CWCapital.

...as is the DEAFENING SOUND LEVEL FROM THE CONCERT TAKING PLACE ON THE OVAL RIGHT NOW!

AND, LUCKY US, THERE WILL BE ANOTHER, UNBEARABLE CONCERT TOMORROW NIGHT.

Anonymous said...

The unclean rule the roost around here. It's not going to change STR. I agree with you completely but even I pretty much couldn't care less anymore.

Anonymous said...

The dogs are not going away. I can't stand it either but we're wasting our time complaining about it.

Anonymous said...

It is harassment pure and simple.

CW's motto "if you don't like it here, get the fuck out".


Great place.


Anonymous said...

Yet another example of how tenants trapped in rent stabilization can be abused by their landlords. Yes, trapped! No control over your own destiny because you are protected by a system that rewards long term renting. The longer you stay in, the more you lose. A losers proposition any way you slice it. Middle class ownership is the only way to go, but comrade DiBlasio is sure to try and double down on the rent stabilization disaster. Hey it wins votes!

Anonymous said...

Well nothing could be worse than the phony leases they throw @ tenants to begin with and the renewals as well. There are 5 different numbers or more on each lease. Meant to confuse and boggle anyone about the REAL rent.
No one does anything about any of this at St or pcV, so who cares.

Anonymous said...

Laughable - now I read that the new suckers of Manhattan tenants pay the a/c in addition to their rent. Brilliantly played CW - now you can charge separately and extra for electric for 12 months of the year. Brilliant as no new tenants know this at signing and apparently it's an additional $55 or more per month. Another $600 per year per apartment for CW. Ka ching.

Hippo said...

The NOISE from the so-called "concert" last night was unreal . And there is another one scheduled tonight??? They must be kidding?! This is harassment in its purest form. All I want to do is come home to my apartment and have some peace. Is that too much to ask? Is there no legal remedy? Can't someone call the authorities and put a stop to this. I called 311...nothing. I called Stuy Town Security at 212-420-5000. They LAUGHED! I'll try Garodnick's office today. I'm sure that will have great results he says delusionally.

Anonymous said...

DEAFENING SOUND LEVEL FROM THE CONCERT !
Where can we complain? Help!

Anonymous said...

Another "concert" tonight.


Enjoy.

Anonymous said...

Don't bother trying Goradnick's office. He gave his Imprimatur on these nerve-wracking concerts and all the other shit that CW pulls to try to turn a buck. Meanwhile, no money is spent on the toilets they call washing machines here.

Anonymous said...

Re: Guard booth at 22nd Street. The sole responsibility of the security officers is to check in vehicles. They will not do anything else even if you ask (as I have many times)--such as stopping whizzing bicycles, illegal dogs, you name it. They might call something in, but that's it, and they're not exactly overburdened.

Re: self-entitled dog owners. Went down to do my laundry the other week (optimistic, yes I know). In comes a 40-something couple with their large dog. I asked them to remove the dog while I was doing my laundry, and they did. When the woman grabbed the dog's collar, I realized that the dog was not on a leash--totally illegal in the city and against management's rules. I'm not afraid of dogs, but there are people in my building who are terrified of being knocked over.

Anonymous said...

10: 47 and I agree. Tired of being NOT IN CONTROL of anything here.

Anonymous said...

CW's plan is working perfectly.

Anonymous said...

Wow. oval is really loud. Tht's not nice at all. Do something tenants. w.t.f.

Anonymous said...

Yet another example of the TA doing nothing for tenants: no complaint by TA to 311 or DEP on any of these loud Verizon concerts. You really don't represent us do you? Thanks TA and Verizon for the noise pollution and all ghastly things you bring to the Oval. I am not renewing my membership contracts with either of you.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The only thing the TA is good for these days is as a PR representation of tenants to the outside world. The reality is that the TA rarely tangles with the landlord and when it does, and seems to have the upper hand, it surrenders, or softens, its stance somewhere along the way.

Anonymous said...

The TA naturally backs down after the horrific threats and bullying of our landlord. How do you not know this?

Anonymous said...

Doesn't a little dog shit on the property add to the authentic NYC experience? Why all the dog haters?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

It doesn't add to the authentic NYC experience, as many parts of NYC are not dog friendly. I think a Korean massage parlor at the Oval would, however, add to an authentic NYC experience.

Anonymous said...

"Doesn't a little dog shit on the property add to the authentic NYC experience? Why all the dog haters?"

Define "a little" and please post your address so we can send all the furry pissers and shitters over to you. It used to be clean in here. Some of us have had to live with dogs that bark for hours on end. Some of us prefer not to have our hallways used as a dog run. Some of us don't want to have to listen to barking dogs under our windows. Some of us prefer not to have urine and feces in stairwells and on floors, ruining the carpets. Some of us aren't members of the Cult of the Dog.

Anonymous said...

Well said 7:06P.

Anonymous said...

I can be there in 5 minutes with my friends german shepherd. Please please post address.

Anonymous said...

I love the ferocious gigantic nasty breeds who go ballistic at skateboards or a kid with a ball. No one gives a Flying F here. In fact, Nyc prefers dogs to kids if you want to know thte truth.

Anonymous said...

THis is why a conversion of some kind is so important. We'll probably never be able to get rid of the dogs, but at least we can have some kind of enforcement of rules if we all own this dump. At least we'll have some say. Based on pure numbers, there are still more normal, quiet, and clean residents than dog owners.

Anonymous said...

One month after moving in to our bldg. the "family" on our floor got a dog. It is neglected - left alone all day and barks. Security verified barking 2x, property mgr. was notified. The last straw was when we had to deal with the dog shit by the elevator and their apartment door. Security and our bldg. handyman both took pictures and property manager was notified. I understand they will be fined.
These people are inconsiderate pigs and should be on notice for eviction.

Anonymous said...

Why is someone like this man with his pit bulls allowed to love here?
Does he have a permit to keep that many dogs in his apartment?

Why doesn't legal do anything?

Anonymous said...

This why dogs DO NOT BELONG HERE!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

11 :49 yes and sounds like it's just you and me and we're singing to the choir now. NO conversion, churning of flats with students and 6 people in a one bedroom - noise issues - uncontrolled and unchecked charges on leases -- NO one cares . here.

Anonymous said...

Dogs aren't going away. Neither are students - both will only increase drastically in numbers. We need an active TA or a conversion that will enable tenants long term and responsible new tenants to limit and / or enforce rules. Ludicrous to think it can be any other way @ this point.

Anonymous said...

I love the dog community here. Builds a sense of community across generations and opens lines of communication neighbor to neighbor. Thanks for the forum to comment.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Neighbors used to talk to each other for decades before dogs became official in ST/PCV.

Anonymous said...

NYc prefers dogs to kids now.