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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:

Friday, August 1, 2014

Is CWCapital Breaking the Law?


Comments from those interviewed for the article. Pay attention to the answer from Rocco.

Also note the dorm/college comments. As if we needed confirmation.


Anonymous said...

And then there is this too!

Fitness center: $950 per year, $299 for students

i thought they are grad students meaning we are all adults and should pay the same rate! We pay three times as much for that gym than the students do and they also get sign up discounts!

We should all quit the gym!

Anonymous said...

STR thanks for the article. Its a good read on perspectives here.

Anonymous said...

CWC/CR never has more than three roommates on the lease. When they do have nameplates on the doors of these dorm apartments, if you notice, there is always a max of three names. This is probably the conversation at the Leasing Office: “You have five roommates? Just split the rent between the three roommates who are on the lease. Wink, wink.” Legal issue solved.

Anonymous said...

Everyone from students to families like the green space. No one likes the amenities.

And YES it most certainly is obvious they are breaking the law. We don't just need this investigated - we need this corruption stopped and those guilty indicted.

This is to unbelievable already.

Anonymous said...

Pack'em in, ship them out, raise the rent. You do the hokey pokey and you turn yourself around, that's what it's all about?

Anonymous said...

2:34 you are right. But anyone who does due diligence in following the money could easily expose this. Plus NYU is a constant leaseholder since they subsidize it all so technically maybe the apartments never truly turn over.

Anonymous said...

Where is Cyrus Vance in all this or is this too neck deep in corruption it could wipe out a dozen low and high ranking politicians that no one wants to stop this?

Anonymous said...

Bought and paid for

Rallies, picket signs, bus trips to Albany using our valuable time is no match against their dollars and they use us for show. Tell them no more with your vote!

Anonymous said...

They falsely advertise apartments claiming amenities without saying they cost extra, or saying a building has a gym, or a building has on-site concierge, which we don't find out until we got here.

Anonymous said...

2:34 OF COURSE! And it's not illegal to say that Sally is my friend from Philly. She's staying with me, she's my friend, for 5 months. + 2 + 2.

Anonymous said...

So what? What are you going to do about it?

Anonymous said...

Of course they are violating the law. However, they have a pass from all the local politicians (Garodnick, Hoylman and Kavanaugh) and the TA board. Given this collusion there really isn't anything anyone can do about it. A new TA would be a good start.

Anonymous said...

Yes it's a law but it's rarely enforced in NYC. A neighbor would have to file a 311 complaint and someone would have to show up from the DOH to write it up. If that happens, no stiff penalties for the landlord. Usually all that happens is that the extra roommate has to get evicted.

You'll get nowhere fast pursuing this line. With rents this high, the city just isn't interested in putting people out on the street.

Anonymous said...

4;12. The rent negotiated and rent at signing is muuuuuuuuuch higher. Why is that Mr. CW and Mr. CR.

Anonymous said...

Of course CWCapital is breaking the law. When aren't they?! Everything they do around here is illegal including the stuffing of 14 dudes and bros into a one bedroom apartment converted into a five bedroom complete with bunk beds. And one toilet... if you don't count the stairwell, lobby or bushes. We can all thank Andrew MacArthur the Winter Wonderland Ice Capade King for this hell of an existence.

Anonymous said...

Garbage in. Garbage out.

Anonymous said...

August 1, 2014 at 9:44 PM

This particular NYC law is mostly ignored and doesn't even specify a penalty. But after multiple 311 complaints about an overcrowded apt, a DOH inspector will do an inspection and write up a violation if the overcrowding is witnessed. Usually the extra roommates are evicted.

Same deal with illegal hotels. you’re supposed to call 311, and a task force will take it from there. The key words to drop are “illegal hotel.”

Anonymous said...

Mr. Guterman , what are you waiting for? You must know there are thousand of tenants willing and able to buy their apartments or another apartment to LIVE IN, NOT FLIP. LIVE IN for many years. Go door to door, hand out flyers, mail a mailing and get on it.