I was going to post about this vehicle the other day, but other matters intruded. Since a post on the mobile camera vehicle has already appeared on the TA Facebook, I may as well add what I know about it. On Saturday, I saw this golf cart-type vehicle, with a camera attached to its front, going about the Oval and even on, and around, the Oval lawn. Being a "reporter," I went up to the people inside when they parked nearby the Public Safety office. (There were also two guys not part of the vehicle taking photos, separately, of a portion of the Oval walkway and the human traffic there.) I asked what was up, and the reply was that they were taking shots of "the beauty of the complex for Stuyvesant Town." At which point, I mockingly repeated: "The beauty of the complex???" We shared a nice quick laugh. (Actually, parts of the complex, with everything abloom, are looking very nice when the weather is nice, but this was a cloudy, chilly day, and ST looked like the project housing it really is.)
From what I saw, I took away a few impressions:
1) This footage and the photos are being shot for prospective owners of STPCV to show them, without their needing to actually set foot on the property at this point, how the complex looks.
2) This footage and the photos are being shot for NYU to show prospective student renters how the complex looks.
3) The footage and the photos are being shot for brokers to use in their sales pitch for STPCV.
Important point: The "crew" was made up solely of young people, college age. Would CWCapital hire young folks like these for something as important as buttressing a prospectus for the sale of the complex? Or would they hire seasoned professionals?
As was mentioned on the TA Facebook, footage and photos of residents cannot be used for advertizing purposes.
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