... if you want to take photos of how crappy things can get here. Click on photos to make them bigger.
Yesterday was "Open House" day at the Leasing Office. Scores of prospective tenants (ie, students) were being shown the property and select apartments:
I passed by four girls talking to a mother in the group, and one of the girls was stating how lovely the apartment looked, but that the environment sucked. Of course, because these are PROJECTS, whether we want to consider them that or not. I remember the first time I saw Stuy Town, I was depressed thinking about living here because I accurately saw these buildings for what they were. It's only later that one gets used to living in the projects.
If you sit around the Oval, you will have to notice that most of the people you see walking by are students. So, when do we officially start calling Stuy Town: "Dorm Town"? It wouldn't shock me to learn that this complex now has a majority of students living in it.
Did you ever pass by the chess area on the west side of the Oval? Frequently, this is the sight you will see:
This area doesn't get cleaned up daily, so what garbage people throw down on the ground remains there for a couple of days at least. What's depressing is thinking what pigs some of our neighbors are. People, there's a garbage can within a few steps of the chess area! Move your ass, and put your garbage inside!
More foliage has been ripped out by our landscaping team. Both on the northwestern and northeastern side of the Oval. This photo is from the area near Oval Study. A fence was put around it, too, to prevent dog walkers from entering, but, sure enough, the very next day, I saw a regular dog walker place her dog inside the fence to do his thing.
What would Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village be without dog crap on the walkways? Even with the overnight rain, these clumps of dog shit did not go away from being deposited there yesterday.
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