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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:

Monday, September 15, 2014

Out of Service

Not even when all residents were paying rents that were truly rent-stabilized was this acceptable. How does a management company treat its residents like this? How does a management company try to impress prospective tenants that ST/PCV is a fine place to live? How does a management company take any pride in a result like this? Or does the management company agree that we have project living now and that everyone should be content with this result?

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Anonymous said...

??? What is this Str? We have no such thing for our building. Haven't had since 2011 I think.

Anonymous said...

This isn't a management company. This is a bunch of shysters who call themselves a management company! They are robbing the property blind!

Anonymous said...

huh? Is this a new site?

Anonymous said...

Agree this property is not being managed. It is being pilfered.

Anonymous said...

It's called Laundryview. Go to the MacGray website.

Anonymous said...

I call our property manager for my building when the machines are broken (which is 99.9% of the time)
Property Managers hate these kinds of calls, so please call the property manager of your building and email them as well as contacting Mac Gray.
You can contact the Stuy Town office for the contact in your building.

I certainly agree we shouldn't have to do this but unfortunately we do!

Anonymous said...

A neighbor told me she found a used condom in the washing machine in the laundry room
in her building. Real class, huh?
She tried to call management but was put on hold for ten minutes so she hung up. I guess the college bros are practicing not only safe sex but clean sad.

Anonymous said...

? what/ ? are you saying we all have these in our laundry room? I NEVER KNEW. how do I check ours?

Anonymous said...

"A neighbor told me she found a used condom in the washing machine "

Should have taken a picture and emailed it to management.

I found an empty condom wrapper (the gold foil sparkled in the sunlight) in the planted area outside a building. I've found diapers in the laundry. I've found food and money. Really, it's one-stop shopping because that diaper had been through the wash cycle. Who needs Airbnb when you can scavenge the washers and dryers for things to resell? Fair warning to those who don't bother to claim their laundry: look for your delicate unmentionables and other items on eBay.

Anonymous said...

This is a direct result of leasing to "garbage-like" tenants.
Soo proud to live here. Aren't you?

Anonymous said...

I hear they just added insult to injury by raising the prices of the washers! They really like to shit in our faces, don't they? Despicable bastards!

Anonymous said...

That "Laundryview" app hasn't worked in years. It is a total waste of time.

Anonymous said...

Laundry view seems to work for some buildings but not for others.

Management's laundry page: