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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:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Papers, Papers, Come and Get Your Papers (Either on T or M Level)

Perhaps the New York Times is giving away their newspapers, or perhaps this is just a new delivery method, or perhaps "whatever," but the Times is now being dumped on the M or T levels, and today, not even in the hallway, but outside. Pictured is the weekend edition which still needs the Sunday news of the day, so perhaps tomorrow someone will come around to work that into the weekend edition and deliver appropriately to each resident who orders the Times. Perhaps. I know if I were a subscriber and if one of those papers were mine, I'd be furious. Another example of luxury living at its finest.

UPDATE 9/7/14

NY Times subscribers have to rummage through the papers to find their own:

This can't be approved by CWCapital. Newspapers are not supposed to be dumped like this in front of the building door. Another instance of "project living."


Anonymous said...

Not sure if this is a NY Times or a CWC issue? Anyway, those who subscribe for the hard copy for their “Home Delivery” rates should be calling the NY Times ASAP and find out what is going down. So much for a holiday gratuity to the grunt delivery guys, who I believe are not at fault here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Everyone who subscribes and has to pick up their paper on the T or M level--and shuffle through the other papers there to find their own--should definitely be calling.

Anonymous said...

The USPS is back to dumping packages in the lobby on some days.