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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Public Safety Absent?

I assume CWCapital/CompassRock wants to save money, that's why there's not ONE Public Safety officer around the Oval right now, nor half an hour ago, an hour ago, etc.

So residents can do anything they like. Two dogs sitting on the Oval Fountain plaza, one person in the fountain, guys playing football on the Oval Lawn....

Enjoy, everyone, because Public Safety is gone for the day!

91 comments:

Anonymous said...

Must be an all you can pizza day at Bruno!

Anonymous said...

Even when they are there, they are really not there! They are too busy on their smart phones, reading, texting or talking.

Anonymous said...

Does it really matter at this point?

Anonymous said...

Ha! I know, they're busy I guess. But be careful, if you or us complain, they'll add more non working employees here and wammo ;;;;;;; yet another Mci for

public safety. you betcha.

Anonymous said...

Wasn’t one of the “official” reasons that they knocked down all the trees was that the Oval could then be easily seen from the new PS Oval office and the Oval PS “Doll House, never mind our so called state of the art, MCI approved, video security system? These days, I try to avoid the Oval as much as I can, when going through it, I keep my blinders on, it’s so depressing. What once was and could still be a great open green nature space (yes, people should be allowed on it, sunbathing is fine) on the order of the Central Park Sheep Meadow, is now a basically a commercial space for crap events and a Bro/OMG playground. As usual, the QOL regulation signs are ignored by the entitled ones.

Anonymous said...

Who do you think is breaking into the apartments today?!?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Not to worry. We're safe! A Public Safety officer has turned up and he's actually walking around the complex or half-way around.

Anonymous said...

So glad we pay $3500 a mnth for a one bedroom here. How much are the students paying?

Anonymous said...

We are paying MCIs for practically non-existent Public Safety, intercoms that don't work and who knows what other non existent "improvements." We have a TA and a Councilman who don't give a flying fuck. Aren't we lucky?

Anonymous said...

The fish rots from the head down. Chief McClellan has been in charge of this operation for a number of years. During that time, among other things, PS guys created and used phony parking placards to park illegally with impunity in until DOI put the pressure on the 13th and during that time four apartments were burglarized post Sandy in a two week period because PS was asleep at the switch and gave master keys to the contractors. McClellan is the same guy who, several years after rules were promulgated regarding dogs, announced that PS would enforce them. Some of these guys are competent; many are not. McClellan needs to go.

Anonymous said...

Were they all attending the upskirting seminar?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>McClellan is the same guy who, several years after rules were promulgated regarding dogs, announced that PS would enforce them.<<

I wonder if CWCaptal instills a policy, known only to Public Safety, that dog-owners won't be "harassed" by PS. I remember when a PS officer confronted a resident about his dog being in an area the dog wasn't supposed to be in, and an altercation occurred that I'm sure was instigated by the upset dog owner. The PS officer was fired.

I think a lot that McClellan does, or rather doesn't do, is crafted by a boss over him.

Anonymous said...

We have a TA and a councilman who I'm now CONVINCED is in bed with CR & CWC. Their one goal is to drive us all out and they are doing so at a rapid rate. Watch what's left of families and older tenants vanish through 2015. Mark these words.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't think so at all. The TA is certainly NOT in bed with CR/CWC, and neither is Gardonick, though I think he's trying to play both ends of the RE vs. Affordable Housing situation.

Tommyboyardee said...

Get this, unregistered bikes are removed from carriage rooms since they are not registered with Public Safety. Registering a bike includes, " CW is not responsible for thefts" of property from the carriage room.

Anonymous said...

As MR I care about the issues listed on this blog because they are driving up the purchase price. The TA should have been fighting these things like NYU dorms, subpar operations to appear op costs are lower than they really should be, illegal leasing practices, and the damn renovation gouging , all of it! The TA was to negotiate on behalf of the tenants and not the new landlord/owners Brookfield. That is the problem.

Anonymous said...

As a politician a councilperson's #1 priority should be the constituents. Priority of a business deal,not just over constituents but at the expense of constituents is the biggest problem we have in PCV ST.

If a councilperson wanted to be involved in the business deal they should not take office especially on an unprecedented third term. They should not use the position in office in the business deal. Using political offices for business deals, especially RE deals, has destroyed middle class people and is probably the biggest corruption we have in NY. That is why the Moreland was so important for people and why the subpoena to REBNY should have been executed and thoroughly investigated.

Which councilmembers cried foul when the subpoena was pulled or the commission was shut down?

Which councilmembers supported Preet Bharara asking for the REBNY investigation on behalf of us constituents?
Did ours make any statements on our behalf?

Anonymous said...

Tommyboyardee said...
Get this, unregistered bikes are removed from carriage rooms since they are not registered with Public Safety. Registering a bike includes, " CW is not responsible for thefts" of property from the carriage room.

At least you have bicycle storage. Coming up on two years post Sandy and six months since a DHCR order incorporating the TA/CW settlement of the reduction in services complaint, most, if not all of the 17 buildings in PCV that lost their carriage rooms still do not have the bicycle storage rooms that were part of the settlement and no one at the TA seems to be in a particular rush to do anything effective to hold CW to the terms of the agreement on this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I put in "Garodnick REBNY investigation" into Google's search engine and didn't come up with anything pertinent.

Anonymous said...

"Get this, unregistered bikes are removed from carriage rooms since they are not registered with Public Safety. Registering a bike includes, " CW is not responsible for thefts" of property from the carriage room."

Get this: My basement was destroyed by Sandy (that was almost two years ago), as were 16 others, and it's still not finished and there is no bike room at all.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The other day I took photos of all the bikes outside changed to playground fences. Can't believe people still don't have their bike rooms... Correction: I believe it, considering the way this place is run and what the priorities are. And, yes, where is the TA on this?

Anonymous said...

The car garages are the same policy as the bikes.

So are the Storage unit rooms.

This is the most unfriendly place to live. Not once has the TA addressed any of this hostility in policies and their pretense that laundry rooms are the biggest problem when that too is a policy issue defined by the PCVST contract dictating MacGrey give us smaller, inferior machines and understaffed technicians will be a joke when they declare a big victory fixing the bs "biggest complaint of tenants". All the subcontractor contracts will be a problem of the new owner to get them appropriately renegotiated.

Anonymous said...

Sorry str, you're wrong. TA kisses the A of CWC/CR all day long. You'll soon see the obvious.

Anonymous said...

Just WOW


"It was heartbreaking to see we have a Governor of New York who believes he can get away with acting like that in the year 2014.

First Cuomo tried to kick Zephyr off the ballot. Then he refused to debate her. Now he won't even shake her hand, or make eye contact."

http://gothamist.com/2014/09/07/watch_cuomo_de_blasio_awkwardly_ign.php

Anonymous said...

No bike room here either. So over it, I'd rather have AN AFFORDABLE RENT here, to tell you the truth.

Tommyboyardee said...

I can't believe CW is still playing the "Sandy Related" card!

Anonymous said...

Never mind the fucking dogs (which are bad enough), it seems we have a rogue human shit and piss maniac on the loose. According the the TA and ST Tenants facebooks, there is some freak who is shitting and pissing in the elevators and lobbies. OF COURSE, OUR CRACK SECURITY FORCE AND THEIR VERY EXPENSIVE MCIS FOR TENANTS CAMERAS probably won't pick up (no pun intended) the Poopertrator. The poor maintenance guy has to go and clean it up, though. If it ever happens in my building, I am calling the Board of Health over and over and over until they inspect this filthy shithole and make our lousy landlord do something about it.

The shitter and pisser in the the elvators and lobbies is either a psychopath or a student. Could be both.

Anonymous said...

What a piece of work.
1 minute video says it all.

http://boingboing.net/2014/09/06/ny-politics-progressive-k.html

Anonymous said...

Went past the Greenmarket today. PS had a little table set up, staffed by four officers--doing exactly nothing. Well, they did tell one person to get off his bike. But four? Really? It's not as though they were handing out any information.

Anonymous said...

Gotta post this breaking news about the elevator shit on yelp and / or ? where else can i post this? It is hilarious , our lux living. And the 35 million dollar camera system can't see anyone ? Hilarious, it's an actual comedy movie.

Anonymous said...

This place is soo out of control that it seems to be a "free for all" around here. Soo depressing living here and the sad part is that there is nothing we can do about it.

Anonymous said...

Yay. 3 broken washers in my bldg but THANK GOD management installed a soda/snack vending machine!!!

It's the bees knees!!!

Anonymous said...

There is no difference between Brookfield and CWCR. Both are running this place bringing you all the crap we have today. It is about time they stop calling it a "tenant led bid" when they are keeping tenants in the dark. Agree with he earlier comments - Penn South model is best.

Anonymous said...

We wanted to buy our apartment but nothing is as it seems with this TA.

Anonymous said...

Oh TA 9:45 no matter how many times you repeat it or try to make it so, that just is not one of the most important problems this community is facing. This place is all but destroyed, our purchase price is skyrocketing, all Dan cares about is the finish date on your new offices so he can move forward with your deal, our neighbors are all but illegally evicted and the NYU lease program is out of control. Get on top of a real problems or go away!

Anonymous said...

To 12:13 PM: Some of us care very much about the state of the washers/dryers because laundry facilities are part of what we are paying for in our rent.

As for the dump going condo/co-op: it will never happen.

Anonymous said...

I disagree about PS not doing anything at the farmers market on Sunday. There was a man outside the playground taking pictures of the kids. A parent confronted him and also told PS. The guy took off running and PS caught him at the ping pong tables. He was then asked to show them the pictures on his phone - which were of the playground. He's a resident so now PS knows who he is. PS also came back to the playground to talk to the concerned parents. I'm glad they were there.

Anonymous said...

YES. The NYU lease program is out of control. THIS HAS TO END!!!! I didn't sign up to live in a dormitory. Simply pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Go get your laundry done on 14th street like the rest of us. Then tell ST you want a rebate. file a report of non services. stop bitching about laundry when we have safety, monetary issues, people being thrown out.

Anonymous said...

12.13 PM. I really don’t understand the logic of your post. The laundry room situation is a serious QOL/financial (we pay for this) issue here. Doing laundry sucks period, but having the suck factor increase by a power of 10 is no laughing matter. The TA had volunteers do a survey and had the dismal results published in the T&V. CWC gets some major PR bashing. What’s wrong with that? OK, maybe it’s not the number one issue here but it easily makes the top ten. This constant bashing of the TA here even when it does good work is on the Teabagger level of criticism of the Obama administration. If the TA does it, then it must suck. There are some serious issues with the TA. This is not one of them, this was a good thing. Also this conspiracy theory that the TA/CWC/Garodnick is joined tight at the hip is a joke that has been rejected by the STR (no major fan of the TA or Garodnick) as well.

Anonymous said...

6:32 pm sorry i disagree. I'm not the original poster, but I agree with that post. So do our neighbors.

Anonymous said...

Been having a serious problem with upstairs neighbors and noise. Can i or should we go up and politely ask , maybe they do not know or continue to phone public safety?

Anonymous said...

We came here as RENTERS, not prospective buyers. Our complaints about the horrible laundry room conditions are just as valid as our complaints about the hard partying students and the constant out-of-the blue rent hikes and so-called MCIs. Anybody wishing to buy an apartment should look elsewhere. This is a RENTAL property and we pay high rent. Our rent is supposed to include decent laundry facilities and decent QOL.
If you are looking to BUY an apartment, please go elsewhere. PCVST was never "sold" to us as a prospective buying opportunity just as it wasn't presented as Dorm Living.
I just want to rent my apartment as per my lease. I care very much about the disgusting laundry rooms and have no desire to send my laundry out or go off the property to do my laundry. If "Management" states that we have laundry facilities on-site, then it is their responsibility to provide such facilities.
I wouldn't want to buy into this place under any circumstances and I don't want to be hoodwinked and cheated into believing there are facilities that are so bad as to be non-existent.
If you signed a lease here, thinking that you would be able to buy your unit, then you are a fool. You know what they say about a fool and his money --- they are soon parted from each other.

Anonymous said...

"Go get your laundry done on 14th street like the rest of us. Then tell ST you want a rebate. file a report of non services. stop bitching about laundry when we have safety, monetary issues, people being thrown out."

Don't want to get my laundry done on 14th Street. Why rent a place that advertises laundry rooms if you are supposed to send or take your laundry out? Would you rent a car that had to be towed and think that was ok because at least the radio worked?

Anonymous said...

If you hate it so much, why not move somewhere else at the conclusion of your lease? That's what normal people do in other parts of the country. Why is this City so twisted that people stay just so they can complain? Or is it that their rent is actually very low?

Anonymous said...

It appears that the last ones standing are going to be the most miserable. I see it happening now. Only when a new owner comes in, are when things are going to change, hopefully for the better. I wouldn't move out until then. All of our rules around here, that have been in place for such a long time, have been reversed. DOGS,BICYCLE RIDING,WALKING ON THE GRASS,CARPET RULES. It is just unbelievable. Soo sad.....

Anonymous said...

PS is alright. Most of them are ok others don't care just like NYPD. Real downside is overnight crew. I catch them sleeping in the cars and booths. Other day they were across property blocking bike lane like they are NYPD. I've walked by the office at 3am and seen people sleeping inside. I happened too speak with 1 officer who was disgusted with leadership/boss on overnights. She doesn't let them enforce many of the rules. They had opportunities too make arrests or issue summonses and she says no because the people are resisdents. So pretty much residents can break any laws on property because they live here. That's not what I wanted too hear but glad I did. Maybe they need a new change on overnights .

Anonymous said...

I too agree with 6:44 and 12:13. The NYU lease impacts us in many ways and with more mci's to come it is that much more important we remove the NYU mci's we are paying for the college campus upgrades to meet State requirements for dorm housing. That negotiation was a big load of crap.

Anonymous said...

New York Magazine
Today's Primary Race including three corrupt indicted politicians on the ballot.
It may not matter for a win, but it matters for statement to be heard. This community should vote so NY hears that REBNY backed politicians do not rule PCVST.


http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2014/09/new-york-primary-guide-september-2014.html

Anonymous said...



Teachout fights for economic equality

To the Editor:

I urge registered Democrats to vote for Zephyr Teachout for governor in the primary election Tuesday. She's a very experienced leader and "fights for economic and political equality and against concentration of wealth and control in the hands of the few." Teachout is known for her efforts to limit the influence of money on politics.

Vote for her if you want:

• Complete ban on fracking gas development.

• Repeal of Cuomo's huge tax cuts to the wealthy and restoration of those funds to public education.

• Actions to address climate change, including weatherizing and retrofitting public buildings to conserve energy and implementing sustainable energy instead of fossil fuels.

• An end to high-stakes public school testing and protection from privatization for public schools.

• Leveling the playing field for small businesses.

&bull ;Returning voting rights to people who've been in prison.

For more info: www.teachoutwu.com.

Teachout could win and be the November candidate for governor. If not, our votes will tell Cuomo how unhappy we are with him.

Becca Harber
Newfield
http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/2014/09/teachout_for_governor_return_bill_magee_to_the_assembly_and_benedetto_for_family.html

Get out and Vote and send a message to Albany from the PCVST community:

No more REBNY owned politicians!

Anonymous said...

Even we students want what is right for communities.

"Cuomo "represents the very antithesis of the democracy he's sworn to protect," engineering student Javier Anderson said to HuffPost. "If you believe democracy can be bought and sold, go for Cuomo. With Teachout, it's an investment in the issues. She's honest, outspoken, and she's not being bankrolled."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/08/zephyr-teachout_n_5787988.html

Anonymous said...

My right to be here. my lease, my right to challenge it when laws are broken.

Duh. Not leaving you leave.

Anonymous said...

I voted by POSTCARD!

Anonymous said...

This has ALWAYS been a RESIDENTIAL community. STUDENTS and their DORMITORY lifestyles DO NOT belong here!!!!!!!!! END OF STORY!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just clicked on "Laundryview" to see if any machines were working. A pop-up add popped up (although I have them supposedly blocked on my computer). The ad was for "One month's rent free on selected apartments." I closed it and went to the laundry status in my building. 6 out of ten washers broken. This management totally sucks to hell. One notch above slumlords and they are advertising so aggressively to rope in more victims.

Anonymous said...

Teachout/Wu won Albany County

http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/governor/new-york/#.VBB8x6PAETA

Change is possible if we do what they did Stand Up and Speak Up!

We are not a dorm or a money laundering scheme - we can't even launder our clothes properly!

Anonymous said...

Please don't blame MacGrey.
MacGrey recommended different machines more suitable to this population and level of use but the landlord insisted on the machines you have and too few technicians on staff. Probably to make your operating costs appear below what they should be for a residential community your size for the upcoming sale to make you look more profitable than you would be at a safer level of operations and more appropriate level of service for the population of Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town.

Anonymous said...

wow. i guess our landlord needs more inventory! They are building more apartments on avenue c.

Anonymous said...

Anyone buying is a sucker. The price is too high. Pricing the remaining residents out of their homes is the only way for a new owner to pay the CW price. Nice scheme they had the nerve to hide under the moniker "tenant bid" so tenants get screwed more, once with the high priced purchase and once with round two of mass evictions to oust the remaining half of the population still holding on.

Anonymous said...

Laundry view? w t h , hasn't worked in 3 years

Anonymous said...

Look up the words "perfidious" and "parsimonious," and "avaricious" and CWCap and Rob Speyer will pop up. Loathsome to the bone! Yechhhh!

Anonymous said...

The relationships between Susan Steinberg and Brad Hoylman, John Marsh and Dan Garodnick are doing a disservice to residents. It's all sorts of wrong.

Anonymous said...

This lame and nasty management company and it's HQ are staying. Get ready for more mass evictions, inspections, McIs and sky-high renewal rates. You have been wARNED!

Anonymous said...

Just walked by a REGULAR trash can that is supposed to be for REGULAR litter, and it was virtually surrounded with large cardboard boxes and other crap around it.
It looks absolutely horrible. This has to be illegal dumping by our "NEW TENANTS". What a nice sight for the people who have just moved in. Straight down the toilet bowl folks. Great business strategy.

Anonymous said...

All the more reason we need a new TA that carries out the will of the residents and not the will of the politicians and their deals. We need to learn the ins and outs of the game from Mr Guterman so we can stand up for ourselves, the community, the park property.

Saw the appalling office building this morning. I get it now. Nasty con game they played to get that built.

Anonymous said...

Except for one or two security guards, I have found Security to be very helpful and responsive to calls e.g. getting noisy tenants out of the adjacent playground areas late at night. However, the policy around here now has loosened up so much and the quality of tenants living here has deteriorated to such a degree it's a wonder they can keep the peace at all.



Anonymous said...

Re: Noisy upstairs neighbors:

Call Security and document date and time you called, who came over and whether it was verified. Keep a record of this.
After a certain number of calls and responses (verified) you have a case for Legal.
I'd also go up there nicely, if you think they'd be open to your request. If so you can get a look at whether or not they actually have carpeting and include this in your call to Legal. However, I'd be careful with upstairs neighbors because they can get very nasty and retaliate with even more noise.
Also, calling the 13th Pct. during one of these parti4es and letting them know there may be drugs in the apt. (probably marijuana at the very least) may help.
Donalba Halberstam, the woman in charge of Tenant Relations is probably useless but worth a try.
Your project manager may be helpful as well if this is a chronic problem and can speed things along.

This place has deteriorated to such a degree it's unrecognizable. Think about moving out.

Anonymous said...

September 10, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Thanks for posting the link to that map. Teachout won a surprising number of counties but Cuomo owned western and the outer boroughs. He only took Manhattan by approx 55% to 43%.

I'd like to know the results in ST-PCV. I know that Teachout won one election district in ST and Cuomo just barely won another.

Anonymous said...

Is it true the TA Dan plan has all of us moving to designated buildings for rentals and designated buildings for owners? Are they putting all the renters in buildings with NYU rental dorms then? Does the plan have us all moving, uprooting our lives and displaced from our homes like a home is a meaningless cold empty shell and a person is an object to kick about? Is it true?

Anonymous said...

What can be next around here? OVAL POOL? THEN we can have our LUXURY ice skating rink in the Winter. Won't EVERYONE be happy then?

Anonymous said...

In 2011 the TA published a declaration of their goals none of which they lived up to since then. In fact their declaration is the antithesis of their actions as we have seen since 2011. Here is what the TA said when they opposed the Guterman plan

TA: "During this extensive process, we met with the representatives of Guterman-Westwood, as well as with dozens of other potential partners. After consulting with our advisors from Paul Weiss and Moelis & Company, we decided to select Brookfield Asset Management over all the others because they have both the credibility in the real estate market and the commitment and ability to live up to the principles and goals of the Tenants Association. Those goals are clear: to allow residents the choice to either purchase their apartment at an affordable price or to stay on as rent-stabilized tenants; to improve the maintenance and upkeep of our community; to prevent new development on open space, and to ensure that the middle-class character of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village continues for the next generation."

I guess they didn't plan on CW delaying so that time would tell the above words are a bunch of lies.

http://town-village.com/2011/12/12/st-pcv-tenants-association-comments-on-guterman-letter/

Anonymous said...

The other day 35 kids from the local middle school were in the PCV BASKETBALL PLAYGROUND. KIDS WHO LIVE HERE WERE UNABLE TO USE THE COURTS. I CALLED PS & they said they would report it to Recreation. No one came. I finally got through to recreation n they apologized but the "budget is limited!" . He was polite & said he would send someone over. By then some kids left. Still a good 20 kids there. Scary !!!! There were girls watching the game & they were loud & cursing. That's life in the projects.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Is it true the TA Dan plan has all of us moving to designated buildings for rentals and designated buildings for owners? Are they putting all the renters in buildings with NYU rental dorms then? Does the plan have us all moving, uprooting our lives and displaced from our homes like a home is a meaningless cold empty shell and a person is an object to kick about? Is it true?<<

I'd be shocked it that were true, at least as the TA and Dan are concerned. Ultimately, I can envision the uprooting of tenants here to other parts of the complex to make way from the gradual bulldozing of the old buildings to make way for highrises.

Anonymous said...

Just bulldoze this place already and be done with it.

Anonymous said...

Is it true that it's possible to say anything you want and act as if it's true just by stating your made-up "facts" in the form of a question starting with the words "Is it true"?

Apparently, yes. Right, 1:59 PM?

Anonymous said...

The ground is so toxic with banned pesticides, petroleum, asbestos, to do any digging and gradual bulldozing would be criminal. What is buried beneath here is buried for a reason. It needs to remain unstirred. But these guys will destroy and kill anything for $. Someone with an ounce of common sense needs to call it out and ban excavations on toxic grounds.

Anonymous said...

"What can be next around here? OVAL POOL? THEN we can have our LUXURY ice skating rink in the Winter. Won't EVERYONE be happy then?"

How about "Oval Piss" and "Oval Shit". Now there's an amenity!

Anonymous said...

Nothing would shock me with these people after what they did to the Oval and their new office building (the cellar extension which they need to "finish the roof" on because it is not really a cellar extension. Now Dan is complaining about how long it is taking to build this new building because it is holding up his purchase deal. Nothing shocks me with these people.

The former TA board member who wrote the article opposing the commercial use of the Oval was RIGHT! The remaining TA board members need to come clean.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Seems 1:59 hit a nerve with 9:10
Maybe there is an ounce of truth to the rumor.

Anonymous said...

Is it true because you heard a rumor or post the facts and /or links?

They can't just MOVE people. w.t.f.

Tommyboyardee said...

Godd Luck to those that inhabit the new CW bunker, reminiscent of a certain WW II scenario. How would you feel surrounded by toxic (verified) soil,with God looking down on you. Imagine spending your entire day inside a airplane, the recycled air will have you crossing the street to seek medical care.

Anonymous said...

What's the point of even complaining anymore? CWCapital's handling of Stuy Town is on par with what ISIS is doing to sacred sites. They want to wipe us out and demoralize us.

Anonymous said...

STR thank you for the WSJ article that repeats a passage from Charles Bagli's book, a troubling passage.

Martin McLaughlin, a lobbyist who represented Tishman Speyer during the 2006 fight, said Mr. Garodnick's experience of living in the complex is critical to understanding his willingness to fight for the tenants.

"You've got to understand something, he lives in Peter Cooper Village and every day he comes home and 12 people come up to him and say 'Let me tell you … ,' " Mr. McLaughlin said."

In other words, the Real Estate lobbyist is saying that when the council person lives in another neighborhood residents / constituents would not be a factor, eg if Dan lived in Gramercy Park or Upper East Side, then the tenants of PCVST would not be an issue. But because he lives in PCVST tenants can voice their opinions when we cross paths in the neighborhood. That is a fundamental problem of the City Council and the closeness lobbyists have picking up the phone versus a constituent has. Constituents should have greater access to their local politicians then the lobbyists. I know, one can only dream. We need to remind ourselves of a few things. We need to best use the access we have by virtue of being neighbors, we need to be keenly aware and vigilant of watching the relationships with REBNY and those politicians who attend fundraisers and are more available to the lobbyists than to constituents, who is taking how much money from REBNY, and who is giving it to which of their peers buying their support on council votes. Here I go dreaming again, but wouldn't it be great if support was given because the effort deserved it and not because your peer gave you money? A last note, as a minority, it bothers me that Race played a factor between the council speaker and the public advocate. It should go to the best person for the job no matter their race.

http://www.thenewyorkworld.com/2013/10/01/garodnick-winner/

I might as well sign this

A Dreamer

Anonymous said...

Someone left a plastic bag of shit inside the stairwell in my building. Don't if it's human or dog shit.

Anonymous said...

"Someone left a plastic bag of shit inside the stairwell in my building. Don't if it's human or dog shit."

Please notify the health department. This place gets more and more disgusting every day.

Anonymous said...

two piles of Dogshit outside of Pcv building for a week now. Porter doesn't clean it and only when it rains, will it be semi gone.

Anonymous said...

1233PM. What difference does it make???!!!

Anonymous said...

"Seems 1:59 hit a nerve with 9:10
Maybe there is an ounce of truth to the rumor." 9/12 8:10 PM

Maybe there is, and maybe there is not. But you got it right that it is just a rumor. What is the point of spreading rumors? Are we in middle school? Or are we talking about serious subjects here? If the latter, then spreading rumors is pointless at best and harmful at worst.

Anonymous said...

Re: politicians paying attention to us. It's not just that Dan lives here. It's because many of us still view PCV and ST as a community, and we represent thousands of voters. There are many personal interconnections here--people talk to one another on their floors, in their buildings, on the benches, in the playgrounds--so our elected representatives know that their voice is amplified when they talk to any of us. Why do you think they make a point of coming to TA meetings? Where else do they get a guaranteed audience of a few hundred (who then talk to their neighbors)? But that's good for us too--we know who they are, get a sense of their personalities and abilities, and can even buttonhole them.

Anonymous said...

"Someone left a plastic bag of shit inside the stairwell in my building. Don't if it's human or dog shit."

Suggest you take a picture in situ, and then take it to the PS office for forensic analysis. I'm not joking.