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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. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." 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. Sorry.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Beauty and peace can still by found in Stuyvesant Town at certain times of the day

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Looks too pretty. Hope there's not a hidden MCI in those flowers?

Anonymous said...

Lovely indeed...alas soon to be eradicated by the dog shit and piss...but all is not lost...we have the skating rink opening to look forward to...
P.S. I tried to use the laundry machine this morning...out oozed some gelatinous, putrid liquid...remember the movie The Green Slime?
I wonder if that refers to the crap coming out of the washer or our landlords?
Have a peaceful weekend all!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Funny you mention dog shit, because about a minute after taking that photo (in the Oval), I came across a splat of dog shit on my way back to the apartment.

Anonymous said...

Flowers and candy vending machine and NO WORKING WASHING MACHINES!

Nice work management. You guys sure have your eye on the ball.

Anonymous said...

Yes, let's continue to talk and complain about the washing machines while Rome burns. This is why we get no where with real rent, security and noise issues.

Anonymous said...

The washing machine debacle is just one of the many symptoms of an incompetent management team.

Their inabilities to get things right is astonishing.

Anonymous said...

4:27 that is the TA's fault for diverting attention to the washing machines and away from the important and real issues which by the way the TA will soon claim a "big victory for tenants" when new machines are installed, proper ones that should have been there all along. If I had a nickel for every time the phony TA claimed "big victory for tenants" when they get tenants a penny here and a penny there I could buy the place myself.

Anonymous said...

TA keeps posting about washing machines and that it's a huge problem. Like we're all this stupid.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe we are going to get another MCI, listed on the TA's website.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy the flowers while they are still here. The city and the city council are illegally giving away open space to nyu dorms and buildings.

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/henry-stern-de-blasio-side-villagers-nyu-article-1.1962540

Anonymous said...

10 08 of course we're getting another mci - and another - and another - and another. You people won't listen or learn.

Anonymous said...

Any news on fighting this new MCI?
ANYBODY? HELLO TA?

Anonymous said...

October 5, 2014 at 7:00 AM

This latest MCI is PURE B.S.. They are NOT getting away with this one. I am going to pay for outside building "patchwork" as a permenant increase? I DON'T THINK SOO! There's no way! You hear that Danny boy? NO WAY!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

MCI this!

Anonymous said...

this place is such a suck. Last night again, the 12:30 Am to 1:30 am wake up calls from the runners upstairs and downstairs. I feel so sorry for the quiet new neighbors that moved in next door. What a shock they'll get when they realize what they signed in to.

As for me, I'm negotiating to be out of here by Dec. if only for awhile. Then a permanent good-bye.
Keep your MCI's - bloodsuckers!

Anonymous said...

October 7, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Many are slowly following you. Down the toilet. Can't take it here anymore.

Anonymous said...

>>Any news on fighting this new MCI?
ANYBODY? HELLO TA?<<

The next time you ask the TA a question by posting a comment in a blog that is not the TA's blog, you might want to check their website first.

No, I am not a TA officer. Just a tenant who doesn't expect the TA to make announcements in someone else's blog.

Anonymous said...

11: 46. Where are they running? kids or adults? We are leaving too. Not sure where though. Would love ideas - neighborhoods or buidlings that people recommend. Should have read the Yelp b4 we moved in.

Anonymous said...

3:20 a somewhat weak point. What the tenants need is transparent ongoing two way dialogue on MCI charges.
Not crafted statements in one way communications from a TA that thinks its the great wizard of oz talking at us from behind a curtain surrounded in smoke and mirrors.

The TA does not have enough members to be a representative voice, does not represent those who are not members and those who are not members are not bound to the TA outrageously foolish negotiations including the last round of MCI piss poor negotiations.

Anonymous said...

Poorly run by management
Poorly represented by Tenant Association
Everyone is leaving and no one will be buying in
Way to waste what was once a jewel crown prized asset

Anonymous said...

>>Would love ideas - neighborhoods or buidlings that people recommend. <<

I would also love to hear about alternatives. We would like to live in Manhattan, in a two-bedroom apartment at least as big as the Stuy Town two-bedrooms, for less than $4,000, and preferably for less than $3,200.

Is this possible?

Anonymous said...

TO:October 7, 2014 at 3:20 PM

DUH? Not interested in the generic
info posted on that website. Wanted an official to give the most current update. I think most people can figure that out.

Anonymous said...

October 7, 2014 at 9:26 PM

Sounds like a great advertisement for a great place to live. Don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Suggest you contact a broker as there are many that fit your criteria. This blog is not a broker. Unless of course you are making a passive aggressive statement about the size of STPCV apartments and what a bargain you think they are.


Anonymous said...

>>Would love ideas - neighborhoods or buidlings that people recommend. <<

I would also love to hear about alternatives. We would like to live in Manhattan, in a two-bedroom apartment at least as big as the Stuy Town two-bedrooms, for less than $4,000, and preferably for less than $3,200.

Is this possible?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous @ October 7, 2014 at 3:20 PM said...
"I am not a TA officer. Just a tenant who doesn't expect the TA to make announcements in someone else's blog."

Agree, but all the coordinated Garodnick-TA troll comments insulting STR and Guterman are transparent and obvious, particularly thinly disguised attack comments containing a TA officer/membership disclaimer.

Anonymous said...

I propose we make a list or a blog of all those who defected and found better, cheaper apartments. What a sham this management is and everyone in NYC seeking a rental should know. YOU WILL BE CHARGED MUCH MORE THAN THE RENT YOU 'think' you SIGNED AT LEASE SIGNING. The new leases are fraudulent and illegal and DHcr and management knows this. No one gives a damn.