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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.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:


Meanwhile: Freedom of Information: https://www.foia.gov/

Friday, October 17, 2014

Enjoy It While You Can!

Let's see.... Too much green space in ST/PCV....  I got it!  Let's make this a playground! More basketball courts!


20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sad

Anonymous said...

No doubt this and the indoor tennis is for the NYU campus complex. Nice going city council.

Anonymous said...

better yet, another building? a CVS, a bank!

why are they doing this? so they can charge us all for it/ ?

Anonymous said...

Nobody wants this Chelsea Piers atmosphere! Do you hear that?
Nobody!

#DONTEVERCALLMEBRO said...

A combo of basketball and beach volley ball courts with a third party promoter and restricted use (fee paid) for tenants. Beach volley ball is THE hot young professional sport as promoted in the NY Times on Pier 25 in Tribeca. No way will this be a children’s’ playground. And to all of you who said, I love the Green Market, I love the Oval Café, my kids love the Ice Rink, etc., well, you reap what you sow. Why don’t they just end the agony and pave over the Oval. Be done with it.

Anonymous said...

STR... are you really surprised?

Anonymous said...

The TA made a deal with then CW now Compass Rock in exchange for helping CW with controlling the tenants during construction projects CW would then sell to the Brookfield TA deal. That is why some MR and the TA named themselves the new stabilizers and have been aggressive towards the RS who try to protect the open space parks and fight the MCI.
That is why now the TA is pretending to be on top of how the construction is handled on the AVE C loop - because they got a big unexpected fight from the tenants on the First Ave Loop. The TA thought after getting away without much resistance in the Oval destruction that the First Ave Loop would be a breeze with their DOB forums playing authority over tenants. But our First Ave Loop resident neighbors spoke up and fought. We need our Ave C resident neighbors to fight hard too. We in Peter Cooper must fight hard to protect our green lawn too.
Don't let the TA kill all the open space as they did the Oval and First Ave Loop.

Anonymous said...

I continue to despise this place as the days go by. Nice job!

Anonymous said...

Oval Pool? Not that far fetched.
Yeeh Haah!!! Hope there's a beer garden along side of it! Whoo Hoo!
Property ruined forever!!

Anonymous said...

Another playground taken away from me and my children. Is this legal?

Anonymous said...

We dared to play tackle football there when it was really cold or raining - and when Security would show up we would run for our lives!

Anonymous said...

let's all sign the petition and publish it online

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The TA made a deal with then CW now Compass Rock in exchange for helping CW with controlling the tenants during construction projects CW would then sell to the Brookfield TA deal.<<

I'll give you a special award if this actually happens!

Anonymous said...

This lawn is right on top of where the remanufactured gas storage tanks were located. When the first shovel shows up, I'd suggest calling the EPA.

Tommyboyardee said...

Hello again Zog Sports

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if the new management office is something that the TA could file a reduction in services claim over which could possibly lead to a rent reduction. Did we not lose green space and seating areas? Would this qualify?

Anonymous said...

This lawn is right on top of where the remanufactured gas storage tanks were located. When the first shovel shows up, I'd suggest calling the EPA.>>>

Call the EPA and every fucking newspaper and television station in the State. We can't let them fuck with our health. It's bad enough they are destroying everything that is beautiful and green here. They are getting away with murder.

If Dopey Dan and the TA don't raise up agains this atrocity, they should just go the hell away.

Anonymous said...

Same pols and people who covered up the toxic First Ave Loop soil that left here in 50 full dump trucks and the blind eye to the digs in the Oval will cover up this toxic dumping to.

Anonymous said...

What ever happened to the Big Dig site run by the JP Morgan (same company that did Dan's "independent" audit declaring Brookfield as the best option for repaying the investors .... er I mean best option for tenants) - the JP Morgan guy who ran the Big Dig and removed the word "contaminated"
Is that PR site still there?

Anonymous said...

10:44 yes you are right but the TA will only pretend to file and negotiate for it then at most get pennies. The TA has a bad track record negotiating these things for the community.