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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, November 1, 2014

About Tenant Free Access to "The Courts"

First off, I hate the "street" name some suit gave what's at Playground 11--"The Courts."

"Yeah, we going down to 'The Courts'!"

But onward....

It seems that "The Courts" will have limited free tenant access. The first two weeks of "The Courts" will have little paid programing, but after that a deluge of paid activities will take over.

Here's the schedule of "Court 1" beginning the week of November 30:

The colored blocks are paid activities, the gray ones aren't. "Court 2" has a more openings for free play, but paid activities arrive in greater number on the third week.

(Here is the complete schedule for a few weeks.)

Now, you may wonder about access to "The Courts."

For that we head over to the online CompassRock FAQ and find out that:

"A Recreation Department staff member will be onsite checking IDs during Open Time." (Open Time is, obviously, when "The Courts" are not occupied by paid activities.)

Which means that during non-Open Time, there will be no ID check except for the staffing from the companies doing business at "The Courts": "...each company will provide staffing and qualified instructors for their activity who will check registrations and monitor the activities of all participants." One wonders, since Stuy Town/PCV IDs won't be checked during these paid activities if some activities, like the NYC Basketball League, will have members/players who are not residents (or their guests). BTW, if you sign up for the League, it will cost you about $2,000 for playing a lucky (!) thirteen games.

What about when "The Courts" are not in use by these companies? Will residents (and their guests) be able to use them. The answer:

"Sometimes - there will be designated blocks of time for open basketball play when there is no programming."

I'm very tempted to say something about the commercialization of the Oval, Dan the Man, and our TA, but it would be purposeless, wouldn't it?


Anonymous said...

$20 says Handsome Dan doesn't share his miserable failure of protecting his own community's park space from being illegally commercialized with his new NewDEAL pals. I hope you're reading this Dan. You should be ASHAMED to show your face to your neighbors.

Anonymous said...

How dare these bastards take our free playgrounds and turn them into money-making enterprises! Where is our gallant councilman and why isn't he fighting against this theft of our formerly free playgrounds?

It seems to me that the tenants of Stuyvesant Town and PCV are being made to pay for the sins of the stupid and avaricious mistakes of the greedy MetLife and Speyer/Blackrock idiots who devalued the property and sunk it into debt. No end of people have suffered as a result of the Speyer/Blackrock debacle, whether it be people whose pension funds were ransacked or the tenants who were forced out by illegal bullying and intimidation.

The only courts I am interested in are the ones where Speyer and his group of thieving vultures are brought to justice and where CW Capital is held accountable for the outlandish and ridiculous price-gouging in turning this place into a nasty dorm and charging new tenants outrageous rents for a few dollars' worth of schlocky "renovations." There needs to be accountability and auditing because this place is making the Tweed Courthouse look like a mere aberration. There is something (a lot of somethings) going on here that add up to corruption and graft of the worse kind. The outrageous gutting of STPCV is worse than what any Third World dictator could achieve! CW makes the Marcos's and Duvaliers look like amateurs.

Anonymous said...

Stuyvesant Town is a registered trademark in 2011 as an event space for BUSINESS purpose. (doesn't that go against the residential zoning?!)

"Arranging, organizing and hosting special events for business purposes"


The Tishman CW Brookfield vision has always been to turn the Park at Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village into an Event Space with commercial entities and corporate partnerships as NYU and Verizon.

To advertise a community in a Park is illegal - false advertising.

There is no more Park at Stuyvesant Town.

There is no middle class community at Stuyvesant Town it is 5000 dorms.

Residents will pay for the Tishman debt via MCI charges and or inflated condo purchase. Tishman will walk away with billions in bailout by middle class constituents unless there is one person with integrity in a position of authority either at the City, State, or Fed level to put the debt burden back on the RE industry and off the backs of hard working middle class citizens - and to restore the Community in the Park from its now Business Commercial use of all Space (apartments as dorms and land as Event space rented to the likes of commercial companies using the so called Courts.) Shame on all those companies taking away the playground and parks of kids of the Stuyvesant Town community!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

One of the great scandals, if not the greatest, here in ST/PCV is that the tenants are paying for the financial failure of Tishman-Speyer's acquisition of this property. If you look at it objectively, it's confounding that TS got away with this and no government entity took them to task or to jail.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And to make the situation more egregious, Rob Speyer is the chairman of the Real Estate Board of New York and has been reappointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio as chairman of the Advisory Board of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Stuyvesant Town is a registered trademark in 2011 as an event space for BUSINESS purpose. (doesn't that go against the residential zoning?!)<<

One would think so.... Very interesting about the trademark registration.

Anonymous said...

All these companies are now complicit in the illegal acts stealing the homes and park space from this middle class community.

They are anti-middle class, anti-working class

"Keep your kids active with youth baseball clinics & batting cages by Peter Stuyvesant Little League, soccer clinics from PCVST favorite Super Soccer Stars, instructional basketball leagues from Dribbl, and even youth golf clinics from Kate Tempesta's Urban Golf Academy. Play basketball throughout the cold months with the NYC Basketball League, running organized games for adults."

And let's not leave off Verizon.

Anonymous said...

We have seen the record of which politicians open loopholes for RE in 2013, passing laws for RE (in record time!) in 2013 / 2014 and closing loopholes that protect constituents against RE greed, ....

the politician who calls out and takes action to stop the assault of the PCVST middle class community by each and every business, company doing business in PCVST from the Courts to the Oval to corporate Verizon to RE Brookfield and Compass Rock and all their cronies helping them carry it out is the ONLY politician who gets my vote.

We need a published list tracking all companies doing business in our once residential community who are forcing middle class home-loss. Shame on them!

Anonymous said...

If they can schedule time for soccer and basketball games they can also schedule some time to fix the broken washing machines!

Tommyboyardee said...

I'm more concerned much like the "leaf blowers" starting time. Men's basketball leagues have their games stacked, rarely start on time & rarely end on time.
The playgrounds usage is greatly diminished during the winter months, I do worry since this new venture will be overly saturated with security and neglecting other areas.
I again restate CW has no intention of leaving the goose that lays the golden egg.

Anonymous said...

I thought I was reading about Chelsea Piers for a second. Too bad this is going down without a fight.

Anonymous said...

Ita with 10:34. You should be ashamed Dan. You've done less than nothing for us.

Anonymous said...

CW continues to gleefully raise it' s middle finger to the long time tenants. WHEN and WHO is going to stand up foe them ? This has now become a shameful situation.

Anonymous said...

I'm not an attorney, but it >>seems to me<< that if a resident can't get access to the court because of paid usage by groups of non-residents and that resident files a complaint with the TA or Dan G, some kind of action can be taken.

Anonymous said...


"Services for providing food and drink; temporary accommodations."

Class(es) Status: Active

Its all the same Tishman players on the PCVST property so who is the new drread pirate roberts ST Owner who taking over this illegal Tragic Comedy?

Anonymous said...

To whom have they sold the trademarks?


Anonymous said...

DeBlasio is one-term buffoon of a "Mayor" and has sold out everybody who voted for him. His relationship with REBNY, especially that odious crook, Rob Speyer, is despicable. I hope Karma comes back and bites him and his toady pals right in the ass with the power of a rabid dog.

Anonymous said...

It's too bad the impotent group of donation taking volunteers dropped the ball on this too.

Anonymous said...

Across the U.S. hedge funds, RE as Fortress, BlackRock, Brookfield Tishman are hoarding homes amassing rental empires.

If they succeed in NYC by intentionally missing a mortgage payment, walking away unscathed, then putting the debt on the tenants, whether renters or condo purchasers, NYC will serve as the business model for the country on how to steal and rob from the middle class, pass laws to allow it, and have the middle class finance the crimes against themselves.

City government at its lowest.

Anonymous said...

Sick & fed up with this place. No one gives a damn. We don't think we'll be here much longer due to all this.

Anonymous said...

One of the points of registering a trademark is to make sure that no one else appropriates it and uses it in a way that causes confusion with what you're protecting. The trademark should be registered for as many uses as possible. This doesn't mean that it will be uses in all the ways it's registered for. You also have to protect a trademark so that you retain ownership. Would you want to see some other entity advertise a Stuyvesant Town All-You-Can-Drink Santa Con?

Anonymous said...

That's the best you got 3:48?
The commercialization has long been planned with all party's blessings because both Brookfield and Fortress wanted to increase profits by bringing in businesses and evicting RS tenants to get to a majority percentage of MR apartments in each building so the banks would give mortgages.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately 3:22 that's EXACTLY what management wants to hear.

They are loathsome scum.

Anonymous said...

I'm registering "Stuy Town - Mis-Management Runs Through It!"

Anonymous said...

8:03 nooooo. That is now pure hogwash. No such thing. They just want to maximize rentals, not giving a damn about tenants, and use every inch for commercial (big bucks). gl all. peace out. moving to chelsea.

Anonymous said...

At what point since 2006 did the community board 6 and the city council agree to evict us from our homes for nyu's secondary campus?


Anonymous said...

It is not about bikinis, washing machines, and leaf blowers as the TA wants residents and the public to think. Enough of their BS PR spin. They gave PCV ST to NYU for their second campus by throwing out thousands of tenants from this community. The biggest shameful act of betrayal in the history of Tenant Associations.

Anonymous said...

November 2, 2014 at 12:53 PM

The constant focus of some STR commentors on REBNY instead of Joe Strasburg and his crazy landlord lobby, the Rent Stabilization Association (RSA), seems misplaced and counter-productive.

We may not like it, and for all I know de Blasio may not either, but Wall Street and RE form the base of NYC's economy. So any mayor or pol who takes the position that they are always the enemy and acts as such is a fool - the trick is not to allow them full rein.

The RE industry isn't homogeneous. It can be divided and conquered by smart politicians. What's good for landlords isn't always necessarily good for developers and where developers can pump up NYC's economy, landlords charging insanely high rents on apts just drain money out of it. So smart middle class-friendly politicians can offer developers deals at the expense of landlords with the intent to sow division between developers and landlords.

Anonymous said...

This is a major score for Garodnick's and the TA's stealthy predator partner Brookfield inheriting, exploiting and profiting from another predator's work product without looking like a predator.

Senator Schumer delivered $3 billion Fannie/Freddie funding, maybe more, exclusively to ST-PCV residents to defend themselves against predators by purchasing, owning and governing ST-PCV themselves. Tenants should form a business entity - ST-PCV Owners - to purchase, take title and establish a self governing affordable coop.

Instead, Garodnick and the TA are misappropriating $3 billion Fannie/Freddie funding belonging to ST-PCV residents and diverting it to their predatory Brookfield partner.

Instead of St-PCV residents buying and owning ST-PCV, they are being defrauded into buying ST-PCV for Brookfield to own it without paying for it.

85% of ST-PCV residents defrauded out of their Fannie/Freddie funding by Garodnick and the TA will get nothing they don't already have. 15% of ST-PCV residents, who are ripped off RS paying MR, will be defrauded twice. First, Garodnick and the TA will misappropriate and divert their Fannie/Freddie funding to Brookfield. Then, since ripped off RS paying MR are backed into a financial corner and forced to buy, they will be forced to buy back from Brookfield the same Fannie/Freddie funding Garodnick and the TA stripped away from them for delivery to Brookfield.

Stealth predator Brookfield gets 100% of everything in exchange for assorted promises to do almost nothing.

100% of ST-PCV residents defrauded out of their $3 billion Fannie/Freddie funding by Garodnick and the TA get nothing.

Corrupted "new deal progressive" Garodnick and his TA stooges are betraying their constituents.

Anonymous said...

Dan who???

Anonymous said...

He's not getting MY vote!!

Anonymous said...

(4) FOUR more parking spaces taken away from us in front of S.T. building 17A, first avenue loop.
They do whatever they damm well please, and do not care for their tenants whatsoever! WHATSOVER!!

Anonymous said...

Took a look at this giant tent a Playground 11 today, it looks to be almost 5/6 stories high, comes up to at least the 3rd or 4th floor. It's an outrageous co-opting of open space and will deprive a lot of apartments of light and open view. Amazing to me how this landlord is being allowed to abuse it's tenants. Disgraceful !

Anonymous said...

Really worrying trend: More often than not, when I enter my apartment in the afternoon/evening, there is someone waiting to get in. These persons are not deliverymen, robbers or rapists. They live here but don't have a proximity card for the front door. I came home today (2:30pm) and there were two people in the small T level vestibule. They didn't know each other but both were waiting to gain entry. I sat on one of the benches outside to see what would happen. They tried to gain access when a lady with a baby tried to enter. She wouldn't let them. A delivery person arrived about 10 minutes later and they all gained access. I walked over to the security office and told them about it. [crickets chirping]. By the time I got back there were two other people looking to get into the building. I walked through, stopped at the door and told them they needed to show me ID with the building address in order to get in.

This is getting out of hand. We all know why these persons have no prox cards: they are living in these apartments but not on the leases. STR, you've guessed that by doubling up the formerly 1BR, that we've increased the population to 25,000. How about all of these undocumented tenants?

Anonymous said...

take a photo of them and /or watch where they go and report it.

Anonymous said...

9:50 pm. No TA voter/lover here but you make no sense. It's just plain greed and more greed from landlord. Nothing new. The real criminal is Dhcr. Take a look when you have some time what they 'approve'. It's a goddamn joke.

Anonymous said...

The nightmare of playground cover has nothing to do with Brookfield. W...t..h are you taking about?????????

Anonymous said...

Plenty of people don't get key cards for their aides and those same tenants are often elderly and can't or won't use the intercom (they don't hear it, they're bedridden, they can't get to the intercom quickly and easily). I've encountered this quite a few times over the years. I don't know what the solution is. Have the people legitimately needing to get in call security from the intercom? Give the aides key card that work only on certain days? And then there's the issue of people holding the door open. Bravo to that mother who refused to let people into her building.

Anonymous said...

4:17 pm: On many, many occasionsI have denied access to people with no swipe cards who are just loitering, waiting to be let in. Unfortunately, within minutes (or seconds) after I deny them access, somebody either lets them piggyback in or someone leaving the building lets them in.

I don't know what we can do about this problem. It is a serious problem, considering that we don't know these people (I always hold the door for neighbors who I know, of course) and "management" seems to rent to all kinds of people and their room-mates, bfs, bffs, bffff, and anybody they pick up along the way. It's a horrible situation and I just can recommend that we all do not get into an elevator with someone unknown and keep that top lock closed at all times. We are living in a No-Tell Motel/Dorm/AirbnB/anything goes shithole.

Anonymous said...

Behind 400/410 Stuy Town there are 2 lamps that have been out forever. Stuy Town contacted, Security personally told.
Are they fixed? NOPE. Not even after a rapist is caught.
Its been more than 2 months. What else do I need to do?

I assume since they can put in an ice rink and build an indoor gym, 2 light bulbs being changed isn't a big deal?

Please let me know of anyone else I can contact to get these lights fixed.

Anonymous said...

Your going to have change it yourself. Just like when my hallway is dirty, who straightens things up, ME!

Anonymous said...

12:33 report the unsafe condition of the lights out to 311.That goes on a list that is sent to the 13th precinct. Get it on record!

Anonymous said...



Tommyboyardee said...

Your piggyback solution is there, PS can let people in remotely, health care workers are required to carry work id' fact security can let almost anyone in, make them work for their MCI.
Regarding the new circus tent, CW needs to be confronted about using computer generated /or stock usage photographs to illustrate their new improvements? Look & compare, the scale of the press release is all wrong, not to mention the trees surrounding the playground vandalized to facilitate construction & needed space.

Anonymous said...

Is it true when Oval Pool is built, it will include a Tiki Bar?