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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/

Monday, November 3, 2014

Dan Must Be Pleased: The Progressive Vision of Manhattan Continues!


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/02/realestate/new-condos-coming-to-midtown-east.html

From the above article:

"Spurred by the success of trophy skyscrapers like 432 Park Avenue, developers are planning luxury residential towers that could reshape the area between Park Avenue and Second Avenue from 57th Street to 60th Street."

Seriously, what are we waiting for? ST/PCV should have trophy skyscrapers, too. One on each current building site in this community.

Dan, please facilitate this here as you've done for the above neighborhood.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What exactly is the TA doing these days? Are there minutes? how many members? Why the silence?

Anonymous said...

YSE!!! JUST WHAT WE NED AROND HERE IS ONE OF HANDSIME DANS TOWERS OF TEROR! NO THANKS! AND NO THANKS TO HIM! WHAT THE HELL HAS BE DONE FOR US ? NOTHING! HE DID NOTHING ABOUT ANDREW MACRUTHURS ASSHATS ON ICE SKATE RINK, HE DIDD NOTHING ABOUT THE GROWNYC GREENMARKET THAT DESTROYED THE LAWN AND HES DONE NOTHING ABOUT THE COMERICALIZATION OF THE OVAL. ALL HE DOES IS POP OUT OF HIS RATS LAIR ONCE IN A BLUE MOON AND FIRE OFF A TERSE LETTER THAT GOES DIRECTLY INTO ANDREW MACARTURS PAPER SHREDDER WITH NO FOLLOW UP NO RESULTS. A ND DONT GET ME STARTED ON THE TA, THEIR SHORT BUS AND ROAD TRIPS I HOP THEY TAKE A TRIP AND NEVER COME BACK! THERE'S NO ONE AROUND HERE WITH ANY LEADERSHIP OR SPINE OR COMMITMENT TO THIS PLACE ALL WE CAN DO IS SIT HERE AND WAIT TO DIE A SLOW DETH BY LEAF BLOWING NOISE PLLUTION OR GET MAMED BY PRESA CANARIOUS THAT ROAM THE HALLS IN SEARCH OF BLOOD

Anonymous said...

Why not check out the monstrosity going up on 22nd St. west of Park Ave South? It's going to be taller than than Rupert Murdoch's future home on 23rd St.

Hippo said...

Ultimately the goal is to get rid of all the remaining rent-stabilized tenants. The market-raters can be eliminated simply by not renewing their leases.This may take a decade or two but the owners will then be able to raze the buildings and put up Battery Park East. The 80-acres of Stuy-Town Peter Cooper is worth far more as vacant land than with these projects-like antiquated buildings. That development project would be worth billions. Councilman Danny Boy Garodnick and all the local pols are in on the fix. The feckless and impotent TA is still whistling the coop-condo scheme. Steinberg and her crew clearly are delusional.More MCI's, more tenant harassment, continued deterioration of quality of life...inexorable. None the less, the only way they are getting me to leave is feet first...or if they buy me out with a wad of cash. FU Compass Cock, the TA and all our worthless pols. To everyone else.. peace and love...lol

Anonymous said...

Deliveryman Tries to Rape Woman After Asking to Use Her Bathroom: NYPD


STUYVESANT TOWN — A deli worker tried to rape a woman after delivering food to her Stuyvesant Town apartment, NYPD said.

Luis Corpeno, 27, who works for Fraiche Maxx on Park Avenue South, brought an order to the victim’s East 20th Street apartment just after midnight on Nov. 1 and then asked if he could use her bathroom, police said.

When he returned from the bathroom, Corpeno grabbed the 26-year-old woman's face and told her to kiss him. When she refused, he threw her on the couch, tried to take off her shirt and groped her, according to a criminal complaint from the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

The woman fought off Corpeno, and he fled down the building's stairs, police said. Police caught up to him about an hour later at the Fraiche Maxx where he worked at 213 Park Ave. South and arrested him, according to the police report.

Corpeno was charged with attempted rape and sexual abuse. His bail was set at $50,000 cash or $100,000 bond, and he was still being held at Rikers Island as of Tuesday, according to prosecutors and the Department of Correction's website. He is due back in court on Nov. 6.

Fraiche Maxx manager Joel Kim said Corpeno had not yet been fired, and that management was waiting to hear his side of the story before taking further action.

“We don't know what really happened," Kim said. "We have to talk to him first."

Corpeno's attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Anonymous said...

danny boy is not getting a coop here. He's being played like a fiddle.

Anonymous said...

Don't we have enough with the fucking landlord raping us over and over and over in every which way possible without some zitty loser delivery boy coming in and trying to do the same thing!

BTW, didn't this attempted rape occur in Gramercy? That's were all of PCVST's crimes occur.

Anonymous said...

Attention to all tenants --- POST on Yelp and file forms with DHCR regarding the bogus Mci and overcharges on inflated renovations. DO.IT.