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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.

Monday, December 8, 2014

The New Christmas Tree

Days of yore, Stuyvesant Town had a real Christmas tree. Brought in like they bring in the tree at Rockefeller Center. Big and fresh. Impressive. Dazzling at night. Then, several years ago, came the "green" tree, a planting off to the side that was supposed to remain at the Oval year round and used as a Christmas tree during the holidays. That tree looked perpetually sickly; never got better, only worse. Now we have an artificial Christmas tree. Progress?

One of the old trees:

 The "Green" Tree:

 The new artificial tree:

Merry Christmas from CWCapital and CompassRock!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

What they have done to the Oval and all those beautiful trees that used to be there is nothing short of criminal.

I wish CW and Compass Rock a Miserable Holiday Season. And may stinking Fortress crash and burn.

DONTEVERCALLME BRO said...

You know, they should have gone the whole Goodfellas/Married to the Mob look with a white tree. Fuhgeddaboudit

Tommyboyardee said...

There's a metaphor here somewhere

Anonymous said...

I don't feel like celebrating ANYTHING here! Especially in the Benghazi war tent!!!

Anonymous said...

They make me sick! They torture us all year long with their leaf blowers, bros, tentns and billing mistakes and now they act like they give a fuck? Seriously?!?! DIE CompassRock. Just die.

Anonymous said...

Back in the day, early to mid fifties, there were three Christmas trees IN the dry Oval fountain. I was in early elem school at PS 61 on 12th St. and thought they were the most magical trees ever!


Stuytown Baby

Anonymous said...

There is nothing to celebrate about Stuyvesant Town or Peter Cooper Village now. Both complexes have been ruined and driven into the ground by greedy, stupid hedge fund-fueled despicable scum known as CW Capital and Compass Rock.

CW/CR may you all have rotten holidays and miserable and catastrophic new years. We HATE and DESPISE you. Don't you get that? Are you THAT stupid?
The above sentiments apply to our slimy bastard "elected representatives," too. May you all have miserable holidays. It's what you deserve.

Anonymous said...

Three large flower pot beds placed right next to the Leasing Office on First avenue. All of this to make everything look sooooo elegant, until ,once you sign that lease, you just got suckered. SUCKERED!! BUYER BEWARE!!

Tommyboyardee said...

We'll have yourself a Merry Fugazy Christmas.

Anonymous said...

It should be called the TA Christmas tree...since they're both FAKES!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Not this is what I think about your FAKE Christmas tree.....

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
How tasty are your branches!
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
How tasty are your branches!
I nom nom nom, then nom some more
Then barf it up upon the floor
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
How tasty are your branches!

O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
I love your shiny ornaments
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
I love your shiny ornaments
I bat at them until they fly
And crash to the floor most every night
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree,
I love your shiny ornaments

HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Artificial or not - I think it's a beautiful tree and give kudos to the people who did the decorations.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Decorations? What decorations? Just a string of similar lights. Very dull.

DONTEVERCALLME BRO said...

Anony 3.33 PM. Keep your day job at the official PCVST FB page.

"The Oval is still patiently waiting for it's blanket of white for the Christmas tree. Thanks for getting a picture of it "

First time EVER for an artificial Christmas tree in PCVST history. Saddest…Tree…Ever! Bring back the Charlie Brown Tree.

Anonymous said...

To STR:

It looks beautiful when walking through the Oval. Such negativity!
Open your eyes!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

It looks like what it is: artificial. And what are those boards lying in front of it?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And, if you go outside of Stuy Town, you will see Christmas trees that put ours to shame, like the one in Madison Square Park. Ours is a cheap, speedily put-together embarrassment. Please open your eyes and see the truth!

Anonymous said...

The Oval looks awful.
It was once beautiful especially when the trees were many and were blanketed with snow.
Now it is a sad shame.

Anonymous said...

I get enjoyment every time I walk through the Oval and see this tree. It's too bad all you can see are its flaws

More annoying is the menorah with two of its lights out and never replaced.