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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.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Sublet Your Stuy Town Apartment to College Students


Back in the game. Hope you all had a nice New Year's Eve and Day.

So...while I was on Facebook, I was shocked to see an ad on the right side for subletting one's Stuyvesant Town apartment for free to college students!

Here's the full pitch on NYC COLLEGE RENTALS: http://www.nycollegerentals.com/sublet/

The money quotes: "College students love Stuyvesant Town because of it's [sic] location, safety, atmosphere, amenities and beautiful apartments. There are 53,700+ NYU students alone, and most of them have parent guarantors. All of the renters we recommend to you go through a thorough financial vetting process. Our real estate service is recommended directly by NYU and other top schools to all of their students."

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lucas Chu of nycollegerentals works for The Corcoran Group. Since when does the Corcoran Group do college sublets in PCV ST? Is this even legal?

Anonymous said...

http://www.nycollegerentals.com/about/

"a proud member of REBNY"

That says it all.

Anonymous said...

This place is going to hell in a hand basket !!!! FAST!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

This a blatant abuse of rent stabilized apartments. It's probably illegal, but we know that greased palms can fix any silly law that stands in the way of a greedy landlord.

Anonymous said...



"If Silver’s evasions are legal, it’s only because he has tailor-made state ethics laws to allow for betrayals of the public trust.

Say you’re a landlord who’s worried about the future of rent-control laws, as Litwin might be. Such a landlord need only have his or her law firm put money directly into the pockets of lawyer-legislators — without anyone ever knowing that the lawmakers are, in effect, on someone’s payroll."

http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/editorial-sheldon-silver-secret-shame-article-1.2064229

Similarly if CW / Brookfield's NYU dorms arboricide, commercial construction Oval strip mall and above ground cellar extensions are legal because Dan says he is "closely watching to make sure it is all done legally" as any paid in-house legal counsel would do, it is only because as we all saw from the comments this year, they have tailor made laws allowing for the betrayal of PCVST community.

Anonymous said...

ugggh gag choke vomit Silver. All of 'em.

This year I am struck by similarities between City Hall, Albany and REBNY with their self-serving celebrations of themselves.

REBNY has more awards for itself then Hollywood.

NY politicians applauding each other for what is really just doing their jobs is childishly kindergaten-like.

A bunch of silver spoon fed Adam Roses running amok.

NY has lost the respect of New Yorkers, the country and the world because those representing New York are not representative of New Yorkers. They all have to go away..far far away.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

This place is going to hell in a hand basket !!!! FAST!!!!!!

January 3, 2015 at 9:14 PM

YUP! And this is Dan Garodnick's biggest accomplishment - failing the middle class people, failing to protect our homes, failing to protect the Quality of Life and Open Space, to orchestrate a real estate deal.

You own this Dan no matter how tall a tale Berlin Rosen lies and spins it with lack-luster, ineffective result-less show pieces as Dan's so called predatory housing efforts that are all for show and illusion.

Due to corrupt paid off politicians, Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village is the poster child for America's biggest middle class housing failure.

Anonymous said...

It's true the politicians are forever applauding themselves.

Here is an idea - leave the applause up to the constituents. If you aren't getting our applause you aren't doing your job and the loudest applause you give each other does not add up to applause from just a single constituent.

Anonymous said...

Check your lease. You can sublet.

I don't like what's going on anymore than most here. But all the complaining is getting us nowhere/

Sometimes I come here and learn something. But so far as the complaining..which has been going on here for three years now...it's all just meaningless shouting into a wind storm.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yes, tenants can sublet. I know that. What's of interest is that there's a push to have tenants sublet to college students.

Anonymous said...

REallY we can subtle? Because when I tried to due to work being out of state for one year, Compass said No, I could not.

Please elaborate why so many legally try to do this, yet are turned down by the landlord to do so.

Anonymous said...

You can NOT legally sublet here without the explicit permission of Management. Are they complicit in this subletting to college students? I doubt it. From my experience and the experience of other people I know, Management rarely, if ever, approves sublets, even though the law allows for subletting 2 years out of every 4. Why would Management allow subletting? It's not in their best, economic interest.

Anonymous said...

When we subletted, MetLife had us fill out 20 pages of forms in order to get their approval to sublet.

Anonymous said...

12:23 you are right. However what we have learned this year all the city and the state politicians are either Team FortressCompassRock or Team Brookfield (with blurred lines separating the two as they act as one team sometimes).


All the politicians are either instrumentally involved or they thought it was a done deal and rushed to get a bet in on either Fortress or Brookfield.

I have not seen any city or state politicians who are Team People, or Team Tenants or Team Constituents. Not one.

So it is up to us. We are on our own. That is why some are saying to do things like file your overcharge complaint - each and everyone of us is overcharged in one way or another and in many ways.

So let's all file! That's taking action.

Anonymous said...

WE can? woohoooo I'm subletting next month when I'm off. I'll be in Belize and happy to have some bros pay my rent.

Anonymous said...

I have been here over 30 years and remember when I used to feel safe and secure. Not now. We have transients and AirBnb people running all over the place; we have outsourced contractors who have robbed tenants; management demanded our top lock keys and feel they have the right to barge in at any time for bogus inspections. We had a bunch of students who caused a fire in my building which gutted the unit and caused smoke damage to neighboring units. The difference in the safety and QOL is the difference between night and day. To add insult to injury we have bogus MCIs for bring the property in compliance with dorm safety standards. Problem is crime has risen security has been cut and we are more imperiled than ever
Thank you Dan.

Anonymous said...

A crisis in leadership

http://nypost.com/2014/08/16/de-blasio-obsessively-talks-with-sharpton-clinton-aides-source/

Anonymous said...

Exactly right STR at 3:33. The vetting process for subletting used to be strict and extensive.

Anonymous said...

I am trying to figure out all the comments. It seems Paul Weiss has more conflicts then I can count on both hands. Did Meredith Kane, the TA Board lawyer at Paul Weiss work on the Roberts undoing? Meredith Kane who is also a member of REBNY who hired the lawyers to oppose us on Roberts? The TA Board lawyer who is supposed to represent tenants is a member of REBNY whose sole purpose is to oppose tenants?!

http://www.rebny.com/content/rebny/en/directory/member.html/16547904.html



And who is paying Paul Weiss and Moelis? Is this why the TA board doesn't fight for tenants?

Anonymous said...

The massive number of student/NYU rentals and illegal dormitiization of StuyTown were some of the key issues Mr. Gutterman was proposing to address on behallf of tenants, but then he and his proposal were sent packing. Now all I see is a lot of complaining now that even more of the same is going on, but I don't see anyone else stepping up to address the issue anytime soon.

Anonymous said...

STR makes a solid point. The push for tenants to sublet to college students circumvents the vetting process that keeps residents and our kids safe and assures no illegal short term sublets and get contact information of subletters in case they commit crimes while here, eg a string of robberies, they have proper identification on file and they can be found.

The safety of everyone in the community is put at high risk by Lucas Chu and NYCOLLEGERENTALS.COM.

Anonymous said...

Unless I'm missing something, I don't think that subletting to college students benefits Compass Rock. It benefits nycollegerentals. Remember the group that was acting as a rental agent....collecting a fee. I believe they were forced out of business. But an agency for subletting may continue. I don't think CR would be thrilled about this. They really like the apts to turn over.
This rental agency does 2 things so far as we're concerned. It lowers the quality of life a bit more and it underscores divisions, income divisions, within the community...although unless a college student yourself, you have to be fairly desperate or nuts to sublet to college students...especially undergraduates.

Anonymous said...

Latest one star Yelp review. Remember, sort by date and click on "Useful".

"We have lived here 15 years and this is the worst we have seen it. Today we have had no heat and the highest the room thermometer has reached is 59 degrees. Our floor has two groups of grad students who have leave trash in the hall and do not care how the loud and long the parties last. What is left is the wonderful location, which otherwise management would have nothing to offer."

Anonymous said...

SUBLETTING does benefit CR and CWC!!!

They want to annoy us and drive us out.

The unsafe and annoying subtenant, moving in and out, having more students n doubt, puts more strain on property, more strain on us who are stable. This another attempt to drive us all out!!!!!

How do you not see this?

Anonymous said...

Garodnick, Paul Weis, Moelis, REBNY, Brookfield and the TA are all in the same bed together. Ironically, the only people they are fucking is US!

There should be a thorough investigation into this unwholesome team. The TA is NOT representing the tenants here, especially the long-time tenants. No way in this world will I renew my membership. They disgust me.

Anonymous said...

It's past time to get rid of the TA. I will personally investigate if we can sue them to get them to cease and desist. At the very least they should step aside, change their name and let residents get real representation.

Anonymous said...


"management demanded our top lock keys"

Perfectly legal. Check your lease.

Anonymous said...

Everything on Mr Chu's website indicates that he is operating in a legal manner and providing leases to subletters. Apparently Mr Chu is unaware of STPCV mgmt's unstated, longstanding subletting policy here at STPCV: not ever allowed. Unstated because, as you say, we are technically allowed by law to sublet our rent stabilized apartments. The law says we must first ask our landlord's permission while providing a lot of details such as name of the proposed subtenant, the duration of the proposed sublease, etc.

Our landlord is taking advantage of a loophole in state law using students to churn apts in order to bump up rents via vacancy increases. That's the outrage. This is just BS. What's also BS is commenters here blaming local officials for the dorming of STPCV when their hands are tied by state law, which in 1971 took away NYC's power to pass local rent laws that are any more stringent than the state's.

Anonymous said...

I wish someone could define "transient" for me. Are you saying that people paying half of market rent out of laziness and lack of dignity are the opposite of "transient"?

Anonymous said...

10:33 quite obviously transients are those here 11 months or shorter. the short term leases to churn the apartments and the overnighter, weekenders subletting.

tran·sient
ˈtranSHənt,ˈtranzēənt/
adjective
adjective: transient

1.
lasting only for a short time; impermanent.

"a transient cold spell"
synonyms: transitory, temporary, short-lived, short-term, ephemeral, impermanent, brief, short, momentary, fleeting, passing, here today and gone tomorrow; More
literaryevanescent, fugitive
"our interest in the environment must not be transient"
antonyms: permanent
staying or working in a place for only a short time.
"the transient nature of the labor force in catering"

noun
noun: transient; plural noun: transients

1.
a person who is staying or working in a place for only a short time.

synonyms: hobo, vagrant, vagabond, street person, homeless person, down-and-out; More
traveler, drifter, derelict
"the plight of poor transients"



And we MR have to stop insulting the RS no matter how jealous we are. It is our own fault our rents are sky high because we did not challenge the renovation charges, or the MCI charges, because we got duped into a promise to buy that is now a sky high price. I am ashamed to say we did it to ourselves.

We should join together, the RS and the MR and challenge the monthly rents we are paying that drove up the profitability of PCVST and in turn drove up the purchase price. We need to correct the rent roll to get back our overcharges and to bring closer in line a fairer purchase price.

Anonymous said...

"I wish someone could define "transient" for me. Are you saying that people paying half of market rent out of laziness and lack of dignity are the opposite of "transient"?"

I consider "transient" to apply to the never-ending rolling parade of students and their ever-changing roommates, friends, boyfriends, girlfriends, etc. "Transient" certainly applies to the Airbnb people who come and go every few days.

As for people paying half of "market" rate being lazy or lacking dignity, that is the stupidest (and maybe most covetous) thing I've heard. You are obviously a CR troll.

Anonymous said...

2 26 pm: lol do you think they're representing the new tenants then? You sound entitled.

Anonymous said...

It is confusing probably on purpose.

According to Paul Weiss et al

"The firm will represent tenants without seeking compensation from them, providing counsel on offers from competing groups seeking to take over management of the complex from Tishman. A Paul Weiss spokeswoman told The Am Law Daily that the matter was not pro bono, but declined to comment on how the firm would be paid.

Bloomberg reports the tenants association could also mount its own bid to take control of the 11,200-unit facility, and Paul Weiss will represent the group on this effort as well.

How did the firm land the assignment? According to The New York Observer, the firm is connected to the tenants association through city councilman Daniel Garodnick, who lives in Peter Cooper Village and played a leading role when tenants submitted a $4 billion bid in 2006 seeking control of the complex.

Garodnick, who grew up in a rent-stabilized apartment in Stuy Town, is a former Paul Weiss litigator, the Observer reports. The firm takes over the role last served by Troutman Sanders real estate partner Leonard Grunstein, implicated in a $50 million kickback scheme by federal prosecutors in November."

So Dan "hired" Meredith Kane, member of REBNY (who violently opposes tenants rights), at Paul Weiss (law firm for Jobs for NY Jerry Speyer biggest client),

....no wonder tenants are getting screwed by MCI charges, illegal rent overcharges, and now a $4.7 billion dollar price tag.

Is this ethical?

Anonymous said...

Management said there is a lot of paper work they have to file for the renovation work (although we know from their DOB paperwork they are dishonest in their filings) and for their MCI work.

Their law firm gave a how-to seminar on DHCR

http://www.nycla.org/PDF/CHIP%20-%20Preventing%20Problems%20Before%20They%20Arise%20-%2009.09.14.pdf

Anonymous said...

""management demanded our top lock keys"

Perfectly legal. Check your lease."

I didn't say it wasn't legal; my point was that management is hardly the most trustworthy and honorable of entities. Letting such an outfit have the top lock key is disquieting, considering all the thefts and intrusions these assholes have subjected us to.

Anonymous said...

tran·sient
ˈtranSHənt,ˈtranzēənt/

adjective

1. lasting only for a short time; impermanent.

noun

1. a person who is staying or working in a place for only a short time.

Got it?

In the context of STPCV, we are almost exclusively referring to students, who only intend to stay here for a year or two which is good news for the landlord who can churn their apartments and take advantage of state law which allows a 15 - 20% increase in the legal rent when they vacate. That's a large part of the reason why the legal rents on so many rent stabilized ST-PCV apartments are waaaaay over market rate and so are offered at preferential rates. That (and a host of QOL reasons) is why we resent the dorming of a huge complex that used to be famous for affordably housing working and middle class NY families. Not packing students like sardines into outrageously overpriced apts.

The rest of your comment is nothing more than a giant f#@% you to me and a lot of other NYers. Let me just say that the state of NY used to care about making sure that housing with dignity was available to those of us who for reasons of work or whatever chose to set down roots here here and we took advantage of that. You newcomers are in a f%&#ed up situation. It's up to you to start screaming and pressuring the crooked pols in Albany to restore the regulations that kept NYC apts affordable for generations of NYers instead of lashing out like a f&%#ing brat. You'll have the opportunity to do that this year. Hope to see you in Albany.

Anonymous said...

12:16 pm.: No it is not ethical. It is clear that Garodnick is drumming up as much business and as he can for his former law firm and his REBNY pals. He should recuse himself from all matters concerning a sale of the property.

I strongly suspect that the main reason he went into politics was to be a rainmaker for his former law firm, which will no doubt reward him handsomely when he is finished using his office in such an abusive manner.

As for the Tenants Association, I don't where they get the gall to call themselves that. They need to get off the "property owner" obsession and focus on the egregious quality of life issues and illegal back-room dealings that CW and our elected "representatives" are using to screw tenants. If they are not willing to do that then they should just continue on their crooked path, but STOP CALLING THEMSELVES A TENANTS ASSOCIATION.

Anonymous said...

Get ready. ANOTHER wave of MCI coming to Pcv & sT.

You people will not listen. FILE THE COMPLAINTS & CHARGES THAT ARE ILLEGAL.

Anonymous said...

That is a huge betrayal of tenants to hire an attorney who is a member of REBNY! No wonder the past few years have hurt tenants and benefited developers! WTF

Anonymous said...

Right on.

Nobody forced anyone to sign a lease here. Those who did under the assumption that they'd be buying their apartment are now finally waking up to hard hard reality.

Sorry suckers.

Anonymous said...

Well, there you have it.

PCVSTTA Board / CWCTA, hiring anti-tenant REBNY member lawyer with distinguished career representing developers, equity investors, institutions makes clear why tenants are losing out on every step and in the long run from mci's to dorms to robbed of Robert's ruling to latest tune of $4.7 billion.

Meredith Kane / Paul Weiss

"She has represented Equitable, Avalon Bay Communities, The Lefrak Organization, GE Capital Investment Advisors, the Carlyle Group, Daewoo Corporation, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Tishman Speyer Properties, ITT Corporation, Hyatt Hotels, and others in major real property acquisitions, sales, financings and developments

http://www.law.nyu.edu/studentorganizations/realestateandurbanpolicyforum/roundtable/septemberlawyerspanel

BAD FOR TENANTS
GOOD FOR RE

FOR TENANTS IT IS A TOXIC DEAL BUILT ON A TOXIC FOUNDATION

Anonymous said...

de Blasio Glen housing plan builds for rich and poor with no housing for the middle class after his trip to Europe you think he would have learned what not to do if you are serving the people.

The de Blasio / Glen plan makes no sense to me. They are building 80% of homes for 1% of population and 20% of homes for 99% of population. Seems that will yield a lot of homeless, ose a lot of middle class, and in the long run bankrupt the city.

de Blasio / Glen housing model epitomizes Europe's biggest construction failure in Spain. You would think these two would learn from the failure instead of repeat it as if they could do it with a different result.

Simply put, where Glen / de Blasio are taking NYC

http://wolfstreet.com/2014/05/18/austerity-in-spain-corrupt-corporations-behind-bankrupt-private-toll-roads-get-bailed-out-2/

These two paragraphs summarize for whom they are building NYC and who will pay the costs.


"Experts cautioned that the scheme would backfire horrendously, but their warnings were ignored in the rush for quick, easy money.
Today the highways are as good as empty, save for the occasional luxury car shuttling a senior politician, business executive or banker to and from their expenses-paid junkets.

Whatever solution is hashed out in the final negotiations, the one thing that is abundantly clear is that the real loser in all this will be the general public, as billions of euros more of taxpayer funds are shifted from state coffers to the bottomless pockets of some of the country’s largest corporations — at a time when austerity is biting and vital public services face across-the-board cuts"


Mr Mayor change your housing plan.

Build for the Middle Class Working people, small businesses, and start-ups.

Let us keep our homes in world renowned middle class community Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town.

Anonymous said...

This developer - politician collaborative deal, both Fortress and Brookfield is going to bankrupt us and tenants will end up paying the cost and already are making payments with these bogus mci and arbitrary rent increases.

Anonymous said...

SPOOKY HOW SIMILAR BANKRUPT SPAIN AND HOUSING BUBBLE POSTER CHILD STUYVESANT TOWN ARE

"At the Leganes toll booth outside Madrid, the workers scan the horizon for cars. In Spain's recession, the stream of paying drivers has slowed to a trickle and the toll road is all but bankrupt.


Like the housing bubble, pumped up until it burst in 2008, and its speculation-funded phantom airports, the folly of Spain's road-building boom too is now being laid bare in vast stretches of tarmac.


"Right now we can't meet our debt repayments. We are in the hands of the judge," said Jose Antonio Lopez Casas, director of Accesos de Madrid, the company that manages two major highways around the capital."


Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-spain-highways-bankruptcy.html#jCp

..only its not our debt its REBNY heads Robbie's debt. Get it off the hard working people's back Mr Mayor!

Anonymous said...

SOUND FAMILIAR "RESIDENTS EVICTED"

The two highways, Radial 3 and Radial 5, opened in 2004 at the height of Spain's construction boom. Now the company owes 660 million euros ($850 million) to the bank, 340 million to the builders and 400 million to RESIDENTS EVICTED to build it.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-spain-highways-bankruptcy.html#jCp

Mr Mayor De Blasio the wealthy don't even live full time in the luxury condo homes you are building.


THE DE BLASIO GLEN CITY COUNCIL INFRASTRUCTURE WILL DRIVE NEW YORK AND NEW YORKERS INTO THE GROUND.

IN SPAIN LESSON LEARNED:
"Too much infrastructure was built, no doubt about it. Much of it turned out to be no use," he said.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-10-spain-highways-bankruptcy.html#jCp

Anonymous said...

Anyone who rallies with Garodnick might want to consider holding signs saying
SAVE OUR MIDDLE WORKING CLASS HOMES!

....instead of pushing Rosen Berlin staged Garodnick De Blasio etc agenda to push us out for token affordable housing plan. Their agenda does not include us as evident by the recent years negotiations and deals.

Anonymous said...

12:16 sounds like we are being shuttled from one kickback scheme to another.

Anonymous said...

Sheldon Silver must have serious dirt on his colleagues, worse than his own crimes.

Good for Charles Barron, a longtime real activist for the people with his actions and his words.


Who is our Assemblyman?

Anonymous said...

Man stabbed in Stuy Town, left paralyzed, cops say
POSTED BY TOWN & VILLAGE BLOG ⋅ JANUARY 7, 2015 ⋅ T

Anonymous said...

I'm glad people are starting to see how the TA has compromised its effectiveness by entering a deal with Brookfield. First, since it's hoping to be chosen the winning bidder, it doesn't want to do anything that will really ruffle CW's feathers. So we're seeing no action whatsoever to organize efforts to challenge MCIs. Second, by presenting a deal that really favors MRs over RS, the TA has divided the community, the very opposite of what a TA should do The lame attempts by John Marsh to propagandize for the 'new stablilizers' are really patronizing and infuriating.

Anonymous said...

"NYU is recommending subletting PCVST apartments to all their students"

Some money is being exchanged in sketchy shady ways for an NYU sanctioned program like this. Speaking of lacking ethics and morals, NYU promotes reckless unsafe living conditions for our PCVST children.



Anonymous said...

I wish I knew what a "CR troll" was. Apparently only being stuck in a 50 year old apartment qualifies one for the secret decoder ring with the abbreviations and terms. I completely understand that AirBNB and other illegal uses would be termed "transient" and I doubt that our landlord wants those things. While they might annoy the stabilized tenants, they ALSO annoy the market-rate tenants, and no landlord is seeking to drive away market-rate tenants. That would be against their interest. But calling market-rate tenants in their 30's (some married with children) "transients" sets up a conflict for no reason. We are all in this together.

Anonymous said...

Quick comment about sublets: state law provides that people requesting sublets must prove that they intend to return to the stabilized apartment as their primary residence. "Writing poetry in Colorado" would not qualify. "Trying my hand at modern dance in Rome" would not qualify. ATTENDING GRADUATE SCHOOL in another state would qualify. Temporarily moving to take care of an elderly parent would qualify. Moving away for a short-term project imposed by an employer would qualify. PCVST has approved plenty of sublet requests that qualify. They reject the BS ones that are just ploys to collect an illegal surcharge or hang on until the mythical conversion (which, by the way, is never happening).

Anonymous said...

Welfare programs for the wealthy are growing.

Ratner and his s**t-eating grinning buddies in the photos are getting subsidies on top of subsidies and asking/demanding more welfare tax-break subsidies which the city is happy to oblige and justify. Ratner and RE are entitled to this and more. But the rent stabilized tenants in NYC are told they should feel guilt, shame, remorse, and undeserving for the tiny and dwindling break we get in housing costs to work and raise our families here.

Ratner and Re get it and demand more. They don't beg. They demand while making no apologies. And they get it.

We should all get the same breaks. The same ever-large and increasing welfare the wealthy get. Government should serve us all equally.

Equal breaks. Equal subsidies. No apologies.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/key-player-de-blasio-dnc-attempt-seeks-90m-subsidy-article-1.2069447

Anonymous said...

7:43 pm - said the employee from Crock. BS - YOU NEVER APPROVE ANY SUBLETS , stop lying.

Anonymous said...

1 21 pm. I'm a RS older tenant and i totally disagree. I'd buy my place and borrow and steal to do so. to be rid of these goons and thieves forever would be a blessing for me and my kids - they'd get my place. do not put me (RS) in your camp as I do not agree a deal is for MR only. you're a fool.

Anonymous said...

10:34...puerile insult aside, I think you misunderstand. I'm a long time RS too and I would prefer to buy. Essentially what the TA has said is that its plan will be too expensive for most RS-ers and the RS-ers should just accept that. I don't accept it. Instead of deal with a rapacious developer like Brookfield, my view is that the TA should be advocating affordability for as many as possible and should show that an STPCV community that isn't happy can make big headaches for any developer.

Anonymous said...

7:38 "But calling market-rate tenants in their 30's (some married with children) "transients" sets up a conflict for no reason. We are all in this together."

No one is calling you transients. The transients are the short term less than 11 month leases by students and their sublets and airbnb weekenders.

The RS have been in it with you trying to address your overcharges on the reno work and illegal deregulation of your apartments to lessen your rent back to its rightful amount.

Anonymous said...

Agree 11:43.

The TA deal is not good for MR either. I am MR and its a shitty overpriced deal.

If the CWCTA plan is too expensive for 50% of the community (what was 80% of the community before the TA eviction scheme) then it is not a TA acting in the best interest of the community. They are admittedly killing it off. It is possibly the most unethical deceitful Tenant Association in the history of landlord / tenants.

Anonymous said...

@ January 6, 2015 at 1:48 PM:

Thank you. You said it perfectly! I am sick of these people who are paying so-called "Market" pound of flesh rent making comments about those of us who pay real rent stabilized rents. Maybe our rents don't make an obscene profit for the landlord, but we pay our way.

The way things are going, this country is slipping back to the situation of the 1890s when the divide between rich and poor was stark and dehumanizing. We certainly have regressed over the past several years.

Anonymous said...

GOING TO HELL??? IT HAS BEEN HELL FOR SOME TIME!

Anonymous said...

Hi to 1:46 pm. Have you really been trying to help us roll back rents and correct the Mci ? We are MRate and not feeling it. I get the feeling you wish we were gone too and I often hear ' well, if they're dumb enough to pay MR.....'
Like we want to. You do know Manhattan at a 0% vacancy I hope. Not a lot of choices.

Anonymous said...

2 53 No one feels like we (also RS) are paying our way since the property was bought and is in debt. You can thank greedy met life and move on. I agree with you, but it is what it is. Landlords can't pay bills - taxes - union workers on low rents. It's just math.

Btw, why again does CWC get to be at J52 and take a tax break while charging 65% of tenants market rate. I'm confused.

Anonymous said...

5:58, 1:46 here.

After reading STR last year we asked our Rent Stabilized neighbors for information on the previous tenants who lived in our apartment like how long they lived here and how many times it turned over. The RS neighbors helped us a lot and said they feel bad we are charged so much. They helped the quiet students on our floor too. None of us reached out to the selfish hard partying apartment upstairs who deserve to be overcharged for punishment for their behavior.

Talk to your RS neighbors. All MR should talk to their RS neighbors to get information on how long the previous tenants lived in your apartments. Then go to the DHCR and get a Rent History like they said on STR.

Anonymous said...

Those of us who are NOT college kids and are living in what was once a decent place with a high quality of life, should get rent reductions due to the fact that our QOL has deteriorated and we are living in a badly run dorm/flophouse.

My upstairs neighbors (3, 4, 5 or as many as 10 students) have a revolving door policy and party almost every night, all night. I think I deserve a rent reduction for my place of residence changing from residential apartment building to dorm.

Anonymous said...

5:58 there are a ton of apartments available, and a lot of no-fee apartments if you want to move. Here is the best NY resource -

http://www.urbanedgeny.com/results?nh1=90&nh[]=135&nh[]=136&nh[]=141&nh[]=140&p[min]=&p[max]=&bd=&ba=

Good luck!

Anonymous said...

5:58 I gave you the incorrect link....sorry here is the link to all the apartments.

http://www.urbanedgeny.com/


We are looking on the Upper East side so that is the first link. But here is the link to all the neighborhoods.

Good luck!

Anonymous said...



Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village John Marsh and Susan Steinberg Hire REBNY lawyer for Conversion

That really pisses me off. Are they going to the REBNY party with Dan too?

Anonymous said...

12 52 Yes we did that. Many have done that. You and we will get no where. And even if the department replied and followed up they are going to claim they spent $450,000 on renovations and that is why YOU and I are being charged $4k a month in rent. Fucking joke.

Anonymous said...

"All MR should talk to their RS neighbors to get information on how long the previous tenants lived in your apartments. Then go to the DHCR and get a Rent History like they said on STR."

You're supposed to get a rent history when you sign your lease. It will show what the last rent was and how the increases were determined. It should show the costs of the apartment renovations, among other things. You're also supposed to be notified of any bedbug activity in the building.

Anonymous said...

STR You broke the story! Just saw the T&V article where NYU and CW are back peddling. NYU is doing an awful lot of talk out of both sides of their mouth or let's call it what it is, lying.

NYU spokesperson Philip Lentz and the NYU legal staff and executives who approved the statement are being shady on their relationship with Lucas Chu.

One the one side of their mouth NYU plays it down saying there is a mention among other resource sites on an NYU page that has careful legal department disclaimers "The resources below are not affiliated with NYU"

http://www.nyu.edu/life/living-at-nyu/off-campus-living/apartment-listings.html


while on the other side of their mouth NYU Voices is admitting to a full blown "relationship".

"Should I use a broker?
If you can afford one, sure. It makes the process easier and faster as long as you find a broker who isn’t going to scam you. Watch out for those who make places seem too good to be true (and cheap). We have relationships with CitiHabitats (gives NYU discount) and NYCollege Rentals (Contact Lucas Chu)."

http://nyuvoices.tumblr.com/

NYU and Lucas Chu
are indeed in a relationship!

Thank you to the students working in the NYU Student Resource Center for giving the clarification and the link and for being honest when your school administration is not.


Anonymous said...

NYU lawyers missed this one too...Someone forgot to tell Lucas Chu to keep quiet on his being the official recommended real estate service for NYU.....its not just on his website as T&V says. No doubt he will be changing his linkedin page once NYU lawyers call him to cover it up.

Owner
NYCollegeRentals.com
February 2014 – Present (1 year)Greater New York City Area

NYCollegeRentals.com specializes in getting students apartments for rent in Manhattan. We are the official recommended real estate service for NYU, Juilliard and other top schools in New York City. Choose NYCollegeRentals for easy, smooth service and apartments at an affordable student discount rate!

https://www.linkedin.com/in/lucaschu

Anonymous said...

Some really sloppy shady cover up all around.....

On NYU webpages Lucas Chu says he is with Corcoran Group and gives a Corcoran email address

"NYCollegeRentals
This broker specializes in apartment rentals for college students who want to live in Manhattan and offers NYU students a discount in the broker fee. Contact Lucas Chu from the Corcoran Group.
T: 631-901-8907 | Lchu@corcoran.com | NYCollegeRentals.com"

http://www.nyu.edu/life/living-at-nyu/off-campus-living/finding-an-apartment.html

Then says he is still with Corcoran but gives a new email address

"NYCollegeRentals
This broker specializes in apartment rentals for college students who want to live in Manhattan and offers NYU students a discount in the broker fee. Contact Lucas Chu from the Corcoran Group.
T: 631-901-8907 | Lucas@nycollegerentals.com | NYCollegeRentals.com"

http://www.nyu.edu/life/living-at-nyu/off-campus-living/apartment-listings.html



But in the T&V article Sabina references Lucas Chu's previous employment at Corcoran as if he is no longer there or covering up that he is still there or which is it today?

Why is NYU saying Lucas Chu is still at Corcoran and what is Corcoran's involvement in the NYU dorm scheme at PCVST?

Sloppy cover up at NYU when half the webpages still list Corcoran when they are distancing from it and the NYU lawyers added a legal disclaimer about having no affiliation with the brokers on some pages.

Sloppier when Citihabitats is the NYU "unaffiliated" recommended broker and the PCVST broker

http://adamashkenas.com/2014/06/02/manhattan-apartment-citi-habitats-named-exclusive-broker-for-peter-cooper-village-and-stuyvesant-town/

And why is citihabitats charging fees on no - fee rentals?



Aliza H.
Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan, NY

2.0 star rating
1/9/2013

"Not happy with citihabitats. Our broker in the flatiron office was very unresponsive and at times rude. He also never gave us our mail box key, and promised he would get it right to us. After a few weeks he suggested we contact the land lord our selves to get it. He also never made us all a copy of our apartment key and said we should make them ourselves and he would pay us back... he is now ignoring our texts. We paid a one month fee on the apartment but I am very unsure of what exactly we paid for. Horrible service and expected to do everything on our own.. I dont know why we paid a fee."

http://www.yelp.com/biz/citi-habitats-corporate-headquarters-new-york

This NYU scheme has a lot of money kicking back and forth.......the lawyers can;t keep up with the disclaimers.

Anonymous said...

Not just the Market Raters (pardon me, "New Stabilizers" LOL) are being f**cked up the ass by "Management" and brokers, but also the NYU kids. What a hornets' nest of greed, deceit and despicable assholes we have leaching off this place and its inhabitants.

Anonymous said...

9:02 Even worse are the lawmakers and law enforcers doing nothing for the "community" and everything for the "deal"

Shameful disgust.

Anonymous said...

The Citihabitats deal has never made sense for a property that not long ago had a wait list for real tenants. Obviously the property is desperate. Obviously the property has been destroyed if they need THIS company to get people in. Obviously the property is all about quantity of people and not quality of people. I hope when they write the book they include all the names of all the players and thanks Dan for listing them in your letter. This is all sorts of obvious wrong.

Anonymous said...

Yes, without a doubt the current LL will fuck over the students, the elderly, the MR families. And even worse, so is NYC, our mayor and more. Sad state of affairs when even our city screws us royally.

Anonymous said...

Yes, without a doubt the current LL will fuck over the students, the elderly, the MR families. And even worse, so is NYC, our mayor and more. Sad state of affairs when even our city screws us royally.>>>>

Damn right! Add to NYC, our mayor and more our Councilman who is using his office to score big off the backs of the tenants here. He has completely taken over what used to be a TA and is an absolute disgrace to his office. There needs to be a little digging into his backers and accomplices, starting with his law firm and his lawyer and RE pals.

Anonymous said...

60,000 applied to NYU class of 2019

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2015/01/8560046/record-60000-students-applied-nyu-class-19