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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:

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Rally at Foley Square Today, Thursday the 14th, 5PM


Anonymous said...

I will be there in Albany! And I love the poster. Especially the art by Eric Drooker. Powerful visual. Luv his work in the New Yorker too.

Anonymous said...

Housing - a basic human right but in America we have to rally, protest, and plead with our government to lessen government use of our housing as toys, gambling assets for the wealthy to play with, to risk, and to ever increasingly profit from - with no risk / all reward to the wealthy and all risk / no reward to the people living in the homes.

Anonymous said...

We're getting more and more like a third world country all the time. Remember Papa Doc in Haiti and Fernando Marcos in the Phillipines? They partied and lived high off the hog while their people lived in devastating squalor, misery and poverty. I think our so-called leaders are working from the same playbook.

Anonymous said...

Why are these events always held when people are at work?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Was at work too. Missed it. Did it do anything? Get any good press? State wide?

Anonymous said...

It is excellent poster art. WOW.

Anonymous said...

Cuomo recently said he was phasing out tenant protections over time because to do so all oat once would be chaos so he is killing us off slowly. He is ruining many lives then when he does one thing decent WFP "warms" up to him. Then he goes and does 25 more hurtful things. Then one decent thing. Then 25 hurtful things. ... and again and again. This guy is bad for the people. Bad for business. Start Up NY is a big failure if not a scam to give away millions to existing business buddies while creating little to no jobs. Another abuse of taxpayer dollars not to mention the millions spent on the ad agency to nationally give an impression that is not yielding results. The program is a sham.
We need to do away with Start Up NY, do away with tax breaks for billionaires in the 421 a and stop the "doing away with the working middle class of NY with Cuomo's chipping away at tenant's home protections.

Anonymous said...

5:20 AM: most of us know that Cuomo is a dirty little thug who gets what he wants by any means - fair or foul, but usually foul. So far, he has been made of Teflon. It is my sincere hope that Preet Bharara will not be intimidated by Cuomo's menacing persona and will go after him without reservation. Cuomo is dirty. He is very, very dirty and very, very ruthless.