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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:

Friday, June 26, 2015

Cuomo Sent Me an Email - The Deal is Done

You may have received it, too, as it's a form email. You decide if we got anything. But unless there's something surprising (pleasantly) in the details, it seems this is BS. Everything below is from Cuomo:

Dear Fellow New Yorker,

This week we reached an agreement with legislative leaders that addresses many of the important issues facing New York.

At the beginning of this year, I laid out a bold vision for New York—one that promised to expand opportunity, make our communities more affordable, transform our state's education system, and improve social justice across our state. Today, we continued our work to deliver on those promises.

This legislation continues the progress our state has made over the past four years, and takes the following steps:
  • Extends and strengthens rent laws in the New York City area to protect more than two million tenants, while at the same time renewing the property tax cap—which has already saved $800 for the typical property owner—and providing more than $1.3 billion in new property tax cuts for working and middle class families.
  • Extends the 421-a program to keep this important incentive in place to continue creating affordable housing while representatives of the labor and real estate community work toward a long-term agreement.
  • Includes $250 million in new support for nonpublic schools to cover mandated costs, building on our historic investment in public school aid in this year's state budget.
  • Extends mayoral control of schools in New York City for one year, maintaining an idea that has worked well since 2002.
  • Restructures the cap on charter schools to enable new charter schools to open and offer parents additional choice in education.
You can read more about the agreement here.

Coupled with the accomplishments throughout the legislative session, these reforms will build a better New York and improve the lives and livelihoods of people in virtually every corner of the state.

I am proud to have fought for these changes and look forward to signing them into law.

As the 2015 legislative session draws to a close, I want to simply say thank you. Each and every day, I am humbled by the passion, dedication, and vision of the people of New York. Let’s continue to work together to keep our state moving forward and create opportunity for all New Yorkers.

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo


Atomic Man said...

Such a two-faced scumbag. His father would be ashamed of him.

He's done in NY state, and has about as much a political future on the national stage as his counterpart across the Hudson.

Maybe Hilary, if elected, will take pity on him and throw him an appointment, if he's not stained by criminal indictments. But more likely he'll wind up spending the rest of his career lawyering for REBNY or a Tishman Speyer.

Anonymous said...

I effing hate him now. I will never ever vote democrat again based on this governor and other politicians. I don't care if donald duck runs, i will vote for the duck.

Anonymous said...

Where is our TA? oops right, we don't have one. 11,245 apartments in the largest metropolitan city in the US and no TA!

No one has a problem with this?

Anonymous said...

Cuomo has nothing to be proud of. He spent more time playing John Walsh on the hunt for convicts than he did on the issue of rent regulation.

Anonymous said...

I guess it's all fine that we have no ta here. and diminishing RS. Sweet!

Anonymous said...

General feeling of the tenants on the property - we don't care. just take it all.

Anonymous said...

Read Fred Dicker's column in the Post today. I'm not a fan of the Post, but Dicker is the one Albany reporter that everyone talks to, and listens to, too.

'"Despite public claims to the contrary, Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked behind the scenes with the Republican-led Senate to defeat Assembly Democrats on such key “progressive” initiatives as tenant rights and a minimum-wage hike, knowledgeable insiders have told The Post.
Cuomo, the de facto head of the state Democratic Party, defeated a range of Democrat-sponsored proposals supposedly on his agenda through a “two-against-one” strategy in which he allied with Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan (R-Suffolk) against Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx), leaving Heastie no choice but to fold, the sources said.
“Throughout the negotiations, there was never any real difference between the positions of Cuomo and Flanagan. It was two against one with Cuomo pulling Flanagan’s strings to corner Heastie,” said a source with direct knowledge of the secret end-of-session deal-making."

Anonymous said...

Tenants care,
TA does not - they want new tenants
Tenants need to fight for themselves

Anonymous said...

Why would the TA want new tenants? Good Lord man what are you drinking.

Anonymous said...

Thank you again Andrew, for absolutely nothing. NOTHING!!!

Anonymous said...

They probably mean that the TA wants new stabilizers eg new tenants

Anonymous said...

Anyone who expected Andy to do other than he did is a fool or was fooled. They all knew they traded away tenant protections and no protests would change a damn thing. De Blasio is the only one with the balls to call them all, state and local pols, on their horse trade.