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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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

It's Just a Matter of Hanging On


It's over. New York City is dying a slow death, bought by the wealthy and for the wealthy, and sometimes (many times?) not even wealthy New Yorkers. Now it's just a matter of hanging on and trying to enjoy what we have left for whatever time period we have left.

Thank you to our politicians, from City Councilpersons--all the way up.

BTW, this has nothing to do with any new information about the current hold-up in Albany on rent regulations, though I suspect it will once we learn of the agreement, whenever it comes.

83 comments:

Anonymous said...

Spot on. I feel the same way. No way for our children to afford to live here. Those days are gone.

Anonymous said...

It's rapidly becoming the ugliest and blandest city in the country, if not the world. They should pay us to live with such ugliness.

Anonymous said...

Not necessarily, STR.

A RE bubble is defined as:

- a rapid increase in property values

- low supply of stock

- speculation

That sounds like NYC in 2015. If we are in a real estate bubble, will it burst? Considerations:

- NY RE is highly leveraged. Current RE market prices are so high that rental income doesn't cover the cost of their financing. Sound familiar?

- Unlike the old family-owned companies, a lot of new foreign developers have never been through a downturn. Foreign money is pushing NY RE prices-- what happens when oil prices rise and there are fewer petrodollars sloshing around? Will foreign absentee landlords sell if their investment strategies don't pan out?

- NYC is getting to be a place that's too expensive to do business in and our infrastructure is crumbling.

- Remember the 1980s when wealthy Japanese snapped up NYC real estate? They discovered that they bought at a peak and sold in a slump. Now it's the Chinese who are buying up NYC RE.

Foreign investors are betting that NYC's in a boom and that prices will continue to rise. Loans at 0%. Foreign investors are also betting that the Fed won't start raising interest rates, even slowly. If that happens, some of these guys will be in trouble.

Anonymous said...

I try to enjoy what is left. That includes visits to the Met, The Frick, The NY Historical Society, Coney Island, The Cloisters, The SI Ferry, Chinatown (thank God for Chinatown-for now)etc. Walking and bike riding everywhere. When Governor's Island was first re-opened, that was cool as well. We would bike ride down the East River Park to the ferry. Now, like everything else in this city, there’s a frigging corporate event (or Molly fueled “Rave”) there almost every week-end. BTW, the Carnival Cruise Rube events so beloved by the clueless here begin tonight in the Oval with CR’s movie night.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Not necessarily, STR.<<

Yes, a real estate bubble burst is possible, as well as a serous downturn in the economy. Will these new high-rises stand as "ghost-towns" in the future?

Then, too, we could have another, even worse, 9/11.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I try to enjoy what is left.<<

Me, too. Love walking about the city, but I can't go to the 57 Street area any more. Absolutely disheartening what is happening there.

Anonymous said...

They are not keeping the property intact. TA knows they are dividing it up.

Anonymous said...

Here is a time lapse of how it will darken Central Park

http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2015/05/04/in-the-shadows-of-booming-cities-a-tension-between-sunlight-and-prosperity/

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Almost symbolic how the squeeze by wealthy interests will cast a shadow of those not wealthy.

Anonymous said...

Focusing on Cuomo is not the solution. Cuomo is a problem, but not THE problem. He is owned and operated by the Litwins, Langones, Farkas, Finks, Speyers, Dimons, Blankfeins. That is the problem.

Anonymous said...

Focusing on Cuomo isn't the solution? Tell that to these guys ( https://twitter.com/hashtag/cuomoville?src=hash ) and the rest of the tenant movement in NYC.

We can't threaten to vote the Litwins, Langones, Farkas, Finks, Speyers, Dimons, Blankfeins out of office. But tenants can threaten their puppet governor -- he's running for gov again in 2018. So the immediate focus is forcing Cuomo to get rid of vacancy decontrol, permanent MCIs and the vacancy bonus. Focusing on things like closing the LLC loophole is long term.

Anonymous said...

Nice bittersweet play-on-words headline!

Anonymous said...

From their words "a problem" and "THE" problem I think their point is the focus can't be too narrow or you prolong the problem instead of fixing it. They didn't say Cuomo isn't a problem, they said he IS A PROBLEM. Come on, that is OBVIOUS. I agree with 8:40AM and I support the cuomoville protests. They are obviously one in the same problem.

Anonymous said...

Not Impressed

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/nyregion/brooklyn-landlord-is-arrested-in-tenant-harassment-inquiry.html?ref=nyregion

Brooklyn Landlord Is Arrested in Tenant Harassment Inquiry

"Mayor Bill de Blasio and Eric T. Schneiderman, the state’s attorney general, said the landlord’s arrest was the first to come from their joint task force started in February to inspect properties that have been the subjects of harassment complaints ... Mr. de Blasio said there had been too many abusive landlords in the city. “Too many times they’ve gotten away with abusive actions toward tenants,” he said."

A joint task force created to protect tenants against rampant harassment arrests 1 abusive landlord 5 months after being formed. Who do they think they're fooling with this dog and pony show?

Anonymous said...

11 15 AM 1000% 1000% NEW YORK WOO HOOO STOP VOTING FOR CUOMO. WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE.

Anonymous said...

Closing the llc loophole is a long past due immediate need. Not long term.

Anonymous said...

Those glass needle dick apartments are grotesque.

Anonymous said...

CLOSE THE LLC LOOPHOLE
ARREST THE GOVERNOR

Anonymous said...

Why are all these buildings in manhattan converting to coops or condos? Seems absurd to me.

Anonymous said...

Co-ops and Condos are bought through llc's to launder money.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know how to report neighbor harassment?

Anonymous said...

I see the RGB has postponed its final decision meeting from June 24 to 29. They probably know something we don't and don't people holding onto their lease renewals, which is what I've been doing. Or maybe they're hoping it will be a moot point. Bastards.

Anonymous said...

If Governor Cuomo does not realize the public has finally reached a tipping point then he is truly blind. With New York City's rents at an all time high, these massive towers in the sky for billionaires blocking out the air and light, the expiration of the rent protection laws, and the downfall of Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver and of Senate Leader Dean Skelos (and his son) all indicted, the people have had enough. Unless Cuomo fixes the situation, and quickly, he will be the next one to blame and remove from office. This could be one very long hot summer.

Anonymous said...

Ever wonder why all the 'vacant' apartments here are only on the lower floors? Students seem to be on all the top floors. I wonder why.

Anonymous said...

What the Towers are Really About

REBNY owned politicians are hiding money for foreign wealthy criminals in exchange for higher political office. For this they destroy New York City Central Park. What a waste. Cuomo will never be President.

"Three of the five developers who received “controversial” 421-a tax emptions in a 2013 bill gave more than $500,000 apiece. When their top executives are included, Fisher Brothers, Silverstein Properties, and Extell Development gave a combined $926,250 to Cuomo and $56,600 to Silver and the Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee.

Silver was responsible for inserting the tax breaks into the legislation, and Cuomo signed the bill two days after receiving $100,000 from Extell, whose One57 was one of the locations receiving an abatement.

This property has since become one of the world’s “premier destination[s] for wealthy foreigners with rubles, yuan, and dollars to hide,” largely due to the TAX BREAKS it receives: the anonymous purchaser of a $100 million duplex in that building will need to pay a property tax bill with “an effective rate of 0.017 percent of its sales price.”

Anonymous said...

S L Green who got Vanderbilt corridor rezoned for his needle dick sunshine blocker owns Cuomo and his local level soldiers.



"The Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption had begun an investigation into tax breaks like these and their connections to campaign contributions, but canceled a planned subpoena of REBNY’s records after Cuomo’s top adviser called one of the commission’s chairs “in a fury,” according to the New York Times. Cuomo’s 2014 budget dissolved the commission.

Developers occasionally contributed through non-monetary means. Both RFR Holding and SL Green founder Stephen Green have let Cuomo use their airplanes, and the latter gifted the governor with $40,000 in reduced rent for his campaign office. REBNY president Steven Spinola created and directed the Committee to Save New York, which raised $17 million in 2011 to back Cuomo’s agenda."

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/04/8566024/rebny-members-gave-tenth-all-ny-campaign-money

Anonymous said...

Agree with those saying it is a mistake to only focus on Cuomo. All
REBNY owned politicians are passing laws that benefit REBNY not tenants. The benefit to REBNY will always outweigh any plusses for tenants who only get slower death by thousand cuts. Any REBNY backed plan benefit REBNY.


"REBNY has previously acknowledged that its “supportive relationship” with elected officials helps influence the passage of legislation in Albany.

“I can tell you that in private meetings with the speaker, the Senate majority leader and the governor, our past efforts to maintain a personal and supportive relationship was critical in shaping the outcome’ of legislation,” wrote Spinola, in a portion of a memo that was obtained by the New York Times. “Our future ability to adopt favorable legislation, stop terrible legislation or modify legislation to limit the pain to our industry is directly tied to our continued positive relationship.”

Anonymous said...

And another symptom in the war on working people... the screaming man is back with the kids in the playground next to the fountain yelling EVERY SINGLE TIME a 4 year old kicks the ball. They're 4! IF you give them some attention they are having fun! You don't have to scream at the them to make them think they're having fun. You scream because you like to scream. Well I am sick of listening to your screaming every weekend morning in my 12th floor apartment. Can you just talk to the kids? Can you learn to use your inside voice? Screaming at kids is dumb and not necessary. Geez!

Anonymous said...

8 11 you just call security like everyone else does when neighbors are blasting the music, bouncing balls, running through bare floors. Call security. they come to confirm it or else it's your word their word.

Anonymous said...

"Does anyone know how to report neighbor harassment?"

CR Public Safety and CR Legal. Fred Knapp is General Counsel. You won't deal with him but someone who reports to him. Good luck.

Anonymous said...

We raised our kids here when they would run across the hall to the neighbors to play with their kids. Everyone knew everyone, grew up together, raised families, grew up and grew old safely, together.

Now I wouldn't let kids in the hall without a parent with all the strangers next door, with a management company strategically mapping out where RS apartments are and putting mini-frat dorms next door to choke out the RS with noise pollution and pitting neighbors against neighbors with a report of two RS tenants, one in PC and one in Stuy Oval who have MR families placed next door to watch the RS and reporting to the management company anything that could get the RS evicted.

What a disgusting culture the hedge fund management company is cultivating. What disgusting type of neighbors they are moving in who think nothing of taking away someones home so they can buy-in to the evil Tishman Speyer created deal. Pure Trash.

Anonymous said...

Since 2010 - 2011 NYU, Dan Garodnick, Marsh, Steinberg Tenant Association had NYU students working in Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village constructing, installing, dorms, and buildings in Open Spaces and the Oval for student ammenities, killing and removing Park and Trees to implement the NYU takeover of this Middle Class community and had the middle working class tenants pay for the installations with renovation costs and security mci's etc.

NYU and Council District 4
Sexton 2031 NYU Plan
2010 - 2011 Document

Manhattan district 4 pdf

http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/govCommunAffairs/documents/2031/civic-engagement-maps/Manhattan-District-4.pdf

Particularly disturbing are the NYU small businesses icons on the maps where there new office building is on the First Avenue Loop which was not built yet while the TA and Dan pretended not to know about it while it was being constructed in 2013, and the new security office in the Oval.

Kicking out the working middle class and developing the Oval and Open
Spaces was Dan's plan with NYU all along.

This was the Dan TA plan all along.

Anonymous said...

Dan's NYU Plan ruined the community, wiped out the working, middle class, and killed the open space trees.

http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/govCommunAffairs/documents/2031/civic-engagement-maps/Manhattan-District-4.pdf

NYU Students worked on the apartment inspections that were at such high levels it was tenant harassment.

NYU and CW et al lied saying it was "wall inspections" when it was actually inspections for inventory to "bring unit back to new".

You read that right, our apartments are not homes with human beings and families inside, they are nothing more than "units" for NYU.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/gursimran-toor-eit/85/6a/b97

Project Manager
Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town
September 2013 – Present (1 year 10 months)Greater New York City Area

Manage an operating budget of approximately $80 million dollars and a capital improvement budget of approximately $17 million dollars.

Develop project scope of works, request for proposals, contracts, and project schedules.

Manage and oversee contractor to ensure on time project completion.
Project Coordinator / Field Inspector
Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town
May 2013 – September 2013 (5 months)New York City

Inspect residential units with contractors to develop a scope of work that needs to be done to bring the unit back to new.

Create the respective work orders to document the work that was going to be completed in each unit.



Anonymous said...

Another in Dan's NYU small business plan with NYU

This NYU Gallatin school of individual study student worked in Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village as part of Dan's program too. She specializes in "calmly explaining situations to tenants without revealing specifics. PCVST management office has some heavily inexperienced people.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/kaitlin-nemeth/33/161/219

Thank you Dan & Marsh & Steinberg!


http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/govCommunAffairs/documents/2031/civic-engagement-maps/Manhattan-District-4.pdf






Anonymous said...

This 2016 NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate graduate part in Dan's 2031 NYU plan is to turn the Residential Community into a Business.

Operations & Project Manager, Third Party Business at Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town
CompassRock Real Estate
January 2015 – Present (6 months)

Responsible for managing operations of the unique business portfolio at
Peter Cooper Village / Stuyvesant Town including:

• Laundry - 80+ laundry rooms property wide
• Parking - 2,260 licensed spaces spanning 6 garages
• Self-storage - 2,300 units
• Vending - 65 vending machines property wide
• Health club - 1,500 members
• Concierge / Package service
• Kids indoor play space
• Playgrounds - 15 across property
• Food & beverage - full menu Cafe
• Business center - 195 members
• Senior community center
• Heated enclosed sports tent - 12,000 SF
• Ice skating rink

Oversee 600,000 SF of amenities and businesses which generate over $15.5 million in annual revenue and employ 120+ individuals

Underwrite and analyze new-business opportunities, which are presented to senior management and client CW Capital



Master of Science (M.S.) in Real Estate, Finance & Investment
2014 – 2016

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/anthony-forte/53/907/53b



These are the people in your management office and the reason why tenant problems are IGNORED.

NYU is ruining and running PCVST


distorted zoning rules

Dan Garodnick has been running an NYU Small Business here since at least 2010 -- the year he began installing over 5000 dorms.


http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/govCommunAffairs/documents/2031/civic-engagement-maps/Manhattan-District-4.pdf

Anonymous said...

Don't bother complaining about the student dorms frat drunken parties to CR public safety or Fred Knapp or compassrock management company - they are students and the very students throwing the parties and installing the dorms and partitioned walls and drunken crawls. Dan is their king.

Anonymous said...



The above comments answer this STR Question on why the TA is not taking tenant concerns seriously on the matter of the NYU dorms and unsafe conditions but instead gave tenants a response the TA knows is a complete waste of tenant time that will produce no results for the tenants.

http://stuytownreport.blogspot.com/2015/06/why-does-ta-refuse-to-take-on.html

Anonymous said...

And yes, the NYU Small Business operations icons on Dan's NYU map of the new NYU Stuy Town has the new office building already designated on the first avenue loop and the campus security office in the Oval 2 years before Hurricane Sandy hit.

Dan always planned on construction killing trees and giving away our community to NYU.


http://www.nyu.edu/content/dam/nyu/govCommunAffairs/documents/2031/civic-engagement-maps/Manhattan-District-4.pdf

Anonymous said...

There are probably implications for CW on the insurance lawsuit and possible fraud if they used Hurricane Sandy as an excuse to do the construction that was long ago planned instead of the smarter more cost efficient choice of cleaning out the flooded office and security and re-installing in the same space, that is if they were planning on protecting and preserving the residential community and not constructing an NYU campus.

Seems the insurance company should get their money back and so should the overcharged, harassed Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town Residents.

Anonymous said...

Another NYU student who could possibly tell more about the apartment renovations and the overcharges.

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/joe-velazquez/37/594/5a2


Anonymous said...






priomahmed

Anonymous said...

Either he is ineffective or he is in on it.

The entire agenda failed. We lost thousands of affordable housing units.

He said PCVST is "something that we have to use every resource to protect.” and yet they used NONE. They used no resources to protect PCVST.

He used words when campaigning to blast the pressurized wall dorm units and student population and used no actions while in office to stop or even address it.

"Additionally, on Monday, Hoylman announced his ST/PCV-specific agenda that calls for things like pressuring management to properly maintain the place and stop contracting with universities for “block rentals.”

.....and yet here we are with blocks of thousands of NYU rentals.

http://bradhoylman.com/2012/08/19/candidate-lays-out-agenda-for-stpcv/

In 2012 he had bagels with the TA and Dan who knew since 2010 they were constructing a new office with and for NYU in PCVST.

Ineffective or In On It?

Anonymous said...

Same style of landlord harassment that happens here is happening up at Columbia too.

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/06/19/orbach-accused-of-manhattan-valley-tenant-harassment/

Tenant advocates claim the Orbach Group is attempting to harass and drive out lower and middle-income residents in Manhattan Valley, near Columbia University, in an effort to replace them with Columbia students and higher-income tenants.

...The landlord, which markets the apartments to Columbia students by offering a free campus-area shuttle bus, has reportedly challenged tenants on residency requirements in Housing Court and allegedly installed covert surveillance cameras in the properties to monitor such requirements, according to the New York Times.

Other tactics allegedly include offers to buy out leases to tenants facing legal action, as well as the use of a private investigator to obtain information for use in Housing Court...

- See more at: http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/06/19/orbach-accused-of-manhattan-valley-tenant-harassment/#sthash.ZKT1lUhq.dpuf



Anonymous said...

11:06 are you serious or do you work for CompassRock / Garodnick? Fred Knapp is known for doing the tenant harassment which is why Speyer hired him as a private dick in the first place.

http://www.nysun.com/new-york/private-eyes-will-prowl-apartments/48326/

Anonymous said...

Some of the Orbach harassment of the tenants is down right sleazy. Cameras in the smoke detectors. Seeing as PCVST is under the same dorm scam, tenants might want to have the "TA" use some of its money for the tenants and have our apartments, inside and outside the windows, and hallways swept for cameras.

"The litigation, the threatening notes, having investigators out there, having cameras in smoke detectors monitoring people’s apartments to see when they’re coming and going. That’s far more threatening to tenants,” Wood said."

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2015/06/19/manhattan-tenants-unhappy-gate-stoop/

Anonymous said...

Family in our building with a dog who peas in the hallways quite often. They never wipe it up. Disgusting and dangerous. Large Pool. Easy to complain about the students here, but families doing plenty of damage to this complex as well.

Anonymous said...

The Assembly has given up on Cuomo and getting anything good this year as far as extending rent regs. Tenant leaders now want a one or two year extender of our current crappy regs because they think the GOP controlled State Senate's gonna flip after the 2016 presidential elections. Meaning politically, conditions for rent regs extension will be much more tenant friendly in 2017. That's why the State Senate is screaming bloody murder and is demanding a much longer extension. Cuomo, being a total DINO a-hole, is also trashing the two year extension.

Call Cuomo. 518-474-8390

Anonymous said...

Informed tenants are the most powerful tenants so why are they keeping us in the dark on the RE deals Paul Weiss is brokering supposedly on our behalf that keep getting us the short end of the stick on rent roll, mci, overdevelopment of land, overpopulation of weak infrastructure, ????

Anonymous said...

How about tenant harassment? How about noise harassment?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The Assembly has given up on Cuomo and getting anything good this year as far as extending rent regs. Tenant leaders now want a one or two year extender of our current crappy regs because they think the GOP controlled State Senate's gonna flip after the 2016 presidential elections. Meaning politically, conditions for rent regs extension will be much more tenant friendly in 2017.<<

Sounds like a pipe dream meant to quell annoyance among RS tenants. I still can hear Tom Duane's "one more, one more" chant in my ears and see his index finger sticking up to know how flipping the senate Democratic really works.

Anonymous said...

You can call it any way you want, STR, but Alliance for Tenants Power is also pushing for the 2 year straight extender, and they are much more militant than McKee's RRRC. We've been defeated and all the State Senate had to do was nothing because of the governor. This is all Cuomo. This will be remembered.

Anonymous said...

"...two RS tenants, one in PC and one in Stuy Oval who have MR families placed next door to watch the RS and reporting to the management company anything that could get the RS evicted."

Tell us more, please. That is a very strong assertion if it is true.

Anonymous said...

Corrupt, RSA/REBNY-owned politicians following orders to maintain status quo will blame government paralysis on Preet arresting them for soliciting RSA/REBNY bribes to betray millions of their constituents.

Anonymous said...

Where is the YELP review for Yelp? I want to say there that the review system is bogus, reviewers are paid and bribed to leave positive reviews making Yelp a complete scam.

anyone else agree?

Anonymous said...

"Alliance for Tenants Power is also pushing for the 2 year straight extender"

Not aware of this - please post link(s) confirming your claim.

Anonymous said...

""...two RS tenants, one in PC and one in Stuy Oval who have MR families placed next door to watch the RS and reporting to the management company anything that could get the RS evicted."

First of all, this labeling is wrong. This has been pointed out before. Currently, ALL PCVST apartments are NYS RS. The difference in apartments is those apartments that have been renovated versus those apartments that are not. Renovated apartments have a much higher legal rent threshold (churning effect) than those that do not due to the Roberts J-51 ruling. The question is in June 2020, when the J-51 tax abatement ends; will all of those renovated apartments be dropped from the NYS RS law”? And I know it is the custom here to laugh at NYS RS tenant protections but they, like the landlord requirement to offer to renew one's lease, are tenant protections we currently all have. It’s like buying equity and saying condo, c-op, whatever or confusing NYC Rent Control with NYS Rent Stabilization. So please stop saying RS versus MR, the comparison is legally wrong.

Anonymous said...

3:48 PM: I agree! Only "management" gives the dump good reviews on Yelp. Well, maybe the paid slime do also.

Anonymous said...

Anybody notice the rent bills came in extra early this month? They'll get mine on the first of the month and not one fucking day before that.

Anonymous said...

Has this ever happened before where a politician makes a real estate business deal to wipe out his entire community of constituents to replace them with wealthier ones?

Anonymous said...

Maybe Dan Garodnick could explain the perverse use of "A Private University in the Public Service" reviving the old 1950's NYU advertising campaign where they had young students sitting in parks chatting with their professors in a spin campaign to make NYU look "classy" to hide they are acting corrupt.

Yeah I have been around long enough to see what you are doing Garodnick. Your private university dealings are doing a great public disservice and it is making students who may have had great potential, into white collared criminals.

Anonymous said...

Lexington Insurance Company is right! CW and Dan had a premeditated plan to build a new office, a new college campus security center, new drainage pipes, and so on.

Lexington Insurance Company should take a look at NYU Dan's district 4 plan and get their money back!

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

I can tell you it most definitely happens.

When we moved in some of the people in our building invited us to apartment meetings (we didn't go) and they were trashing an RS tenant and tried to get us to say things about her too and get us to get personal information from her when we bump into her in the building. We didn't.

We told her about them.

Anonymous said...

REBNY's definition of Progress is so twisted it is unrecognizable. These are nothing more than vulgar generic dick towers ruining the skyline, diminishing iconic landmarks, unnecessarily mining precious planet resources. I wish the Pope had say over the corrupt NYC DOB.

Anonymous said...

Come to the elite NYU where we offer Gallatin Independent Study with city councilpersons. Learn how to eradicate middle class communities to create better societies of wealthier "new stabilizers" to increase Economic Development.

Anonymous said...

Really Dan, your Chief of Staff on Yelp after STR broke the fake reviews news stories?????

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Garodnick having his chief of Staff write Yelp reviews for management is a low blow to PCVST tenants.<<

I haven't checked this out, but I will.

Anonymous said...

Well, if Dan and NYU planned the new bunker office and campus security buildings on or before 2010 then that is really bad, like everything they do here.

But it is probably not as easy to get Lexington Insurance Company to pay on claims for premeditated work as it is to bully working class communities out of their homes.

The Law and politicians may look the other way when working class are robbed but they take very seriously when big business insurance companies are robbed.

Insurance fraud is considered a serious crime.

Lexington Insurance Company might want to take an even closer look at those claims and investigate the NYU deal with all the politicians, law firms, hedge funds, RE developers and "tenant association" board members.

Screwing tenants is one thing. Screwing an insurance company is a whole other thing.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I've compared the online photos of the G.M. who works for Dan and the G.M. who wrote the Yelp review--and it's not the same person.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I will delete the comments about her unless I get sure proof that it's one and the same person.

Anonymous said...

June 22, 2015 at 2:42 PM

That comment is incorrect. McKee and AFTP not on board with a straight extender.

Anonymous said...

I looked at it too!

Seems to be a dated photo

Both are from California
Both just moved to Brooklyn
Both lived in until recently Stuyvesant Town -- moving May June
I just looked at her bio and read her Yelp reviews and they match up

Dan definitely owes us a public statement on Gen M.
If it is not her Dan should say so in a public statement.

Anonymous said...

I hope it isn't his Chief of Staff but I am odd man out in the group. Whoever it is I want to know why CompassRock negotiated with her reducing her rent but would not reduce ours when we renewed. That is imporatant to know the truth on.

Anonymous said...

I think there are two Gen M's. But agree the timing of the review is awfully suspicious. It does look like it is two different people though. Maybe Gen M could post a comment and let us know.

Anonymous said...

Stuytown Vine

https://vine.co/tags/stuytown

Party on!

Anonymous said...

I think the Yelp blog is hers and not the other nyu grad who works in Dan's office. I think. I know nothing for sure. All these students know each other and share online blogs and posts they blur together. She is one brilliant nyu student though. How did she get management to negotiate her lease? Share your secret!

https://www.linkedin.com/pub/genesis-mullis/84/75b/524

Anonymous said...

Well we went back and forth and think the blog post is a hybrid. It fits no one entirely, and several people in pieces. Maybe a group of friends or roommates are sharing it. Best to err on the side of caution and delete the comments. It is fishy.

Anonymous said...

If Gen M is one of the three students in my building in apt G, they are very lovely young ladies, good neighbors, none work for Dan.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Okay, I eliminated most of the posts having to do with Garodnick's Chief of Staff. This person is NOT the same one who posted the Yelp review. We have to be careful here and double-check. Not too long ago I checked a Yelp identity and thought I had come across something interesting, but upon further investigation (all online), my first impression was wrong.

Anonymous said...

Whoever Gen M is I want to know how she got management to negotiate at renewal.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone checked out CW's revamped website? Under "Life at Stuytown" it has reviews. Fact or fiction? You be the judge. http://www.pcvstliving.com/reviews

Anonymous said...

Cuomo To NYC Renters: Drop Dead In The Gothamist today

Anonymous said...

1240p. Total PR bullshit.