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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 3, 2015

NYC, 1950.

Strangely moving. Sometimes you need to step back and realize what New York is and was. And, for many of us, why we are here. And why we fight to stay here.

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thank you, STR! That is a delightful little film. I really enjoyed it.

Anonymous said...

Some city and state electeds are fighting the good fight in Albany even getting arrested yesterday. There are some things worth getting arrested over, like INJUSTICE.

Anonymous said...

Thanks STR there is a great humanity to this video that is contradicted with modern day battles in NYC. In the news today Alicia Glen is making financial arguments which may be sound; and show she is more suited for an accounting job not a head of housing job. There is no humanity in her arguments.

Get Goldman Sachs out of government already! It is bad enough Goldman Sachs runs Washington DC but for self proclaimed progressive DeBlasio to put Goldman Sachs in charge of housing shows his hypocrisy. He lost my vote for 2nd term when he appointed her.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure Indians could say the same thing.

Anonymous said...

I think the reason there has been large absence of protections by pols to PCVST Middle Class since 2007 is because they were afraid of maniacal Cuomo and his bff Langone that have made a mess of all 5 boroughs.

Looking forward to the AG and SDNY cleaning up Albany reaching the very top!

Anonymous said...

Anyone who wants to comment but is afraid the powerful and unlawful lobbyists and their political puppets are tracking ip addresses can group share on a computer so there is only 1 ip address and the rest can stay anonymous. The more voices we get to hear the better and the louder we are to stop the Cuomo REBNY massacre on NYC.

Anonymous said...

Ava said it best

Ava Farkas, executive director of the Metropolitan Council on Housing, called the rally a “load of nonsense.”

“While real estate-driven corruption scandals swirl … Cuomo sits on Albany’s biggest pile of real estate cash and holds a bogus rally in support of corrupt rent laws,” she said. “No wonder his job approval ratings are going down as fast as working families’ rents are going up.”

- See more at: http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/06/04/cuomo-to-hold-rent-control-rally-in-harlem/#sthash.LVThj90t.dpuf

Anonymous said...

Cuomo thinks if he screws us over slowly we won't notice.
For tenants he is proposing raising the vacancy decontrol f4rom $2500 to $2700 as if that makes a difference. This guy is bad news.

Anonymous said...

Both the GOV CUOMO and the REBNY/DE BLASIO plans stink to high heaven. Is that the game, you know tenants are getting screwed so you put two stinky plans on the table and make tenants feel appreciative when the less stinky one is approved? YOU BOTH STINK
NO TO 421a
REPEAL VACANCY DECONTROL

Anonymous said...

$2500 to $2700 does not make any kind difference. Who the hell does he think he is kidding. Once a jerk-off, always a jerk-off.

Anonymous said...

Cuomo is a corrupt jackass, and an ugly one at that. De Blasio is no better. Both of them are in bed with the REBNY and Wall Street. Strange thing though: WE are the ones who are getting f**ked every which way!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I'm sure Indians could say the same thing.<<

Come on, we bought it fair and square. At least the Dutch did.


Anonymous said...

And all are in bed with DHCR.

Anonymous said...

"Anyone who wants to comment but is afraid the powerful and unlawful lobbyists and their political puppets are tracking ip addresses can group share on a computer so there is only 1 ip address and the rest can stay anonymous."

June 4, 2015 at 11:00 AM"

?????? explain

Anonymous said...

How in the world could whomever track IP?

Anonymous said...

I don't give a flying fuck if they have my IP address! They can go to hell!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Maybe NSA can track IP addresses here, but that's about it. I don't even have that ability. (If I do, I don't know about it.)

Anonymous said...

I don't give a flying fuck if they have my IP address! They can go to hell!

Awesome. Ditto.

Anonymous said...

Nobody is "afraid" of paid lobbyist trolls or corrupt politicians owned by REBNY. But why the constant recommendations readers should switch to Twitter, group share one computer, stop posting significant www links?

Are they attempting to disburse legitimate criticism supported with facts via www links, or make searching for and locating the truth more difficult, or just part of a general strategy to dilute STR impact?

What is the dishonest agenda there?