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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.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Prediction on What Albany Will Do via Rent Stabilized Apartments

Just follow the money. The money will win.

And while I'm talking about money, how dare any politician who is supposed to be for affordable housing and "the little guy" (ie, the middle class), accept money from the REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York), much less be seen at its annual banquet. The purpose of the REBNY is to get rid of tenant rental protections, make all apartments market rate, and build high-rises for the wealthy. From the REBNY website: "The Real Estate Board of New York unites more than 16,000 talented, influential real estate professionals as it works to protect, improve and advance the business of real estate in New York City." Rob Speyer, who ruined Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village during his reign here and his "best practices," is the Chairman of the REBNY.





12 comments:

Anonymous said...

We need a "Game Of Thrones" walk of shame for all of them. Ding-ding! Shame! Shame! Ding-ding! Shame! Shame!

Anonymous said...



These 5 are the worse of the worse.

Anonymous said...

bears repeating over and over

REBNY OWNS FEDERAL, STATE, AND CITY POLITICIANS, ONE AND ALL.

Prediction on What Albany Will Do via Rent Stabilized Apartments
Just follow the money. The money will win.

And while I'm talking about money, how dare any politician who is supposed to be for affordable housing and "the little guy" (ie, the middle class), accept money from the REBNY (Real Estate Board of New York), much less be seen at its annual banquet. The purpose of the REBNY is to get rid of tenant rental protections, make all apartments market rate, and build high-rises for the wealthy. From the REBNY website: "The Real Estate Board of New York unites more than 16,000 talented, influential real estate professionals as it works to protect, improve and advance the business of real estate in New York City." Rob Speyer, who ruined Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village during his reign here and his "best practices," is the Chairman of the REBNY.

Anonymous said...

The pols are no longer fooling the people, no longer fooling the press, and no longer fooling each other.

Cuomo Caught

http://www.businessinsider.com/people-think-andrew-cuomo-secretly-trashed-bill-de-blasio-2015-6

Shock: Spin spokesperson denies it

HA

Anonymous said...

Garodnick is betraying his community, throwing us out, and Marsh thinks and does what Garodnick tells him to think and do.

Steinberg and Marsh should not have hired REBNY Kane, Dan's firm Paul Weiss, and Dan's PR firm to spin their phony crap.

Anonymous said...

This just keeps getting worse and worse. My wife and I talk more frequently now about leaving new york altogether. Sick of the crooks and crookendness .

Anonymous said...

I completely agree they should return the money from the REBNY. The REBNY is viciously anti-tenant and anti-middle class. How dare they show their face campaigning here when they stab us in the back for the REBNY.

Anonymous said...

These photographs make me want to vomit. I'm serious here. These really are the dregs of humanity and the best we can hope for is that they don't reproduce.

Anonymous said...

It can't be hopeless. There has to be an answer. And there has to be pay back for the screw job going on now.

Atomic Man said...

If anything, this latest bout oughta be a massive call to arms to repeal Urstadt for good. Why are NYC tenants' fates resting in the hands of Senate legislators from Syosset and Canandaigua? What the hell does it have to do with them?

Urstadt is nothing more than the same sort of legalized, institutionalized corruption that Albany has become infamous for. Upstate and LI Republicans get loads of cash from Big Real Estate to pass laws that affect exactly zero of their constituents, a win-win for them and their benefactors at NYC tenants expense.

Forty five years of this bullshit is enough, NYC rent regulations should be decided by the local representatives that we vote for and can hold accountable, not by sleazy politicians from the far-flung corners of the state.

Anonymous said...

and so is the NYC doh dhcr. Totally biased, completely and fully ANTI tenant. Shame on them, shame on us who elected the criminals.

Anonymous said...

These photos of politicians going to the anti-tenant REBNY fundraiser belong in the permanent Hall of Shame.