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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:

Monday, June 8, 2015

Rent Soars in NYC - Affordable Housing Drastically Dwindles

Something we know too well:


Anonymous said...

NYU perspective per NYU Local

quick explanation on policies bad for the country, nyc, and really directly bad for pcv st community

Anonymous said...

Governor Glenwood...oops I meant Cuomo, could make vacancy decontrol, permanent MCIs and Individual apartment Improvements (IAIs), and the 20% vacancy bonus (that incentivizes apt churning) go away if he wanted too. That would go a long way towards preserving whatever affordable rent stabilized housing stock is left.

Call Cuomo. Email Cuomo. Write Cuomo. Tell him.


Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Albany, NY 12224

Anonymous said...

4:42 PM: He'd better hurry up if he is going to do those things because Preet is getting the handcuffs ready.

Anonymous said...

Bears putting under Cuomo's post

Anonymous said...

From Zephyr Teachout Twitter

Zephyr Teachout ‏@ZephyrTeachout 5h5 hours ago

Cuomo's rent op-ed from last week now looks so dishonest. If he actually cared about rent, he wouldn't tie it to to a terrible tax giveaway.

June 9, 2015 at 6:39 PM

Anonymous said...

3 years we are waiting now for the 'overcharges' to be investigated on our apartment. It's still pending.. omh, you must LOL as they are so clearly playing us. Waiting for us to move and drop the file.

Anonymous said...