A post on the TA Facebook from a member:
"After a year of having a NYU fraternity, Zeta Psi, living next to us, they have finally moved out. It was a year of security coming for loud parties, pot smoking, garbage in hallways, etc. It was unbearable for tenants in our building. Especially the tenants immediately in the Zeta Psi apartments vicinity. Well, PCVST sure can turn over a 5 bedroom apartment quickly. We now have another NYU fraternity, Alpha Kappa Psi, living next to us. The shenanigans have already started. Last night waking up the whole building at 11:00 pm, blasting music and smoking pot. Security came and did a great job. Kudos to them. But how long do we have to put up with them making the building not livable. The office and NYU have said this is not an NYU apartment, but how can two NYU frats have moved in consecutively. There has to be some connection between management and NYU. Whether it is the broker management uses or management's leasing agents. Is someone getting a kickback? Is it legal for management to keep renting to NYU frats? I have all the evidence to prove that it is NYU frats. Can Dan Garodnick get some law pass were these entitled disrespectful NYU students can't live here? Is there legal action that can be taken against management and NYU?"
A follow-up comment from another member:
Response from the TA:
"Noise and other complaints should be made to 311. Do not confront the frat boys--call Public Safety instead (you know this already). Complain to NYU (deans, the president) and to the national organization of fraternities and societies. If you can get others to complain, that's even better. Management is not changing its policies (don't ask, don't tell?), so we have to take our fight elsewhere...."
How about the TA taking the fight to CWCapital and CompassRock itself? How about gathering information such as this from tenants, and information about other infractions here (it is ILLEGAL to have more than three unrelated people in an apartment), and finally initiating a lawsuit? How about being serious for once? Or is the hope still alive that the TA's wealthier tenants will have the opportunity to purchase their apartments in a condo conversion? And is the fear that the any lawsuit would delay or screw-up that pipe dream? Stand up for what Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village were created for: AFFORDABLE MIDDLE-CLASS HOUSING. Be serious, damn it.
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