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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Another Amazing Change and Equally Amazing Response from the TA


Our porters will be given more work with an additional building added to their duties on weekends. They will not get paid extra for this weekend work, but will be given days off during the week instead. So, if you are a porter who has looked forward to spending time with your family on the weekend, forget about it!

Here is the report at the Town & Village blog, which explains more:

http://town-village.com/2015/08/04/porters-reassigned-to-cover-more-buildings/

Of course, the humane solution would be to hire more porters to cover the weekend schedule, but when was the last time you saw CWCapital/CompassRock acting humanely?

Brian Moriarity, a spokesman for CompassRock, even had the gaul to spin this as something necessary to "better serve the community." Thanks, Brian, but if you want to better serve this community, you may want to hire more porters AND stop the influx of students packing apartments over the legal limit AND cease dividing up apartments with the addition of pressurized walls so you can get more bodies in. That would really help in the ever-growing problem of just too many people occupying a limited space and the garbage influx and wear to buildings that goes along with such a population explosion.

And what about our TA? Is our TA coming down hard on this new change? Not at all.

Susan Steinberg, president of the TA, italics mine. “While on the face of it, it is commendable that management is shifting staff to better serve the community on weekends, tenants need to be vigilant about whether building conditions are maintained, improved, or deteriorate as a result of such shuffling, and let the Tenants Association know.... Clearly, with more people home on weekends, a buildup of items in the recycling room is inevitable ― and often concerning due to the possibility of fire or bedbug hazards.

So, basically, the TA is saying "good idea" to CompassRock ("commendable" actually!), but dear tenants just let us know how all this turns out in your building.

Ms. Steinberg even has this suggestion: “One would hope management will consider some shifting of plumbing staff in the same way they are shifting porters.” So, yeah, let's screw around with the lives and work load of our plumbers, instead of hiring more plumbers!

Signing off, disgusted.

86 comments:

Anonymous said...

Crazy!!! They are spending $125,000 to renovate apartments but they won't spend $$$$ to keep the place clean. What is the thinking here?? The place -PCV -is a mess inside & out. Filth all over. Litter , dog business, paper wrappers, food left over from lunch. Why are we allowing all the outsiders to come in here - to PCV - to eat. I see more & more of these people taking over the benches & tables at lunch time. The residents come out to sit & enjoy the weather but there is no where to sit. That's a problem that needs to be addressed. We need MORE porters because this place is a mess. I feel for these workers. Something needs to be done. HELP!!!

Anonymous said...

There is no Tenants Association here, only management enablers and apologists. That's why membership is at an all time low. Looks like we are getting Garodnicked again.

Anonymous said...

Any criticism of TA leadership will be met by the way overused phrase that they are merely volunteers who devote a huge amount of their time to the TA. In other words, if you've got any complaints about their performance ( actually lack of performance) just shut up and thank them again for their " tireless " service - oh , then they will mention again that they are volunteers .
Too many in TA leadership are still making nice to CWbecause they still believe in the Brookfield- Paul Weiss tenant ownership plan !

Stuy Town Reporter said...

It's not the "rank and file" volunteers who are the problem, but the leadership. The rank and file would go along with more pressure on management if the leadership would actually lead the way. And, yes, I agree that the leadership wants to play nice-nice to CW because they are still hoping for a good condo deal.

Anonymous said...

Garodnick NYU plan is to turn this property into public park access to the riverfront. Someone (s) have already posted several plans on this. That is why the increase in people coming here for concerts and eating lunch and advertised events in stuy town by city hall. Garodnick and his pals kept telling tenants they are going to fight to "keep the property configuration" and "protect the open space" but they have not ONCE fought for either of those.

They were empty words. They already made a deal to develop. Garodnick's and his pals and the TA board's actions on the bunker made it clear.

They are pro-develop on the open space helping Compass Rock shepherd through the process without opposition from tenants by quieting tenants opposing.

There was not ONE fight by the TA board or Garodnick, Hoylman, Kavanagh opposing any of the development. Not one fight by these guys. Just a lot of talk that they would. But they never did. That is not an empty promise. That is by definition a LIE.

Anonymous said...

It TA leadership, and I use that word loosely, wants to purchase they should be doing everything to keep the purchase down, not drive it up like they have been.

Anonymous said...

That TA Board is awful! The porters are getting a raw deal. The union is right! The TA board is clearly still pro-management, anti-tenant, anti-workers!

Tommyboy said...

Who in this complex throws their garbage away outside their building? Every morning the garbage receptacles are overflowing with bagged garbage.
I agree from hospital workers to non-resident teens to lunching sub-contractors the benches are packed. Try sitting at a bench that is not littered with cigarette butts. Is there not a mandate to clean these up or is it easier to just ignore them. What can we expect when the newer luxury apartments on the south side of 14th street become a reality.

Anonymous said...

NOW, you are going to see porters leave for other jobs, they will bring in MORE people who can't speak or understand English, AND accept lower pay. The result? This place will look even WORSE than what it is now. The winners as usual? Management. The losers? Us, of course. This place continues to go down the toilet, spiraling out of control. You market raters are out of your mind paying for this.
They just don't care.

Anonymous said...

I find it disturbing that the benches in Stuy Town at night are used for sleeping. I'm not going after the homeless - no, I don't have a solution to that problem (clearly neither does our Mayor). But when I get up at 5am to walk my dog and the benches have people sleeping on them, how am I to feel safe? I notice by 5:20 or so they do wake up. Smoke then leave. Of course leaving all their garbage.
Doesn't this place have cameras?

As far as the porters, my building has a great person during the week and a wonderful person on the weekend. I assume that will change but I have to say, they keep our building clean. The residents are another story....

Anonymous said...

Can I get a refund from the TA?

Anonymous said...

The porters should all go on strike and not allow scabs to cross the picket lines. I would love to see "management" shoveling the shit left behind by the hicks that pass for students these days.

Anonymous said...

Hey, that picture looks like my building almost every day!

Anonymous said...

Why are we pasting for security cameras that see nothing?

Hippo said...

The precipitous decline of quality of life in Stuyvesant Town is truly sad.
I attribute this to management and the transient nature of the market rate tenants.
Management has no incentive to maintain the property because their ultimate goal is to "ethnically cleanse" or should I say "rent-stabilize cleanse" the old tenants. When there are no more regulated apartments, management will be free to bring in the wrecking balls and level this place. Then they will build super-luxury high rises. Think Battery Park East. 80-acres of land waiting to be developed is worth BILLIONS. The impotent and ethically challenged TA are delusional to think this place will ever go condo or coop. Ain't gonna happen. The departed Marsh and the new head honcho Susan Steinberg are at best losers and totally ineffective and at worst in bed with management. They do not represent the true interests of the tenants. Don't get me started on our diminutive Councilman Danny Boy Garodnick. A true two-faced hack. And the newer tenants are here only for a year or two so they don't give a rat's ass about respecting our community and the social contract.
Another beer, bro? Pass the joint please. Just dump the garbage anywhere. Too much noise. Fu*k the neighbors. This is the attitude of many of the "new stabilizers".
I don't know who is more vile, CW Cap, Compass Cock, the despicable TA leadership, the local pols, or Tishman-Speyer. May they rot in hell.

Anonymous said...

That looks like my building too, every weekend.

Anonymous said...

Did Compass Rock factor in the millions of dollars they got from Verizon when they calculated our mci charges that use the Verizon network? Did they reduce the cost of our mci charge to include what Verizon gave to them?

Anonymous said...

Of. Ourse I meant "paying" for security cameras! Was in a bouncy cab when I wrote that post!
1:46 pm

Anonymous said...

You are so damned right 2:28 pm.

Anonymous said...

Tenants need to be vigilant? What is Steinberg talking about? We pay market rate we have expectations that must be met for a luxury apartment. LUXURY is not this. That is what I want to hear from the TA!

Anonymous said...

Is no one challenging Compass Rock on operation costs? This is bad for the porters and for tenants. The rent roll goes way the f**k up and the operations goes way the f**k down .. sounds like they are getting ready to sell with rigged numbers. BUYER BEWARE!

Anonymous said...

WOW. This is Dan's failure. This is his own backyard. The property is falling apart, the community is torn apart, the workers are not being treated right.

Anonymous said...

How is Dan Garodnick not ashamed at the mass extinction of this community? How many thousands of people evicted? Thousands of affordable housing apartments lost all under his watch in his community!

Shame on you Dan!

Anonymous said...

Tenant Ownership and governance is the ONLY way out of the woods. The perpetual victims who oppose this step must be born masochists.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Tenant Ownership and governance is the ONLY way out of the woods. The perpetual victims who oppose this step must be born masochists.<<

Even under the condo scenario favored by the TA, it would be Brookfield that would govern here.

Anonymous said...

You'll be getting an MCI FOR ADDITONAL PORTERS SOON. I swear.this.

Anonymous said...

There is no such thing as tenant bid, we are not fools. It is a Brookfield ownership, not a tenant ownership.
Tenant ownership and governance is only possible in a co-op a la Penn South purchase. Anyone who opposes THAT must be born masochists. Who in their right mind would ever live under a Brookfield Dan governship?
Thanks for giving away PCVST to the REBNY Dan.

Anonymous said...

"Even under the condo scenario favored by the TA, it would be Brookfield that would govern here."

And that means Speyer because Brookfield is Rebny is Speyer. De Blasio let us all down. Hell, they all let us down. Cuomo, Schneiderman, De Blasio, Hoylman, Kavanagh all turned a blind eye deaf ear to constituents.

Anonymous said...

"Tenant Ownership and governance is the ONLY way out of the woods. The perpetual victims who oppose this step must be born masochists."

Can someone please explain to me how, at this juncture, people are still talking about a conversion? Even the TA charlatans have given up on it.

Anonymous said...

Preet should look closely at Garodnick and his dealings with Brookfield. He has a lot of sleazy friends.

Anonymous said...

No statement and action of opposition from Garodnick on how the workers are being treated just like no opposition from Garodnick on how the tenants quality of life has diminished just like no statement from Garodnick on construction harassment in Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town.

Guess he supports it all.

Anonymous said...

No one is buying the REBNY spin.
The REBNY has been exposed.
Putting people out of business.
Putting people out of work.
Putting people out of homes.
The REBNY is not a job creator.
The REBNY is not a home provider.
The REBNY is a greedy gluttony.
NYC and NYS politicians are giving tax deductions and tax subsidies enabling the REBNY to ruin residents lives.

"The Real Estate Board of New York insists that the big retail die-off of 2015 is mostly a matter of insufficient sales. But the tenants tell a different, generally consistent story. As they describe it, the die-off nearly always follows a familiar process: The tenant’s lease comes to an end. At that point, the landlord has several attractive options. He can sell the building for a price substantially greater than the amount he paid for it. Or, more commonly, the landlord simply raises the cost of a new lease to an amount the tenant can’t possibly afford and refuses to negotiate."

http://www.governing.com/columns/assessments/gov-gentrification-local-business-extinction.html



Anonymous said...

The REBNY wants welfare for landlords in exchange for not "rent gouging"

"Tenant activists think Brewer’s bill is much too weak; the real estate association thinks it’s too strong. The real estate lobby would prefer tax subsidies for landlords who refrain from rent gouging, but this isn’t an idea the city council is likely to go for. So the possibility of a stalemate remains, and meanwhile the city’s small business die-off continues."

http://www.governing.com/columns/assessments/gov-gentrification-local-business-extinction.html


In other words, pay us or we will hurt your people.

What is that called?

Anonymous said...

August 6, 2015 at 12:31 AM

Birds of a feather flock together.

Anonymous said...

9:24 PM

Incorrect. A Porter is not (an MCI) depreciable pursuant to the Internal Revenue Code. Maybe if he is a Robot, of course. Not to worry.

Anonymous said...

I spoke to someone in Garodnick's office recently. Still working on tenant ownership, according to the flack. Obviously, he is not interested in anything else but fulfilling his pledge to his owners at Brookfield and Paul Weiss. He is strictly a REBNY made man.

Anonymous said...

Attention TA: I am not renewing my membership nor am I volunteering anymore. It appears that you are finished with us, and I am certainly finished with you. It really isn't worth it anymore. Goodbye and good luck.

Anonymous said...

Me too. not renewing. this is such bs.

Anonymous said...

Ha. I bet our dear LL will find a way to slap an mCi too for cleaning the joint.

Anonymous said...


Yes, this politician's family is physically good looking but why would they name their family instagram account after the most notorious corrupt criminal politician, glorifying, honoring boss tweed? I guess you really don't know someone you thought you knew.

https://instagram.com/bosstweed/


"It's hard not to admire the skill behind Tweed's system ... The Tweed ring at its height was an engineering marvel, strong and solid, strategically deployed to control key power points: the courts, the legislature, the treasury and the ballot box. Its frauds had a grandeur of scale and an elegance of structure: money-laundering, profit sharing and organization.[3]

Tweed was convicted for stealing an amount estimated by an aldermen's committee in 1877 at between $25 million and $45 million from New York City taxpayers through political corruption, although later estimates ranged as high as $200 million.[4] Unable to make bail, he escaped from jail once, but was returned to custody. He died in the Ludlow Street Jail."

Anonymous said...

This never happened with MetLife. What an appalling and embarrassing recycling area.

Anonymous said...

"Can someone explain..." Easily..at this juncture, the complex is still in receivership and ANYTHING is possible. Unless your ouiji board or the voices in your head tell you differently.

Anonymous said...

Today CompassRock announced that non-residents can join Appleseeds daycare on the Oval. Wonder if TA will be commending this move toward increased commercialization of our private open space too?

Anonymous said...

Piles of dog shit, mixed with pigeon shit, topped off with puddles of dog piss. Life in the sty.

Anonymous said...

"Tenant Ownership and governance is the ONLY way out of the woods. The perpetual victims who oppose this step must be born masochists."

"Can someone please explain to me how, at this juncture, people are still talking about a conversion? Even the TA charlatans have given up on it."

-----

http://town-village.com/2015/07/06/marsh-steps-down-from-st-pcv-ta/#more-9321

Marsh steps down from ST-PCV TA

" ... the new president will be the TA’s former chair, Susan Steinberg.

As for the TA’s hope of going condo, this is not an effort that’s seen any movement lately.

'It’s been as quiet as a graveyard,” said Steinberg. While the TA still believes a tenant-led ownership deal is the best option tenants have for preserving the community intact, Steinberg said the TA won’t know anything else until CWCapital “really gets serious about selling. Nobody has a crystal ball unfortunately.'”

-----

Read between the lines.

Do you really believe Garodnick and the TA dropping "Brookfield" from their vocabulary means they gave up on handing over 100% ownership/control of PCVST and multibillion dollar windfalls to major REBNY predator and TA business partner Brookfield?

Do you really believe Garodnick and the TA gave up scamming thousands of PCVST tenants out of their opportunities to buy, own and govern PCVST, both as an owners association without an unnecessary partner and as individual owners, by instead handing the fleeced (Garodnicked) tenants' opportunities over to Brookfield?

Don't get distracted by ongoing Garodnick-TA dog and pony shows. Don't get suckered into more bus trips for charades up in Albany because they claim that's where the battle for PCVST's future is. The battle is PCVST and the opportunity to buy, own and control it. Senator Schumer's pledge granting PCVST tenants exclusive access to Fannie/Freddie funding amounting to billions of dollars gave tenants, both as a group and as individuals, those opportunities. Brookfield wants the Fannie/Freddie purchase funding. Garodnick and the TA pretend tenants support their scam diverting the tenants' exclusive Fannie/Freddie access to Brookfield. Moelis and Paul Weiss will make the diversion appear legitimate on paper and, as a special favor, will not bill fleeced (Garodnicked) PCVST tenants for ripping them off.

Absent Senator Schumer's pledge granting PCVST tenants exclusive access to Fannie/Freddie billions, major REBNY predator Brookfield has no interest whatsoever entering into any type of business partnership with the TA. Predators don't change values. Garodnick and the TA adopted Brookfield's values. Their value is bringing fleeced (Garodnicked) tenants to the table so Brookfield can assume the tenants' exclusive access to Fannie/Freddie billions. Brookfield gets everything, realizing Speyer's dream come true. PCVST tenants get nothing, realizing Speyer's dream come true. What do Garodnick and TA board members get?

And what does that NYC Mayor standing there doing nothing get? What is it that Brookfield is whispering into his ear?

Hey Preet! Follow the money.

Anonymous said...

August 6, 2015 at 11:39 AM ditto

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I spoke to someone in Garodnick's office recently. Still working on tenant ownership, according to the flack. Obviously, he is not interested in anything else but fulfilling his pledge to his owners at Brookfield and Paul Weiss. He is strictly a REBNY made man.

August 6, 2015 at 9:48 AM

"Tenant ownership" would be coop a la penn south / Garodnick and his office are working on Brookfield ownership. Just as you say. Every time the use the words "tenant ownership" they are bold face lying.

Anonymous said...

Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town Residents,

The DA of NY county launched a Task Force to root out construction frauds and unsafe conditions. It took a death to get authorities to take action to keep New Yorkers safe. If you encounter unsafe conditions and your complaints are not getting properly addressed by your DOB, City Council Representative, and all who held your bunker meetings to push construction through, start reporting to these authorities too. I can't promise it will work but it is another place to report.

http://manhattanda.org/press-release/citywide-construction-fraud-task-force-convened-investigate-misconduct-midst-historic-


"Vance said an inspection company at the site had repeatedly warned Cueva, Prestia and their companies about safety hazards, but was ignored. On April 6 the safety inspector raised alarms about the unfortified trench, but after a two-hour delay, Prestia's order to Moncayo and three other workers to get out was ignored because they spoke Spanish, he said.

Twenty minutes later, prosecutors said, Cueva repeated the direction in Spanish, just as the trench began collapsing, burying Moncayo up to his neck and killing him instantly as his body was crushed by thousands of pounds of dirt.
"Vance said Moncayo was an undocumented worker who came to the United States after graduating from high school and lived with his sister and her children. City Department of Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters said he had taken a $500 OSHA-required course to learn how to build scaffolding.

The irony here is too great to ignore," Peters said. "An immigrant to this country scrapes together $500 to make sure he complies with the laws . . . A company that can afford to do things right decides to cut corners, evade the law and gets that immigrant killed."
City Department of Investigations Commissioner Mark Peters

Anonymous said...

How is the TA not standing up for the porters, worker's rights, some who have been with us as long as we have been here, long time employees who are a part of this community. They are not temp workers or strangers. They have known and are a part of our family for a very long time.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Today CompassRock announced that non-residents can join Appleseeds daycare on the Oval. Wonder if TA will be commending this move toward increased commercialization of our private open space too?<<

I have to look into this. It's an obvious detour from the "residents and their guests" rule that allowed the other commercial enterprises in this complex. I guess Appleseeds is a money-losing operation right now.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

http://www.appleseedsovalkids.com/

The website states that Appleseeds is open for "residents and their guests." So, I guess, technically they are within the rules, though I don't know how "guests" fits into the months-long period for the Appleseeds classes.

Anonymous said...

For the record, our porter is nasty and mean. Cleaning sucks too. Pcv.

Anonymous said...

T&V has an evasive article on the PCV fire. An elderly man had smoke injuries while the fire seems to be in another apartment but they tell nothing about the other apartment. Doesn't seem like the fire was in the elderly man's apartment. Anyone else think it is written vaguely to confuse?

Anonymous said...

Appleseeds used to say on the website that Oval Kids is now open to ALL.
Obviously AGAIN the websites tell the truth before TA Dan CompassRock have told tenants so now it says -- open to residents and their guests and their guest is not restricted to the same classes as the resident -- so sneaky sleazy word use basically it is open to everyone, guests need not be accompanied by a resident, just have to be "REFERRED" by a tenant.

Really sleazy way around the rules and laws AGAIN.

Anonymous said...

Anyone holding out for the Attorney General to hold CompassRock accountable for Landlord Harassment, Wrong Rent Charges, Illegal stuff do not hold your breath. He approved their condo plan a long time ago.

Anonymous said...

Who is it who uses the Tweed name in their Instagram account? Not Garodnick, I hope!

Anonymous said...

Republican Debate Trump Most Honest Tells It Like It Is
"I buy politicians then I call them and get whatever I want"

Of course politicians will tell you they are victims of the system and not bribe takers.

Here is an idea for the poor victimized politicians punished with money.....

Bring back a Nancy Reagan moment:

JUST SAY NO!



Anonymous said...

Priceless that PCV now has bonafide DORM rooms. Students move in WITH FURNITURE, beds, desks, and move out in a year. BTW, no rugs. I've got the photos.

Anonymous said...

"The website states that Appleseeds is open for "residents and their guests."


The crap loud movie events are supposed to only for "residents and their guests." However, for the last two movie events, there were no PS officers or CR employees checking ID's at the two Oval entrances. I was able to access the Oval for the movie events without anyone checking for my ID. Meanwhile I have personally witnessed non-residents streaming into ST from 14th street and First Avenue, carrying lawn chairs, for these events. The Oval Café has no signs, inside or outside, that specify that the facility is only for "residents and their guests. The Oval Café, the movies, the concerts, the farmer’s market, etc., are commercial activities not allowed under the current zoning law requirement for the interior of PCVST, they are not "resident amenities" since there is no enforcement of the so called (wink, wink) for "residents and their guests“ only requirement. BTW, the basketball tents that will cover playground 11 again this year, one needs only to have one "resident" of a basketball team (5 team members minimum) to qualify for league play.

Anonymous said...

/stop posting false info. NO one approved condo.

Anonymous said...

"T&V has an evasive article on the PCV fire. An elderly man had smoke injuries while the fire seems to be in another apartment but they tell nothing about the other apartment. Doesn't seem like the fire was in the elderly man's apartment. Anyone else think it is written vaguely to confuse?"

YES!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Boss Tweed is the Patron Saint of New York politicians.

Anonymous said...

2:11 PM: The sneaky manner in which this so-called management company insinuates commercial activities onto the property, contrary to zoning laws, is in-yer-face proof that Garodnick and the so-called TA are totally on board with this. As far as I am concerned, we do not have a tenants association and our so-called councilman is a phony jerk who purports to be a councilman, caring about his constituents, when what he really is is a bloodsucking real estate speculator working for his former sleazy law firm and Brookfield. Paul Weiss has a long-standing reputation for sleaze.

Anonymous said...

A slew of bad reviews on Yelp, 4 1 star reviews, 1 2 star review. As usual, sort by date, we all need to click "Useful" on them ASAP.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

2:11 PM: The sneaky manner in which this so-called management company insinuates commercial activities onto the property, contrary to zoning laws, is in-yer-face proof that Garodnick and the so-called TA are totally on board with this. As far as I am concerned, we do not have a tenants association and our so-called councilman is a phony jerk who purports to be a councilman, caring about his constituents, when what he really is is a bloodsucking real estate speculator working for his former sleazy law firm and Brookfield. Paul Weiss has a long-standing reputation for sleaze.

August 7, 2015 at 4:01 PM

TRUE. SAD HOW THEY BELIEVED THIS COMMUNITY IS SO STUPID THEY COULD FOOL US.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone noticed that PCV is in complete disrepair??? ST is clean, has pretty flowers , trimmed shrubs, new fences. Seems like all the $$$$ is going into ST. Nothing is being put into PCV. NOTHING!!! Yes, they are putting $$$ into these apartments. I heard there are 90 vacant apartments needing renovations since June. I guess with all the students moving out , the available apartments has increased. But 90 --all at once!!! That is a large #. They are turning these apartments over fast -like 2 weeks. Saw it happen right in my building. They must have swept & painted & that's it. Crews were in there late at night. People moved in n are happy go lucky. Wait till they live there a while. It's all about the dollars. These platinum apartments are getting new front doors. Yup, you read correctly. Crazy. Yes, where is the TA ? They give no info bc they have no info. What is happening here???

Anonymous said...

How is this place not investigated by De Blasio's Harassment Squad?

Anonymous said...

At this point Steinberg, the jig is up. Don't ya think?

Anonymous said...

yelp is full of crap. I posted a reeview, it was not a good one. It never appeared.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Has anyone noticed that PCV is in complete disrepair??? ST is clean, has pretty flowers , trimmed shrubs, new fences. Seems like all the $$$$ is going into ST. Nothing is being put into PCV. NOTHING!!<<.

PCV is a disaster, for sure. But don't be too envious of Stuy Town. There's filth, garbage, dog crap/stains/urine, severely cracked walkways all over the place. But the fountain is nice.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The sneaky manner in which this so-called management company insinuates commercial activities onto the property, contrary to zoning laws, is in-yer-face proof that Garodnick and the so-called TA are totally on board with this.<<

An engaged TA and councilman would make sure that management is following the "for residents and their guests" rule, but one hears nothing from them on this issue. Nothing. Dan was even at Oval Cafe drinking up its lukewarm coffee, and not a word about the lack of enforcement of that rule there.

Tommyboy said...

True that, Peter Cooper Village, once the jewel is now a fugazy. Overrun by trucks, disrepair, stench & downright gloom.

Anonymous said...

8 years ago this was the most beautiful property in New York City. Not anymore.
8 years ago this was a Residential Community in a Park. Not anymore.
8 years ago this was the largest middle class community in America. Not anymore.

Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town is luxury dorm, luxury short term housing and Market Rate Housing courtesy of a hedge fund, developers, bought and paid for politicians.

On this one Trump is right, RE buys politicians to get what they want and they wanted us kicked out of our homes.

Anonymous said...

The groundskeepers said they are told not to attend to areas being developed with construction.

Anonymous said...

August 7, 2015 at 3:34 PM so far everything said in this blog is true and has come true. Unless you know something about Attorney General Snyderman I think we can count on the condo deal being a done deal and it cannot get done without him. His silence on PCV Stuy Town makes me agree with the comment that it is already approved.

Anonymous said...

" Easily..at this juncture, the complex is still in receivership and ANYTHING is possible. Unless your ouiji board or the voices in your head tell you differently.

Yep, and we're going be able to buy our apartments for $175,000 and sell them for $900,000. Everyone living in this project will be millionaires as a result of said conversion. I suppose you're right, "anything is possible"; and I'm the one hearing voices.

Anonymous said...

They are letting PCV fall into disrepair. Dan wants an open concrete public plaza instead of the private tree park the antithesis of de Blasio's call for environmentally sound direction for NYC.

Anonymous said...

The sleaziest deal in history.
Wiped out a middle class community the size of small city.

Anonymous said...

There is no need to fix up, manicure PCV. The apartments are rarely vacant for more than a week.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Yep, and we're going be able to buy our apartments for $175,000 and sell them for $900,000. Everyone living in this project will be millionaires as a result of said conversion. I suppose you're right, "anything is possible"; and I'm the one hearing voices.<<

I suspect there are a number of tenants still hearing these voices.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>They are letting PCV fall into disrepair. Dan wants an open concrete public plaza instead of the private tree park the antithesis of de Blasio's call for environmentally sound direction for NYC.<<

I don't believe that at all. The most that will happen, and certainly not now, is the leveling of the buildings to build a new, very modern Peter Cooper Village.

Anonymous said...

What the hell does it matter what Dan wants? Who the hell is he to impose what he wants onto us? When his term is up I hope he slithers back down the sewer he came out of.

Anonymous said...

That's because P Cooper is being sold off separately. Sticky this, they will coop it first. or solo.

Anonymous said...

BUT IF THEY PLAN TO RAZE THESE BUILDINGS, WHY WOULD THEY BE PUTTING SO MUCH MONEY INTO THESE APARTMENTS??? IT JUST DOESN'T MAKE SENSE-EVEN FOR THESE IDIOTS! I BELIEVE THERE IS A PLAN , BUT HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THE PLAN IS. I DO BELIEVE THAT THIS GRAND PLAN WILL BE MADE CLEAR IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE. THINGS SEEM TO BE ON THE FAST TRACK-ALL OF A SUDDEN. THE ONLY THING WE ALL KNOW IS THAT -STPCV-IS QUICKLY BECOMING A SLUM. REALLY DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE PAY BIG BUCKS FOR THIS PLACE. BETWEEN THIS SLUM & THE DETERIORATION OF NYC, I MAY TAKE UP DRINKING:(:(

Anonymous said...

The overflowing garbage is CompassRock's fault. Do not let CompassRock employees run any housing complex under whatever name they come up with. That list of names deserves to be published on the countries worst landlord list.

Anonymous said...

You'd put money into them too if you knew you could raise the rent on it.

Must best nice to take a (tax break) $1500 apartment, put a bunch of fancy cabinets in and charge 4200. Eh?