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Saturday, August 8, 2015

Now It's Not Just Dog Crap We Have to Watch Out For

Human crap, too.

A reader sent in a couple of photos from a Stuy Town storage area. I'm only uploading one photo.


This about says it all.

The photo is a summary of what this complex is turning into.

157 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is that human shit? WTF have we come to. I hope the person who saw this notifies the Health Department. Post this photograph on Yelp. Please!

Anonymous said...

Peter cooper shit all over. GL to all. Signing lease downtown. Larger, nicer and well run and... CHEAPER.

Anonymous said...

YES, THIS DOES SAY IT ALL. AT LEAST THEY ARE CONSISTENT. EVERYTHING IS CRAP. THEY DON'T CARE. ANY FORMER RESIDENT ( From 15 + years ago) WHO VISITS NOW , WOULD DROP DEAD AFTER SEEING THIS COMPLEX TODAY.

Anonymous said...

BumTown

Anonymous said...

Disgusting. Unsanitary. Must be a health code violation too.

Anonymous said...

Vendors Beware

Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town will ruin your business reputation.

Who runs the storage units. What do they say about this? It's not the vendors fault but it is still their reputation on the line.

Anonymous said...

Go ahead and post all the photos. Let's see it all. It is unbelievable and very very sad. Fortress ruins everything. Capital flight pirates.

Anonymous said...

I ran into a drunk guy peeing in our stairway once.

Anonymous said...

I know it's off-topic, but does anybody know what the tenant's rights are when it comes to the "thoroughness" of these damned inspections they are forcing upon us? Are the allowed to look in closets and cupboards?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Go ahead and post all the photos.<<

The other photo (there are only two at the moment) is just a closer view of the crap. I don't want to gross myself or others out too much!

Atomic Man said...

Oughta print out a bunch of copies and hand them out in front of the leasing office.

Every person who shits on the floor, and doesn't pick up afterwards, makes all us responsible poopers look bad!

Anonymous said...

These cretinous grifters even make TS look good - and we all know they were incapable of running a residential property.

Anonymous said...

I think I know who the "professors" are at CompAss Cock University: every NYCHA manager who was ever fired for incompetence and corruption.

Anonymous said...

There are security cameras (that we are paying a massive MCI for) just feet away from the storage area. Surely Public Safety must have seen something! Well, if they are actually watching the screens, that is. I believe that we were well and truly ripped off with that MCI because Public Safety does not monitor those cameras. Nobody does. After something has happened they may review the footage, but if they were really being vigilant, they would see what goes on in the lobbies and adjacent areas. Surely, they must have footage of some shitass leaving that area after making that mess? What's the betting it was some drunken student? We have really sunk to the bottom of the sewer since it became a dorm. Probably illegally turned into a dorm, if the truth were known.

If I ever see anyone doing something like what is depicted above, I will video it with my phone and it will go viral on YouTube. That is a promise. Not a goddam thing they can do to stop me.

Anonymous said...

Is one of these overworked, underpaid porters supposed to clean this up? I'm surprised they don't all walk off the job.

Anonymous said...

"The other photo (there are only two at the moment) is just a closer view of the crap. I don't want to gross myself or others out too much!"

Post them on Yelp, STR. Let people see what this place really is like. We know that it bears absolutely no resemblance whatsoever to the fictitious, photoshopped crap that they put on the "official" website.

Atomic Man said...

"Are the allowed to look in closets and cupboards?"

I don't know If they are legally "allowed" to search closets, but I know of one neighbor of mine who told the inspector that she was uncomfortable with that, and did not give her permission, and that was the end of that.

The fact that they ask first would lead me to believe it's voluntary, though they probably try to give the impression it's not.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Atomic Man. I plan on videoing the whole inspection and if I see the "inspector" going to open a closet door I will threaten to report it to the NYPD. If he goes ahead and looks into my closets, I will go to the 13th Pct and swear out a complaint. There has to be boundaries to the intrusions they get away with. I heard of one tenant who said they looked into her linen closet. It's like living under the fucking Nazis if they can get away with that.

Anonymous said...

STR you do this community a great service getting the truth told. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Just going on record here that it's now been almost 2 years since we initiated overcharges for our MR apartment. We have called, written, physical showed up at DHCR and our paperwork is pending. Pending. 2 years. Really ny?

Anonymous said...

They certainly are not allowed to open closets during the inspection. Even the cops have to have search warrants to look into people's closets and these creepy crawlers have no standing that's even close to what the cops have. CR is skating on very thin ice with these "inspections" which are really a thinly veiled form of tenant harassment. Have a friend or family member present, if possible, and watch the inspector like a hawk!

Anonymous said...

I am the person who sent in the photos. I'd rather not "out" my building by posting the address, but let's just say it's in the northern half of the ST complex near 20th St. The mess has been sitting in my laundry room for over two weeks now. There are flies swarming on it. I do feel some responsibility to call this in to Resident Services, but I am friendly with the porters in my building and really detest the idea of these two overworked guys having to clean up this health hazard. I hold my breath while running with my laundry wagon from the lobby to the inner laundry room.

Stuy Town Reporter made a good judgment call in only posting one of the two shots I sent him (I have about 6, zoom-ins as well as panoramic shots to establish setting). Frankly, the close-ups are positively vile and really aren't necessary to understand how gross this is.

Did I mention that so many people have urinated in my stairwell that there are now large rust patches on some of the landings? Or that my M level smells like marijuana 24/7? Last week I drove home from work and got back to my garage in ST around 2:30 AM. I made the mistake of walking up the emergency exit stairs that leave you on top of a hill in front of Playground 5. I was greeted by 4 waterbugs on the stairs that looked like they were on some kind of growth hormone. Then, behind 655 East 14th St, in a grassy area where people like to let their dogs take care of their business, I saw a couple on a blanket engaging in an activity that is best performed indoors, in private (if you catch my drift).

I've lived here for over 20 years and have loved most of it, but lately the QOL issues in and around my building have become really difficult to deal with.

Anonymous said...

August 8, 2015 at 9:51 PM
Good for you for filing with dhcr! Also for calling them out on the delay. A delay must mean someone is trying to stall the truth getting to you and you are being overcharged most likely in a way that all MR are and they do not want that information to get out before the property is sold at their ridiculously deceitful price. The rent roll is a rigged house of cards.

anonymous said...

I received a phone message from Stuy Town recently requesting I schedule an inspection of my apartment due to a neighbor's pest control problem. I already knew of the situation because I fortuitously happened to see the neighbor the day before, who told me they were undergoing "major fumigation." It did not surprise me because I'd been in that apartment and had personally seen the filthy condition of it.

When I called Stuy Town back, I said I knew which apartment they were talking about. They were surprised, but quickly assured me it wasn't bed bugs, but roaches. They asked me if I had seen any roaches in my apartment. I said no, thank God, but that was probably because the roaches were happily living downstairs. I asked them when the fumigation was scheduled and they replied it wouldn't be for another 3-4 weeks because they had to help the neighbors clean the apartment before they could fumigate. They further said they wanted to send the exterminator to my apartment as a preventative measure, but since I had not seen any roaches in my apartment they would only put down some traps. I said I didn't have much faith in those things and asked if they could spray instead. They replied that it was against the law to spray if I didn't have an active infestation. I said I didn't give a damn about the friggin' law, I was not putting up with roaches. They replied that they could schedule a second exterminator appointment to spray around the same time as the fumigation was scheduled for downstairs. I booked both appointments.

The next day, the exterminators showed up at my apartment. But instead of putting down traps as I was told they would, they DID spray. Fine by me! I kept my mouth shut and I'm keeping the second appointment just in case.

The point of all this is just to show that when it comes to management, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Wish me luck!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just going on record here that it's now been almost 2 years since we initiated overcharges for our MR apartment. We have called, written, physical showed up at DHCR and our paperwork is pending. Pending. 2 years. Really ny?

August 8, 2015 at 9:51 PM

That makes me angry. Instead of stopping the hedge fund from stealing from hard working citizens every GD month the city and state agencies are helping them rob us 12 times a year for their pathetic ill-motivated real estate deal!

Anonymous said...

Thank you fellow tenants for posting your personal QOL stories without outing yourselves.
Thank you STR for giving tenants a safe forum to reveal the truths of Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I do feel some responsibility to call this in to Resident Services, but I am friendly with the porters in my building and really detest the idea of these two overworked guys having to clean up this health hazard.<<

At this point, I think it'd be good to give RS a call. But my dream is having Robbie Speyer, or some higher up from CW, come over and clean up the mess himself.

And thanks for alerting me (and our readers) to this.

Anonymous said...

Us too. Rust stains on landings from the teens and twenty somethings who pee in the stairways.

We told management several times and they do nothing.

Even property managers said management will not do anything about it.

Maybe we will start complaining to 311 and the health department.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The point of all this is just to show that when it comes to management, the left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Wish me luck!<<

Good luck, then!

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you for the information on management;s left and right hands and good luck!

Anonymous said...

I read the blog posts from last year and it strikes me as odd that not once did Dan, or any of the politicians speak to the community of constituents to correct any of the things said in the comments.

They ignored constituents concerns. Or as some comments say, they were vindictive against constituents speaking of displeasure. I doubt the REBNY would get the same response if they ever had a moment of displeasure from the politicians.

Anonymous said...

PCVillage resident and have seen more than one person pee in our hallway. Plus one in the elevator. There's only one bathroom in most of the apartments that are shared - one bedrooms split to two and after the beer parties they end up peeeing on themselves and our hall.

Anonymous said...

I would suggest sending the photographs (all of them) of the human excrement directly to Andrew MacArthor, David Sorise and Brian Moriarty. Leaving that mess there is a health hazard to everybody who goes near it. Some elderly person or someone with a compromised immune system (someone battling cancer or some other debilitating disease) could become sick from the airborne bacteria. You really need to report and report and report incidences of defecation and urination in the building because there is really danger to health when these messes go uncleaned and disinfected. Thank you.

ps You are not helping by not "outing" your building. In the unlikely event Management reads this blog, even they can't do anything about it if they don't know where it is.

Anonymous said...

2:39 AM: If the porters are aware of this excrement and are ignoring it, shame on them. As gross as it is, they need to clean it. Please contact the Public Health Department by calling 311. You can do it anonymously.

Anonymous said...

@8:16 and the next hedge fund that buys the place and continues the robbery will thank the naysayers for not getting behind a tenant led bid...

Hippo said...

Why the shock and surprise at the excrement in the Storage Room?
Seems like "The Defecator" was Stuyvesant Town Citizen of the Year.
At least he did his business by the storage bins.
Innumerable times I have seen dog shit and pee in the elevators.
I have seen college bros pee in the stairwell and, in fact, once saw a drunk 20-something squatting down and taking a dump in the stairwell.
Plastered though he was, he was still able to sheepishly look up at me and say, "Hey, when ya' gotta go, ya' gotta go."
Who can argue with logic like that?!

Anonymous said...

Our stairway in ST has frat pee rust stains on almost every landing too.

Anonymous said...

Whether or not they out their building does not really matter. Every building I visit has pee in the stairways. The entire campus is in need of better maintenance and upkeep.

Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town operations is so badly managed it is below health code.

Anonymous said...

This place is gross. Can we post this literal shit on yelp? what a bunch of losers living here.

Anonymous said...

Name one politician who can help this community without outing themselves on their involvement. Health code violations DOB violations DHCR violations Leasing violations Labor rights violations Tenant Harassment
PCVST gets only blind eyes and deaf ears from every one of them.
Keep posting the photos!
Shame on all of them.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>This place is gross. Can we post this literal shit on yelp?<<

Yes, you can. Whether it will stay posted is another thing.

Some photos of problem conditions have made it, though.

First, go to:

http://www.yelp.com/biz/peter-cooper-village-stuyvesant-town-new-york

Then: Near the top right you will see a link to "Add Photo"...

Then: Just upload your photo. You can make a brief comment, too.

Not sure if you have to be a member of Yelp to post a photo.

Anonymous said...

I agree with you 100% 3:34 PM. I wish that Preet Bharara would start taking a very close look at the politicians who are involved in this coverup. Garodnick's law firm buddies should be very closely looked at.

Anonymous said...

I think that Management (and the pols) and TA think that if they ignore us we will just go away. We have to make sure to prove them wrong. More photographs, complaints to the Health Department and petitioning of the US Attorney may well make a dent in their arrogance.

Hippo, too bad you didn't photograph the slob you found pooping in the stairwell and send his photograph to Management and his School. Maybe it could even have been posted on STR (with the necessary pixels, of course).

Anonymous said...

Sad.
A Tenant bid is not the answer. It was not the answer the first time around nor is it the answer at this $4.7 billion time around. It isn't even a tenant bid. It is a Brookfield acquisition masquerading as a tenant bid.

Tommyboyardee said...

It is truly horrible of the event on the walls of a storage unit. I know it's disgusting and deplorable however not to do anything about reeks of "it's not my job" . If you are on your way to do some laundry toss some bleach on it, it's got to be better than holding your nose. Tell the building porter, if they to get a Hazmat team to it, so be it. It is after all "Luxury Apt.s"

Anonymous said...

Storage Deluxe must not be pleased. Storage Deluxe are nice people. They do not deserve this. Why would any vendor be affiliated with this place while it is under Campus Rock?

Anonymous said...

The fire escape stairways in our building are pee stained to. It is gross.

Anonymous said...

Off topic but hypocritical Cuomo again fights hard and selectively takes a firm position as he is capable of doing, only when it benefits him and his wealthy friends again.

FEMA gives the people loans after Hurricane Sandy, and not grants.
Our landlord declares "act of god" so not accountable for any of our losses and gives a tiny abatement for loss of services attached to a Knapp legal clause.
But Cuomo insists the MTA get federal grants not loans for hurricane sandy hit tunnels while not going to bat for grants for his constituents.

On this one I am on the side of the Feds. If Cuomo wants grants for his tunnel he should have set precedent and gotten grants and not loans for his constituents and gone to bat as hard for NYC renting constituent's losses too.

Where was your hard stance for us Andy?

Anonymous said...

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/08/8573772/cuomo-no-reason-meet-feds-about-cross-hudson-tunnel#

Link goes to above Andy Cuomo comment I just posted.

Anonymous said...

Please please please send photos to Health Department and report it. Oh, have they also been bought by the politicians like DHCR ?

Anonymous said...

Human Waste. That shit schmear reflects the stain CompassRock is leaving on this property and community.

Anonymous said...

On December 30, 2012 PCVST Owner LP gave the DOB $30,000 through George Arzt Lobby Firm then in 2013 began work surveying and drilling the bunker site while Garodnick and TA played ignorant, unaware and surprised. Bribe? Illegal bribe? Legal Bribe?

Anonymous said...

http://www.theguardian.com/cities/2015/aug/07/fighting-the-fatbergs-how-cities-are-waging-war-on-clogged-sewers

Everyone who was with us in our talks on the waste plant next to PCV read this!

Anonymous said...

Please please please send photos to Health Department and report it. Oh, have they also been bought by the politicians like DHCR ?

August 10, 2015 at 6:55 AM


The reach of those covering up for CompassRock / Brookfield is far and wide. But still get the report on record at the Health Department along with photos of the pee rust stained stairways with building numbers.


Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of (DOHMH)
Commissioner Mary Travis Bassett, MD, MPH
125 Worth St, New York, NY 10013

Anonymous said...

Maybe send these photographs to the NYT, attention Charles Bagli.

Anonymous said...

"I am the person who sent in the photos. I'd rather not "out" my building by posting the address, but let's just say it's in the northern half of the ST complex near 20th St. The mess has been sitting in my laundry room for over two weeks now. There are flies swarming on it. I do feel some responsibility to call this in to Resident Services, but I am friendly with the porters in my building and really detest the idea of these two overworked guys having to clean up this health hazard. I hold my breath while running with my laundry wagon from the lobby to the inner laundry room."

Doing nothing, well, does nothing for the situation. Yes, we all want to know what's going on, but posting the info where it's unlikely CW or a city agency will read it will not get action. Absolutely report it to the city--call 311 or file a complaint online. My further choice would be to bag some of the offending material and deliver it to the management office with a documenting photo. Address the envelope to your property manager or Andrew MacArthur or David Sorise. As for the porters, unfortunately, it's their responsibility to clean up disgusting messes, especially when it's a health hazard. They should be complaining to their union rep, who should complain to management about the intolerable situation. There's more than one way to put pressure on CW.

Anonymous said...

The entrances, especially PC basements are constantly peed on by dogs and humans. They get no sunlight, pool up as there is little to no drainage and stinks to the heavens and above. No porter cleans them.

On another note: Anyone notice the women doing laundry as a business and using up all the machines? I.SEE.THIS MORE AND MORE. what to do , what to do.

Anonymous said...

Tommyboyardee, you are so right. They need to clean the place, even if it means a hazmat team. They will need more than that if somebody comes down with an e-coli infection after breathing in the stuff that comes of dried feces and gets into the air. To say that this place is getting like NYCHA is an insult to NYCHA.

Personally, I never go near the recycling or laundry areas. I do my laundry offsite and all my trash goes down the chute. I am grossed out by the vermin and flies in the recycling rooms. Compass Rock should be closed down for masquerading as a property manager. They couldn't manage a public restroom.

Anonymous said...

"On another note: Anyone notice the women doing laundry as a business and using up all the machines? I.SEE.THIS MORE AND MORE. what to do , what to do."

Report this to Public Safety and to Management. That is strictly against the rules.

As for the piss and shit all over the place, call 311.

How come we never hear a word from the Tenants Association about all of these violations? Does the TA actually EXIST any more?

Anonymous said...

I think that T&V should be informed about the people running a business out of the laundry rooms and they should be informed about the filthy, insanitary behavior going on here. Send Sabina some photographs.

Anonymous said...

Call and email the property managers (and cc Andrew MacArthur) whenever you see shit and piss and see people using the laundry rooms inappropriately. Running a laundry business is illegal on this property. Shitting and pissing on the property is also illegal.

Anonymous said...

11:52 AM: If the women doing laundry as a business refuse to cease and desist, take photographs of them and send to management and PS.

Anonymous said...

When you see someone using our laundry rooms to run a business threaten to call the cops because you have to have a license to
run a business. Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Workers in apartment above us pouring paint down drains of tub and sinks. It's now in my apartment underneath.

Anonymous said...

This is the subject of "The Call" on NY1 tonight. I wish we could extend this topic to Stuyvesant Town:

"Do you think the quality of life is going down in New York City? The Sergeants
Benevolent Association is launching its own initiative to combat quality-of-life
offenses. In a memo to its members, union president Ed Mullins urged off-duty
officers to take pictures of “the homeless lying in our streets, aggressive
panhandlers, people urinating in public or engaging in open-air drug activity.”
The photos will be posted online on the SBA’s Flickr page, which already has
dozens of pictures uploaded.

The union says it is doing the campaign to hold
the Mayor and City Council accountable, as they weigh nine bills to more closely
regulate the police. Today, Mayor de Blasio said the NYPD will continue to
enforce quality-of-life crimes, but that there is no law against being homeless.
He said, “There is no law against sitting on a park bench… standing next to
storefront and asking for spare change. But there sure as hell is a law against
a lot of quality-of-life abuses that bother a lot of us in this City. We are
going to enforce those laws stringently.”

This comes on the heels of a recent
poll that found that 65 percent of New Yorkers say their quality of life is
fair, poor or very poor. Mayor de Blasio unveiled a plan last week to help New
Yorkers with mental illnesses who are violent, especially the homeless. And
Police Commissioner Bratton plans to train up to 10,000 officers on how to deal
with the homeless, as well. What do you say?

What’s your reaction to the
SBA’s call for officers to document quality-of-life offenses? Do you perceive a
decline in the City’s well-being? Do you welcome the de Blasio administration’s
efforts to help people who are mentally ill or homeless? Is the Broken Window
policing theory of going after small crimes to prevent larger ones
working?

Reply to this e-mail with your thoughts, along with your first name
and neighborhood. Then join NY1's Dean Meminger tonight at 9:00 to hear the
opinions of your fellow New Yorkers. Sergeants Benevolent Association President
Ed Mullins will be our guest.

Did you vote today?
http://ny1ne.ws/b5ibUX

Follow us on Twitter:
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Anonymous said...

Painters are dumping paint into the toilets, sinks and bathtubs. Called 311. Told ST were reporting this - property manager and office and both said, 'do what you have to do. 311 doesn't care either'. Yes, Exact words.

Anonymous said...

"Maybe send these photographs to the NYT, attention Charles Bagli."

PCVST infrastructure and QOL degradation taking place for 8 years since Speyer's assault (now just the 1st wave) is well documented. We need Bagli to follow up on his Times reporting and fact-filled book deploying the same wide range societal, economic and historical perspective/analysis exhibited in his previous writing.

Will another Wall Street/REBNY predator realize Speyer's dream come true? Bagli should scrutinize the Garodnick-TA-Brookfield-Paul Weiss-Moelis scam disenfranchising PCVST tenants out of their opportunity buy, own and self govern PCVST, both as an owner's association without an unnecessary partner (certainly not a major REBNY predator investing $25 million supporting and cheerleading Speyer's scorched earth business plan) and as individual unit owners. When did REBNY flip Garodnick? When did Garodnick flip the TA? It's amazing how today's journalists unquestioningly accept spoon-fed spin from politicians and lobbyists.

Anonymous said...

"Painters are dumping paint into the toilets, sinks and bathtubs. Called 311. Told ST were reporting this - property manager and office and both said, 'do what you have to do. 311 doesn't care either'. Yes, Exact words."


Contact the Mayor's office, as well as Mark-Viverito and the Public Advocate, Letitia James. They are supposed to care about the environment and health issues (though "supposed to" doesn't necessarily mean they do) and let them know what a reckless, irresponsible, scofflaw landlord CR is. The "property managers" here are absolute bottom-of-the-barrel dregs. I don't know where they got them from, but I do know that they are unprofessional, lowlifes and shouldn't be property managers. If they applied for jobs managing Wendy's they would be laughed out of the place.

Anonymous said...

6:49 PM: If someone dropped a lighted match or cigaret down the can or sink and the paint went up in flames, then the property managers (useless dropouts) and the City would care. Maybe you should notify the FDNY and the EPA.

Anonymous said...

6:49 pm: dumping paint down the drains is highly illegal and highly dangerous. If the cretin who told you they didn't care is a property manager, then I hope you got his/her name. That is like pouring gasoline down the drain! What the hell kind of morons are running this place? They must be trying for a major fire in order to collect insurance or simply demolis the place. Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone on know the property managers phone numbers and buildings covered? We need a list. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

thank you str for all you coverage and thank you commenters for all your coverage in getting the truth told.

Tommyboy said...

Question about storage units, obviously the renters have to have access to their units, are there set times, do they have a pass key for entry? What's to keep them from the rest of the building. Why would this not be a security issue.

Anonymous said...

Storage units are in the basement next to laundry rooms with same access keys. It is not a security issue because only key holders have access and only tenants get keys and cameras are in lobbies at the entries to storage unit and laundry rooms.

Anonymous said...

No security. I rented one last year in another building i do not live in. St Pcv adds to your keycard access.

Anonymous said...

What on earth do you mean - ST has been dumping paint down tubs and drains for eons.

Anonymous said...

"Does anyone on know the property managers phone numbers and buildings covered? We need a list. Thank you."

TS in the past and now CR, have always been very cryptic as far as providing this information on line. However by calling the service line or stopping by the First Ave “Bunker” office, they will give out the name of the PM who is “responsible” for your building. You will get a phone number and their email. You will never get a live response via the phone, only VM. As has already been posted in this thread, the PMs are corrupt and useless; the only way to get anything resolved (sometimes) is to go directly to Legal with your own counsel. The deeply adversarial tenant relationship with CR has been the normal for quite some time now. And the truly shocking thing is that the HaberSHAM is still an active CR employee, she would have been fired a long time ago by any company concerned with customer service. But we all know what CR thinks of customer service.

Anonymous said...

ewww
Those storage units are not air tight. That crap and bacteria from it and whatever else is seeping into the unit and multiplying and stinking up everything inside.

anonymous said...

Regarding Golub notices per the recent TA email: a number of years ago I had the unsettling experience of proving I was living in the only apartment I've EVER lived in. Among other things and due to the simple fact that I own property in another state, the Golub notice I received claimed I had a voting record there (not hardly) and a driver's license there (I don't drive). Without the assistance of a lawyer, it still took 60+ pages of W2s and other proof before they were convinced enough to renew my lease. Funny thing is, all they really had to do was call the phone number they have on record for my employer. It hardly stands to reason I would commute 1,000 miles twice a day just to live in this place.

Anonymous said...

Do we have cooling towers here? All we need is an outbreak of Legionaires Disease!

Anonymous said...

6:33PM: Of course they could have called your employer and resolved the issue immediately, but you have to realize that vermin like TS and CR (both in the person of Fred Knapp) don't want to do that. They want to harass and browbeat and intimidate you (especially if you are elderly and alone) into giving up your apartment. These are not stupid people; they are evil, heartless vile vermin. They don't think and function like normal decent human beings. Their parents must have lacked the decency gene and, therefore, were unable to pass it on.

Don't ever be so foolish as to believe you are dealing with normal human beings when dealing with the likes of TS and CR.

Anonymous said...

Off Thread Topic

If BDB supported Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village constituents as he promised while campaigning or kept any of his campaign promises then the full force of NYC would support him in his fights today with Albany. Flanagan and Cuomo using The Post to damn our NYC Mayor is appalling. Flanagan's latest demands on hearings and reforms in our school systems, blaming BDB, are hypocritical.

Albany clean your own house
GO REFORM YOURSELF!

Flanagan's Long Island is a corrupt mess, worse than Albany.

Still BDB chose flat out wrong when he cozied up to Speyer Brookfield the REBNY, over Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town constituents, and let Langone Fortress commercial development push through the City Administration.

The REBNY double crossed you in Albany on your Affordable Housing Plan .

Would love to support you buddy, but you should have supported us.

Anonymous said...

Joke:
Who is promoting their affordable housing / anti predatory equity / bad landlord list while his own community rent roll increased by 100 million dollars without a peep of opposition from him?

Anonymous said...

PCVST rent roll increases were not opposed or even at least reported on their website by the TA either. Tenants knew it was happening and Marsh / Steinberg ignored it or allowed it or both.

Why not get the word out? Warnings to tenants to watch out for illegal rent charges on a rent roll increasing at impossible hyperspeed?

Tommyboy said...

So as explained? Only tenants can rent the storage units. I don't this is 100% true.
This blog has documented numerous times that security cameras do not work (check this thread)
Why would you rent a storage unit not in your own building?

Anonymous said...

What is astonishing is the tenants who want to buy their apartments with Brookfield are allowing REBNY and NYU to do things that only increase the purchase price.

Dorm churning, illegal commercializing open space, all that increases purchase price. RS and MR should be on the same side keeping the price down to keep it affordable for tenants to buy and to keep RS in their homes.

Why can't the potential apartment buyers see they are screwing themselves?????

Anonymous said...

YUP Town & Village coverage of the fire is the same as their coverage of the crane collapse a year ago at the bunker, covering up for Compassrock.

Anyone know the truth about which apartment the fire happened?

Anonymous said...

Nice porters? Not really. When we asked the plumber - whatever he's called why our bathroom clogs every week and they won't fix the pipes he said, they don't have enough money with the (me) low rents older tenants pay here - i'm older with a Non renovated. Not ok.

Anonymous said...

DeB is a one-term mayor who was never fit for the job in the first place. Only the disgust and loathing engendered by Bloomberg.made people vote for him.

Apart from his PreK obsession, he hasn't kept any of his campaign promises. He came here, met with Slimy Dan and the head of the wannabe owners association, gave them the wink and the nod and walked away, never to return. If he ever returns to ST it will be campaign for reelection and I hope every tenant will join me in giving him the Bronx Cheer.

Anonymous said...

Brian Moriarity referred reporters to FDNY spokesperson on any questions on the fire. Cover up
Why would FDNY field questions on a private property? If it is a city property, maybe.
Cover up
Do you think the FDNY knows about the illegal walls and rooms too? Taxpayers pay for FDNY for safety not for covering up for RE. FDNY just lost all credibility on safety inspections. FDNY works for RE. Speaks for RE. Parties with RE.

Anonymous said...

Anon 8/9 2:39 AM here (the original photographer of the mess). This afternoon I reported the issue to Storage Deluxe, since it's physically on one of their units. They told me they would let maintenance know about the problem. To be continued.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone else seen the drone flying around here? Is that legal?

Anonymous said...

There you have it. The fix is in. The fix was always in favoring RE Speyer REBNY. Capalino lobbyists supported developing the open space in PCVST too and the construction bunker here too (and so did de Blasio). Those poor tenants who opposed it must have gotten clobbered by the greedy tenant-hating development-loving city machine. We lived in Cobble Hill before the greedy condo tower plague. What a shame it was a beautiful neighborhood.



For rezoning push, LICH developer hires firms with de Blasio ties

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2015/08/8574037/rezoning-push-lich-developer-hires-firms-de-blasio-ties#

Anonymous said...

9 09 pm? Um, because you can't get one in your building. They're all full and a waiting list Do you folks understand there are lines waiting for apartments here.

Anonymous said...

That de Blasio cannoli meeting at Dan's was weird. Obviously staged with the silly sit in circle book holding photo. What exactly were tenants supposed to get from it? To back Dan because the Mayor does? If anything the Mayor lost credibility meeting with the wannabe owners association and their puppetmaster Dan.

Anonymous said...

8:21. LOL and what do you want us to do about the illegal charges? ITs not like anyone is helping us. YOUD O KNOW HUNDREDS OF US HAVE FILED OVERCHARGES AND IT'S YEARS, YEARS NOW. NOTHING AND NO ONE CARES. CHARGES REMAIN.

Anonymous said...

Dan's funded Stabilize NY group doesn't mention the mass eviction predatory equity hedge fund land lord that devastated his own community.

Anonymous said...

Letitia James is just fine with what Fortress, NYU and Brookfield are doing to this community too. PCVST is not on her worst landlord list either. Biggest mass eviction of over 5000 apartments, 5000 families gone and the Public Advocate is just fine with it.

Anonymous said...

"Nice porters? Not really. When we asked the plumber - whatever he's called why our bathroom clogs every week and they won't fix the pipes he said, they don't have enough money with the (me) low rents older tenants pay here - i'm older with a Non renovated. Not ok."

Really? A plumber (I don't think a porter) said that? My rejoinder to him would have been "They pay idiots like you too much is why they don't have enough money for important things."

I doubt a porter would have said that. Some porters are better than others, but they all know that it is the longterm tenants who give the generous tips during the holiday season and tap them for off-the-books jobs rather than pay Oval Up-Your-Ass for moving furniture, etc. I wonder how well the market rate/new stabilizers tip? And the students? Big tippers for sure!

That said, I am totally sick and tired of this attitude toward the older tenants and to the middle-class in general. It smacks of the old Jim Crow attitude of the brain-dead Deep South. Those Dem incumbents should not take us for granted because this ole gal is gonna vote Repub next time. Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. Probably won't make a difference to the discrimination against the middle-class and older people, but at least it will be a different bunch who are fucking us if the Repubs get in.

Anonymous said...

6:32 PM. DeB is a one-term mayor and he and his bunch of riff-raff City Council will be out after the next election. They are worse than Bloomberg and Quinn because they are such liars. At least we knew Bloomberg and Quinn were corrupt bastards!

Anonymous said...

The people who are renting here now are the very people who, back in their Flyoverlandia homes, have dirty mattresses, rusty cars and chained-up junkyard dogs in their front yards. New York City is NOT the place for them. Probably, the "person" who took a dump up the side of the storage locker is used to walking to an outhouse to answer the call of nature and mistook the storage locker for an "in use" outhouse and just couldn't wait.

Also, did anyone see the TA and STPCV Tenants facebook pages with their photos of Garodnick trying to look serious and angry about landlord harassment? LOL!

Anonymous said...

What a shit show.
Is it still a secret who the shell company PCVST Owner LP is or is Albany still hiding that and the new shell company too? Any politicians or Paul Weiss or Moelis names hidden behind these uninvestigated shell companies?

Atomic Man said...

Apart from his PreK obsession, he hasn't kept any of his campaign promises.

He appointed a tenant-friendly RGB board that passed historically low rent increases. He also worked hard to overthrow the Republican majority in the State Senate, but got zero support from our governor, despite campaign promises that he'd do so...

Not saying the guy is wonderful, but if your lease is up for renewal this year, you'll have something to be pleased about for the first time in decades as you check off the 0% box.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yes, de Blasio has accomplished a couple of worthy things, but he has also squandered his popularity pretty fast. He's definitely a one-term mayor now. I'm not looking forward to the person who replaces him.

Anonymous said...

Each building has 100 apartments. Two buildings share a bacement and laundry room so that is 200 apartments. OUr basement has maybe 20 to 30 storage units for 200 apartments. That is why tenants have storage units in other buildings. It is kind of obvious.

Anonymous said...

Check of the 0% box + the a/c charges + MCI. Not so great.

Anonymous said...

It's not Jim Crow at all. But the porters and staff do have an attitude towards older lower paying tenants. The newer tenants claim they have no money left over for tipping. Such is life here now. I'm out of here in 3 years - 66 and over it.

Anonymous said...

He will be one term because he turned his back on the people to play the game. The dem convention 100 wealthiest, ratner barclays center brooklyn evictions, even abandoning us, all contribute to his self caused ousting.

Another dem would be same, or even worse (Stringer would be worse and if you can imagine the horror a Stringer as mayor with a Garodnick on the purse strings replacing Stringer would be a dark period in NYC history)

We are voting republican across the board too. Mayor, Council, Senator, AG, Gov, Congress

At least that way we know what they will do and can prepare to defend.

Anonymous said...

So....just walked out of my apt on 20th and 1st.
Right there - like right in front, a guy peeing. His thing completely out.
I said are you f'ing kidding me? He then acts like I am crazy for suggesting this was outrageous.
He then walked away down 1st.
I didn't let security know.

Anonymous said...

The plan to have NYU Langone Medical Center swoop in and save PCVST 20% affordable is a bust now that everyone knows they are in on getting rid of 80% with dorm churning. What are ya going to do now?

Anonymous said...

How will you spin the PR con now?

Anonymous said...

I wonder if Slimy Garodnick and Fish-face Stringer are working on a deal as to which one will run for mayor. I can't get over the deal they struck that had Garodnick stepping aside to let Stringer run for Comptroller (I voted for Spitzer). There had to have been a quid quo,pro for that one.

Anonymous said...

Crap from compassrock, crap from Garodnick spin, crap on storage units, crap in stairways.

Anonymous said...

You are right Atomic Man, I had overlooked those things. I can't forgive him, though, for coming here and meeting with Garodnick and Marsh and then walking away and washing his hands of us. I think that Garodnick and Marsh must have explained the Master Plan (Brookfield/Paul Weiss/Moelis) and either cut him in in some way or forged some agreement that he wouldn't interfere. He totally wrote Stuyvesant Town and PCV off at that point. For THAT I will never vote for him again and would vote for ANYBODY but Garodnick!

Anonymous said...

Dan already lost our votes now Letitia James too.
In 3 years the rent roll increases $100million up 50% an unheard of increase in a community with deep generations of roots and the public advocate thinks all is grand in Peter Cooper Village ST.

Anonymous said...

"Nice porters? Not really. When we asked the plumber - whatever he's called why our bathroom clogs every week and they won't fix the pipes he said, they don't have enough money with the (me) low rents older tenants pay here - i'm older with a Non renovated. Not ok."

That "plumber" must have been off his rocker. The constant clogs are caused by old drain pipes and the fact that so many people are crowded into the apartments these days. I'm sure there were plumbing problems back in the days when normal family units were occupying the apartments, but now we have so many students who tend to be a hairy bunch of people (no offense meant here) as long hair in girls and guys is the fashion of the day, it's not surprising that we have constant clogs.

I am always finding long hair in my laundry and I am a bald guy, living alone! If it gets into the washers and dryers, it's bound to get into the drains!

Anonymous said...

Victoria has a well written comment on the rent crimes in NYC in Town and Village.
Shame on the lawmakers for creating this disaster.

Anonymous said...

The guys at Storage Deluxe are very nice, they deserve better than how CWCR treats their storage units with garbage, bacteria and filth piled against the units. Now this.

Anonymous said...

I wish De Blasio didn't blow it. What a shame.

Anonymous said...

When you stop to think about it the only ones who do not know the details of the so called "tenant bid" is tenants. Can we stop calling it by that fake name now that we know it is not a tenant bid. The Fannie Freddie 3 billion was never going to tenants to purchase their apartments. It is a Brookfield or Fortress / NYU Langone bid.

Saw the ugly bunker too last night. I bet those living in that building just love those bright lights keeping them up all night. They couldn't come up with a better way to light the alley walkway trap than that blinding light on the corner of that 18th street building?

Anonymous said...

Thankless malcontents who criticizes deblasio deserve another Bloomberg.

Anonymous said...

REBNY gets laws and people get committees coalitions. Now the council is passing a too few too little too late bills to curb landlords in some areas but still no real laws and no law enforcement. How about real laws for their lawlessness. Thanks for the posting on Victoria's T&V comment. Lawmakers and enforcers are not doing their job. Time for ALL new politicians.

Anonymous said...

7:26 PM What is the difference? Until Cuomo gets out of De Blasio's way, he can't do anything different than Bloomberg who shares the RE Oligarch agenda with Cuomo.

Anonymous said...

9:44 am - you should have let Security know. They should have a record of it on their cameras. Public urination and indecent exposure are still against the law . Don't give these filthy losers a pass by not reporting it.

Anonymous said...

Why would the porters have an attitude toward the long term tenants? We're not the ones who crap up the buildings and recycling rooms and give them more work to do and we are the ones who tip them.

Anonymous said...

Cuomo and Garodnick are Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town's problem, not Mayor De Blasio. REBNY owns Garodnick Cuomo Schumer

Anonymous said...

Instead of commenting on Victoria's article, WHY NOT POST IT? hmmmm

Anonymous said...

I READ VICTORIAS ARTICLE COMMENT AND IT IS AS GOOD AS THE COMMENTER SAYS. IT IS ALSO PROBABLY TOO MANY CHARACTERS TO POST HERE.

Anonymous said...

Did Marsh or Steinberg ever tell tenants why they hired REBNY to negotiate a tenant bid?

Anonymous said...

Victoria's comment is under a letter to the editor article on homelessness. I don't know if anyone can copy it or republish it is that even legal?

Anonymous said...

The secret is out. The plan is a fail. Not news to communities who knew all along. The numbers, the housing, the population census, nothing coincides. Of course it gets an F

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2015/08/14/de-blasio-plays-down-zoning-rules-affordable-housing-impact/

Anonymous said...

A little off topic but relevant to us

Flanagan and Cuomo are setting up De Blasio to fail. Results cannot be achieved in one year. It is a typcial common corporate trick when trying to undermine and discredit someone who doesn't share the agenda = this time being the REBNY agenda that includes Flanagan and Cuomo on its payroll.


"The posturing by Cuomo, Flanagan, and others begs questions: How much improvement can possibly be seen in one year? And exactly what kind of data points would demonstrate it?"

http://www.gothamgazette.com/index.php/government/5847-what-is-flanagan-looking-for-from-de-blasio-on-mayoral-control

Come on Mr Mayor play hardball. They threw you a curve ball. Hit it back to Albany by saving PCVST for the working class and undermine Cuomo's luxury one percenter NYC plans.

Anonymous said...

7 03 : I don't know but I see this too. They feel that we don't pay enough? Constantly see them more polite towards new tenants.not opposite.

Anonymous said...

Compassrock management employees tell the workers porters and service people to be nice and give better service to the higher rent apartments. It is so, the service worker told me today when I asked him. He said he was told to keep a watch on the older tenants in our building and report their comings and goings and to help the newer tenants with "whatever" they ask.

Anonymous said...

Good Lord just link it then. Victoria's comment.

Anonymous said...

@6:04 agreed, but to blame/criticize deblasio is to playi to the REs script.

Anonymous said...

2 more units in our building being fully renovated. Older tenants passed. In the past, the apartments are rented asap. Never empty for more than 2 weeks.

Anonymous said...

A Cuomocrat

He isn't just screwing NYC. Nassau County too.

http://thealbanyproject.com/andrew-cuomo-nassau-county-da/

Most politicians top priority is themselves filling coffers for their next office. Constituents count for nothing. Cuomo takes it to a whole other level. Taxpayers cannot have a DA because Cuomocrat made a dirty deal. Skelos too and we know how that turned out. Now Nassau County has a war room on the dirty dealings. Come on, hurry up. NY needs a new Governor.

http://www.wsj.com/articles/nassau-county-n-y-contracts-come-under-scrutiny-1439170574

Anonymous said...

OK our porter said management asks him about the long time tenants but never asks about the newer residents. He said the boss just wants to know if he has seen them and when was the last time he saw them and sometimes his boss tells him to ask questions but just of the long time residents.

Anonymous said...

Why is Scott Stringer slamming the Mayor? We will never ever ever ever vote for you Mr Stringer. Not for anything. Ever.
Now we are team De Blasio.....that is if he would rescind his Garodnick Brookfield support and back tenants in a Penn South co op conversion.

Atomic Man said...

To those who insist that BdB is a one-term mayor, I remind you of the the other "Angry White Male" revolt of 1994. Newt Gingrich and the Republicans took control of congress, stamped their feet, slashed funding for any and all social programs, and shut down the federal government when they didn't get their way. At that point, Clinton was deemed a one term president, for sure...

And I wonder if it's just a coincidence that, after the RGB verdict, the Post and the Observer (owned by Trump's son-in-law, who has acquired a large portfolio of rent stabilized - for now - East Village buildings) started shrieking about the "homeless explosion" that seems to have spontaneously appeared on NYC's streets this summer. It's that damn DiBlasio!

Atomic Man said...

Clogged Drains...

This has been a problem here forever... I can report that Drano Max Gel works really well. I use it whenever the drain starts getting slow, and haven't had to have a drain snaked in 10 years.

Does it harm pipes? Packaging says no, but you know, it's advertising... Since the goop will sit in your trap (the S shaped pipe under the drain), who cares, since traps are periodically replaced anyway. See the steel plate on the ceiling above your tub's drain? That's there to access your upstair neighbor's trap.

Anonymous said...

Not sure Cuomo is the one pulling the strings. I don't like the guy, he is definitely one of the worse Governors in the history of the country, but Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village was set on a bad course set to evict the working class by the REBNY Garodnick Stringer Kane Schneiderman.
Cuomo too and Langone, but they are bit players who stand to reap $$$$$$$ from the play put into action by long time alliance Kane Schneiderman Stringer Garodnick.

Anonymous said...

I'm a long-time tenant and have always found the porters to be extremely nice, polite, and helpful. No matter what management does or does not tell him how to treat us, I have only heard them complaining about the filthy, entitled jerks who live in the renovated apartments and who throw their beer bottles down the garbage chute, not caring if they injure the porters with broken glass and who maintain the filthiest apartments and have absolutely no shame about their shit, piss and vomit clogging the plumbing. They just demand it be fixed and don't even say thank you, let alone give a tip. Mostly it's the students who are filthy, but the other breed (adult, working types) have a very entitled attitude too.

The long term tenants take care of their apartments because they moved in here at a time when the landlord actually vetted prospective tenants and wouldn't net in riff raff. Carpets were an absolutely non-negotiable requirement and if you lived like a hillbilly (and not too many tenants did) you got kicked out.

Anonymous said...

Don't laugh, folks, but could it. be that there is actually a smidge of concern about the welfare of the old folks when management tells porters to keep an eye out for them?

Btw, I will bet anyone a milliion dollars that it wasn't one of the longtime tenants who deposited that shit in the photograph. I doubt very much that they are the ones using the stairs and halls as bathrooms, too.

Anonymous said...

Agree De Blasio is not behind the demise of this community but he is in a position now to stop it and is doing nothing. That being said when he does push back on Albany they slam him pretty hard and he is taking a lot of punches from Albany and the weak kick from Stringer that never lands but is thrown after Cuomo knocks De Blasio down.

Agree with 8:54 pm

Anonymous said...

Agree 10:43 many of the new MR are entitled hillbillies. An old timer who has since passed told me the new guys who moved in on our floor were unabashedly eyeing their furniture and gave them an uncomfortable feeling when one of them invited himself into their home. The older couple warned me to never trust them and sure enough they are the creepiest of nosy neighbors in the building.

Anonymous said...

"Don't laugh, folks, but could it. be that there is actually a smidge of concern about the welfare of the old folks when management tells porters to keep an eye out for them?"

HAHA! Sorry, but that's too funny not to laugh. It's almost as funny as CWC inspectors recording serial numbers on PCVST residents' refrigerators and air conditioners to ensure sufficient spare parts are available for them to provide efficient, quality service for residents in the future.

Jerry Speyer's family fled the Holocaust, yet his idiot son didn't hesitate launching a frivolous eviction war (financially supported by major REBNY predator and TA partner Brookfield) against scores of senior Greatest Generation WWII vets and widows in wheelchairs.

Do you really believe CWC doesn't share values with Speyer and Brookfield?

Anonymous said...

no smidgen of concern. that's a CR troll posting.

So the NY democrats are screwing the middle class eh? not voting deM this time. wtf would i.

Anonymous said...

I would tip the porters too if I had your rent. At 3945 and climbing, eh. No.

Anonymous said...

"I would tip the porters too if I had your rent. At 3945 and climbing, eh. No."

If you are paying $3,945 to live here then you are a fool. A fool and his money are soon parted. Your rent is not caused by the lower-rent tenants, btw. Your outrageous rent is because you are paying off Robby Speyer's debt. Guess you've taken over from Jerry to pay Robbie's allowance.

Anonymous said...

"no smidgen of concern. that's a CR troll posting."

No, it's not. I just was trying to see a good side to the situation. But there probably isn't one.

Anonymous said...

When I first saw the headline "it's not only dog crap ...." the first thing that popped into
my head was "What the hell is Rob Speyer doing lurking around the storage lockers!?"
Then I read on.

Anonymous said...

Very true! The illegal rent overcharges are to cover Robbie's debt! No one has the balls in this city to tell Robbie to pay his own debt so REBNY and Dan came up with a way for working class tenants to pay it or leave! This is all about paying Robbie's debt isn't it! PCVST is over valued so Robbie gets his debt paid off!

Anonymous said...

De Blasio sucks. He has already sent NYC back to the 1970's! He needs to go!

Anonymous said...

"De Blasio sucks. He has already sent NYC back to the 1970's! He needs to go!"

Wrong. De Blasio has not caused any of NYC's current problems in the short time he has been in office. There is a gang of weasels in City Government (led by Stringer and Garodnick) which has joined up with Andrew "Evil Eyes" Cuomo to push the perception that DeBlasio is responsible for the current so-called rise in crime, homelessness, etc. They want him gone because they have their own agenda. The crime and homelessness was just as bad, if not worse, than it is now under Herr Bloomberg. There is a lot of spin being done and it is successfully being done by the slimy councilman and comptroller and their allies, along with the nastiest and most corrupt governor we have ever had. DeB doesn't help by being so arrogant, but he has NOT taken NYC back to the 1970s, so don't drink the kool-aid!

Anonymous said...

Atomic Man 7.28 PM and Anony 2.55 PM:

Both comments spot on. De blasio also needs to be on time and stop with the perception of being out of touch (Park Slope gym, trips overseas, etc.-perception becomes reality). Funny, Blooomturd was never here on ANY weekend (Bermuda) yet the fucking REBNY NY Post had nothing to say about that. And fuck the REBNY NY Observer. Cuomo, Stringer and Garodnick-the three horrors.