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Management has two priorities: 1) Making sure money is made, hence upgrading and filling up apartments is their goal. "Amenities" are important in selling the place, though few residents use them. 2) If someone needs medical attention, Public Safety will be there, if alerted.

Quality of life issues are not that important, however. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." So you will see a lot that isn't taken care of properly, and complaints will be met with a creative excuse and a smile.

"Peace and quiet" must be a cruel joke, though this property is sold that way. There can be no peace and quiet as ALL apartments must be upgraded, which includes the installation of an AC unit below the window. Aside from the continual construction about the neighborhood, there is a new and noisy subway extension being built along East 14 st and the shut down of the L line. "Choosing" to live in NYC, now the newest mantra, is a fabrication when the talk is of ST and PCV, which was traditionally quiet, with no construction noise.

Though money was always important, it is now more important than ever. Money rules many things, as you will find.

At this point, 30 years into living here and seeing many things, I can state that Management and their reps are BS-ing us. I can't say that loudly enough: We are being BS-ed. I don't see any genuine change. Sorry.

Monday, September 28, 2015

And now the chess tables are gone


Work will also start on the other side of the Oval, where more chess tables exist.

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are CONSTANTLY ripping up this place with countless STUPID ideas. It never ends around here. Never any peace and quiet anymore. Nothing but nothing settles in around here anymore. I can't wait to see what the next stupid thing they build in its place. You here this management? "you have completely destroyed what once was a very nice place to live in." Maybe a new "puke" station for all of these students you rent to.

Anonymous said...

I know! A new luxury studio apartment built for one, will take its place.

Anonymous said...

And the beat goes on and on and on and on and on.................................

Anonymous said...

And where are Garodnick, Hoylman, Kavanaugh? And where, of course, is out abysmal failure of a Tenants Association?

Anonymous said...

September 28, 2015 at 2:11 PM They are weak and in fear of Cuomo's revenge vendettas. They are under his tight control. Some willingly some out of fear, all failing the people. It takes stronger political courage then incumbents possess. Time for new electeds.

Anonymous said...

Cuomo is notorious for revenge vendettas

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/andrew-cuomo-kerry-kennedy-article-1.2158106

Tommyboy said...

Management has confirmed that Chess Tables to be replaced by luxury checkerboards. Can't Wait!

Anonymous said...

Sandra Lee seems like a nice lady. What on earth is she doing with that POS?

Anonymous said...

The tenant's association has virtually vanished, no more general meetings. It appears that they have given up this place to become a hotel/dorm dump. That conversion talk was a bunch of bunk. Who would buy here?

Anonymous said...

Conversion? It already has taken place. From bad, to the worse it can EVER be around here.

Hippo said...

I am a chess player who is outraged by the actions of management in removing the tables. People of all ages would sit and play, or just converse and enjoy a sense of community. But, hey, that's gone. But what else would you expect from the ghouls who chopped down so many beautiful trees in the Oval. A pox on them and their greedy cohorts. Or, less elegantly stated, a ROYAL FU*K YOU.

Anonymous said...

Are they not going to replace the chess tables? Nasty bastards!

Anonymous said...

I rarely see people playing chess at those tables. What I did see was that same old guy with his feet up on it, thinking it was part of a lounge chair, day after day.

Pawn-to-King-Four said...

I am another chess player who is so disheartened by the removal of the tables.
Why? Why?
Management must truly be out of its mind. Is this the only project they can think of? What a colossal waste of money!
At least we can all sleep easily knowing that soon the skating rink will be back.
F U Tishman-Speyer and all the scum who have followed.

Anonymous said...

Anything that the longtimers enjoy will be destroyed. They want to destroy all the older and [real] RS tenancy, so they destroy anything and everything that demo loves. They started with the tree park in the Oval.
Loathsome bastards.

Anonymous said...

Does kinda ruin my Saturday AM bagel picnic with the kids, but it might keep that feet-up, cigar smoking guys out of range. That said, I would like to hear the rationale behind spending the time and money on something so insignificant.