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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.

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

So is Our Man Dan for These or Against These?



In Dan Garodnick's district, forthcoming.

"YIMBY can now reveal the latest plans for the site, which have changed significantly, and the entirety of the building above the retail base will be condominiums. The project has also received a significant height boost, and is now slated to stand 64 stories and 803 feet tall, with Pelli Clarke Pelli serving as the design architect."

http://newyorkyimby.com/2015/09/revealed-138-east-50th-street-803-foot-tall-midtown-condo-tower-designed-by-pelli-clarke-pelli.html

A reminder of Dan's history on these excessively tall buildings:

http://stuytownreport.blogspot.com/2015/07/is-this-crazy-or-what.html

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ignore what Dan says.

Pay close attention to what he does.

Anonymous said...

Of course the DOB papers still reflect the old hotel plans because why on earth should DOB documents reflect any truth?

91 3000sq ft luxury and probably empty condos used for short term stays and laundering money. good job incumbents, in a time when there is a housing crisis that has to be the dumbest use of space and planning. More dumb is the loss of sunshine.

Anonymous said...

http://www.zoominfo.com/p/Louis-Ceruzzi/35450406

For decades Ceruzzi is one of the worse killers of communities. After a town overturned their city council and stopped a WalMart megacrapstore from moving in (that would have killed small businesses and brought in its labor rights violation issues) Ceruzzi is a second time bringing in the megastore by letting it hide behind his company during the planning process. Shady Shady Deceit Stuff.

Anonymous said...

Cuomo Garodnick building a REBNY New York City for the wealthy millionaires and billionaires ONLY evicting every neighborhood even Dan's own

http://rew-online.com/2015/09/09/report-ordinary-new-yorkers-priced-out-of-their-city/

Dan is definitely NOT our man

Anonymous said...

"He" writes the laws, gives the tax breaks, then joins the chorus of constituents protesting these monsters. Is he against them? Yes when that is politically correct and only in words, never in actions. Is he for them? Yes, before the public has knowledge of them and not only in words but also in actions.

"He" = Garodnick etc.

Anonymous said...

As long as we're slinging mud, let's not forget de Blasio. He said building up was the way to get more space, which is true if unappealing.

Anonymous said...

Dan, Stringer, Cuomo are jockeying for their next promotion cozying up to the US Veep, doing things for making headlines for themselves and pretending to fix problems they caused and refusing to acknowledge the role hedge funds (politician bribers) played in the problems. On Puerto Rico Cuomo said hedge funds are not the illness but they are the symptom, Bullshit! Hedge funds are behaving as a virus. The germ. The bacteria. Causing and spreading the illness.

These guys continuing a life career as a politician spells for a continuation of this century's economic disaster for the whole country while making big profits for Wall Streeters and REBNYers.

I am all-in onboard to unseat incumbents

Anonymous said...

I was in Long Island City and Astoria yesterday and couldn't get over the number of high-rise "luxury" condos going up. Given that the trains are crowded even well OUTSIDE the rush hours, I am wondering how all these new people are going to get around if they want to use public transport.

Anonymous said...

Yelp review grow by the day as they continue to rape and steal from tenants. You should all report them, I AM. CALL LAYWERS NOW.

Anonymous said...

Most towers sit empty unless used by the wealthy when they come to NY for Trump Golf Classic or Barclay Center or whatever convention is in Long Island or the casinos Cuomo wants now that Macau is on the way down from dirty money, gangs, drugs, and prostitution and Atlantic City crumbled.

Anonymous said...

Governor Cuomo is the worse kind of hypocrite on his Morelandesque photo op flight to Puerto Rico getting headlines for himself to set himself up for the national stage while he pockets millions of dollars from the hedge funds who are profiting from the problems in Puerto Rico.

The hedge funds are contributing to the problems in Puerto Rico and contributing to Governor Cuomo so they can have their cake and eat it too. Governor Cuomo is eating cake with the hedge funds at his fundraisers so he can profit from the perils in Puerto Rico and promote himself as the savior of Puerto Rico at the same time.

At least Governor Cuomo is not hypocritical, but is consistent when it comes to screwing NYC tenants, Governor Cuomo profits from the REBNY while Governor Cuomo continues Albany's plan to weaken rent laws to wipe out the Middle Class, building a NYC playground for the wealthiest in the world, including helping our landlord hedge fund and REBNY interests in the NYU takeover for Governor Cuomo's best friend Ken Langone.

Governor Cuomo not giving back that money from his hedge fund pals profiting from Puerto Rico's debt is appalling, Governor Cuomo's spokesperson degrading Make The Road protests as astroturf / fake is appalling and telling of a Governor who loves dirty money in politics, as do each person on Governor Cuomo's Puerto Rico flight of hypocrisy. They all pretend to have moral standards to which their behavior does not conform.

You can only get away with lying to the People for so long. That time is coming to an end because the People see who Governor Cuomo really is, nothing more than another REBNY, hedge fund, Wall Street owned Puppet. All the photo ops in the world won't cover that up.

Anonymous said...

The Yelp has gone absurd! Beautiful advertisement photos and a lump of recent glowing reviews. The attorney general who caught Yelp doing this before is letting Yelp do it to us. He stops landlords, developers, and Yelp when it comes to everyone else and lets the same crimes happen here. STR even proved the Yelp frauds! And commentators dug up the marketing companies and addresses of the fake Yelp review source!
Blind eyes, deaf ears and mute mouths from the attorney general on Yelp Stuy Town!

Anonymous said...

NY Gov Andrew Cuomo will let NOTHING get in the way of people putting money in the Gov's pocket.

Anonymous said...

Cuomo should do as the citizens are demanding and protesting, Make the Road and the Hedgeclippers and all protesting the bribery the politicians are pocketing and profiting from the ones who are hurting the constituents.

What a disgrace. A dirty rotten disgrace!

Cuomo showing his face in Puerto Rico for a photo op (a photo which looked a lot like anther do-nothing Moreland Commission panel) for his next political move to the national stage while his pockets are full of cash from the hedge funds holding Puerto Rico's debt hostage is dirty, dirty money, dirty pockets, dirty hands.

Cuomo taking millions from hedge funds profiting from Puerto Rico's financial distress then Cuomo making headlines for himself as a hero savior flying down to rescue Puerto Ricans from the very problems he is contributing to, is dirty.

Everyone on that plane flight could use a dose of campaign-donation-coffer-cleaning, clearing out dirty money bribes they got from anyone who is profiting from Puerto Rico's distress.

The hedge funds are profiting from Puerto Rico's financial distress. The Governor and politicians are profiting in money donations and headlines from Puerto Rico's distress.

The politicians who went with Governor Andrew Cuomo on that Morelandesque charade should have sided with the People and asked their boss the Governor to give back the hedge funder's money before they boarded the plane.

But everyone on the Puerto Rico plane and panel is the Governor's Puppet, choosing headlines, photo ops, and campaign donation bribes over being a member of the US government that is For the People, Of the People, By the People.

Now the journalists exposed the politician's proposed solutions to Puerto Rico's problems is not even possible within the Constitution.

Same crap over and over. Politicians getting lots of headlines while lots of people lose everything.

PCVST is no different from Puerto Rico.

The hedge funds are taking Puerto Rico, the REBNY is taking PCVST, the politicians are taking bribe donations and making headlines to get professional promotions for not doing their job.

I go to work and do my job as expected. I expect same from politicians, go to work and their job.
I will not thank them after they have done what is essentially their job because they held out for years not doing their job.

They are acting like kindergarteners needy of praise for just coming to class.

Off to work I go now, and at the end of the day let's see if I get thanked on the way out for just doing my job today.

Anonymous said...

Given that the trains are crowded even well OUTSIDE the rush hours, I am wondering how all these new people are going to get around if they want to use public transport.


same comment thinking about the monsters they are constructing on ave a - b...
cant get on a bus or L now during early rush so how many are they now building for??? rumor sez 10,000 ??? really??

[and i wonder where they are all gonna walk their dogs]

Anonymous said...

Dan is Bloomberg's 4th term.

We don't need to look beyond his disgraceful, phony "tenant led purchase" degenerating into an expensive Brookfield condo scam going down at PCVST to know he is owned by REBNY and Wall Street.

How he flipped the TA into betraying their PCVST neighbors/constituents by partnering with a major REBNY predator investing $25 million supporting and cheerleading Speyer's rampage that destroyed PCVST and a historic middle class community is a confounding question that requires investigation.

Anonymous said...

I feel a Greek tragedy coming up.

Either
Andrew reaching his father's unachieved Presidential goal thereby proving the corrupt triumphs over the noble in achieving the White House address

or
Andrew invoking his father's words channeling his father to appear noble to cover up his own corruption in what we can only hope is a looming arrest of the third man in the room who ruined the lives of upstate and downstate New Yorkers (and probably caused if not contributed heavily to the housing crisis during his time policy-making at HUD.)

Anonymous said...

New York politicians care about two things
1. Money
2. Headlines

The more we demand politicians do work for people, the more headlines we will get for them doing work for us. Louder and louder in our demands, as loud as a million dollar promise from John Banks Leonard Litwin and Rob Speyer would speak is what we will do from now on. A headline doing good work for people is a more powerful vehicle to get a politician the next promotion than a million dollars from Langone. We just have to be careful not to be trapped by the deceitful politicians, the political manipulations of using us for the headline while getting us no results or using us for the headline after abusing us for the RE Wall Street payday.

If they take money from or give welfare to those who caused the problem, they will not get our support for a headline, or our vote ever again.

Anonymous said...

http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Soares-faults-Cuomo-on-Ivy-case-6497315.php

These cut from the same cloth guys are always playing politics

Anonymous said...

The towers are courtesy of Cuomo, Garodnick, Bloomberg, and all on the Quinn city council.
Andrew is the polar opposite of Mario. Did you all see the speech Andrew
Cuomo just gave where he used his dad's words? He can use all his dad's words all he wants and he will still never live up to be those words and those words will not cover up Andrew's actions. Mario was a solid Governor.



Anonymous said...

Governor Cuomo:

"You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time." - Abraham Lincoln.


Anonymous said...

I tried to find an email address for Preet Bharara because I wanted to send him a link to STR Report. Unfortunately, the only contact info available is phone or snail mail.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...


Dan is Bloomberg's 4th term.

We don't need to look beyond his disgraceful, phony "tenant led purchase" degenerating into an expensive Brookfield condo scam going down at PCVST to know he is owned by REBNY and Wall Street.

How he flipped the TA into betraying their PCVST neighbors/constituents by partnering with a major REBNY predator investing $25 million supporting and cheerleading Speyer's rampage that destroyed PCVST and a historic middle class community is a confounding question that requires investigation.

September 11, 2015 at 10:47 AM

Ethics and Criminal Investigation!

Anonymous said...

A governor of the People does not make the People shout, plead or protest to be heard.
A governor of the moneyed does make the People protest, shout, plead to be heard.
Here we are pleading with the New York Governor in order to be heard on the education of our children.

Anonymous said...

Governor Cuomo is definitely on a headline grabbing PR strategy from his man of the year awards to his giving himself credit for the minimum wage increase (as if years of national protests had nothing to do with it or a decade of press on disparity of CEO to worker pay, etc.)

Pols giving themselves headlines and credit for raising the minimum wage don't see the irony.

It was their job in the first place to make sure people always had a decent minimum wage and it is their failure to not have provided it all along ongoing.

Correcting their own past mistakes and job failures with now raising to somewhat closer to decent living wages for workers is not a victory to be grateful to pols for; it is a correction of their past failure to provide decent living standards for American citizens for which they should be apologizing and asking forgiveness.

Plus at this late juncture it is a band-Aid on a bombshell wound.

Anonymous said...

Governor Cuomo:

"You can fool some of the people all the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you cannot fool all of the people all the time." - Abraham Lincoln.

Unfortunately Democrats are the first group. He is a shoo in for any future elections.

Anonymous said...

The towers are courtesy of Cuomo, Garodnick, Bloomberg, and all on the Quinn city council.
Andrew is the polar opposite of Mario. Did you all see the speech Andrew
Cuomo just gave where he used his dad's words? He can use all his dad's words all he wants and he will still never live up to be those words and those words will not cover up Andrew's actions. Mario was a solid Governor.

You forgot De Blasio!

Anonymous said...

Actually you forgot Hoylman and Stringer. Hoylman ruined the West Village community and historic culture and made it less safe by replacing the hospital with luxury condos and then he killed our Tree Park in Stuyvesant Town Oval for Verizon (remember you can call Hoylman's office if you have any issues with Verizon). Stringer is a big part of the Cuomo/Langone PCVST deal doing Cuomo's dirty deal work. Gross seeing him up Cuomo's rear at the parade. As gross is Stringer's choice of where he is investing our city pension (which belongs to the people and not Stringer) - the private prison money-scam industry. The health of our pensions depending on the prison industry being over-filled to capacity is a really twisted formula and investment choice.

Hoylman Letter he submitted to Town & Village last summer:

Hoylman is here to help

To the Editor:

I was dismayed to read in the July 17 issue about Seth Shire’s unfortunate experience when he sought to renew his Verizon FiOS contract (“My Verizon FiOS Nightmare”).

I want to remind readers that I am a resource when you experience customer service issues, and you should feel free to contact me at (212) 633-8052 or hoylman@nysenate.gov.

I can help you cut through the red tape and ensure your problem gets the attention it deserves.

Sincerely,

Brad Hoylman,
New York State Senator, 27th district
http://town-village.com/2014/07/24/letters-to-the-editor-july-24/

Anonymous said...

Dan is pro-towers, pro-REBNY, anti-tenant, anti-animal rights. He goes the way the political winds blow and right now the hot air is blowing down from Albany. Dan and Stringer do whatever Cuomo tells them to do.
Dan does as Cuomo, talks like a democrat while acting like a republican. According to the Observer Dan is hiding his pretense less and less with his latest twitter posts.


Anonymous said...

Never mind Yelp - on the Official STPCV page they have reviews from new suckers. I think this is the one where they reward good reviews.

Anonymous said...

How does one post on Yelp the ad asking tenants to post positive reviews in exchange for cash and rewards? It is just so funny.

Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT!

They send an email to get us to electronically pay rent to get themselves access to our private financial information. They send golub notices that the TA Susan Steinberg and Dan Garodnick instruct us to give the landlord personal information to prove we live in our home. Everything is about CompassRock to getting our private information. Susan Steinberg and Dan Garodnick tell us how to prove we live in our home and to give the landlord receipts from where we shop, or anything about ourselves is BULLSHIT.

In this country we are supposed to be innocent until proven guilty and it is on the landlord to prove whatever claim they are making.

The plaintiff making the claim has to prove their claim.

Legally the landlord cannot just make frivolous claims and force tenants to prove ourselves against them.

But unfortunately in this State, under Governor Cuomo, the courts allow landlords to make frivolous and unsubstantiated and unproven claims and force the tenant to prove themselves instead of forcing the plaintiff landlord to prove their claim.

Claims are supposed to be valid with solid evidence or else it is harassment.

They are using golub as fishing expeditions for private information and Susan and Dan are giving us bad advice. These golub fishing expeditions are harassment. The majority of the landlord claims are unsubstantiated and being used to intimidate tenants and to get us to tell them anything and everything private and personal that is none of their business. Receipts where we shop is none of their business.

Tenants being harassed with golub fishing expeditions with a good lawyer (not affiliated in anyway with the Tenant Association or the PCVST landlord) will be protected because a good lawyer will protect their tenant client and the tenant's rights to privacy and good lawyer will force the landlord to prove their claim and not force the tenant to prove their innocence.

After that meeting I feel like Dan and Susan are helping the landlord get our personal and private information. I did not like their advice.

If this landlord wants to make a golub claim they will have to prove their claim! And we will file a claim for harassment!

Tenants are not guilty until proven innocent despite that the TA, Garondick, and Cuomo's court system operate that way.

BULLSHIT!

Anonymous said...

"Never mind Yelp - on the Official STPCV page they have reviews from new suckers. I think this is the one where they reward good reviews."

I think you are correct. Those reviews are so Orwellian. On the level of “Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.” BTW, from the Yelp “reviews for Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town that are not currently recommended” section (link located on the STR banner page), 9/10/2015:

“What the F is up with this landlord managing company? Fees and fees and more fees that you do not know when you move and are tucked in after it's too late to back out. Rip OFF ALERT. RIP OFF
Apparently they claim your rent check late whenever they like even if you pay it before or on the first. Iit takes '3 weeks' to get to them so they say you're late. Slap on a late fee of hundreds. Scam ALERT RIP OFF - Calling attorney”

Anonymous said...

http://www.newyorklawjournal.com/id=1202731229091?keywords=Altman+and+rent+and+stabilized+&publication=New+York+Law+Journal&slreturn=20150813140401

KEY LAW OVERLOOKED REGARDING RENT STABILIZATION

Anonymous said...

To the 2:04 post - It's meaningless.

Anonymous said...

Totally meaningless.

Anonymous said...

"Dan is pro-towers, pro-REBNY, anti-tenant, anti-animal rights. He goes the way the political winds blow and right now the hot air is blowing down from Albany. Dan and Stringer do whatever Cuomo tells them to do.
Dan does as Cuomo, talks like a democrat while acting like a republican. According to the Observer Dan is hiding his pretense less and less with his latest twitter posts."

Why do you say Dan is anti-animal rights? I don't think he is.

Anonymous said...

Waiting for more MCI, wait for it, wait for it. Students too?