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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

ST/PCV Dog Policy is a COMPLETE FAILURE

Seen the other day along the walkway corridor between the 500 East 20 St buildings, a frequent dumping and pissing area for dog walkers:


Now for a closer look at what was left behind: (Apologies for the graphic nature of the photos.)

Left side:


Right side:


Dog piss and shit stains and actual turds all over the complex! Thank you, CWCapital and CompassRock, for maintaining this place so impeccably. And thank YOU, Rob Speyer, who changed the no-dog policy here during his (failed) reign! Wish I could package these turds and send them over your way.

70 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yummy!

Anonymous said...

This whole place is a complete failure.

Anonymous said...

This is exactly why Met Life never allowed dogs here.

Anonymous said...

Everything that Compass Rock does is a complete failure because, as a manager, Compass Rock is a complete failure. They should have kept Adam Rose because that is a company that has experience and know-how when it comes to running a residential complex. This place is out of CR's league. CR is nothing more than a cobbled-together outfit to ensure that CWCap keeps all the profits and pays itself for doing a lousy job. Preet, where are you?

Anonymous said...

So gross. Watched it today too. Woman on east 20th, near the deli, walking her dog, let it crap and then walked on. She was about 22 years old!!! LOSER ALERT

Anonymous said...

The first three photographs of the dollops of shit were much less nauseating than the fourth.

BIGMO said...

More Bullshit Yelp reviews for ST/PCV.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>CR is nothing more than a cobbled-together outfit to ensure that CWCap keeps all the profits and pays itself for doing a lousy job.<<

That's precisely what it is and why it was created.

Anonymous said...

NYC is a complete failure thanks to REBNY

Cuomo's revenge vendetta is transparent so is Cuomo's press campaign against NYC Mayor De Blasio. Cuomo Modus Operandi:

"In Washington, he was “the most hated” secretary the Department of Housing and Urban Development had ever had, an arrogant and occasionally cruel taskmaster who demanded he be referred to as “Mr. Secretary,” who told a future nemesis that criminal sanctions were less effective punishment for his enemies than “adverse publicity, reputational harm, budget-cutting and legislative action.”

www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/03/8564571/new-biography-paints-cuomo-lonely-obsessive

Anonymous said...

Yelp allows fake reviews from management.!

Anonymous said...

I wish there was something we could do about this. You'd think that it would just be young families that have dogs and they'd be small dogs but there are plenty of older people who own dogs. And of course there are people from the other side of 14th and the other side of 1st Ave who walk their dogs here. They all just don't give a shit but their dogs do.

Anonymous said...

The dog owners here are so irresponsible. They ignore the regulations. One day one of the NYU cretins had a dog off the leash running around the laundry room. The dog licked my foot. When I told her that dogs were not allowed in the laundry room, she looked at me like I was from outer space. The barking at night is disruptive to sleep. This policy allowing dogs is another blow to the quality of life here. This place is truly becoming a dorm dump.

Anonymous said...

The property management company should hose the walkways.

Anonymous said...

Those who do not pick up after their dogs make for crappy parents too. They don't pick up after their kids and they teach their kids not to pick up after themselves.

Anonymous said...

September 28, 2015 at 8:09 PM and the Attorney General Eric Schneiderman allows Yelp to post fake reviews for Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town but not for anyone else!

Tommyboy said...

What is this bloggers opinion on littering? So instead of just picking it up or using the street sweeper, we are subject to re-inacting "Alice's Restaurant" (kids ask your mom or dad).
Oh what to do? A known dumping/littering area, perhaps station a PS officer who can issue summons. State of the art cameras can identify more than likely a repeat customer. Why is dog poop not on the porters "to-do" list? Littering last I heard is illegal, cigarette butts are littered all over ever bench area, there is No Smoking in public parks, call it what is is, a park-like oasis.
The constant whining is petty, we have the technology, the manpower, or a voice to solve this simple problem.

Anonymous said...

A bigger load of crap is Cuomo Langone Hochul Garodnick Brookfield pretending they are the good guys and Compass Rock is the big bad enemy when they are all in it together.

No matter how much they rig the system we all know their PR spin is a load of crap.

Langone NYU is running PCVST into the ground so Cuomo Langone Hochul Garodnick can pretend to be heroes rescuing it but we all know those four were key in paving the way for the demise. Compass Rock is not the big bad enemy. They are the scapegoat by design to divert attention away from the real culprits.

PCVST NYU REAL ESTATE SCAM is the BIGGEST LOAD OF CRAP

PUT THAT IN THE HISTORY BOOKS AND IT WILL DWARF TAMMANY HALL

Anonymous said...

With Cuomo running DHCR our overcharge complaints get ignored or worse rigged

Cuomo putting his ally as head of the NY court system, the ally he had prosecute his ex-wife, anyone in PCVST will be blocked from justice in the courts too just like we hit a brickwall at DHCR.

The working middle class in NY is doomed with Cuomo choosing who runs the court system and Albany having a revenge vendetta against NYC and Cuomo Langone Garodnick Stringer Brewer Hochul taking our homes and land.

All of NYS is a failure under Cuomo rigged by Cuomo


Bharara investigating Cuomo Albany's land grab contracts

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/09/8577927/bharara-opens-new-front-battle-albany


To be head of all NY courts, Cuomo picks Westchester DA who persecuted er I mean prosecuted his ex-wife
http://pagesix.com/2015/09/24/janet-difiore-to-replace-ny-chief-judge-jonathan-lippman/

Anonymous said...

Compass Rock are not the enemy.

Compass Rock are a collection of transient insignificant grifters doing the dirty work on the front lines while behind the scenes politicians and real estate developers turn affordable housing complexes into luxury dorms and luxury condos across the country handing over valuable land to the Langones and Tishmans in return the insignificant sociopath grifters a.k.a. "special servicers" get large sums of money, the politicians get campaigns financed and the Langones and Tishmans get the land minus the occupants who are evicted by the politicians assuring the regulators and courts turn a blind eye.

The special servicer grifters move on the their next target, in another city or state. The Langones and Tishmans and Politicians pretend to come in and clean up the grifters mess. That is why Garodnick began a PR campaign with that NYTimes article portraying Garodnick as a tenant advocate when he was running for speaker, planning a follow up PR stunt after the grifters develop the property and evict the resdients, of saving 20% of the affordable housing.

The scam is out in the open.

In 5 years, begun by Bloomberg / Quinn City Council under watchful eyes and helping hands of Garodnick Hoylman, Kavanagh, Brewer, Cuomo, Kane, and Schneiderman; NYU Langone destroyed thousands of affordable housing homes creating Massive Inequality in a once stabilized community that thrived for half a century.

All deserve their legacy of Causing Inequality.

Anonymous said...

On the same note, has anyone ever noticed the Jackson Pollock like piss art in the oval? You would have an initial puddle of piss which streaks out in different directions all over the oval. I try to avoid walking in the sty but sometimes I must traverse the oval depending on where I park my car. Unlike you though STR, I'm in a good place now. I couldn't care less about this dump anymore. I hope it implodes entirely as I do the rest of this city.

Anonymous said...

Then Yelp is not credible. Completely false and why would anyone check their sites. All tenants should post on yelp that YELP allows fake reviews for stuytown Pcv reviews.

fake faux fake fake fake

Anonymous said...

"I couldn't care less about this dump anymore. I hope it implodes entirely as I do the rest of this city."

Gee, Thanks! Very kind of you! Some of us are pretty much stuck here because we can't afford to move and actually love our apartments which have been HOME for many years. We may despise the filth that is running this place and the filth who are our elected "representatives," but we do care about this dump! That said, I would like to see the city implode because real estate prices would probably drop, the pols would have less buyable value to the developers and, hopefully, the flyover state crowd would stop migrating here and, better yet, many of them might go home!

Anonymous said...

11:18 AM: Garodnick's agenda from Day 1 has been to serve the interests of his Real Estate Masters and use the constituents who foolishly elected him as a tool to further his agenda. He doesn't give a flying fuck about any of us except on election day and I hope he and Stringer don't have the balls to run again. Two parasites with their own agenda and symbiotic relationship. These are the kind of pols that His Darkness Andrew Cuomo loves to recruit to help further his land-grabbing poisonous agenda.

FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, PREET, WHERE ARE YOU?????

I-Got-Da-Runs said...

There was homeless guy taking a shit right by the Avenue C loop by Playground 11. This was about 2:00AM last night. Some of the NYU frat bros saw him and began catcalling, laughing, and making fun of this sad down-an-out man. He pulled up his pants and scurried away shouting, " Fuck you all you white muthafuckas." Both comical and so very sad. I wonder if anyone else witnessed this and called our crack public safety squad. Oops, they must have been dozing or checking their cellphones. How this place has fallen!

Tommyboy said...

Btw NYU students living in the official dorm apartments are not permitted pets, or in fact Christmas trees.

Anonymous said...

these guys who work and fix issues in the apartments - kitchen bath are so damn damn nasty to residents. they come in all pissed off and i actually heard one curse at a resident recently.

Anonymous said...

They are putting new marble or granite large tiles around the PCV fountain. All cordoned off so they can work on it. Security guard said it should take 2 weeks . Lipstick on a pig???? There is dog crap all over & litter. We never had candy & food wrappers all over the lawns & grounds. What is going on???? ST IS WHERE ALL THE $$$$ is being put. Maybe now they can now concenrptrate on PCV & clean it up - both inside the bpublic part of the buildings & outside of the buildings . This place is a mess. There is NO ATTENTION TO DETAIL. .ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS HOW A COMMUNITY SHOULD BE RUN. Rules & regulations are meant to be enforced . Start by enforcing rules and keeping grounds and buildings clean.

Anonymous said...

Schneiderman and DiNapoli, the state watchdogs are ignoring scandals everywhere, PCV ST and this Buffalo Billion
They are all afraid of Cuomo
Preet is doing everyone's job

http://www.investigativepost.org/2015/09/21/new-yorks-sleeping-watchdogs/

Two developers who serve on the Buffalo School Board have questioned whether LPCiminelli overcharged the district to manage a massive schools reconstruction program, yet neither the attorney general or comptroller can bring themselves to look into the matter. The comptroller actually turned down requests from both Ciminelli and the School Board to review spending on the schools project.

Fortunately, Bharara’s probe is taking a look at the schools, as well.

Back of the envelope estimates of the possible over-charges range up to several hundred million dollars. Keep in mind that the state covered most of the school construction costs. Yet DiNapoli and Schneiderman aren’t curious, which I find, well, curious.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he would investigate PCV ST

At the end of the day, they all work for Andrew Cuomo, whose motto when it comes to transparency appears to be “Mum’s the Word.”

Unfortunately, Dinapoli and Schneiderman’s passivity is not isolated to the Buffalo Billion.

Jim Heaney
Bio and story archive Blog: Outrages & Insights

JHeaney@investigativepost.org

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http://www.investigativepost.org/2015/09/21/new-yorks-sleeping-watchdogs/

Anonymous said...

The EDC that is under investigation for the Buffalo Billion is the same place where Cuomo's top aide and confidant worked before he was shot in the head in what Cuomo deemed "random" hours after it happened and before any investigation.

Anonymous said...

Good luck if you had any plumbing problems. The plumbers are not real plumbers, they send you someone who will actually make things worse for your bath or toilet. Then, just for fun, they don't have the correct part or any part for your sink or toilet! Oh What fun. Now tenant has no sink and a broken toilet. Forever.

Anonymous said...

Everyone here now is nasty, the workers and the new neighbors. The rudest selfish people.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>They are putting new marble or granite large tiles around the PCV fountain. All cordoned off so they can work on it. Security guard said it should take 2 weeks . Lipstick on a pig???? There is dog crap all over & litter. We never had candy & food wrappers all over the lawns & grounds. What is going on???? ST IS WHERE ALL THE $$$$ is being put. Maybe now they can now concenrptrate on PCV & clean it up - both inside the bpublic part of the buildings & outside of the buildings . This place is a mess. There is NO ATTENTION TO DETAIL. .ATTENTION TO DETAIL IS HOW A COMMUNITY SHOULD BE RUN. Rules & regulations are meant to be enforced . Start by enforcing rules and keeping grounds and buildings clean.<<

Once the jewel of the entire complex, PCV is, admittedly, even more of a disaster than Stuy Town. And this is where Garodnick lives!

Anonymous said...

Another load of crap like a Cuomo Panel

Moreland, Puerto Rico, and now his flip flop position on Common Core. After Moreland nobody believes his Panels are anything more than a shit show.

Maybe Cuomo could do a Pick-Up-After-Your-Pet Panel.

Nah, nobody would take it seriously.

Anonymous said...

Dan Garodnick has been behind all the destruction of the property, the tenant's apartments, and quality of life. This is John Marsh Susan Steinberg and Dan Garodnick's doing.

Anonymous said...

The good news
Granite around the fountain means they are probably not ripping out the fountain.

Bad news
Granite around the fountain means they might be making it ready to be a front entrance to a new building in the once Tree Park that is now a baron wasteland for low class events and c level concerts.

Worse news
The liars think we are fools. Garodnick, Steinberg, Marsh, Doyle, and the rest of the TA board know all the construction plans and are covering up for Ken Langone and Andrew Cuomo.

Anonymous said...

Where are you Dan, WHERE ARE YOU!!!

Anonymous said...

I hope that Preet Bharaha investigates Garodnick and Hoylmanj for their complicity in the destruction of PCVST.

Anonymous said...

I know this is the definition of irony but I last night while walking my dog in the dark, I stepped in a pile of dog crap. I had to throw out my shoes before going back in my apartment.

I am tired of fighting with people to clean up after their dog.

Anonymous said...

They were and are supposed to post safety plans on all digging subsurface soil. DEC and Con Ed are supposed to do this. At the bunker instead of posting a safety plan they built a website to portray the construction as safe when it was not safe and it was not following proper procedures. The Stuy Town Big Dig cover-up.

Anonymous said...

Dan and Hoylman are hiding behind the Governor and Attorney General

Anonymous said...

Of course the largest middle class residential complex in the country is failing. Our politicians are corrupt, cowards. They won't stand up to Cuomo so they pony up for a piece of the action.

Anonymous said...

Cuomo's HOUSING AGENCY BEING INVESTIGATED by PREET BHARARA

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/01/1389575/-Here-s-Why-Andrew-Cuomo-Could-Be-In-Serious-Trouble#

Anonymous said...

And what about those overcharges?????? o right, no one cares.

Anonymous said...

There is no failure, total success. This and that and all our complaints is what they want. They want us to leave folks - get out, stay out, buy bye.

Anonymous said...

People who do not pick up after themselves are selfish pricks.

Anonymous said...

"If we don't have justice for all, we might as well close the courthouse doors," (Chief Judge) Lippman said.

When Cuomo's pick to replace him we might as well close the court room doors because they will be just like Cuomo's picks run his housing agencies. Dirty, Corrupt, Revenge Vendettas against working class.

Anonymous said...

Yes, PCV is a dump. The only thing we DON'T have is the commercial aspect . Thank goodness. But, that could change. I believe someone here posted that they are looking at a large grassy area to convert to a playground. We don't need another playground. I also heard a rumor - stress rumor - that this place is about to be sold Very soon. Of course, we have been hearing this rumor for years. All I know - is our beautiful home is being destroyed. Very sad.

Anonymous said...

I doubt they are using the dog poop as a strategy to rid of tenants. The dog poop is lazy bad pet guardians and a lower class of property management who are not hosing the walkways regularly which any quality, luxury complex would do.

This property management isn't really staffed with people of class and they are doing everything possible to keep the operating costs low to make the property appear more profitable then it really is. They are a bit greasy and slick and their hedge fund bosses are a little bit trashy but with lots of money. I wouldn't describe them as a classy operation so it is not surprising there is dog poop on the walkways.

Metlife kept the property pristine because they invested in what they considered their crown jewel, the largest residential middle class apartment complex on the country. A crown jewel badge of honor.

The current property management and their suitors (Brookfield, that Hedge Fund) are all about the money, no honor, just the dollars.

Anonymous said...

September 30, 2015 at 3:16 PM What overcharges?

Anonymous said...

Aint leaving, but will continue to complain and will make my voice heard at election time. Buh bye Garodnick and Stringer and Hoylman, you dirty little hustlers!

Anonymous said...

Response to 8:04 on Sept 30 and others on this thread: C'mon! For crying out loud-- what a load of absurd negative over the top horse-dung you (and others) are slinging. It's good old American capitalism that got us here, not some plot on the part of lifelong volunteers. I'm no fan of the TA believe me (I quit them about a year or so ago) but this accusation is absurd!

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the dogs and you won't have this problem. Simple.

Anonymous said...

5p. Totally agree.

Management would love nothing more than to irritate, bother, humiliate, castigate all tenants.

Then they move out. Churn those apartments, CW.

Anonymous said...

I hope for the sake of the planet and humanity that the younger Speyer creature is not procreating. Jerry did enough damage already so we don't need more of his kind.

Anonymous said...

I just saw a woman walking through with a great dane. Security really is a total waste.

Anonymous said...

This whole place is a total waste.

Anonymous said...

Charge extra to tenants with pets. B have someone wash down sidewalks if no rain. Or is disgusting here. Even if one picks up. Half the shit still on pavement.

Anonymous said...

Ah come on. Dogs are literally man's best friend. (On an inter-species level at least.) What kind of community bans dogs? A strange dystopian one that's what. There is poop left all over New York City. Because people here are assholes. We live in a city where people feed pigeons. What, you think people in PCVST are/were that much more genteel than the rest? Come on!!! Meanwhile I've been dealing with human urine in my stairwell, which coincidentally I like to use sometimes to exercise with my dog. That is a way more insidious problem than the dog shit problem, which I admit is pretty bad too. But guns don't kill people, and dogs pooping is like that too--more of a people problem than a dog problem. Even if dogs were banned from living in PCVST there's always gonna be interlopers who walk around this public-access property and most likely, leave poops and what not. Unless this is made a gated community the specter of dog poop will always hang over your head.

Anonymous said...

The profit CW Compass Rock is making every month from this property is obscene. They can well afford a few grounds crew to hose the walkways but they are keeping the operating costs dangerously low, so low it is lower than any decent property manager would do. That is why Mr Sullivan quit PCVST. Hosing the sidewalks is the decent thing to do bu there is not a shred of decency or morality in the bunch of them.

Anonymous said...

Once the TA gets wind of all the sewage on the property they will put the screws to CW Capital. Of this I have no doubt. You will see. They are very busy now and must prioritize things. Keep the faith and pay your dues.

Anonymous said...

12:30 PM: buoy don't think the TA live here and are aware of the dog shit splattered all over the property?! Pay your dues for what, exactly?

Dog Lover said...

Why all the negative comments about dogs here??
I don't get it.
I live on the 10th floor so you expect me to go down and actually walk my half-pit bull?
You must be kidding.
I just let him out a couple of times a day to piss and shit in the stairway.
Nobody knows it is my dog...hahaha.
Once however he shit on the cheap carpet in the hallway and the neighbors complained. I denied it all...haha.
Still a big shit stain on the carpet by the elevator...hahaha
Boy, I LOVE this place.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous Dog Lover said..."

Not for nothing but it's about time us dog owners stuck together and made our voices heard. While I'm not quite as enamored by fecal matter as this fellow, I certainly wouldn't look at a pile or two of dog shit on the property and deduce that the "dog policy is a complete failure." Actually, when you consider the amount of dog shit and piss on the property compared to the amount of dogs (not to mention dogs from outside the sty) I think it's a success.

Anonymous said...

"12:30 PM: buoy don't think the TA live here and are aware of the dog shit splattered all over the property?! Pay your dues for what, exactly?"

Pay your dues for what you say? Seriously? Do you think YOU could have orchestrated the impending affordable condo conversion all by yourself? I don't. We can thank DG and the TA for that. That's why you pay your dues. As a result of the TA's Hard work anyone who decides to buy their apt will become millionaires. It works for me. Do you really think the TA and DG would have multiple successive tenant meetings with a financial advisory team and a legal team without first having the deal worked out with CW Capital? Don't you think that would kind of be indicative of arrogance and incompetence? Therefore, we just need to be a little more patient. I realize there are people just hanging on (for 6 years) paying market rates, but the prize is on the horizon.

Keep the faith! Pay your dues!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Keep the faith! Pay your dues!<<

Not sure if you are making a joke with your post. The TA has been terrible. Zero transparency. Hovering around silly issues rather than the important ones. The condo idea is misguided, if it still is alive. And if it is alive it is on life support.

I refuse to pay any more dues to the TA unless they step up first and show that they are fighters, not sleepers.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Not for nothing but it's about time us dog owners stuck together and made our voices heard. While I'm not quite as enamored by fecal matter as this fellow, I certainly wouldn't look at a pile or two of dog shit on the property and deduce that the "dog policy is a complete failure." Actually, when you consider the amount of dog shit and piss on the property compared to the amount of dogs (not to mention dogs from outside the sty) I think it's a success.<<

Do you walk about the property? Everywhere there is dog urine, the residue of dog fecal matter, and, yes, unpicked up dog feces periodically. The dog policy IS a failure and with the amount of dogs increasing, getting worse with each month. Aside from that, dog owners from outside the complex are using the property as dog urinals and crap dumpers.

Anonymous said...

I adore the fact that they can't hose the sidewalks, put proper signage re: noise and safety in lobbies, but can spend thousands of dollars daily blowing leaves that are not there, putting stones in for tables or not (weeks to put down 8 stones), groom all trees and shrubs.

Anonymous said...

October 11, 2015 at 11:16 AM therein lies the problem with Dan and the TA plan. You just admitted their goal is for flippers and not homeowners.

"anyone who decides to buy their apt will become millionaires".

Dan and the TA plan was never about people keeping the safety and sanctity of their home and living in their home, it is always about flipping it.

Flippers are transients. Just as transient as students. That is why a lot of the new stabilizers are entitled, hostile, shallow people. They are using their apartments as a payday and not as a home, like the long timers who raised generations of families.

The TA and Dan plan is a get rich scheme for transient flippers who want to become "instant millionaires"

The greed motivation of the new stabilizers surely explains why the people in our building who want to buy their apartments are being harsh to the rent stabilizers.

Its all about money. No humanity. No community.

Anonymous said...

The transient new stabilizers are no different then Compass Rock.

Destroying the roots of the community to make a fast million bucks.