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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. Things like the carpet rule or outsider dogs. These "rules" tend to be ignored, on purpose it seems. 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, though the "selling" of this place is intense. Few of the "rules" will be enforced, as Management doesn't want to lose customers or potential customers. Where personal integrity is a hallmark of an excellent management style, this integrity is not seen in enforcing some of the rules.

Our Tenants Association is, basically, null and void. Oh, it is still around, but it lacks the will power to confront much of anything. The TA will ask for your dues, however. By now, the TA is a charade.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Did Affordable Housing (What's Left of It) Just Get Thrown Under the Bus in the Long-term by the Mayor, Garodnick and the TA?

What do you think from what you know of the Blackstone deal?


Anonymous said...

Eventually there will be no such thing as rent stabilization and New York will become Emerald city. I'm making 75 grand a year and am just making ends meet.
It is only going to get worse, as you see. All Band-Aid solutions.

Anonymous said...

Eventually they'll find a way to level the buildings and build shitty glass boxes on their 80 acres of toxic gas land.

Anonymous said...

You see it all around Manhattan. Tearing down the old and building new expensive condos. Why not just do it here on a large scale and be done with it. I could really care less at this point because I am so fed up with living here. And don't tell me if I don't like it here, then move. I would love to, but the rent is somewhat affordable. These buildings are not going to last forever. The NYU STUDENTS
are putting a big strain on the utilities.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>You see it all around Manhattan. Tearing down the old and building new expensive condos. Why not just do it here on a large scale and be done with it.<<

Ultimately, this is were this complex is heading. Give it another...20 years?

Anonymous said...

The politicians said they don't want the buildings torn down "on their watch"
They want it torn down, just not on their watch.

Everything these politicians have done moves towards tearing down, the total lack of care and maintenance, the changes in occupancy cramming too many people into the weakened infrastructure, letting the developers get away with it all by corrupting the DOB, DHCR, and those who are supposed to prosecute the corrupt are letting the corruption run amok. Dan and his pals Hoylman, Maloney, Kavanagh, Schumer, etc have done everything they can to help the developers destroy the property. Tearing it down and kicking us all out will probably happen with the way they are letting the DOB push our buildings into unsafe conditions, but they do not want their names in the history books even though they are accountable.

That Charles Bagli was the politicians choice for their press announcement explains why he never did an expose on the crimes here. Glad I never bought his book.