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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, October 21, 2015

Recent Garodnick Quote Indicates He Either Knew Little About the Blackstone Deal or Was Purposefully Deceitful

Online October 17, 2015:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-17/nyc-s-stuyvesant-town-said-for-sale-with-blackstone-weighing-bid

The quote:

>>“The tenants are going to insist that the owners work directly with them and with the city to develop a responsible plan to protect the long-term affordability of the place,” City Councilman Dan Garodnick, a lifelong resident of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, said in an interview this week. “The ownership has changed more times in the last handful of years than it had since its creation and tenants want to see this issue resolved for good.”<<

The deal became official Tuesday, October 20th, with word about it coming a day and even two days earlier.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Purposefully deceitful.
He covered up the dorms and chopping to increase the unit values.
He covered up the toxic construction debris to keep the property price high.
Purposefully deceitful.

Anonymous said...

Very good catch STR. It appears, if DG was being honest, that he had no prior knowledge of this deal. I actually wouldn't be surprised though. He's entirely irrelevant.

Anonymous said...

I'm ambivalent about Garodnick, but where's the evidence for either ignorance or deceit? Probably in his mind the Blackstone deal preserves long-term affordability and resolves the issue of ownership.

Anonymous said...

@ October 22, 2015 at 11:56 AM
"I'm ambivalent about Garodnick, but where's the evidence for either ignorance or deceit? Probably in his mind the Blackstone deal preserves long-term affordability and resolves the issue of ownership."

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Conflicted, double talking Dan lying out of both sides of his mouth is purposefully deceitful.

Bloomberg Business - October 17, 2015
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-17/nyc-s-stuyvesant-town-said-for-sale-with-blackstone-weighing-bid
“The tenants are going to insist that the owners work directly with them and with the city to develop a responsible plan to protect the long-term affordability of the place,” City Councilman Dan Garodnick, a lifelong resident of Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village, said in an interview this week.”

Town & Village Blog - October 21, 2015
http://town-village.com/2015/10/21/stuy-town-sold-for-5-3b-to-blackstone/
“Council Member Dan Garodnick, who, along with the Tenants Association and the mayor, was very involved in the negotiations, echoed the sentiment. He also told T&V that while the current plan didn’t include a conversion, Blackstone has said it would be open to the idea.”

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10/17 - Mayor de Blasio hands PCVST to Blackstone claiming he preserved PCVST affordability for 5,000 theoretical tenants that don't exist. Dan is uninformed and out of the loop. As always, Dan pretends to insist PCVST tenants have active input when he never intended for PCVST tenants to have active input.

10/21 - Dan was very involved in negotiations that deliver NOTHING for his living, breathing PCVST neighbors/constituents and NOTHING for his corporate owner, major REBNY predator Brookfield.

These past few days Dan was caught lying to everyone all the time.