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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

ST/PCV Apartments Valued at Close to Half a Million Per Unit

"The new deal for Stuyvesant Town values the complex’s roughly 11,250 units at roughly $471,100 a unit."

So what do you think is the long-range plan of any company that purchases this property? Affordable middle-class housing?


Anonymous said...

And technically the scheme to increase the room count was to increase the apartment price. 1 bedroom apartments are now 2 bedrooms, with separated dining and living rooms. The chopping of the apartments was to increase the sale price of each unit and the TA and DOB and Dan were in on it all along to help the new stabilizers increase the value of their apartments.

That is why Steinberg, Marsh, Garodnick, chopped the apartments and installed the dorms, to take them out of affordable housing and to increase the flipper value for the resident buyers.

That is why Steinberg focused all on bikinis and not the 6000 dorms. And why the TA never addressed the quality of life decrease from the dorms. And why Garodnick pulled all his Garodnicks.

Anonymous said...

Nothing will change. You will pretty much see the same old thing. New boss same as the old boss. They are out for only ONE thing. A return on their investment at all costs.

Anonymous said...

What a phony.

Anonymous said...

The number of two bedroom apartments increased while the number of one bedroom apartments decreased (while they did not adjust the number of rooms we all pay on our MCI calculations). That is FRAUD!


Anonymous said...

HEY STR, what about October 21, 2015 at 10:39 AM comment?

Anonymous said...

The new two bedroom apartments (formerly one bedroom) went from 3 room apartments to 5 room apartments as they divided the dining and living areas with a wall too.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I'm sure the pattern is to turn 1 bedroom to 2 bedroom, 2 bedroom to 3 bedroom. Neither the TA nor Garodnick wanted to look into this and the DOB filings that stated there would be no change in occupancy with the addition of a wall partition!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The new two bedroom apartments (formerly one bedroom) went from 3 room apartments to 5 room apartments as they divided the dining and living areas with a wall too.<<

Amazing. I didn't know that. And, of course, technically no change in occupancy!