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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:

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Dreaming of a White Christmas

For sure, in 60-70 degree weather! Happy Holidays everyone! And to the leaf-blowers that were out Christmas Eve morning!!!


Anonymous said...

Aah! The Old Groaner! They don't make movies like that anymore. It's nice to reminisce. Thank you, STR, for the walk down Memory Lane.

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays STR
Thank you for everything you do for PCV ST

Anonymous said...

Merry XMas

Anonymous said...

Yes, happy holidays STR. We survived one more holiday in our homes before City and State take them away from us.

Anonymous said...

thank you for everything you do for truth seekers!
peace on earth

Hippo said...

STR, let me take this opportunity to THANK YOU for all you do for the StuyTown-Peter Cooper community.
You are truly valued and appreciated by many!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, good health and peace of mind in 2016!

Anonymous said...

Ditto on all the above

Anonymous said...

Hippo said it perfectly. May I echo his sentiments. God Bless you, STR. Happy New Year!