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Sunday, December 27, 2015

So How Long Do We Wait?

Before we can make an assessment about our new landlord, Blackstone and Ivanhoe? The "deal" was accepted in late October and our new landlord officially took over a week ago. One would think that in November and December (almost to end) the wheels must have been turning as to how to manage this property and what changes are going to be necessary. The tenant survey is done, the results are in. For sure, I'm an impatient fellow here, but I'd like to see something start changing for the better soon. Right now, there seems to be no change at all, but just a continual sinking.

37 comments:

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There's a guy right now walking around the Oval, periodically restraining a muscular white pit-bull or pit-bull mix with no blue ST/PCV tag. Scenes like this happen all the time in this complex. No Public Safety officer around, and even if there was one, I doubt this dog owner would be approached.

Anonymous said...

Same old same old.

Anonymous said...

More of the same and more of it. They want the 5000 out and replaced with MR in those apartments. Marsh Doyle and Steinberg's "new stabilizers" that fit de Blasio's definition of affordable housing. Don't count on protecting yourself in the courts, Blackstone and Cuomo control the judges. They want all RS who have lived in their homes for decades GONE. Albany is almost done wiping out 30,000 citizens from their homes!

Trojan Joe said...

Three perfectly formed elliptical pieces of dog turd in the elevator this morning.
Stairwell smells of urine and there is a used rubber draped over the staircase.
My how things have changed under new ownership!

Anonymous said...

public safety is a big issue, i called the other day to report a family playing baseball in a grassy area. the kids were around nine but they had trouble getting over the fence. now it looks all mashed and bent. security said they would go right over and talk to them. but of course security never showed.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Seems that Public Safety personnel are at an old time low or they are just not in sight that much.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Blackstone will have to spend more money here than CW. Hire more Public Safety officers, plumbers and maintenance staff. We know they have enough leaf-blowers, so that should be okay.

Anonymous said...

If we want things to change, we too have to change. We have to get serious when we speak up and report the names of the noisy party neighbors to 311, report to 311 the noise complaints from that slamming, migraine causing, hockey rink, stop complaining about security and instead elevate the complaints to higher and higher places until they stop ruining our right to a peaceful home. Record the decibel sound of each whistle, goal scream, hockey puck slam, and everything that violates our warranty of habitability. Elevate the complaints. Don't waste time on complaints to places that are not getting addressed, like the TA, or the councilman Office, or whatever. Report the complaints where it at least gets on the record.

Anonymous said...

Why are tenants saying Compass Rock will leave when Blackstone already said the same management people will stay who have been here for years? They have to. They still have to finish what they started and probably Blackstone wants to look like their hands are clean. We have had the same management people in place from MetLife to Rose to Tishman Speyer to Compass Rock. The same security officers from MetLife are called Compass Rock security. What do they have to do to change the name of the security officers and company and payroll to Compass Rock Security? Why change it all to Compass Rock Security and not keep it as PCVST security? Who are they protecting, Compass Rock?

Anonymous said...

If you want to find public safety they are congregated in front of their headquarters at 2 Oval smoking and gossiping.

Anonymous said...

Give them a chance. They have a big mess to clean up after CW and Campus Crock.

Anonymous said...

Leaf blowers out in force on 20th Street Loop for 2 hours straight this morning. Torturous.

Anonymous said...

Smelled pot smoke in my elevator again. I am calling the cops!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Give them a chance. They have a big mess to clean up after CW and Campus Crock.<<

They can start, bit by bit. The easiest thing would be to start Public Safety ticketing dog owners who are violating the dog rules. Of course, that would mean we'd have to see Public Safety around the complex far, far more than we do.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And they have to get rid of CompassRock.

Anonymous said...

A better place to start bit by bit is eviction of the 3+ unrelated roommates. That is causing disgusting filth in the basements, noise pollution, and a lot of pot smoke in the halls.

Anonymous said...

Public Safety is too busy B.S.ing outside there office next to Associated.

Anonymous said...

Just saw (2:00pm on Monday) security van #9 rushing up the service road on 1st avenue in PCV. Lights on, it blew through a red light on 22nd and almost hit a little kid. The rush?? A Starbucks run!!

These blowhards are going to kill someone unless someone intervenes really soon. If Blackstone doesn't, this property will soon be owned by John and Jane Doe - parents of baby killed by security vehicle or out of control golf cart.

Anonymous said...

How is Compass Rock still here? If they listened to anything the tenants had to say, Compass Rock would have been gone on Day 1. Definitely not a good start that they haven't figured out a better management option yet. They had 2 months to figure it out while the sale was finalized. GET COMPASS ROCK OUT!!

Anonymous said...

TA Board is way too busy still congratulating themselves on the "great" job they did approving the Blackstone deal to actually deal with quality of life issues here in any meaningful way . And in my experience calling 311 is almost always a waste of time as the turnaround time for dealing with an issue is usually long after the issue has disappeared , even temporarily.

Anonymous said...

How long do we have to wait???

Until the 2nd Avenue Subway line is up a running.

Pass the Doobie Please said...

To poster 11:33AM December 28th:
Anonymous said...
Smelled pot smoke in my elevator again. I am calling the cops!


Surely you jest.
That horse left the barn a long time ago.
The cops have better things to do.
Marijuana is essentially legal now in Manhattan if one uses a modicum of discretion.
Unfortunately, the college bros who have turned Stuy Town into an NYU dorm have NO CLASS. The hallways and elevators reek of weed. Smoking weed on the steps of the buildings is now par for the course.
Public Security to the rescue? I don't think so...lol
How this place has deteriorated?!
C'mon guys, show a little class. Toke up in your own apartment if you must.

Atomic Man said...

11:33, Don't say it, do it!

Cops always like a good laugh.

Anonymous said...

December 28, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Not so funny when Management is notified by the NYPD!

Anonymous said...

December 28, 2015 at 5:43 PM

Surely I don't jest. Management is going to know every time I smell it. I too am calling my 13th precint to inform them that my next door neighbor(s) are involved in illegal drug activity. Make it sound worse than it is, and you'll get results.
If I have to call 10 times to stop this activity, I WILL! Happy New Year Everyone!!

Anonymous said...

http://www.stuytownpetercooper.com/

Who will manage STPCV after the transaction closes?

The same dedicated team of employees you have come to know will continue to run the day-to-day business of the company with oversight from Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge.

Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge are committed to ensuring a seamless transition for residents.

Anonymous said...

I wish De Blasio would speak to the tenants here. Not to the so called Tenant Association who do not represent us tenants in any way at all, but to the actual tenants.

We would get behind De Blasio progressive proactive principles if he would speak to us tenants and work with us tenants and not with the old school Garodnick Bloomberg Quinn agenda that ruined this community for their campus but De Blasio seems to support the campus and the ferry traffic and pollution. Having to stops so close together at 20th and 34th is plain stupid for the amount of fuel, exhaust needed to angle in and out that closely.

Kathy Wilde is right Bloomberg (Quinn / Garodnick) is reactive to the powerful Partnership for New York. Driven by data, quantity (of dollars) and not quality (of life). Reactive in looking for new ideas instead of coming with new ideas.

New Yorkers have had enough of the Wilde Partnership and the Speyer Committee and the politicians who react to whatever those groups want. It is an uphill battle De Blasio is fighting against old Bloomberg establishment but worth fighting to keep some semblance of New York for real New Yorkers. If De Blasio would wake up he would see he already has people who will advance his principles he campaigned on, a lot of us citizens all who voted for him.


“Bloomberg was data-driven, politically agnostic, and always looking for new ideas,” says Kathryn Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City, the business group. “De Blasio starts from a set of principles that he’s trying to achieve and is looking for people and programs that advance them.”

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/12/how-are-you-enjoying-the-de-blasio-revolution.html

Anonymous said...

Focusing on subjective, small gripes on Quality Of Life is what they want us to do so they can continue the bigger assaults on our Quality Of Life and they can quell our complaints with little fixes on little problems they create to distract us from the bigger issues. Tenants have zero real accomplishments because the tenant association keeps us focused on small gripes and that is how the politicians operate. Then they give the people small victories to quiet us and keep clear their path for the bigger assaults on quality of life.

Top priority must be to restore the necessary operations maintenance CW stripped to at-risk levels to rig the numbers in the "sale" including plumbing, waste management, functioning & clean laundry rooms, twice daily hosed walkways, more rakes with fewer leaf blowers and the likes. (Those leaf blowers are the slowest workers, has anyone ever watched them?? a person with a rake could clear the area of leaves faster than those guys using the blowers).

Another top priority must be to address, refund and remove the illegal MCI applications put on tenants especially the NY State college campus security MCI (and having the universities pay for student University Police instead of using our tenant security lessening our security resources and therefore safety), and the unequal allocation of the MCI charges discriminating against the Rent Stabilized tenants. Followed by real and stronger tenant representation on MCI matters. (Marsh) Steinberg Collins Dobkins is not it.

Stronger, real tenant leadership that does as these tenants did in Chelsea giving the corrupt stonewalling DOB a run for their RE-bribed money(thanks earlier commentator for the link) and who reports on record the noise complaints of the Rink, circus tent, horrible de Blasio NYC concerts in the oval,. Tenant leadership that amplifies tenant's voices and not quiets tenant's voices as Marsh Steinberg Doyle do. Steinberg Tenant Association can keep their Blackstone partnership gig but it would be good for a lot of tenants if anyone knows of strong tenants in their buildings who can form a real tenant advocacy group to even the field against the Steinberg Garodnick RE aligned side who have paved way for constriction of open spaces, commercialization of the oval, arboricide, noise polluting mini-sports arenas, and the upcoming air and noise polluting ferry that Steinberg needed to be honest about and tell tenants of the real true certainty of its planning and development, the things the tenants on this blog have been exposing that have been going on for years, the Speyer ferry fundraisers, ferry route maps, who is behind it and how far it is in the development process. Steinberg operates like a Hoylman and Garodnick and that is good for RE and not good for the tenants.
http://chelseanow.com/2015/12/vigilant-tenants-document-fraud-and-take-action/

Anonymous said...

YEA, THIS PLACE BLOWS.

Anonymous said...

"C'mon guys, show a little class. Toke up in your own apartment if you must."

My neighbors do toke in their apartment and the rest of us have to put rolled-up towels up against the bottom of our doors because the stench permeates the hall and gets into our apartments. A cigarette-smoker who did that would be hanged at dawn.

Anonymous said...

I've also called the police Atomic Man. They said that they would report it to management and send me a copy of their report as well. So it DOES work to some degree.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Who will manage STPCV after the transaction closes?

The same dedicated team of employees you have come to know will continue to run the day-to-day business of the company with oversight from Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge.<<

If it's the bottom tier employees that have been around through the changes in management, that's one thing. If it's the "brains" from CW/CompassRock who have been running this place, then we are in trouble.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There's this, too:

"Residents will see little day-to-day change as we intend to make this a seamless transition. The same dedicated team of employees whom you have come to know and rely on will continue to run the day-to-day business of the STPCV."

Anonymous said...

Seamless transition = S.O.S.

Anonymous said...

"And in my experience calling 311 is almost always a waste of time as the turnaround time for dealing with an issue is usually long after the issue has disappeared , even temporarily."

Sorry, not true. Instead of calling PS, I did the 311 on line complaint for a Bro/Dorm style apartment big blast party. Of course, they have no rugs but that's SOP. NYPD responded and shut down the party. BTW, this was on Saturday nite.

Anonymous said...

N.Y.P.D.!!

Anonymous said...

called 311 and honestly they showed up in 2 hours. I don't know what they said or did with the offensive noisy neighbor above, but it worked.

call 311 regarding noise, and a lawyer. It works.