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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.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Stuy Sperm


Nothing quite says dorm like a mass mailing to Stuyvesant Town tenants seeking healthy males "currently attending a four year university, or already holding a bachelors degree" for donations to a sperm bank. Mass mailings like these, inserted into mail boxes by the post office with no address on them, are costly, so this Manhattan sperm bank must be sure that its mailing will reach a sizable, potentially receptive readership.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a undoubtedly a sign of the apocalypse.

Anonymous said...

Why is the USPS delivering mail with no addresses? Sounds shady. Since when can they insert mail into our mailboxes that does not go through the usual mail route?

Anonymous said...

They don't waste printing costs and media advertising dollars. They sent this to Stuyvesant Town to reach thousands of students, not 100 that Dan and Blackstone try to claim. Thousands of students.

Anonymous said...

Yelp reviews are more than interesting of late. We need to get the word out more, better, faster to all future tenants even if they are students. hit em where it hurts guys as the landlord does to us.

Anonymous said...

StR what is the update if any on associated or is our tyrant like Brookthugs done there?

Anonymous said...

Oval Sperm Bank: the next amenity?

Atomic Man said...

Spring Break? More like "Pay your overpriced market rate rent"!

I feel bad for the Woo Girls. Bro boys ain't gonna have nothing left for them.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>StR what is the update if any on associated or is our tyrant like Brookthugs done there?<<

No update. I'm waiting until Blackstone officially takes over, which I guess will be the beginning of the year.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Why is the USPS delivering mail with no addresses? Sounds shady. Since when can they insert mail into our mailboxes that does not go through the usual mail route?<<

USPS can do that. I don't know what it precisely falls under, but a company can pay bulk mail and get their mailing delivered to all addresses in a particular zone.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

From Town & Village:

Reached on Monday morning, the CEO of Manhattan Cryobank, Ty Kaliski, said the mailings were sent to all of Stuyvesant Town’s buildings (though not Peter Cooper’s) because of the high population of NYU graduate students and men in their early twenties to early thirties.

“I know this is not something people normally get in their mail,” said Kaliski. “Stuyvesant Town offers the population in a very concentrated area and we’re not too far away.”

Laura Ilowite, the company’s donor coordinator, added, “We heard a lot of NYU students were living in that area.”

Anonymous said...

Yelp is a resource kids do use in this city. My great niece actually told me at Passover dinner she should not consider living here due to the bad review. She's at NYU and lives in east 30s. Lots of students don't like the sound of multiple problems which are repeatedly posted on Yelp and one other site name escapes me.

Anonymous said...

@8:00 AM
"Oval Sperm Bank: the next amenity?"

Maybe we can get Lux to come out of retirement...

Tommyboy said...

I'm interested, how much do they need for a Metro Card.

Anonymous said...

I find this mailing to be gross and offensive.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting!

Anonymous said...

"“I’ve always thought about doing it,” said Ashkay Misra, 19, who is in his first year of living in Stuy Town."

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20151215/stuy-town/sperm-bank-targets-stuy-town-due-growing-number-of-college-students

Rubber Robbie S. said...

Sorry to be so gross but on more than one occasion I've seen used condoms in the stairwells here in dorm city.
Couldn't our benevolent landlords have maintenance harvest these previously used rubbers, sell them to the sperm bank, split the profits with NYU and maybe even hit us up with another MCI?
Jus' sayin'...

Anonymous said...

thx 10:56
also on dna info

An Asian Nighttime Food and Drink Party Market

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20151215/chelsea/anthony-bourdains-international-food-market-on-pier-57-approved-by-cuomo

One of the Cuomo 7 Long Island billionaires, Mr Dolan who owns or owned Madison Square Garden and just gave a job to Cuomo enforcer Joe Percoco is making another mark on the NYC map with the rooftop Tribeca Film Festival. Would be fascinating to see this real estate allocated map of NYC they drew 5 years ago. Of course it got the go ahead from Cuomo's crew

"The project, which has been in the works for years now, has already received the go-ahead from the City Council, City Planning Commission and Manhattan Borough President's office, the governor said"

NYC is turning into gimmicky Las Vegas, where nothing is authentic and everything is a replica of somewhere else.

Anonymous said...

How totally soulless to have possibly hundreds of petri dish offspring out there that you do not even know and don't know what kind of mothers they have or how they are being treated. I think this is totally immoral. I am not religious, but this whole concept (no pun intended!) just disgusts me so much.

Anonymous said...

Hey Danny Boy. Gunna do anything about this offensive mailing that everyone got?
Or do we stay silent as usual.

Anonymous said...

Happy Holidays STR - moving out on Monday - you are valuable and amazing. Too bad the shit about to get worse here. Fact and I found much better rentals downtown - and cheaper.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Happy Holidays to you and yours, too. Yes, I'm sure there are cheaper and better rentals for those who are paying market rate in this complex. People should investigate. Choices exist.