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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.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

A message from Rick Hayduk, General Manager

The snow continues to fall at this hour and it is reported we are to receive even more snow before it tapers off around midnight.

The PCVST team has been at work since midnight to stay on top of the snow removal. Right now, we are focused on clearing the drivable roads ensuring access for emergency vehicles along with terrace level entry and exit points. In addition, we are clearing the perimeter sidewalks but struggling to keep them clear due to drifting snow off of 1st Avenue and 20th street. Know that over 50 of our team are out in the storm operating machinery and shovels to keep the roads and pathways safe.

Inasmuch as Mayor De Blasio has asked everyone to stay inside, for those who venture outside, be warned that there is significant black ice (under the snow pack and covering cleared areas) and snow drifting. Conditions are dangerous and we also encourage everyone to stay inside.

With the expected termination of the snow around midnight, the team will continue to work into the early morning to clear roads and paths in preparation for the morning’s activity. Our equipment will continue to make noise and as such, we ask for your forgiveness.

PCVST’s Sunday services operation will be limited as we return the complex to normalcy. As always, the resident services representatives are on the phone to take any emergency calls. We ask that any non-emergency calls be held until Monday simply because we are not sure how many associates can make it to PCVST tomorrow. Trash pick-up today was extremely limited and it is expected that tomorrow’s pick up will be as well solely due to the sanitation team assisting with snow removal. As for all other services and activities (Oval Services, ICE, Oval CafĂ©, etc.), it is a fair assumption that they will not operate tomorrow but will return to normal operating hours on Monday.

We are grateful for your patience and want you to know that the dedicated associates of PCVST are tirelessly working to get us back to normal as quickly as possible.

Please reach out to me or anyone on our team if there’s any way we can assist you.

Please reach out to me or anyone on our team if there’s any way we can assist you at the Resident Services number of 212-420-5000.


Rick

Rick Hayduk
CEO|General Manager
StuyTown | 276 1St Avenue Loop | New York, NY 10009
Phone: 212.614-5848 | Cell: 239-340-1405
rick.hayduk@stuytown.com

96 comments:

Anonymous said...

ty for the update STR you are my favorite community resource

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Thank you, but in fairness the TA Facebook also has this info.

I'm relieved to see that our property manager, Rick Hayduk, is taking a very hands on approach to communicating with tenants and in taking steps to make this place more efficient and responsive.

Sleepless in Stuy Town said...

Where are the leaf blowers at 7:00AM on a Sunday morning?...lol
Not shoveling snow, that's for sure.
At best, a mediocre job of clearing the pathways.
"Ya coulda done better, Rick".

Anonymous said...

Actions speak louder than words.

Let's see what happens.

Anonymous said...

The plowing, shoveling and salt coverage have been good in PCV. The hot water in our bldg went out some time in the early AM. By 9:30 am it was fixed. So far, I see responsiveness.

Anonymous said...

Plenty of heat and hot water. No complaints here.

Anonymous said...

9 am poster right on. Everyone is slipping on walkways here today. Shoveling job not so much done Rick. How about you pay a few guys to come in and do it - for the record - you could do much better.

Anonymous said...

TALK IS CHEAP RICK.

Anonymous said...

There's a woman on the TA Facebook who RUSHES to post every notice from management, T&V, etc., as though she were on a mission! If it weren't for her, there would be practically nothing on that page! She does a much better job than any of the moderators.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Considering this is a snow storm of historical record, I wouldn't expect the complex to have cleared paths to the ground, snow and ice free.

Anonymous said...

Pcv - water in bath is lukewarm. Not hot at all.

Anonymous said...

I have no complaints. That was one humdinger of a storm and couldn't be dealt with without a lot of labor. Remember that Compass Rock laid off so many of the maintenance staff and they may not be quite up to capacity yet. But, I still think they did a very good job. Yesterday was a day that nobody should have been outside unless they absolutely HAD to be. Today, when I went out, the pathways and sidewalks were shoveled and sanded or salted and, it wasn't bad at all underfoot. I really think that management stepped up the plate and did a pretty good job.

Anonymous said...

Way off the topic but why were the REBNY photo shy this year when they are normally running photos all over the place of them with their politicians at the place-to-be-seen gala?

Anonymous said...

Snow removal has been excellent in Stuyvesant Town. Communications from new prop Mgr have been A+. Nice to have a real person signing letters and e-mails and i appreciate the change in tone. Keep it going Mr Hayduk. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

"Way off the topic but why were the REBNY photo shy this year when they are normally running photos all over the place of them with their politicians at the place-to-be-seen gala? "

This link was posted at the Tenants (not TA) FB page. I'm sure there are other links out there as well, just Google.


http://www.crainsnewyork.com/gallery/20160122/REAL_ESTATE/122009999?utm_campaign=socialflow&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Anonymous said...

For a record storm and as a company assuming control in a transition, I'll give them a B plus.

Anonymous said...

Amen to the compliments. Considering this was an epic storm, the new mgt & crew did well. Just a word to the epic complainers here. You lose a credibility when you don't give credit where it is due.

Anonymous said...

No complaints whatsoever. I hope that Blackstone has started out the way it intends to go on. Mr. Hayduk and his staff have done a stellar job during this serious snow storm, and let us keep in mind that they only just started working here! When we got hit by Superstorm Sandy, Compass Rock was not very prepared and was a dismal failure in every way, shape and form. True, it was a really major storm of unprecedented proportions, but CR knew it was on its way and they were not only incompetent and inadequate, but had an absolutely STINKING attitude toward tenants, many of whom had lost all of their stored belongings, had no elevators or laundry rooms for over a year after the storm. I was at the meeting where Sean Sullivan showed absolutely no sympathy for disabled tenants who could not use the elevators, NOTWITHSTANDING THE FACT THAT MAJOR RENOVATIONS WERE TAKING PLACE IN APARTMENTS IN THEIR BUILDINGS!!!! OBVIOUSLY, THE BUILDERS HAD ACCESS TO ELEVATORS. Well, after that, I just knew that we were dealing with a bunch of pikers and nothing would improve until they left. In fact, I knew (and was right) that things would get a lot worse until they left.

To this day, it is beyond me how the largest residential property in the world got handed over to a bunch of amateur, uncaring, bloodsucking schnorrers. It was akin to recruiting Bonnie and Clyde to guard the Fort Knox. Totally incomprehensible and all (quite obviously) politically driven.

Anonymous said...

Sorry to have to say it, but PCV is a mess and so is the perimeter. The basement entrances were shoveled clean to the pavement, though. And of course the outdoor garbage pails were brimming with household garbage (because it's easier to dump it there than on one's own floor). Hope that can get cleared away soon.

Anonymous said...

The snow is beautiful.Although the Oval lost its magical tree filled branches topped with snow, the blanket of snow covers the now barren Oval scars.

Anonymous said...

Would have been nice if this notice was at least posted in the buildings. Duh!

Tommyboy said...

Ain't no snow in Boca!

Anonymous said...

"why were the REBNY photo shy this year"

Elected politicians taking money from REBNY and sucking up to REBNY whenever possible is a leading indicator of corruption.

Last year the highest ranking NYS DEM and GOP elected legislators were convicted for betraying constituents in exchange for bribes from REBNY.

For some reason Preet did not arrest and prosecute REBNY billionaries paying bribes and ordering corrupt politicians to commit crimes betraying their constituents. Speyer should have been arrested and prosecuted. Elected politicians should be afraid to take money from Speyer. They should be afraid to attend social events sponsored by REBNY criminals offering them bribes. They should be afraid to pose for photos with Speyer that only demonstrate their willingness to accept and/or solicit bribes from him.

Notwithstanding that, at this year's REBNY gala our NYC mayor clearly wanted everyone to know REBNY owns him and his office is for sale, prepared to do anything REBNY orders him to do so long as REBNY bribe money continues showering over him 24/7/365.

Without a whistleblower it's probably too late for PCVST, but Preet should take a very close look at NYC political corruption. That's where REBNY bribe money is concentrated.

Anonymous said...

Seems a lot of those who work for pcvst post here now.

Anonymous said...

Kudos to Lenz' Deli on 20th Street for staying open throughout the stormy weather. No early closing for them. I hope the new management team gives them a fair renewal lease. And that Community will support this small business just like we supported Associated.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, off topic. Read it and puke.

"On February 2, Garodnick, 43, will be honored for his leadership in East Midtown by The Greater New York Construction User Council (GNYCUC).
When asked about the recent recognition from the industry, Garodnick said he believed this is also because of his efforts on behalf of tenants.
“I have not always been on the same page as the real estate world,” he said."


http://town-village.com/2016/01/25/garodnicks-1-5m-campaign-warchest/

Anonymous said...

Heat has been great. Big improvement. Dittos to 1/24 at 8:49 PM.

Anonymous said...

Pcv was a mess and is slippery and not salted in much of it. Whoever is posting that it is fine works for CR and Blackstone. I CALL THEM out.

And the hot water is not hot here at all. Ever......Nice to give your babies a chilly bath tonight.

Anonymous said...

10:55 and NO. NO CREDIBILITY UNLESS YOU TELL THE TRUTH. Clean up was not ok and still remains iffy. We live near east river, take a walk over, or jump and slide on ice.

Anonymous said...

Blackstone is really good with the PR. Snow removal was fine, but it was always good under previous owners. All this PR is covering the bigger issues. Tired of the yapping dog and the door slamming next door.

Anonymous said...

REGARDING Rug Inspections:

Posting here and on FB that tenants need not worry about this inspection for rugs fro Donalda's office. They came and spent 3 minutes checking and walked out. I do not have 80% of my floor carpeted and I was not asked why. I passed this so called inspection and you will too.

Anonymous said...

"All this PR is covering the bigger issues. Tired of the yapping dog and the door slamming next door."

Very good point. QOl here still sucks. See 2.57 PM post at this thread for that confirm.

Anonymous said...

The slamming doors are continuous all day and alarming. Any upscale property would post notes about this in every building for a more peaceful environment. Proof that management does not care about the needs of tenants whatsoever here.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, some comments seem contrived by management.

Anonymous said...

I think you are getting comments from landlord STR. or should I say praises. hahaha

Lots of praises.

Anonymous said...

WHAT ABOUT THE OVERCHARGES. WHAT ABOUT THE TENANTS BEING OVERCHARGED RICK??? WHERE ARE THE DHCR FORMS WE FILED YEARS AGO. STILL PENDING

STILL PENDING?

Anonymous said...

Previous Mgmt sowed ill will and lasting damage to owner/resident relations and the bar is now incredibly low. Now minor improvements are perceived as significant. I expect and hope this new Mgmt will deliver on promises of a new era. I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt and give credit where earned.

Anonymous said...

"slamming doors are continuous all day ..." True dat in my building. Some new tenants are clueless rookies about life in multi family apartment building, no experience prior to ST. Kids who grew up here in the city know not to let the door slam. Great idea to post signs or slip notes under the door.

Anonymous said...

"WHAT ABOUT THE OVERCHARGES. WHAT ABOUT THE TENANTS BEING OVERCHARGED RICK??? WHERE ARE THE DHCR FORMS WE FILED YEARS AGO. STILL PENDING"

Why would RH give a damn about tenant requests to the DHCR, a corrupt NYS agency which is in the pocket of REBNY, when a ruling in favor of the tenants would decrease his revenue? Besides, the Roberts Ruling sort of codified these overcharges.

Anonymous said...

Check this out: http://therealdeal.com/2016/01/25/bill-ackmans-hedge-fund-sues-cwcapital-for-500m-over-stuy-town/

Naturally I have no sympathy with any of these sharks. I'm sure there were all kinds of violations and corruptions in every leading up to and including the sale. HAve my doubts about the judge, too.

But it goes to show...when these sharks want to do something, they just do it. Then everyone else gets paid off later.

Anonymous said...

For those who asked about the REBNY attendees and those who ask about the fire hazards of more than three unrelated occupants in an apartment that is allowed by city officials:

Fire Commissioner knew what he was doing is against the law and only cared about keeping it out of newspapers and having no paper trail. He is also in charge of fire hazard chopped apartment inspections and yes, he is a REBNY man. His taxpayer funded driver did not need the driveway cleared, but the Commissioner wanted it to serve what purpose?

Good article on how he operates and also why FDNY inspections of chopped apartments with more than 3 unrelated illegal occupants is allowed by the FDNY

http://nypost.com/2016/01/26/fdny-commissioner-made-citys-bravest-clear-snow-from-his-home/



SOME "City, State and Federal officials who celebrated the close of another dynamic year for the real estate industry and a promising 2016 with REBNY members and their guests, included:

Governor Andrew Cuomo; New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli; New York State Senate Majority Leader John Flanagan; New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio; City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito; New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer; Public Advocate Letitia James; Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer; Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr.; U.S. Congress Members Joseph Crowley, Dan Donovan, Chris Gibson, and Carolyn Maloney; New York State Senators Philip Boyle, Leroy Comrie, Tom Croci, Michael Gianaris, Martin Golden, Timothy Kennedy, Jeffrey Klein, David Valesky, and Cathy Young; New York State Assembly Member Mark Gjonaj; New York City Council Members Jimmy Van Bramer, David Greenfield, Donovan Richards, and Jumaane Williams; New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal Commissioner James Rubin; New York City First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris; Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; New York City Planning Chair Carl Weisbrod; Department of Housing Preservation and Development Commissioner Vicki Been; Department of Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler; New York City Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro; Department of Finance Commissioner Jacques Jiha; Housing Development Corporation President Gary Rodney; and Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Maria Torres-Springer; New York City Tax Tribunal President Ellen Hoffman, and New York City Council Deputy Chief of Staff Ramon Martinez, among others."

https://www.rebny.com/content/rebny/en/newsroom/press-releases/2016/120-banquet-rebny-honors-real-estate-leaders.html

Anonymous said...

Sorry Associated on 14th and East Village - Rick Hayduk how about a letter on Associated?

Vital small businesses demolished for corporation Wal*Mart renege on major deal after Wal*Mart got what they wanted. Corporations outmaneuver politicians in business, citizens lose. Politicians care about "optics", how they look, their image, not about constituents.
Lookout New York, Wal*Mart owns Albany too. Cuomo State of State address on llc donations is for everyone but him, like Moreland Commission subpoenas

Article:

"A dirty deal." Rarely do corporations pay for shafting the poor and the working class.

"It’s not unusual for working-class and low-income people to be targeted for con jobs — But the bait-and-switch Walmart just pulled off has to rank among the sleaziest ever played.

To get approval to build three stores in wealthier parts Walmart promised to build two in underserved neighborhoods. So they built three they wanted. Then Walmart told city officials it made “fresh assumptions” about profitability of stores slated for black working-class neighborhoods and decided not to build.

Walmart announced last week it is pulling out of a plan at Skyland Town Center Southeast Washington.

City leaders understandably upset, having been used as patsies in Walmart maneuver.

“I’m blood mad,” D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser

But it was residents in those underserved neighborhoods who got burned.

To make way for new Walmart-anchor the city demolished tattered but vital neighborhood economy.

Variety shops, laundromat, beauty shop and fast-food establishments were razed Some apartments demolished, residents displaced.


“They knocked down all our stores and said they were bringing in something better,” “They said they were cleaning up the area and going to make everything nice and good.”

Walmart told District officials the economics had changed.

..proposed Walmart in meant more to residents than sales..rendering of new Skyland center depicted astounding transformation of long-neglected D.C. neighborhood. Gone were mom-and-pop shops unsightly corrugated-metal security fronts. In place were 300,000 sq ft retail stores 1,300 ground-level parking and 475 residential units — rising three stories atop Walmart.

Billed as “Prominent Living, Shopping & Gathering Place,” the $200 million or more project would have been bold step toward broadening benefits of living in revitalized Washington.

It is inconceivable Walmart did not know racial demographic and economic state of city when agreeing to put two stores east of river.

Nevertheless, there probably will not be any consequences to reneging on deal.

“The optics of this are horrible; they are not going to build the stores east of the river, in largely African American neighborhoods?” Evans chairs council’s finance committee. “That’s horrible; you can’t do that. A deal’s a deal.”

Actually it was a reluctant promise made on handshake with fingers crossed behind backs.

McKnight lost his job as cook for KFC when restaurant was demolished. “I had been doing all right, supporting my child,” “Finding another steady job has been hard.

Looking over razed empty acreage, he recalled old stores lining the street may not have been much, but they were better than nothing.

“We had a Murry’s Steaks and a Discount Mart. Not everybody can afford Safeway, okay?” “They even tore down the laundromat. People have to catch a ride just to get clothes washed.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/walmart-backs-out-of-dc-deal-citing-costs-and-citys-poorest-pay-the-price/2016/01/19/af963e00-becb-11e5-9443-7074c3645405_story.html?postshare=6781453723137318&tid=ss_fb



Here are Gov Cuomo biggest donors we can look forward to ruining / saving NY with same schemes in NYC East Village including Wal*Mart

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2016/01/8588354/hedge-funds-and-real-estate-dominate-cuomo-donor-list

Anonymous said...

January 25, 2016 at 10:34 PM Because it is the law. Remember the best excuse Dan gives to tenants is that things are legal. The overcharges are illegal and not all of them are codified by Roberts. Keep fighting, there has to be a reason DHCR is delaying to hide something.

Anonymous said...

Agree Rick Hayduk will likely not do anything to help tenants that will effect his company bottomline profit. That includes making sure rent charges are proper and no one is nickel and dimed robbed by rents charged by Compass Rock before Rick came onto the property. Compass Rock did a lot of dirty things and DHCR is corrupted by REBNY. What do your lawyers say about your charges? A good tenant lawyer can tell you by just looking. I don't mean the tenant association lawyers who have been around while Compass Rock was here and know everything Compass Rock did becuz they would have told tenants already if they were not in on it.

Anonymous said...

Stuy Town did an excellent job removing the snow. With everyone complaining (rightfully so) all the time about the QOL here, I wanted to express something positive.


Anonymous said...

REGARDING Rug Inspections:

Posting here and on FB that tenants need not worry about this inspection for rugs fro Donalda's office. They came and spent 3 minutes checking and walked out. I do not have 80% of my floor carpeted and I was not asked why. I passed this so called inspection and you will too.

January 25, 2016 at 2:57 PM

So true. The 80% rule is ONLY enforced if someone complains about you. After my inspection was done, and I have ZERO% carpets down, I was told NOTHING! All the rules ARE in place, but ONLY enforced WHEN THEY HAVE TOO!!

Anonymous said...

"The snow is beautiful.Although the Oval lost its magical tree filled branches topped with snow, the blanket of snow covers the now barren Oval scars."

The destruction of the Oval tree park was just about the most despicable and heinous acts of destruction and vandalism that the former managements did. It's like they went into the Louvre and slashed the Mona Lisa and then pissed all over it. Bastards of the worst degree.

Anonymous said...

Good article 1:09. Bank of America is a defendant too. I think, in the deal somewhere with Bankof America they were also not supposed to be allowed to evict any PCVST tenants for any reason. I think they conned all the tenants they illegally evicted or forced out with the sharp increases in rents.

Anonymous said...

Exactly so 11:40 and the other commentor. The squirrels are suffering too without their homes in the trees. The hawk comes over once a day and feeds on a squirrel in the Oval who has no home for shelter.

Anonymous said...

8.33, 10.34 here.

I have no problem with filing overcharges but has anyone been successful so far with the DHCR? Anyway, MAYBE things have changed:

“On January 6, 2016, DHCR’s Office of Rent Administration, based on an examination of its own records, sent a letter to building owners who received J-51 tax benefits, directing them to file 2016 registrations for any apartments that had been previously deregulated due to high rent vacancy during the receipt of the tax benefit period. Owners were also directed to notify the tenants in these apartments that they are subject to rent stabilization and to offer them rent stabilized renewal leases and required supporting documentation. Tenants who believe that they may be affected by this initiative, can contact DHCR to obtain a rent history of their apartment and related information on rent stabilized tenants’ rights by contacting rentinfo@nyshcr.org or by calling 718-739-6400. Tenants can obtain their building’s block and lot number at:

http://webapps.nyc.gov:8084/cics/fin2/find001i and then can inquire about the J-51 tax benefit status with regard to their building at:

http://webapps.nyc.gov:8084/cics/cwba/dfhwbtta/abhq

Now since the Roberts ruling returned all of PCVST to NYS RS status (until 6/2020), then this notice really does not impact us per se. But maybe it changes the DHCR culture. At least James Rubin lives in NYC. We will see if the DHCR really becomes independent of REBNY.

http://www.nyshcr.org/AboutUs/ExecutiveStaff/JamesSRubin.htm

Anonymous said...

9 57 , not entirely true. WE had complaints and I can now understand why. Passed inspection that took minutes and had barely rugs. It's all a farce. Donalda could care less. She just reports it's all covered and in our case, in all honesty, we are and were not. Busted!

Anonymous said...

This place is nuts. I can hear every word, every fart, every groan from neighbor today.. Working from home this week and people, you should:

close your vents - bathroom ?

carpet carpet rugs, double rugs

i am new but can't wait to hear the neighbors screwing soon. Is it coming through pipes, floors, where?

Anonymous said...

Did the Cuomo Speyer committee to save New York donate to Dan Garodnick? Is that true?

Anonymous said...

The $500 Million CW got should go to tenants. Honestly these pols and RE did everything they could to cover Robbie's debt and help the investors who investment success depended on tenant demise then helped CW get back the investors money by demise of half the PCVST population. NOT ONE POL CARED ABOUT TENANTS. THEY ONLY CARED ABOUT INVESTORS. OUT WITH ALL THE POLS!

Anonymous said...

Would be fun if all the developers sued each other! But they will probably settle. The lawsuits are blackmail of sort. CW does not want any discovery or litigation to air their dirty little secrets.

Anonymous said...

If someone posts here any props to Mgmt they are suspected and accused of working for LL!

Anonymous said...

REBNY PHOTOS

The heavyweights
Best buddies the Bills Rudin and de Blasio

http://www.crainsnewyork.com/gallery/20160122/REAL_ESTATE/122009999



The lightweights
Party toy boys and girls

http://mostlikedtags.com/instagram/rebny

Anonymous said...

On our new neighbors, the problem is their culture

http://www.newsday.com/opinion/chipotle-food-poisoning-clean-up-plan-is-problematic-1.11394033

Anonymous said...

More on the cover up (from another commentator on FDNY abusing the system of good firefighters) the cimmissoner and Mayor are investigating how the abuse story leaked.

StuyTown shouldn't hold its breath for any safety investigation on the illegally occupied chopped apartments . Mayor calls it a nonstory for two trucks to be out of commission to unblock the chief who was not blocked at all since his driver was there to pick him up. Was the snow job to unblock the wife's car? The chief would have been better hiring a couple of teenagers on the block to shovel then calling his firefighters.

http://nypost.com/2016/01/27/fdny-chief-in-hot-water-for-personal-snow-job/

Anonymous said...

The FDNY cimmissioner should be fired. Even the Governor got this right. Keeping the public in the dark is the way of the cimmissioner and that is dangerous when it comes to fire safety. What else have the Department of Investigation white washed?! 3+ unrelated tenants in 4500 chopped apartments! The Department of Investigations under this Mayor should be investigated!


"Just as Gov. Cuomo fired state Emergency Management Director Steven Kuhr for having a crew move a fallen tree from his driveway after Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

The Department of Investigation is “reviewing” Nigro’s actions. But what’s to “review”? Is DOI chief Mark Peters — the mayor’s former campaign treasurer — going to do a whitewash?"

http://nypost.com/2016/01/26/ax-the-fire-commissioner/



Anonymous said...

" Is it coming through pipes, floors, where?"

Both. PCVST is a project that has concrete slabs with wood floors. Perfect echo chambers. Especially with no rugs or limited tissue paper ones, both situations that now seem to pass the so called 80% carpet inspection by the SHAM as per the posts here. You should have checked out this blog or the real one star Yelp reviews prior to moving here. Welcome to our hell hole.

Anonymous said...

Did not personally survey entire development for management storm response, but this corner of PCV received best heavy snowfall cleanup since MetLife.

Apartment heat also improved.

Still, we should own this place holding authority to hire/fire management based on performance. We should not be forever reduced to hoping, wondering, complaining or asking for basic services.

Anonymous said...

January 26, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Yes, ENTIRELY true, 1:55. This is a DIRECT quote from the Leasing Dept.
Just like jaywalking. The law IS in place, but only enforced when appropriate.
This place STILL blows!

Anonymous said...

Explaining the hypocrite

“Andrew knows better than anyone that without a Democratic loss in November, he has no political future, and if that’s the case, he’s going to be one miserable SOB.”

This is why Gov Cuomo pushed Republican agendas for 5 years screwing over Democrats and the population of the state.

"A Republican needs to win the general election to secure Cuomo’s political future"

“It would be fair to say that Andrew sees his entire political future resting on the defeat of Hillary, Bernie Sanders or another Democratic nominee so that he emerges as the ‘progressive’ choice in four years,” said a highly informed source familiar with Cuomo’s thinking.

“Andrew has contempt for Albany. He’s restless and tired of what he sees as the ‘small-ball’ job of governor. He wants to get back to Washington, and he knows his only hope is a Republican president he can challenge in four years,” said the source, who has known Cuomo for more than 20 years, including during Cuomo’s time as President Bill Clinton’s housing secretary.

http://nypost.com/2016/01/25/a-republican-needs-to-win-the-general-election-to-secure-cuomos-political-future/

Andrew Cuomo cares about nothing. He pretends to care about what his advisers tell him to so they can show an appealing image to voters because it is all about his own advancement. Incumbents are the same gravy train caring only about their advancement to the next office they consider too "small" for them until they get to the top. That is why uncaring Cuomo is failing at his job, he does not care.

Nobody in their right mind would keep any of these guys on payroll at their company. They think their jobs are too small for their big egos but really their jobs are too big for their limited capabilities so they blame each other for government not being able to get anything done. They are government and they are the ones responsible for not getting anything done.

Signed
A Small Business Owner

Anonymous said...

Still, we should own this place holding authority to hire/fire management based on performance. We should not be forever reduced to hoping, wondering, complaining or asking for basic services.

January 27, 2016 at 10:14 AM

Ditto. Some of them deserve to be fired.

Anonymous said...

10 05: aren't all floors concrete with wood on top?

Anonymous said...

Reports are that the management here approves all apartments for carpet inspection whether they have carpets or not. No need to purchase for my upcoming inspection!!!

Anonymous said...

On the chopped wall partitioned dorms
Tishman Speyer defaulted in January 2010 (allegedly) but 8 months later on August 20, 2010 according to city documents TISHMAN SPEYER PCVST MANAG LLC built 3 dorms, one in the Oval and two on First Avenue.

www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/excel/job082110.xls



Job Statistical Report - NYC.gov
www.nyc.gov/html/dob/downloads/excel/job082110.xls
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Aug 21, 2010 - ... PHILIP YEE, DIAMOND530 PARK AVENUE OWNER LLC, 330 CAMPUS DRIVE ...... VICKI MATCH SUNA, AIA, NYU LANGONE MEDICAL CENTER, 399 ...... PAUL CENZOPRANO, TISHMAN SPEYER PCVST MANAG LLC ...

Anonymous said...

Didn't Rick or Jon at Blackstone say they were looking into those dorms NYU says there are over 300 students at their Stuyvesant Town Campus. 5 of them are above us.

http://gsas.nyu.edu/object/gsas.admissions.virtualtour

Anonymous said...

Agree

Anonymous said...


Still, we should own this place holding authority to hire/fire management based on performance. We should not be forever reduced to hoping, wondering, complaining or asking for basic services.

January 27, 2016 at 10:14 AM


And our politicians are supposed to "represent" us not "rule" us. They don't tell us what to do or how it is going to be. We tell them!

Anonymous said...

These floors were built in 1947, when people actually respected one another.
NOW, they need to built out of steel, in order to put up with all the BS that goes on around here. I don't think this place is going to change much.

Anonymous said...

"Didn't Rick or Jon at Blackstone say they were looking into those dorms NYU says there are over 300 students at their Stuyvesant Town Campus. 5 of them are above us."

For the thousandth time, thousands of students who live do not live in the “official” dorm apartments whereby NYU/Parsons is the lease holder. These students go directly through the Leasing Office, they themselves are the leaseholders, the lease is guaranteed by their parents.


Anonymous said...

Don't expect Blackstone to do anything about the dorms. It's the only way they can make money on those market rate apartments. No other way to rent them. That was the perk in the shady deal. There are way more than 300. Just had students or transients move into the apartment below me, no furniture.

Anonymous said...

tell stuy to buy them rugs. ASshats.

Anonymous said...

HA
A bunch of PR lies from city council on headlines about the $220 million infrastructure deal that the law already required anyway. Can't believe anything this guy says.


"SL Green reached a deal with the city earlier this year in which the city promised to rezone a five-block stretch near the tower’s site, called the “Vanderbilt Corridor,” in exchange for SL Green’s promise to invest $220 million in public infrastructure improvements in the area.
According to the complaint, the old zoning laws already required SL Green to make these improvements, as well as to buy the air rights."


http://therealdeal.com/2015/09/29/grand-central-owner-suing-city-sl-green-for-1-1b/



He didn't "make it hinge" the law already did.

"Councilman Garodnick is Making Midtown East Rezoning Hinge on Transit Upgrades"

https://commercialobserver.com/2015/08/councilman-dan-garodnick-is-making-the-midtown-east-rezoning-hinge-on-transit-upgrades/

Anonymous said...

They should investigate the Cuomo and Committee to Save New York "Speyer CW Cuomo" Stuyvesant Town deal too. If Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town had a real Tenant Association with lawyers on the side of Tenants they would have done these very simple, easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy requests (and not a politically corrupted tenant association).

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2016/01/8589529/cuomo-back-republican-pacs-target-list

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/sites/default/files/1511_America_Rising_Cuomo_Foils.pdf

Anonymous said...

They invested in an immoral deal that required us losing our homes and immoral politicians made sure they all got reimbursed on their investments and that thousands of tenants, many were school teachers, lost homes. The immoral politicians should lose their homes to see what that is like after they did that to this community to help the banks get their money back on an immoral investment.

https://commercialobserver.com/2016/01/stuy-town-cmbs-deals-paid-off-drop-in-delinquencies-to-come/

Anonymous said...

MacArthur airport in Long Island is Senator Schumer's Murtha Scandal

Senator Schumer is still using taxpayer money to make life easier for his billionaire friends on Long Island so they do not have to travel with the riff raff general public at the largest airports nearby International JFK. Now he is pouring millions of dollars into their Long Island MacArthur airport to make it available for international flights for the 1%. MacArthur airport loses millions every year so by all means pour money into a losing business that nobody needs except the 1% because what the heck its only taxpayer dollars and not coming out of the pockets of the politicians or billionaires whose lives are subsidezed by government.

God help us all when Schumer takes over for Harry Reid. 99% are screwed and 1% will have life made easier.

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/sen-chuck-schumer-make-long-island-macarthur-aiport-international-1.11404442?qr=1



Pennsylvania's John Murtha airport offers three commercial flights
Rep. John Murtha has piloted almost $200 million from Washington to the airport
Airport also receiving $800,000 from economic stimulus
Hundreds of airports are slated to receive $1 billion in stimulus upgrades, FAA says
http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/04/23/murtha.airport/
http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204488304574425042055550178

Anonymous said...

8:42, millions of apartments were built in 1942. Their floors are not built this way.

Anonymous said...

The laughable part of all this is that even the students complain about the floor and noise issue. Heard in the elevator 2 girls age approximate 20, saying this recently. They are putting in complaints about their upstairs tenants. Same shit, different day. No one gives a flying you know what!

Anonymous said...

Hey, for anyone who’s thinking of moving here and who’s not a parental funded/fly-over-state transient/student check this out:




Now why would any professional couple pick the shithole called PCVST versus this UES deal when the monthly price (around $3,200-$3,400) is about the same? To live in a dorm dump? And you know that the Cambridge has strict financial/QOL regs that would preclude “dorm style” apartments. Anyway, the younger Millennials think the UES is for “old people”. Anyone over the age of 28. The Millennial baby boom is at its peak, John Sexton’s plan to turn NYU (55,000 students and counting-“The School That Eat New York”-see that NY Magazine article from a couple of years ago) into the largest school in the country is well on its way. Single Millennials love the EV, the LES, Gramercy, and Murray Hill. There are more bars in the EV per square foot then any other NYC hood. They are all filled with screaming Bro/OMG herds. This “mission creep” is now extending up First Avenue opposite PCVST as well with that so called “Pizza Lounge”. Party buses outside the club. Wooooooooo!

I hope I am proven wrong but I am starting to believe that Rick Hayduk is just another REBNY shill who has a very good PR team. The renovation of old school apartments with partition walls continues at its rapid pace to advertise as “Flex” apartments. In other words, dorms.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:06.

People need to get off the whole NYU dormification. Yes, NYU (and a few other schools) have bulk leases with PCVST. These numbers are microscopic compared to the number of students that walk through the leasing office every day and rent an actual apartment with mom and dad as the guarantors. Yes, they are students. No, they didn't go through the school (for the most part).

I am normally in total agreement with the posters on here, but reality is what it is. I have 3 apartments on my floor in PCV with dental students... none went through NYU.

Anonymous said...

January 27, 2016 at 4:32 PM

This is true. Leasing department told me no rugs are necessary UNLESS a tenant complains about you. SOME RULE, HUH?

Anonymous said...

January 29, 2016 at 12:30 PM why do YOU care what other people say about the dormification of Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town unless you are trying to keep it hush hush? Smells like stench of a COVER UP!

Anonymous said...

Leasing office told me the same. It's even more irritating that they don't 'REALLY' check. They visit and say A OK. Happened to many of us. just ask around!

Anonymous said...

Blackstone is just one big PR Machine. The QOL issues continue as before, just had a new noisy young group move in under my bedroom. One loud group of rowdies moves out, and another replaces it. Music and loud talking after 11:30, banged down and this group quickly stopped. Did not have to call security yet. Of course they have no furniture down there, so the sounds intensify. What new PR statement will they come out with this week?

Anonymous said...

The leasing department is all the same agents as Compass CRock. There is no new Blackstone team.

Anonymous said...

One big PR Machine for sure. Their new blog is to compete with and dilute the truth in this blog. The truth will prevail over the loudest PR con machine spinning of their wheels.

Anonymous said...

All employees remain. Donalda H stays - paid to do what Rick? My monthly rent pays her to do what Rick?

Anonymous said...

"January 29, 2016 at 12:30 PM why do YOU care what other people say about the dormification of Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town unless you are trying to keep it hush hush? Smells like stench of a COVER UP!"

Did you fail reading comprehension? 9.06 here. Let me explain. If you don’t know the facts here, how are we going to ever confront the horror here? These are the facts . In the 11,200 apartments here, very few are leased by a school directly (300?). That does not mean there are only 300 or so dorm style apartments here. Again, the vast majority are leased by the students themselves with their parents guaranteeing the lease. Actually, this type of “dorm” apartment is a lot worse than the “official” school leased dorm apartments. There are thousands of these student leased apartments here which have a major impact on the QOL here. Just go to the TA FB page for a recent thread re this issue.

Anonymous said...

More "good" news. Bedbugs reported in my building

Anonymous said...

Dear Rick:

Knowing that you have shoddy construction here with ceilings and walls tissue like ++++++++ so thin I hear my neighbors body sounds from the bathroom, might you address?

You're not the first nor the last property manager to have this issue, albeit our property has floorboards missing. So what say you handle it? Anything less shows us you pledge to do nothing ABOUT THIS issue for a specific reason - harassment of decent tenants to move out. We will remember that.

Anonymous said...

I want to tape the sounds I hear from neighbor and post it, but it's gross. Clear as can be puking, sex sounds and talking, yelling, heels, balls bouncing. Yet BSTone knows right?

Let's make a soundtrack and play it at meetings, in their office, at the oval!

Anonymous said...


From Rick Hayduk:

"If you have a neighbor that is causing a disturbance, report noise complaints to Public Safety at 212.598.5233. We hope that with simple courtesy and respect we can make everyone's living situation as good as it can be."

"simple courtesy and respect" Sorry, Rick, that went out the window around 10 years ago. Check out the recent TA FB thread with an audio file (I-Phone) about a 5 bedroom apartment that Management rents out via a broker to NYU Frats. This is a gem:


"This was after they turned the music off and laughed at security when they left. "

Anonymous said...

Gee thanks Rick. Ya think that will curtail the no carpet idiots disturbing us all 24 hours a day? I think not and just for the record - right out of the gate you could , if you wanted to, tackle this. Ez peasy. Check with other NYc landlords who have balls, or do you?

Anonymous said...

At least we are getting decent heat now. As I have a blood disorder which makes the cold unbearable for me, I am very happy about this.