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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, January 7, 2016

A Week Has Gone By in 2016

And, so far, I see no change. Piles of dog crap here and there, over-sized and/or banned dogs being paraded around, workers hurrying with partition walls to remodeled apartments so that new renters (ie, students) can be packed in, walkways cracked or with significant gash-like holes (there are some in Peter Cooper that can actually be dangerous for unwary walkers, particularly senior citizens).... You may have your own status-quo experiences, like loud staccato hockey noise coming from the Ice Rink on Saturday mornings or frustrating laundry room incidents or parcels being stolen from the mail box area.

Seems like nothing has changed at all.

And that's not a surprise, as CompassRock is still the property manager!*

Yeah, it's only a week, but I bet when I report back on this at the end of the month, matters will not have improved. Anyone want to bet against me?


* See Breaking News post above. The power of the STR blog. The cyber ink wasn't dry yet on this post when Blackstone removed CompassRock. (I'm joking, of course.)


Anonymous said...

Having the hockey played above our apartment sure beats playing at the actual Ice Rink! Yep, you got it, no carpets - tough to play hockey inside your flat with carpets - eh Compass Crock?

Anonymous said...

We are supposed to be turned into the Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton east side version of Hudson Yards. Tishman and the Committee started Hudson Yards too before they bailed out. So things will not get better here because they want all the original tenants gone and the wealthier "new stabilizers" to live among the luxury housing complex resort. De Blasio vision of a tale of "two" cities would be gone because all would be "one" city of wealthy only and by definition "stabilizers" at a new level of stability,

All these cities are stable, populated with "stabilizers" so whatever PR hack coined the term "new stabilizers" for the old Brookfield takeover conned nobody.

The vision laid out by the Committee is nothing more than a generic trend-following, profit driven, character-less chain store franchisee convention center tech leader wannabe (just like every other city) where everyone knows the three areas for future profits are healthcare, tech and education so this is all about profiting and at at all about real care of health or quality of life healthy living, not about educating our young but is about profiting from the education system, in a race for what every city around the world is competing for, tech startups (many of which go bust within the first few years from not meeting their venture capital investments and now those venture capital investments include taxpayer dollars)

Most of the tech startups are now going bust, belly up, take the money and run, run, run.

Anonymous said...

Agreed that nothing is changing. Horrendous downstairs neighbors moved out about three months ago. All was quiet for a while, but last night I heard loud loud male voices at 11PM yucking it up. It looks like I am in for another problem downstairs. They appear to have little or no furniture so the sound echoes upward. the same crap keeps moving in here.

Anonymous said...

12 08. apparently stuytown and Pcv can't get decent tenants to rent their apartments so they resort to college kids and lower level adults who have no furniture or rugs and can't afford any.

Anonymous said...

Compass Rock and CW deserve to be sued by the tenants.