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AN OFFER: PAY ME ONE DOLLAR FOR EVERY INFRACTION THAT I SEE--A UNCOVERED MATTRESS ON THE LOOP, DOG DO-DO NOT PICKED UP, OUTSIDE DOGS BEING WALKED INTO ST OR PCV. ONE DOLLAR FOR ONE PHOTO. I KNOW MANAGEMENT READS THIS BLOG, SO ACCEPT MY OFFER. BLACKSTONE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER.

As we see, nothing much is being done about the many complaints residents have: the discarded furniture on the loops, including the illegal discarding of uncovered mattress; the outside dogs that are infrequently checked for that blue ST lanyard, and their owners escorted out if they don't have one; the lack of R7-2 clarity from our local politicians who seem to be delaying and delaying; the club cars that go this way and that, and many times against regular traffic rules; the failure of our TA to even address those issues, etc. On top of that, residents near the building of the subway extension on 14 Street have had to endure noise and health issues at all hours of the day and night. This is not the way to live. Because of these facts, and a few more, a new representation has to happen. This is where Stuyvesant Town Tenants Advocacy comes in. There are no dues, and plans are underway to get the group doing something proactive about our complaints. The time for submitting our complaints to Management, Public Safety and Blackstone is over.

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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:



Friday, January 22, 2016

Another (major) NYC Landmark to Change and a Loss to NYC's Average Joe and Jane


http://nypost.com/2016/01/20/this-is-the-ziegfeld-theaters-next-act/

"It’s fade to black for Midtown’s iconic movie palace the Ziegfeld movie theater — but the iconic venue at 141 W. 54th St. will be reborn as a spectacular high-end event space, The Post has learned. The new Ziegfeld Ballroom will be a mecca for society galas and corporate events, to open in fall 2017 after a two-year renovation of the space."

Hmm, perfect for REBNY galas and events. Maybe even a future Dan Garodnick event.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Event Spaces are a dime a dozen. The flatiron is overrun with event spaces. Not for locals, or any type of classy venue, but for renting party spaces for corporations, high end cocktail model / waitress brand ambassadors liquor girls and boys, PARTYYYY!

Anonymous said...

At least they're not going to knock it down and build luxury condos!

Anonymous said...

Goodbye Ziegfeld. I saw 2001 A Space Odyssey there in the late 60s with my Dad at a midnight show.

Beautiful movie theater. Will be missed.

Anonymous said...

This city is becoming as soulless and superficial as the REBNY-owned politicians who run it.

Anonymous said...

Leaf blowers out at 7 am annoying the crap out of us yet today, snow accumulating , 7 30 and not one plow. I can't wait to write my check for zero this month coming. Fuck em.

Anonymous said...

New York is no longer the place for musicians, artists, painters, actors, innovators. NY is nothing more than a corporate sponsored tv commercial with plastic game show Hosts giving subsidies to the wealthy.

Anonymous said...

Where are the 700 guys who leaf blow and work at the Skate rink? Are they not also paid to clean our streets today?

Anonymous said...

Sadly after Netflix came into the picture, ticket prices became high and bedbugs came into movie theaters, going to the theater isn't what is used to be