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Thursday, January 7, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: CompassRock Out, New Property Management to Take Over

Rick Hayduk, the new property manager of ST/PCV.

http://therealdeal.com/blog/2016/01/07/blackstone-ivanhoe-launch-own-property-management-firm-to-run-stuy-town/

Of importance: Rick Hayduk, the new property manager, will live in the complex with his family. He will also hold several "Meet and Greets" with residents, starting this Saturday.

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You're Invited to Join Blackstone and Meet PCVST's New General Manager!

PCVST tenants are invited to enjoy refreshments at a "Meet-And-Greet" event on January 9th!

Blackstone is hosting a "Meet-and-Greet" event on Saturday, January 9th at the tented basketball courts at Stuyvesant Town at 10am to introduce Rick Hayduk as PCVST's new General Manager. We hope you can join.

Additional "Meet-and-Greets" with Rick will be held on:
• Tuesday, January 12th, 2pm at the Community Center
(RSVP required: register by calling 212.598.5297 or emailing slaubner@abigailmichaels.com)
• Tuesday, January 12th, 3pm at the Community Center
(RSVP required: register by calling 212.598.5297 or emailing slaubner@abigailmichaels.com)
• Thursday, January 14th, 6:30pm at the tented basketball courts at Stuyvesant Town

44 comments:

Anonymous said...

That explains why the said the Oval is a real asset. The events they will throw that people can come stay in their luxury resort where the homes are going fast at $3 million. Mr Hayduck's previous Property Manager President job with LXR. This is the future of the former one-of-a-kind working middle class community in a Park -- and it needs the ferry station or it will not be successful. So the taxpayer funded, polluting, noisy ferry station is to make this a destination stop. Taxpayer money is funding the business vision to maximize the developers profits and minimize the middle working class. Also they could not operate this without the new bunker construction of the long gone open space.

What is most galling is the secrecy and deceit by those who are supposed to keep tenants informed and protected. Dan and the TA board. If this was a good thing for tenants they would not have operated in secrecy.

http://waldorfastoria3.hilton.com/resources/media/wa/BCTBCWA/en_US/pdf/en_BCTBCWA_Boca_Club_Life_July2013.pdf

Anonymous said...

Blackstone has now made public their path to bettering the ‘tenant experience’, establishing their own mgmt. company. Blackstone previously asked of us (tenants), via a survey, what our hot-button items are. You have detailed many times what you think are the primary complex-wide issues. With these, Blackstone should be able to understand what issues require immediate attention.

From my experiences of taking over an asset upon purchase, it is imperative to understand what you can do to show the tenants that the ‘new boss ain’t like the old boss’, that the new owners are dedicated to improving the tenant experience. And this requires an immediate response to tenant hot-button issues (a sort of shock-and-awe).

One issue for your readers that I think is extremely important: please go visit the new property manager at one of the meet-and-greets. And advise him that the TA voice is not your voice. Tell him that you have your own issues and concerns regarding the management of the complex. And ask him to schedule quarterly open forums where you can continually meet with him and his staff. If not enough tenants meet with the new manager directly, it allows him to assume that the TA’s voice is the dominant voice that needs placating and allows Blackstone to cut out direct discussions with the tenancy and only speak with the TA.

Anonymous said...

Some PR spin heard before and time again because nobody stands up and demands what rental tenants deserve, a safe, peaceful, livable home.

Spin:

"rare opportunity to be the stewards of this iconic institution"

"You can rest assured the new owner will be obligated to assume and satisfy all of the existing operating obligations"


http://www.gossipextra.com/2014/10/30/boca-raton-resort-club-for-sale-4154/

Get ready for lots of this, I mean really why else did Trump build a golf course in the Bronx or Rattner build the coliseum in Brooklyn if not to bring the championship events?

"While locals mainly know the resort for its beach club, many have visited as guests of large catered events like the upcoming fundraising gala of the Chris Evert Pro-Celebrity Tennis Classic."

Anonymous said...

YIPPEE! DON'T LET THE DOOR HIT YOUR DIRTY ASSES ON THE WAY OUT, COMPASS ROCK/CAMPUS CROCK!

I hope this guy knows the difference between a Boca resort and a NYC apartment complex. He might well be used to catering to alter cockers and brats, they are different and with different needs here!

Anonymous said...

Mr Hayduk has no experience in long term residents and Blackstone has no interest in multiple generations of middle working class raising families.

"As president of the resort for the past two years, Rick Hayduk is playing point on changes these days. His biggest goal is to ensure the resort reflects the energy and vibrancy that he sees in Boca Raton, which includes a mix of talented young entrepreneurs and tech workers, plus energetic retirees and nationally successful business people who have second homes in the area.
The resort is frequently seen as a backdrop on financial news networks since it is home to major business conferences.

While conventions are a major source of business, Hayduk is also emphasizing staycations and memberships. The FlowRider and surf lessons are examples of how the resort is more family friendly and there’s a DJ playing in the evening.

The beach club, just across the Intracoastal Waterway, is connected to the main resort by shuttle buses and boats. "

http://sfbwmag.com/departments/boca-raton/pretty-pink


In other words, no more peace, tranquility of an 80 acre park in the middle of the most energetic place in the world, New York City. Light up Stuyvesant Town with "energy, noise, events" because there is not enough of that in NYC and peace and quiet has no place here. If you want a home with peace and quiet, move to the suburbs. Maybe Dan and Susan will come clean about the ferry now and keep tenants informed of EVERYTHING even if we are going to oppose it.

Anonymous said...

Dan and the TA do not want us knowing anything... the more in the dark we are, the better!

Anonymous said...

Ding dong the witch is dead!

Anonymous said...

Oh boy. Fasten your seatbelts.

Anonymous said...

11:37 AM, I understand your gloom and doom, but hopefully the new management will realize that they are running a residential apartment complex where people who work for a living reside and need some peace and quiet. We can always hope and pray that the new management isn't as callous and crude as the old money-grabbing incompetents.

Anonymous said...

Is Mr Gray still on the Board of Hilton? He is, right?

Anonymous said...

11:50 AM: you are so damned right! We should not let the new management think that the TA speaks on our behalf. The TA has done absolutely NOTHING on our behalf - at least not in a good way. We will be well rid of the odious Goradnick when his third term finally is over, and when that happens the TA will lose its controller. Management needs to know that only a minority (tiny minority) of tenants are members of the TA and that those of us who have been around long enough to know their history absolutely despise what the TA has become since Garodnick took control of it.

Anonymous said...

This talk about "the old boss and new boss" makes me wonder who is paying who to live here. Surely, we rent-paying tenants are the boss?

Anonymous said...

Conventions, casinos and hotel style resort living is the Blackstone Cuomo vision. Study the new managers history of work, a lot of over-communication press releases and memos to long term residents while enticing short term tenant guests, second homes, corporate apartments, time shares, students, transients by every definition of the word.

Cuomo is turning NY into convention center he77

http://www.newsday.com/news/new-york/cuomo-unveils-javits-center-expansion-plan-1.11301101

Convention tourism and boondoggle money is what they are after. Get rid of the authentic neighborhoods and bring in the chain stores, malls, and convention crap. They tried to pull this off in Sunnyside. De Blasio argued for affordable housing and Cuomo slapped him down the next day with conventions center plans, remember?

"Jimmy Van Bramer, the councilman whose district encompasses “every inch” of Sunnyside Yards, has expressed concern about the de Blasio plan and on Wednesday reacted to the Doctoroff proposal with horror.

“I have never had one person come to me in western Queens and tell me that what we really need is one of the largest convention centers ever built smack dab in the middle of our neighborhood,” he told Capital."

http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/city-hall/2015/02/8561650/cuomo-comes-back-convention-center-thing

So there, this is why they robbed us of our Roberts victory and did not restore our homes to the proper rent before the illegal jacked up rents. This was always their plan. Everyone who said the settlement was "good" is in on the con. Good for Jimmy Van Bremer, for truly representing his constituents and calling out the powerful offices on their con on the People of NYC.

Anonymous said...

The Ice Rink is only the beginning of what Blackstone Ivanhoe Cambridge will be building, construction, and commercialization adding what they call amenities and we call noise pollution and dead chopped trees. The article mirrors what Dan and the entire TA Board did to the Oval Tree Park.

Boca resort works to break out of time capsule
Posh property adds new technology, programs to lure young leisure guests

As part of a new "luxury with an edge" strategy, which includes targeting families, the resort at 501 E. Camino Real will unveil an ice skating rink Nov. 1 to kick off the holiday season. The pink-colored rink will operate through Jan. 1.

http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-10-02/business/fl-boca-raton-resort-club-rebranding-20131002_1_cloister-inn-time-capsule-boca-property

Atomic Man said...

Well, he's gonna live here. That's a good sign. I think the late, great Bill Potter was the last manager that actually lived on the premises.

Hope he's in my building. It'll be the only one with working washers and dryers, a clean recycling area, rugs on every floor, and plumbers that come right away when the toilets overflow! But I'm in The Stuy, he'll certainly be in The Coop...

Anonymous said...

Best if we keep ourselves well informed and eyes wide open. We can't rely on hopes and prayers. This is cold, callous, mad man Michael Bloomberg's billionaire NYC he is still creating.

Going to the meet and greet and telling them that Susan Steinberg, Kristen Adahl, Margaret Salacan, the TA Board does not represent our Tenant's Voice.

Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge know this already. Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge know the TA Board represents the Berlin Rosen promoted, Paul Weiss Rifkind supported Michael Bloomberg vision they have all been working towards since MetLife sold us out.

Still they need to hear it from us, that we do not let the Susan Steinberg TA Board speak for us, decide for us, negotiate for us.

Anonymous said...

Re Gray:

https://www.blackstone.com/the-firm/overview/our-people/jonathan-d-gray


"Mr. Gray currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Hilton Worldwide and is a board member of Brixmor Properties. He is also Chairman of the Board of Harlem Village Academies and a board member of Trinity School. Mr. Gray and his wife, Mindy, established the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine focused on the prevention and treatment of certain genetically caused cancers.

Mr. Gray received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa."

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The Ice Rink is only the beginning of what Blackstone Ivanhoe Cambridge will be building,<<

I assume you don't mean that Blackstone built the Ice Rink. But, yes, for some reason Blackstone has felt the amenities were of major importance here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>In other words, no more peace, tranquility of an 80 acre park in the middle of the most energetic place in the world, New York City. Light up Stuyvesant Town with "energy, noise, events" because there is not enough of that in NYC and peace and quiet has no place here. If you want a home with peace and quiet, move to the suburbs.<<

This would be a major mistake, if Blackstone heads in this direction. Unless, they are confident they can ride out the complaints as the younger crowd, they hope, will favor new amenities and special event gimmicks. I wonder if Hayduk was one of those "suits" I overheard at the Oval calling it a "great resource."

Anonymous said...

Atomic man, pc is no better than stuy. In fact, in many ways far worse. 3 washers stand alone this week here - 2 have been broken for months.

Anonymous said...

They already had moved in market rate tenants on the property ready to operate businesses on the planned developed waterfront that the politicians are hiding the plans from us because keeping us in our homes is not included in the REBNY Committee Partnership plan for NYC waterfront on the west and east side. There is one of these tenants in the building next to me who is mad the MR purchase takeover that relied on kicking out 85% of RS tenants fell through. Come hell or high water the MR want the RS out.

The Committee and Partnership and AVNY and REBNY are turning New York into a "Recreational Tourist Trap" instead of the wonderful,artistic, unique, "Tourist Attraction of character" it used to be.

Think Disney meets Atlantis cheese factor with tourist traps all along the coasts of the once beautiful, unique famous skyline. Their Recreational Tourist Trap Playground plan does not include real New Yorkers currently living here. We are in their way and the politicians are helping them to move us out of the way.

Either that or the politicians are completely and utterly inept, incapable of doing the job of the office they hold, because the results are that the constituents are losing record numbers of homes and small businesses.

Anonymous said...

I think this new Resident Manager is going to live on that top renovated floor in 2 PCV. THE ONE WITH THOSE DIFFERENT BRAND NEW WINDOWS THEY JUST PUT IN. Anyone have any thoughts on this?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Atomic man, pc is no better than stuy. In fact, in many ways far worse. 3 washers stand alone this week here - 2 have been broken for months.<<

The grounds of Peter Cooper are disgusting. So many gouges in the walkways, streams of dog piss, etc. PC used to be the jewel of the complex, but no more. But, yeah, the apartments are bigger.

Anonymous said...

Think you can really trust THAT face?

Anonymous said...

Meet and Greet on Saturday? Just another PR stunt. There will be all smiles, yes'ng
you to death. S.O.S.

Anonymous said...

Mr Hayduk: please take down the rink and move it to the Oval and thank you. The oval is furthest from all buildings and homes. Restore our Sat and Sun morning peace. TY.

Tommyboy said...

Perhaps Rick Hayduk can bring some chess tables up from Boca, shuttle board be nice, & Flamingo's.....most definitely Flamingos.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Think you can really trust THAT face?<<

Well, he visits the gym regularly, it seems. Yeah, I can trust that face. And I'm willing to give this new "management company" a chance.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Mr Hayduk: please take down the rink and move it to the Oval and thank you. The oval is furthest from all buildings and homes. Restore our Sat and Sun morning peace. TY.<<

Moving the ice rink to the Oval would be a disaster and probably mar for a long time the grounds there (aside from being costly). One would also hear the noise bouncing around the buildings, as proven by the concerts that are held there.

Tommyboy said...

I would also like to add, the workers here in general need to exhibit common curtesy through out the complex. Quite often we are considered a nuisance while golf carts, trucks, back haulers, security vehicles drive around here like the sidewalk is considered their fast track. No tenants = No Jobs

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Perhaps Rick Hayduk can bring some chess tables up from Boca, shuttle board be nice, & Flamingo's.....most definitely Flamingos.<<

Nothing has been done yet in the areas where we had chess tables before. I suspect some money-making enterprise will arise there, like vending machines. But it would be nice to have similar tables and seating there again.

Anonymous said...

7:31 AM, I don't know what building you live in, but I suspect that the whacko MR tenant who is mad that the MR purchase, along with eviction of RS, didn't go through is not representative of MR tenants. I think you should just ignore the fool and not let him/her get under your skin.

Anonymous said...

Blogger Stuy Town Reporter said...
>>Think you can really trust THAT face?<<

Well, he visits the gym regularly, it seems. Yeah, I can trust that face. And I'm willing to give this new "management company" a chance.

January 8, 2016 at 10:08 AM

Wake up and smell the roses, STR. Been to this rodeo before.

Anonymous said...

"The grounds of Peter Cooper are disgusting. So many gouges in the walkways, streams of dog piss, etc. PC used to be the jewel of the complex, but no more. But, yeah, the apartments are bigger."

Strips of dog piss is NOT considered a negative by many of residents in the project. Nor is the piss wall that surrounds the wonderful oval amenities.

Anonymous said...

10:11 The workers hate us and this is clear. Most of the men cleaning the buildings despise tenants and have admitted so.

Anonymous said...

Hahahha. OF COURSE THE NEW RESIDENT MANAGER WON'T BE LIVING 'UNDER' ANYONE. LIKE THE REST OF US WHO ENDURE NOISE AND ABUSE IN LIVING HELL.

Anonymous said...

Check to make sure he follows the 80% carpet rule.

Anonymous said...

HELLO? Nobody really cares about those stupid chess tables, considering there is soo much more important things going on.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Nobody really cares about those stupid chess tables<<

I care, so clearly you are wrong, unless I'm Nobody, but I never played the Terence Hill role. (Google to see what I'm talking about.)

Also, I bet the older folks who used to hang out there care, too. Yeah, including the guy with the bicycle who used to put his feet up on one of the tables!

There were always people at those tables. Some even playing chess.

Anonymous said...

In fact, with the shitty floors missing floorboards, the rule should be 90% carpeting.

Anonymous said...

"The workers hate us and this is clear. Most of the men cleaning the buildings despise tenants and have admitted so."

I don't blame them for hating the new tenants (if you can call them that) because these are the tenants who leave all kinds of dreck in the recycling area. They leave rotting, stinking food; they put all their shit in the recycling bins and don't care about what is supposed to go where; they leave pizza boxes in the halls; and, they are disrespectful and boorish and think the porters are beneath they and are their servants.

Anonymous said...

Mark Cuban doppelgänger!

Anonymous said...

Im an old tenant and I'm old. our cranky porter hates all of us, not just the new kids.

Tommyboy said...

Chess tables yes! Nothing translates more than a quit mind challenging game of park like serenity. I understand that a game that has existed for centuries has no future since you don't have a remote, head phones or a social media platform to boast on. So while you wait for your hoverboard to catch fire, your newest roommate to come up with his 1/6 of the rent, or your Oval Studies membership to lapse. Please remember there are people who live here not in a constant state of transitioning.