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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, February 5, 2016

Build, Build, Build. Don't Let Anything Get in Your Way!

Another crane tragedy in New York:


Anonymous said...

Another epic fail by the corrupt DOB

Anonymous said...

Whoever inspected it yesterday and / or whoever lowered it today rushed without proper safety measures. This is very bad.

Anonymous said...

Them Again and again and again

Crane Operator’s License Is Suspended

Same DOB game of inspections that find nothing wrong after citizens do the right thing and call in a legitimate complaint

On March 8, a complaint of an unsafe, unlicensed crane at 80 Maiden Lane was lodged with the Buildings Department. An inspection the next day found no crane, and no citation was issued, according to department records.

Investigators said Mr. Cosban’s lapse — he did not lower the boom as far as it could go — contributed to the accident but might not have been the sole cause. They said that they were looking into whether mechanical failure was a factor and that they might issue further citations.

The crane’s boom slowly listed just after 7 p.m. Saturday, after its crew had left for the day. It landed with a crash against the building, at 80 Maiden Lane, where it had earlier been hoisting air-conditioning equipment to the roof, and stayed there, leaning across a triangular plaza; work continued overnight and into Sunday morning to remove it.

Five nearby buildings were evacuated, and no one was injured. But the accident concerned officials and residents, coming almost exactly two years after the first of a pair of crane accidents that killed nine people in March and May 2008, and four days after the city’s former top crane inspector, James Delayo, admitted taking bribes to falsify crane licensing and inspections. The charges were not linked to the deaths, but the authorities portrayed his case as part of a pattern of corruption and incompetence that compromised safety enforcement.

Anonymous said...

a pattern of corruption and incompetence that compromised .......

Ah the circle of NY life in its abundant glory
[when are we going to collectively say ENUF!!!???]

Anonymous said...

I spoke with numerous people that were concerned about this exact crane. Calls were placed and shrugged off within the past few days.

Someone's head needs to roll for this one. How many more unavoidable accidents will it take?

Anonymous said...

Video of the crane fall

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Horrible. People should go to jail for this. No more bullshit fines.

Anonymous said...

Somebody/bodies need to be charged with negligent homicide. That crane was left extended overnight and was signed off as safe by some corrupt bastard son of a bitch working for DOB.

Wait until Garodnick's and his corrupt crony developer donors start on the "Vanderbilt Corridor." Every pedestrian and commuter will need a hard hat and a hazmat mask. I am so sick of this City being so unlivable. The crime is up (regardless of what the Liars DeBlasio and Bratton say. I feel less safe now than I did in the 70s and 80s.

Anonymous said...

More photos. This is disgusting.

Anonymous said...

Mayor DeBlasio and the City Council (especially Dan Garodnick) are at least partially responsible for this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, I can't let comments through that make charges against specific people.

Anonymous said...

REBNY and their enforcers (our elected so-called representatives) will do something that the terrorists have not been successful in doing: they will bring us to our knees. We don't need terrorist attacks so long as we have fucking REBNY and DOB to kill us!

Anonymous said...

The way DOB handles citizen complaints is abysmal