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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:

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Garodnick Will Now Make More Money Than His Districts' Median Household Income

It's good to be a NYC councilperson these days. 

"City Council members Dan Garodnick and Ben Kallos will likely make more than the people they serve this year, thanks to a council-wide 32 percent pay raise. Both councilmen voted in favor of the pay raise that was approved on Feb. 5, making their annual salary $148,000, effective immediately."


"Garodnick, who represents District 4 — spanning from Stuyvesant Town up to the west of Second Avenue and west of Lexington Avenue above East 79th Street — will make 1.34 times what his constituents make.

"His district's median household income is $110,826."

While Kallos responded to, Garodnick was a no comment.


Anonymous said...

The more political corruption that is exposed the better off constituents are and the less likely us working class citizens will get Fannie Freddie purchase funding stolen from us by corruption and wealthy interests.

At least 1,730 Clinton emails contain classified material
State Department says none was marked classified during Clinton’s tenure
Sixty-four of the newly released emails contained classified information

Pay to PlayBOY politics as usual that benefits the billionaires hedge funds?
(NBC News 4 video)

The more you know.....N B C

Anonymous said...

1:44 PM - what does this have to do with the topic of the post?

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

This guy is a royal fuck-up. He should never be allowed to be an elected representative again. He has done nothing to help his constituents and everything to help his real estate pals, his old law firm and the speculators and bloodsuckers who he has a symbiotic relationship with. He is now admitting (see T&V) that his transit upgrading and rezoning plans are not going to work out to the benefit of the hard-working, commuting people of New York as he had originally envisioned. His Midtown East plans will just cause disruption, mayhem and gross inconvenience to the public and with no benefits to anybody except his RE thug friends. The fool should just GO AWAY and STAY AWAY!!! OH, and he should take the stinking TA with him!

Anonymous said...


Well said... well said!!

Anonymous said...

They have not done any of the things in the job description. A raise is not warranted.

Anonymous said...

Working class taxpayers paying more money for the City Council to do work for REBNY one-percenters. REBNY and Wall Street should just start paying the salaries of all those whose Commissioners go to the GALA who do work for the REBNY - the FDNY, City Planning, NYPD. Ray Kelly famously did work for JP Morgan and REBNY and Bratton is a REBNY guy through and through.

Imagine if they let the constituents vote at election time on the raises!

Voting themselves a raise shows what a joke it all is.

Anonymous said...

The City should be ashamed and get a paycut for this $4 Billion disgrace.

The Santiago Calatrava-designed World Trade Center Transportation Hub cost something like $4 billion in taxpayer dollars, but when it opens the first week in March, it will do so with nary an official peep.

“The thing is a symbol of excess,” he said.

By Monday afternoon, the prospective event had been scrapped.

It’s years late and billions over budget. Compared to the beleaguered Port Authority Bus Terminal and the downtrodden Penn Station, it won’t serve that many commuters.

Anonymous said...

why does management frown upon neighbors contacting neighbors? you walk with shoes on uncarpeted floors screaming and acting like a fucking hillbilly and think i'm not banging on the ceiling, i'mont coming up there to ream you?

you better think again NEIGHBOR. You better hightail it back to Iowa.

Anonymous said...

3:15 pm. Rick does not care. They want us to fight it out.