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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

General Manager Rick Hayduk Responds About the Dog Issue

Barry Shapiro, a resident of this complex, stepped up to the plate and contacted our General Manager, Rick Hayduk, about the ST/PCV dog policy. Mr. Hayduk responded. Below is Rick's letter; then the extensive response. The posts are at the independent Facebook:

Subject: Dog Policy


Pardon the delayed response; it's one of the pitfalls in trying to respond to resident inquiries on my own.

We'll be introducing a new process to identify registered dogs (see the attached photo) thus enabling Public Safety Officers to clearly approach offending dog owners. The registration will hang from the leash handle; clearly identifying the dog as registered.

If the dog is not registered by May 1; a summons will be issued at the point of contact. If we learn the dog owner is not a resident, they will be escorted off the property.

Yes, enforcement has been lax but in defense of our team, they would have had to stop every dog owner because the registration tag could not be seen. The new process will allow the rules to be enforced.

Please don't hesitate to reach out with any other observations that will make our community better.


Very encouraging hearing from you. But to be honest, so far very little has been fleshed out. During our meeting with you, you mentioned the possibility of the new tags back then, so it seems as if in the past 5-6 weeks, nothing else has been developed.

I have several questions.

1. At the Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Tenants facebook site (not the TA site), there was a report of a child knocked down by an excited dog on extendable leash. The law across both public and private property requires a 6 foot leash, but the extendable leashes are ubiquitous. What if anything can be done about this?

2. Someone also reported that her dog's eye was ripped out during an attack by another dog. Tishman-Speyer very publicly published a list of certain breeds that would not be allowed. But everyone knows that these breeds are here, owned by residents. What will be the policy about these breeds moving forward, what done about those already here?

3. To be absolutely clear...there is no NYC law requiring clean up. The applicable law is actually New York State Public Health Law 1310 requiring clean up in any city with a population over 400,000. I think any policy statement management makes should reflect this. So what will you do about people who might be caught not cleaning up after their dogs?

4. Again, to be clear and transparent, NYC health code 161.03 which has been quoted at the STPCV site does not apply here. It doesn't involve clean-up. In place since 1978, it involves curbing dogs, not cleaning up after. Under this provision, dog owners are not allowed to let their dogs defecate on public sidewalks. But since STPVC is on private land, code 161.03 does not enforce curbing here. So if dogs are allowed to defecate on sidewalks within STPCV, it should be clear that this is due to a policy set by STPCV management, has nothing to do with city ordinances per se.

5. Tishman-Speyer published indecipherable maps showing where dogs were allowed to defecate. Needless to say, dog owners paid no attention. To be clear, are there designated areas for dogs to go or is anywhere fair game? Not talking about just the sidewalks now. Currently, owners lift their dogs over the fences to go in the grassy areas. Sometimes they walk their dogs openly within the fenced-off areas. Again, what is policy? Not every grassy area is posted 'no dogs allowed'.

6. With respect to enforcement, what is the impact of a summons? I assume these aren't NYC tickets. Since STPCV is private property, if the tickets are privately issued, these might be enforceable as owners are allowed to set a lot of policies on their own land . I assume there would be fines; you can't evict someone for not cleaning up after a dog. Not sure if these fines could be challenged if not stated in leases.

7. T & V reported there are 1200 dogs registered. Is there a limit on the number of dogs you will license? If there is, how will management address if and when it discovers unregistered dogs once the limit has been reached?

8. If you go to the STR site, the tenant site at facebook and the TA site on facebook, you will see ample complaints about the responsiveness of Public Safety. I would say that with respect to prior dog policy, lax is not an accurate description. Non-existent might be closer, but that's not even accurate. When I pointed out an 'illegal' breed dog (German Shepherd) around the Oval to one PS sergeant, he just made a snide remark to me and kept walking. So it seems to me that it is more accurate to say that PS has regarded enforcement of management dog policy in the recent past as something of a joke. What can you do about that?

A lot to be addressed. And I imagine on the other side of it you have your management pressing for measures that won't discourage dog-loving renters. And PS folks stating their problems asking exactly what you expect them to do under difficult circumstances.

Nonetheless, I hope that in the weeks to come you're able to release policy measures that will put these issues to rest.

Many thanks again, Barry


Anonymous said...

Couple of misconceptions here. Public Safety Officers who have received the proper NYC training as Peace Officers can issue tickets that are answerable to NYC's Environmental Control Board. They are NOT Stuyvesant Town tickets.

Laws regulating curbing of dogs ARE enforceable in ST/PCV, because the sidewalks, while on private property, are considered "public access". The NY Dept. of Sanitation has come to the property on numerous occasions to enforce the laws.

DoggyDoo said...

Big pile of dog sh*t in the stairwell this morning.
Piss in the elevator.
Gee, I didn't know pitbulls and huge german shepards are allowed.

Anonymous said...

These are dog OWNER issues. Not dog issues.
Bad owners. Not bad dogs.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Gee, I didn't know pitbulls and huge german shepards are allowed.<<

The dog issue is a disaster.

Anonymous said...

What kind of people live here that they do not pick up after their dogs? Or pick up after themselves, our stoop out our window is littered with disgusting cigarettes as if a front yard is an ash tray.

Anonymous said...

1:57...One of the problems here is that the situation with the dogs and PS is not absolutely clear.

Is PS acting on behalf of NYC today or not? Have they ever? Are they going to under Blackstone? These are open questions.

I don't know about enforcing all NYC sanitation laws. I've specifically made reference to the curbing law. I say that the curbing law Heath Code 161.03 is not enforceable here. That's why the dogs can be permitted to go on the sidewalks here whereas it's illegal in most other parts of NYC.

Now I've asked the corporation counsel's office online to comment about this. Naturally I've gotten no response. Perhaps our councilman can give us an opinion.

It seems to me that the state Pooper Scooper law can be enforced. 2 sides to this coin. Property owners are responsible for clean up and I have found that when I've reported dog messes, the current management has taken care of things responsively and that is a big plus. But the dog owners also have the responsibility to clean up and clearly some don't. Now I think the city is the arm that can enforce the Pooper scooper law. However, I got in touch with the Dept of Sanitation manager in charge of our area. He told me after double-checking he could not send his inspectors onto STPCV property because it's private.

If it's possible that PS can indeed be sanctioned to issue to NYS-NYC tickets to dog owners who don't clean up, I'm all for it.

So all of this deserves some attention and clarification, and if it isn't up to our councilman to help clarify this, maybe someone can tell us who can.

Anonymous said...

This whole fucking place is a disaster. One of my neighbors (a longtime RS tenant) just discovered that she has bed bugs. As she is scrupulously clean, but is flanked on either side by overstuffed dorm apartments and a flagrant illegal hotel operation just across the hall, I have a good idea of where they came from. This place has become a filthy, vermin-infested SLUM! You hear that Mr. Hayduk? We have so many transients and students in this building that I absolutely refuse to go anywhere near the recycling room because it is always overflowing with all kinds of dreck that does not belong there, including stinking kitchen waste. I put EVERYTHING down the chute now and I don't care what it is. If it fits down the chute, it goes down there. I would much rather recycle, of course, but I am not going anywhere near the vermin-infested recycling room AND as so much non-recyclable dreck is put there, what is the point?

We are living in an overpriced slum and the entire City is going down the toilet at the same time. People are being shot, slashed, sucker-punched every fucking day and the cops have their hands tied because this FUCKING IDIOT who passes himself off as a Mayor is more concerned about the criminals than the general public. I wish Giuliani would run again for Mayor. I would vote for him in a heartbeat, but NOT for no-balls Bratton. How can he put up with that odious, nincompoop of a Mayor? He must be going senile.

Anonymous said...

"Tishman-Speyer very publicly published a list of certain breeds that would not be allowed. But everyone knows that these breeds are here, owned by residents. "

The forbidden breed list/weight limit regulation has been at the official PCVST web page for some time now. As long as the registration of dogs/breeds can be done on line via an “honor” system, this issue will never be resolved.

Anonymous said...

Have the dude address the noise issues Loser vile.

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the dogs. Problem solved.

Anonymous said...

Requiring visible leash registration tags seems like an appropriate first step. I can see how this will help with enforcement of non-residents walking dogs here. However still requires public safety presence to observe the offenders. One of the areas frequented by non-residents is 18St/First Avenue Loop paths leading to main entrances of 19&21 Oval. The area is a toileting destination for large dogs whose owners do not pick up their large waste piles. So the point I'm making here is Public Safety will only catch unregistered dogs if their personnel spread out not just around the Oval but to the remote areas too.

Anonymous said...

Off thread topic but on blog topic

How many parents of students here were sold a bill of goods that if they rent their kids a chopped market rate Stuyvesant Town apartment it will become their pied-a-terre or money maker for two or three times as much as a condo landlord when Brookfield takes over and does that have anything to do with why a blind eye to 127 illegal market rate hotels operate in Stuyvesant Town while there are zero un-renovated illegal hotels?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>As long as the registration of dogs/breeds can be done on line via an “honor” system, this issue will never be resolved.<<

Registration should be done in person, with the dog being registered. Anything else is an open invitation for a dog owner to break the rules.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>So the point I'm making here is Public Safety will only catch unregistered dogs if their personnel spread out not just around the Oval but to the remote areas too.<<

Even around the Oval, there is lax enforcement and frequently a looking the other way, if there IS a PS officer around.

Atomic Man said...

On my Saturday morning bagel run, I saw a huge dog dropping on the oval, not more than 20 yards from the guard booth. Several more in the course of my 10 minute trip there and back.

I'll bet that a lot of those "responsible dog owners" become a lot less responsible when it's dark out and there's not many folks out to see.

A couple of weeks ago, I watched a young woman lift her dog over the fence, let the dog crap on the grass, then lifted the dog back over the fence, and started walking away. I asked her if she was just going to leave that pile of shit there for all the other residents to enjoy. She replied, "It's OK, nobody goes there - it's fenced off!"

If common sense had prevailed, there'd be no dogs at all, as it always was. But the toothpaste is already out of the tube. It's gotten to the point where you can't walk 20 yards without seeing yet another dog sniffing around for a place to piss and/or shit. There has to be a cap, or else what? 30,000 people and another 10,000 dogs all crammed into our "lush 80 acres"?

If management won't take the lead, then it's up to the tenants to make this place dog UN-friendly. Let them know that they might be "allowed", but they're definitely not welcome.

Anonymous said...

There are way too many dogs here. Every other person seemed to be walking a dog, and they were oversized dogs. The only solution is to get rid of the dogs. Strange situation below me. There have been 2 different names on the board downstairs listed for that apartment in one month. Do I suspect illegal hotel?

Anonymous said...

illegal hotels? LOL Rick don't care Noise problem? LOL rick don't care

Inflated rents with bogus charges? Rick don't care.

Anonymous said...

February 21, 2016 at 11:18 PM

Well said!!!

Anonymous said...

These posts have just gotten downright ridiculous. I am a long-time RS tenant that owns a dog. A LOT of the long-time RS tenants that I know are dog owners. All factions of tenants are dog owners.

To all the people saying to get rid of the dogs completely - good luck. This is a done deal that will not be backtracked on. I do however agree that proper enforcement is needed.

Atomic Man - I guarantee that if you come at me (or most other tenants) in any way, shape, or form and try and make me feel uncomfortable with my dog, you better be able to back up your words/actions. If you want to be a one man vigilante, you better be prepared when people call 911 on you for harassment.

Enforcement of established rules are a great starting point. Like someone said before though, without more patrol, the outer limits of the property will continue to be a dumping ground for dogs that are from outside of the property.

Anonymous said...

February 22, 2016 at 8:38 PM

That's the ONLY way to solve this problem.

Anonymous said...

has anyone on here been inspected for the carpet rug complaint? I can't seem to read all the entries on the blog as i'm sure this issue has been mentioned here.

My neighbor does not remove shoes and has no coverings. as i am sitting here typing this, she is walking back and forth clickity click for hours now. When I asked stuytown management if she had rugs they say yes. there is no way in hell she has not even one. does stuy think i'm deaf or stupid or both?

Anonymous said...

8:38 PM, they never update the board in my building. People who moved out years ago are still listed there. Even people who died as long as 2 years ago are still listed. They may update the intercom now and again, but never the directory board. No wonder the postal service has to dump mail in the lobby. We still get mail for people who have passed away. The property managers are supposed to take care of that, but they are lazy and sloppy. No matter what Rick Hayduk tells us, we still have the same lazy, stupid, nasty people who were employed by Compass Rock running the property. The only correct listings on the directory board in my building are those of the longtime tenants who are still living here. It's pathetic that they can't even take care of that little detail, but given that all of the renovated apartments are revolving door dorms, transients and illegal hotels, it's understandable that they can't keep up.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I would not recommend that tenants make dog-owners and their dogs feel "unwelcome." As long as dog-owners follow the rules, they and their dogs are welcome according to the rules and in the spirit of a community. That said, management has to craft a well-enforced policy, which it hasn't thus far. And, yes, if you see an infraction of the dog rules report it to Public Safety, even if PS ultimately ignores it. I personally see nothing wrong in reminding a tenant with a dog that, to give an example, they haven't picked up after their dog, but you had better be prepared for your reminder to turn into an escalation. I participated in two incidents that went the opposite way: One woman said she had no doggie bag, so I offered her an empty plastic shopping bag I had with me by chance, which she used; the other person, a guy, started giving me some lip when I remarked that his dog's pissing on a flower wasn't good for the health of the flower. That did escalate back and forth (with words).

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>8:38 PM, they never update the board in my building. People who moved out years ago are still listed there. Even people who died as long as 2 years ago are still listed.<<

Standard Operating Procedure, which the new GM should change.

Anonymous said...

I see a woman outside 445 lifting her little French Bulldogs over the fence to relieve themselves RIGHT UNDER A FUCKING SECURITY CAMERA!!! No kidding!

Anonymous said...

" two or three times as much as a condo landlord when Brookfield takes over "

Excuse me, but what are you talking about? Brookfield is dead. I guess you have not kept up with current events, BTW, your link while interesting on its own, as per usual it does not support your main talking point in this case, that Brookfield is taking over here. Any type of true equity ownership here is dead for at least 20 years. The current RE business model for here, the EV, the L.E.S etc., is renting to millennials and the next generation that follows. The STR said this (we would stay as a rental property with whoever was the new owner) when he posted that had a real-estate contact who said this place would never go condo or co-op.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I see a woman outside 445 lifting her little French Bulldogs over the fence to relieve themselves RIGHT UNDER A FUCKING SECURITY CAMERA!!! No kidding!<<

This happens all the time. Management will have to place "No Dog" signs in all such areas. Not going to look good, but at least there will be more visual bite than just a fence. Of course, then comes the real big issue: enforcement.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

1 33 poster is spot on. Nasty porter here and nasty property managers.

The Illuminati said...

Did you know that REBNY/Daniel Garodnick/Mayor de Blasio/CW Capital/The CIA/Rent Stabilization Association/CompassRock/Governor Cuomo/The Gambino Family/John Sexton/Rick Hayduk/Zeta Psi Fraternity/Blackstone-Ivanhoe Cambridge/Sidney Fields/ Kenneth Langone/Tishman Speyer/Brookfield/The Lollipop Guild/Rose Associates provide for and finance helicopter commuting services and Southampton estates for Susan Steinberg and John Marsh? And it’s all on video!

Anonymous said...

I didn't see anything there about Southampton estates for Susan Steinberg and John Marsh. Can you be more specific please? Don't throw out accusations that have absolutely no substance. You are treading the waters of libel there.

Anonymous said...

10:00pm - I am not sure if you are joking, but obviously the Southampton estate post is a joke. (@6:27 - Illuminati) With that being said, there is no joking matter when it comes to the TA. It would be nice if we could occasionally have a laugh at their expense, but they have been nothing but a failure to this property since Tishman Speyer took over in 2006.

Tenant led purchase - FAILURE
Saved Affordable Housing - HUGE FAILURE
Unity Pledge - FAILURE
Stopping the commercialization of the property - FAILURE
Updating room count for MCI purposes - FAILURE (didn't even address)
Assisting a TENANT as she fought the landlord regarding the bunker - FAILURE (non-existent)
Stopped (or at least addressed) the dormification of the property - FAILURE
Addressed QOL issues - FAILURE
Addressed spikes in crime in the community - FAILURE ("it's in Gramercy!)
Supported and preserved small businesses - FAILURE (and don't give me the Associated petition - the rest of this place is a LI or NJ Strip Mall)

There have been some accomplishments though:
Selling themselves and the tenants out to politicians and large RE - SUCCESS (yes, Brookfield is large RE)
Patting themselves and our lovely politicians on the back for "saving" affordable housing following the sale - SUCCESS
Doing a whole lot of nothing - SUCCESS

Anonymous said...

er, it's an anonymous blog. libel what? LOL

Anonymous said...

Illuminati - February 23, 2016 at 6:27 PM

You forgot to mention a few participants in the massive crackpot conspiracy.

- NYU Laboratory conducting experiments on monkeys and PCVST squirrels

- New Stabilizers wanting expanded apartments joining together to terrorize their long term RS neighbors out of their homes.

- NYPD undercover detectives threatening a PCVST resident whistleblower entering a taxi to deliver toxic bunker soil samples to an attorney. The terrified whistleblower vacated their PCVST home and went into hiding out of state, but they might return.

- Spy Drones photographing PCVST residents inside their homes searching for eviction evidence.

- Probably many more...

Anonymous said...

Get rid of the dogs. This is why Met Life had this rule in the first place. And you know what? IT WORKED!!

Anonymous said...

Anonymous comment posting a libel threat against anonymous comment posting a joke on a blog.

Still, why did Steinberg and Marsh betray tenants they claim to represent?

Anonymous said...

Very Well Said 7:54 thorough, concise, accurate.

Anonymous said...

The letter writer brought up many other issues besides outside dogs. Rick only addressed the outside dogs. What about the other dog issues Rick?

Anonymous said...

Barclays Center commercial operations in Stuyvesant Town
What is really behind the business of the tent taking over the Open Space and the PCVST Tenant Association PR firm Berlin Rosen client Barclays Center.
The basketball tent is not for StuyTown Residents.
It is for the City league, for Events, for Barclays Center.
It is to harass the long term residents out with noise, foot traffic of public events run from Berlin Rosen Client Barclays Center.


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Anonymous said...

According to their Facebook page NYC Basketball League is a business. A business operating in a residential zone, Stuyvesant Town.

NYC Basketball League
Small Business

Anonymous said...

Who at DOB approved this business structure for this business operation?
Who at Stuyvesant Town is running the business operation?
Who at Berlin Rosen, PCVST Tenant Association were at the meetings where this was discussed including how to present the tent to residents while hiding from the tenants the Barclays affiliation and the Public League operating out of the Event Space in Residential Stuyvesant Town?
Who rezoned this Open Space for the Barclays Berlin Rosen TA Basketball Events?

Anonymous said...

Certainly this Barclay Center Basketball League Event Space was included in the detailed information on the sale of Stuyvesant Town and approved by the new owners. Is it generating revenue? To whom? Does the TA get a cut seeing as they did a song and dance to distract tenants from the business operations to focus on the Tent safety when they impersonated building inspectors instead of calling real ones because that would then have a record of the violations in the City Records.

Anonymous said...

Consider the TA elections and their restrictions. As I understand, anyone wishing to run for the board has to submit a bio and has to be vetted by a committee. And the whole board doesn't get replaced in one shot. Half one year, half the next. All of which is indicative of what this group has way communication and tight control. This really shows the grip, the strangle hold, that Steinberg has over this group. If Steinberg wants to revitalize the old Jefferson Democratic club and become political, let her do that. The day she steps down from the TA will be the day this group might have a chance to really represent the community.

Anonymous said...

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And the Tenant Association thinks the tenants are to dumb to figure out what is really going on with their cross promotions selling out our Stuyvesant Town Open Spaces and Resident's Quality Of Life to Barclay Center Events when they use the same PR firm Berlin Rosen. How many other ways have they devised to make money off of residents here at the expense of our peace and quiet!

Anonymous said...

Agree with 7:54

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>According to their Facebook page NYC Basketball League is a business. A business operating in a residential zone, Stuyvesant Town.<<

Yeah, we examined this last year. No one seemed interested, aside from some tenants. Not the TA, too.

Anonymous said...

That the TA is not addressing the Basketball Commercial business says that TA is not doing what a TA is supposed to do fir us who have to put up with the noise. Shouts and loud whistles from non-residents.

This entire TA board has been disastrous since the Tishman Speyer default.

Anonymous said...

With all monumentally sky high ineffective security system we pay for combined with all these unaddressed quality of life problems - the increase in crimes on the property - the hundred hotels - it seems a logical conclusion the security officers are given orders to allow the hotels and the pet poop. We can't trust our own security anymore.

Anonymous said...

There's an interesting letter in T&V concerning the TA's so-called election process. It seems it has to do with their desire to become owners and the advice they got from Paul Weiss. Why is Paul Weiss still hanging around here? The conversion is OFF and is never going to happen. Maybe the TA could go back to being a Tenants Association now and not a wanna-be owners association. The organization is and has been totally useless and anti-tenant ever since Garodnick arrived on the scene. What an odious and corrupt little man. He has done us no good and a lot of harm.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

That next to the last sentence is problematic. No evidence that DG is corrupt, despite the friendship with the REBNY and its members donating to his political future.

Anonymous said...

STR, 1:52 pm here. OK, so DG is probably not corrupt in the legal sense of the word, but I think he has been a big disappointment to the tenants here and most certainly has been an influencing factor in the TA's changed attitude toward tenants. The TA used to fight for tenants, but they changed so radically that they really became just a tool of management. I blame DG and the aggressively ambitious Steinberg and Marsh for that. I acknowledge that there's a major difference between legal corruption and what I would call moral and idealism corruption.

Anonymous said...

The only thing worse then the Tenant Association Board under REBNY Paul Weiss control is if they had a conversion and the Tenant Association morphed themselves into a Condo Board!

Anonymous said...

Not sure it is a conspiracy theory. All living on the Oval know the truth. Come to the Oval and see all the hotel guests.

Look at the facts

StuyTown 100 illegal hotels operating in plain sight since 2010

PCVST TA law firm Paul Weiss uses power of AG office to subpoena Airbnb in May 2014

Paul Weiss law firm is REBNY

PCVST TA PR firm gets a lot of press for PCVST TA on cracking down on illegal hotels in 2012 - 2015 while inexplicably the StuyTown 100 operate in plain sight

Here are today's

Professionally placed press of supersleuths in PCVST but not one illegal hotel is shut down and many start operating as recent as Summer 2015

AG Office is in press saying 60% of 15,000 illegal hotels but closes few to little since subpoena and

Subpoena is carefully written by lawyers who do not broadly want illegal hotel information but are specifically targeting a few individuals they say OSE and AG office are jointly pursuing in other investigations

"The agreement permits Airbnb to replace hosts’ names and apartment or unit numbers with unique identifiers, but requires that it turn over that information, as well as all of the other redacted data, about hosts who become “subject of investigation or potential enforcement action by NYAG or New York City Office of Special Enforcements” within the following 12 months."

Paul Weiss partners on the AG subpoena with former Bronx narcotics DA office current OSE to pursue nonviolent tenants with drug, gun and gang aggressive tactics

Paul Weiss has not achieved a single positive result for PCVST tenants. They did achieve results for RE with the increased rent roll by $100 million and the Open Space construction for commercial businesses. It is questionable whether they were ever acting in the interest of current middle class tenants to keep us in our homes or in the interest of real estate and new stabilizers of higher incomes and higher rents.

The May 2014 subpoena language is highly suspicious. It is not written to shut down illegal hotels or any reason that would benefit tenants and that is why the StuyTown 100 was never shut down.

The questionable subpoena is targeting a specific individual(s) on behalf of Paul Weiss clients.

The 12 month subpoena ended May 2015 and did not give them the information Paul Weiss, OSE and AG wanted but someone(s) suffered at least 12 months of Bronx level narcotics tactics.

The question becomes why in May 2014 was the individual targeted with a Bronx DA Narcotics division OSE and AG level pursuit on behalf of power law firm Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton Garrison and their clients? They must be a very dangerous person. But dangerous to who? Certainly not to residents as the subpoena is not written to protect tenants here. So dangerous to who? REBNY? Or which Paul Weiss Clients?

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Wish it could be said the TA dropped the ball on this one but more likely they had it and ran with it believing they would never get caught

Anonymous said...

How long will it be before Dan and the TA take credit for the improvements that Blackstone is trying to make for QOL issues? I guarantee that it's only a matter of time before they are patting themselves on the back for something they had no part of.

The Illuminati said...

Did you know that Brad Hoylman/Liz Kruger/Jeff Spicoli/Jared Kushner/Tuco/Rosie Mendez/Brian Kavanagh/The International Order of St. Hubertus/Berlin Rosen/Ben Shaoul/Lorenzo St. DuBois/Barclays/Hillary Brooke/Opus Dei/Silvio Dante/The Manhattan Institute/Yamamoto Isoroku/Letitia James/Jared Kushner/Elihu Smails/Margaret Chin sponsored the recent SCRIE/DRIE workshop at the Community Center on 2/22/16 to provide Blackstone with the names and addresses of the seniors who applied for these benefits so that they could then be smothered and murdered by pillow carrying ninja hit squads? And it’s all on video!

Anonymous said...

What a laugh that the new manager sends emails and films security officers. Has no balls to tell residents himself how to act appropriately in communal living. Grow a pair Rick. Post notices in ALL BUILDINGS IF YOU CLAIM TO GIVE A FUCK.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Saw this morning: Two heavy dogs (some foreign breed) being walked about PCV. A Public Safety officer walked by and didn't approach the dog owner. Now, clearly, these dogs do not belong here under the dog rules, but the PS officer didn't even try to check if they had the appropriate tags. And, yes, I know about the new dog tag program coming up, but does that invalidate checking any dogs until then?

Once again, a failure shockingly evident. Well, "shockingly" if we didn't know that PS is not enforcing the dog rules. I will be shocked when they do.

And, of course, the dirty secret is that management will not get rid of any dog owner who persistently violates the rules. PS may issue a ticket here and there, but all those large size and banned-breed dogs are here to stay.

Anonymous said...

I don't know what's worse ....a new manager who seems to care or an old management that was blatantly anti QOL issues.

This new guy, Rick, is in over his head.

Same old shit.

Anonymous said...

Mgmt states that the new dog registration tags will be be easily visable. I'd go one better.

Registration fees should be collected annually. Collected fees would pay for RFID equipped registration tags, and readers to be given to PS officers. Annual applications for registration should clearly state that all grassy areas are off limits to pets, and violations will result in fines being applied to monthly rent invoices. Tenants must sign the agreement to receive the registration tag.

Then, if PS spots a dog where it shouldn't be, they merely point the reader at the offender, collect the info, and upload it at the end of the shift. Quick, easy, and non-confrontational.

Anonymous said...

In answer to 9:24, what improvements in QOL has Blackstone made that the tenants association can take credit for. So far there is zilch.

Anonymous said...

Um, first he & they said Compass was leaving, but yet they're staying.


Anonymous said...

Forget the dogs, for the first time in about 20 years I just saw a bike gang riding across 20th street and Avenue A from ST into PCV. There were about 10 of them, and they certainly looked like they were up to no good (whether it was on the property or not, I don't know). If we are going to start dealing with the kids from Avenue D coming through the property and causing trouble, the dogs will be the least of our concerns.

Anonymous said...

we need to see the whole dog policy. the answers to all the questions above.

Anonymous said...

Look at the bikinis not the construction and wall partitions going on all around .. to cover up the Oval Dorms being built
Look at the Tent so you don't see the business operation under the Tent...
Brought to you by the "Look here not there" TA

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>This new guy, Rick, is in over his head.<<

To be seen. He's made progress so far. I should be reviewing all this soon.

Anonymous said...

1:49 - did you read the comment that you you commented on? That person asked how long before they take credit, not that they have already done so.

Is that you John, Susan??

I happen to agree with that commenter and believe that the TA will eventually take credit for the Blackstone improvements.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

So I just came back from PCV where I had a light McDonald's brunch sitting on a bench not far from the guard house. A slew of dogs from outside and even inside with no blue dog tags. And, yes, one can see if these tags are present. Nice day for dog walkers from outside entering the complex.

Anonymous said...



Anonymous said...

Where in the innovation? What is changing or improving? It seems Blackstone is simply explaining the old policies in a friendlier way which isn't innovation, just good business etiquette.

Anonymous said...

Keeping careful track. Just reported a dog mess in front of 370 1st ave. Let's see what happens.

Anonymous said...

STR - yes, PCV is the place that is most dog friendly because the grassy areas here are flat. The most of grassy areas in ST are on hills and dogs don't like shitting at an angle. In PCV dog owners can enter the grassy or mulched areas either by slipping through the sides or just by lifting fido over...both of which they do all the time in addition to having their dogs shit on the walkways. So by all means, if you want to see dog shit, please go to PCV.

Anonymous said...

FYI - as far as the Blue Tags, I have had them for my dog, they snap and fall off. They are made terribly. I have asked if I can get a dupilcate one made myself with better material, unfortunately, they have to be 'official'.
So there are dogs that are registered but unfortunately the cheap tag falls off.

Anonymous said...

Since social media are a critical factor today, I would surprised if Rick Hayduk or someone on his staff isn't monitoring the Stuy Town comments here, on Facebook and the T&V blog. So he should know that the TA have very weak support and many detractors. His credibility should depend on his direct communications with the whole community. Anyone can write to him or to the feedback address and he can see how he's doing through those means. Communication through the TA or through the councilman is unnecessary. He gains a lot just by eliminating the middlemen.

Anonymous said...

This dog situation is out of control. Dog $!*# everywhere, AND I was woken up at 6 AM last Saturday because these lovely dog owners allow their dogs to bark at one another at the top of their lungs. I have had it! I hope the people who are paying 4 grand a month are enjoying this luxury living. Suckers!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I would surprised if Rick Hayduk or someone on his staff isn't monitoring the Stuy Town comments here, on Facebook and the T&V blog.<<

I'm sure someone is monitoring all these sites.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The two priority quality of life issues seem to be 1) lack of enforcement of the dog rules, and 2) noise.

I can't personally address the noise issue, as I'm lucky at this point and have respectful neighbors around me. (Wasn't always the case.) As for the dog issue, well, I see the dog rules being flagrantly disobeyed all over the complex whenever I am outside. It's almost as if there are no rules. The only one I see enforced is the no dogs in the fountain area rule, and that if there's a public safety officer around.

Anonymous said...

Communication through the TA or through the councilman is unnecessary. He gains a lot just by eliminating the middlemen.


Anonymous said...

dog mess reported yesterday not cleaned up today. bad sign. have complained. property clean up is state law.

Anonymous said...

So CR stays? Didn't Rick tell us the opposite?

O I get it.

Anonymous said...

Noise issues continue and will as long as this is a dorm dump. New dorm dump below me,had to call security Saturday night at midnight because of loud partying. What was odd is that I recognized one of the voices from the last group that moved out 3 months ago. I wonder if frats rent these apartments out or the students themselves sublet them. Security came and heard the noise, I guess stopped the party. Unfortunately I had the last bunch for over 3 years to be replaced by another dorm dump. There is no letup, the dorm dumps are increasing and they do not seem to be afraid to be visited by security. If this continues, I will e-mail that Rick guy, doubt if he will have a solution, just more PR>

Anonymous said...

Glad you're lucky and having no noise issues. Most of us are. Please reach out. Enough is enough.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rick, are you listening to all of this?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Glad you're lucky and having no noise issues. Most of us are. Please reach out. Enough is enough.<<

I don't believe you understood me. I did not say I am or would be ignoring noise issues.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, there are a number of matters of importance to report. I don't know if I'll have the time to get to them expeditiously, however. Just received the "Affordable Housing Program" paperwork under the door.

Anonymous said...

As rational and informed citizens, we all have to admit there is no solution to the noise issue. There are thousands of empty apartments here and the flyover frat dudes are free to rent them as we all are. In all honesty, what do you want Rick to do?

- have same issues, am moving out but feel for you all.

Anonymous said...

insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Therefore, anyone who believes Rick is insane. He will do nothing.

Anonymous said...

"There are thousands of empty apartments here"

What? If you mean thousands of apartments are churned (one year lease) every year due to transients, especially college students, that I agree on.

"the flyover frat dudes are free to rent them as we all are. "

Not if management does not accept third parties (parents) as guarantors of the lease. This is not discriminatory at all, many UES apartments have this clause, that is why they are not dorm dumps like PCVST.

Anonymous said...

the need the business of renting to students , you know they can't get regular normal people to rent here.

Tom said...

If a dog is legal in NYC why is it not legal in Stuytown? Doggy racists prowl this complex all day, I imagine much like the old days watching for intruders from Alphabet City. These so-called enlightened ones go about their days complaining, bitching, and are generally miserable. Imagine documenting a unpicked up pile of dog crap for 2 days, get a life! Perhaps the world has simply passed you by. I for one have always had the companionship of a dog in my life, you don't know what your missing. The long time tenants who now have dogs look & feel more vibrant, get out more, and generally have a better disposition. You non-dog lovers trudge around this complex with such a chip on your shoulder that it resembles a spoiled brat who did not get their way. Get Over It!

Anonymous said...

Way too many crazies living here - i know a woman who was born here, still here at age 52. She is bat shit crazy. She often proudly admits she reports XXY neighbor as subletting - not, or not living in apartment, not. or some other falsity.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>If a dog is legal in NYC why is it not legal in Stuytown? Doggy racists prowl this complex all day, I imagine much like the old days watching for intruders from Alphabet City. These so-called enlightened ones go about their days complaining, bitching, and are generally miserable. Imagine documenting a unpicked up pile of dog crap for 2 days, get a life! Perhaps the world has simply passed you by. I for one have always had the companionship of a dog in my life, you don't know what your missing. The long time tenants who now have dogs look & feel more vibrant, get out more, and generally have a better disposition. You non-dog lovers trudge around this complex with such a chip on your shoulder that it resembles a spoiled brat who did not get their way. Get Over It!<<

LOL. Actually, dogs are not "legal" (meaning anything goes) in all of NYC. Many complexes do not allow dogs at all. You are lucky ST/PCV does. But not all dogs. Just play by the rules, please, and pick up your dog's crap and make sure your dog doesn't piss on the flowers when they bloom. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

The noise from the dorm dumps are, imo, far worse than dog problems. When you've been kept up all night by partying assholes who laugh at "Public Safety" and are too tired to do your job in a professional manner, then dog shit seems very unimportant. I'm not saying that dog shit is unimportant. If I am so sleep-deprived that I drive my car up on the sidewalk and kill somebody, can I have the frat boys and their whores bail me out? This place has become Hell on Earth since it became a dorm and I somehow doubt the legality of the situation. TA and Garodnick: Drop Dead and Rot in Hell. Thank you.

Sleep deprivation is something that is done as torture. Some of us are being tortured and may resort to desperate measures.

The Illuminati said...

STR-"I had a light McDonald's brunch "

There have been many depressing posts on the STR lately but this one was the saddest of all.


The Illuminati said...

STR-"I had a light McDonald's brunch "

There have been many depressing posts on the STR lately but this one was the saddest of all.


The Illuminati said...

"get a life!"

"Get Over It"

Hey why don’t you go for the trifecta of entitled millennial clich├ęs and add the “haters gonna hate” line. Or if “You don’t like dogs. move to suburbia”.........................Oh wait.

BTW, I do like dogs. But as Cesar Millan would say "Dog is animal". And I rarely see any “pack leaders” in PCVST.

Anonymous said...

Doggy racists? You're too funny...

Racists don't like other PEOPLE. Your dog is an ANIMAL. Got that?

Over on the TA FB page, there are many posts comparing barking dogs to shouting children, saying there should be dog runs here just as there are playgrounds! It's unbelievable... Let's get this straight, your dog is a fucking animal, NOT a person OK? It's ILLEGAL to ban certain race/creeds/colors from living here, it's perfectly LEGAL to ban dogs. Got that?

Bring your dog to the pound, and if nobody adopts it, it's soon destroyed. Think they do that with orphaned children?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR-"I had a light McDonald's brunch "

There have been many depressing posts on the STR lately but this one was the saddest of all.<<

And today I had a yearning for a McDonald's Big Breakfast with Hot Cakes! Yummy!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Over on the TA FB page, there are many posts comparing barking dogs to shouting children,...<<

That is extreme. Perhaps understandable to certain dog owners, but extreme. And, btw, a dog's barking is much more pronounced and audible than a child playing in a playground. I can hear a dog's barking a building or more away; not so with kids at a playground, unless I'm living right by it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And a dog's barking is piercing.

Tommyboy said...

Perhaps your comments would not come across as petty & inarticulate if you state your points without the need to curse.
The news and my building both have so-called humans that would be more realistically be described as animals.
Between the rivers of dog urine, to the piles of documented doggy waste, the complaints remain both snooty & pompous. Possibly next time you have a McDonalds happy meal you can class it up with some Grey Poupon.

tommyboy said...

BTW all the plastic doggy bags structures have been removed from through out the compex.