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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

Undoubtedly More Money Donated to the "Garodnick For...." Cashbox

"Under the Garodnick and Brewer proposal, owners of landmarked buildings could sell up to 4 million square feet in unused air rights to developers across the district at market rates."

Meanwhile, Dan apparently is NOT running for mayor, but has other positions in his sight:

"Some of his options, according to an earlier report from Politico, include state positions such as attorney general or state comptroller. The report said that the positions, currently held by Eric Schneiderman and Thomas Napoli, may become vacant if Governor Andrew Cuomo decides not to seek a third term."

Dan has a considerable warchest already, undoubtedly made ample by members of the REBNY:

"When Garodnick makes his next move, he would have considerable financial muscle to fund his bid. He has so far raised $1.5 million for his next campaign, with a fraction of the amount carrying over from his aborted run for the comptroller seat.

"According to campaign finance filings, the amount is split between three accounts. Two city campaign accounts, 'Garodnick 2013' and 'Garodnick 2017,' contain $888,000 and $202,000 respectively. Meanwhile, a state account under the name 'New Yorkers for Garodnick' contains $400,000."

Dan and his buddy Scott Stringer are a tag-team match, so expect Stringer to run for mayor.


Anonymous said...

What a suck-up.

Anonymous said...

So Cuomo is counting on a Federal level position from Hillary because his insiders say he thinks Albany is beneath him. Preet gave a speech saying he is counting on a federal position of AG (currently Lynch). Schneiderman or Di Napoli are counting on the Governor office. Stringer thinks he has a chance at NYC Mayor and so does James, both who have done nothing for PCVST tenants.

Incumbents all fail us and advance themselves while getting a grade F from watch groups.

Not voting for any of them.

Anonymous said...

I'll vote for Al Sharpton before I'll vote for Garodnick or Stringer. And I despise Al Sharpton, though I despise Garodnick and Stringer more!

Anonymous said...

The amount of money they pour into the coffers is vulgar and the return on investment is disgusting.

The photo is too funny not to share, (please overlook that it is a national story STR)

Anonymous said...

How did he corrupt the TA?

Anonymous said...

Nice photo of REBNY, Goldman Sachs and Dan. Goldman Sachs gets their way every time in everything that has a price. They buy everything and everyone.

Anonymous said...

Way off topic but today's snow reminded.

There is nothing like a majestic tree, except maybe a majestic group of trees. Really miss when the snow lined the dark branches of the grand trees in the Oval.

A photo reminder of what we once had. That is real luxury, majestic trees not shiny but cheap "apartment finishes" and strip mall amenities.

Anonymous said...


FrankFartolotsky said...

Steinberg, the Tenants Association, Danny Boy Garodnick, the self-serving City Council...all corrupt, despicable weasels.

Anonymous said...

7:49 PM: I couldn't agree more. They destroyed what was really luxurious and unique about ST and turned it into an ugly, mismanaged dorm/project.

Anonymous said...


Who said they were departing? LIAR.

Anonymous said...

Dan has a considerable warchest already, undoubtedly made ample by members of the REBNY:

"When Garodnick makes his next move, he would have considerable financial muscle to fund his bid. He has so far raised $1.5 million for his next campaign, with a fraction of the amount carrying over from his aborted run for the comptroller seat.


Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders Brawl Over His “Insinuation” That She’s Corrupt

"Clinton told Sanders during Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate that he would not find a single example of money changing her mind or her vote, and she attacked him for his criticism “by innuendo, by insinuation” that “anybody who ever took donations or speaking fees from any interest group has to be bought.”

Sanders responded by citing examples of political and prosecutorial decisions in the recent past that couldn’t really be explained any other way.

Let’s talk about why, in the 1990s, Wall Street got deregulated. Did it have anything to do with the fact that Wall Street provided — spent billions of dollars on lobbying and campaign contributions?

Well, some people might think, yeah, that had some influence.



We know of at least $1.5 million reasons why Dan became a REBNY slave ordered to betray his 25,000 PCVST middle class neighbors/constituents by promising EVERYTHING - PCVST residents' $2.7 billion Fannie Mae purchase funding + 10.7 millions sq ft PCVST development rights worth billions more + their 11,227 middle class PCVST homes - to major REBNY predator Brookfield. We know that fFor the same $1.5 million reasons Dan quickly took credit for delivering EVERYTHING PCVST to major REBNY predator and NYC Mayor de Blasio owner Blackstone after our mayor pulled the rug out from under his rigged scam transaction to Brookfield.

Dan is just another NY political slave owned by Wall Street/REBNY. The enduring question will be how he successfully corrupted the PCVST TA into disgracing itself by abdicating its historic legacy representing and defending the best interests of PCVST residents for decades. How did Garodnick convince TA board memebers to betray their neighbors/constituents?

Which incredibly conflicted PCVST TA board member(s) executed documents partnering the TA with major REBNY predator Brookfield that invested $25 million supporting and cheerleading Speyer's take-no-prisoners war against PCVST middle class residents?

Which PCVST TA board member(s) betrayed their PCVST neighbors/constituents by executing documents delivering PCVST residents' $2.7 billion Fannie Mae purchase funding to REBNY/Blackstone in exchange for a worthless promise to patiently push the remaining PCVST middle class community that defeated and survived Speyer's war against them into extinction?

Anonymous said...

I can think of 6 names for certain confirmed.

Anonymous said...

Have Garodnick's and the TA ever actually done anything good for us? I can't think of even one damned thing.