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Saturday, May 14, 2016
Calling Rick Hayduk
Seriously. I've been here for 30 years, give or take one or two. I've never seen this place so noisy and unresponsive. Perhaps it's just the odd moment in time. We'll see. But I'm getting fed up, and sorry, I won't be moving, and neither will others like me who have been here a long time. We will endure. Somehow we will endure. You can go to the old ladies at the TA and influence them, but it ain't working with us. We know. And as I said, somehow we will endure. We will die away, but some of us will make it.
5/21/16: I should temper my previous comments. This isn't the worse place in its history, for sure. It's just that the previous Saturday morning was foul no matter which way one looked at it. I still don't know why noisy grounds-keeping was in full blast on Saturday, a day one would assume when quiet time is at a premium. What I notice is that this place is used more and more, and that the previous years of relative peace and quiet are not that secure anymore. As I said, it's good that the general manager (Rick Hayduk) and his family are residents of this community, something that hasn't happened with a general manager in years. I still don't know how this will translate into a well-ordered community, however. If we look at the "dog situation," it still hasn't calmed down and looks to be just about as bad as ever. I think some things will improve, while others will stay the same, and possibly, in certain areas, get worse. I think that "affordable housing" is clearly a thing of the past for those who have claimed "new tenant" status. So I'm both pessimistic and, slightly, optimistic. Optimistic that we can still retain a measure of calm stability in the changing times that are New York City.