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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.

177 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will not attend the tenant's meeting at JHS 104 today. The last one was a ridiculous farce with the politicians patting each other on the back over the Blackstone deal. Blackstone is one big PR machine. Although people are saying that Rick Hayduk is so responsive to tenants, I see no change in the core issues in the community. The dorm population is increasing, I still see illegal transients with suitcases looking for building numbers, and the noise continues. Nothing is enforced (eg carpet rules). They put a lot of inane postings out to cover the fact hat the core issues will not be dealt with. Also I do not understand why we need new intercoms.
























Anonymous said...

If you look at our man Dan's FB posts from the TA meetibg, all is just swell...

Stuy Town Reporter said...

How many times have I said we'll see? Here comes another one of those times!

I don't report made-up scenarios, however. Yes, it's true that this morning was particularly loathsome, and yes it's true that pruning was in loud noise till past 10:00am. Dan Garodnick and Rick Hayduk can claim what they want to, but it's still lousy for a lot of people.

We have charges looking at us for bags, we have the absence of the L line for folks taking that, we have the demographic changing continually (and not to our advantage), we have more high-high rises staring at us, less mom & pops (are they still around?), more Duane Reades, and the possibility of the M23 line being shortened. We have more dogs that are banned, more students who need to pack more than three an apartment. Yeah, things are wonderful. We will have 5 Stuy Cafe, however. With quiche!

Atomic Man said...

Went out my M level entrance this afternoon, and saw 4 piles of dog shit in 100 yards.

I guess the filthy dog owners think that if it's close to the fence... hey, no problem!

Anonymous said...

I have no idea where we are as a whole right now except to say we're a very divided community. Those happy with students and the students themselves, those not so happy; those suffering noise issues, those not; those in favor of dogs, those not; those who support Garodnick and the TA, those who don't; those who follow rules, those who don't.
For various reasons, the divisions are being held under wraps. A question of time how long it will stay this way.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is enough money in the hands of our landlord to fix the problems of cleaning after dogs, policing the dogs, fixing the noise issues!

But there are certainly plenty of funds for pruning and pruning and mowing the lawn (um, not a lawn, they repeatedly mow weeds) and let's see what else......... nothing anyone here gives a hoot about....

Anonymous said...

We avoided one vulture in 2014 then de Blasio and Glen fed us to another who are competing with each other on who can make the most from "troubled" vulnerable real estate they drove into the ground in the first place.

https://www.bisnow.com/national/news/capital-markets/will-these-contrarian-investors-be-the-new-blackstone-54591

Atomic Man said...

Sunday morning update: A couple more fresh piles of shit added this morning!

See it for yourself, take a stroll along the fencing on the M level along 624-628 E20. You can't go ten yards without seeing another doggie dumping. Then go down the steps to the Ave C loop. But watch out, there's yet another "offering" in the middle of the steps!

At this point, it seems pretty clear that management is going to continue to look the other way, ignoring the concerns of the 90% of us who don't own dogs. So I guess it's up to us to apply social pressure to make sure it's as "unfriendly" as possible here.

Anonymous said...

WE THE RESIDENTS NEED NOTICES IN BUILDINGS

KEEP NOISE LEVELS TO A MINIMUM. YOUR NEIGHBORS DON'T WANT TO HEAR YOUR TRASH MUSIC, YOUR LOUD VOICES, YOUR KIDS JUMPING & RUNNING ABOUT. IN CASE YOU HAVEN'T NOITCED WE HAVE MULTIPLE PLAYGROUNDS AT OUR DOORSTEP FOR THAT.

Anonymous said...

Blackstone and Mayor de Blasio and Deputy Mayor Glen and Councilman Dan Garodnick began talks to takeover PCVST In June 2014. Blackstone replaced Brookfield but continued the same things, dorms, hotels. Same old story.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/06/nyregion/stuyvesant-town-lenders-move-to-prevent-investor-from-seizing-the-property.html

Anonymous said...

This place continues to be a horrible place to live.
What a shame.

Anonymous said...

The fences have been moved back to accomdate dogs. The grass is going and in two weeks will be gone. All restrictions on bicycles including electric bicycles have been dropped, today I saw a guard encoutage a twelve year old on a dirt bike it was perfectly alright to speed around the oval. The kid was umaware the rules had changed and was actually walking the bike, until set straight by the guard. I figure its a way to mow down some folks with walkers and cash inon the resulting vacancy. Yhere will be fatalities, wait.

Anonymous said...

Since the restriction on bicycles is gone, could they eliminate the obstacle course of barriers around the oval that you have to wait to get through when walking because of bicycles and dog walkers?

Anonymous said...

I would prefer that there be no dogs here at all, but if they move back the fences a bit, that's a good thing. Let the dogs go there. Maybe most of the grass would be preserved, but people hop and stretch the fences to play soccer or baseball in these fenced-off areas and over time, that rips up the grass.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I think the "obstacle" courses are there for that reason: to make bicyclists get off and walk the area included. It is the most frequently not "listened to" area in the entire complex, and management knows this. Really pathetic, but what can you do? Officially things are going swell here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

We learn, unless it's false information, that Rick has two dogs. This, if true, seals the fate of those who don't want dogs in the complex or who wish a moriturim on dogs here. Just a note to let people know how things are.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

At this point I will just repeat: I want to be left alone. I will pay my rent. I expect a similar noise courtesy around me in the immediate vicinity. I will take whatever active part in long-term rental stabilization as I can. Aside from this, it is Blackstone's property and their concern/headache. Dogs, packing-in student tenants, room partitions (though a mountain of legitimate concerns are here) are left to someone else with more energy and, probably, more money. This place is getting less and less affordable, for sure. It is more pricey. Right now there are apartments that are over 3K, 4K, 5K, etc., depending on the will of the landlord. Some rent-stabilization!

Public security is not working as it should, but whether that's a policy that one can lay at the feet of the landlord or a specific policy that's occurring because of a lack of appropriate funds is another discussion. Something is wrong, at least now, and we all know it. Again, not really my problem.

Just leave me alone is what I ask. Of course, the possibility of legitimate "attacks" always rests with me, and others, but at this point in time I just want to left alone. At least for now.

Anonymous said...

The miserable whiners on the TA fb are now agitating for a ban on feeding the squirrels. We have speeding bikes, skateboards, unfettered walking of dogs of all sizes, but they want to ban the harmless practice of feeding the squirrels. Keep your rotten kids away from the squirrels and they they won't get bitten. I grew up here and there were a lot of things we could and could not do, but nobody tried to stop us from feeding the squirrels. Ban the fucking dogs and bicycles and skateboards because they are the real threats to safety. We didn't have such miserable whining helicopter moms back in the day. So sick of these people.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

In the many years I lived here, I only met with one "problem" with squirrels and that was when a boy tried to feed one, hand outstretched. The squirrel seemed to accidentally brush the hand.... Some can be on the aggressive side, meaning they get up very close to be feed, but I wonder what they would do if they didn't get fed! Generally they leave me alone, and I spend a lot of time outside.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

"fed" ... to be fed...

Anonymous said...

Yes and fwiw, have your rotten kids play in the playgrounds. Not in the hallways, not in the streets where elderly walk. Too many Bratty entitled kids under 10 living here.

Anonymous said...

I live in Peter Cooper. The other day I saw one of the maintenance men mopping a stairway landing. I asked if it was dog urine. He said 'no, human'. He then described to me similar problems he encountered 3 times before...but not with urine, he said. "Poop." He then went one to say it was the college students who keep creating these problems. This is going to get solved. Whether the schools or the gov't need to get dragged into this, it's going to get solved.

Anonymous said...

6:24 PM - I think this could be a case for Public Health Department. We should not have to be living with this level of filth. People talk about NYCHA tenants doing stuff like that, but they need to look around here. Students DO NOT belong here.

Btw, I wish the helicopter moms would read this and find out what their precious snowflakes are likely to come across eventually! Ten times worse than squirrels!

Anonymous said...

Someone (PS?) should monitor the PCV fountain area. Came home this afternoon (3:30ish) & a middle aged man in a hoodie was sitting on the bench. He appeared to be homeless. Mumbling , cursing, etc. I felt uncomfortable when he started to address me. I had to leave. Nice amenities!!! We need PS walking around, not driving around. It's almost useless to be in a car in a situation like this. I reported this to a PS person in a car. This is not the first time a homeless person has been seen here. We need supervision.

Anonymous said...

that is so effin gross that the dorm shit (literally) lives here among families.

Anonymous said...

@3:33 PM: These whining, self-righteous "Mommies" take their kids outside and then barely look up from their smart phones or tablets! No wonder squirrels take advantage of the lack of attention! The other day I was in Bloomingdales and I saw a very young Dad holding a feeding bottle in one hand while he read his iPhone with the other. Luckily for the baby (who was about a month or less old) Dad got the bottle teet in the mouth and not in the nose or ear. I doubt Dad would have noticed.

Anonymous said...

3:33 and 5:54 are you serious? I'm not saying that we need to stop feeding squirrels, but they are extremely aggressive and approach people of all ages - kids and adults. And you have some nerve calling kids rotten and blaming these situations on the kids approaching the squirrels. And FYI, I am not a parent.

Anonymous said...

Kids under 10 are naturally selfish and outspoken, their brains aren't fully formed yet, what's your excuse 5:54?

Anonymous said...

The squirrels are not aggressive. Some people have a ridiculous, high level of entitlement. We all learn and teach in lower grades of schooling about how the ecosystem works and every thing has a purpose that works in harmony to benefit the ecosystem. Humans have to grow up and learn to how to play nice with others and stop demanding the world revolve around them. I see some of the parents all the time in the playgrounds with kids after work but paying attention to their phones and it is ridiculous. I agree with the above poster on that. the more we learn to live in harmony the better we will be. the more we destroy pieces and parts of the ecosystem, the more we destroy ourselves. There is no more "aggressive" piece of the ecosystem than the human. check yourself before whining about a squirrel. They are docile peaceful creatures. Humans are aggressive, clearing every thing we deem in our way, culling populations of other species, and now this, complaining about squirrels calling them aggressive. That is a bad joke. It is a squirrel and they are not by nature an aggressive species.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Again, I never had a problem with squirrels. And I raised a boy here. I suspect that it's partially correct that some parents, or their helpers, look the other way for a long time when kids are playing around, but I can't negate those who feel some squirrels are too aggressive. I have "no dog" in the fight, basically. I do think that it's going to be very hard, if not impossible, to get rid of the squirrel "problem," even if no one feeds them.

Anonymous said...

Though I have lived here for most of my life I couldn't say whether the squirrels are becoming more aggressive - I try to avoid them and always have. I remember a story from my childhood about a kid feeding a squirrel m&ms and getting bitten, but who knows whether that was true - I think the point of the story was don't feed the squirrels. Blaming today's parents or entitlement is ridiculous - people shouldn't feed squirrels (or pigeons) and that has always been true. This isn't a new tenant vs. old tenant issue.

Anonymous said...

May 16, 11:06, This place continues to be a horrible place to live.
What a shame.

If it is so horrible, why don't you leave?

It seems to me that a large majority of people, me included, actually like living here. It is so sad to me to see and hear all these negative posts because there is something that is not going any one's particular way, which immediately makes this a bad place to live.

I have lived all over the world and all over the US, and this place compares very favorably with many of those places. Sure, not everything is 100% up to the way I would personally like it, but that doesn't mean I will constantly be negative about those things I don't like.

I don't like delivery bikes zooming in and out of pedestrian traffic, but you'll find that all over Manhattan. I like to see the next generation of concrete jungle dwellers have squirrels to watch. I love walking my dog here, but am ashamed of my fellow dog owners who are inconsiderate enough to not be cleaning up after their pooches. (I have reminded a few that picking up is required...) Etc., etc., etc.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>If it is so horrible, why don't you leave?<<

Let me try to explain, again, but maybe with more amplification. A lot of the "bitchers" are older folks who have lived here for years. We know that this place can be much better: we have seen this. Right now we have apartments that go for 4K and more, we have dogs that are urine and feces makers outside, we have tenants who are not legally here but staying for a little while and not calling this place home. In brief, we have seen this place go down, even while some things (like the promised quiche next month) will appear. This place is not affordable any longer. The newer tenants have to pay a far greater amount, and in frequently divided apartments where less is "more."

The newer tenants (check Yelp) can also bitch. They are paying a lot for the type of service they are getting. Unlike you, their complaints are legitimate, too.

Getting back to the "old timers," it is also difficult for some at this late stage of life to get up and go. They are stuck here, no matter what, and at a reasonable rent, taking in rent protections. They are not as fortunate as you and can get up and go to any place in the world.

Anonymous said...

I agree with STR. We know this place can be better and we know this place should be bettered. If you just look at any one thing, like the listings on those short term rentals, you see the one bedrooms are not marketed as flex apartments, which was term used as a deceitful trick to get around DHCR applying an accurate MCI room count, and get around DOB Occupancy rules. Those "flex" units are advertised as full bedrooms - so a one bedroom that is chopped is not listed as a full two bedroom thereby (probably illegally) maximizing the rent while definitely illegally rigging the MCI charges.

Anonymous said...

You mean to say the one bedroom "is" listed advertised as a two bedroom, at least on Trulia.

BIGMO said...

If you're a certain age and a native New Yorker like me you can appreciate how far this city has come in terms of livability. I grew up in a public housing project in the South Bronx in the 60's and 70's. I've been living in Stuytown for close to 37 years and of course my rent is stabilized. I'm a NYC employee and could not afford to live here if I had to pay 'market rate'. I think a solid middle class is the life-blood of most cities and New York is less and less affordable as time passes. I had family from the midwest recently visiting and as I was showing them around Manhattan with all the new buildings and current construction I joked that these were all places I could not afford as a native New Yorker!

Yes, mom-and-pop stores are dying, big-box stores are taking over, the city is now poor, working-poor (NYCHA), upper middle class and wealthy. The middle class is being forced to the outer boros and many areas of Brooklyn and Queens are now out of reach of the middle class.

Nobody is more amazed than me to see the transformation of the city to what it has become today. I think many of the people living here today could not survive the New York of the past that I grew up with: rampant crime, filthy streets, graffiti scarred trains and buildings, dangerous and drug-plagued parks and streets. Maybe my 'reward' for surviving those shitty New Yawk years is my rent-stabilized apartment in Stuytown!

I'll be retiring in a couple of years and I'm seriously thinking of leaving New York even though it's a better, more livable city than in the past. It's getting too crowded and noisy for my tastes. Giving up a rent-stabilized apartment is not an easy thing to do. I haven't totally given up on New York yet but I'm getting close.

Atomic Man said...

Well said, BIGMO...

This is not a terrible place ( or a DUMP!!!, as a certain frequent hyperbolic poster here often puts it) to live at all, but it was a lot nicer when we had long term neighbors, not transients. When management kept everything spotless, when Security walked a beat, when carpeting rules were strictly enforced, and before the grounds became toilets for 1200+ dogs.

I'm not leaving because I have history here, I've been a tenant virtually all my adult life, and I have family that go back to the first generations that moved here in the late 40's. Things change, not always for the better, and it's healthy to remind people of what could be, rather than just giving up and accepting bad turns.

Anonymous said...

May 18, 2016 at 4:19 AM
"the more we destroy pieces and parts of the ecosystem, the more we destroy ourselves."
-----
Prime Example:
De Blasio-Garodnick-PCVST TA-Blackstone hyping their corrupt transaction simultaneously insulting and playing PCVST residents for fools. Their false, self-proclaimed "historic middle class victory" is an oxymoron engineered to fully realize Speyer's end-game vision eradicating PCVST's historic middle class community out of their homes into extinction.

Anonymous said...

Off topic == DHCR anyone have phone number or do I go there - grossly overcharged, DHCR confirms.

Anonymous said...

NO MORE DOGS. Any current tenant MAY keep theirs, but any new tenant signing a new lease, NO!! Prohibited!! You here that Rick? Problem solved. There is ?#*!# ALL OVER THIS PLACE.

Anonymous said...

Regarding the overcharges : to that poster it won't matter , even if the Dhcr agrees to the overcharges, St Pcv will not process. BTDT. two years ago when St was clearly ordered to credit our apartment and to date (again, 2 years) has not. GET a lawyer.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Management, of every landlord, is aware of this. You should be too, to see how potentially screwed you may be, depending on where you stand on the issue.

http://www.mfy.org/wp-content/uploads/reports/PET-MANUAL.pdf

Basically, the landlord of ST/PCV opened up a Pandora's Box and it is very difficult, if not impossible, to close it again.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Someone is not aware of how this blog works. All messages have to meet approval by you-know-who (me). If they don't, they get deep-sixed and they never get seen.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And so, if you think that insulting the moderator will get you a pass.... It will get you a pass to get deep-sixed for sure!

Anonymous said...

I am reallyshocked with how there is much so much $cash and much attention to the grounds being kept t but our apartments are for shit. plumbing sucks, ac sucks, insulation sucks, nothing works, but we keep pruning here dont we?

Anonymous said...

Did you see the letter in T&V today, STR? Another tenants saying that tenants who don't like dogs on the premises should move. He/she claims to be a RS tenant, but then goes on to say that the complainers are mostly RS tenants. Asshole!

Anonymous said...

And with all the gardening and pruning, the grounds still look terrible. Nothing will ever be done in the apartments for RS tenants, then we would be more likely to stay.

Anonymous said...

8:06 - they don't want us to stay! They want to churn, baby, churn!

Anonymous said...

I'm staying anyway!
My apartment is my home and I ain't fucking moving no matter what!

Anonymous said...

There is some serious ducking, dodging, averting, evading, and hiding going on....

http://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-mayor-averts-disclosure-by-naming-special-advisers-1463704649

Anonymous said...

DHCR is ruled, controlled and rigged by an administration under investigation that has just got to lead to indictments and convictions before we all go under. DHCR is corrupt at the top appointed levels so try not to take it out on the lower staff levels who are trying to help tenants. Hiring a lawyer may be money thrown out the window. Write to Di Napoli see if he can get you some Government Accountability


Self-serving rigging the DHCR outcome
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Cuomo-donors-got-grants-to-build-7420804.php

http://osc.state.ny.us/audits/allaudits/093015/13s72.pdf

https://www.osc.state.ny.us/press/releases/dec14/121114.htm

DiNapoli: Audits Recommend Fixes to Affordable Housing Programs
Latest Audit Finds Tenant Complaints Unanswered for Months, Sometimes Years

Anonymous said...

The pruning and all the lawn care work is proof that allowing dogs in has greatly increased the cost of running the project. Terrible economic decision as well as a terrible quality of life decision. Reversing course can be done but it will take time.

Anonymous said...

In case Rick needed any proof that the Tenants Association is totally invalid here in PCVST the anemic attendance at their meetings (besides their paltry membership) is proof positive. Too bad for tenants, who have no representation and too bad for management who will now have to deal with small factions and individuals with legal matters. Another increase in the cost of running the project. Total failure on both sides.

Anonymous said...

The Mci, the overcharges and more are actually a sweet and beautiful play that the owners know well. Example, one bedroom renovated at 3100 and while still stabilized (ha) the tenant moves out. Bam, owner puts new a/c, uses wall, not window, paints floor, upgrade, ca ching ca ching, new rent $3800! wow. NO more RS.

With an older non renovated, wham us with repeated MCI which, ftr, are more on the way. Attempt to dispute and landlord-owner wins every time. Hmmmm what do we call this people? I and you could write a book. & no one gives a damn or doing a damn thing about this, what do you call it again? LOL

Anonymous said...

Oh those sneaky politicians who wrote the laws for short term stays, defining permanent residents as those who stay for "no less than 30 days".

30 days is not a permanent resident. But that law was written for landlords and developers who do not want permanent residents like this community used to be, with generations of family raised here.

The law as written for REBNY, with the definition of "permanent resident" is too stupid to be laughable. The headline on this should say don't let REBNY write laws defining permanent resident as "more than 30 day stays"

https://www.rebny.com/content/rebny/en/newsroom/columns/2014/Dont_let_Airbnb_ilk_blow_off_rules.html

Airbnb may be a problem of 100 hotels, but the thousand short term stay rentals operating here are a bigger problem. They are sometimes empty which is more dangerous the other times they are filled with a transient. That is why there are so many empty apartments as opposed to when we were owned by MetLife and had real permanent residences there was a wait list.

Whoever wrote that law with the 30 day definition is dirty and all who voted for it are too.

The short term stay accommodations that bring bigger profits for the landlords are depleting affordable housing.

So yes, the "old timers" make a good point that it probably was better for residents before. Now it is better for the landlords.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Nice and quiet. But...so far 4 bicycles riding round the Oval this past half-hour because there doesn't seem to be a guard around the Oval.... Just sayin'....

Anonymous said...

No, from a biz POV, the dogs are a goldmine win win. Attracts hundreds of tenants every month while simultaneously annoying long timers to move out.

Anonymous said...

If Miami is the Disneyland of fraud then New York is the Disney World of Fraud. This over development for empty llc homes shadow society will fit right in with Mayor de Blasio's shadow government and Governor Cuomo's too with his SUNY over development of a now empty film studio. The illusion by building and construction is a fraud. A fraud on the Public. Making a very few very rich thanks to dirty politics.

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2016/05/as_feds_probe_cuomos_projects_empty_cny_film_hub_awaits_promised_jobs.html


"This is truly a heartbreaking cautionary tale.

Those giving their blood sweat and tears to the cultural growth of Miami are being priced out of the neighborhoods they want to grow. This is gentrification and nothing new, except this form of gentrification exists of shadowy non-entities who won’t occupy half of the units rather than trendy upscale young urban professionals.

Miami is the Disneyland of fraud.

And we have to live with the dubious realization that all the construction coming our way will basically house the shadowy assets of the world’s richest one percent.

According to the Miami Association of Realtors, as first reported on in the Miami Herald, cash deals accounted for 53 percent of all Miami-Dade home sales in 2015 — double the national average — and 90 percent of new construction sales.

Ninety percent!

all this building and construction is an illusion that directly affects all of us in Miami.

This story is bigger than anything else in the city.

Bigger than climate change or rising seas. Bigger than anything.

And here’s the headline.

Magic City Evolving Into Tragic City.

This shit is very, very real. And it’s heartbreaking when you think about it."

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jj-colagrande/panama-papers-reveal-miam_b_10030094.html

Anonymous said...

Today's news Mayor de Blasio's shadow government
What a tangled web he weaved
http://gawker.com/meet-bill-de-blasios-shadow-government-1777660499

Anonymous said...

"No, from a biz POV, the dogs are a goldmine win win. Attracts hundreds of tenants every month while simultaneously annoying long timers to move out."

LOL...I assume that is a joke because it is such a non true ridiculous statement.

Anonymous said...

I'm here more than 50 years and pay less for my 2 bedroom than each person in a chopped up 3 bedroom pays per month and I can state unequivocally that dogs won't chase me out. In fact dogs can help me substantially lower my already low rent if they put in a dog run. No win win for the landlord here. In fact, lose lose as i will pass the apartment down to one of my children.

Anonymous said...

The Tenants Association claims that it is the largest TA in the country. Maybe it was once, but not now, and it is their own damned fault!

Anonymous said...

5 47 you jest for sure. every day tons move out and tons move in. Know why? nah, you don't really understand business.

Anonymous said...

Um, lets see. Dog business is a HUGE business in NY = dog owners. Many apartments don't allow. In comes stuytown, come one come all, bring all your dogs, no problem!

Anonymous said...

Blackstone likes the TA just the way it is. A partner. Blackstone does not want the tenants to have a real tenant association that voices the tenant's concerns. They want a Tenant Association that sits beside the landlord. No landlord wants a Tenant Association. That is precisely the reason we need one but the old one culled the population down to about 35% if even, of long timers.

Anonymous said...

"dogs can help me substantially lower my already low rent if they put in a dog run. No win win for the landlord here. In fact, lose lose as i will pass the apartment down to one of my children.

May 20, 2016 at 5:47 PM"

I don't see how a dog run will lower your rent, but I can tell you one thing for sure—you won't be able to pass your apartment down to one (and only one) of your kids (at least not at a low rent) unless the rent stabilization law is in effect. And you'd better make sure you follow the DHCR rules for doing that because the landlord is going to challenge you anyway. Get your ducks in a row now.

Anonymous said...

There's a woman on the TA fb & T&V who is such a control freak and is so obsessed about carpets that she is ridiculous. She must be the neighbor from hell herself.

Anonymous said...

He said he is putting up new signs all over the property. Signs which will only benefit people unfamiliar with the property to navigate around.. otherwise called "short-term transients" No permanent residents need new signs, only temporary ones. Mr Hayduk's new signs are a sign of things to come. A bad sign.

Anonymous said...

5 30 am is the one with NO CARPETS.

Anonymous said...

Rent Stabilization will be gone soon, gone forever. It's already a done deal.

Anonymous said...

7:34 that is because the democrats are writing, enforcing laws to benefit developers and investors and no laws to protect residents let alone benefit residents. We are kept in a state of constant oppression, having to beg and protest for protection. The Democrats are no different than the Republicans, except Democrats do it in a sneakier way. Barely any laws of protection and zero laws to benefit us. Failure on all counts.

Anonymous said...

TA Board conducts undemocratic elections . No more than 100 people (out of about 30000 residents) attended last Saturday's meeting, according to Town & Village.

Anonymous said...

A permanent dog run equals permanent rent reductions for those affected by it even with crappy lawyers. Good lawyers could turn it into a large class action.

Anonymous said...

Rent stabilization lives on in PCVST in perpetuity.

Anonymous said...

perhaps mr. rick can put up sign that tell residents in building to shut the fuck up with noise screams jump and run baseball in hallway.

Anonymous said...

"There's a woman on the TA fb & T&V who is such a control freak and is so obsessed about carpets that she is ridiculous. She must be the neighbor from hell herself."

I know who you mean. She will be the one who will drive Rick Hayduk into hiding because she is one huge pain in the ass.

Anonymous said...

a lot of suspicious positive ST reviews on Yelp in May. Another Blackstone PR ploy. They all mention office employees who helped them move in. The grounds here look worse than when Compass Crock reigned. The place looks so seedy. Students and transients continue to pour in as so dogs. After suffering the parties and loud music of downstairs neighbors for 4 years, the dorm group that moved in is starting. I called security a couple of months ago and it stopped for a while, but started again last Sunday and last night. I think the apartment is rented out by a frat---I once heard the same voices and same music.

Anonymous said...

3:02 maybe you should move to a convent or monastery? I can understand late night noise, but some kids playing in the hallway on a crappy day? If you lived on my floor, I would tell my kids to kick the ball at your door extra hard.

Anonymous said...

Well you know, the new management does not care to notify encourage advise tenants about issues that create an unhappy environment inside. It is only outside where perspective buyers and tenants walk and ''browse'' that they care about = painstakingly obvious.

Anonymous said...

WHAT'S WITH THE HOMELESS PEOPLE SITTING BY THE PCV FOUNTAIN -DURING THE DAY????? IS ANYONE MINDING THE STORE??? SIMPLY A SITUATION THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. SOON ALL OF THE SHELTER MEN WILL HEAR ABOUT THIS LOCATION & TAKE OVER. THEN IT WILLBE TOO LATE. GET ON IT PS.

Anonymous said...

Kids can play in hallways right? We are new tenants and football goes crazy on our floor!!!!! woot woot all join!

Anonymous said...

The dormies and short-stay "tenants" are not going to buy carpets, so "management" should not scapegoat those of us who are long-term tenants and choose not to have the hassle of carpets, but who also don't walk around in high-heeled shoes or play our music loud. If management is going to go after one group of tenants and not another, then we have a discrimination case in the making.

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if anyone posting attended the last TA meeting. I finally stopped after attending for many, many years (a source of great shame). If there is, how was the turn out? Are people still actually going?

Anonymous said...

great frat party above us this weekend. lux living my arse. security never came why do they have to. the whole building felt the event. fuck this.

Anonymous said...

We moved in a few months ago - have to say, not impressive at all.

1. lights are always burning out and we, tenants, have to pay for $$$ bulbs
2. fuse box keeps blowing
3. have used a c twice now just to check for function - it's not hot yet - they are not cooling rooms and they are extremely extremely loud and noisy. We can't work or watch a movie while they're running.

I'll post back as it's only been 3 months. Not going well at all Blackstone. if you're reading.

Anonymous said...

12:09 PM: Please call RS about your fuse box. Mine kept blowing out and they sent over an electrician (a real electrician, not a handyman) and he found that some of the wiring in the circuit breaker box was loose. After he fixed it, I have only had two blow-outs in the last few years and they were my own fault for having too many things on at the same time. This was about four years ago, but I believe the same electrician is still employed here - a tall, burly guy with a beard. He also fixed my kitchen light that was always dying. Turned out it needed some gizmo replaced in the fixture. Make sure they send an electrician and not a handyman. Btw, I live in an non-renovated apartment and have my own air conditioners. They are very loud, but they do work! Make them fix yours because you are paying for them in your exorbitant rent. I've heard that the appliances in the renovated units are not top of the line (tenants in those apartments have told me this) and for what you are paying to live here, they SHOULD be the best on the market! Good luck!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just a note that with the new Manager walking around the Oval, still some of the bicycles go whizzing by and some of the dogs are definitely over 50 pounds. He may mean it (the application to the rules) but the rules are meant to be broken and indeed are, as always.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

A nice clod of dog shit almost near the Public Safety office, on the other side of the walk. Already stepped into at a bit past 4pm. Been there for some time despite the nearness of the Greenmarket. Informed PS, but who knows?

And this is the way it goes.

Anonymous said...

I think the City Economic Development Corp may be more corrupt then the State

Rivington and now the Brooklyn Library too. De Blasio Glen City Economic Development Corp. are wreaking havoc in every neighborhood and the only ones benefiting are their developer and lobbyist buddies. The City Economic Development Corp isn't developing the economy. They are developing big bank accounts for their buddies. Of course Stuyvesant Town is the back drop for this article.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/probe-mayor-fund-raising-lobbyists-article-1.2645322



http://nypost.com/2016/05/22/feds-da-probe-de-blasios-52m-deal-to-turn-library-into-condo/

Anonymous said...

Ohhhh snap

http://nypost.com/2016/05/22/how-corporate-america-bought-hillary-clinton-for-21m/

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Shit still there. I give up. At least on this shit.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>http://nypost.com/2016/05/22/feds-da-probe-de-blasios-52m-deal-to-turn-library-into-condo/<<

As Manhattan goes, so goes Brooklyn and other boroughs eventually. It's a shame.

Anonymous said...

This place gone to the dogs, literally. And a totally rude bunch of owners live here now, those poor dogs.

Anonymous said...

Calling Rick - oh no, that's not a guy who cares about RS

Stuy Town Reporter said...

As Dan and the TA will tell you, every apartment in Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village is RS. The tenants may pay 4K to 6K a month, but their apartment is RS.

Anonymous said...

That's because Dan and the TA are full of the stuff that the dogs leave behind in abundance!

Anonymous said...

4K TO 6K A MONTH? In THIS place?

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!

I've got pains in my stomach from laughing soo hard!

Anonymous said...

$4k to $6k to live HERE? Some people have more money than sense!

Anonymous said...

May 23, 2016 at 1:27 PM
Sooooooooooooo true.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The refurbished apartments (one room divided into two "rooms") goes for a minimal 3K and half (or thereabouts). Anything more tends to go higher. It is not rare to see 5K plus for a RS apartment. The more students, who are transients, the better, as the percentage increase when they move out is considerable. That is the "base" as opposed to the "preferential" rent. If management wants to charge the "base" rent, which they can legally do, you are screwed for the most part. The best bet is like me: no refurbished apartment.

Anonymous said...

Won't there come a point when these constantly churned "refurbished" apartments just become to expensive for any market? Considering what you can get elsewhere for the rent they charge here, I'm surprised that there still is a market for these tarted-up old units. They still have only one bathroom in most cases! No doorman, poor quality appliances and paper-thin walls is the bang you get for your buck here! It's actually becoming more and more like early 20th Century tenement life. Right down to the rampant bedbugs and super-abundance of both dog and, at times, human feces!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Management is okay now, generally, with non-refurbished apartments as long as you die away expediently. If there is no succession, then the apartment instantly goes refurnished (higher price.) Management has a flow chart (or at least it did and I suspect still do) that tells when seniors can expect to die away or move. It's a game, and management knows it will ultimately win.

Anonymous said...

Str i do not think there are any flats here at all at 3k. More like 3500+++

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The old non-refurbished apartments go for around 2K. I guess if you've been forever, they are cheaper. Anything refurbished goes for over 3K and a half (3.5K) at start.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The tendency nowadays, aside from refurbishing, is to divide up an apartment with wall partitions. No change in occupancy of course!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just check the prices:

http://www.stuytown.com/

Try to avoid the tenant promotions.

Anonymous said...

http://www.stuytown.com/no-fee-apartments-nyc

looking like the lowest is 3480.

Anonymous said...

*Net Effective Price
All Incentives and Special Offers Included

Anonymous said...

The chopping up of apartments is the way they get round the MCI laws. Those of us who live in real apartments have to pay whatever it is per room while those in the chopped up apartments pay the same, even though they should pay per room. Such corruption and thievery and the fucking TA never addresses this issued.

Anonymous said...

Management has a flow chart (or at least it did and I suspect still do) that tells when seniors can expect to die away or move. It's a game, and management knows it will ultimately win.>>>

How nice to know that someone has a chart and is salivating and hoping for your death in order to get a few dollars more in their coffers. So, this is what my husband died in Vietnam for? Is this what my father fought in WWII for? This is the America we have today? Tell you what, I don't care who becomes the next president because this country has gone so far down the sewer of greed that it just is not worth fighting for or giving a shit for anymore. Excuse me while I go vomit at the thought of Hayduk and his ilk. If my grandsons ever tell me they want to join the military and fight for their country, I will personally shoot them in the feet!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The thing about the military is that you are, if you are a soldier, at the mercy of whomever is ultimately in charge. I can, and do, get teary-eyed to think of what our "grunts" have to go through. That said, if they make it, there are perks, like the VA, which, though lambasted, can offer much at a reasonable rate.

It used to be that the military also offered Stuy Town and Peter Cooper, but that's a thing of the past. The "rooms" now available are to young professionals and students, for the most part. The "grunt" people, and I include cops, can't afford this place unless they make special arrangements, like sharing a room.

Anonymous said...

"Won't there come a point when these constantly churned "refurbished" apartments just become to expensive for any market? Considering what you can get elsewhere for the rent they charge here, I'm surprised that there still is a market for these tarted-up old units."

You would think so but you have to look at the big picture outside PCVST. In addition to PCVST, the EV, the LES, Gramercy, Murray Hill, all of these hoods (especially the LES and the EV) are being promoted directly to the college (NYU, Parsons, New School, etc.,) and the just post college millennial crowd as the "Bourbon Street" of NYC. The vast majority of this crowd, especially the female gender, is parental funded, shove in as many roommates as possible in per apartment. The UES and the UWS are seen by this generation as being for “old people”. Just go to the EV Grieve blog for almost any post there. The NYC law that states a max of 3 unrelated adults living in one apartment be damned. They really don’t give shit about the apartments, they are here to party and for the woman, to meet that Hedge Fund/Tech Bro of their dreams. They are gone in a year and pub crawls like SantaCon are happening all the time.

The millennial baby boom is now at its peak, average age around 25. This situation impacts not only our community but the other Manhattan hoods as well that I have mentioned (the other boroughs as well, hoods like Bushwick, etc., same story) and will go on for at least the next 10 years. God help us all. Of course TS, then CWC/CR and now Blackstone's actuaries have done the math regarding the mortality tables of our senior population. They are evil but they are not stupid.

Anonymous said...

my brother has been looking to rent here, there is nothing at all, even on Avenue C with a gross view less than 34XX. that's a one bedroom folks. and that's a lease that will be 'able' to be almost 5k in one or two years should BS want it to be .... that's the low rate but not the real rate thanks to our corrupt Rent and 'improvements' here plus MCI bullshit.

Anonymous said...

I understand that DR and CVS on First Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets has sold to a developer. I think it has something to do with the transfer of air rights from PCVST. We are going to become a city of glass and steel towers and will never see the sunshine again at street level. Very depressing. I hate De Blasio, Garodnick and Co and their REBNY owners for doing this to us.

Anonymous said...

The City Council is voting on a bill to decriminalize low-level offenses such as public urination and public drunkenness (or even carrying an open container). I know that most of the people who get arrested for these offenses are minorities, BUT they are not the only ones who commit these offenses. How many drunken, pissing, puking college kids have been arrested? Not many, if any. Mommy and Daddy would sue the freakin' city. I think a 24-hour stint on Rikers might make some of these stinking frat brats and woo-hoo tarts grow up real fast! If the current laws were applied equally, that would have happened, but they are not applied equally at all, so I guess it's a good idea to decriminalize them.

Anonymous said...

another week of renovations on top of renovations in house. Ya know they're renovated renovated apartments right? Not only old dying off tenants but MR gets new, ahem, painted floors and a new tub.

Anonymous said...

The renovated apartments are not for permanent residents or real New Yorkers. They are for developers and investors who give lots of money to politicians who are handing over the keys to our homes. They are for the very profitable short-term stays for employees on transient overseas assignments, students on exchange or local, the generation of young workforce travel trend. City Hall and Albany owned by REBNY, are hoarding housing for developers and investors to build the very profitable short-term housing that companies and colleges lease in bulk for employees and students. Not one of them deserves another term in office.

Anonymous said...

re: feeding the squirrels. I do this pretty much daily, it relaxes me, I enjoy it, they enjoy it.
I will not stop because some mother said a squirrel got to close to her kid.
I'm actually surprised that the mother looked up from her phone long enough to notice.


Some people take the joy our of living.

Anonymous said...

4:32 PM: Thank you. I also feed the squirrels almost every day and intend to continue doing so. If anybody says anything to me, I will have two words for them - and they're not "Happy Birthday!"

Anonymous said...

I love NY - crooked politicians are honored here. Scam, sham and shame. We put down other states and their 'politics' but truth is we are just as bad if not worse.

Anonymous said...

6:27 PM: NYS and NYC are the worst! It's been like that forever! I remember back in the 80s when some relatives from overseas came to stay with me, I bought them a guide book so they could find their way around because I was working some of the time. In the information about NY it clearly stated that NY is known for having the most corrupt politicians in the USA. My folks were shocked to read that because it's not the usual thing that gets put into a tourists' guide book!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Hey, you pussies don't like mulch? It's good for you. The more, the merrier.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just a note that I cannot let pass any political stuff that does not expressly have to do with this complex.

Anonymous said...

That is a good focus point, staying on things that have to do with the complex. Things that help residents stay in their homes and not be pushed out by developers and investors and those who use the public's political offices to pander to them. It is in the Constitution that we have a right to protect our homes but somehow some politicians twist that into them having a right to take our homes in the name of "economic development" and they are building an economy of epic inequality.

Anonymous said...

Dan Gardonick and the STPCVTA WILL address the grievances aired here because they are all valid. There is no way they will be tolerated by them. Blackstone will either tow the line or feel the wrath of our councilman and tenants association. I pity them if they opt for the latter.


-TA Supporter

Anonymous said...

These comments really don't sound like they are coming from the REAL STR. I may be wrong. Way too harsh. Anyway, new signage coming to be posted in the elevators about all sorts of noise like DOOR SLAMMING and apartment noise levels. You know why? WAY TOO MANY STUDENTS!! Mr. Hayduk, PLEASE STOP RENTING TO STUDENTS. They are RUINING this place! There is no stability anymore.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone really care about Oval Café?

Anonymous said...

STR, as all politicians in New York State and City are owned by the REBNY and Developers, almost everything they do affects this complex in some way. Btw, I just heard on the news that Beth Israel/Mount Sinai is closing. No doubt it will be torn down and replaced by high-rise luxury condos. The entire block on First Avenue between 14th and 15th Streets is going to be torn down and replaced by: three guesses. ;-) I feel pretty sure that the whole of the Western side of First Avenue from 14th to 23rd will eventually be torn down and filled with skyscrapers that will use the transferred air rights from PCVST. That means that all the apartment buildings on those entire blocks between First and Second will have to go. More people will be looking for affordable housing or will be on the street. Just keeps getting better and better, doesn't it? Thank you DeBlasio with your "I have no hangups about height" statement. Just what your REBNY owners wanted to hear! I hope they building something that overshadows his Park Slope house and puts him in the sunless ambience he is putting everyone else in.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>These comments really don't sound like they are coming from the REAL STR.<<

I think you are wrong. At least in general. Is it a terrible place to live? I haven't found it so, but there are things wrong with it. It's not "smooth" sailing, for sure.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

One also has to take into account where one lives and what the tenants are like surrounding you. If you have terrible tenants, then life can be a hell.

Anonymous said...

"Dan Gardonick and the STPCVTA WILL address the grievances aired here because they are all valid. There is no way they will be tolerated by them. Blackstone will either tow the line or feel the wrath of our councilman and tenants association. I pity them if they opt for the latter."

Are you being sarcastic or are you delusional? Garodnick and the TA couldn't care less. Well, the TA maybe does care, but it is toothless and useless because it has spent so much time in bed with Garodnick and Management. Garodnick only cares about his career and that means pleasing and pandering to his REBNY friends to the point of getting on his knees, if necessary.

The TA is useless. A bunch of whiney old ladies getting lip service from Rick Hayduk, who would probably like them to all die so he can get their apartments.

Anonymous said...

In response to the post that Dan Garodnick and the TA will take care of things' that is a joke. They have done nothing for several years and endorsed this deal with Blackstone. This deal still promotes the influx of students which appears to be increasing. I agree with the post about not renting to students. It will continue to fall upon deaf ears. As long as these apartments go for 3 and 4 grand, students will keep coming in. All of these PR signs and posts are in a sense saying" The students and transients are here to stay. Deal with it."

Anonymous said...

"Dan Gardonick and the STPCVTA WILL address the grievances aired here because they are all valid. There is no way they will be tolerated by them. Blackstone will either tow the line or feel the wrath of our councilman and tenants association. I pity them if they opt for the latter.


-TA Supporter"

Good one. If only that was true. There was a day when that would have been true but now the TA is owned by Dan Garodnick who is a wholly owned subsidiary of the REBNY.

Anonymous said...

Hello & chiming in ; mr. had yak please post signage regarding door slamming, noise and disturbance. students dorm life here is bad, real bad.

Anonymous said...

STR, I KNOW you are wrong. I have been living here for 53 years, and this place has been turned upside down. It is not the worst place to live in, but it sure as hell can be a lot better. Nothing will change for the better anymore here. There are students scattered all over the place here. Oh well. All good things must end.
Have a nice day.

Anonymous said...

NO MORE STUDENTS!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't know if we are not speaking on the same page, generally. Right now my attitude has to be one of forbearance unless I get pushed too far.

Anonymous said...

meh, better places to live now quite honestly than next to Avenue C, the FDR and Con Ed. Gross.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Re: Over at the official tenant blog. The DoB notices posted in lobbies telling people that work is in progress, or about to be in progress, in said building. It's called bullshit at times. I dealt with something similar in the past and got a similar response. Good luck in trying to deal effectively with the bullshit. Some things never change. Even with a new general manager.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

As I've learned, it's really best to ignore many things to have peace of mind. Really, truly, this place is not run well, though the new general manager may think so (?). If one looks at the "rules," they are being continually disobeyed. And that's the way it is, folks!

Anonymous said...

No dog in this fight but what do the tenants really think Mr. Rick H can do? The ship has sailed, the students, the dogs, the crumbling plumbing, the shitty appliances. There are over 11,200 apartments. Thinking one-man from Boca can handle this is fucked up.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Seen: A pile of dog shit, not picked up, on the south end of Playground 12, heading toward 14th Street and Ave A. On the side, thankfully. Just amazing. And I didn't have time to inform anyone. Sorry.

Anonymous said...

Today I overheard a maintenance worker speaking to a tenant apparently they had an issue with something in their apartment.

His language was rude, off-putting and he basically said that things 'are what they are' and don't expect repair. He eluded to the fact that the tenant was imagining the problems. If it weren't so pathetic one would laugh that residetns pay for this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>No dog in this fight but what do the tenants really think Mr. Rick H can do? The ship has sailed, the students, the dogs, the crumbling plumbing, the shitty appliances. There are over 11,200 apartments. Thinking one-man from Boca can handle this is fucked up.<<

I don't necessarily disagree. I think he's trying to get a handle on it and may succeed somewhat. Or he may just be like the CW days, though a bit better. The jury is out on this guy, but I'm more and more attuned to not caring. Fuck with my reasonable quiet at home and I may began to care again.

Anonymous said...

Multiple internet "tough guys" on this blog. Relax.

Anonymous said...

Boy has STR'S reporter's attitude changed. Sure this is really you? Hmmmmmm....

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The suits are here. At the Oval. With their, sorry, Asian friends. Taking pictures of the Oval. Marching up to the Public Safety office. Just sayin'. You've been warned.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Boy has STR'S reporter's attitude changed. Sure this is really you?<<

Yeah, it's me!

Anonymous said...

Ahh Soo, Ahh Soo! We build huge University with campus on Oval Lawn and make more money. This called the American way, NO?

Anonymous said...

Rick will soon realize what a mess this place really is, and will eventually fade away into the sunset, just like all the rest of them.

"You're sweet (you're sweet) as a honeybee
But like a honeybee stings
You've gone and left my heart in pain
All you left (all you left) is our favorite song
The one we danced to all night long
It used to bring sweet memories (Sweet memories)
Of a tender love that used to be

Now it's the same old song
But with a different meaning since you been gone
It's the same, same old song
But with a different meaning (Since you been gone)
And it breaks me up to hear it"

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Could be me and a strong sun, but I think the new cafe is getting bigger. They are also working mighty hard outside. I wish they'd stop with the special photography that fishnets everything to make it look much larger, but I guess we have to live with that. We'll see if they can make a good profit after it's done--a month later to start, of course, as the first month will be taken up with specials and the curious. Oh, and we will see about the attention paid to residents and their guests. Remember, too: no alcohol!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Ahh Soo, Ahh Soo!<<

I disavow this! I'm just a messenger for the most part!

Anonymous said...

ai am always outside with my little ones, rain, shine, even winter. i too noticed a lot of suits, but what gives? property sold, sold us out, so why the asians and the suits

Anonymous said...

What Public Safety Office?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>ai am always outside with my little ones, rain, shine, even winter. i too noticed a lot of suits, but what gives? property sold, sold us out, so why the asians and the suits<<

No idea. The suits went into the Public Safety office.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>What Public Safety Office?<<

At the Oval. The newest addition there.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, everything is being mulched. They are going crazy with mulch! Seriously.

Anonymous said...

Well what do you know,management is continuing the awful Oval movies and concert events. I guess that they can list them as a so-called amenity in order to justify the ridiculous high rents charged. We will be suffering through movies on Wednesdays and concerts on Thursdays. No attention was paid to those surveys that we filled out. Those of us who live on the oval will be suffering for another summer.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I have realized something (again and again) that no matter how many PS guards are around, no matter like today that there was a tent at the Oval informing tenants about the good neighbor policy, the workings of this complex will be forever a battle between what should be and what really is. Sorry, but this complex is not being run efficiently and it won't be run efficiently, at least not the way I see it. It's really a shame, but Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village have been changed, for the worst, forever.... And that's the truth, and you know it. And it's not the students we should blame all the time. It's the "adults" who are here for a longer time. Not all of them, to be sure. But enough to make this a not very pleasant place to be. They know better, but they don't care. I me mine. That's the tune being played.

Anonymous said...

Dear 734p.

You're right, management does NOT give one FLYING FUCK about the residents who live near the Oval.

Even after running the QOL survey.

Movie nights!!!!!!!!!!!!

Concert nights!!!!!!!!!!!!


Great fior the 40 or so shmucks who show up.


Poor STR, he has rightfully lost his mind.


GOODBYE ST/PCV. YOU SUCK!

Anonymous said...

Was really annoyed to see that concerts and movies will be continuing on the oval this summer. Many of us did comment on the survey about how we disliked these events. I live on the oval and it is extremely annoying. Management is retaining these as a so-called "amenity", when they are actually a nuisance. I agree with the poster who said that they are using a Band-Aid approach. Very true, not getting at the core issues that cause the noise and problems.

Anonymous said...

It will get worse. The City Council made it ok to take a leak outside in anticipation of the students the Mayor and City Council are building housing for and hosting concerts for. Dogs are nothing compared to the number of drunk students who will be relieving themselves outside in what is the dumbest laws lifted.

Anonymous said...

6:36 pm, I agree that the mayor and the trash on the CC are lowering the standards in this city, but when did you ever see a drunken frat boy or woo-hoo gal get ticketed or arrested for public drunkenness and/urination? They are always given a pass, especially if they are white.

Anonymous said...

of course it's you
love you stuy reporter for all you do if you need time off do your thing chicken wing but i for one will still check your blog daily with great hope for your return
you are my go to community resource for the real skinny of what's what and who's who around here but yes it does help to take time off and get your head into happier space ..
their time will come up is down down is up when i moved to nyc it was 1970's and no one wanted to live here .. soon the RE bubble will burst and it will return to us longer termers so rest assured we will be the fat ladys singing :) and thats an avenue b promise!

Anonymous said...

this use to be a home but now its just a happening

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for the RE bubble to burst!!!!!

I hate to get partisan, but I have a feeling that if Trump becomes President, the stock market will crash and we will be in deep donkey doo for many years to come. I hope that doesn't happen, but I fear it might.

Anonymous said...

Hey Rick, why not move you and your family into an Oval apartment???

Let's see how long you can stand these CONCERTS!!! MOVIE NIGHTS!!!

Amenities???? BULLSHIT!

They are pure annoyances.


(Except for the 100 or so who show up)

Rick. Do the right thing. PUT AND END TO THE CIRCUS.


Anonymous said...

i agree!!! rick should be near the oval... M level or maybe 1st. BET HE'S RENTING TOP FLOOR pcv.

Anonymous said...

"Rick. Do the right thing."
I hope you are not holding your breath for this

Anonymous said...

Generally an optimist myself, but the shit about to get real. The new regime will be far worse - just remember you heard it hear. I give it about 6 more months and true colors will begin to show.

Anonymous said...

I have heard from a few residents now that the d.h.c.r. findings are not being opened, read, adjusted by Blackstone. Comments from anyone who has information on this or has been or going through the filings? thank you. ST Grandpa here.

Anonymous said...

"I have heard from a few residents now that the d.h.c.r. findings are not being opened, read, adjusted by Blackstone. Comments from anyone who has information on this or has been or going through the filings? thank you. ST Grandpa here."

Maybe the press needs to hear about this. Blackstone has an obligation to open, read and go through these filings!

Anonymous said...

Last year we heard their results and i know the paperwork was opened. I know this as they refused to pay the overcharges and are refusing to this minute. They just want you and us to move and be done with it. And yes, DHCR DOB and all are in on this, so ST and PC residents will never win this.

Anonymous said...

Time to send for Preet Bahrahra.

Anonymous said...

Rick is just going along with the same old games that go on here and is just trying to smooth out the edges. Nothing much will change except for your rent going up, up and up. S.O.S.

Anonymous said...

A typical frontman, does and says whatever the higher ups want him to.

Anonymous said...

We moved from Pcv where it was gross and full of chopped up student housing to a better hood closer to a train with a doorman. I feel for you folks, but stop renting there.