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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.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:

Meanwhile: Freedom of Information:

Saturday, May 14, 2016

For Asians Only

Stuy Town's "River Room"....


Anonymous said...

They could have chosen more than one photo with people in it, but didn't The one they chose has Asians in it. Is that a problem?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, please, stop it. The fact is that the photo only has Asians in it. Cheer up!

Matthew Blank said...

I agree with anonymous. No need for Asian commenthe in my opinion. I find it Tavistock and I am not close to being Asian.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I love Asians and wish they would finally take over. Seriously.

As for the comment, it still stands. Don't be so uptight.

Anonymous said...

The choice of photos reflects the demographic of the majority of students here and ads typically use models to portray who they want to attract / appeal to. This ad is targeted at Asian Students so the STR headline is appropriate and accurate. It is a very targeted advertisement.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Actually, joking aside, the last commentator is hitting on the truth of the matter. I used to work for, let's say, an "ad company" and the choice of ads, what to used, is very subjective. You have a selection of an incredible number of ads and people. Most, if not all, of Stuy Town ads are of young people--on purpose. The "Asian" ad is on purpose, too. Let's try not to become culpable for the sake of political correctness, a term I hate to use but it's appropriate here.

May 15, 2016 at 9:05 AM Delete

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, since I probably won't get a chance to post on this particular topic, you do know what languages Stuy Town/Peter Cooper Village is sold? Well, there's English and Spanish, of course, but also a third language--Mandarin. Yes, Mandarin is now considered a major language in the sale of Stuy Town/Peter Cooper Village. It's quite obvious that Mandarin is the language among prospective renters, much more so than Spanish, I would assume. And it's a major language for obvious reasons--a considerable number of Chinese (who speak the more official Mandarin) are now interested in the property, and it's been that way pre-Blackstone, too. This is just a fact of life.

Anonymous said...

This is actually very similar to the ad campaign that MetLife and/or Tishman used in the mid 2000's. It showed mostly white men and women in their late 20's/early 30's enjoying themselves around the property. Even one of the well-kept white security guards was used in a bunch of the photos. That is who they were catering to at the time - white professionals in their 20's and 30's. Now it is Asian students.