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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:

Friday, May 13, 2016

How Many Times Do I Give Up?

Let's see. This morning the "pruners" are out in the Oval area, cutting down perfectly fine and healthy tree limbs that descend lower than what is mandated by who knows who. When it is all done everything will be visible to the naked eye. There won't be a branch left that will try to cover a spot.

Nice going, management.

Meanwhile, management has finally replaced the very old placards about the complex that warned outsiders about the complex and that, for example, dogs were not allowed. Obviously, these placards are old and had to go. But the new replacement placards don't say that the registration tags are just ST/PCV tags, that the property is private but public access (unless something has seriously changed), while it does say the property is patrolled by public safety officers (when? where?). I don't see one public safety officer at this time, 9:30am at the Oval.

I see dogs that are over the weight limit and surely I will see dogs that are banned because of their breed. I will also see dogs sitting on the chess tables as if they had taken a bath just a moment ago.

This place does suck if it weren't that most people obey the "rules."

And forget about the New and Improved Cafe that will open up sometime in June. Wonder what they will be "dishing out" to make them more successful than what went before? And forget about the speeding bicyclists paying attention to the warnings about racing around the Oval.

Meanwhile we are promised a 5 cent a bag surcharge, a compost center or two, a Trader's Joe, more CVSs, Duane Reades, less mom & pops, more high-rises, etc. I can hardly wait.


Anonymous said...

They will eventually build units in the Oval, and call it "THE OVAL". You watch.

Anonymous said...

Or The Oval is become as Mayor De Blasio advertises, a public concert event space for drunken pukers for at least the next 20 years that Blackstone can't build until we who know of the landfill below die off so they can dig dig dig up all the toxic sludge

Anonymous said...

Heck yeah. There will eventually be a CVS, Starbucks @ the oval. Sticky this, I'd bet on it.

Anonymous said...

It would be so nice if management would enforce carpet rules when tenants complain.

Anonymous said...

They ONLY enforce it if you DO complain. Otherwise, it is acceptable not to have any. Call public safety, document it, and call the management office to follow up.
Do not despair. There are rules to protect you. Be PERSISTENT and you will see results.

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the East Coast version of Coachella, coming to the Oval this summer, sponsored by Barclay's and the TA.

Anonymous said...

STR, if you really hate it here so much why don't you just pack up and leave, or is someone forcing you to live here? Same question for some of the other folks commenting on your posts

And wtf does the 5 cent bag charge have to do with living Stuytown? You must just not enjoy many things if everything out there causes you to rant and rave...

Anonymous said...

It is going to get worse because these braniacs have a lot of empty apartments they cannot fill. Apartment guide alone has 73 apartments for rent and that is one of dozens of websites Stuy Town begs on.

Anonymous said... has 51 listings. Many are brokers with many listings and they will provide you with roommates from their database of tons of roommates.

This broker has Peter Cooper Village units for those moving to New York as students or for work.

Stuy Town has hundreds of empty apartments, some under lease with schools, corporations, and medical institutions so Blackstone does not care the apartment is empty because the lease is paid and they have brokers at every brokerage place scrambling to fill them.

Meanwhile the TA Board, Blackstone Management, Dan Garodnick, Brad Hoylman are promoting a wait list lottery for apartments with people living in them and helpiong market rate tenants take them over. This place is sick and twisted.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR, if you really hate it here so much why don't you just pack up and leave, or is someone forcing you to live here? Same question for some of the other folks commenting on your posts<<

Oh, I love this. The old (yes, it's old) get up and go if you don't like the place. Well, there is one way I will go: Feet first (or head first) in the prone position and quite dead. Sorry, as someone who has a reasonable NYC rent, still, I will stay here unless I elect to move. Sorry.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>And wtf does the 5 cent bag charge have to do with living Stuytown? You must just not enjoy many things if everything out there causes you to rant and rave...<<

Let's see. You like going to the compost place or don't give a damn about paying 5c a shot, you like CVSs and Duane Reades, you are ecstatic about a possible Trader Joe's, you want to see Associated closed down, you love high-rise buildings, you love moving the M23 street stop over to 1st Ave as the first stop, you love dogs of all sizes and breeds, you love the smell of fresh droppings and/or urine.... I know I'm missing a lot, but it's a start. Now go away.

Anonymous said...

As if we didn't already know that "Stuy Town" is nothing but a glorified dorm, I was just reminded. 7PCR - in the elevator heading up from LL with my dog and we stop on 1. I tell the one girl that I see that we are going up. Next thing you know, 10 more scantily dressed girls and one guy get on to go to a party on the 9th floor. Talk about claustrophobia (not to mention blatant dorm living)!

I dread to think that this is the future, but it's right in front of our eyes.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>10 more scantily dressed girls>>

Be still the beating heart! But I know of what you talk!

Anonymous said...

no 4;17 they do not. after calling repeatedly they may or may not show up. then the alledlgeldly may or may not forward that information to Management. Who may or may not ask tenant to get carpets. Let's assume for one minute they do (not). they dont enforce it as when they check they find a few skimpy rag rugs and that's called carpet. carpet ruled enforced! My Arse.

Anonymous said...

I know we are going to get zapped with a plastic bag surcharge, but where did you hear about compost bins? That's a new one to me. There's no way in this world that I am going to save my food left overs, etc. and then schlep to a compost bin. Absolutely no way. In fact, I'll stop recycling period if they try to impose that kind of thing. There's only so much this New Yorker is prepared to take.