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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:

Saturday, May 14, 2016

I Assume It's Saturday Morning

The pruners are out in the Oval area again making dreadful noise trying to prune some more around the Oval. The noise, which I think everyone can hear in the Oval vicinity and which is coming from one of their carts, is aggressive still past 9:30am. The dogs are out barking at each other. The dad is out flying his paper airplane all over the Oval circle, to include the inside of Oval Study.

Thanks, management, you are doing a wonderful job as usual! I don't think there's been so much noise in the morning since...well, since never!

10:00am - Noise still active!


Anonymous said...

Shortly after 7 am on Sunday morning and the porters are out flinging the bags full of recycling (bottles, cans, etc.) into the trucks. Nice wake up call! Still, it's better than when Rob Speyer had filthy dumpsters placed around the Loops and Sanitation came at 3 am. Somebody should have thrown Speyer into a dumpster the day he was born.

Anonymous said...

At least there is no dog park this Saturday.

Anonymous said...

Remember, Rick said no "permanent" dog run. Semantics anyone. Here comes the "temporary" dog run.

Anonymous said...

the rent is too high here! mile to the subway? no stores! forget the dog run, lower the RENT RICK LOWER THE RENT RICK

Anonymous said...

The last time I checked, Stuyvesant Town was part of NYC. If that is the case, then all NYC & State Dept. of Motor Vehicles Rules and Regulations should apply. Apparently there is somone on the Stuyvesant Town / PCV Management team who can rewrite the rules as they see fit.
The Dept. of Motor Vehicles requires that all gas driven vehicles be registered, inspected, insured, and have NY State license plates affixed to them. There are numerous Maintenance vehicles, being driven around the property, (in excess of the sidewalk speed limit of 5 MPH) that do not meet any of these requirements.
Why is it that there are no uniformed NYPD officers walking the beat in Stuyvesant Town?? Aren't Stuyvesant Town residents entitled to the same Police protection as everyone else in NYC?
I have researched the laws as they apply to bicycle riding on sidewalks in NYC. The conclusion of that research is that it is illegal for an adult to ride a bicycle on the sidewalk. Thousands of bicycles ride through Stuyvesant Town everyday. They are being watched by Stuyvesant Town Public Safety Officers on the Camera Monitors in The 2 Stuyvesant Oval office. These bicycle readers are maintenance personnel, non-residents and residents. However, the majority of those riding bicycles on Stuyvesant Town sidewalks are delivery people. The law allows for a summons as well as impoundment. This is not happening.