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Thursday, May 12, 2016

It's Been Nice Knowing You, Associated

Boy, talk about fickle! There's talk of a Trader's Joe coming in at Ave A and 14th St as soon as that mega-condo is built there and already people are thrilled that we'll have something in the neighborhood to, quite frankly, get rid of Associated and those pesky, low-class workers from the Lower East Side, whatever remains of the true LES, of course.

I dunno. I think that the "other side" has won and that affordability is definitely on the way out as long as we can claim cleaner hands and a nicer "experience." Ultimately we'll pay more for the pleasure, but what the hell, that's what life is now all about: paying more.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate Trader Joe and will never shop there.

Anonymous said...

How dare you say affordability is on the way out... Our mayor, Dan the Man, and the TA made sure that affordability will remain FOREVER! (That's all sarcasm obviously)

We all know affordability was thrown out the window a long time ago. We are all just glad that you are back to shed light on all of this, since the TA is no help.

Anonymous said...

"low-class workers from the Lower East Side." Good one. That large "bodega" will be gone. Open up another City MD. I thing the furthest one away is probably still within walking distance. All in all, they will come up with another stupid idea. But it doesn't matter. It's all about the 'benjamins". Always was, always will be.
14th street is a magnet for lower class people anyway, so, no matter what they open, it will still attract, to a certain extent. Glad your back stuy town reporter.
Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

ASsociagted and all who work there are my absolute favorite. Yet no one cares about them, us or NYC.

Anonymous said...

I love TJ's. No matter where in the country they are located their offerings and especiallay their prices are the same. Really true, the TJ's already in NYC charge the same for the same product as a TJ's in say Denver or Dallas. And as nice as Associated is, it'll be nice to have an alternative in the neighborhood...

Anonymous said...

I don't get the connection STR. You're contending that Trader Joes's will take business away from Associated to the point of them going out of business? I don't agree at all. I actually don't think that TJ will make a dent in Associated's business. The only thing I need TJ'S for is my coconut oil, that's it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I envision at a later date a Duane Reade, CVS or clone in Associated space, and a Trader Joe's as "our supermarket." I could be wrong. There are a number of locations for a Duane Reade, etc. in this future 14th St area.

Anonymous said...

the owners of the property are dumb shit stupid. I'm moving away from here to another part of the city .. why?

too far from train, too noisy with fart and literally sneezes heard and you can imagine what else... no decent place to eat here and fewer and fewer anddddddddddd

it's a dull shit ass avenue (1st). i can get same space, cheaper near a train and with better stores and eateries. Done, bye.

Anonymous said...

45 minute lines.

Nice.

Anonymous said...

"too far from train, too noisy with fart and literally sneezes heard and you can imagine what else... no decent place to eat here and fewer and fewer anddddddddddd

it's a dull shit ass avenue (1st). i can get same space, cheaper near a train and with better stores and eateries. Done, bye."

I couldn't agree more and never could figure out why anyone would pay market rate to live in these projects for all of the reasons you've indicated (frat house vomitoriums not withstanding). I'm, long term R/S and very much regret throwing self respect and personal dignity to the wind and staying here because of my "great deal". Now I can't leave unless I leave the city entirely (which may in fact be the ultimate end game).

Anonymous said...

I'm moving to LI. Sick of paying the exorbitant rent to live in a nasty project filled with dog shit and raving hipsters and students. QOL a la Blackstone is notoriously bad.

Anonymous said...

If Associated closes I will simply drive out to LI (I go there two or three times a week on the LIRR to visit family) and stock up at King Kullen. One trip to King Kullen every three weeks will keep me nicely in groceries and plastic bags. FU Blackstone and DeBlasio!

Anonymous said...

paying more but getting paid less for sure

Anonymous said...

We are perfectly situated. When an apartment is too close to subway train and (ferry) commuter hubs, you get strangers around your kids, loiters, more crime, litter and trash. The mass transit hubs are crime magnets. The walk to the train is probably the nicest part of the day before the craziness at the office. I would not want to be closer to mass transit hubs churning a workforce to and from. Look at the suburbs. Nobody lives near the train station and tracks because they know it is loud, crowded, unsafe for kids with all the strangers. The 34th ferry and the 14th and 1st subway is all that is needed. Until they overcrowd below 14th and then build a second L train entrance. Seriously, this place is safe because it is not a mass transit hub with stranger's foot traffic traipsing around our playgrounds.

Anonymous said...

I am breaking my lease and subletting it in August. Moving to New Jersey. I am with agreement on Blackstone QOL worse every day. Too much $ for too little and to be annoyed here daily. Management gave me a 'new' AC last year. Loud as fuck all hell sounds like bombs going off. Do they care? Not one bit.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. This place blows. Sorry I even signed a lease here.

Anonymous said...

I am about to post on yelp the trials and the increase in our rent at renewal. We were paying top market to begin with, then it got so much worse.

Atomic Man said...

12:32 and 3:01:

Didn't you check out this blog, or Yelp, BEFORE you signed on the dotted line? If not, you have no one to blame but yourself.

The truth is out there...

Anonymous said...

What do you speak of AMan? Yelp is full of rave reviews all saying how wonderful life is in stuy.pcv.

Anonymous said...

>>Maybe they'll open up a RiteAid / Starbucks / Duane Reade / AT&T store.<<

Yep. That would be great!!!!!

Anonymous said...

"What do you speak of AMan? Yelp is full of rave reviews all saying how wonderful life is in stuy.pcv."

Those are the ones that Management posts.

Anonymous said...

If a corporation can post its own reviews then Yelp is a sham. Needs to be taken down.

Anonymous said...

Well then there is no need for a poster to ask why new tenants didn't read the reviews! DuH Since the reviews you say are 'fake'.

Anonymous said...

Associated is nothing more than a large Bodega, run by low class people.
New management will not renew their lease, and that place will be gone. As sure
as Nyquist winning the second leg of his Triple Crown.

Anonymous said...

I was half wrong. Nyquist finished third.