First off, let me state that I don't know if I'll be coming back on a regular basis to this blog. Right now events have dictated that I hunker down on matters that are of personal importance to me, which does include work that should get done and that will take some time to accomplish.
As to the purpose of this blog--well, I'm repeating and repeating myself I find. While we have seen some improvement with the new management (having the head honcho actually live here with his family is a significant improvement), there is much that, almost half a year on, is predictable and the same old/same old...with a nicer face. The wall partitions are continually being given to new refurbished apartments, the dog situation may have gotten worse (by now we may as well give up on management clamping down on dog infractions despite their desires), garbage is still a problem, etc. Just last Sunday I saw two dogs inside the Oval grass area being "hidden" from the Public Safety officer who showed up once in three hours during peak time, spending the rest of the time indoors at the Public Safety office. This, again, is just last Sunday. The new management has been around for months.
And now we learn there are going to be authorized smoking areas for residents.
Basically, make sure your rent-stabilization is secure and live the best life you can in the city. I hate to see the new high-rises go up (thank you City Council and Dan Garodnick), but such is our fate at this moment in time and probably until the shit hits the fan. I have a feeling that for most of us it won't get better and that the squeeze will continue, slowly but surely.
It's not bad living here, however. Let's at least try to find the good, even when we find the bad.
... And thank you City Council and specifically Dan Garodnick, who campaigns the REBNY way, for giving us more CVSs, Duane Reades, etc, at the closure of more and more Mom & Pop stores.... https://town-village.com/2016/05/03/no-help-in-sight-for-mom-and-pop/
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