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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:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Brooklynites Trying to Get into Manhattan when the L line is Closed


Anonymous said...

You know, there may be another ulterior motive for the nonsensical costly and water polluting congested Ferry follies. In addition to being another alcoholic fueled drunken vomitous pissing venue, it also takes away the power-monopoly the MTA has on revenue from commuters. The mostly if not entirely State controlled MTA the Governor and Mayor battle over.

Of course the State always robs....I mean profits from the People the most and will not be outdone by the City. The State will profit from the drunken ferries seeing as the State is doing A LOT of business with the liquor companies and the spouses of the State officials have very lucrative sponsorship deals with liquor companies.

Pushing liquor and the liquor fueled events seems to be the way of the City and the State. If the ferries were from commuters then they would be as the subway is, no drinking allowed. But the ferries are not for commuters, they are for drunkfests and the City Council just said it is ok to piss anywhere so look for a lot of human piss waste in the Rivers once the gross ferry launches.

The west side is lucky the ferry is not going to pollute the Hudson more like it will pollute the East River more. But with Tishman Speyer and their ilk behind the ferry plan and Fortress CW behind the gentrifying waterfront developments, the Rivers will be overdeveloped and crowded just like the land is with these chopped apartments and the subways are with these poorly planned upgrades.

It does seem that the wrong people are making all the decisions and ruining the City. I mean running the City. Well I mean both, ruining and running the City.

Anonymous said...

What a hideous way to "live."

Anonymous said...

If that were to happen HERE, a "brother" would have beaten the &#$%@! out of them!
Third world countries.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Anonymous said...

That looks like 14th Street at Union Square on a good day - outside of rush hour.