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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. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." 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. Sorry.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

"Tagging" Incident Confirmed at Oval Fountain


The other day there was a notice by a Stuy Town resident that graffiti was found on the Oval Fountain. I went there this morning, and while the top portion was free of any writing, the bottom portion has a different color and looked rapidly "made over" by personnel who wish to obliterate its writing. Not everything is completely obliterated and some minor writing is still evident.

This is the first time I'm aware of that graffiti has appeared on the Oval Fountain. I've found it someplace else, however.

UPDATED 7/6/16: The many, and I mean many,  "chalk" marks on the third bench, west side, near the exit at the Fountain are NOT chalk marks. I was wondering why they were continually there, and now I know: graffiti! Yes, they are only removable by sand-blasting or painting over, which would look odd as the rest of the benches are of wood. An even more flagrant instance of graffiti smudges on the Oval Fountain. Calling Rick and his signs....

89 comments:

Anonymous said...

That would never have happened with MetLife and permanent residents. This property was their crown jewel.

Anonymous said...

This is what STPCV has become. Wow!!! We are very close to becoming a slum - just a step or two away. There is no security. No enforcement of rules. There are people from outside who are using our playgrounds. There has to be a way to check if people are residents. The PCV basketball courts seem to be under control because there is usually a recreation person checking ID. Now, we need a recreation person at the playgrounds. You can't let any of this get out of control because you will start to see things like graffiti. Let's keep on top of things.

Anonymous said...

So much for our World Class Cameras Everywhere Security Force - for which we are paying big bucks as an MCI.

Anonymous said...

What is "tagging"

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Tagging is placing your graffiti on a public space. Most of the "taggers" can tell it's you, if they are smart.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The other area I saw graffiti on was done by the sweet kids from one of the parish churches nearby, btw.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't think that PS is happy over the dog situation and the dramatic increase in residents. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

Just yesterday I was in my elevator and this young 20 something year old had his laundry with him and he had NO shirt on. NO SHIRT! There are students ALL OVER THIS PLACE. This is not a residential community anymore, but a dorm. The owners know this, BUT DO NOT CARE. DO NOT CARE!!!

Anonymous said...

Are dogs legally entitled to be in the room where you do your laundry?
I felt very uncomfortable doing my laundry since I am allergic to dog hair.

Anonymous said...

"I don't think that PS is happy over the dog situation and the dramatic increase in residents. Just saying."

Remember when in PCV that PS officer was fired for attempting to enforce one of the dog regulations? I am betting that the PCVST PS community remembers that incident all too well. Speaking of dogs, see the 8/26/2011 T&V letter link. Of course, it was ignored except for the recent new dog blue ID tags (Blackstone initiated) that are much more visible but again, as has been pointed out at this blog over and over again by the STR and posters, if there is no enforcement (and why should PS care?- see past incident illustrated above), the problems will remain for all the issues here.

https://town-village.com/2011/08/26/letters-to-the-editor-aug-25/

Anonymous said...

"Are dogs legally entitled to be in the room where you do your laundry?"

No. Call PS right away.

Anonymous said...

Has anyone heard of Blackstone installing the products in the company they own, Vivint, installing the "smart home" technology in the apartments and Vivint solar panels on the roof in Stuyvesant Town?

Anonymous said...

Slumtown = Stuytown

but don't complain or get it fixed, you'll get a warning for complaining and a future MCI.

Anonymous said...

Dogs are not allowed legally in the laundry room. There should be a sign in the laundry room listing that regulation along with others. I had to call security once because a coed had a dog with her. I know what 8:13 means by improper attire. Some of them come down in pajamas. I am increasingly not allowing suitcase people into the building. They get annoyed, but tough. Too many strangers coming in and out. Once again, I state that if management was really serious about alleviating these issues, they would take more proactive steps.

Anonymous said...

I have a dog, and I agree that it should not be in the laundry room. How hard is it to bring your dog upstairs before taking your clothes out of the washer/dryer?

Anonymous said...

11.19 AM here again. From the official StuyTown web page, under the laundry web page folder:

“11. Pets are not permitted in the laundry rooms.”


http://stuytown.spherexxcom1.netdna-cdn.com/common/uploads/www_stuytown_com/pdf/289-Laundry_Rules_18x24_12_1_14_V2.pdf

A lot of the questions posed at this blog can be answered by going to the official StuyTown web page. The problem is the enforcement of the rules. One has to be proactive as I am to call PS when there is a violation.

http://www.stuytown.com/nyc-apartments-info




Anonymous said...

This is pretty funny. This has been posted in the building lobbies and I just got an email blast from Management as well. For the 4th of July:

“PETER COOPER VILLAGE AND STUYVESANT TOWN RESTRICTED ACCESS:
• All entry points to both communities will be staffed by Public Safety Officers; only
residents and guests of residents will be permitted access.
• Residents will be asked to show access cards to gain entry.
• Guests of residents will be asked for resident’s name, address and apartment number
to gain entry.

TS, then Rose/CWC/CR tried this and it NEVER worked, the crowds at the East River streamed right through PCVST on their way home after the fireworks. We will see.

Anonymous said...

Can we smoke in the laundry room and hallways?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

No!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Read and weep:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/nyregion/new-york-city-overcrowded-sidewalks.html?_r=0

Anonymous said...

This is a slum as in slum as in definitely a slum. Don't care what happens any more.

Anonymous said...

"Read and weep:"



Of course he's from NYU.

Great comment copied here. No mention of this issue in the article because the NY Times, like the Daily News and the NY Post, are REBNY mouth pieces. Many of the "ban the cars" posts at this article are really stupid.

<"Yet NYC continues to green light new real estate developments, high-rise residential buildings and new neighborhoods (Hudson Yards, etc.). Subways, schools and sidewalks are uber-packed. And traffic is at a standstill on many streets, some of due to construction equipment taking up a full lane of traffic.

Is anyone in City Hall or the City Council paying attention to our infrastructure? Can our police force, schools and fire departments handle this overload?>

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Of course, he's right. Rick, the new manager. The place should be used by residents. Nothing wrong with moms letting their dear ones tag (temporarily) the Oval Fountain area. What's the Oval Fountain area for, anyway? Can't be to look nice and clean! Must be to have chalk marks here and there. Let's live and not be stodgy old timers who want everything clean. Let the dogs in, let the chalk marks write away! Let's roll in the dirt!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I see the same woman from outside (once made famous by ST Report), now with one pit bull instead of two, walking the grounds as if she is a resident. You are doing a swell job, Rick. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

what were you expecting after the large welcome mat for dorms and students? the student life living here is far worse than the dog problem , which we all agree is a problem, that ship has sailed.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't think it's the students.

Barry Shapiro said...

About dogs...
On July 26, there will be a hearing at the Board of Health to clarify whether or not the curbing law HC161.03 applies to private property. Here's a link to the proposal. Within it are links to submit comments and review comments: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/notice/2016/noi-161.pdf

Among my comments I've highlighted enforcement. I've sent notification of this meeting to Rick Hayduk. Not sure but this may change things here to some degree.

About students
I think the Achilles heel about students is the partitioning which I contend is probably illegal. In violation of NYS Multiple Dwelling Code part 173 which says all rooms must have windows that overlook courtyards or streets. The sticking point is what is the definition of a room and the NYC Administrative Code part 27-232 makes very clear what is a habitable or occupiable room. The partitioned areas fit both definitions.

The problem here is unless you're willing to pay for a lawyer, will any gov't agency or official take up the cause. I believe the right agency to deal with partitioning is the Dept of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD). Have written to HPD and the State AG (wouldn't trust NYC Dept of Buildings to handle this).

A legal assistant from Brian Kavanagh's office got back to me, mostly with reasons why taking this up will be next to impossible...but maybe Assembly Kavanagh will make it a legislative priority next year...to clarify what a room is.

You know I see that many of the proposals our state reps come up with don't even make it out of committee, and the ones I've seen with respect to rent stabilization are so extreme I wouldn't even vote for them myself. They seem more like something they can tout back to constituents.

What this is coming down to, I think, is that while we may be able to get something done about the dogs, without the AG or HPD actually challenging the partitioning here, the problems that come with a large student population are probably going to grow.

Anonymous said...

June 30, 2016 at 9:53 PM

I totally agree.

STR: Most of the problems ARE centered around the students. Remember when YOU were young and did all the things you were not supposed to be doing? Well, now it is their turn, with one exception: Mommy and Daddy aren't around to watch them! Paaaaarrrrteeee!

Anonymous said...

Somewhat off this topic- how about stopping the Hospital workers from taking over all the benches in STPCV every day??? They sit there n then ( some) leave garbage on the ground & , definitely, in the garbage cans . Then the garbage cans are overflowing. I mean, can't they eat elsewhere??? Let the hospitals provide outdoor space for them. Hospitals are taking over everything in NYC - even our benches -LOL !! And this my friend, is why we should have limited access to the 2 complexes. Gated communities������

Anonymous said...

There are several filthy mattresses strewed on the 14th Street Loop (Avenue A end). Damned right this place is a filthy slum. It just gets worse.

Anonymous said...

You or whomever might think it's the students when the live above you, next to you , below you. Wait for it.. wait ... i'll go first 'if you don't like it ,, leave'

zzzzzzzzzz

Stuy Town Reporter said...

You're right in that I don't know (meaning, I didn't see) the Oval Fountain being tagged. But I know that kids, not students, were playing there. Oh, and it was some kids from Epiphany that made graffiti markings a few years ago in Stuy Town. That I know. I think students are divided into the quiet ones and the less quiet ones, and these are more interesting in partying than in tagging a fountain.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Again, I could be wrong about who did what on the Fountain. I do know that we have a lot more people and a lot more students than we did 10 years ago. And dogs...there was a time when dogs were prohibited in Stuy Town and Peter Cooper, but now that battle has been won by the dog lovers. And, yes, some of these people have two dogs, and some are over 50 pounds. That's the way it is.

Anonymous said...

July 1, 2016 at 11:02 AM Thank You for taking the time to deal with the increase occupancy that leads to many quality of life and health and safety problems. I do not think the Attorney General has ever taken on the landlords of Stuyvesant Town on behalf of standing up for rent stabilized tenants and unless we vote in a courageous Assemblyperson like Steve McLaughlin of Rensselaer County who is fighting so hard for the citizens of Hoosick, we will get unacceptable answers like you got from the legal assistant. That answer from the legal aid is defeatist not courageous and probably not entirely truthful. This is a safety hazard and an infrastructure issue. Spending legislature time defining a room is a weak solution that does not address the quality of life and safety problems. People say Brian Kavanagh is a nice guy that might be better suited for a different job that does not require fighting for rights, even quality of life rights.

Anonymous said...

Very sick of this a one bdroom rented on our floor is full of 'kids'. i don't think they're even college students. drugs, drinking, screaming all night and security does or cant do shit. The lease is in the name of two 20 somethings. They are renting the place to people they know or those who know others for $100 a night. They get up to $500 a night and there are at times 8 or 9 sleeping there. This is peter cooper again, one bedroom.

The lease signers are not here, they are at the parents home for the summer. You can see the kids waiting outside for an open door and 85 % of the time the back door of the building is open ALL DAY for repairmen and construction. Signs are bullcrap , a ten year old will hold the door open for anyone and all.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Let's see: The Oval Fountain Saturday morning. A heavy-set woman is on the cellphone but doesn't care that her two children are ripping the flowerbed nearby to throw what their little hands can throw into the fountain. She is very much aware of what the children and doing, but doesn't care. Kids will be kids. She and her childen are replaced by a woman with a very large dog who casually walks the Oval Fountain area before selecting a seat, IN THE FOUNTAIN AREA. Oval Study, at 15 minutes and counting, still doesn't have an assistant to help inside. Lights are still out, though at least two regulars are now in.

Me? I really don't care.



Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, two large dogs being casually walked about the Oval. And you wonder why I have basically given up.

Anonymous said...

6:42...one very big problem dealing with the state legislature right now is this senator from Brooklyn, Simcha Felder. He runs as a Democrat but caucuses with the GOP and votes with them on most issues. His rating by the NYS Conservative party is 72 out of 100. By comparison, the most radical Republican gets a 76. Had he voted for a democrat a few months ago, for the first time in a very long time the Democrats would have controlled the senate because Mel Brooks grand-nephew Todd Kaminsky won Dean Skelos' seat in Long Island. The vote was 32-31 GOP thanks to Felder. Here are some phone numbers. Call or write and ask what they intend to do about this fraud Simcha Felder. Brooklyn Democratic Committee: 718-875-5870. NYS Democratic Committee: 212-725-8825.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I've given up counting, but let's not forget the bicycles that are running about the Oval, despite the signs that clearly state no bicycle riding!

Anonymous said...

Recently the TA sent out a mailer asking for members. Said it wasn't our parents' TA. Actually, the TA of 20-30 years ago would have been better. At that time we had the Jefferson Democratic Club here and the leadership of the TA was a part of that club so that the TA did have some political savvy and clout. Watching Susan Steinberg in action with politicians, seems clear she is so pleased to be rubbing elbows with these guys, the TA has become more of extension of Garodnick and DeBlasio and other pols than of the interests of STPCV tenants.

Anonymous said...

Completely agree about the bikes. Actually the whole area deserves some police attention. Bikers are supposed to obey the same rules as cars and stay in bike lanes. But they're all over the place and they cut the traffic lights all the time. Just wonder how many of the elderly get knocked over every day.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, and let's not forget the non-members of Oval Study who use the outside area of the Study, clearly labelled with a large sign and by individual notes taped on the tables as for members only, as their own table regardless of the sign or the notes.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

From the TA tenant blog:

"Friends: Another dog was attacked in the oval outside the study. A neighbors elderly dog was seriously injured and nearly died. I was asked to post as the owner of the aggressive dog was with an infant under a year old and refused to give any information. The mix breed dog was described as looking like a large Puggle ~50-60lbs, brown with darker semi-smushed face...."

Contact info on that blog, which can be reached via this first page, on the side.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I dunno. I just dunno. Other than disappointed and disgusted, what do I say?

Anonymous said...

July 2, 2016 at 9:46 AM "Said it wasn't our parents' TA" In other words we are not the same TA that git rid of your parents and grandparents so trust us we won't do to you what we did to them. You can trust us Bwah hahahaha ha

Same Board of Directors who got rid of the parents and grandparents are now going after the kids

Is that a joke or do they really think we are that stupid. It is the same as "our parent's board" LITERALLY so whoever wrote that PR garbage is overpaid.

Anonymous said...

"Me? I really don't care."

Yes you do, STR. We all do, but we are heartsick at what has happened and continues to happen to our once-beautiful home. PS is a bad joke and Rick Hayduk's homilies and missives on neighbor-friendly behavior are nothing more than an insult added to injury. I'm sure the vandalism and contempt has only just begun.


Anonymous said...

""Friends: Another dog was attacked in the oval outside the study. A neighbors elderly dog was seriously injured and nearly died. I was asked to post as the owner of the aggressive dog was with an infant under a year old and refused to give any information. The mix breed dog was described as looking like a large Puggle ~50-60lbs, brown with darker semi-smushed face...."

I hope the owner of the dog who was attacked finds out who that fucking bitch with the kid and the attack dog is and sues the fucking hell out of her. I also hope that the Police were called. So sick of this lawless place.

Anonymous said...

8:57 AM: never mind PS who are USELESS and ordered to be USELESS in such cases. Instead, call the cops and keep calling them.

The liars at Blackstone say they care about illegal occupants, quality of life issues, and security but they let a bunch of druggy, boozy kids run a transient "club" like that? Please record and photograph as much as possible. Maybe put it online? Whatever you do, please MAKE the NYPD show up.

Anonymous said...

Berlin Rosen the PR firm for Blackstone Charitable Foundation and he Old Peter Cooper Village Stuyvesant Town Tenant Association runs a contest on college campuses where students make videos about solving problems on campus. Berlin Rosen could do a contest for the students in StuyTown where they do videos on solutions on how to get rid of an old-and-desparate-to-look-young Tenant Association!

http://www.blackstone.com/media/blogs/article/laundromate-wins-blackstone-launchpad-campus-challenge

"This spring Blackstone LaunchPad, an entrepreneurship program run by the Blackstone Charitable Foundation offering coaching, ideation and venture creation support on college campuses, challenged its network of 500,000 students to use entrepreneurship to identify and solve problems on their campus. Through Blackstone LaunchPad’s Solve a Campus Challenge, students from across the 17 partner institutions submitted over 140 videos."

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Yes you do, STR. We all do, but we are heartsick at what has happened and continues to happen to our once-beautiful home. PS is a bad joke and Rick Hayduk's homilies and missives on neighbor-friendly behavior are nothing more than an insult added to injury. I'm sure the vandalism and contempt has only just begun.<<

I wish they (the powers that be) realized that a portion of the tenant body doesn't give a damn and either feels entitled or just don't care (the other "don't care" where you do harm to a property or people and don't give a fuck). Or else they are plain stupid.

Anonymous said...

NYPD doesn't care - aside from drug dealing = and good luck proving it - they don't care about a bit of noise and 12 guys living in a one bedroom. You'd think their landlord would, but whores are whores.

Anonymous said...

"Another dog was attacked in the oval outside the study. A neighbors elderly dog was seriously injured and nearly died."
-----
Inevitable occurrence.

Also inevitable, if not already an occurrence, is a PCVST resident, most likely a child, attacked and injured by a dog under the control of a careless owner claiming the human victim startled or made threatening movements toward the dog, which instinctively defended itself and its owner.

Atomic Man said...

Another dog was attacked in the oval outside the study.

That's not a problem, it's a solution. After all, it's a dog eat dog world...

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th of July STR. Thank you for your service and all you do for us and StuyPCV today.

Anonymous said...

Atomic Man, you are not funny. Not even remotely funny. Rather sick, in fact.

Anonymous said...

Happy 4th of July STR. Thank you for your service and all you do for us and StuyPCV today. >>>>>>>


I second that emotion! :-)

Anonymous said...

if the woman with the aggressive dog refused to give any information, the victim should have taken a picture of her and her dog, followed her to her building inside or outside of the community and called PS who would have come over, called the police to get information if PS couldn't get anything out of her Never let someone get away with this kind of bs. Then get a lawyer and sue her for everything. A real nightmare.

Anonymous said...

5:35 PM, your suggestions are sound except that the victim was probably too distraught and concerned about her beloved pet to think about what to do, except get the poor animal to a vet. It's a shame that nobody in the vicinity snapped a pic of the vile perp and followed her to her building. It is even more unfortunate that our so-called "Public Safety" people cannot find this incident on their camera footage. I sincerely hope that the rotten woman whose dog attacked the victim dog is found and prosecuted or sued. I would sue her fucking ass off if it were my dog. Remember, folks, a dog that attacks another dog can just as easily attack a small child. Most dogs DO NOT attack other dogs or babies, but there are exceptions and this is obviously one of those exceptions. The face that this woman had an infant with her gives rise to concern as to the safety of the child. Unfit Mother doesn't even begin to describe it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Discovered that the "chalk" marks at the Oval Fountain on the bench are not really chalk marks. Read about it up front on the blog.

This place does suck in its own way, doesn't it, Rick?

Anonymous said...

Now, now, STR. Mustn't upset the mommies on the TA fb page. They are deeply offended if anybody criticizes the activities of their precious little snow flakes. Didn't you know that their shit don't stink?

Anonymous said...

I predict that Rick won't be around for much longer, probably because he can't stand this dump and is incapable of cleaning it up and enforcing the so-called "good neighbor" rules. Not starting any rumor. Haven't heard anything to this affect. Just expressing my own personal opinion. If he was good at his job he would have made this dump more livable and given PS a kick up the ass and made them enforce the rules WITHOUT HAVING TO BE TOLD BY TENANTS when they see the slob with the feet on the table and the bicycles round the Oval and dogs shitting and pissing in the NO DOGS areas. I think PS needs a good shake-up and a change in leadership because the current commander (or whatever he calls himself) is as useless and lazy as can be and has been here far too long. He wouldn't have lasted five minutes under a real management.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I do see a PS officer on one of those motorized thingies going around and around. I also see a guy on roller blades going around and around (very fast) with a dog leashed next to him. I assume the guy is all right with management, even though he has more speed than most of the bicycles that run through the Oval.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The motorized PS officer isn't there anymore. But bicycles are.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And so the game goes on.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Some of these moms have a very hard time saying no. Or if they say no, they say it a million times so it has no meaning.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Remember the ex-marine guy who was here--what?--less than half a year? He walked great! And had great plans for ST/PCV.

I'm sure there's a part of Rick that's wondering by now why he left Florida! Still, he has some kids, so if they now go to school here....

Anonymous said...

I hope the guy on roller blades is not abusing that dog. A dog should not be running - especially with no choice - in this kind of heat. Please call cops if you see abuse. They took over from the ASPCA for animal cruelty enforcement. And don't take "no" for an answer.

Anonymous said...

"Remember the ex-marine guy who was here--what?--less than half a year? "

Oh, you mean this guy?

"General Manager Sean Sullivan hosted a town hall meeting for Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village residents last Tuesday, the first such meeting in a number of years. Sullivan noted at the beginning of the meeting that its purpose was an informal gathering to talk with seniors about residential programming and the community center, but it quickly became clear that residents had other things on their minds. Security issues, Sandy-related problems and the rising student population were some of the main concerns of tenants at the meeting.

https://town-village.com/2013/05/10/resident-town-hall-gets-heated/

BTW, the T&V story is way to kind to him, he got his ass kicked and with good reason.

Also, IMO, that Marine background, only reported at the T&V and never confirmed by my on line investigations, was bogus.





Anonymous said...

I don't think this guy ever claimed to have a Marine background. There is another Sean Sullivan who, if you google him, comes up as a Marine and I think that too many people googled and assumed, wrongly, that it was the guy who had the bad luck to try and be a manager at STPCV!

I was at the meeting in question and I felt rather sorry for the guy. He was very ineffectual, and the tenants were very hostile (not without good reason). If this guy had been a Marine - or even a well-trained property manager - he would not have been so unprepared and pathetic as he was at the aforementioned meeting. I blame Compass Rock (his employer) and, as I said, I felt rather sorry for the guy.

Anonymous said...

Today in the PCV basketball playground, a 13 ish year old boy playing basketball & a 21+ man playing basketball on the other court . No recreation person on duty. In come 5 teenage boys & 1 girl . They then just take over the 2 courts. The 13 yr. old was smart & immediately left. The 21 yr. old stayed for a minute & then left. Neither could play ball. In 2 or 3 minutes, the recreation person came & was immediately intimidated by this group. She finally asked them for ID & they claimed they had it & started to laugh & pretend to look for the ID. After a minute or 2 of this, they left. The recreation person sat for 5 minutes & left. There was no one in the playground because this lovely teenage group sent them running. Oh, this was as 2 middle aged women sat at the PCV tables in front of 360 & one of them had her head on the table sleeping. This went on for almost an hour. Oh, and there was the woman stretched out on the bench.( This is very common. Wasn't there a rule - no sleeping on benches???). Boy, things are busy in PCV this summer. Is there any security here? The gates need to be closed here. Make it hard to get in PCV. ST can't do this as easily as we can. Either close the gates or get the PS moving.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I do think our Sullivan was the ex-Marine guy. Pretty sure that's what the advertising was. And he did walk very straight!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Unless monitored all day and night (unless physically closed), this place has to have someone watching. There are just too many people nowadays not to do this. That's the reality. Go away and your bound to have someone, sooner or later, screw things up with lawbreaking, even if minor.

Anonymous said...

" I felt rather sorry for the guy."

3.35 PM here. I was at the meeting as well. Let me set the record straight here about that meeting. Do you still feel sorry for him when he lied and said there were no crimes committed by the intercom installers in PCV? His chief of Public Safety, William McClellan corrected him on the spot and said no, there were two reported apartment thefts. He also treated an elderly couple like shit at the meeting, the man was wheel chair bound, and they had only one elevator working post Sandy. He would not even give an estimated fix repair date until everyone at the meeting screamed at him to do so. He got everything he deserved at that meeting and more. He came to talk about Shakespeare; he got a lot more than that.

Re Sean Sullivan being a former US Marine the ONLY media outlet that reported him being a former US Marine was the Town and Village newspaper. At any of his then current bio links, including the one at the CompassRock site, ZERO mention of a prior Marine service. He had a Catholic college undergrad education, I think it was Loyola? Maybe he’s a former altar boy, that why he stood up so “straight”.

F him, they said he “resigned”. Don’t feel sorry for him, I’m sure he got a nice golden parachute package when they kicked him out the door.

http://therealdeal.com/2013/06/20/cwcapital-fires-stuy-town-general-manager/

https://town-village.com/2013/06/20/stuy-town-general-manager-sean-sullivan-replaced/









Anonymous said...

7:49 pm, I totally agree with you. PS needs to evict the drunks and homeless who are taking up the benches. They stink and they are disgusting. This IS private property and I don't care what the politicians and police commish tell us, crime is on the rise and we are not immune to it. Back in the day when the area south of East 14th was Alphabet City and was drug and crime infested, we rarely had a crime on the property. Why? Because PS had booths at the entrances of the property and they patrolled the property. Cameras do nothing to deter crime. And the cameras are not even working most of the time!

Anonymous said...

"Because PS had booths at the entrances of the property and they patrolled the property.

As a lifer here, the security booth at 14th and Ave B was recently constructed around 10 years ago by TS (?) and it is now never manned because it, like the one at the Ave C loop, was built illegally without DOB approval. That being said, I totally agree with your patrol premise, there are no “boots on the ground” here anymore. As an example, Security (now Public Safety-PS) back in the day would have officers patrol inside each address by going to both stairwells and walking down to every floor. That basic law enforcement protocol has been long gone.

PCVST (F that NYU-focus group “Stuy Town” designation) was originally built on the premise, as per the agreement with the City, that it was private property with public access. In general, as long as a person is not violating any private property rule, that person cannot be prevented from entering or evicted for trespassing. So PS can act upon the issues you have illustrated. On special occasions like the East River fireworks, access can be restricted by requiring ID for the infamous “residents and their guests” rule. Only on these special nights can PS plan to have the required manpower needed to restrict general access here. BTW, I was not here for the 4th, does anyone know how those access restrictions worked (announced by email and lobby posting) after the Monday night East River fireworks? In the past years, such access restrictions were announced with great fanfare as well but enforcement was zero as thousands of non-residents streamed through PCVST after the fireworks were over.

Anonymous said...

When I moved in (1980) there was always a guard in a booth at the entrance to the 14th Street Loop (Avenue A end). They eventually discontinued that booth for reasons unknown. I remember when they had Security do walk through the buildings. They would go to the top floor and walk down by going across each hallway. I wish they would do that now.

Anonymous said...

10.03 AM here. Let me correct myself re this statement:

"As a lifer here, the security booth at 14th and Ave B was recently constructed around 10 years ago by TS (?) and it is now never manned because it, like the one at the Ave C loop, was built illegally without DOB approval. "

Late this morning, there was a PS officer inside the Ave B and 14th loop guard booth. I talked to the officer; he told me that when PS shift/manpower requirements permit, they can place an officer at the booth. His expression said a thousand words. PS is understaffed. Until the PS headcount is bought up to speed, many QOL regulations here will not be enforced and, in addition, major crime issues may not be addressed as well.

Rick Hayduk, are you listening? Enough of allocating resources to Carnival Cruise Oval events and other events (do we really need a dog day event at rotating playgrounds?) as well, marketed mainly toward your ideal transient demographic and spend money on significant housing resources such as PS and maintenance. You came from the hospitality world. That’s not the way to run this large town of at least 30,000 people that increases every couple of months due to a rapid increase of students and “young professionals”, cramming themselves 3, 4 and 5 unrelated adults into each apartment. Thanks.



Stuy Town Reporter said...

Repetir:

"Rick Hayduk, are you listening? Enough of allocating resources to Carnival Cruise Oval events and other events (do we really need a dog day event at rotating playgrounds?) as well, marketed mainly toward your ideal transient demographic and spend money on significant housing resources such as PS and maintenance. You came from the hospitality world. That’s not the way to run this large town of at least 30,000 people that increases every couple of months due to a rapid increase of students and “young professionals”, cramming themselves 3, 4 and 5 unrelated adults into each apartment. Thanks."

Anonymous said...

The above should be posted on Rick Hayduk's door!

Anonymous said...

If PS did their job, many of our problems would be solved- unregistered dogs, speeding bicycles, unruly neighbors, homeless sleeping on benches. So, maybe we have collectively come up with the solution- more PS & enforcement of rules by PS. In addition, take a look at the litter around the complex. Much of it comes from people having lunch here. They are, for the most part, not residents. You can see THE straws, plastic bags, napkins, coffee cups,etc. Has to stop. This place is becoming a pig sty. DO SOMETHING MANAGEMENT. Redidtribute the budget. Put $$ towards PS. NOW!!!! Before it's too late.

Anonymous said...

6:34 pm, AMEN to that! Get your priorities in order, Management! Spare us the convo ergs, movies, dog and pony shows and all the cheeses Carnival Cruise crap and hire and train more public safety officers.

Anonymous said...

This place is becoming a pig sty. I agree with previous posts that they need to get rid of the carnival atmosphere. And as for PS officers, station some at the entrances to the loops and have them screen suitcase people and non residents attempting to enter the property. I never see them at the fringes of the property. It is not our responsibility as tenants to weed out the hotel guests, it is management's.

Anonymous said...

Rewrite because of fucking predictable text:

AMEN to that! Get your priorities in order, Management! Spare us the concerts, movies, dog and pony shows and all the cheesy Carnival Cruise crap and hire and train more public safety officers.

Anonymous said...

or er, hire and train and lower the rent. for the price of the cheesy entertainment my friends and family should have lower rent instead.

Anonymous said...

tenants should report all neighbors who are renting out their flats. Rick needs an anonymous tip line to do this. where to report this shit rick and company?

Anonymous said...

'tenants should report all neighbors who are renting out their flats'

Go right to 311.


https://www1.nyc.gov/apps/311universalintake/form.htm?serviceName=DOB+Illegal+Use+Residential+as+Hotel

Anonymous said...

Rick knows all about the illegal rentals. He is ok with them. If he wasn't, they'd be gone.

Anonymous said...

What you want Rick to do - he busy planting flower and tree and trim to the weeds. then he need get back to office to charge suckers new price on fake wood fake renovated house.

Anonymous said...

Just saw those photographs. Now ain't that the hallmark of a fucking slum!