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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.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

How are you doing?

To be 100% upfront, which my commentary tries to be....

It can be one of three things that make this property seem far less than what it can be:

1) The humid weather. It's been a difficult summer, for sure. Affects everyone I would think and gives them a piss-poor feeling periodically.
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2) Personal disposition. It has not been a happy year so far, and I feel it.

3) Things just are not working the way they should be. Plus: the rules by new management have been put in place, with more to come probably. Seriously, just look around and say to yourself is this the best we can do? Or even close to the best?

Anything else? Or is this an oasis in the city that we can be proud of and secure in our positive feeling?

I would like to be HAPPY, but, generally, I just can't be.

30 comments:

Anonymous said...

I would like to be happy, too, STR, but it is difficult here. I am in my sixties and enjoy good health, but I am kept awake half the night by door-slamming, boozy young people coming and going and braying at the tops of their lungs. I don't know if they are students and I don't care, but I do know they have no carpets and are very inconsiderate.

When I go outside, although I have strong bones for a person my age, I am terrified of the bicycles and skate boards that zoom past me, almost knocking me off my balance, especially if I am carrying bags of groceries. They don't give a crap that they are on the sidewalk where pedestrians walk. Go into the property and it gets even worse. It's like walking through the Tour de France! There are dogs and dog poo everywhere, but I can sidestep that; however, you have to be very careful how you sidestep on this property because you can sidestep right under the wheels of a speeding bicycle. I just don't go out to walk through the property any more because I really feel it is too dangerous, especially around the Oval. The PS guys are a joke. Just window dressing. Ah well, I still love my apartment and hope to stay in it for the rest of my life, but it would be nice to be able to go out and feel safe on the property the way it used to be. I think it will take a dreadful accident and a law suit before Management bothers to enforce the rules and by then some poor soul will be dead or condemned to a life of pain and suffering. On your head be it, Mr. Hayduk. You are the one where the buck stops.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

If something serious does happen, then Blackstone will try to settle out of court and that will be that. Anyway, haven't dogs and little children already been hurt by other dogs and/or speeding bicycles/skateboards? I'm asking, not accusing.

Anonymous said...

I know that dogs have been hurt by other dogs. Don't know about people being hurt by dogs or speeding bicycles/skateboards. If anything happened to me, it would have to go to trial and I would make sure everybody in the world knew about it! My kids would never let Blackstone rest!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I know of one case where a Stuy Town dog was mauled by an ouside dog. Last I heard, the outside dog owner has been back to Stuy Town, though attempts are public to have him permanently banished here, if not more. Of course, this begs the question of how this gentleman and his dog got inside again without a proper laynyard.

Anonymous said...

"Of course, this begs the question of how this gentleman and his dog got inside again without a proper laynyard."

Because Public Safety are window dressing, not enforcement officers.

Anonymous said...

Although I love my apartment(after 4 years of weekend party noise and calling security the downstairs monsters moved out) , the minute that I step into the elevator it is a different story. I am sick of seeing mostly college students and tourists. Every day it is different people in the elevator. Once I get outside it is even worse---dogs, tourists, and frat boys/girls galore. The oval looks like a dump as does the rest of the development. The demographic angers me and it will only be getting worse with the passing on of older residents. Oh and the suitcase people going to their air bnb apartments. The rampant, reckless bicycle riding is also starting to get to me. Public safety manages to hide and are only around in clusters during the early AM in front of my building which is their headquarters. They are absolutely invisible at night. Last night at 11:30 PM some frat boys were yucking it up loudly, in front of my building. No PS officer was in sight.

Anonymous said...

Personally love the green space but i'm out soon. It's too offing much $$$ to be way over by the river - and rents have really come down across the island and beyond. Peace out to all. It's been fun ? management kinda lame, plumbing sucks ass and the whole noise shit is a fucked up reason to spend this much cash on a place near the east fucking river.

Anonymous said...

The issues affecting us have come up time and again here so I'm just repeating.

1. Students
2. Dogs
3. Noise
4. A TA & councilman more interested in self-promotion than community service

Would add...the new population here and change in attitude. Used to be a community where the community and rules mattered. Now this is a place to be used and if possible, moved on from.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Now this is a place to be used and if possible, moved on from.<<

I get into this attitude more and more.

Anonymous said...

The place is crawling with foreign-speaking tourists, lugging their rolling luggage. Many of them have children with them. Does Management get a kick-back from AirBnB? They absolutely MUST know about it, unless they are totally ignorant and stupid.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't think they have enough people to find out. That's my theory at this point.

Anonymous said...

I think that they are conveniently looking the other way. Public safety could be utilized to screen these tourists at the loops, I wonder how they get in and out of the buildings without keycards.

Anonymous said...

People here should just forget about enforcement. It's not going to happen.

Enforcement is a negative word when it comes to attracting upscale renters and students. End of story.

Anonymous said...

in any case, if they hire more people to police the place, they'll just be making tenants pay it, somehow, someway. that's a fact jack.

Anonymous said...

Everyone here is right on all scores. There are definitely not enough ps guys to enforce anything. the ps guys are not and never have been motivated to enforce anything. the one guy i saw around the oval to deal with bikes was too old. there is little to no desire on the part of mgt to enforce anything.

Anonymous said...

Management absolutely does not care about apartments being rented out through AirBnB. If they did, they would go after the tenants who do that. They have all the resources in the world to enforce anything they want to. Blackstone is a multi-billion dollar outfit and can afford to do its own dirty work, no matter what anybody says about lack of manpower, etc. If a real rent stabilized tenants were to rent out their apartment illegally, they would soon go after that person and they would be out the door in no time.

Anonymous said...

WE TOO ARE NOTICING A LOT OF FOREIGN LUGGAGE PEOPLE WHO NEED HELP WITH DIRECTIONS. I aM NOT ONE FOR POLICING THINGS AND FINGERPRINTS BUT PERHAPS WE NEED A FIGNER PRINT KEYCARD. ON TOP OF ALL THE FUCKED UP STUFF WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH HERE, WE HVE TO WORRY ABOUT BEDBUGS AND FOREIGN AIRBNB NEIGHBORS. WHO IS RUNNING THE SHOW HERE.

Anonymous said...

11:25 AM. We are paying anyway for policing that does not exist. They put a huge MCI on the rent for those fucking blue lights and cameas that don't even work. Nobody mans those cameras and you never see Security patrolling the property at night. We are paying for "Public Safety" that we just don't have. It's a free-for-all here. Just do as you please. Nobody cares.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Again a note that I cannot let a couple of comments pass, as they name people and have a disparaging adjective about them that's not mild, for sure.

As for Rick, yes, he does have a family and his family lives in Peter Cooper.

As for money... I'm sure Blackstone does have an amount to spend here, and they don't want to go above it, despite having a lot of money. But I do think they will have to spend much more than they are spending.

Anonymous said...

Just last night I had to close my windows because someone underneath me was smoking marijuana. Is this fair to me? What can management possibly do to rectify this situation?

Anonymous said...

welcome to the projects - not to worry though as in less than 3 years mass exodus here as all us Roberts tenants will flee. good days are up and elderly are dying.

Anonymous said...

Call the NYPD. I'm sure management would love that.

Anonymous said...

"Just last night I had to close my windows because someone underneath me was smoking marijuana. Is this fair to me? What can management possibly do to rectify this situation?"

I hate this and in the summer it's truly unbearable.
Please report this to NYPD--you need to call 911 and report it, do not call NYPD. Trust me, I've worked for the city and 911 is actually the correct procedure if it is currently going on, you don't call the station. Problem is, security may show up first since they don't want their precious NYU students going to jail.

Anonymous said...

Are Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town rent payments going to Brookfield already?

BPP PCV Owner LLC
BPP ST Owner LLC

Brookfield Property Partners PCV Owner LLC
Brookfield Property Partners ST Owner LLC

FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
https://www.company-detail.com/company-bpp-pcv-owner-llc-4841159

Company name BPP PCV OWNER LLC
DOS ID # 4841159
Initial DOS Filing Date July 24, 2015
County NEW YORK
Jurisdiction DELAWARE
Company Type FOREIGN LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY
Current Company Status ACTIVE
Company Address Information
DOS Process C/O CORPORATION SERVICE COMPANY
80 STATE STREET
ALBANY, NEW YORK, 12207


The Foreign Limited Liability Company that is in Offshore Tax Haven Bermuda

73 Front Street, 5th Floor
Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda

Name and Address of the Resident Representative:
Gregory E A Morrison
73 Front Street, 5th Floor
Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda


Brookfield Property Partners L.P., a limited partnership formed under the laws of Bermuda

(hereinafter called “BPY”)

- and -

Brookfield Asset Management Inc., a corporation incorporated under the laws of the Province of Ontario

(hereinafter called “Brookfield”)
Address of Registered Office of the Partnership in Bermuda:

73 Front Street, 5th Floor
Hamilton HM 12, Bermuda

https://trademarks.justia.com/owners/bpp-pcv-owner-llc-3264874/

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Unless I misunderstood, it is Blackstone now.

Anonymous said...

Or more likely it is a Team-up on many deals including Peter Cooper Village with a front man
http://www.goodwinlaw.com/~/media/FA837D1C876D42F58D251241B5B4EBC1.ashx

Anonymous said...

The strategy behind the dorms is to create "if vacant" status so they deliver the already divided Cooper Village and StuyTown parcels to developers "with vacant possession" so the investors & developers can tear down the buildings and not have to pay tenants a percentage of per annum rent which they would have to pay in order to evict permanent residents. Begun by Tishman Speyer gang and continued by Blackstone, they are flooding the units with temporary residents replacing permanent residents because it is easier and cheaper to shut off the spigot of student housing than to evict permanent residents.

In other words, kick out all the permanent residents, replace them with student leasing which is big-money making temporary income until majority of units are dorms and not permanent residents so that the "developers" create "vacant" building status so they can level the current buildings and put up new alternative-unit towers when the time comes. It is the same plan they put out in 2009. The dorms are a big money-making short term fix until all the buildings are mostly dorms instead of permanent residents. All the politicians know this is going on and support it.

This is a political cleansing of the population scam by developers & investors.

Peter Cooper Village is already majority dorms.

Anonymous said...

Blackstone Property Partners is a Foreign Limited Partnership that is also a corporate entity in an offshore tax haven but in the Cayman Islands whereas Brookfield Property Partners LLC is in offshore tax haven Bermuda

Blackstone Property Partners Partnership
http://opendatany.com/corporation.php?id=4783840

The difference is we are writing our checks to the BPP "LLC" and not the BPP "LP" which they well may then be passing the money between them all but we are paying BPP "LLC" which is in Bermuda. We are writing checks to BPP PCV Owner LLC.

Does this mean the city gave them all that money in tax breaks and now they are
not even paying taxes in the City, the State and the Country? What kind of deal is this?

Anonymous said...

Can't follow the crazy money trail

All documents can be found here:
https://www.realdirect.com/e/240.1-AVENUE.10009/

On 2015-12-18 a mortgage on this property was transferred from New York City Housing Deveopment Corporation to Housing Assistance Corporation.

https://a836-acris.nyc.gov/DS/DocumentSearch/DocumentDetail?doc_id=2015122100442015


Bpp Pcv Owner LLC & Bpp St Owner LLC took a mortgage for $143,235,666.00 from New York City Housing Development Corporation on 2015-12-18.
https://a836-acris.nyc.gov/DS/DocumentSearch/DocumentDetail?doc_id=2015122100442011



On 2015-12-18 a mortgage on this property was transferred from National Association Wells Fargo Bank to Fannie Mae. $0
https://a836-acris.nyc.gov/DS/DocumentSearch/DocumentDetail?doc_id=2015122100442014

On 2015-12-18 a mortgage on this property was transferred from New York City Housing Development Corporation to National Association Wells Fargo Bank. $0
https://a836-acris.nyc.gov/DS/DocumentSearch/DocumentDetail?doc_id=2015122100442013


Mortgage Agreement for $0.00 dated 2016-03-10 between Nyc Department Of Transportation and Bpp St Owner LLC & Bpp Pcv Owner LLC View Document

Mortgage Agreement for $0.00 dated 2016-03-10 between Nyc Department Of Transportation and Bpp St Owner LLC & Bpp Pcv Owner LLC View Document

On 2015-12-18 a mortgage on this property was transferred from New York City Housing Deveopment Corporation to Housing Assistance Corporation. View Document

On 2015-12-18 a mortgage on this property was transferred from National Association Wells Fargo Bank to Fannie Mae. View Document

On 2015-12-18 a mortgage on this property was transferred from New York City Housing Development Corporation to National Association Wells Fargo Bank. View Document

Subordination Of Mortgage (Mortgages & Instruments) was filed on 2015-12-22. Parties: New York City Housing Development Corporation, New York City Housing Development Corporation View Document

Bpp Pcv Owner LLC & Bpp St Owner LLC took a mortgage for $143,235,666.00 from New York City Housing Development Corporation on 2015-12-18. View Document

Initial UCC1 dated 2015-12-22, Debtor: Bpp Pcv Owner LLC & Bpp St Owner LLC & Stpcv Services LLC, Secured Party: National Association Wells Fargo Bank & New York City Housing Development Corporation, Assignee: Fannie Mae View Document

Bpp Pcv Owner LLC & Bpp St Owner LLC & Stpcv Services LLC took a mortgage for $2,700,000,000.00 from New York City Housing Development Corporation on 2015-12-18. View Document

Mortgage Agreement for $0.00 dated 2015-12-18 between Bpp Pcv Owner LLC & Bpp St Owner LLC and New York City Housing Development Corporation View Document

Development Rights (Deeds And Other Conveyances) was filed on 2015-12-22. Parties: Bpp St Owner LLC, Bpp Star LLC View Document

Pcvst-Dil LLC sold this property to Bpp Pcv Owner LLC for $1,345,485,019.66 on 2015-12-18. View Document

St-Dil LLC sold this property to Bpp St Owner LLC for $4,111,111,766.15 on 2015-12-18. View Document

UCC3 Termination dated 2015-12-22, Debtor: St Owner Lp, Secured Party: U.S. Bank National Association, Assignee: View Document


https://www.realdirect.com/e/240.1-AVENUE.10009/

Anonymous said...

Speaking of corrupt politicians, I have long wondered who at the New York Times is affiliated with Tishman Speyer or Blackstone--they constantly write these cheery, peppy, smarmy little articles about how wonderful it is to live in a 4500 dollar oasis on a former gasworks and everyone from Greenwich CT should move here. They dont mention that the oasis is now fenced in with ugly discount wire fencing so that the whole place is one big dog run.

meanwhile, they ignore the whole gentrification elephant in the room, preferring to focus on Harlem and Wash. Heights for that issue