News is very scanty at this point, but it appears there was a device going off on West 23th Street and another one, a pressure cooker, undetonated, found several blocks more distant at 28th St. Time: yesterday evening.
Your sources for news are the best places to hear the most recent developments.
Obviously we send our thoughts to not only New Yorkers, but out to enforcement agencies, which are some of the best in the country.
Update: 1:45pm, Sunday. From AOL: "NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio called the explosion 'an intentional act.' New
York Gov. Andrew Cuomo referred to it as an 'act of terrorism.'"
Update: 4.35pm, Sunday. The TA has posted this information too. It's best to check the local transportation schedule.
State Senator Brad Hoylman: As investigations continue there are a
number of traffic restrictions in place. Until further notice the
following streets remained closed to all traffic:
West 23rd Street is closed in both directions between 5th and 7th Avenues
Northbound traffic is restricted on 6th Avenue at 14th Street
Southbound traffic is restricted on 7th Avenue at 34th Street
All cross town traffic (eastbound and westbound) is closed from West 14th Street to West 32nd Street between 5th and 8th Avenues
Public transportation in the area has been affected as well:
1 trains are bypassing 23rd and 28th Streets in both directions
E & F trains are bypassing 23rd Street in both directions
M5, M7 Northbound, M23, and X10, X17, X27, X28, and X1 Manhattan-bound
buses are detoured around the area due to NYPD Activity at 23 St between
6 Avenue and 7 Avenue
For more updates on potential traffic changes please check www.mta.info
you live in an affected area, please be advised that residents are
being allowed in by NYPD escort only. If you require access to the
affected areas, please bring identification for proof of residence or
If you have any tips or clues regarding
yesterday’s explosions please reach out immediately to law enforcement
at (800) 577-TIPS or (888) NYC-SAFE<<
Update: 11:10am, Monday. Doesn't look like an Amish terrorist. http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37409441?SThisFB
AN OFFER: PAY ME ONE DOLLAR FOR EVERY INFRACTION THAT I SEE--A UNCOVERED MATTRESS ON THE LOOP, DOG DO-DO NOT PICKED UP, OUTSIDE DOGS BEING WALKED INTO ST OR PCV. ONE DOLLAR FOR ONE PHOTO. I KNOW MANAGEMENT READS THIS BLOG, SO ACCEPT MY OFFER. BLACKSTONE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER.
As we see, nothing much is being done about the many complaints residents have: the discarded furniture on the loops, including the illegal discarding of uncovered mattress; the outside dogs that are infrequently checked for that blue ST lanyard, and their owners escorted out if they don't have one; the lack of R7-2 clarity from our local politicians who seem to be delaying and delaying; the club cars that go this way and that, and many times against regular traffic rules; the failure of our TA to even address those issues, etc. On top of that, residents near the building of the subway extension on 14 Street have had to endure noise and health issues at all hours of the day and night. This is not the way to live. Because of these facts, and a few more, a new representation has to happen. This is where Stuyvesant Town Tenants Advocacy comes in. There are no dues, and plans are underway to get the group doing something proactive about our complaints. The time for submitting our complaints to Management, Public Safety and Blackstone is over.
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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:
Tenants' Rights: http://www.citizensinformation.ie/en/housing/renting_a_home/tenants_rights_and_obligations.html