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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.

Monday, October 24, 2016

What should I do?

Here it is. Not that it's different from other times. But this time it is right by the ice rink they are building, of which you can the tip. This is one more "infraction" of the rules set up by Rick. As I said it happens frequently. Not that it's different from other infractions. I should not have to call PS on this issue. None of us should. One, this shouldn't happen. But when it does, there are dozens of workers who pass it by. Should they report it? Perhaps they did, but the area took time to clean, if it's cleaned at all. Thank you, Blackstone.


82 comments:

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The TA Facebook, posted today:

"I will say, as a dog owner (a tiny Chihuahua), that there is no way I can make my dog go to the gutter. She stops wherever it pleases her. I will also say that I clean up after her and am 100% responsible for whatever messes she makes, unlike too many dog owners around here, one of whom was witnessed by my girlfriend leaving her dog's poop right in front of the security booth on the oval. It's a disgrace, but unless they enforce and put some teeth in the enforcement, this will continue. I feel like security is barely noticeable these days, as evidenced by a dog being able to poop right in front of the empty security booth. I am seeing these results of irresponsible dog owners more often lately. There needs to be enforcement with penalties."

Stuy Town Reporter said...

So what does Rick have to say?

Hershey Squirts said...

An ode to the clods who let their canines sh*t all over this formerly pristine place:
In days of olde
when knights were bold and toilet bowls weren't invented
they laid their load
in the middle of the road
and walked away
contented

Anonymous said...

What can we do? It is a metaphor for the pile of crap the politicians pushed and piled on us as if we do no know who they work for and it is not Public Service. This guy is the worst of them all:

https://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00001093

Top 5 Contributors, 2011 - 2016, Campaign Cmte
Contributor Total Indivs PACs
Paul, Weiss et al $155,350 $155,350 $0
NorPAC $123,768 $120,368 $3,400
Blackstone Group $120,000 $108,500 $11,500
Lockheed Martin $103,950 $93,950 $10,000
Lazard Ltd $100,250 $100,250 $0

Anonymous said...

STR, there's nothing you can do. We are stuck with the dog shit and the dorms. It is Rob Speyer's legacy to the property. Every time you see a pile of dog shit you see Rob Speyer. It is what he is.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR, there's nothing you can do. We are stuck with the dog shit and the dorms. It is Rob Speyer's legacy to the property. Every time you see a pile of dog shit you see Rob Speyer. It is what he is.<<

Ain't that the truth! We have to live with it. Nothing to do. It's already been done by Robbie and those who came after him. This is what they wanted for the greenbacks. This is what they got.

Anonymous said...

Rick and the lame team refuse to fix the real noise problem. Tenants have problems with noise due to the faulty floors and boards. I've been in construction my entire life and tbh, this is not a difficult fix. The powers that be refuse. They blatantly refuse. Carpets help but only with insulation.

It is not only students that create horrible living standards here, many of us have 2 to 4 kids in small spaces. Those living underneath are kept in misery.

Anonymous said...

From the Yelp link in this blog
The bulk leases, unknown leaseholders are the biggest problem for permanent residents and for the "occupants" the secret lease holders allows to use the StuyTown apartment.

How many StuyTown apartments are bulk leased and to who?

"1.0 star rating 10/4/2016
The rules and policies within Stuytown is frustrating and an inconvenience. For something as simple as getting additional keys for your apartment can be quite the challenge.

To start, we are considered "occupants" through a bulk lease and every small order MUST be managed by the lease holder. Regardless of your identification and paperwork (which they have copies of), you are required to go through a third party to do something as simple as picking up additional keys.

They stated this policy exist for security reasons... If you ask me, their policies and rules make no sense whatsoever. You have to be present as "occupants" for maintenance tasks, but you can't pick up additional keys. Keep in mind maintenance entered three times now without our presence (apparently we cannot authorize entry when absent). Also, one would presume that the lease holder will need to be present for that, but that is not the case.

Security seems to be a top priority, but you cannot allow a loophole in your logic even if the process is flawed and does not do a thing to protect you.

There have also been serious cases regarding rape and many areas within Stuytown that are considered dark and unsafe.
We even had brown water flowing out of the faucets, etc. multiple times without warning and when we called they mentioned it was nothing. So let's stress a faulty process that provides no benefits but more inconvenience (sarcasm)."

Anonymous said...

Another landlord harassment from Yelp link on this blog violating Constitutional Rights to Privacy meant to protect citizens from (admitted) fraudsters greed for more money by demanding and looking through private confidential banking and travel records because local StuyTown politicians write ZERO laws protecting the 4th Amendment rights of rent stabilized tenants.

"1.0 star rating 9/16/2016
If I could give StuyTown a negative amount of stars, I would. I've happily lived in my three bedroom apt for over 7 years and when it came time to renew my lease this year I was ready to sign on the line. Problem was it never came. So I ended up calling the lease office three different times (only to be met with a "we'll call you back once we figure out the problem"). When I finally hear back from them they told me that they had it on good authority that I was not living in my apt and that I was living in a house upstate and illegally subletting my place. News to me! I'd love to own my own house upstate, but unfortunately me and my legal subletters we were still living at StuyTown (P.S. they're "good authority" was a cheap background check they did on the internet that turned up with another girl that had the same name as mine. I feel like I shouldn't have to explain to a "legal department" that not everything you read on the internet is true). I was told that I needed to give them all of my bank records, bills, id, plane and train receipts for the last two years to prove that I in fact still lived there. No problem! I sent all of my stuff over to legal (along with my ten minutes of internet sleuthing to show that there was two girls living in the state of NY that have the same name and age) and told them that I didn't want to resign my lease. My troubles should be over, right? NOPE. I paid my rent as usual this month but for some reason it wouldn't clear from my checking. After 16 days of waiting I called them to find out why. Apparently they put me in some legal purgatory and because of that my rent checks have to go through the legal department to be approved. BUT NO ONE MADE ME AWARE. I should have be notified by Stuytown that they wanted my checks to be cleared with Stuytown first and that they should have been dropped off at the legal office instead of sent in. When I complained that there is no transparency about my whole situation and what I should be doing and not doing. I was met with a very rude dismissive response and told that they don't need to apologize for this situation that they put me in.

I loved every minute that I lived in Stuytown up until this moment. Their legal department is rude, inept, and definitely not a team of people that I would trust with my living situation. I think the cherry on top and the reason that I decided not to try and prove any further that they were completely in the wrong for not renewing my lease is when discussing my situation on the phone with the head of legal, I said that I know that they are trying to push me out since I live in a rent stabilized apt and I pay very little to live there, and he said "Yes, I'm not going to lie, there is a financial aspect to why we would like not to renew". You're not a person, you're only a dollar sign to them."

Anonymous said...

If you can't control your dog, you shouldn't have one in the first place.
Dogs do not belong here in this community. That's why this rule was in place for many years. Understand? It goes with everything else that is wrong in this place.
Slamming of doors, pot smoking everywhere, laundry carts being used for personal use, etc. This place is an absolute joke, and NOTHING WILL CHANGE around here!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

No, it wasn't picked up. But now it's a smear so somebody must have stepped into it. Oh, this morning on my way to Gracefully, I saw numerous violations of the "rules"... At least three bicycles around the Oval, two dogs being walked with leases way out, no PS guard in sight, etc. Nice going, Rick and Blackstone! I will report this shit as I see it, so you don't think everything is fine.

Anonymous said...

Yummy!

Anonymous said...

Ya know, when Rick first came on board, there were soo many promises and good vibes about how he would change things back for the better around here, and 6 or so months have passed by, and I do not see any significant changes. It seems to be the S.O.S., over and over and over again, when new people manage this place. It's always the same old thing. I thought they were not going to rent to these students anymore, the ones who have DESTROYED this place! UUGH!!!

Anonymous said...

I talked to a higher up PS officer the other day, and most have the "who cares" attitude, because THEY do not live here. They don't get paid anymore if they respond to calls any faster, nor if they strictly enforce any of these rules.
A total joke!

Anonymous said...

I don't understand 8:32 AM. If she is in a rent stabilized 3-bedroom [real] rent-stabilized apartment, how come she's only be living there for 7 years? They stopped letting people move into real RS units about 15 years ago when the vacancy of such a unit meant it became market rate by way of grossly inflated "improvement" costs and the vacancy decontrol rule, etc. That post doesn't make much sense. Maybe she acquired the apartment by way of succession rights, but there's a lot about that post that doesn't make sense. I do believe that Legal are a bunch of assholes, though. Remember, they are under the leadership of Fred Knapp, who is a known for terrorizing and harassing tenants and is a very nasty piece of work.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>They don't get paid anymore if they respond to calls any faster, nor if they strictly enforce any of these rules.<<

I suppose pride in one's work is too old-fashioned.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I do believe that Legal are a bunch of assholes, though.<<

Legal does what it is hired to do.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>It seems to be the S.O.S., over and over and over again, when new people manage this place.<<

If you check, it's really the same people. Some of the "heads" have changed, but the below them, it's the same crew.

Anonymous said...

October 25, 2016 at 12:15 PM

I know, really!

Anonymous said...

S.O.S. no matter WHERE the chain of command. I'm done commenting here because it only makes me more mad. Boy do I hate this unfriendly place! Good Luck everyone.

Anonymous said...

It is the same crew and it is the same plan

Here is the Tishman Speyer creative brief for the plan to kill the Park and remove all the tall oak trees which had nothing to do with Hurricane Sandy. They used Hurricane Sandy as an excuse to kill the Oval Park and remove healthy tall trees (among using the storm as an improper excuse for other things they did to the property)

http://msmearch.com/type/planning/stuyvesant-town-and-peter-cooper-village

Anonymous said...

"Legal does what it is hired to do."

What they are hired to do is not always legal but they do it anyway $$$$$

Anonymous said...

1:16 PM: We know that there was very little intelligence in the Tishman Speyer crew. They hadn't got the faintest idea of how to run a large residential property and they knew even less about the importance of the large oak trees, both from an esthetic and practical point of view. The trees used to protect the grass and act as a windbreak when there were heavy storms and high winds. Rob Speyer is so stupid that if you pissed on him he would think it was raining. As the head of that whole seedy operation, he was the one who they took their cues from. If he didn't have a rich and powerful daddy, he would be stocking shelves at Walmart. His job as a "reporter" at the Daily News was acquired via daddy. He is as stupid as he is ugly.

Anonymous said...

The person in the 3br doesn't make clear if it's an original or renovated apartment, as all the apartments are RS here until 2020. They also make note of "me and my legal subletters we were still living at StuyTown". As we all know, under the rent stabilization laws there are restrictions on the number of unrelated occupants, and on the term of allowable RS sublets, so there may be well more than what meets the eye here. Not judging, just pointing out that it can be complicated.

http://www.nycrgb.org/html/resources/faq/subletting.html

Anonymous said...

How many people are working in the bunker and how many properties other than StuyTown are using the bunker for their property management office? Is that legal? To build a property management office for other properties in our residential zone? There is a lot of people going in and coming out of there.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Since, now, Blackstone owns the property, I can think they, as well as the law, is fine with the new digs.

Anonymous said...

Big Conflict of Interest

It is no wonder Stuyvesant Town did not get its Landmark Preservation status. The design firm profiting from construction deregulating apartments by combining units is none other than Building Studio Architects, Michael Goldblum. Michael Goldblum's firm is doing the construction and is commissioner Landmark Preservation Commission. Guess we know why the efforts to landmark Stuyvesant Town failed if there were any real efforts made at all. Michael Goldblum's firm is responsible for the loud construction noise combining the M level apartments next door in 274 First Avenue Loop. Of course, again, the DOB records filed by Michael Goldblum's firm falsely state no change in use.

http://www.nyc.gov/html/lpc/html/about/commissioners_goldblum.shtml

http://buildingstudio.com/about/

Anonymous said...

It does look like they could be managing their other properties out of the StuyTown Office. That makes it a full blown commercial building for all their properties city wide. The first of the official commercial buildings in the residential zone.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Interesting point. Knowing the way the city works and the DOB, I somehow feel they will look, or already have looked, the other way.

Anonymous said...

Guess what was in the stairwell of my building this morning? A broken crack pipe!

Anonymous said...

10:38 AM, that does not really surprise me because I have seen the little vials on the floor of my laundry room. Anybody can get in here, whether by just walking though the pinned-open doors or visiting as one of the bffs of the multi-occupancy dorm units that are filled with who-the-hell-knows-who. I'm sure the junkies know we have no Security anymore.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

https://www.change.org/p/rick-hayduk-a-safe-home-for-every-pet-child-and-adult-in-stuy-town-peter-cooper

This is moving at a snail's pace even though 1) it's a worthy endeavor and 2) by it's presence it is at the official TA page, the TA having supposedly a large number of subscribers. So far only 31 votes. While this problem should get Rick and Blackstone's attention, it is significant that the petition has managed to get 31 votes. What of our problems? Thousands of residents....

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>A broken crack pipe!<<

You know what? It is very good that you would have photographic evidence; otherwise....

I am still hunting for all those VA employees that use PCV benches during their lunch hour. There may be some, but certainly not hundreds.... And I pass PCV quite frequently.

Anonymous said...

The NY Times did a good piece that also reflects on why the TA puts themselves on a stage with politicians, property management and DOB putting themselves above the tenant population to create a power, status hierarchy and dominance.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/nyregion/mayor-bill-de-blasio-sitting-news-conference.html

Anonymous said...

October 26, 2016 at 10:38 AM

Call Security, take a picture, and email Rick H.

Anonymous said...

STR - although there are some VA employees that use the benches in PCV, the real problem are the large number of contractors doing work on the property.

Anonymous said...

DOES THE FUCKING MANAGMENT HERE KNOW THE PORTERS LEAVE THE BACK DOORS BASEMENT OPEN IN PETER COOPER? YA WANNA KNOW WHY? they are hot, they are too lazy to open and close, they are hot, they are tired, they want to dry the stinking wet floors faster, easier.

losers.

Anonymous said...

New signs up this morning throughout PCV urging bicyclists to slow down and to use lights at night. Likely will have no impact.
As for VA employees using benches in PCV at lunchtime , what is the problem with that and in fact the public has the right to walk through and use the benches of PCV and ST. Have lived in PCV for more than 30 years and have rarely seen any garbage left by people eating on PCV benches.

Anonymous said...

With 25% of StuyTown Cooper Village bulk leased, the problems occupants have and neighbors of occupants have is disastrous. That is an important point in the Yelp review. We are not living next to the lease holders or permanent residents in 25% of that apartments.

Anonymous said...

The TA describes itself as the largest TA in the country. I don't see how that can be. Maybe they represent the largest property in the country, but their presence and influence here isn't that great. I don't think they have many members. Most of the population of the property are unaware of their existence. Years ago they were important because years ago we had a stable population and the TA actually represented the tenants. Today, we have a transient population who have no use for a TA.

Could anyone who attended the meeting last Saturday notice that there were a lot of tenants there, or were there more politicians on the platform than there were tenants?

Anonymous said...

the real problem are the large number of contractors doing work on the property.

It's a big problem in our building too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks City Council, City Hall and Albany for legalizing Hotels for Blackstone to run in StuyTown by pushing out the real permanent residents for the more lucrative Hotel Guests and making life here a dangerous fire and safety hazard to raise a family. You are a real piece of work.

We are stuck in StuyTown with hotel guests because the Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal rigged the system in 2010 with law stating cannot rent apartments for less than 30 days and last week Governor Cuomo and City Council Jumanne Williams with REBNY real estate lobby wrote and passed a law that illegal to rent apartments for less than 30 days; thus the powerful hotel lobby & industry gets all the under 30 day tourists traveling to NY and the landlords get all the student, corporate and embassy travelers who have 30+ days stays in New York and the politicians basically rigged the system so individual citizens are blocked from the very lucrative, very profitable tourism marketplace while the Governor, Mayor and Empire State Development Corp / NYC Economic Development Corp (chaired by Garodnick) top priority is increase tourism eg update airports, build amusement parks, sports stadiums, music concerts ( music concerts are a De Blasio deal).

Tourism is projected to be the biggest money maker with sports and entertainment attractions and your democratic politicians just rigged the system to make sure citizens are workerbees of these events who are blocked from participation in the marketplace now dominated by the Hotel Industry (courtesy of Neil Kwatra) and REBNY big Real Estate holders.

Democrats created an illegal monopolized marketplace.
Democrats legalized Hotels even in StuyTown where Blackstone is bulk leasing and allowing subletting through the loopholes the Democrats created in their laws calling the StuyTown hotel guests "occupants" and the loophole of 31 day stays are now written in law as permanent residents"

The democrats rigged the system to create a monopoly for wealthy pals, the Hotel Industry and the REBNY Real Estate Industry. Just like the democrats rigged the system for big corporate businesses like Target to push out small businesses owned by neighbors.



The 2010 Rosenthal law combined with the 2016 REBNY Williams law are illegal.

Anonymous said...

This may seem naive of me but what happens when the Law is up in 2020? Does everyone who is rent stabilized have to move?
I've been here over 20 years and losing sleep over this!

Any insight would be great, thank you.
And this blog is the best part of Stuy Town at this point!

Anonymous said...

">>A broken crack pipe!<<

You know what? It is very good that you would have photographic evidence; otherwise...."

STR, they found a vagrant sleeping in a stairwell in one building, so it could have happened.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Democrats created an illegal monopolized marketplace.<<

Politicians.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Today, we have a transient population who have no use for a TA.<<

I would say that most residents don't belong to the TA. Let's see the numbers to prove I'm lying.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>New signs up this morning throughout PCV urging bicyclists to slow down and to use lights at night. Likely will have no impact.<<

I saw that, too, as I was moments later almost run over by a speeding ST golf cart.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, the rain should have cleared them away, but there was several dog droppings to the side of the small guardhouse this morning. Thank you, Rick and Blackstone.

Anonymous said...

October 27, 2016 at 10:14 AM
Governor Cuomo administration have been whittling away at rent stabilization protections and portraying it as hurting the profits of billionaire victims. Governor Cuomo, Attorney General Schneiderman, Mayors Bloomberg and De Blasio want us out so they can bring in profits for and from the tourism industry, the hotel industry, the real estate industry. They are operating ass backwards. To them, making the City, state and Industry's bottomline profitable is more important than making citizen's bottomline profitable.

Anonymous said...

The StuyTown hotel occupants are a big problem.

The way to help protect the permanent families living here is to demand a law where the landlord must inform all tenants of the full names of each leaseholder on the property. We went from knowing all our neighbors to not knowing them at all or knowing the occupants who stay in the leaseholder's apartments. Our neighbors are all strangers and a revolving door of strangers.

It is a very dangerous living condition.

Anonymous said...

These signs are an eyesore.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>This may seem naive of me but what happens when the Law is up in 2020? Does everyone who is rent stabilized have to move?<<

You are covered by rent stabilization laws in the city as long as those laws are voted again. Now the people who aren't covered???

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I'm sure the REBNY is watering its mouth at the thought of apartments going out of RS status.

Anonymous said...

There was a pile of shit in front of my m level door yesterday. What should you do? You should call it in. I did. The operator thanked me.

Anonymous said...

>>A broken crack pipe!<<

>>You know what? It is very good that you would have photographic evidence; otherwise....<<

It was still there this morning, so if it is still there tonight when I get home, I will take a picture.

And I am not complaining about my porter, he is a good guy that tries but there are a lot of students in my building and I don't envy him his job.

Anonymous said...

'New signs up this morning throughout ST and PCV urging bicyclists to slow down."
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ! JOKE!
Like that is really going to work. Every sign you see posted indicates what the precise problems are around here. Advertising everything what is wrong here.
I'm embarrassed to live here!

Anonymous said...

Fed Up with the politicians lying! The road work is not to make it easier or safer for pedestrians or senior citizens. It is for Verizon and ConEd. The $200,000 Dan Garodnick got from the City went to the work for Verizon and ConEd. Bunch of stinking rotten liars.

Anonymous said...

I believe that the Rent Stabilization Law was extended until June 2019, when it will likely be renewed again after much battling. The 2020 date refers to the Roberts Settlement.

Anonymous said...

Whether or not Brookfield is still lurking around here in PCV ST is a sketchy,unclear subject depending on who you ask. What is also sketchy and very, very sad for the whole country is that the politicians did not have the sense of national pride to rebuild downtown World Trade Center site by Americans, for Americans.

This sacred site is owned by Canada. Canada owns the World Trade Center site. Of all the things to sell out, the country's largest bastion of Middle Class Housing and the Sacred World Trade Center site.

It is a sad day for America.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brookfield_Place_(New_York_City)

Anonymous said...

Signs are stupid.

Anonymous said...

2020 refers to the expiration of management's j-51 tax abatement benefit. Management has signaled it won't reapply for this benefit. If it doesn't reapply, then past expiration, the owner can raise rents beyond the preferential rent to the legal limit and any units that meet legal standards can be decontrolled...except in the case of Roberts tenants. For 5 years after the 2020 expiration Roberts tenants' rents will go up by 5% per year for 5 years (not sure if this includes or is in addition to what the rent guidelines board allows). Then in 2025, all the Roberts units will be decontrolled.

There are 5000-5500 apartments playing the legal rent right now and over 4300 Roberts units. This means that in 2020 over 1000 units will effectively be decontrolled. By 2025 all but 5000 units will be decontrolled.

In 2035, of the 5000 affordable units, where the tenants have been here very long (50 yrs or more), these units will remained rent stabilized (if the program still exists). At that time probably around 2500 capped-to-be-affordable units will be decontrolled. (It's plain that deBlasio bragging he kept 5000 affordable was sheer baloney. It will be closer to 2500, if that.)

However, something tells me that there must be an escape clause in there somewhere. If Blackstone sees another way to make more money here, they'll take it. Whether that means a conversion or tearing the whole place down or something else....I find it hard to believe that Blackstone is going to stick it out here for twenty years squeezing all it can from the market when there are bigger opportunities.

Anonymous said...

Every unit that is bulk leased, and there are about 3000, is by corporations and llc that have a vested interest in clearing out all the rent stabilized tenants to take over those units in their bulk leases and fill them with money-making short term occupants. If the TA were not in on it, then the TA would be raising holy heck on the bulk leasing and demanding the names of all bulk leaseholders. Otherwise it would seem the TA may have some units bulk leased themselves. The TA has not kept secret their preference for new stabilizers, favoritism for market rate in MCI allocations, unfairly overcharging rent stabilized tenants on MCI negotiations, little secret meetings with their formerly self-called "new stabilizers"

The bulk leaseholders of renovated and combined units are the tool used to loophole through the illegal hotel laws and the deregulations.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>This is moving at a snail's pace even though 1) it's a worthy endeavor and 2) by it's presence it is at the official TA page, the TA having supposedly a large number of subscribers. So far only 31 votes. While this problem should get Rick and Blackstone's attention, it is significant that the petition has managed to get 31 votes. What of our problems? Thousands of residents....<<

36 supporters (so far) out of the thousands that are supposedly members of the TA.

Anonymous said...

The TA using petitions is a PR trick to make them look like they are advocating and getting results for tenants and that Rick is a hero who cares. They already decided to do something about this and are using the petition to make it seem like they are worthy of a following and trustworthy advocates for the tenants. Those of us here long enough see their tricks are all the same, just like when Dan Garodnick asked STR to remove a post so he could write a letter to Andrew MacArthur requesting what Andrew MacArthur already provided to tenants and make it look like Dan Garodnick is a hero advocating for tenants and that Andrew MacArthur cares about Stuyvesant Town residents. It is the same set up so don't fret. You will get your desired end result whether or not the TA and Rick achieve their hero worship from a petition.

Anonymous said...

blackstone will tear down, commercialize inch by inch. Mark these words.

Anonymous said...

The new bike signs are getting what they deserve. Dogs like to pee on them.

Anonymous said...

Airbnb is going after corporate travelers marketplace.

10% of hotel stays are corporate travelers.

Schneiderman, Rosenthal and Cuomo protect the Hotel Industry thus the Airbnb laws.

Blackstone wants that short term corporate traveler stay business in the luxury units and wants to make sure at the same time no tenant uses their units the same way Blackstone is using apartments.

The politicians are responsible for inequality and the destruction of this community. They rigged the system because Blackstone does not have enough money and the Middle Class has too much money.

Anonymous said...

I am so sick of all of these good neighbor and other signs around the property. As if these signs will really improve the quality of life here. Tonight the pot smell came wafting up from the dump apartment downstairs.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The new bike signs are getting what they deserve. Dogs like to pee on them.<<

Check out the old bike signs forbidding bicycles being ridden around the Oval. Dogs love them.

Anonymous said...

Blackston not have enough money? ok, you cra cra.

Anonymous said...

"The politicians are responsible for inequality and the destruction of this community. They rigged the system because Blackstone does not have enough money and the Middle Class has too much money."

That last sentence ... don't you have that the wrong way round? Are you joking, drunk or crazy? Or is it a genuine mistake?

Not paranoid but smart said...

Off topic but does anyone know why the new intercoms flash or beep unexpectedly at any time day or night? Can they spy on us? I wouldn't be surprised if management can monitor inside people's apartments. This would not surprise me at all. Any thoughts?

Anonymous said...

October 29, 2016 at 12:49 PM definitely sounds like sarcasm

Anonymous said...

October 29, 2016 at 1:36 PM Put a cover on your intercom. We did. We keep a cap over the speaker too.

Anonymous said...

1:36 PM .. Why would management wasn't to spy on anybody in their apartment?

Anonymous said...

Please Stuy Town reporter ... do a thing about the ice rink and WHY did they lease the early morning to an adult hockey group? Why isn't this prime early morning time given over to lessons for children? It's 9:38, day 1 and the hockey bombs are out AGAIN! And they will be all winter.... just like last winter. Hockey leagues have Chelsea piers where they belong... on a full size rink... not thin little pup rink where every freaking shot slams into the walls, the bomb echoing over the entire development. It's pathetic. They say they care about the community. What does this adult league have to do with the community? Lessons for children are about the community!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I was going to say something about the Ice Rink while passing it this morning. Ah, the noise! I feel sorry for those of you who, on Saturday morning, are assaulted by this noise when you should be resting or sleeping or just eating a calm breakfast. There is no way this noise belongs in the middle of a community of residents. Blackstone knows this or should know it. Do you think they care as long as they can promote hockey as something residents love!?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

This is something for our TA and councilman. Do they care?

Anonymous said...

Why not open an escrow account now and everyone subjected to the ice rink noise deposit their December rent into the escrow account?

Blackstone is violating their written guarantee of peaceful enjoyment, etc.

Mass withholding of rent will get their attention regarding the hockey outrage.

Anonymous said...

withhold rent? omg, we can't even gather to discuss. No one gives a shit.

Anonymous said...

"No one gives a shit." The dogs do. They give lots and lots of shit, and it's all free!

Unknown said...

Let's all come together and follow our new President-Elect Trump!!

Trump: Hello the beautiful people of Stuytown, such beautiful people! I mean look! Some true beauty here today!!.....
Let's agree on something here folks"we want the shit gone" we're gonna go after the animals that shit everywhere and don't pick up after themselves! Look people these filthy creatures are in our homes. They spread diseases and carry an awful odor with them. We need to build a wall and keep them out of our homes and in the Dog House. We're gonna send them back and make sure they stay outside and not within our beautiful real estate. If we want the shit gone,we get rid of the animals! Get em OUTTA HERE!!!