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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!


Just perfect, 3 hours of by-now traditional songs!

We will see if this works. One per day. First up, something you won't eat anymore at Neptune--


Let's not forget our Vets, past and present. Happy Christmas, Holidays, and a Happy New Year!...


We have a lot of residents who are of the Hebraic background, so--


They live above me and walk in their high heels (without carpeting) all the time, but what I want to know is what are those two men doing there? I see you! At least the hijab girls are without high heels.


 A shout out to our police--men and women--and firefighters, too. Thank you!


The French have too eat, too!....


They get a certain amount of flak from the blogs, including this one, but when real trouble or difficulty rears its head, they are there for us. So this is for our team of Public Safety. Stay warm, too! It is cold out there!


What are you waiting for? An invitation? There are some holiday sights that are still New York....


Unless I get inspired, this will be it of the holiday photos, as this week will be plenty busy. I'm wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!

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12/14/16. My Christmas/Holiday greetings continue, but there is other material eager to get the front page. To wit:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/muslim-woman-reported-trump-supporter-attack-made-story-article-1.2910944

Part of the article:

" A Muslim student who said she was harassed on the subway by drunken, hate-spewing white men shouting 'Donald Trump!' found herself behind bars Wednesday after telling cops she made the whole story up.

"Yasmin Seweid, 18, joined a growing list of local and national alleged hate crime victims when she told cops that she was taunted Dec. 1 on the No. 6 train by three men who called her a terrorist and tried to snatch her hijab off her head while straphangers did nothing but watch.

"But Seweid finally broke down and admitted to detectives that it was all a big lie."

More at the link. Meanwhile, guess who has become Our Man Dan's biggest advocate: the PCVST Tenants Association. We knew this, but the TA should be embarrassed, especially considering the holes that are starting to come through.

Here's part of their special email to all tenants ("Your Tenants Association" header):


So the TA is connected to Dan in this way, too. They are not connect to tenants via many of the problems that exist here, but to Dan--yes, sir. Oh, how is that lease office protest working? And composting? Can't forget that.

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12/16/16. Yeah, I know it's algorithm stuff, but I want to get back to the "swing" of things...


195 comments:

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Came back from Veniero's. Few people there (wait till next week!) and still opened! And...Russo's next door. Still opened, too!

Meanwhile, the Santa Con revelers are out already! And drinking already! Stay safe and warm!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, there's more to tell at Neptune, having passed by there this morning. The place is closed by the Marshall!!! The grade rating is "Pending." Which means the place wasn't that clean and probably, to be closed by the Marshall (separate from the rating), did not pay their rent!

Anonymous said...

Sad news about Neptune. The poor chaps probably couldn't afford the rent.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

As the manager who owned the meat store (Polish/Ukrainian) down 1st Avenue said, the young people don't want to cook sausages and hams. A lot of young people just go to those tiny Japanese fusion "restaurants." Pack 'em in. That's what they want.

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, STR. Thank you for all you do for us. You are the only outlet for the truth about this place. You should be very proud of that.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

so Let's get this straight once and for all. Donalda still pretending to check for carpets? Rick doesn't really care or want tenants to have carpets? Because i'm bout to write my lawyer and blast the hell out of my stereo system on the upstairs family.

Then I plan to write four or five complaints about the property on social media.

Crazy Eddie said...

In Sty Town, the SantaCon NYU A-Holes are EVERYWHERE here today, of course, drunk, screaming, taking selfies. The demo that Blackstone has an organism for.

Woo!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

http://nypost.com/2016/12/10/santacon-protesters-and-revelers-clash-during-bar-crawl/

LOL.

Anonymous said...

"Donalda still pretending to check for carpets?:

Gone for some time now. Was given a nice package to go away, I assume. Even Rick could not justify her.

Hippo said...

Dear STR,
You are a TRUE GEM!...a real hero to many residents.
I personally thank you for all you do on behalf of the people of StuyTownPC.
If you ever come out of the witness protection program it would be my pleasure to buy you a nice dinner...anywhere but the FiveTurdCafe of course...lol.
Again, THANK YOU! Sincerely, Hippo...among my many noms de plume

Anonymous said...

Yet the carpets are still not down. HMmmmmmmm

Stuy Town Reporter said...

LOL. I'm still under the witness protection program, but when I'm not, it's a deal.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of the W.P.P.:

Henry Hill: And that's the hardest part. Today everything is different; there's no action... have to wait around like everyone else. Can't even get decent food - right after I got here, I ordered some spaghetti with marinara sauce, and I got egg noodles and ketchup. I'm an average nobody... get to live the rest of my life like a schnook.

Anonymous said...

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/10/business/dealbook/how-the-twinkie-made-the-super-rich-even-richer.html?ribbon-ad-idx=11&rref=homepage&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Home%20Page&pgtype=article&_r=0

Blackstone!! Thrilled they earn top millions, billions! yes.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

How's that composting working out for you? Save Blackstone some money; they need it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Meanwhile, don't look at those racing bicycles and skateboards around the Oval, or the dog mess that's under your feet.

Anonymous said...

They get to advertise the composting. Some residents want or wanted it? I don't know, they should lower the overpriced rent. Out of here in 6 weeks since we did not renew, found a larger better and safer place for us and kids . one of the kids was nearly run down by a biker here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

In the elevator, I came across my first, very visible doggie urine puddle. Thank you, Blackstone!

Anonymous said...

In my elevator, the sickening smell of pot and it wafted up to my living room yesterday. What a dump this is!

Anonymous said...

All clothes in our closet smell like cigarette smoke and pot several times a month. they must be smoking near that closet or whatever - gross. God help those with Asthma here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

"Carbon footprint" is one of those buzz nice phrases that has me seeing red. If this property is interested in its "carbon footprint" it won't have all the ST and PCV vehicles running around, including those smelly zambonis. (Lazy bastards.) The property may also want to do something about its doggies:

http://www.salon.com/2014/11/20/the_surprisingly_large_carbon_paw_print_of_your_beloved_pet_partner/

But, no, this is BS time, so our "carbon footprint" is not really reduced, despite what management says and despite composting!

Happy Holidays! LOL.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Of course, the Ice Rink must generate a good amount of a "carbon footprint"--but as long as we can use it as a promotion tool...

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas BlackRock from New York State.
It is ironic BlackRock begrudges rent stabilization for tenants while they are the biggest recipient of taxpayer subsidizing.

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/ny-state-to-give-25-million-in-tax-breaks-to-worlds-largest-investment-firm-9440408

Anonymous said...

Irony M. 9;57 pm? Hell No, criminal & illegal and we are doing nothing to stop this. Ftr, personally have no dog in this fight but what's wrong is wrong and breaking the law ok for some? ya.

Anonymous said...

It is shameful the Mayor did not make Stuy Town tenant owned co-op and dedicated a building or few to veterans. Instead we are reading about Stuy Town neighbors spotting city "cluster sites" in Stuy Town.

Daily News and DNAinfo cover the ministry scam landlords use with the city to get above market rate rents on cluster sites.

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161208/hunts-point/moshe-piller-bronx-steam-infant-burned-death-scylee-ibanez-ambrose

Landlords evict long term tenants by using "dorms" and so-called "ministries" then convert the building into profitable businesses of city and state subsidized homeless shelters. The landlord gets big bucks and the politician gets to say the homeless numbers are down when they campaign.

Just to be safe from another "gentrification" political money making scam to rid long term residents, Stuy Town tenants next door to "ministries" call out Department of Homeless Services on Stuyvesant Town as a city cluster site. Take photos and video of the ministry door and transients.

EXCLUSIVE: Christian non-profit evicts Queens apartment residents to convert building into homeless shelter

BY Denis Slattery
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:00 AM

"A faith-based Queens nonprofit is trying to boot low-income renters into the street in the midst of the holiday season — in the hopes of converting their building into a homeless shelter, residents told the Daily News.

The New York School of Urban Ministries in Astoria wants tenants out of the 46th St. building as soon as possible and has been using underhanded methods to speed up the process, residents say.

But tenants were told the three-story, 39-unit brick building that serves as a dormitory as well as housing for missionaries and others was slated to be used as a homeless shelter as soon as January.

Mariluz Roman, 56, holds letter that she and other residents received to vacate the New York School of Urban Ministries building.

“It makes no sense that they are moving in a homeless shelter but they are causing other people to be homeless,” Burgmaier said.

“We’re absolutely, positively not using this place,” said Department of Homeless Services spokesman David Neustadt.

“NYSUM is unable to continue to afford the current operation and an opportunity to allow charitable and public use of the facility by a long-term lease of the building to a third party engaged in those endeavors came up,” attorney Ira Clair said."

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Are the 5000 apartments Blackstone agreed to keep in the City's affordable housing stock quota used as cluster sites?

"The city pays slumlords above-market rent for decrepit apartments to house homeless families in poor living conditions while leaving taxpayers with the $125 million-a-year tab.

One of those landlords owns the Bronx apartment building where two girls were fatally burned by an explosion of radiator steam.

Moshe Piller of X Hunts Point Equities LLC was renting five apartments inside his buildings at 710-720 Hunts Point Ave. to the city as part of its cluster homeless shelter program. Piller has been a known slumlord for decades, has been on and off the city's worst landlords list and has been sued by his tenants for overcharging them and failing to make repairs.

"He's certainly been in the real estate business for decades and his reputation for decades is that he maintains his buildings poorly and tries to extract as much money as possible," said Ed Josephson, director of litigation for Legal Services NYC who is representing plaintiffs in two lawsuits against Piller."

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161208/hunts-point/moshe-piller-bronx-steam-infant-burned-death-scylee-ibanez-ambrose

Anonymous said...

Cluster housing in STPCV? Please say it ain't so! We have really hit bottom. We went from being a pleasant, well-run, affordable housing complex for the middle class to a dorm/hotel/transient flophouse and now we are becoming a homeless shelter. They should reduce every real tenant's rent immediately!!!! My lease doesn't say I am living in a shelter.

Anonymous said...

I think that the apartment next door to me may be rented by one of those ministries. There is a religious sticker on the door, I see transients now and then, and I am sure that something is not right. I feel helpless to change this. Will probably go into management but I am sure that they will deny it. This situation is outrageous. I do believe that Blackstone is using ST as a cluster site.

Anonymous said...

Nothing wrong with ministries living here. Whatcha gonna say? I have a problem with the tenants because of their religion? !!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There is nothing wrong with ministries or "foreign speaking" residents. It's just that some would like to know if "cluster" housing, whether on purpose or not, exists.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There are also issues of AirBb. There are some clues. But that is management's problem. If they care.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Speaking of which.

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9511685

Anonymous said...

For your information, 7:18, this appears to be cluster housing. There have been several different people staying there at different times plus at one time they brought in cartloads of secondhand clothes. I contacted the useless TA and they said to contact public safety or Hayduk. They made it seem like it is fine unless I feel unsafe. When the first bedbugs or mice come in then I will feel unsafe. The management here knows what it is doing. These are flophouses. They do not even have a name on the door.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10241021?s=lT-emcJV

This has been on the market for a while now. Management does not give a shit, it seems. Or they just don't look or refuse to look.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14520179?s=lT-emcJV#host-profile

Squirrels and a park is mentioned (in Dutch). Stuy Town is shown. I'd check up on this if I were management.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

http://stuytownreport.blogspot.com/2016/12/garodnicks-play.html

Do check our newest clues.

Anonymous said...

I believe that these 500 lottery apartments are being used for airbnb., dorms, and now cluster sites shelters. Nobody cares what management does and if you don't like it you can move. We were completely betrayed by Blackstone into thinking that these apartments would be set aside for families. Absolutely outrageous. We are living in a cesspool and it is only going to get worse.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

This one is priceless! Perhaps just intended for those "foreign speaking" tourists. You decide!

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/9045652?s=lT-emcJV

Anonymous said...

If there is or was a lottery with incomes of 65,000 or less , only students will win. Der and double der. They think we're all dumb and not paying attention. There are very few families who can live here with kids and earn so little. The cap amounts were incredibly low for a city that earns higher wages but gives it all back in rent & taxes. You've all been hAD.

Anonymous said...

4 the poster complaining about ministries. This is nothing new, they come , they go, revolving door, just like students. Why on earth are you surprised.

Anonymous said...

Hebraic background?

Jackie Mason: "It is easy to tell the difference between Jews and Gentiles. After the show, all the gentiles are saying ‘Have a drink? Want a drink? Let's have a drink!' While all the Jews are saying ‘Have you eaten yet? Want a piece of cake? Let's have some cake!"

Anonymous said...

"We were completely betrayed by Blackstone"
-----
Open your eyes. Blackstone didn't betray you.

Look at Blackstone's history. Look at Blackstone's PCVST acquisition. Look at what's taking place here. Blackstone is doing what Blackstone is notorious for doing best.

You have to be willfully blind not knowing who betrayed you. Open your eyes. It's too obvious.

Blackstone isn't betraying you.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Hebraic background?<<

You are joking, of course. Unless you are pointedly remarking and being bitchy, which is your right, but I'm just using an expression I wouldn't normally use. In any case Happy Holidays! (BTW, I love Jackie Mason!)

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Speaking of good cheer, we do know that the hot topic under discussion at the Facebook tenants' page is 1) do we tip our porters and 2) by how much, since they do a lot more work nowadays, with composting and all. There is always the remark, "Are there no prisons?"

https://youtu.be/dYHmQT_7a2c

Anonymous said...

Someone is going on about how it is against postal rules to tip the mailman cash. Who cares about the stupid postal regs? Nobody's going to know what you put in the holiday card. Is the mailman going to turn the customer in for giving him/her money? Such stupid discussions break out on that silly page.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, I found it! A post on our beloved Facebook page that wants to rival Marsh's message. Sorry, no can do, but it is a classic nevertheless; writer kept under wraps:

"We the tenants have to adapt to separating our trash to do our part to slow global warming. It's a privilege to enjoy the benefits of rent stabilization and we should do our part to support our landlord to fulfill their commitment and leadership in the practical exercise of being good stewards of our plant earth."

So, yeah, you apartment vigilantes and flipping Gestapo get down on your knees and thank Blackstone for your rent stabilization! Matter of fact, just be thankful you and your loved ones (if you have any) are not out in the street. It's getting very cold outside.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Someone is going on about how it is against postal rules to tip the mailman cash. Who cares about the stupid postal regs? Nobody's going to know what you put in the holiday card. Is the mailman going to turn the customer in for giving him/her money? Such stupid discussions break out on that silly page.<<

I haven't seen that! Another classic!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

NEWSFLASH: STR has been arrested tipping with money his mail person. The judge has thrown the book at him, which hurt quite a lot, and he will be seen as soon as management gets through with him.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Your Fido:

http://circa.com/world/economics-business/this-entrepreneur-is-trying-to-tame-americas-dog-poop-problem-one-dna-test-at-a-time

"Besides the health hazards that dog waste can contain -- like fecal bacteria carrying salmonella and parasites like hookworms -- areas with abundant dog poop tend to have rodent infestations, according to Poo Prints."

Anonymous said...

thank blackstone? Er, no since they raised my rent $300 and now want us to pay $3470 for a place they're renting to new tenants for 3000.

Anonymous said...

City Hall told Daily News they will stop using cluster housing because it takes affordable housing off the market. If City Hall is using cluster housing in StuyTown then they lied and they are the ones taking affordable housing off the market. Big bucks to be made by using StuyTown as city housing shelters.
For their sake let us hope they are not using any StuyTown apartments as cluster sites to get homeless numbers down for re-election. Notice the three year time frame coincides with the end of other tenant programs while landlord subsidy programs are renewed and expanded.


"The city will stop using controversial “cluster sites” to house homeless families within three years, the de Blasio administration announced Monday.

The city rents out 3,000 apartments in private buildings scattered across the five boroughs – paying big bucks, around $3,500 a month, for units that are often in awful shape.

“The cluster homeless shelter system is broken and represents the worst combination of expensive housing, bad conditions and poor access to services that homeless families need,” Mayor de Blasio said, adding that the program also takes much needed affordable apartments off the market as permanent housing.


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/de-blasio-phase-cluster-sites-house-homeless-article-1.2484896

Anonymous said...

"You are joking, of course. "

Of course.


"(BTW, I love Jackie Mason!)"

I know, I remember the Mason vid you posted. I am also (R.I.P.) a Dennis Wolfberg fan


"Mobile is a hotbed of Hebrew activity. They didn't know about the holiday Hanukkah, so they would say, `Happy Chaka Khan,' confusing an ancient Jewish ceremony with a pop star."

Anonymous said...

I don't think they are using Sty Town for cluster housing. I really think that's a bit of a stretch!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Hey, "cluster housing" could be another name for AirBnb tourists! I see loads of them, now that I think about it!

Anonymous said...

Cluster housing is not a stretch here. As I have stated before here I have some kind of ministry next door to me that appears to be boarding different people. If it is not cluster housing it is equally outrageous. There is no name on the door and the name on the downstairs board does not reflect who is living there. I don't really know who is paying the rent.

Ptomaine Tillie said...

"Cluster housing", AirBnb...I don't care what you call it.
This dump has become a veritable hotel-cum-flophouse.
Tourists, travelers, the homeless, the indigent all use Stuy Town as a veritable pit stop.
The stairwells, elevators and carriage rooms make particularly good locations for taking a dump and pissing...man, dog or any other beast.
Nothing brightens my morning more than stepping into the elevator and finding a freshly laid pile of dog sh*t or a puddle of urine.
Makes me want to hustle over to the FiveTurdCafe and have a maggot infested croissant and an e-coli laden bagel.
"Bon apetit" say our heroes Rick Hydick, John Mush, Danny Boy G and, of course, our
resident moral conscience, Susan "Shut Down Dem Bikinis" Steinturd.
HAHAHAHA! You gotta' laugh!

Anonymous said...

Terrible odor coming out of the compost bin, even with the lid closed. The other day they sprayed air freshener around the recycling area. Another ploy by Blackstone to make our lives miserable here. It is truly a dump.

Anonymous said...

I don't think there is much intelligence at work in the Management office. They remove the garbage bins from around the perimeter of the property because non-residents were using them. They were on the street, DUH! Are only residents and guests supposed to use the garbage bins on the outside perimeter of the property? Of course the pedestrian traffic that has garbage or litter to toss will now just toss it through the railings and onto the Sty Town property. Of course, it's not called STY Town for nothing.

While they are getting rid of the garbage bins that prevented garbage from being tossed onto the property (and which, I believe, were SDNY's responsibility to empty), they are putting compost bins in every building so that we can all get the stench of rotting food every time somebody opens the bin ... and the fragrance lingers on if somebody forgets to close the bin properly.

How do these rocket scientists get their jobs?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I still don't know about management. I can't believe that they are stupid, so that leaves few options. Either they are understaffed or they neglect the rules on purpose. I'm not saying that they ignore the rules completely, but five minutes don't go by when I am outside that I don't see the rules broken. Just the other hour, I saw three, yes three, dogs being walked into Stuy Town from the Lower East Side. The owner was heading here, because why not? No one is stopping him, and I've seen with my own eyes two PS officers look but then ignore similar infractions. Oh, they will ticket someone, they have to show they are working, but generally people who break the rules are left alone. Speeding bicycles around the Oval, anyone?

Does the TA speak up about this? No. Just the blogs and the people who point this out, and they are generally considered trouble makers. According to management, a lot of things are going well, with minimal infractions. Ha! Read and listen to the blogs, including this one, if you want the truth.

At this point, I don't think they, management, really gives a damn as long as the "books" look good.

Anonymous said...

Of course Management don't give a damn and I don't know why they foisted those composting bins onto us. It's a terrible idea. I know for sure that I will not be participating in the composting program. They couldn't even pay me to go near one of those smelly bins.

Anonymous said...

The management has plenty of staff and time. Time to promote the cafe, fix their faulty license, plant flowers, drop off poinsettias.

SeriouslY????? we know what this is. class A bullshit to distract us from real rules. They're playing you.me. They don't want tenants to get rugs. Want to know why?

Anonymous said...

8 30 am why not just ask the fellows or ladies there? Ask them if they can recommend their broker.

Anonymous said...

Why on earth would they not want garbage bins on streets, city streets?

Atomic Man said...

You might remember that during the Met Life days there were zero, repeat zero, garbage cans on the property.

Yet it was always pretty much spotless. Different breed of management, different breed of tenants.

Anonymous said...

All those people live above you STR? omg, no, say no. Tell the fucking creeps to get rugs. Cheap shit live here.

Anonymous said...

"Why on earth would they not want garbage bins on streets, city streets?"

Because they are STUPID!!!!

Anonymous said...

This management is not stupid. They know exactly what they are doing. They are worse than Tishman-Speyer because they do everything with a smile and try to appease the older tenants with fake amenities, friendly notices, and Mr.PR Hayduk. Meanwhile they are getting away with murder: flophouses, dorms, bnbs, etc. The demo gets worse and worse, rules are ignored and the place is a pig sty. The TA will not address any of these issues and are one with management. For all those who applauded this deal with Blackstone, you made a deal with the devil. It will only get worse.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Well, I said be careful and here we go:

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/muslim-woman-reported-trump-supporter-attack-made-story-article-1.2910944

Ordinarily this would go on the main page but I'm still involved with Christmas greetings.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>All those people live above you STR?<<

One or two at most. LOL. I'm dealing with it. ;-)

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Well, I had to do it. On the main page, more than just greetings!

Anonymous said...

Agree 8:57! I said the same. Sticky this, BS is far worse than TS, wait for it.

Anonymous said...

STR, the Muslim woman who cried wolf, was an anomaly. She had issues at home and did what many young people have done in the past to get attention.

There really has been an uptick in hate crimes and incidents since Trump was elected and it's unfortunate that some people, like this young lady, seem to be distracting attention from what's real as opposed to what isn't real.

I guess you admire Trump. That's your absolute right, but many of us think he is very much a dangerous idiot and will be the useful fool of his Bestie, Vladimir Putin and that is going down the wrong road.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR, the Muslim woman who cried wolf, was an anomaly.<<

Ah, as I recollect she was front page news in the city's papers. I believe her case was also mentioned on the TA Facebook?

Earth to star-fleet. I did not vote for Trump.

Anonymous said...

Hey Dan, or whoever is in charge of this TA, can you please address to management about all the POT smoking that is going on in our buildings? This is not fair!

Anonymous said...

"Airbnb apts. still an ongoing issue in ST"

https://town-village.com/2016/12/15/airbnb-apts-still-an-ongoing-issue-in-st/#more-14236

"Susan Steinberg, president of the Tenants Association, said she has hardly gotten any complaints lately from neighbors about short-term rentals."

In this case, the rage against her will be totally justifiable. Is she that frigging clueless? Somebody at the TA needs to vet her statements before she speaks to the press. And no, she and the TA are NOT part of Blackstone/REBNY. That would a entertain a certain type of Illuminati/Alex Jones conspiracy competency that is certainly all the rage here at this blog as far as many posters are concerned but which I do not see any real evidence of. Re the TA, I see a head in the sand mentality re QOL issues(time to be super adversarial to Blackstone; their honeymoon period has long expired) and a sucking up to local pols as the major TA issues here. Still waiting for an alternative tenants organization to be formed. Waiting. Waiting. Sigh.

Compost say what?

STR, I bet your recent Airbnb map post stirred the pot re this T&V article, thanks.

Anonymous said...

Today security let a couple in who appeared to be air bnbers with suitcases. They had no key card. He simply asked what apartment they were going to and let them in. If they don't have key cards and nobody is ringing them in, they should have to report to the management office first. That is the way to catch air bnb. But actually management is part of this, so does it really matter?

Anonymous said...

Back to issues at home our Pcv floor is now almost all students. The one older woman with the huge flat is still holding on and then me. All others are under 25 as the building itself goes the way of Student Housing.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>In this case, the rage against her will be totally justifiable. Is she that frigging clueless? Somebody at the TA needs to vet her statements before she speaks to the press. And no, she and the TA are NOT part of Blackstone/REBNY. That would a entertain a certain type of Illuminati/Alex Jones conspiracy competency that is certainly all the rage here at this blog as far as many posters are concerned but which I do not see any real evidence of. Re the TA, I see a head in the sand mentality re QOL issues(time to be super adversarial to Blackstone; their honeymoon period has long expired) and a sucking up to local pols as the major TA issues here. Still waiting for an alternative tenants organization to be formed. Waiting. Waiting. Sigh.<<

The upshot is that one has to check these places to determine whether they are AirBnb. Chances are very good that the "landlords" of these places are trying to either be quiet or deflective. I've come across (easily if one uses Google Translate) of an AirBnb place in Stuy Town that one wouldn't know is in Stuy Town. Others, because they use a foreign language (again, easy if Google Trans is used) are pretty much out there if one knows how to look. Management and the TA should know how to look and where to find these places. If they don't, then they do not want to or are simply stupid. BTW, it's outrageous that PS showed what could be AirBnb tourists the way.

The Alex Jones stuff is one person, btw, perhaps two. I would say that most of the posters here have pretty valid info and are not in Alex Jones territory. I personally always post The Truth if I can. That's at the main page, which I'm responsible for 100%.

Anonymous said...

guessing it would be hard to prove. example, i could just say i'm your cousin and staying with you. when really, i'm an airbnb customer.

ah fuck, blackstone must love this. get rid of the old timers. overheard one chap say that he's tired of paying for everyone else here - Market rate, i presume.

Anonymous said...

POT SMOKING BUILDINGS, POST YOUR BUIDLING. LET EVERONE KNOW.


628 east 20th!!!!!!! pot daily, pot daily, hash too.

Casual Observer said...

I would image that our landlord loses money if they throw someone out mid-lease.

There is loss from non-payment during legal proceeding to evict, the legal costs incurred from their consul and the loss from the delay in positioning a new tenant owing to the uncertainly of the actual date of vacate of the offending party.

I would wager the strategy going forward would be non-renewal upon expiration of the current lease, unless someone makes a point of enforcing what ever laws are applicable.

Anonymous said...

What is the iliminati Alex Jones conspiracy? I haven't heard of that one before.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just Google "Alex Jones." He may have calmed down a bit since the election. May have.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>guessing it would be hard to prove. example, i could just say i'm your cousin and staying with you. when really, i'm an airbnb customer.<<

Yeah, but I would prove it very easily.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I would wager the strategy going forward would be non-renewal upon expiration of the current lease, unless someone makes a point of enforcing what ever laws are applicable.<<

Good point.

Anonymous said...

You do understand that Blackstone doesn't want the XX#@ tenant to renew. That's their whole business plan. MR and RS old timers like us. They want all out, so why would they enforce that rule or any rule.

This is how it is here people. Deal or leave.

Anonymous said...

@Atomic Man, there were garbage cans only in the playgrounds, and at the entrance and exit of the loop roads.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
POT SMOKING BUILDINGS, POST YOUR BUIDLING. LET EVERONE KNOW


19 & 21 Stuyvesant Ovals. Have a friend who lives in other building.

Please add to the list.
Merry Xmas everyone (:

Anonymous said...

Pot smoking constantly 430 E 20

Anonymous said...

Pot smoking in 2 Oval.

Anonymous said...

Those new building address signs? Low class, ugly, cheap, ghetto looking! Not classy at all!

Anonymous said...

Listen str, if ya cant beat em, join em. let's all rent our our places airbnb. anytime we go away to the catskills or bermuda, rent it. Make money and no trouble. If they can do it, we can also.

Anonymous said...

The article in Town and Village which discusses illegal rentals includes an interview with Mr.Hayduk. He is so full of doubletalk and denial. Who are they kidding? They do nothing about these illegal rentals, actually encourage them. His remarks were evasive and confusing.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Those new building address signs? Low class, ugly, cheap, ghetto looking! Not classy at all!<<

You don't need a flashlight, that's for sure! They do stick out, don't they? Just who are they meant for???

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Listen str, if ya cant beat em, join em. let's all rent our our places airbnb. anytime we go away to the catskills or bermuda, rent it. Make money and no trouble. If they can do it, we can also.<<

I could retire and make big money at the same time!

Anonymous said...

What kind of low life rents out their primary residence to random strangers that will be doing god knows what in the place you live with your family, not to mention the extreme disrespect this shows to your neighbors. You would have to be a real down and out skid to go down this route.

Anonymous said...

There are a lot of those low lifers in ST now. The demo is getting worse and worse here.

Anonymous said...

10:43 AM: You are so absolutely right! This place is already filled with transients and weirdos. I am very fussy about who I allow into my home because it is MY HOME and I would never rent it out to strangers. If you rent your place to strangers, then you obviously have the wherewithal to go somewhere else for the duration. Even if you rent a room and stay in the apartment, you are still running a lodging house. Management should crack down on the illegal "hosts" and crack down hard on them.

Anonymous said...

The kind of low life that can't afford the exorbitant rent here on an average middle class salary. Duh Der.

Anonymous said...

Pot smoking 635 E 14th- 6th floor especially.

Anonymous said...

Now that the pot buildings are being posted it's up to PS to do something about it. search out the apartments and report it to legal. Pot is still illegal here in NYC unless they can provide a prescription and is it a liquid form of marijuana?

Anonymous said...

@ 11:24 It should go without saying, but if you have to resort to renting your apt to strangers off the internet because to make the rent, it might be time to relocate to a lower cost neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

"Pot is still illegal here in NYC "

It is a PCVST lease violation as well. I verified that with PS.

Anonymous said...

I also vote for the building name shame. If Blackstone won't handle the problems that abound here, noise, smoking of .... and filth, we will. Post a building with perpetual student dorm noise and safety issues. Airbnb can piss off too.

Anonymous said...

They smoke pot in the stairwells and by the time Ps shows up, they've long gone. Take photos?

Btw, where is the low cost hood?

Anonymous said...

Police and ST cannot enforce no smoking pot rules. when they visit your place, you just don't answer the door. they can't prove you're stoning it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Hey, Rick, it's a dog menagerie out there! Oval. Weight limit ignored. No PS. No one cares.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Regarding composting, Blackstone will not want to disassociate from it, no matter how badly it goes, because it is too much of a promotion item for the company and this complex. "We do composting and our carbon footprint is much less" is a boon to Blackstone, no matter if in reality composting is a failure. So composting is here to stay, unless something unusual happens.

This place is even more of a disaster than previously thought. I will address this soon. Perhaps when the holidays are over. Yeah, speeding bicycles, dogs, composting, management golf carts (lazy bastards), stiletto heals over your apartment, daily loud noises from refurbishing apartments, a shut-down Oval Cafe, rules galore that no one reads or responds to, a tenant TA that is almost worthless--it's all here and more. But the money (ie, tenants) keeps coming in. Yeah, a disaster.

Anonymous said...

"This place is even more of a disaster than previously thought. I will address this soon. Perhaps when the holidays are over. Yeah, speeding bicycles, dogs, composting, management golf carts (lazy bastards), stiletto heals over your apartment, daily loud noises from refurbishing apartments, a shut-down Oval Cafe, rules galore that no one reads or responds to, a tenant TA that is almost worthless--it's all here and more. But the money (ie, tenants) keeps coming in. Yeah, a disaster."

You are so damned right, STR. The composting thing is a distraction and Blackstone must be getting a tax break from the corrupt DeBlasio Administration to foist this on us. Most people don't even bother to recycle, let alone compost!

Anonymous said...

Last night was awakened at 2 am with the clicking heels back and forth, back and forth. Then they start moving the furniture which is a nightly ritual! No sense of thoughtfulness what so ever! Move to a house already where you can make as much noise you want to!

Anonymous said...

My building's interior common areas were really trashed this weekend. Worst part? No one seems to be responsible for cleaning up spills and spit unless a resident calls it in. Ugh. Isn't there janitor porter staff on weekends that do regular scheduled maintenance? Oh and I tried being a good neighbor and latching the compost bin lid but it's broken!

Anonymous said...

heels here too. All weekend. click click click on the fucking thinnest floors in the city. I don't understand why they're too cheap to get carpets and why doesn't the management of blackstone get them rugs or charge them to do so?

Anonymous said...

Post the building folks! 2 stuyvesant Oval - 5th floor Click Click Click, bang, bang then scrape and music way too loud 11 pm.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Blackstone. This place has deteriorated since they took over. More students, more transients, more filthy scum messing up the common areas and more dog shit and piss all over the place. With their standards, it's no wonder the Five Turd Cafe was closed down by the Dept of Health! The whole poxy dump should be inspected by the Dept of Health.

6:12 PM, your neighbors are so typical of the shit the are renting to. When they start enforcing the carpet rules and noise rules, then I will comply with their composting and recycling programs. Blackstone is all about the appearance of being a good landlord and corporate citizen. In practice they are neither. Just another Tishman Speyer/CW with a different name.

Anonymous said...

"Then they start moving the furniture which is a nightly ritual! "

And WTF is it with that? Every dorm style apartment has this MO. I guess when you have 7 adult tenants/occupants/guests every night, you gotta make room.

I’d say conservatively, out of so called Blackstone confirmed 30,000 PCVST total population (vastly underestimated, on purpose, IMO, I bet it’s more like 35,000), we are rapidly approaching around 10,000 for students, under-grad/grad, and the just post college demo, the “sweet spot” churning, the 18-25 age, demo. To me, there really is no difference as far their impact on the QOL/infrastructure here, they all have major attitude, they are parental funded, entitled, have zero empathy, are self-absorbed, and are transient.

Blackstone, like CWC and TS before, requires a lesser amount for the up-front lease guarantee amount* (parents) than other Manhattan rental properties, that’s why we are a dorm dump besides being close to the EV and NYU. See the link and get the book.


*"Priced Out: Stuyvesant Town and the Loss of Middle-Class Neighborhoods"

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0171WAEIM/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>And WTF is it with that? Every dorm style apartment has this MO. I guess when you have 7 adult tenants/occupants/guests every night, you gotta make room.<<

I'm beginning to suspect the same thing is happening overhead. Something is happening at night and in the early morning hours! Who is moving furniture around at late night or very early in the morning?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

This shit of leaving parcels on the bottom floor where anyone can get to them has got to stop. I was a worker at the post office and unless things have changed, the rules are the same. Same goes for UPS and whatever. This nonsense of using, and paying, "Oval Package" has got to stop, too. What is this??? Nickel and dime-ing when things used to be expected for free, like delivery of parcels???

The demo is now people who can afford to pay for everything.

Anonymous said...

THAT'S WHAT WE WER EWONDERING.

WHAT THE HELL IS MOVING FURNITURE AT ALL HORUS OF THE NIGHT - WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE AND WHY ARE THEY ALWAYS SCRAPING FLOORS WITH FURNITURE?

Anonymous said...

The click click and furniture scraping and dropping things on the BARE floor goes on late at night and in the early hours in the apartment downstairs from me. I have carpets and can still hear these assholes. So sick of the way Blackstone runs this shit show. I think they are doing it deliberately to harass the older and more long-term tenants to make them move.

Anonymous said...

'The demo is now people who can afford to pay for everything."

In many cases, it is the parents who "pay for everything."

Anonymous said...

Classic "dorm dump" apartment. Not a fucking stitch of carpet. So tired of seeing this in the Craigslist roommate advertisements.


http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/roo/5925323069.html



Stuy Town Reporter said...

Wow. Where is the carpet, Rick?

Anonymous said...

Voila, no carpets, no rugs @ all. Why should they, spend $35 when they don't have to?

Scrape, scrape, bounce, repeat.

Anonymous said...

They are also annoying new tenants so if deliberate they really are dumb as bricks. Our poor sweet new professional neighbor pays she said almost $4500 or so per month. Nightly she is kept up and days are also full of havoc. Says when she calls to complain nothing happens.

Anonymous said...

"Wow. Where is the carpet, Rick?"

Rick has more important things to attend to, such as compost bins with broken lids, trying to persuade the dormies to bring in a friend to make more heel clicks and scrape more furniture on the bare floors and, most of all, trying to cover up the fact that Five Turd Cafe is a giant e-coli/salmonella colony! Rick thinks he has discharged his duty if he puts up small-print notices remind people of the house rules. YOUR DON'T SERIOUSLY EXPECT HIM TO FUCKING ENFORCE THEM, DO YOU????? GET A GRIP!!!!

Anonymous said...

6:32 PM, your poor, sweet neighbor should stop being sweet and start getting nasty. She should get a good lawyer and withhold her rent until the situation is rectified. Nasty is the only approach these charlatans respond to. Drag them through court. It's been done before, successfully, and can be done again.

Anonymous said...

There sure is a lot of shit in the sty. I just took a walk down 20th street and there are mounds of shit at the base of just about all of the trees.

Anonymous said...

What of the overcharges? J51 and you still get to pay over 4,000$ a month.

Dog Doody Dan said...

An Ode to the Dog Feces in Stuyvesnt Town:

"I gotta take a dump REAL bad."

"Hasten, Jason. Get the basin!"

"Too late. PLOP. PLOP."

"Get da' mop."

Anonymous said...

dont ya just love being woken to the sounds of construction, drilling at 7 45 am? gee, i sure do. Could these walls be any thinner -

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Early to bed, early to rise, with these guys. Of course, the City Council could put a stop to this....

Stuy Town Reporter said...

AirBnb in STPCV. A response posted on the TA Facebook page:


We are well aware of the AirBnB “hotels” that you have been sharing with us, unfortunately most (such as your favorite “Sarah”) use fake names and pictures on the site. We can easily identify that the apartments are StuyTown / Peter Cooper however figuring out the exact apartment when looking at 11.5 thousand of them is not as easy.

It may seem like nothing is being done about these, but in the past 5 years, I’ve caught and stopped close to 400 of these ads, with several evictions/surrenders.

I do appreciate that you want them all gone as soon as possible and I am working to do so, however even when we do Identify them we have to go through a legal process to make them remove their ads, or to remove them from their leases (in extreme cases) only to find that a month later many of them repost their ads and we have to start the process all over again.

Please bear with me in our attempt to root out as many of these offenders as we can track down, thanks to Rick we now have a whole team of people working on this consisting of Public Safety and the Legal department.

Again, thank you for your diligence in searching for ads and rest assured that I’m on top of it.

Tom

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Though I am happy that a team is going after these "hotels," I will have a response soon.

Anonymous said...

"dont ya just love being woken to the sounds of construction, drilling at 7 45 am? gee, i sure do. Could these walls be any thinner"

There are several apartments being renovated (some gut renovated) in my building and the noise starts at 7:30 am and goes on to about 4 pm. It's like living on a building site and the affect on nerves and tempers is very negative. These bastards are so money-hungry that they have ZERO regard for the quality of life of tenants. STR says the City Council could do something about it. Well, we know that ain't gonna happen because the City Council is useless and our so-called Councilman, the Famous Dan, is about as far up the ass of Management as the TA is up his ass. Next election I am voting for anybody who runs against Dan and the rest of the self-serving bunch of fucks. And I can't wait for DeBlasio's one and only term to be over.

Sleep deprivation makes me very, very PISSED-OFF! (in case you hadn't noticed)

Anonymous said...

"Though I am happy that a team is going after these "hotels," I will have a response soon."

Go after the brothels and drug dealers, STR. I do believe they exist here. No loitering to sample the merchandise though. ;-)

Anonymous said...

mmmmmmm seems that getting a key card for any airbnb or letting folks in the building so easily quite an easy fix on the air bnb problem.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I believe noise, like that being heard by the renovation crew (yeah, ask to see their papers!), is going to continue as long as this place has a dollar sign in front of it. New York City is changing and changing fast. Blackstone doesn't care as long as they are in charge of a good segment. Our City Council doesn't really care, too. Name me one politician (and it doesn't matter Republican or Democrat) who is not looking to make big bucks. At least the Democrats don't dare to mess with the poor... or do they?

Just watch this city change. You will pay more for less. It's already happening, in case you haven't noticed.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And Peter Cooper and Stuyvesant Town is at the cross-hairs. Now less than a half are truly rent stabilized. And, please, no political bull that we are ALL rent stabilized! Yeah, paying 5K a month per apartment!

Take a look around: the high prices, the nickel and dime-ing, the dogs with their outdoor piss and crap, your recyclable area, the composting, the bikes around the Oval, the noisy skateboards and smelly golf carts--yeah, it's wonderful.

Anonymous said...

6 washing machines, 3 are out of service. Calling in and the 'landlord' here not at all helpful. Just wow. just wow. Beware of this place.

Anonymous said...

Post the buildings with the problems and problem tenants people what are you afraid of?

Anonymous said...

This place really is a shit show now. I avoid the walking through the Property because of the dog shit, speeding bikes, skateboard and other vehicles that don't belong on pedestrian paths. I don't recycle anymore because the compost bins stink and the recycling is so messed up and has so much dumped in it that doesn't belong, why bother?

Blackstone whispers the house rules because they don't really want anybody to hear because they don't to bother their lazy asses to enforce any of them. I have noisy people clickety clacking with their high heels on bare floors upstairs and downstairs from me and I can hear just about everything they say and do, including their shitting, pissing, screwing, whatever. I should make a recording and send it to management.

I'm not moving because I am a real rent stabilized tenant, but when I retire I'll be out of town as much as possible and if my nieces want to borrow my apartment then and do their partying, they are welcome. They can fight fire with fire, but for now, I would like a bit of peace and quiet! When I had real rent stabilized neighbors upstairs and downstairs, I hardly ever heard a peep from them because they complied, as I do, with the 80% carpet rule.

Fuck you Blackstone, TA, Garodnick, DeBlazio and the rest of the scum. Fuck you all to hell. You have destroyed what was a lovely place to live and turned it into a dorm/hotel/motel/brothel HELL!

Anonymous said...

They can take care of al these problems if they wanted to. LOL we all know this, they know it.

Anonymous said...

I do not believe that Blackstone is actively tackling the air bnb. problem as they say that they are doing. Normal families and couples are not renting these overpriced apartments and I believe that they are simply telling the leasing office to rent them anyway they can. That includes dorms, hotels, and ministries. This has indeed become a cesspool pigsty.

Another One Bites The Dust said...

A longtime RS tenant who lived on my floor passed away about ten days ago. She was 90 years old and a kind and wonderful woman who had health issues the last number of years. Within a week the workmen were in the apartment doing the "rehab" so our benevolent landlord BlackSuck can put in schlock cabinets and cheap fixtures and phony partitions so they can squeeze in a bunch of college kids and triple the rent. One of the workers told me they have a team which they ghoulishly call the Death Team whose sole job is to get possession of the apartment as soon as a RS tenant croaks and begin the rehab so it can be rented out within one month, two months max, before any relative can claim Law of Succession Rights or similar. How lovely! Makes me want to throw up. I've heard this story many times over. Joy reigns in management Office when one of the old timers dies. How sad! Any thought?
.

Anonymous said...

More like quadruple the rent, not triple. Plus more blacksuck

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The Death Team, I believe and how! This strikes me hard. But this place, which we should really understand, is about the money. Yeah, Blackstone cares, but get your ass out if you are not paying top dollar! This is why we have to be individually resourceful. Yes, individually and not wait around for the TA. I will have more to say in the future.

And RIP to our older resident.

Anonymous said...

WRong, there are families and people renting with the Airbnb when out of town. Kinda think they may have to. Their rent is exhorbitant and they need the $.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And they (Blackstone) have to have a "chart" that tells them how long residents are expected to live. Makes you feel all secure, doesn't it?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And I constantly see workers (legal or illegal: who cares in a sanctuary city?) heading off to another apartment, partition walls between them. Of course, these are not partition walls in the true sense. The workers are merely "fixing" previous partitions....

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Blackstone to Press: Yes, we now do composting. We had a few problems here and there, but overall it's going great and getting better!

Make-believe quote, btw.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

In other words, you won't be able to run away from composting. It is here to stay! Thank you, Blackstone.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I just saw, via the back, a small dog howl very loud and scampered from its leash, with the owner chasing after it. Another dog is responsible (bite?) that was, I think, without a leash, which the owner (the other one) put on afterward. I doubt this will get reported. Thank you, Blackstone.

BIGMO said...

It's inevitable that once a long time RS tenant dies the landlord is going to 'remodel' the apartment and start renting at market rate ASAP. I've been in my apartment for 27 years here in Stuytown and I have seen three tenants on my floor from three different apartments die during the 27 years. It didn't take long for management to start renting those apartments again. I'm only 55 and I am now the 2nd oldest tenant on my floor by tenure.

I do miss those tenants who were respectful, pleasant and good neighbors. The 'Golden Age' of Stuytown is long gone and it will never return. The turnover in apartments happens so quickly that you don't know your fellow neighbors anymore.

Being 55, I have little in common with the current demographics of newer tenants. Are there any new tenants over the age of 40 actually renting an apartment in Stuytown/PCV? If there are I'm not seeing them at least in my building.

Anonymous said...

"Are there any new tenants over the age of 40 actually renting an apartment in Stuytown/PCV?"

This couple. That's about it. Again, they want the churn demo, age 18-25.

“I’ve reached the point in life where I don’t want to walk up that many steps,” said Mr. Luks, 43. The aboveground tracks of the F and G trains, which ran noisily nearby, concerned Mrs. Luks, 35."

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/08/realestate/with-the-clock-ticking-a-safe-choice.html?_r=0

Anonymous said...

Our neighbors did complain about our shoes and admittedly we were lazy and did not buy carpets initially. To be fair, the manager did not follow up and did nothing. Our prior building would have fined us, visited again * again and fined us. We did eventually buy rugs and for the life of me, why would we argue about that - they are by far the cheapest thing to do and fix.

Anonymous said...

The last time I reported smelling POT, it took PS 25 minutes to get here.
By the time they arrived, the strong odor was gone. If they had arrived in time, I would have had a case. They don't consider this a priority. I feel like going downstairs with my baseball bat. The smell is coming from a (M) MAIN apartment.
This place HORRIBLE!!!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Don't go with you bat! We are here to understand. And we do!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>To be fair, the manager did not follow up and did nothing.<<

Yeah, no surprise.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4059082/Ivanka-Trump-aggressively-confronted-man-JetBlue-sitting-children-screams-father-ruining-country-asks-flight.html

Sorry, but this behavior is NOT excusable. Keep your trap and your husband's shut! ... From someone who lives in a sanctuary city. And, no, I didn't vote for Trump.

Anonymous said...

Clever how the Mayor de Blasio/Blackstone "historic, mother of all" affordable preservation scam (with credit falsely claimed by Garodnick/TA Board desperate to pretend having a seat at the table after the mayor bitch-slapped them killing their phony Brookfield condo scam) deregulates a known affordable RS apartment replaced by a deregulated unit occupied by an extremely lucky lottery winner paying a time-limited preferential $3,200 rent someplace else.

Who is monitoring?
De Blasio?
Garodnick?
TA Board?
First you vomit. Then you laugh.

Blackstone is more trustworthy than all those lying elected representatives betraying us combined.

And trusting Blackstone is oxymoronic.

Anonymous said...

why won't you posters post the apartment number and or building of the pot smokers? what in the fucking world are you afraid of?

unless you are smoking it.

Anonymous said...

Ya keep scraping the floors and scraping the floors which were thin to begin and you're down to nothing. Ya get to hear your neighbor talking with their roommates and having sex too. And I mean even low boring sex heard thru the walls n floors.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>why won't you posters post the apartment number and or building of the pot smokers? what in the fucking world are you afraid of?<<

You can post the building, but the apartment number is problematic, I'm afraid, due to "false" implications. It happens.

Anonymous said...

Yes, there are tenants over 40 moving in. They belong to ministries in this new scheme by Blackstone and the city to fill these apartments. The flophouse next store is run by over 55s.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I have to find out more about these ministries. They are completely off my radar.

Anonymous said...

To commercialize ST Oval, MetLife and Speyer chopped down half the trees located there plus scores more throughout the complex. We were told the nearly 60-year old trees reached the end of their lifespan and posed a hazard to the community and surrounding buildings. Of course, the landlords were lying to us (some things never change). Then, as now, it's all about destroying this property to make money.

Most chopped down trees were London Plane, a hardy, adaptable, pollution resistant hybrid with a lifespan over 400 years. They can be severely pruned or cut down to a 3-4 foot high stump and will still thrive and grow.

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/nyregion/london-plane-tree.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fnyregion&action=click&contentCollection=nyregion&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=6&pgtype=sectionfront

London Plane: A Tree With Gritty Roots

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Remember the cherry blossom tree near the Oval?

Anonymous said...

It appear a neighbor of mine is smoking illegal drugs in apartment MF.
Cheers!

Anonymous said...

They cut down all the beautiful trees and made the place an ugly strip mall, but they want us to compost and recycle for the sake of the environment? What do they care about the environment? Absolutely fucking NOTHING!

I will not compost and they can stick their compost bins and the rest of their bullshit up their arses!

Anonymous said...

I know apartment MF. SKUNKWEED HEAVEN.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Again: composting. It is here to stay. Blackstone is not going to dispense with this. They may try different strategies, and they probably will, but composting is now part of PCVST. So learn to get your hands dirty.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, don't forget to get your nickels ready for February! Cost per plastic bag. You know the one that's always ripping. Thank you, City Council.

Anonymous said...

11 14 we don't believe you. if it is true post the building!

Anonymous said...

"Again: composting. It is here to stay. Blackstone is not going to dispense with this. They may try different strategies, and they probably will, but composting is now part of PCVST. So learn to get your hands dirty."

Not a fucking chance. Not even at gunpoint could they get me to compost. They're lucky I even bother to recycle (sometimes).

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Priceless: Our outgoing City Councilman, Dan Garodnick, has an op-ed in the Daily News that he is heavily promoting. Small businesses are being harmed by Trump Tower. Okay, but 1) these are not "small businesses" that anyone here can afford, but most importantly 2) Garodnick has been absent when real NYC small businesses need help. See them disappear, even in this neighborhood. The chutzpah of this guy is incredible!

Anonymous said...

Garodnick's sleaze and hypocrisy is astounding! He's worried about Gucci, Tiffany, Harry Winston, Fendi, Cartier. Yup, all the li'l ole mom and pop stores of the 1%. He should go away and stay away, slimy little twerp.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yup. Those are the "mom and pop" stores there. LOL. He is so obvious to those who live in the city--or he should be.

Anonymous said...

tell your asshole landlord to lower your rent.

all across city, better, doorman, cheaper, nicer, larger.

http://streeteasy.com/building/fairmont-manor/7c1

Anonymous said...

I got one word for Dan the DB, the one he does not let come to the City Council for a vote because he takes REBNY's talking point that the law would be "unconstitutional":


SBJSA-Small Business Jobs Survival Act.


http://takebacknyc.nyc/sbjsa/




Stuy Town Reporter said...

Another thing: Residents should not be calling/informing Management of anything. It should be Management that is aware of what happens here. Stop picking on the residents. Do your fucking job!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I guess it comes down to pride. If you have pride in your work and workplace, you will make sure everything is working well--and if it isn't, you will change it to work well. This appears to be a lost concept around here.

Anonymous said...

I was just looking at a one bedroom apartment for rent in my building for $3440. One of the "amenities" listed was that it was on a "high" floor. It was on the 4th floor. I wonder what the keepers of the sty consider to be the cut off for considering an apt. to be on a high floor.....floor 2?

Dog Doody Dan said...

Huge pile of freshly laid dog sh*t on the Oval not far from the entrance to the skating rink. So aromatic and steam coming off the newly minted "mound". Dog owner made a quick retreat when he saw me watching this ablution. Dog was the size of a Great Dane. Hey, I thought there was a 50-pound limit on canines in Stuy Town.
Should I send an irate letter to Property Manager Rick Limpdik? Nah, why bother? There is no enforcement of anything here.
God Bless you STR for all your efforts on behalf of the folks of StuyTown.
You are respected and loved.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yes, no more than 50 pounds but violated all the time. Does PS care? No. And there is a loophole that dog owners know about. I'll check, but it is something to do with 3 or 4 months. If you can get your overweight dog under the radar for that long, you are in like Flynn! Thank you, City Council. Thank you, Blackstone.

Anonymous said...

11:33 what the F. I can find you a much lower than $3440 and jus as large with better floorpan and a doorman. Not to mention not 20 minute walk in the rain nd snow to the nearest train. Not to mention safer with better class of people. Should I continue? Also we were told that the price is not actually $3440 you have to pay for the ac, even in winter, extra. and it is not 10 dollars extra, is more like 60 a month.

Anonymous said...

@6:55 AM - where? I would love to find such a place.

Anonymous said...

"@6:55 AM - where? I would love to find such a place."

6:55 is wrong in the specifics of his post, but not in the spirit of it. Much nicer apartments can indeed be found, not for "much lower" but for comparable prices. This applies to pretty much all manhattan neighborhoods. I'm talking about buildings that aren't in the projects (like Stytown), are modern, and with doormen. Buildings that are constructed with sound insulation so that you don't hear you neighbor farting, shitting, pissing, having sex etc.

I've always been surprised that people would pay market rate to live here, especially now that the property is always so filthy. Then again, perhaps most people don't mind the dog shit and piss and overcrowded conditions and noise.

Anonymous said...

Stuy Town and Dorms and DOB in the News

At which City Agency are the Stuy Town University contracts filed, the DOB? The HPD?


http://thevillager.com/2016/12/24/lobbyist-capalino-now-working-for-old-p-s-64-dorm-developers/

Anonymous said...

Where ? didn't the poster post one link above. Have to follow the blog it seems but fwiw, there are many MANy available flats now well priced and great locations.

Anonymous said...

wrong in what specifics??????? That place is gorgeous, has a doorman and is located where? We live on avenue c. when lease is up, i'm heading there. !!!!!

Anonymous said...

This place is a good deal if you have a real rent stabilized apartment because the apartments are really not worth any more than what those tenants pay. For market rate tenants, it is a rip-off and much better deals can be found elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

THAT APARTMENT IS SO NICE WITH DOORMAN AND A GOOD AWESOME SPOT IN MANHATTAN.

Terrace Level Turd said...

My pet peeve...the clods who leave their garbage OUTSIDE the door of the carriage room on the Terrace Level.
What the f*ck is wrong with these assholes?
Are they too lazy to open the damn door and throw the garbage where it belongs?
I saw three huge garbage bags filled with wet, smelly crap and a CASE of empty beer bottles outside by the door???
WTF is up with that??
But maybe I should chill out and relax. Composting is here so we can all rest easy!
Merry X-mas Rick Limpdick, "you're doing a great job!"....NOT

Anonymous said...

I would not allow my college DD or Ds to live on avenue c that is for sure. It is dangerous dark and very far east from anything.

Anonymous said...

"nd throw the garbage where it belongs?"


Garbage does not belong in the re-cycle room. The young and clueless do not have any idea about the compactor chute, where it is and how to use it. That being said they also have no idea how to live in a multi-floor apartment that is not a dorm, that why they leave the trash, garbage and re-cycle stuff, just outside the door, they assume "the help" will do it for them.