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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.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

From AirBnB With Love

You've seen this on the STR and then the Tenants TA Facebook:

Still up. And, boy, would I like to have this has my main photo. It says so much! (Click photo to make larger. Use Google Translate to get the full meaning.)


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

Update, in the evening: There's so much more. Too much for me to check!


Samples of various lovely apartments. Look familiar? Oh, and let me know if you see rugs!




140 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did a "Report this listing". For all good that will do.

Anonymous said...

Fantabulous i'll sign us up too - if they can do it, so can we and ps, i could use the money.

Anonymous said...

And of course Mr.Rick Hayduk has to send an e-mail about state laws prohibiting airbnb. As I read that e-mail I thought to myself what a joke he is. As if they really care. There are ways to root this out. This e-mail is deceptive and its purpose is to show Blackstone as tough law abiding landlords. Certainly not the case. They know what is going on here and look the other way. the suitcase people are increasing daily.

Anonymous said...

STR, I must protest your grammar - "You seen this...." Nothing against your grampa, but, please!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I'll change it!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Done and thank you for noticing.

Anonymous said...

Boy oh Boy, there's a lot of illegal stuff still going on around here. I see these people with the rolling suitcases constantly around here. All Security has to do is do a simple, polite, ID verification when they see someone entering a building. Not rocket science here, if they really wanted to do this, it would really tackle this problem. Oh, but these people have "their rights', right? SOS.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

A lot could be done here if there is a will.

Anonymous said...

I agree with 9:15 that security could play an active role in stopping this illegal activity. They can station an officer at each loop to do ID verification. You can usually pick out the air bnbs. They are checking their phones. Obviously Blackstone is looking the other way. If they can get the high rents, so be it. They are worse than Capital and Tishman Speyer because they pretend to be concerned about what is going on. Real hypocrites and phonies.

Anonymous said...

"They are worse than Capital and Tishman Speyer because they pretend to be concerned about what is going on. Real hypocrites and phonies."

You got that one right! This has to be the most hypocritical bunch of clowns we've had so far! All smarmy, earnest emails and notices and all the time they are laughing behind their ugly faces. The dump is swarming with transients of all stripes. The unit downstairs from me is turning over for about the fifth time in two years. People don't even stay for the duration of their leases. I've noticed that every young couple with a baby has stayed no more than one year, probably because it is so cold and noisy here. Noisy all year round, that is and freeze your ass of cold in winter.

Does the TA have anything to say about this? Nooooo! They don't give a fuck because they don't give a fuck! I don't even know why the TA exists at all at this point.

The Sty is at the end of the road. It's a train wreck that derailed a long time ago and most people are walking away from the wreck, thankful that they can. And this is just the way Management and the greedy politicians they own want it to be.

Anonymous said...

they can fix this by checking all key cards differently and not giving out several to tenants. sorry, not sorry.

Anonymous said...

Management makes not attempt to clamp down on illegal rentals. Their solution is to send out e-mails from the state and tell residents that it is their responsibility to turn illegal tenants in. That is not our job, it is their job. The useless TA promotes the same nonsense. Who are they kidding? Illegal rentals fill the apartments and that is what they care about. Only the money.

Anonymous said...

Our hot water, bath, in peter cooper is barely warm. I've called so many times, they have definitely turned down the heat for winter, especially in the water. I checked the temperature of it myself. Cheap fuck asses don't want to pay the oil and gas bills needed here to keep one warm in winter. I too will gladly do an airbnb as I finish off lease an move downtown or uptown.

Anonymous said...

Str, please do not post our names or email accounts here. sorry, already harassed by our mutual landlord.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just post as "anonymous."

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, I never give out information.

Edmund Dunn said...

"Str, please do not post our names or email accounts here. sorry, already harassed by our mutual landlord."

The STR has never given out real names ("avatars" have been given out by various posters) unless authorized and the STR has never given out email addresses. I am one of the few people on this blog who has given their real name.

Anonymous said...

Definitely a withholding of adequate heat this winter. I'm convinced that they do this deliberately because they don't want tenants to get too comfortable because they might decide to stay and slow the churn. Another motive might be that they want the older people who have the really affordable apartments (though I know some who still struggle) to get sick and die or move into nursing homes.

Anonymous said...

No one on property buys carpets here!!!!!!! Do not blame only the under 30s. I'm under 30 and i bought many carpets, the people above us, older professionals with children, will not buy, dont want remove shoes and I assume they just do not have money or are too cheap to buy rugs. Why would they not?

Anonymous said...

"illegal rentals"
The operative word being "illegal" makes it a crime and that makes it a law enforcement problem to address and not a citizen's problem to address. Campus Security is the responsible party for these matters. They take their orders from management and that makes it ultimately management's crimes to address and not tenants.

Anonymous said...

No doubt the apartments were inspected for carpets. LMFAO.

Anonymous said...

On the subject of older tenants, was there a Holiday Party at the Community Center this year? Some of my neighbors were trying to reach the CC, but nobody answered the phone. They were sort of looking forward to this annual event.

Anonymous said...

Electric radiators can be had for $50. We don't pay electric. Either they send up heat or I plug in my radiator, either way is fine by me. These radiators will make the room toasty. I agree we shouldn't have to, but what should be doesn't matter.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Campus Security is the responsible party for these matters.<<

I think I will start calling PS "Campus Security" and PCVST a "housing project." The truth will out!

Anonymous said...

Had many of these same issues at prior residence. Several tenants lawyered up and thing did change , only then. Dirt, noise, 9 kids in a one bedroom - get a lawyer and watch BS address.

Anonymous said...

heat is fine but we are on 14 so we're boiling , i agree re; water temperature shower and tub, they have not been heating water , creepy cheap moFos.

Anonymous said...

Right in fact i am calling if this dog won't stop barking and will ask to speak to campus security.

Anonymous said...

"I think I will start calling PS "Campus Security" and PCVST a "housing project." The truth will out!"

It doesn’t really matter to call this dorm dump a "housing project" or PS “Campus Security” because as long as the EV is THE hot hood for the NYU/Parsons/New School student crowd and the just post college crowd (both parental funded) , this transient crowd that packs in 3,4,5, etc, per apartment, really does not give a shit.

Anonymous said...

"I think I will start calling PS "Campus Security" and PCVST a "housing project." The truth will out!"

Boy is this ever a cryptic statement. When exactly was STPCV NOT a housing project?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

It was not, officially, a housing project when it was decided to go "upscale." Since Tishman-Speyer days?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, I decided to add two more numbers on the right, contact side of the page. One is for Heat and Hot Water complaints and the other is for our lord and master, Blackstone. For the latter, I will try to get more specific contact information. As I was in the military, the procedure was to tell the person above you, any problems and leave the higher ups alone. This is also true of management in civilian life. No more. Even if they did not respond, Blackstone should know what goes on around here. Nothing wrong with that, is there???

Also heat and hot water. These are the NYC regs:

Heat and hot water are required to be provided for all tenants (although based on your lease you may be required to pay for gas, fuel, or electricity to run heating equipment).

Property owners are required to provide hot water 365 days per year at a constant minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Between October 1st and May 31st, a period designated as "Heat Season," property owners are also required to provide tenants with heat under the following conditions:

Between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit; and,
Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature is required to be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

To see if there are any open heat and hot water violations on your building or to check the status of your heat and hot water complaint, visit HPDONLINE.

You can file a complaint by:

Using 311ONLINE
Calling 311 or TTY (212) 504-4115.
Using 311MOBILE
Bringing a case in Housing Court

Anonymous said...

I believe that the chief contact person for Blackstone is Rick Hayduk. See how far that gets you. That is the mantra" e-mail Rick, e-mail Rick."

Anonymous said...

"Electric radiators can be had for $50. We don't pay electric. Either they send up heat or I plug in my radiator, either way is fine by me. These radiators will make the room toasty. I agree we shouldn't have to, but what should be doesn't matter."

Be careful with space heaters if you have pets, especially birds, because some of them give out odorless fumes (like Teflon does) which is harmful to pets. I think the radiators are the best if you have pet birds, as I do, but I can't let them out in case they land on the electric radiator. We really should not have to use space heaters, but with the drafty windows and very sporadic heat, it sometimes is unavoidable. The water in my apartment is very hot, though when I'm in the shower it keeps changing from hot to cold! Why it does that is a total mystery to me!

Anonymous said...

Wow! STR, I just went to the HPDONLINE page and saw that there are many active heat complaints for my building! How do Blackstone get away with this? Do they just pay the fines because it is cheaper than providing heat?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just also added a link to the city's SCRIE (Senior Citizen Rent Increase Exemption).

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I believe that the chief contact person for Blackstone is Rick Hayduk.<<

Rick is fine, but I want to go above him or at least have that info available. I'm tired of just contacting Rick.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Wow! STR, I just went to the HPDONLINE page and saw that there are many active heat complaints for my building! How do Blackstone get away with this? Do they just pay the fines because it is cheaper than providing heat?<<

I don't know. What I do is that my apartment went cold a while back. And it is cold outside! Now the heat is on, not the greatest heat. Kinda touch and go.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Over at the non-official PCVST page, I learn from Edmund that Lanza's is closing (info via EV Grieve). I thought they said they were going to live through the city's changes, but it doesn't look like it. What we need in its place is a bank. Or maybe one of those sushi places that you can never get into.

I told you. It's going to get worse, and you will have to pay more.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Face it, the working class is not needed anymore, except to serve the higher ups. For that we need transportation, of course, and our City Council is working diligently toward that. Don't forget, if you can't afford the city, what are you doing living here?

Anonymous said...

Please report all heating issues to Dan Garodnick's office as well as the STPCVTA. They will get to the bottom of this. Also, now with the increased dues revenue that the TA has they will be even more effective in getting positive results for the tenants of the sty.

--TA Supporter

Anonymous said...

Pay fines? Surely you jest - the whole city is corrupt and eating lunch with landlords and developers. There are no fines, they just all look the other way.

Unless it's a private citizen of course. Ya, NY is not corrupt at all. we make Florida and Louisiana look good.

Anonymous said...

Oh No! Not Lanza's?! I love that place. Dammit! Fucking developers and hipster shits! Fucking City Council!

Anonymous said...


"What we need in its place is a bank. Or maybe one of those sushi places that you can never get into."


What going down now in the EV and the LES, ares these tourist oriented (mostly Asian) Ice cream, marshmallow, etc., joints that last around 6 months, “Bro” style bars and very expensive “artisanal’ restaurants that have some kind of marketing spin to their opening. They don’t seem to last very long either (The EV Grieve has loads of stories re this issue) because our City Council does not let the SBJSA come to a vote.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Please report all heating issues to Dan Garodnick's office as well as the STPCVTA. They will get to the bottom of this. Also, now with the increased dues revenue that the TA has they will be even more effective in getting positive results for the tenants of the sty.<<

I had a good laugh. Thanks!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I've been noticing an upswing of "hate crime" reports of incidents. The hate crimes may be real, therefore punished, but some people (politicians, for instance) are using these hoaxes to advance their agenda. This seems balanced (http://www.fakehatecrimes.org/) but I will check it out more fully.

To me there is little worse (other than physical violence) than a hate crime, but I would include using a hoax to gain political advantage.

Anonymous said...

30 degrees outside and there is no heat inside. The heating pipes are cold. Isn't that illegal?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yes, but what is your temperature inside? Of course, I'm joking--but not really. They will give you a thermometer. And give you the advice to call their engineers if and when.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

You may have to buy the thermometer, now that I think about it.

Anonymous said...

The Powers that be need to change the rules for rugs. If a tenant complains about it then the offending NON CARPETED losers need to be inspected or sent a letter. Simply put, just get fucking carpets now and we'll inspect it later. This would alleviate much stress, headache and only then will i not post my nightmare daily on yelp.

will they do it , nope as they want us all out.

post on yelp and ,or get your own lawyer. When another tenant receives legal notice from a neighbor, you betcha, they purchase rugs.

Anonymous said...

Just like Roberts settlement, the StuyTown sister property Riverton settlement (with Compass Rock) was bad for tenants despite the PR headlines to call it a winning victory. As the saying goes, time will tell. The democrat assemblyman threw rent stabilized tenants under the bus for the make-shift management company that sort of no longer exists at least on paper. The assemblymen are working for the developers, not constituents, or at least these assemblymen are not working for the rent stabilized tenant constituents. Now these assemblymen are spinning fast through the revolving door onto lobbyist and developer jobs ignoring the two year wait from elected office to lobbyist. Incumbent NY democrats are so used to being unethical they don't bother hiding it.

Critics say party head joining lobbying firm ‘worst of Albany culture’

http://nypost.com/2017/01/05/critics-say-party-head-joining-lobbying-firm-worst-of-albany-culture/

Anonymous said...

Is the law that the heat has to be On when the temperature is at a low level no matter the temperature inside?

Students moved in on the floor but the agreement says families are supposed to move in. In the news are landlords not keeping up their end of agreements in the deal they make with City Hall on real estate because City Hall let's them violate the deals. Is the Housing Development Corporation making certain that this deal in StuyTown is honored and families are our neighbors? The deal said no hotels but we have an awful lot of hotels advertised and likely more unadvertised run by the brokers as STR truth about the complex blog just pointed to. Which buildings have the designated 4500 "family" apartments? Are those the few remaining rent stabilized apartments the city put on a "evict or death" list for future families? What kind of people are running this city?

“Under the new agreement with the de Blasio administration, 4,500 apartments would be reserved for middle-income families. A family of three earning up to $128,210 a year, for example, would pay a rent of $3,205 a month for a two-bedroom apartment.

Anonymous said...

Interesting comment from Facebook:

Many, if not most, of the noise issues tenants have with their neighbors could be resolved if management enforced their own 80% carpeting rule. Non-enforcement of this lease provision is management's biggest slap in the face to the people who live here and RICK HAYDUK'S BIGGEST LEADERSHIP FAILURE. It's been suggested before to management but is worth repeating again here: WALL-TO-WALL CARPET APARTMENTS WHEN THEY BECOME VACANT BEFORE THEY'RE RENTED AGAIN. Too many of the tenants who live here now have to be compelled to behave well. If management doesn't enforce the rules, they shouldn't be surprised when people don't follow them.

Anonymous said...

we earn less than that but more than 80k. we are 3 and almost 4 people. they shut us out of the lottery. this place is fake and sucks so much.

Anonymous said...

yeah, why do they make us call security and show up and bullshit bullcrap. waste of time and just a decoy for management to look the other way. Also, keeping in mind that security should be used for other things.... PS, we all pay the salaries of these people mind you.

THEY ARE FAKING THAT THEY CARE ABOUT CARPETS. IF THEY DID, THEY WOULD JUST ACCEPT OUR CALLS AND COMPLAINTS AND SEND THE PERSON.S A NOTE, LETTER. THEY ALLEDGEDLY HAVE TO GET CARPETS ANYWAY BUT ANY DEAF PERSON THEMSELVES WOULD KNOW WHO OR WHO DOES NOT HAVE CARPETS ABOVE THEIR HEADS. EVERY SHOE, HEEL STEP IS HEARD THROUGHOUT THE 700 OR 800 PLUS SQUARE FEET OF OUR HOMES.

BIGMO said...

Management is reactive not proactive when it comes to rugs. MetLife made sure you had carpeting shortly after moving into your apartment. Current management waits for complaints to come in and they often say a tenant is 'in compliance' when in fact they may not be in compliance. Threaten management with a lawsuit for disregarding their own lease requirement of 80% floor space needing to be carpeted.

On another note, my building has an elevator padded for tenants moving for a few days now yet there hasn't been a listed vacancy for my building on their website for many weeks now. This just reinforces the fact that there are certain apartments which are leased directly to local colleges.

Didn't Rick Hayduk say they wouldn't market to students anymore????

Anonymous said...

"What kind of people are running this city? "

Corrupt, brazen liars and frauds are the kind of people running this city. We need a total purge from the top down as well as a full expose on who is sucking who and what exactly they are getting for it.

Anonymous said...

OK A lot of suitcases in Peter Cooper Village. Maybe they are going to the Arena Towers at 390 First Avenue where someone is running multiple listings of illegal hotels.

Arena Towers
Residential Building (Apartment / Condo)
Stuyvesant Town - Peter Cooper Village, New York

Arena Towers
390 1st Ave (23rd Street)
New York, NY 10010
United States

https://foursquare.com/v/arena-towers/4e46cc8b45dd2955e59cd9a1

Anonymous said...

My building sometimes has elevator padding up for a few weeks for the constant stream of students and transients moving in. Mr.Hayduk might have said that they are not renting to students, but that is a complete falsehood. The student demo is steadily increasing here because they cannot rent these so called luxury apartments.

Anonymous said...

Rick Limpdick is an idiot. Everything he does proves that he is an idiot. One example (among many): he removed the trash cans from around the perimeter of the property because (wait for it!) non-residents were using them! Well, Mr. Limpdick, where we used to have a trash can we now have a mountain of plastic bags, coffee cups and all kinds of crap. People obviously held onto their garbage with the intention of putting it in the bin (West corner of 14th Street Loop), found there no longer is a trash can, so just dumped their trash there anyway. Why does Mr. Limpdick not mind non-residents entering the property to walk their dogs (whose shit they do not pick up), but he objects to them using the trash cans on the perimeter of the property? We have had some dopey property managers over the last few years, but Mr. Limpdick really takes the prize!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Interesting comment, but please--at least Rick or Rick Hayduk or just property manager.

Anonymous said...

"Interesting comment, but please--at least Rick or Rick Hayduk or just property manager."

OK, STR. Sorry. I will be more civil in the future. I realize that my turn-of-phrase can be misconstrued as language you condone and I know you like to keep it respectful, no matter how critical.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Okay, it's forgotten. History.

Re: Blackstone not responding except on its own pages:

What are they afraid of? The TA Facebook from the TA: "Management doesn't post on the TA page. They have more than one way to address the community: their own emails, Facebook page, rent insert, building post, and website." Yeah, but who reads them? This is high and mighty. No attempt is made to "get down with the masses" and speak to them as human beings. The official PCVST page? Really? Has anyone tried it?

Forget about this blog, but the TA should be responded to. It is the TA, the so-called representative of this community!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Of course, the real reason that they can't respond directly to the TA is that Blackstone wants to control the message. They can't do that on a blog. But their own pages--sure, post the spin! That's what those pages are for.

Anonymous said...

There are more and more dangerous empty apartments with traveling transient tourists. de Blasio accused Republicans of "working to dismantle the foundation for middle class life" when it is de Blasio who did that to the middle class new yorkers. Co--op was the way to go to save the middle class but de Blasio and all the incumbent democrats want luxury condo hotel towers for their developer pals who sit on their committees. It is shameful what hypocrite democrats did to this once thriving permanent community for de Blasio's cousin's union and the hotel unions. Nobody is buying the de Blasio Orwellian redefinition of "affordable housing"! We do not need pity housing if democrat politicians didn't push us all out of our homes in the first place for their hotel and construction union cousins and pals. de Blasio NY democrats dismantled middle class life. What he does will catch up to him. It always does.

http://nypost.com/2015/04/26/de-blasio-slams-walker-hes-dismantling-middle-class-life/

De Blasio slams Walker: He’s dismantling middle class life
By Laura Italiano
April 26, 2015 | 10:30am

Anonymous said...

It is unfortunate that every TA meeting turns out to be a politician's forum. I refuse to go to them anymore. Wish we could have a meeting just to air our complaints. Then I think to myself, would the TA or Hayduk really heed what we are saying. They know the things going on in this pigsty. Probably would make no difference.

Anonymous said...

The elevators should have permanent padding.

Problem solved

Anonymous said...

STR:

Have to ask: When has TA made any real attempt to "get down with the masses" during the past 5-6 years? De Blasio and Garodnick are just a couple of dishonest NYC politicians owned by Blackstone. Only a fool would believe they act in our best interests. It was the TA that handed the keys to the henhouse over to the largest, most notorious predatory wolf from Wall Street.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Well.... There are several posters at the TA who are worth reading; otherwise, contact Rick seems to be the official message.

Atomic Man said...

Had a confrontation with a couple of airbnb'ers yesterday morning. Couple with large rolling suitcases were lurking in the vestible, looking at their phones. They were still there several minutes later as I was leaving the building. They stood by as I passed, still staring at their phones, and then one of them surreptitiously reaches over to stop the door from closing.

I turned around, grabbed the door handle, and yanked it shut. Click, lock.

They got upset, told me I shouldn't have done that. What the fuck do these people think this place is, a hostel?

I Just Won Lotto! said...

Hooray! I just won Lotto!
My rent security interest check came today....drumroll please...
$1.47....that's right $1.47.
Do I hear Ferrari, a trip around the world, a Rolex watch? How about a skanky 99 cent cheeseburger from MickeyD's on 14th Street? with fries of course!
Or I could go upscale and purchase an artisanal rodent laden treat at the FiveTurdCafe...decisions, decisions, decisions.

Anonymous said...

Rick already knows and is probably tired of the mantra by now. I'll give him maybe another year. If he sticks around for longer than that, I will be very surprised.

Anonymous said...

They are here in StuyTown even when the Mayor announced this why didn't the Mayor close any of these hotels in this post that are still open for business in StuyTown????

MAYOR DE BLASIO STEPS UP ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS AGAINST ILLEGAL HOTELS

http://helenrosenthal.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/243356531-Press-Release-Mayor-De-Blasio-Steps-Up-Enforcement-Actions-Against-Illegal-Hotels-October-17-2014.pdf

Anonymous said...

"They got upset, told me I shouldn't have done that. What the fuck do these people think this place is, a hostel? "

That is EXACTLY what they think it is. And, you know what? Neither Management nor the Faux TA give a flying fuck!

Anonymous said...

Good for you Atomic Man. Even if you asked them what apartment they are going to and reported it, nothing would be done. That is because Blackstone is looking the other way. Despite their claims that they are trying to root out the illegal air bnbs, they have done nothing proactive to enforce this. All talk. They really do not care how these apartments are rented as long as they get the market rate rental.

Anonymous said...

Ask them if they need help finding. Ask them apartment # and report it and if Blackstone fails to do nothing, lawyer up,post on Yelp, make noise people.

Tommyboy said...

Would calling 311 be the better way to go. As far as the piggybacking attempt to enter the building, this would constitute trespassing that Public? Private? (PS) would have to address, but who has the time to police this place on their own dime. I'm still waiting for Garodnicks promise to rid our sidewalks of the bicycle traffic. Instead he bum rushes the meal on wheels staff for opportunistic photo op's

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Eventually these AirBnb users will be let in, usually by someone who is "nice" and in a rush or just doesn't care. I have had some confrontations at the door and have seen others who have also, but these users will be let in. And, yes, despite Management's claim otherwise, there are a lot of people with rolling suitcases who seem to be going to an AirBnb apartment in PCVST, a sight I've NEVER seen years ago.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And, again and again, it is not up to us, the residents, to enforce these rules. There are people whose job it is precisely to do that and who get paid to do that.

Anonymous said...

Also, in terms of the illegal Air BnB'ers getting in, there are a ton of delivery men coming in and out that don't care. So even if we all did our part, they would still get in.

Anonymous said...

Good people of the sty, Dan Garodnick and the STPCVTA are well aware of the AirBnB issues (as well as all of the other issues) impacting our lovely community. They understand that the only way that they can be realistically addressed is by tenant ownership. This, my fellow residents, is why they are pursuing an "affordable condo conversion." Apparently, I'm the only one who goes to TA meetings, because they have made this abundantly clear through a multitude of said meetings. We need to have patience while our elite legal and financial advisory teams work out the logistics of this transaction.

I have heard ruminations to the effect that this project will be bought by yet another big R/E firm. I will tell you that DG and the TA would never let that happen. Even if the mayor attempted to push through an entity which promised some token superficial program to ensure long term affordability DG and the TA would stand up and fight it because they know that tenant ownership is really the only way that quality of life issues can be addressed adequately.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dan Garodnick and the STPCVTA for their unwavering support of the tenants of this community. Thank you for exhibiting nothing but the highest level of integrity. Dan Garodnick would sacrifice his own political future and aspirations before he ever accepted a deal which would be deleterious to the tenants of this community. A big thank you to him and the always effectual STPCVTA.

--TA Supporter

Anonymous said...

& delivery men, porters, even stuytown employees jar the door, put a stick in it to hold open.

Freezing My Ass Off said...

20 degrees out and NO FU*KING" HEAT...grrrrr?!
What's up wit dat?
Money grubbing cheap avaricious bastards manage this place.
Hey, Rickcolddick, it's freezing in here.
Loosen up the wallet and pump up some heat!
No doubt many others have this problem.
I called 212-420-5000 Maintenance to complain.
Nothing!

Anonymous said...

I don't think we should be expected to police this place ourselves. Who knows whether or not these rolling-luggage types are sane and reasonable? They could turn nasty, even deadly. This is a crazy world we are living in now and the fact that our buildings are revolving doors for all sorts of people who management has no knowledge of is very disconcerting. There was a guy panhandling in my building not too long ago. This is not a secure property. The "security cameras" are only for after-the-fact discerning. Security/PS/Campus Police/Keystone Cops (choose one) do nothing to protect us. They stand around talking, smoking, looking at their phones or sitting in their SUVs chatting on their phones. They are just about USELESS because they were castrated by management many managements ago.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>This, my fellow residents, is why they are pursuing an "affordable condo conversion."<<


Are they? LOL.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Once more, with feeling: Rick, Rick Hayduk or property manager.

Anonymous said...

TA Supporter @ 10:57,

Try again on 04/01!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 1:46 that the Sty is definitely not a secure property. They could rent to Isis here as long as they get the money. I see all kinds of characters walking around and living in my building. If PS officers are not at the loops, anyone can come in. It is a joke to call this a secure property.

Anonymous said...

10.57 AM is a parody/spoof post. So obvious.

Anonymous said...

It 's a real dream for Isis here for damn sure.

Anonymous said...


>>This, my fellow residents, is why they are pursuing an "affordable condo conversion."<<
Are they? LOL.

Answer: No. What they are pursuing is most definitely not "affordable condo conversion"

Anonymous said...

17 degrees outside and the heat has been off for hours. Fuck these rotten bastards. No one in their right mind should rent here at the rents they ask for. It's like a tenament slum.

Anonymous said...

Freezing in my apartment as well.

Anonymous said...

Note for all residents: don't eat yellow snow! You're welcome.

Anonymous said...

Does the general public know the hazards of living here - do they know this blog? How do we get it out?

Anonymous said...

perhaps if the students bought rugs we could live in peace or just move to the west side , i think we will just move and post a long blog on personal story here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

In Stuy Town. They wore suits, they laughed, they talked about money. What's the betting they were Blackstone?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Does the general public know the hazards of living here - do they know this blog? How do we get it out?<<

I think it's known, but you can't force people. It's amazing how many are not clued into even Yelp for this place and they buy an apartment.

Anonymous said...

"I think it's known, but you can't force people. It's amazing how many are not clued into even Yelp for this place and they buy an apartment."

Buy an apartment? I didn't know you could buy an apartment here, but if you are MR it probably feels like you're buying the whole project with the rent you'll pay!

Anonymous said...

STR, did you see the suits today? What kind of money were they talking?

Anonymous said...

January 9, 2017 at 5:03 PM courtesy of City Hall and City Council all who will never get our votes for anything they run for ever.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/2017/01/09/How-Strong-Are-Your-Citys-Finances-116-US-Cities-Ranked

Go all the way down. So Chicago has us beat! Better luck next time, New York.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR, did you see the suits today? What kind of money were they talking?<<

Too cold to listen to them. Something about generating money. They were planning.

Anonymous said...

">>STR, did you see the suits today? What kind of money were they talking?<<

Too cold to listen to them. Something about generating money. They were planning."

What else would they be laughing and talking about? Generating money for themselves is all that Blackstone is about. Blackstone, BlackRock, Blackheart, Blackwater ... all the same bloodsucking jackals. Nothing matters or is dear to them except money.

Anonymous said...

Too cold to listen to them. Something about generating money. They were planning.

January 9, 2017 at 9:11 PM

they sound desperate

Anonymous said...

The suits were most likely talking about how they can continue to generate money by churning out apartments. They were probably brainstorming more new creative methods to fill the apartments in the Sty. Dorms, hotels, ministries, what next!

Anonymous said...

They'll never be desperate. They own acres worth billions. billionssssssssssssssss they can put up build whatever they want here & ya'll know this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

More "suits" around Stuy Town. Actually more like comfortable Armani coats and something similar. Nice, smiling faces. Take that to the bank, or rather take it to theirs.

Anonymous said...

"More "suits" around Stuy Town. Actually more like comfortable Armani coats and something similar. Nice, smiling faces. Take that to the bank, or rather take it to theirs."

They must be cooking up something horrible if they are smiling. They must have figured out another way to screw us.

Anonymous said...

I saw the suits too! Ha it must be conversion time, paint the floor for no reason time and or more MCI! ca ching.

Anonymous said...

mt sinai

Anonymous said...

Does anyone live in 245 Ave C? looking to move to larger unit but worried that all the avenue C buildings are guaranteed dormitories. Please let us know if you would

Anonymous said...

As far as I know there are no "guaranteed dormitories." All of the buildings are infested with students in dorm apartments. There are no select buildings for students. They are everywhere. The larger the turnover of old tenants, the more conversion to dorms.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Ah, now we know why those "suits" and Armani wearers were smiling:

https://town-village.com/2017/01/10/mount-sinai-practice-will-open-in-stuy-town/

I don't know how this will work realistically, but our man Rick is all happy, too! I would be also if I knew that Mt. Sinai is having something INSIDE my property. Before you can say something negative, I don't know if I'm against this. Let the future patients decide. But I will note that several key Mt. Sinai buildings nearby are being closed. Their replacements will be here and in Waterside (where interns and doctors (?) may be housed). The money will come, I assume, from Mt. Sinai, so keep those donations coming. Rick will thank you!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

As someone said these "clinics" are popping up all over Manhattan. I get VA care, so I don't know if they are legit-legit or scams to take money from the government. Just don't know right now.

Anonymous said...

The poster was probably asking someone who obviously lives in that building on C. or any on C I imagine.

Anonymous said...

That sure is a lot of Air bnb, i'm going to do it too!

Anonymous said...

if we are toe be a dorm, it would be good if management would tell us so and non students and families could just rent elsewhere. this is not out of hand and if things here cannot change STAT, will be contacting legal in my office to rectify. WE.ARE.SO.OVER LIVING IN A DORM AS WE LIVED IN.A.REAL.DORM 20 YEARS AGO. A .REAL.DORM.ON CAMPUS,

Anonymous said...

Blackstone still claims that they are not actively renting to students. Of course, we know that is not the case. The dorm population keeps increasing as do the transients including air Bnb. They cannot rent these overpriced apartments otherwise.
My building appears to be at least 50% students at this point in time.

Anonymous said...

Can we all then get the dormitory rate and file a tax deduction on housing/dorm?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Blackstone doesn't have actively advertise to students, as in ads on subways. But, as has been proven by this blog, the official PCVST pages make it plain for students in case they are interested. Also I don't doubt that the word, as well as written at schools, indicate the availability of housing here. It is absurd for Blackstone to suggest that that are not interested in students. If they do that, they are more than lying. They are interested in filling apartments.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

That is why--filling apartments--the news of Mt. Sinai being here is wonderful for cash flow. Watch this be a "perk" that will be advertised and heralded. Even on the TA page.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Seen during the lunch break: 1) person walking dog inside the property and part of the property that had the longest leash I've yet seen, and 2) a PCVST club car going the opposite way, against the traffic, along the "island." The club car parked on 1st Avenue, too. Private business. A PS vehicle drove by and not a word. I'd say this was all within a five--no, let's be generous and say ten minute time frame.

Nobody cares unless they have to.

Anonymous said...

STR, we all know, without any doubt, that Blackstone are the biggest fucking liars in the Universe. We also know that the "rules" are only on paper and there is absolutely no enforcement of any of them. What we also know without any doubt is that the TA is an extension of and a shill for Management. This place is about as lawless as Tombstone! We need a Wyatt Earp! (No guns, though, please. I am speaking rhetorically.)

Anonymous said...

Everyone complains about too much shit and piss in the sty, but isn't that what styes are all about?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Pipes are cold, I'm getting cold, too!

Anonymous said...

For the first time in years, I was home on a weekday before 5 pm and had the pleasure of listening to the pound ba bam pound of the kids above my place. Could not work, felt like earthquakes were above me on &on and had to leave for starbucks. These are new neighbors I am told and others are also complaining. It is apparently young kids and lack of carpets in our case, not college students.

Anonymous said...

"Everyone complains about too much shit and piss in the sty, but isn't that what styes are all about?"

Yup! This is a cold shithole sty.

Anonymous said...

carpets????? we need carpets? says who?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Why is the TA Facebook giving publicity to our State Senator with that headline that has been proven to be partially FALSE? I like Hoylman in general (although his cellphone watching and use at tenant meetings has me taking another look at him), but it is ridiculous not to call him out on this Daily News headline if he persists to use it as a selling tool. You don't advance yourself with a lie.

Anonymous said...

I can now say I feel for those in the one bedroom rentals. I babysit from time to time and had the pleasure of a one bedroom this month. OMG. It's probably due to several + people in what is a one bedroom, amplified by the cavernous nature of the one bedroom and lack of floorboards,lack of rugs. Truly awful - i feel 4 you all. Namaste. I would move away or transfer to a 2.

Anonymous said...

Stuyvesant Town? What a joke! It used to be a nice place to live in at one time. Nice job Rick! Monkey see, monkey look at all the doo doo!

Anonymous said...

Carpets???? We don't need your stinkin' carpets!

Anonymous said...

Yay!!!

Got my rent security interest check. $2.12!!!!

Let's par-TAY!!!!

Anonymous said...

ya, the one bedroom is the worst floorpan here.

Anonymous said...



The one bedroom units are far noisier than all others. Ours, shares walls with more than one other apartment and we live in hell.

Anonymous said...

Do you get to hear the bitch slapping sex and racist screams like we do? yeah.me.

Anonymous said...

Just a note concerning the strange group that has moved next door to me. It has appeared to be a flophouse or such and when I saw the ST cleaning service taking out large green trash bags, I began to worry about bedbug infestation. They have resided there 2 months and already there is some sort of sanitation issue. I have long suspected that this is a ministry. I went to the management office and the response was as expected, polite but apathetic. What I thought was interesting was that when I mentioned ministry, the representative appeared to know what I was talking about and immediately said "it is not a ministry." She assured me that if it was bedbugs, they would notify me. I got the sense that of course they know who is renting here and could not care less. Sanitation does not matter to them at all. What a lowlife sty this place has become.

Anonymous said...

10:01 AM: Maybe you should speak to someone in the Health Dept. and see if you can get some kind of inspection conducted there. It seems to me that Blackstone has turned out to be an even bigger nightmare than TS and CWC was.

Anonymous said...

10:01 AM (Jan 16): which building do you live in? Are you in PC or ST?

Anonymous said...

Blackstone IS a worse nightmare than its predecessors.

I saw that quite clearly when I accidentally came across the October press conference featuring the duplicitous and none-too-bright current mayor, garodnick, steinberg and the others in which they announced the new "owner" of property.* The security folks had no clue about the sale but I could see and hear that even worse misery was planned for us.

This, though, is the way humans are behaving in this city, country, and in many places all over the planet.

We're in a bad way. The poor besieged trees, the squirrels, all of the birds . . . everything forced to live on the planet we despoil, deserve none of the tortures we are so very good at forcing upon them.

By the way, sir: it is much better there is an artificial tree for the holiday season they erect. What is the reason to deliberately murder a living creature? And, mind you, the trees do not rob, steal, murder, torment others. Primates are the worst offenders.

*How the hell does anyone own land? The Native Americans and other indigenous folk had it right: you cannot "own" land or water or sky. Most of us are imbeciles, and stupid, immature imbeciles, at that.