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Management has two priorities: 1) Making sure money is made, hence upgrading and filling up apartments is their goal. "Amenities" are important in selling the place, though few residents use them. 2) If someone needs medical attention, Public Safety will be there, if alerted.

Quality of life issues are not that important, however. Things like the carpet rule or outsider dogs. These "rules" tend to be ignored, on purpose it seems. So you will see a lot that isn't taken care of properly, and complaints will be met with a creative excuse and a smile.

Though money was always important, it is now more important than ever. Money rules many things, as you will find.

At this point, 30 years into living here and seeing many things, I can state that Management and their reps are BS-ing us. I can't say that loudly enough: We are being BS-ed. I don't see any genuine change, though the "selling" of this place is intense. Few of the "rules" will be enforced, as Management doesn't want to lose customers or potential customers. Where personal integrity is a hallmark of an excellent management style, this integrity is not seen in enforcing some of the rules.

Our Tenants Association is, basically, null and void. Oh, it is still around, but it lacks the will power to confront much of anything. The TA will ask for your dues, however. By now, the TA is a charade.

About those "club cars" we see going this way and that way, and outside of Stuy Town or Peter Cooper Village:

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (or whatever you use) and Cry?

A very popular event in the UK. Coming to the USA?

Thanks to a STR reader for alerting me to this show.


Two Inch Tillie said...

Brits are known for their small dicks and bad teeth...jus' sayin'
I guess we can add unmitigated greed to the
Have a great weekend and God Bless You STR.
You are indeed a saint!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I want a little devil in there, too. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Who is Peter W?

Stuy Town Reporter said...


Anonymous said...

"Peter W" is the spin doctor/PR Bull Shitter from Blackstone who responds to the Yelp reviews.

2 samples.

One star: " thank you for posting your comments and please accept my apologies for your experience. As you know from having lived here for almost 2 years, your experience is not the norm, and was an isolated incident.

Thank you again and best regards"

5 stars: "thank you for your post and for letting everyone know how much you and your family are enjoying StuyTown.

We couldn't have put it in better words ourselves.

Best regards,"

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, that Peter!

Anonymous said...

omfh, peter sounds like another unhelpful lazy employee

Anonymous said...

He really is a PETER!

Anonymous said...

It would be interesting to see in square footage terms a comparison of how much "affordable housing" versus "luxury housing" the de Blasio team is taking a victory lap for building.

Anonymous said...

Flashback: Nearly all STR comments accurately predicted future when politicians betrayed us for Blackstone

A few choice comments:

"The other apartments which are not affordable will continue to be rented as NYU dorm dumps and hotel rooms. This place will still be a dump.
October 20, 2015 at 8:37 AM"

"Clearly, Garodnick-TA-Brookfield refused to consider the transaction Mayor de Blasio claims will preserve 44% middle class rent affordability for 20 years, thereby killing any short term possibility of a successful MR condo conversion.
So what does Garodnick do?
Double talking Dan declares victory of course, falsely claiming he shared the mayor's goal to maximize rent affordability all along.
October 20, 2015 at 1:44 AM"

"How impressive! A deal protecting the units that were already protected! I LOVVVVEEEE THIS. Making fools of us all.
October 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM"

"Basically at the press conference Blackstone and the Tenant Association and city politicians showed their alliance against tenants. Steinberg TA is now aligned with Jon Grey at Blackstone. She is a piece of work, that lady.
October 20, 2015 at 1:44 PM"

Anonymous said...

She is a piece of work, that lady. >>>>>

She does seem rather fond of the photo ops with the politicians, but surely she must realize that she is at the top of the Death Team list because she is not young and she has a very, very inexpensive apartment. I don't begrudge her that, but I think she should become a little more tenant-friendly and a little less management-friendly. They are salivating at the thought of her demise just as much as the rest of the older, rent stabilized tenants. It's a horrible feeling knowing that the Death Team is just waiting for you to croak. If you are an older tenant it is important to remember that the TA is not your friend and neither is Deadly Dan the REBNY Man.

Tommyboy said...

WTF does affordable housing mean, who decides this. If you can scrape together, do without less, then it's affordable. Even though it's days are numbered Affordable Health Care was anything but affordable. Again choices have to be made!

Anonymous said...

tomboy you are spot on. corrupt effin city and about to get worse.