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

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

"Peace and quiet" must be a cruel joke, though this property is sold that way. There can be no peace and quiet as ALL apartments must be upgraded, which includes the installation of an AC unit below the window. Aside from the continual construction about the neighborhood, there is a new and noisy subway extension being built along East 14 st and the shut down of the L line. "Choosing" to live in NYC, now the newest mantra, is a fabrication when the talk is of ST and PCV, which was traditionally quiet, with no construction noise.

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

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

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

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Carpets Stuy

Yeah, it's in the lease. 80% at least. But so what?

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Photos -- Is any comment really necessary?

Saturday, about 11:30 am, April 22nd. Photos do not lie. Please click on photos to make them bigger.


Update, over 4 hours later:

Still not picked up or called in by ST workers or anyone else. 4+ hours later. No one cares. And apologies to those that think it is gross.

Thursday, April 13, 2017


I'm sure to become a major pain even more. And all I want is the rules to be obeyed. Ideally, I am working for Blackstone (but not getting a salary). I doubt that they look upon it that way, or at least their representatives here.

It is amazing to me that no one from Blackstone, unless they do not want to read the Facebooks or sites that mention their name frequently, is ignorant of what goes on here, in Stuy Town and Peter Cooper Village.

But that is the word. "We haven't heard anything," or "Our PS department is aware and checking up on those who disobey the rules. Don't worry. Aren't the flowers nice?"

They (Blackstone and/or their reps here) wish any issues to go away, and for us, the troublemakers (so they think about us) to disappear.

But photos will prove that something is happening. And the city does have its rules. The push may take some time and some of it will not be successful. We, the tenants who care, are the David here and not the Goliath.

For your enjoyment (?) here are a couple of photos I took yesterday and today....

Update an hour or less later:

This came up for me, not only today, but the other day. Yeah, it's algorithm stuff, but still... What is being sold to me?

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

NEW: The "rules" have NOT changed. Management made a mistake. Back to the old rules. PS still gives up.

4/6/2017. Take only an interest in the "new" signs which were posted. Now, back to the old rules.

Posted the other day:

So, as of today, the new signs say that the Oval is be enjoyed. Apparently the lanyard rule (you know the one that says without a Stuy Town lanyard dog owners will be walked off the property) is still causing Public Safety some discomfort, as they never enforce it, BUT... the "no bicycles" riding around the Oval, which PS didn't enforce, is gone, though the old signs are still up. Yes, now you are allowed to ride your bicycle as long as it is at slow, safe speeds, a rule that is so nebulous as to be laughable.

So you may as well take things in your own hand--or rather management can take things in their own hand. They own this place!

So bike riding is permitted. I suppose dog shit and streams of urine are permitted too, as there is a lax attempt at enforcement. And watch out for those club cars! Speeding, laughing, the workers inside are having a good time getting from here to there, even if it is to the leasing office. Pedestrians (what's that?) beware! Outta the way! Blackstone is here!