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At this point, 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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

No Carpets Stuy

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






69 comments:

Anonymous said...

Come on STR, we all know lease terms are for suckers! This place is a free for all, other than money. Don't mess with Blackstone and money.

Anonymous said...

Why aren't these apartments inspected? Mgmt made such a big deal of our building being inspected with letters and follow-up letters etc. I guess the students get a pass.

Some buildings on 14th street haven't been inspected in years and other buildings still don't have updated intercoms!!.

Truly amazing.

Anonymous said...

They do not want to inspect because there are so many violations (carpet, airbnb, dorms etc). Inspections could weed out the airbnbers and illegal tenants, but that is what Blackstone wants here to fill these overpriced dumps.

Anonymous said...

The only rule that Blackstone enforces is that the rent is paid. The don't care about anything else. Blackstone and Good Quality of Life are mutually exclusive.

Anonymous said...

OH MY. Are these Airbnb? For the record, landlord don't give a rats ass.

Anonymous said...

Are those Management's sell photos, STR? They really have a lot of nerve advertising like that and then putting in the nudge nudge wink wink notices in the elevators. I guess those tiny little "living rooms" are in the apartments that have been chopped up and made into 2 bedrooms when they were originally one.

It's just horrible the way this place has gone to hell. People planning to rent here should be advised that it is a noisy place where you can here your neighbor's every word and fart. I don't think they realize that there is no soundproofing. Management is still offering a bounty of $1000 rent credit if you bring in a victim. Bastards!

Anonymous said...

What in the fuck is picture 4, they've turned the living room into a corridor and blocked it with a sofa and table set? This may be legal but its still a crime.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The photos are from AirBnB apartments.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thank you this is issue is the worst. goddamn neighbors dropping furniture and scraping their walls all day.
TO THE TA, YOU NEED TO GET YOUR LAZY ASSES TO WORK ON THIS. MANAGEMENT HARASSES RS TENANTS WITH THESE INSPECTIONS AND LETS THE FOOLS PAYING MR GET AWAY WITH WHATEVER THEY WANT
discriminatory enforcement of the lease signed by all tenants is ILLEGAL.
I will not pay dues until the TA addresses this

Anonymous said...

@10:18 PM
I believe you're looking at the partition stuytown management built to cram more suckers in to their apartments. I have a picture of one just built and will submit it to the DOB. May achieve nothing,. who knows though

Anonymous said...

"Why aren't these apartments inspected? Mgmt made such a big deal of our building being inspected with letters and follow-up letters etc."

sorry, I just wanted to quote this excellent point so that it can be read one more time.
Hello, TA? Why do you let management get away with this? There are no inspections of the flex apartments. That fucking "flex living room" with no windows is like an echo chamber. hARDwood floor, no rugs, no windows, every fucking sound is magnified by 100. No inspections, bc the dumb NYU students would get thrown out on their asses.

For those who wonder why the complaining, angry tone on this blog--I've just spent the past five FUCKING hours listening to scraping and dropping things. It is like this every night. This is completely FUCKING unnecessary, if there were some kind of covering on the fucking FLOOR, or cork installed when they did the fucking RENOVATIONS, there would not be this FUCKING CONSTANT NOISE.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, you may want to booze it up when the L line is not in service:

http://nypost.com/2017/03/08/big-apple-is-getting-a-citywide-boozy-ferry-service/

We will get you into Manhattan in style!

Anonymous said...

Boozing ferries is another example of this DOT Commissioner working for the real estate developers helping their projects and fattening their wallets instead of working for the public good.

Anonymous said...

The TA does absolutely NOTHING for us!

Anonymous said...

April 28, 2017 at 6:47 AM the politicians and their girlfriends have endorsement contracts with liquor businesses and their friends have the dock contracts. Follow the money.

Anonymous said...

These chopped up apartments with bare walls and minimal, cheap furniture are not residences. They were leased for illegal hotel use. Corrupt politicians crafted legislation enabling Blackstone to pick and choose which tenants get evicted for renting rooms to illegal hotel guests.

PCV hotel guests are dropped off late afternoons to meet their "hosts" at the 22nd Street gated security booth. After awhile when their host fails to appear, they begin wandering into the complex, always trailing wheeled luggage held by one hand and always trying to make calls via cellphone held in the other. 50-100 feet into PCV they are obviously lost and disoriented with their heads slowly spinning looking up at so many red brick buildings that all look the same. Several times I've heard frustrated hotel guests say, "We'll never find it!" After another 50-100 feet in they are just lost tourists stopping passersby asking for directions. They seem hesitant to follow my suggestion to request assistance from PS.

Hey Rick! Thanks for posting large signs everywhere helping hotel guests find their quarters!

Rick's PCV signs not only post individual building addresses, they also inform guests which buildings are nearby - "You are near 1 PC Road, 3 PC Road, 5 PC Road" - How thoughtful. When dementia sets in we might still be able to find our way home if Blackstone doesn't force us into the STPCV trailer park for RS seniors.

Speyer and Bloomberg failed to destroy STPCV. After surviving that hell, REBNY/Wall Street could never get a 2nd opportunity to destroy this place without corrupt politicians taking dirty, filthy REBNY/Wall Street money ... that and essential support from a hijacked, corrupted, conflicted, complicit TA Board.

Anonymous said...

Where is the Tenants Association addressing this? WHERE ARE YOU!!
How does management get away with this? Nobody is going to want to live here anymore eventually. Unless, your a dorm student.

Anonymous said...

This place is a joke.

Anonymous said...

Wow, how is this rule ever to be enforced. Oh yes, they make up their own rules as they go along. THAT'S HOW IT WORKS AROUND HERE. J O K E !!

Anonymous said...

1:05 AM, I feel your pain. I have an apartment like that downstairs from me and I am kept up at all hours by their door slamming, furniture scraping, jackboot-sounding footsteps on the bare floors. Of course they will never be inspected or told to rectify what is wrong because, in the real view of management, nothing is wrong. They will inspect my apartment though because I am a real RS tenant and have a whole, entire one-bedroom apartment to myself. They will do anything they can to drive me out because then they can make it just like the one downstairs and get upwards of $3k from suckers or students on parental dime.

The TA is in bed with management and we all know that. It is not the same TA that we had years ago. That group actually cared about tenants and the property and even went to war on MetLife when a soda machine was put in the Oval! The current group that make up the TA board (not the suckers who they get to do the grunt work for them) are part and parcel of management and wouldn't be surprised if they are on management's payroll. They, like their sleazy pal, Garodnick, are against the RS tenants just as much as management is and there has to be some kind of financial benefit in it for them, especially as they are RS tenants themselves. They probably think they are safe because they are up management's ass, but management wants their apartments just as badly as it wants mine. Assholes.

Anonymous said...

Recently management sent out an e-mail survey. One of the points I made was that they need to reinstate the automatic carpet inspection 30 days after move in. The way things are now, the only way an apartment is inspected is if someone (usually the downstairs neighbor) complains, security visits, confirms and makes a visit to the offending apartment. SOOooooo, the people know that the complaint (most likely) came from the tenant below and management has succeeded in setting us all up for adversarial relationships with our neighbors. If they would just do the automatic inspections, this problem could be nipped in the bud. Also, they get around that "CORRIDOR" by calling that space a Gallery rather than a living room. Ha!

Anonymous said...

Every city is launching boozing ferry service. This is nothing special. NYC is now just another generic tourist trap with nothing unique or special. It is a real shame what City mess-Hall and Cess-pool Albany have done to New York City. The only ones benefiting are the corrupt politicians and their buddies.

Anonymous said...

Bang on the fuckers ceiling. hook up your ipad , plant it near ceiling and blast it at 7 am.

Anonymous said...

we met new tenants this month and they are section 8.

Anonymous said...

Does not surprise me that 3:25 met section 8 tenants. The ones next door to me are on some kind of city rent scale.

Anonymous said...

@9:50, YOU SAID IT! AND YOU SAID IT ALL BEAUTIFULLY! YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT ABOUT THE WHOLE SHITTY DEAL(S)!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

A lot of people out there, including AirBnb ones. A lot of dogs do not have lanyards. PS officer eventually showed up. A load of unpicked dog crap near the large Playground at the 20 St loop.

I discovered a "new" spot for AirBnb tourists: it's at Ave A, our side, near Associated. You will see the luggage carrying tourists with their cell phones, open and waiting for instructions or to meet up a host.

I'm having a change of heart somewhat regarding these tourists and their hosts. Yes, I know about bedbugs, but if the host is not making good money, and just making expenses, why are we, the tenants, helping the landlord? The price of renovated apartments is outrageous, and it is the landlord's fault for the high cost and for people trying to make ends meet. Again, unless it's a money-making venture. I think some hosts are making good money, but others are just making ends meet. Image if you had to fork over 5K a month?

Thoughts? I'm certainly willing to listen. And, yes, there should be carpeting.

Anonymous said...

>>>discriminatory enforcement of the lease signed by all tenants is ILLEGAL.
I will not pay dues until the TA addresses this<<<<

The TA is IN on this!

Anonymous said...

Ya str, i need the cash, rent too damn high, salary barely increases. i'm doing it.

Anonymous said...

"I discovered a "new" spot for AirBnb tourists: it's at Ave A, our side, near Associated. You will see the luggage carrying tourists with their cell phones, open and waiting for instructions or to meet up a host."

That would be in front of 435 and 445. I know people in both buildings (in fact, my cousin and is wife live in one) and I know for a fact that those buildings are infested with bed bugs. You won't find it listed on the NYC bed bug registry and the TA (probably at the request of Management) has taken down it's bed bug registry.

This place is now a fetid shit hole and all because of the insatiable greed of landlords and politicians.

Bowling for Dollars said...

FLASH! A new amenity from our beloved landlord:
PIGSTUY TOWN BOWLING!
Unfortunately the bowling alley is located RIGHT ABOVE me.
It is open only during the hours from 11:00PM to 6:00AM.
That is when the clods who live above me bang objects on the floor which can only be a 16-pound bowling ball.
The sound is deafening and would surely wake the dead.
Bowling shoes? I don't think so. More like the boots worn by storm troopers.
I informed Public Safety of this newest "amenity".
Their response: "Oh, we'll send someone around when we get a chance".
Never showed.
An email to our beloved overseer Mr.Rick Hydick:
No response.
What a joke..grrrr! Any suggestions? HELP!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Build, build, build!

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/investigations/Construction-Worker-Safety-Bill-Divides-Advocates-Developers-Lawmakers-420756504.html

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I have a monthly report coming up. New thing.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how posters on the TA site can say that the landscaping here looks beautiful It is in the worst shape I have ever seen. It appears that they spiff up the outside loop entrances with lovely floral arrangement, but neglect the inside. Still dirt and weeds in front of my building. A true PigSty town inside and out.

Anonymous said...

Yeah. Dog friendly grass areas. Isn't that swell.

Anonymous said...

Just when the bowling alley closes, around 7 am or 8 am. BLAST THE SHIT OUT OF THEM WITH REALLLY LOUDREALLY BAD BABY MUSIC FOR TODDLERS. LEAVE IT BLASTING FOR 2 HOURS. near the bedroom.

weorks every time. Also, i would call 311 and i would call a lawyer. BTDT.

Anonymous said...

Property Services with "brokers" are running a lot of the Airbnb. They are the ones making money and getting a cut. Tenants are not using Airbnb. 448 East 20th tenants reported Property Services for renting on Airbnb at 448 East 20th and the Mayors office of illegal hotel inspectors covered it up.

Anonymous said...

2:24 PM - that is very interesting! I'm sure that Marsh, Steinberg, Garodnick & co. are well aware of this!

Anonymous said...

we are the opposite of the complaints here. we're students and pretty decent quiet with carpeting. Above us are 2 or 3 small kids in a one bedroom. They dance, they stomp, they scream, the ride bikes and stuytown does nothing about this. I plan to blast my speakers at about 9 pm when toddlers all in bed and see what they say. Hmmmmmmmmmm tables turn now.

Tommyboy said...

Amazingly the rental office has posters of barely covered floors, as if the intent was to protect the floors. Go to Stuyvesant Facebook page, their for sale listings clearly indicate non-compliance. Since Blackstone is Canadian are they using the metric system? What's 80% in millimeters?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Funny you should mention this. I took photos today for my post (report) tomorrow. Stay tuned!

Anonymous said...

What rental office? Do ya mean the bursor's office? Aint no rental office on our campus.

Anonymous said...

Blackstone does not want floor coverings.

Anonymous said...

Management are a bunch of LIARS. They don't inspect every apartment every two years. They target people. I know people who have never gotten their apartment inspected. WTF. Can this be considered harassment?

Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I live next to one of those apartments because every fucking night I hear my fucking bro neighbors watching tv or playing
Video games at full volume while sitting on that dumb sofa against the wall whooping it up. Can you imagine the fucking noise that travels into my apartment from the acoustics of the tv and their stupid voices that can't be lower than a scream?! I can't even sit in my living to watch tv let alone enjoy reading a book. Fuck this place, their ignorance in renovating apartments and the grounds, the dumb people they rent to. Yes, you dumb people with the shitting dogs. I'm going to take a big shit outside your apartment door. Let's see how you like that.

Anonymous said...

I'm waiting for a huge ferry accident. You're taking your chances...

Anonymous said...

I see them. I wasn't sure but thanks for confirming. OMG

Anonymous said...

"Funny you should mention this. I took photos today for my post (report) tomorrow. Stay tuned!"

Can't wait!

Blast Those Speakers said...

Fight fire with fire!
I had "troublesome" neighbors.
Simply placed the speakers right under ceiling by their bedroom.
BLASTED it on and off every fifteen minutes throughout the night.
They got the picture.
Voila! Problem solved.
You make my life miserable. I pay you back double.
How simple is that!

Tommyboy said...

How can you tell the difference between the Airbners & bottle return crowd outside Associated. I bet Traders Joes will be able to fix this problem ASAP

Anonymous said...

"Simply placed the speakers right under ceiling by their bedroom.
BLASTED it on and off every fifteen minutes throughout the night."

You do realize that everyone living around you can hear that as well ?

Escalation invites retaliation. Not a good situation to be in, unless you have a significant tactical advantage. Living beneath someone, you do not.

Anonymous said...

Recently found out resident above us has a bike shop of sorts. No rugs but constant bike pumping and wrench dropped on floors. We can hear the bikes go in and out in and out. Do we ask him to stop or put at least flooring cover on?

Anonymous said...

2 41 you are 1000% correcto. How do i get the speakers that high - maybe a ladder?

Anonymous said...

@2:41 PM, you must have made several other neighbors lives miserable while you did that, but I can't say I blame you. This place as become hell over the past few years.

Blast Those Speakers said...

This is 2:41PM responding to those who commented on my posting about "blasting" my neighbors.
I strategically created a Rube Goldberg-esque structure so that the speakers were directly under their bed...lol...I made sure that my other neighbors were not disturbed. They knew of the situation and were 100% behind me.
Let me assure you I went through proper channels before resorting to this, admittedly, infantile behavior on my part.
I complained numerous times to Public Safety. 90% of the time they didn't show up. The other times their lame excuse was, "We don't hear anything."
I also sent emails to our esteemed overseer Mr. Rick Hydick. Of course, NOTHING.
They couldn't care less. In fact, they would LOVE if I, as a RS tenant, would leave.
Ain't gonna happen!
As an old Brooklyn boy, if you want to play, I will play.
Amazingly, not a peep from those jerks above me. Quiet as a church mouse...lol.
Having said all that, I do not recommend similar action.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Lawnmower very loud. After 8am, though. Time to do that report!

Anonymous said...

Quality of Life was once the highest in the city that there was a ten year wait list for Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village's peaceful safe, quiet homes.
Citywide problems are described as "crisis" in size, housing crisis, homeless crisis, noise pollution and so on while the two guys in charge are pomp and circumstancing prancing in antique cars over a repaired bridge and steering a new ferry launch before he put environmental laws in place to regulate the new waterway traffic pollution, noise, once quiet waterway you could hear the waves during a morning jog. A deep dive investigation into who gave money to these silly two clowns and who is making money off of the ferry contracts and bridge construction contracts shows who these two are really serving besides themselves. The infrastructure dog and pony shows is for the real estate developers and their pied a terre empty tourist hotels and not the permanent resident communities that are still being pushed out by these two clowns. Looking at whose lives are better and richer under these two and whose lives are uprooted, it is clear who they are serving and it is not the public good. Come re-election we are pushing back and pushing out all of the self serving clowns.

Anonymous said...

Escalation invites retaliation. Not a good situation to be in, unless you have a significant tactical advantage. Living beneath someone, you do not.

April 30, 2017 at 4:54 PM

LOL
dont be stupid
attacking the loud people from below, especially those with children who need sleep at various times, is the ultimate in advantageous battle positions.
more surface area from which to disturb them--ceiling and walls, as opposed to just floor
also you can hear exactly where they are walking, and slam those motherfuckers when they come stomping by. disturbs the hell out of em. I have driven out noisy neighbors this way and if another asshole comes along who will not put down carpeting, I will do the same again.

and you can run that by mister heydick. if he won't enforce the rules, his precious little MR shitheads will be disturbed regardless.

Anonymous said...

@2:41 PM, you must have made several other neighbors lives miserable while you did that, but I can't say I blame you. This place as become hell over the past few years.


@2:41 I don't blame you in the slightest. Hopefully those new to the development are reading here. they come here thinking they are hot shit bc they are paying too much for their apartment. Rules apply to everyone. Equally. They are not optional. Get that through your entitled heads.

Anonymous said...

It's not always the new tenants creating problems. Many older tenants are creating havoc here.

Anonymous said...

4:34 Agree old friend but FTR, it's not a MR above us that is giving us hell. Tenant above is here over 15 years, has no carpets, sublets and allows his kids to runs and jumps 24/7.

Anonymous said...

"It's not always the new tenants creating problems. Many older tenants are creating havoc here."

Just how are older tenants creating havoc here? Anybody who moved in here before the Tishman Nazi Regime had to have 80% carpeted floors and probably did not remove their carpets since. We know that management wants older tenants to die or move out asap, but not because they create havoc, but because they occupy real rent stabilized apartments and are paying what living in this shit hole is worth. If there was a RE crash (and I sincerely hope there will be one) in NYC, management would be glad of the older RS tenants because they would have to give the apartments away without them. Whether or not that happens, the older tenants DO NOT create havoc in any way or form whatsoever. The live in their apartments, mind their own business and pay their rent on time. Maybe they don't avail themselves of the "amenities," but that's because they are not stupid. They are clean and rule-abiding and that is quite different from many of the newer tenants, especially the transients and students.

Anonymous said...

if you say so.
though I'm not sure how he can be both subletting AND letting his own kids run and jump 24/7.
And there are very strict rules about subletting as an RS tenant, nor would management be inclined to allow such an arrangement. So I'm skeptical, to put it politely
But all things can be true simultaneously while commenting anonymously on the internet, no?

Anonymous said...

the new tenants are creating problems by being here. so yes, it is always the new tenants creating problems. aside from that idc

Anonymous said...

At $400 per night, should not the cheap shit tenant provide rugs for the 'guests'?

Anonymous said...

http://nypost.com/2017/04/27/nearly-900-affordable-housing-program-apartments-sit-vacant/

Tenant Association accounts looted
Affordable Housing Units misused
City Agency DOB expediting fast-track renovations of a few weeks for billionaire developers but taking years for the City Agency HPD affordable housing units

That about sums up the priorities of the DOB, Housing Preservation Department: Billionaire real estate developers are top and only priority of City Agencies in an epic failure of serving the public and working for the public good. All of this sounds all too familiar.

Anonymous said...

the tenant sublets whenever he is traveling. when home he has his kids. It's really not that complicated to do this ya know. Very common even if you are the skeptic posting nonsense.

Anonymous said...

What kind of lowlife turns a buck by renting out his primary res, where his kids live, to god-knows-who. Can only imagine the weird/illegal shit that goes on with random strangers short staying in your apt.

Anonymous said...

6:31 PM, someone who probably rents out his kids and wife/girfriend too. Some people will do anything, as in anything, for a buck. Just look at our landlord (and the "TA").