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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.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Okay....

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?


145 comments:

Anonymous said...

No such things as 'rules' in this place!

Anonymous said...

Where is our TA on all of these issues? They are horrible. Im soo glad I did not renew. Useless, and for the most part, powerless. You think this place changed in the last 10 years?
Just wait for the next ten. I do not enjoy living here anymore. Sorry........

Anonymous said...

I see no way that things will change around here without a viable TA. We can bitch and complain all we want, but Blackstone is in he driver's seat.

Anonymous said...

What kind of "push" do you suggest STR? I cannot see how any unorganized move to fight management could succeed here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The TA is pathetic. Their answers are "phone Rick" or "contact PS." That's it for the most part. They do not take any firm stance, so they must think that life here is wonderful. Their readers disagree, but feel trapped.

Anonymous said...

The TA is owned by blackstone now. Get over it and they don't care what you or I complain about, they want you out. me out. us out. They are LOL all the way to bank.

Anonymous said...

They TOO, have waived the white flag. It's pretty obvious!

Hippo said...

What's going on with the decline of services and quality of life?
It is so obviously simple.
What don't people understand?
Blackstone DOES NOT WANT happy renters.
Their ultimate goal is to get rid of us all. Getting rid of the market raters is fairly simple. Essentially,they have no rights.
Getting rid of the rent-stabilized is more problematic. That takes time. But as a corporation, Blackstone can easily wait 10 or 20 years.
A simple way to hasten the process, aside from "gassing" all the RS folks, is to make quality of life more onerous. Think college "bros", Air BnB, noise issues, dog shit, speeding bicycles and carts, general neglect of basic infrastructure, cutting back of staff.
Get the picture?
But we do have new flowers and Summer Concerts. Lucky us.
Remember the ultimate goal is to tear down this place and build an 80-acre Battery Park City East.
Trust me on this. You can take it to the bank.

Anonymous said...

The TA exists so the tenant does not have to contact the landlord directly to have a problem dealt with so why on earth is the TA telling tenants to call the landlord?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>What kind of "push" do you suggest STR? I cannot see how any unorganized move to fight management could succeed here.<<

A personal push for now; we are not the TA. Today, I wrote down about seven things I will take on. I will report my findings here. I urge others to do the same, if they can. This involves the headache of calling Management and even PS, and presenting the problem, and, importantly, reporting if it gets resolved or not. There are certain problems we know about, and that Management and PS have a speedy and, at times, BS answer. (The carpet rule is one.) But there are other problems I am not that clear about. Club cars is one. Are they allowed outside of ST or PCV? Can they be driven inside, but going the opposite way from traffic? (Which I saw today.) Do all vehicles have to stop at the lights in the "islands" that are next to ST or PCV? I've seen cars, including club cars, not stop at these islands. (Which can be allowed in certain other states, but NY?) Things like that have to cleared up. We can't live in a situation without lack of knowledge.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Remember the ultimate goal is to tear down this place and build an 80-acre Battery Park City East.<<

A part of me believes that. The prize here is the space. Tear down the buildings and put up the newest high-rises will get bravos from many residents who are just sick and tired of the same thing. Probably not in my lifetime or, if you are older, yours, but it may happen.

Anonymous said...

The area, first avenue is pretty sad and lacking compared to other avenues. 14th Street @ 1st is disgusting and dangerous. Aside from Hane and Essa it is rather a snore bore here. When Associated departs it will be even sadder. Renters can do much better elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

Remember the ultimate goal is to tear down this place and build an 80-acre Battery Park City East.
Trust me on this. You can take it to the bank.

April 13, 2017 at 4:58 PM
Sure but at least the short little smarmy guy will be in his nineties when that happens.

Anonymous said...

It has been talked about on here before, and I too believe that Blackstone only cares about the land. They probably have a number in mind in terms of remaining rent stabilized tenants before they start buying people out and tearing this place down.

I am in my mid 40's, and I have no doubt that PCVST will be completely torn down and rebuilt in my lifetime. There will be no more trees and parks, just tall glass buildings. You will see Avenues A and B extend up to 23rd street, and the cross streets extend east from 1st Avenue.

We have our current councilman and TA to thank for this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

They will leave a certain amount of trees and at least the Oval area, which will remain, with modification, they way it was. But the buildings--forget about it. Once the number of true RS tenants will be small, the property will change to something new and shiny, and worth much, much, much more. Doormen, too. Upgraded amenities. Of course, the price per apartment will be high. By then the TA will be almost gone, if not gone, or replaced with something that will be connected with the owner--and not in name only. ST and PCV will be a different, more exclusive life. RS tenants will not be wanted. It will take time, however, and the buildings will go down one at a time, but it will happen.

Remember the "worker" noise in this place will not abate. It will go on and on. Finally, the real work begins. And people will welcome it.

Anonymous said...

STR, you are giving them too much credit! I truly believe that they will keep absolutely nothing with regard to how the property is now. No name, no Oval, no tenants, nothing. Stand alone condos will go up and Stuy Town as we know it will be nothing but ancient history that can be read about on the internet.

Anonymous said...

"Sure but at least the short little smarmy guy will be in his nineties when that happens."

Who are you referring to?

Anonymous said...

I am RS and my two kids are on my lease. They won't go without a struggle! They should be careful how they treat the real RS tenants because we ain't just suckers who cave easily!

Anonymous said...

As for price of apartments being high, the money grubber Blackstone is doing that now without luxury and amenities. Can't believe what they charge for these old units with no real amenities. Of course they call all this concert, event, and concierge crap amenities.

Anonymous said...

"They should be careful how they treat the real RS tenants because we ain't just suckers who cave easily!"

Well, that's a shame. Time for you to be on your way.

Anonymous said...

April 13, 2017 at 9:31 PM agree with that. The blueprints have been drawn. The contracts have been signed and the money moved around for the hotel construction and yacht docks so the Super Yachts can travel from Florida to Bahamas to Glen Cove to StuyTown where there will be a towering 5 star hotel condo complex and the developers get richer as they advance their career politicians who made it all happen to higher and higher office. The city and state are giving out a lot of public money to finance the super luxury waterfront properties in all 5 boroughs. Anyone who voted for the current Mayor has only themselves to blame.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

It is more than pathetic that we, the tenants, have a TA organization that does little. I understand if the TA just doesn't have the people, despite what they say about a large organization. If they can't do it, admit it. Don't hide away.

I spent less than a half an hour sitting at Oval. Why is the TA not doing this? Why does not the TA go to the PS office and Management, and show the photos or videos of the "rules" being disobeyed? Why does the TA do nothing except tell a resident to see or call someone in PS or Management? A resident should have to to nothing but speak to their TA. The TA takes it from there. It's so simple and understandable that I see no justification for the TA not to do a damn thing, unless their manpower is depleted and they can't do anything. Let us know at least. Tell us the truth.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Please, no politics. We have enough concerns here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, no PS officer around. Lots of workers, though, making sure the grounds look nice for Easter. Of course, with the smell and dirt being moved around everybody has left the fountain area. Good job, Blackstone!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Time for you to be on your way.<<

? I think something is missing in the translation.

Anonymous said...

and i guess that post means treat the NOT real stabilized tenants what? badly? You're extremely vile.

Anonymous said...

Rick Hayduk is still a newcomer. He really knows nothing about this city. But Blackstone people who set the general direction and tone here know that for the past 20 years quality of life issues have taken a backseat to pols getting elected. They know that the city rarely enforces its own quality of life rules. Those rules are just there to give the appearance of doing the right thing. So what Blackstone is doing here is completely in code with what the mayor and city agencies have been doing citywide for years. Ignoring their own quality of life rules.

Anonymous said...

"Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They should be careful how they treat the real RS tenants because we ain't just suckers who cave easily!"

Well, that's a shame. Time for you to be on your way.

April 14, 2017 at 8:46 AM"

Your intolerance and discrimination is showing.

Anonymous said...

If the TA is such a big fan of the Mayor then why not have him hold one of his borough touring Town Hall meetings here so he can answer out questions and we can see his good points the TA goes on and on and on in Facebook gushing.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>"Anonymous Anonymous said...

"They should be careful how they treat the real RS tenants because we ain't just suckers who cave easily!"

Well, that's a shame. Time for you to be on your way.

April 14, 2017 at 8:46 AM"

Your intolerance and discrimination is showing.<<

I still am missing something. Don't know what it is, perhaps working grey cells.

Anonymous said...

For any no-brainer that is clearly egregious, the TA will comment: a crime, MCIs or rent hike/stabilization issues. And any reason to support management will be acted on. Anything else, quality of like issues...forget it.

There really is no TA. It's really is just a group ruled by Susan Steinberg who threw her lot in with Dan Garodnick a long time ago.

So what Garodnick responds to, the TA responds to...and in kind.

As of Jan 2018, Garodnick will no longer be councilman. If replaced by someone in the clubhouse Garodnick mold, Steinberg will continue and the TA will continue BAU as of the last 12 years.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I await the day when Dan will be gone, but I fear we haven't heard the last of him.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

As part of my research, I will be telling people where to go and buy cheaper or where to go and buy for more money. I know there are residents who can afford to spend money, and don't give any thought to whipping out their credit card and paying more for whatever, but for the people that may be on a fixed income the extra charge can be hurtful. This info will be on the front page, on a sidebar.

Anonymous said...

A reminder of what they said when campaigning compared to what they achieved after 4 years in office. Once in office he went mute and did nothing to stop what he called outrageous. StuyTown is a full blown wall partitioned dorm.


https://town-village.com/2012/09/11/senate-hopeful-priorities-are-tenants-education-issues/

While speaking with residents in Stuy Town, Hoylman said he also heard residents’ concerns about the influx of college students and said that he thought the marketing of apartments to students should stop.

“For CWCapital and Rose Associates to market the property to college students, I don’t think it’s appropriate,” he said. “I understand that they’re putting up partitions in some spaces, and I think it’s outrageous.”

If elected, he said he would work with other East Side politicians “to make sure that stops. In the East Village, we had a problem with that, and now it’s Stuyvesant Town.”

Anonymous said...

"As part of my research, I will be telling people where to go and buy cheaper or where to go and buy for more money. I know there are residents who can afford to spend money, and don't give any thought to whipping out their credit card and paying more for whatever, but for the people that may be on a fixed income the extra charge can be hurtful. This info will be on the front page, on a sidebar."

Thank you, STR. I am one of those seniors who is on a fixed income and just about make it by the skin of my teeth. I really appreciate your blog and the fact that you take us into consideration when you write about this place. I certainly don't have $50 to spare for the so-called TA, although I was a member for many years when it was a real TA.

If I could move out of here, I would. Knowing how much Management despises us and wants us dead is not a nice feeling, but it makes me all the more determined to stay as young and healthy as I can! Benefits me and spites them and I like that!

Anonymous said...

Another fun read featured by that management tool Town and Village Newspaper. The story features a lottery winner who grew up here, getting a 1 BR PC apartment for $2900. She was so thrilled with the"hotel vibes" that the place gives off and is shown with a bunch of the Pig Stuy Town crap they sell(bag and slippers). Cannot see why anyone would move here from Tudor City but I guess her mother being here might be a reason. The part I find revolting is the big publicity push given to this story as she kvelled about how wonderful this sty is.

Anonymous said...

More fun from Town and Village. Rick has two new stoolies alongside him. Two more ineffective PR puppets.

Anonymous said...

"and i guess that post means treat the NOT real stabilized tenants what? badly? You're extremely vile."

You guess wrong. I meant that that the real RS people should not be singled out for bad treatment. Nobody should be treated badly, but as it is now, the real RS tenants are harassed and hated by Management (and some of the MR tenants) because they are paying lower rents. Instead of hating the RS tenants, the hate should be directed at Management for screwing the MR tenants by overcharging for living in anything BUT luxury. It's not the RS tenants' fault that the MR tenants are paying off Rob Speyer's unpaid debt. It's not our fault that Management is squeezing the last drop of blood out of MR tenants. Please don't tell me we are ALL RS, because that is just a play on words!

Anonymous said...

There is so much hate in this community now exacerbated by the TA negotiating unfair MCI deals punishing the rent stabilized tenants by giving them more than their fair share of the MCI charges to give the market rate tenants a break on MCI charges. From that moment it became clear they divided the community and created discrimination here now.

Anonymous said...

4:23. omg, stop STOP STOP.. We are all being harassed. They like NONE OF US to renew. JUST STOP.

Anonymous said...

Do we gete to pick which apartment we want when we win the lottery? She said she knew all the people on her floor at pcvstuy. HUH?

Anonymous said...

Can someone please clarify this bad treatment business? I moved here 40 years ago. Many others have been here longer. Is it a fact that market raters or anyone here really dislikes or wishes to treat badly anyone who is paying a lower rent? Why? Because they moved in years ago? I have not seen it and I don't believe it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

For sure that certain members of the Stuy Moms group wanted the older RS tenants to pay their "fare share." This was years ago, by now, but they even wanted some of these "leeches" out, if I remember correctly.

No one to my face has said they wanted me or the older true RS tenants out, but I wouldn't be surprised of that view among some. And, truthfully, a view is held by some going the opposite way. Me? I don't care who you are, I will treat you with respect. I'm pretty lucky with my neighbors for now, but it wasn't always this way.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>There is so much hate in this community now exacerbated by the TA negotiating unfair MCI deals punishing the rent stabilized tenants by giving them more than their fair share of the MCI charges to give the market rate tenants a break on MCI charges.<<

Please explain.

Anonymous said...

Maybe some in Stuy Moms suffered a moment of temporary insanity. "Paying fair share" makes no sense. No one should think for one second that long timers paying a higher rent would in any way lower the rents of the market-raters. It just doesn't work that way. Blackstone's MO is, was, and always will be to make the most money that it can all the time.

Anonymous said...

STR, I am not that initial poster about the TA and MCI's, but my guess is they are referring to the room count. Because the room count hasn't been updated, or even pursued by the TA, the MR's are paying less.

Anonymous said...

Seen today on this lovely Spring day in Pig Sty Town, an enthusiastic Pig Sty Town rep leading around a prospective group of tenants, all students of course. I dare Rick Hayduk to get up and say that Blackstone is not actively renting out to the universities and creating dorm dumps.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And Blackstone will say that the students are actively seeking Blackstone out and knocking at the door. "What can we do?" Blackstone will say. They have an answer for everything it seems.

Anonymous said...

April 15, 2017 at 9:03 AM
Count the rooms. They are packing more unrelated people into two bedroom flex so why are we paying the same? Why didn't the TA negotiate the MCI charges by room count? How is that fair to us? A two bedroom with a family versus a two bedroom flex with 4 unrelated students. That is 4 separate income sources from 4 different families.

Anonymous said...

"They have an answer for everything it seems."

More like an excuse for everything.

Anonymous said...

Why don't you open up your mouths to goddamn students being shepherded around here as prospective tenants???

What are you afraid of?

Why write all of these observations of misery without doing anything, even speaking up to the new jackasses who might be persuaded by your attitude that THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR THEM?

Anonymous said...

If Rick Hayduk says that Blackstone is not actively and vigorously renting to students and seeking students to rent here, then he is

A LIAR!!! A FUCKING LIAR!!!

Anonymous said...

No landlord really wants masses of students. They just cause trouble. Noise, drinking, smoking weed, making messes, disturbing neighbors.

But students are the key to making the vacancy allowance increase loophole work. Take away the vacancy allowance increase, and there is no incentive to rent to students.

The focus on management or on the TA with respect to this is misplaced.

Rent stabilization is controlled by Albany. Every local Democrat should be pointing to the dysfunction in Albany and to the inability of the Democratic party to straighten out its affairs in the state senate.

Anonymous said...

So true STR. They are the original cover-up artists.

Anonymous said...

"April 15, 2017 at 11:51 AM
Anonymous said...
Seen today on this lovely Spring day in Pig Sty Town, an enthusiastic Pig Sty Town rep leading around a prospective group of tenants, all students of course. I dare Rick Hayduk to get up and say that Blackstone is not actively renting out to the universities and creating dorm dumps."

You have it wrong. Rick Hayduk said they are not actively MARKETING to students. He also said it would be discriminatory not to rent to them. There will be students here forever and in increasing numbers because it makes it easy for Blackstone to churn apartments and raise rents.

PigStuyResident said...

Unbelievable!
Within one hour I saw seven couples clearly tourists or visitors rolling their wheelies with their luggage into PigStuyTown.
Two asked me for directions to "their" apartment.
Seems they couldn't find their own place...hmmm.
AIR BNB Rules!
What a joke this place has become.
Yet Rick Hydick and Management give us Summer Concerts, loud noise, and dog sh*t all over the place.

Anonymous said...

And as the major QOL issues continue with these universities treating Stuy Town as a dorm, we once again hear absolutely nothing from the TA. How Susan Steinberg shows her smiling face around this property is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

8:39 because that is just one of many laws being broken here by our landlord. Overcharges abound, old and new residents feel it, know it, we do nothing as we are powerless.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>If Rick Hayduk says that Blackstone is not actively and vigorously renting to students and seeking students to rent here<<

Blackstone doesn't have to actively market to students for students and their parents to go to the leasing office. As I think I've proved, colleges nearby do the advertising "work" for the students and get the word out about this place. Blackstone doesn't have to spend a dime.

Of course, Blackstone loves students because the students increase the turnover here and therefore the rent. I believe that many of the apartments here are already past their MR value and can rent for whatever Blackstone decides. Courtesy "the students."

Now if any property manager wanted, the financial guaranteers of the lease have to live here, rather than sign for someone else (like a student).... Has Blackstone done this?

Anonymous said...

April 15, 2017 at 9:38 PM and the Assembly. Silver may be gone but his loyal flock of mute sheep under him are still there and for that fact so are all those Silver appointed. The Assembly is as dirty as the Senate. Skelos and Silver are gone and good riddance but culling the herd is not complete.

Anonymous said...

April 15, 2017 at 8:39 PM STR blog has been on top of the DOB "no change in use occupancy" scandal" for years. The DOB permits all say no change in use occupancy, the DHCR is not counting the double triple rooms in apartments despite blueprints drawn and walls installed to maximize people to space ratio, the TA is not representing the tenants best interests with city agencies. The falsified DOB permits and records saying no change in Use and Occupancy on thousands of StuyTown permits where permanent families are replaced with unrelated students in bulk lease dorm housing is on de Blasio's watch and under his Commissioners he put in place at those agencies to help the developers push out permanent New York families. Count how many DOB permits for walls say no change in occupancy in your building!

Anonymous said...

The complaints here are indicative of much wider dissatisfaction. There is a tendency in any big city to roll with the punches and put up with a lot. And some will say this is all a part of living in a large vibrant city...leave if you don't like it. But there are times and places when quality of life, cost of living and other issues get bad enough to warrant action even from the most resigned.

The problem is...the only way voices can really be heard in any district is through the councilman. It's just set up that way in the city charter.

In our district people seem to be overly grateful whenever Garodnick decides to pay attention and do anything at all. If the issues here aren't big enough to be leveraged into a campaign for mayor, he's just not there. You're more likely to find him in a REBNY get-together having his picture taken. Cannot have another councilman like this just looking to make a name.

Anonymous said...

"Rent stabilization is controlled by Albany. Every local Democrat should be pointing to the dysfunction in Albany and to the inability of the Democratic party to straighten out its affairs in the state senate."

True. Unfortunately, the NY Democrats are not much better than the Republicans. They look out for themselves and themselves only. DeBlasio and Garodnick sold us down the river to the ever-hungry, rapaciously greedy, notoriously despicable Blackstone.

Anonymous said...

"Now if any property manager wanted, the financial guaranteers of the lease have to live here, rather than sign for someone else (like a student).... Has Blackstone done this?"

Don't be silly! Of course they haven't!

Anonymous said...

April 16, 2017 at 9:11 AM

Blackstone let StuyTown be a website header destination advertised on nearly every student rental website. That advertising approval is a corporate decision.

Anonymous said...

Walking around our area today I counted about 50 dog urine stains and 3 feces smears. All the nice flowers are just putting lipstick on a pig.

Anonymous said...

Again: why is nobody using their voice to the morons here?

People making a noisy commotion about hellish conditions every single day WIIl most assuredly start receiving all sorts of attention.

Landlords and politicians might just be the last humans with whom to deal.

Stop behaving like frightened children. Push back.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The "push back" is occurring here and there. And, as I said, it takes time. You may not hear about it for a while. As to confronting people, I would be against it if these people are kinda innocent. A party of students, aside from the backstory that we mentioned, should be confronted how? why? If you want to confront, Blackstone is not hiding.

Anonymous said...

This is a smoking building complex most of the tenants living here are smokers. If you or your family have smoke related problems, best to not rent here. This is a smokers heaven.

Anonymous said...

Tishman-Speyer discovered too late that students were the answer to their problems. Once that became known, CW Capital and Blackstone did/are doing what any owner would do. It's just simple capitalism combined with the vacancy allowance increase loophole out of Albany. You can protest Blackstone not following its own rules. Anything else is useless. You'd be targeting willful blind eyes and deaf ears. This is strictly a matter of money talks. It's Albany and the state senate you should be talking about.

Anonymous said...

Why are they still allowing to rent to all of these students? I thought this was going to stop? They have destroyed this place!

Anonymous said...

@April 16 at 8:25 PM. Do you practice what you preach? If so, please tell us how well it goes over. I suspect you are all mouth and no action and no better than the people you are preaching to when it comes to pushing back.

Anonymous said...

"Why are they still allowing to rent to all of these students? I thought this was going to stop? They have destroyed this place!"

Because they are LIARS. They are LIARS. Blackstone is notorious for being a lying, community-crushing, life-destroying mega corporation of greed and destruction. THAT is what DeBlasio and Garodnick foisted on us. With other people's money, I might add.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Why are they still allowing to rent to all of these students? I thought this was going to stop? They have destroyed this place!<<

As is said by Blackstone, they (Blackstone) can't stop anyone from renting an apartment here. Of course, they have ways, if they want do, but they don't.

Anonymous said...

11:54:

Yes, I practice what I preach. Individuals and groups (family groups, groups of children, idiots misbehaving in diverse ways) have all seen and heard me attempt to correct their behaviors.

Sometimes I am solo; sometimes I involve Security.

Results? Varied. Surprisingly, sometimes successful.

Action. Faith in your righteousness.

Anonymous said...

7:45:

Dorm parties: call Security, the police, 311.

Knock on the door as hard and loudly and OFTEN as it takes to shut them down.

It works if you are willing to do it.

Anonymous said...

Blackstone does not have to rent to anyone who comes down the pike. True, they can't discriminate on the grounds of race, etc., but they can insist on certain criteria to be met. They could rent only to people who are gainfully employed, have a good credit record and they could refuse to rent to students if they stopped the bulk contracts with the colleges. They don't have to let this place become a dorm. Do you see other landlords renting to hoards of students and cramming them in? It is a landlord's right to insist on certain criteria to be met, just as co-op boards don't have to let anybody they consider unsuitable to buy shares. Blackstone is a private landlord and could, if they wanted to, set a much higher bar for who they rent to.

Anonymous said...

Management has to look into former Met life who are current employees. Constant info on subletting illegally due to 'who you still know from met'.

Anonymous said...

IOE it is not students living above, it is a family (the dad is at least 40) who refuses to get carpeting. Wondering why they just out n out refuse and why our LL refuses to request them to purchase and install. What sort of tenants behave this way , refusing to adhere to a lease and being a fucking PITA to neighbors I just can't understand what class of people does this.

Anonymous said...

RULES TO BE OBEYED? NOT HERE, ONLY RULE THAT IS ENFORCED IS RENT DUE DATE. REAL STRICT ON THAT TOO. REAL STRICT.

Anonymous said...

"Paying fair share" makes no sense. No one should think for one second that long timers paying a higher rent would in any way lower the rents of the market-raters. It just doesn't work that way. Blackstone's MO is, was, and always will be to make the most money that it can all the time."

Of course, all true.
But people aren't logical, they're emotional, and spiteful, and petty. and the MR people don't want RS to pay more bc it will lower anyone's rent, or because it's logical. They just want RS to pay more out of spite, bc they were stupid enough to pay more.

Anonymous said...

I hate this place too.

Anonymous said...

"This is a smoking building complex most of the tenants living here are smokers. If you or your family have smoke related problems, best to not rent here. This is a smokers heaven."

yeah most "luxury" and new construction is now non-smoking, no smoking allowed anywhere on the property. this is exactly a smokers' heaven, it's disgusting. I wouldn't live here with kids bc of all the second hand smoke seeping into the apartments. every day I see people standing right under the windows, smoking.

Anonymous said...

2 29 maybe they just think youre a nasty person and therefore have no good intentions towards you.

Anonymous said...

Having two very small children, I can't just go up and down and knock and pound at 1 am, then at 2 am. Yeah.No.

Anonymous said...

signs up saying don't smoke close to the building entrances. but no sign saying don't let your mutt pee on the building entrances. how dumb is that?

Anonymous said...

A vote for this guy to be re-elected as governor is a vote for Blackstone. If you approve of how he ran NY Housing that has put NYC in a housing crisis then let's all get behind this candidate and his former chairman of housing, former secretary to Governor and now head of 2018 re-election campaign.

http://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/spin-cycle/mulrow-moves-from-cuomo-secretary-to-campaign-1.13481496


ALBANY — In an administration shuffle, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday that Bill Mulrow is leaving as secretary to the governor to become head of Cuomo’s 2018 re-election campaign.


Mulrow had served as secretary since January 2015. Before that, he was an executive at the Blackstone Group, a Manhattan-based asset management firm that specializes in hedge fund and private-equity strategies.

A former unsuccessful candidate for state comptroller, Mulrow also had served as chairman of the state Housing Finance Agency and the State of New York Mortgage Agency.

Anonymous said...

Noise issues? Two can play that game. Even college students need rest. In my building we had a particularly disturbing apartment filled with yahoo boys. They liked to party and make noise all night long. They disturbed everyone. In normal fashion management did nothing. So the tenants that were affected and some others got together and hatched a plan to give what they get. So starting at 6 or 7 A.M. stereos went on, jumping on floors and banging on walls started. Several people rang their downstairs bell until someone answered and then said sorry wrong apartment. This lasted a brief time until they were complaining that they had tests and couldn't study. Believe it or not Donalda actually followed up on their complaints however she was met with resounding laughter and community denials. The parties ended soon after.

PS Finals time is a great time to get revenge!!

Anonymous said...

I agree with 1:09 that Blackstone could be more discriminating in whom they rent to. The problem is that they would have to plateau market rate rents. They are unwilling to put a lid on the rents, showing their greed. Given the abnormally high rents in a non-luxury complex, apartments will not be filled unless you rent out blocks as dorms and hotels. Unfortunately we have management who would rather keep jacking up rents and filling the apartments with students than attract a more appealing demo. This is not how they presented themselves at the first tenant meeting after they took over. Pure trickery and phony PR.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Seen about 10 minutes ago. There actually was a PS officer in the small booth. A bicycle came around the Oval. No response.

Report: A-okay, Chief.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>In an administration shuffle, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced Monday that Bill Mulrow is leaving as secretary to the governor to become head of Cuomo’s 2018 re-election campaign.<<


They never leave. Just change office and position.

Anonymous said...

Has anybody seen the 70th Anniversary exhibition at Oval Studio? I haven't seen it because I'm afraid to. The reason I'm afraid is because the email blurb from Management says it shows where we've been and where we're headed. It's the "where we are headed bit that scares me.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:35 pm -- I love it! I had some students downstairs from me who would party until 5 am and Donalda did fuck all (which is all she ever did), so after they quietened down, I would get my vacuum cleaner out. Give the carpets a good going over, roll back the rugs and give the bare boards a good going over. I have a very heavy upright vacuum cleaner that sounds like a jet engine taking off. Of course, I managed to bump into the legs of the bed and the walls too. I scraped up a bit of paint, but the bitches downstairs got the message and asked me to stop.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yeah, it's a nice day.

But seen: two dogs inside the fountain area; bicycles riding around the Oval. No lanyards on many dogs. Did I mention it's a nice day?

Anonymous said...

"Pure trickery and phony PR."
You got that right. The worse of the worst phonies are the career politicians doing deals behind our backs with the developers.
STR is the only place to get the truth.

"As is said by Blackstone, they (Blackstone) can't stop anyone from renting an apartment here. Of course, they have ways, if they want do, but they don't."

April 17, 2017 at 11:57 AM

and the reposting by a commentator who is right, it all comes back to this STR post:

http://stuytownreport.blogspot.com/2016/01/please-dear-lord-no.html

The commentator at January 25, 2016 at 6:47 PM got it right about Pfizer and zero taxes paid because these billionaires do whatever they want to do thanks to the career politicians.

This blog has it all. STR is right. They say they are fighting for their constituents while really they are making deals for Blackstone. The biggest reason for the StuyTown Students is the 11 term Congresswoman.

Here are the gala Flickr photos. Scroll halfway to see the career Congresswoman with your landlord Blackstone celebrating the $3 billion gift China gave Blackstone in 2007 which your landlord thanks China for in his speech in the below video. StuyTown was a done deal in 2007 when the $3 billion was given to Blackstone.
You cannot believe a single word that comes out of a career politician's mouth.
Key photos halfway down, the Congresswoman with your landlord, your landlord's wife (and her close dear friend), with bailed-out-gimme-40 billion-more AIG head, ..

https://www.flickr.com/photos/nationalcommittee/sets/72157658510607343

10 minute 46 second mark is the 11 term Congresswoman and the 40 minute mark is your landlord talking about his students, college and the $3 billion dollars from China, the first time since World War 2 that China did this. It is a real slap in the face to American veterans.

https://www.ncuscr.org/content/video-2015-gala-dinner

Honoring Blackstone and Pfizer by the biggest, historical, government bailed out AIG who has the audacity to turn around and sue the government for another 40 billion in 2014 because YOLO

The student dorms are here to stay and the permanent residents are getting tossed out by the career politicians who are celebrating at this gala:

https://www.ncuscr.org/2015gala

"The National Committee on U.S.-China Relations held its annual black-tie Gala Dinner on Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.

The evening recognized Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman & CEO of Blackstone, and Ian C. Read, Chairman & CEO of Pfizer, Inc. Both companies are dedicated supporters of the National Committee and of constructive U.S.-China relations, and their long-term investments and philanthropy in China have helped strengthen bilateral relations.

Blackstone has invested in China and globally on behalf of Chinese investors for nearly a decade, through offices in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai. In 2013, Mr. Schwarzman founded Schwarzman Scholars, a highly selective, one-year master’s degree program at Tsinghua University in Beijing designed to prepare the next generation of global leaders for the 21st century. Blackstone and Mr. Schwarzman are being honored for continued high-level engagement with China in business, government, education, and philanthropy."

YOLO 40 billion lawsuit
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/10/15/remember-the-182-billion-aig-bailout-it-just-wasn-t-generous-enough.html

Cuomo rids of rent stabilization housing subsidies after he runs the housing market into a crisis mode and his billionaire failure friends get subsidies and bailouts as AIG who is celebrating at the gala.

As they say YOLO because Blackstone can do whatever they want thanks to their career politicians friends and hey, why not give AIG head 40 billion more too.

Anonymous said...

"Having two very small children, I can't just go up and down and knock and pound at 1 am, then at 2 am. Yeah.No."

IF you don't have carpets, and you have two very small children, you are probably the one making the noise.

Anonymous said...

"IOE it is not students living above, it is a family (the dad is at least 40) who refuses to get carpeting. Wondering why they just out n out refuse and why our LL refuses to request them to purchase and install. What sort of tenants behave this way , refusing to adhere to a lease and being a fucking PITA to neighbors I just can't understand what class of people does this."

Same
have you tried the banging techniques described here. theyve worked for me.
fuck donalda and that new bitch they brought in to replace her

Anonymous said...

Why even bother having a TA?

Anonymous said...

dog days are back. yaaay. let's all celebrate and be joyful for the 10% here who are responsible for all the urine stains on buildings and sidewalks.

Anonymous said...

People on the FB page rent their apartments quite often for a few days, a few weeks, I guess it is ok to do this, right all? Blackstone landlord doesn't seem to mind, so let's go for it.

Anonymous said...

1. What techniques that work here?
2. Who replaced Donalda? apologies, very much out of the loop on this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I think I'll take a vacation. This seems like the perfect place:

https://www.vrbo.com/350493?unitId=350493?utm_source=Facebook.com&utm_medium=display&utm_term=631991

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I think one of the things that impresses me is the lack of those damn ugly and dirt-magnet carpets. I like a floor that is mostly clear of that:

https://www.vrbo.com/350493?unitId=350493?utm_source=Facebook.com&utm_medium=display&utm_term=631991

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And did I mention this: I very much like the Management--because they know what people really like!

Anonymous said...

It would seem obvious that AirBnb is just okey dokey and fine. If it were not fine with the powers that be, they would post that sign. They love to post signs. I did not see one that says AIRBNB ON our premises is illegal. Did you?

I do know that our friends around NYC have this rule in their dwellings, in full force and with signage.

Anonymous said...

The best way to fight noisy neighbors is reporting it on record to 311 and taking them on in the courts. Confrontations between neighbors escalate the problem by more than double as you are both now being a nuisance and one upping each other. If they are a nuisance chances are they are not someone of rational mind and are not someone you want to deal with in person. Report them to 311 and let the police deal with them. If that does not work to get them to stop the noise, then take the leaseholders and occupants to court.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

You will get no peace. Workers are continually drilling to put in those AC units below the windows. Any new "upgrade" will get one. There are a lot of apartments that do not have this, but they will. Just takes time. By then maybe everything will be knocked down anyway.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I didn't take my camera, which I regret. An ST truck was picking up all the bicycles it could from the "storage" areas. I guess the bike riders and their children were warned, but still.... I assume you can pick up your bike someplace. It actually broke my heart to see the tricycles taken out. For children.

Good job, Blackstone. I assume now that all the "rules" will be enforced?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I have followed all the rules for posting on the TA site, but still no go. Either they, the TA, is incompetent or they just don't want another "troublesome" voice there.

Anonymous said...

"People on the FB page rent their apartments quite often for a few days, a few weeks, I guess it is ok to do this, right all? Blackstone landlord doesn't seem to mind, so let's go for it."

How would you know this? I've never seen anybody on the TA fb page advertise that they rent out their apartments.

Anonymous said...

Bicycles bad

Dig shit ok.

Thanks Rick.

Anonymous said...

"Troublesome", or otherwise said they don't want a truthful tenant voice there.

Anonymous said...

Wow, the TA makes Facebook posts about Dan AND Blackstone in the same day. How much is Blackstone paying the TA to be their on-property management consultants?

I would not trust a single person associated with the TA anymore, not just Steinberg. Who knows what Blackstone is using them for, but I'm sure it doesn't have the tenants best interests in mind.

Anonymous said...

"I have followed all the rules for posting on the TA site, but still no go. Either they, the TA, is incompetent or they just don't want another "troublesome" voice there."

Do the TA fb admins know who you are? If they do, then they know they would be admitting their Public Enemy Number One! ;-)

Anonymous said...

I am a"troublesome" voice and they added me even after I dropped out once. They have so many management stoolies that they more than make up for the people who tell it like it is. Like today people are posting how clean and quiet PigSty Town is. I am too tired to argue and anyway, more of them just come out of the woodwork.

Anonymous said...

Report them to 311 and let the police deal with them. If that does not work to get them to stop the noise, then take the leaseholders and occupants to court


lmao
You are delusional. 311 does not verify noise complaints, and they can't enforce any kind of "quiet rules"
The police don't show up when you call 311.
Here's how it works--you can file an online complaint with 311, and if the police aren't doing anything else, they may come and investigate. lol right:

"You can make a complaint about noise from your neighbor including loud music or television, talking, and moving or dragging of furniture. Officers from your local police precinct will respond when they are not handling emergencies.

You can also contact your tenant association, building owner, or super for help if a neighbor in your building is often noisy."
In other words, don't bother the police, call your landlord. Which is reasonable.

"The New York City Police Department takes Service Requests about noise from neighbors, streets, sidewalks, clubs, bars, stores, businesses, vehicles, parks, and houses of worship. Officers from the local police precinct respond to those noise complaints when they are not handling emergencies. The officers will be able to take action if the noise is still happening when they arrive"
IF THE NOISE IS STILL HAPPENING WHEN THEY ARRIVE (3 hours later. If you're lucky.)


"To get a record of noise complaints against a tenant, a landlord must make a Freedom of Information Law (FOIL) request to the New York Police Department by writing:
"
Obviously, management will never want to get a record of complaints against a tenant. They have a record of complaints already. They take no action.

And last but not least, your suggestion to contact 311-- here's the page you get when you click "report a noisy neighbor"
User Alert

Emergency assistance is not available through this Service Request.

Call 911 to report:

A crime or medical emergency
Fighting, screaming, gunshots, explosions, or suspicious breaking of glass or wood
Noise from a large party or crowd that is causing danger
Any other noise that sounds like a crime might be in progress or someone might be hurt

Click Start if you accept a non-emergency response from the New York Police Department. Click Cancel and call 911 if emergency response is required."

In other words, NYPD doesn't give a shit about your noisy neighbor unless someone is being killed (and why would they, frankly)
but you keep right on contacting 311. meanwhile, I'll be writing my complaints down on a tiny scrap of paper and throwing them into the East River--will have exactly the same effect.

Anonymous said...

It is probably a BS employee posting here telling us to call 311 cause they know it's useless.

Anonymous said...

i can deal with the dog and the smoking and the unkept basement, i cannot deal with the overcharges and the phony mci and the double dipping no one seems to discuss now.

Anonymous said...

"In other words, NYPD doesn't give a shit about your noisy neighbor unless someone is being killed (and why would they, frankly)
but you keep right on contacting 311. meanwhile, I'll be writing my complaints down on a tiny scrap of paper and throwing them into the East River--will have exactly the same effect."

This is BS. I have used 311 (311 on line-and I double dip as well by calling PS) to report noise and they will come by (the 13th precinct) if they are available. I have the 311 email confirms (4 confirms) as proof and I have gone to the 13th precinct itself to confirm this as well so lay off the BS.

Anonymous said...

I have the 311 email confirms (4 confirms) as proof

-you can write whatever delusional stupidity you want here and claim you have proof.
post them here. put up or shut up
oh yes, I also have proof that aliens are responsible for crop circles. they emailed me four times.
"I have gone to the 13th precinct itself to confirm this as well"
Im sure you have. and Im sure they laughed in your face when you went there, or perhaps as soon as you were out the door

Anonymous said...

This is 8.26 PM again. 6.36 PM has conveniently left out the "Noise - Residential" 311 option from his post so that one can then avoid 911 and go direct to 311 on line to report “Noise – Residential”. Here is the first 311 link:


https://www1.nyc.gov/apps/311universalintake/form.htm

It says:

“User Alert

<Emergency assistance is not available through this Service Request.

Call 911 to report:

A crime or medical emergency
Fighting, screaming, gunshots, explosions, or suspicious breaking of glass or wood
Noise from a large party or crowd that is causing danger
Any other noise that sounds like a crime might be in progress or someone might be hurt
Click Start if you accept a non-emergency response from the New York Police Department. .

The key words “non-emergency”. So by clicking “Start”, the 311 link then gives you the option to report “Noise – Residential”. Again, I have confirmed via the 311 email confirms and a direct verbal response from the 13th's front desk that the 13th will respond. You are saying that they don't. Again, cut out the BS.


Stuy Town Reporter said...

From my experience, the 13th doesn't want to get involved if they don't have to. They will let PS take care of business if it is not a high priority. Again, my experience.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Do the TA fb admins know who you are? If they do, then they know they would be admitting their Public Enemy Number One! ;-)<<

Not sure. That said, I am for what the TA is for: affordability, tenant affairs working and that the "rules" are enforced. Surely, the TA doesn't see that as a challenge?

Anonymous said...

"you can write whatever delusional stupidity you want here and claim you have proof.
post them here. put up or shut up"


Guess what DB, I have emailed one of my 311 NYPD PDF confirms to STR. "The Police Department responded to the complaint and took action to fix the condition". Busted. BTW, have you ever even been to the 13th? I guess you must be one of those Blackstone/SPS trolls who don't want anything to be on record or done to improve the QOL here.

Anonymous said...

I was "banned for life" (their words) from the TA website because I called them out for their BS.

Anonymous said...

Illegal drugs being smoked below me. Called 13th precient. Problem solved in 25 minutes.
Don't be afraid to call. It is your right. PS is a waste of time. Go right to the source.
You here that Rick? Genius.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The wheels turn slowly, but they do turn. This may seem small, but "club" cars do not have a license plate. Other than by description of the driver and where his car originates, one doesn't have much to go on. Of course, for the swift, there are photos and even videos.

Oh, and I saw outside of Gracefully, a ST club car run a red light, as if it didn't exist. Soon I will take this a step further.

Anonymous said...

"Guess what DB, I have emailed one of my 311 NYPD PDF confirms to STR. "The Police Department responded to the complaint and took action to fix the condition". Busted. BTW, have you ever even been to the 13th? I guess you must be one of those Blackstone/SPS trolls who don't want anything to be on record or done to improve the QOL here"

LOL, I see nothing posted here. Regardless: you're totally missing the point. you are a moron if you think that "response," which you could have written yourself, means anything substantive. Of course the NYPD put in their little police blotter that they took action to fix the condition. that's how they wrap up these community issues that they don't actually waste their time on.
Are you seriously advocating calling 911 for a noise complaint? The 311 internet site specifically states to call 911 for a LIFE THREATENING situation. You do not call 911 for someone playing music or moving furniture.
(To the other poster--you're also missing the point. I've called 911 for drug use outside the building. And yes, they eventually respond. Not the same as a noise complaint.)

And I very much doubt: Have you even called 911? ever, in your life? the first thing they say is "state your emergency." You then respond, "I hear someone loudly moving furniture and their kids are running up and down the hallway." the operator curses you out for wasting her time and hangs up. In fact, It's a crime to call 911 if you don't have a genuine emergency. the noise is annoying. but no one is in danger and no one is being killed. (unless I go upstairs and throttle the people who keep stomping around their goddamn apartment. which I have weighed the pros and cons of doing.)

You seriously sound like some 15 year old boy typing in a basement talking about your "contacts" at the 13th precinct. How old are you? Go ask a grownup before you use the phone next time.

Anonymous said...

STR, all one needs is a phone/camera and to stand on 20th Street near either of the loop entrances and wait. It wont be long before a club car comes zooming by from Peter Cooper into the Sty or vice versa. 9 times out of 10 you should be able to catch them doing something illegal.
- Texting and driving
- Jaydriving (like jaywalking, just in a golf cart)
- Going against traffic
These are just a few of the hourly occasions in the Sty.

On another note, someone posted on the Town and Village blog about the $75,000 that the TA received from the Roberts settlement, which they claimed they weren't privy too. Any investigative insight into this?

FYI, you are the man for all that you do for us!

Anonymous said...

"I was "banned for life" (their words) from the TA website because I called them out for their BS."

What BS did you call them out on? Was John Marsh the one who banned you? He used to run that website like a little old school marm. Very prissy and controlling man.

Anonymous said...

when you called 13th nipped, did they show up and knock on door or what exactly. i have same next door, but the tenants who smoke pot, won't answer door.

Anonymous said...

"Oh, and I saw outside of Gracefully, a ST club car run a red light, as if it didn't exist. Soon I will take this a step further."

Only cars stop at that light on 19th street. ST vehicles and bikes blow right through the lights on both the service road and First Avenue. To date the 13th precinct hasn't issued one ticket to either group despite resident complaints. It's important to note that the commanding officer of the 13th is referred to by insiders in the NYPD as a "legacy". In other words, he got his job from family connections not ability and we all suffer because of it.

Anonymous said...

4:03: Please consider knocking Very Very loudly on the door repeatedly and also in more creative ways than are prudent for me to list.

Anonymous said...

The smell was coming from their door and a summons was issued with a warning. The complaint was also going to be forwarded to Management.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Unbelievable but, as you know, true. So there is a PS officer standing next to the security office, the big one. Again, I should have my camera, but I was just "chilling."

So... Six, yes, six bike riders on those Citibank bicycles pass casually right in front of him. Do they stop? Are they warned? No, they continue on their way around the Oval. The next few minutes a guy on another Citibank bicycle passes him the opposite way. Does the PS guard say anything?... No. Next... I see a delivery guy on a bicycle. For some reason, I'm giving the PS guard some slack. He's kinda new. But now the delivery guy must be stopped. Surely. Well, the PS guard TURNS HIS BACK as the delivery guy is close and walks the other way.

Chief, all clear and a-okay!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I've not pass a few comments that were more "rigorous" toward fellow commentators than I would like.

Anonymous said...

PS and Management don't give a rat's ass about the quality of life here. All Management cares about is money. PS has to follow Management's instructions. We used to have a very highly qualified and high quality Security Department here, but Managements since MetLife have cut their balls off and make them do the absolute minimum when it comes to Quality of Life enforcement. It's really not the fault of PS; it's the fault of money-hungry "Management" that cherishes profit over safety, decent QOL and enforcement of weak-as-water rules.

Bottom line: we are on our own here. We have a Management that does not manage (except to rake in the gelt) and a PS/Security force that has been castrated and reduced to the level of mall cops. Rick and his crew should return to Boca and take care of some assisted living place for little old Jewish retirees who only care that the iced tea is really cold and the bagels are fresh. They could take care of that kind of scene with utmost competency. Put them in charge of a diverse, multi-cultural, all-across-the-spectrum of New Yorkers and they are lost.

No matter how much they want to turn this place into a dedicated dorm, they are not going to achieve that unless they kick out all of the tenants who are not of the dorm demo, and there are a lot - and I mean a lot - of people here who do not fall into that demo. Those of us who are not of the dorm demo will continue to complain and dig our heels in and demand respect and consideration unless and until they change their attitude. We are not all senior citizens on the brink of death. Some of us (many of us) are hard-working, middle-class folk who are here a long time and are raising children and (hopefully) grandchildren here. We are NOT going to move out and we are not going to just lie down and take the shit that is hurled in our direction by this poor excuse for a management company. Tishman Speyer and CWC couldn't beat us down and it will take a hell of a lot more than a bunch of arseholes from Boca to do that!

Sure, we don't have a Tenants Association any more and our "community" rag, T&V is a tool of Management, but we should not be underestimated in our resolve and innate New York core of toughness to withstand and prevail over even the shittiest of Managements and corrupt politicians. Managements and politicians come and go. We stay.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Blackstone and its reps (to include some of the PS people) are skilled at what they are doing, which is in part dealing with tenants who have problems, whatever the problems may be. I recognize that, and I'm not out to "get" anyone.

That said, I can only go by what my eyes see and not go by too much the explanations from Blackstone. (I call these explanations "excuses," but I'll let the matter drop for now.)

This is what I see when I go outside: Five minutes do not go by (and I'm being generous; I'd say less time)--five minutes do not go by in which I see one of the "rules" being broken. Management and its reps may claim differently, but this is WHAT I SEE. I have photos to prove it, but I can and will have more.

Basically, this property is not being run the way it should be run. The "rules" are there, but the rules are not being enforced with any visible frequency. I think that everybody who is aware and cares knows this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Sure, we don't have a Tenants Association any more and our "community" rag, T&V is a tool of Management, but we should not be underestimated in our resolve and innate New York core of toughness to withstand and prevail over even the shittiest of Managements and corrupt politicians. Managements and politicians come and go. We stay.<<

Bears repeating. Even though I really would like to fully relax and not battle anyone. But then I go outside....

Stuy Town Reporter said...

On this one you both laugh and cry at the same time.

Unbelievably, but all too believe, Stuy Town now has a pig!

Yes, even though pigs are banned as pets, ST or PCV has a pig, and here is the proof:

https://town-village.com/2017/04/18/dog-days-are-here-again/#more-15476

The Town & Village blog published photos of our "Dog Days" event and included in the photos was a pig. A tenant brought in a pig to partake of the event.

Now the piglet looks sweet, but now I fear for his/her life. Did anyone say "bacon"? Management, you cannot allow pigs to your events or to be "residents" here. I'm trying to seriously address the quality of life issues, and a pig is at your event.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I should read this T&V blog more often:

https://town-village.com/2017/04/20/stuy-town-man-robbed-by-guests/#comments

"A 24-year-old Stuyvesant Town resident was robbed in his building by a group of seven people he had invited back to his apartment last Saturday at 4:20 a.m."

Read the story yourself. Again, unbelievable, but believable.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Ed Wood said it best:

https://youtu.be/qro7oBzUBos

Anonymous said...

The pig belongs here. It is called Pig Sty Town.

Anonymous said...

The pig is probably cleaner and better behaved than most of the two-legged pigs who live here.

Anonymous said...

3% hike on leases. 3%!!!! WHAT THE F.