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AN OFFER: PAY ME ONE DOLLAR FOR EVERY INFRACTION THAT I SEE--A UNCOVERED MATTRESS ON THE LOOP, DOG DO-DO NOT PICKED UP, OUTSIDE DOGS BEING WALKED INTO ST OR PCV. ONE DOLLAR FOR ONE PHOTO. I KNOW MANAGEMENT READS THIS BLOG, SO ACCEPT MY OFFER. BLACKSTONE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER.

As we see, nothing much is being done about the many complaints residents have: the discarded furniture on the loops, including the illegal discarding of uncovered mattress; the outside dogs that are infrequently checked for that blue ST lanyard, and their owners escorted out if they don't have one; the lack of R7-2 clarity from our local politicians who seem to be delaying and delaying; the club cars that go this way and that, and many times against regular traffic rules; the failure of our TA to even address those issues, etc. On top of that, residents near the building of the subway extension on 14 Street have had to endure noise and health issues at all hours of the day and night. This is not the way to live. Because of these facts, and a few more, a new representation has to happen. This is where Stuyvesant Town Tenants Advocacy comes in. There are no dues, and plans are underway to get the group doing something proactive about our complaints. The time for submitting our complaints to Management, Public Safety and Blackstone is over.

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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:



Wednesday, September 13, 2017

New BIG Signs Come to the Oval, But...

Here are some of the signs. You can't miss them. Impossible. Almost intrusive.





I figured that this was a good idea, as some are not seeing the original much smaller signs, or so they say. Plus, it is a shaming sign, so large....  So I waited a few minutes.... Two moving bicycles go by and the people head to Oval Cafe. I decided hell's bells, I may as well ask them why they passed the BIG signs that are now at all points of the Oval. I was nice and just doing my STR duty.

The response: Aside from one of them, the male, getting instantly belligerent, the response was because they, the bicyclists, are "defiant." A few other words were spoken, which I won't get into. ;-)

Anyway, I decided to walk around and check out the other signs. I saw two speeding bicyclists around the Oval, one of whom was a delivery person. The BIG signs were ignored.

Okay, so I'm about to head home and what do I spot? A woman leaving the Oval Fountain area...with her dog.

BIG signs, but I guess they are not working right now.

89 comments:

Anonymous said...

This place would be much better without any signs stating the rules. If Management and PS are not going to enforce rules, why make the place look worse than it already does with cluttered signs?

I seriously wonder who we have running this place, and how they got their jobs... it's pure incompetence!

My Dog Sh*ts Wherever and Whenever He Wants said...

4:15PM, Wednesday, just walked around the Oval to see the new signage.
I saw a little dog, a pomerainian perhaps ,lift its leg and piss all over the NO Dogs Allowed sign. Woman just walked away.
Ten minutes later after completing a loop around the Oval I saw a bigger dog, maybe a german shepard, take a massive shit on the flower bed right by the No Dogs Allowed sign. Owner, a male perhaps in his early 20's, just walked away.
Thank you, Rick, for the rigid enforcement of THE RULES.
hahahaha...would be funny if not so sad.

Anonymous said...

Pretty sure those "No Dog" signs mean that dogs cannot go in that little area, not the entire oval.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The entire Oval Fountain area is covered by the center sign. But dogs can "go" anywhere at the Oval except that fountain area and dirt-paths on either side of the grass area.

Anonymous said...

STR
If rules were enforced, dogs would not be allowed in the oval area you mentioned. Because rules are not enforced, dogs and bikes are allowed wherever the hell they want to go.

Those signs are merely to protect themselves when the lawsuits come from people getting hit by bikers.

Anonymous said...

If people lived here permanently rather than temporarily then there would be no need for signs because everyone would know the rules and have vested interests in the quality of life. The transient nature of the temporary residents requires signs and apparently big signs with big letters cluttered all over the place hitting the transients over the head! Transients are not dummies, they are ignorant. surely there is a better way to educate transients then these big cluttered signs.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Blackstone doesn't listen and doesn't listen... It is simple: Enforce. But Blackstone doesn't. Lots of rules. And now BIG signs you cannot miss. Little enforcement, however.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised that money-hungry Blackstone doesn't dish out fines for infractions.

Anonymous said...

I agree that that the transient nature of the Pig Stuy contributes to the lack of rule enforcement. These temporary residents could care less and their guests who come in and out are just as bad. No screening if tenants and you get a dump. Rick and company are a farce.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I'm surprised that money-hungry Blackstone doesn't dish out fines for infractions.<<

The most important thing is to get bodies into the rooms (live bodies!). Infractions? Not so important when faced with angering a certain portion of tenants. So just signs.

Meanwhile angering another portion of tenants who would like some enforcement? These have to considered "good" tenants that, so Blackstone thinks, will just suck it up in the end.

Bottom line: Enforcement of certain rules is not a priority. That's the truth. If it was....

Anonymous said...

More signs? Just goes to show you how bad it is around here. It is at the point of sheer ridiculousness! Still waiting for a senior manager to call me back. It's been two weeks now. This place is horrible. Sorry I ever signed a lease here.

Anonymous said...

They just don't get it! This place looks horrible. I am embarrassed in having any family or friends to see all of this. This place is run horribly. They are SOO STUPID, it's beyond comprehension.

Anonymous said...

NO this, NO that, ON and ON and ON!! It never stops here. This stuff never happened here 15 years ago. This management couldn't run a bath!!

Anonymous said...

No dogs and no bicycles were ever permitted here a while ago. No problems! Now that you want them, you got them, and ALL the headaches they come along with. Message to Management? "Suffer like a dog!!" You are SOO stupid!

Anonymous said...

Blackstone knows that the only tenants who care about the enforcement of the rules are the tenants who don't break the rules. We are the ones who consider our apartments to be our homes and who would like the property to be maintained in a clean and safe manner. Unfortunately, we are the tenants that Blackstone wants to drive out because we (especially the real RS) are not as profitable as the students and transients.

When I went to the Oval on Saturday to see what was happening with the Pols on Parade, I saw Rick standing around chatting. I also saw many, many AirbnB people rolling their luggage around. I went up to one bunch just to ask them for directions (pretended I didn't know where I was) and they couldn't speak English and were the ones who were actually lost.

Speaking of lost, this place is a lost cause.

Anonymous said...

The signs are really working out. NOT!

Anonymous said...

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign
Blockin' out the scenery, breakin' my mind
Do this, don't do that, can't you read the sign?

Tommyboy said...

I think more bigger signs are needed, the message needs to clearer! Staff ignores signage all the time, more ramps, more golf carts, mo mo mo

Anonymous said...

It is official.


Harvard Business School’s Latest Case Study Looks at American Politics and Finds a Rigged System
The political-industrial complex has taken over from American citizens, Harvard study says

The U.S. political system isn’t broken. It’s working exactly the way the two main parties designed it.


That’s the conclusion of a new Harvard Business School study. Authors Katherine Gehl, former president and CEO of Gehl Foods, and Michael Porter, a professor at the school, apply business theory to the U.S. political system and find an industry that works for Democratic and Republican organizations, big donors, pollsters, consultants, partisan think tanks, the media and lobbyists, but ignores most American citizens.


“By nearly every measure, the industry of politics, itself, is thriving,” Ms. Gehl and Mr. Porter said in the report. “There’s just one problem. The people whom the politics industry is supposed to serve have never been more dissatisfied.”

https://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2017/09/13/harvard-business-schools-latest-case-study-looks-at-american-politics-and-finds-a-rigged-system/?mod=e2tw

Anonymous said...

They just don't get it! This place looks horrible. I am embarrassed in having any family or friends to see all of this. This place is run horribly. They are SOO STUPID, it's beyond comprehension.>>>>>

You got that right. A dog could shit on Rick's foot and he wouldn't even notice or even care. He is as bad as so-called PS. They just stand around and do nothing while the bicycles fly around and the dogs shit and piss everywhere and anywhere.

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs to take a look at Rick's email... what a complete laugher about the dogs. I walk my dog through the oval 4-5x a day, and have still yet to see a stop. I also continue to see non-residents cross 1st Ave at 22nd and come on the property right in front of security, and they never stop them.

Nice try Rick, not buying it!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Again, from what I've seen (and I am around the Oval a lot) the bicyclist will get off his/her bike if they are going to pass a PS person. If there is no PS officer around or on the other side of the Oval, then the coast is clear for a speeding bicycle. But also why just bicycles? The other speed demons on skateboards, etc, should also be banned. They go quicker than those bikes many times.

As for dogs and lanyards, despite what is said by PS and Rick, I've not seen ONE stop for a lanyard check. Remember, it's not just a check but a non-resident and his/her dog should be escorted off the property.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I also continue to see non-residents cross 1st Ave at 22nd and come on the property right in front of security, and they never stop them.<<

This flaunting of the rules happens all the time there. The dog owner can trip over a PS person, and he or she won't be stopped. I believe Barry Shapiro confirmed that those inside that big booth along 1st Avenue are told not to stop anyone without a lanyard.

Anonymous said...

Diller made the right decision backing out. This is good news for local communities, for the West Village and the East Village.
The politicians are 100% WRONG.
The Judge is 100% correct in her ruling against this concert / event space "Hollywood on Hudson".

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/nyregion/diller-hudson-river-pier.html

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I thought that the night might make a difference. Nope. Seen about ten speeding bicycles around the Oval and only cyclist walking it.

Anonymous said...

Passed by Rick and his little posse last evening , running their phony gripe session. Smiling in tenants ' faces while doing nothing but laughing all the way to the bank What nerve they have pretending to care about the Pig Sty. And seen a minute later, a filthy uncovered mattress along the service road.

Anonymous said...

6 days a week at all hours to work and back, i walk past the guard booth on first ave in p cooper. the men in the booths there are not busy, they're basically on their phones or reading. Any reason YES THIS IS FOR MANAGEMENT EYES TO SEE why they never stop a biker riding through or on the sidewalk or a motorbike or a dog with no leash? how about they step out and inquire - or are they too busy in the booth there?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yeah, what else is new?

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Subway-Change-Delay-Track-Debris-MTA-1-2-3-4-5-6-Lines-444395813.html

Anonymous said...

As a management professional, I can confirm one thing, and that is that Rick and the SPS only care about one thing - the bottom line. If decreasing QOL (but keeping things just borderline legal) means increasing the bottom line, they will 100%. Churning apartments increases the bottom line, so that will not change anytime soon. Until their bottom line is affected, do not expect any changes. Unfortunately that's reality.

Anonymous said...

The Harvard Study is right on the mark.

The BIG PICTURE
Why Property Services Gives Lip Service

NY politicians are giving inside scoop on developers NYC master blueprint to their close wealthy friends while aiding developers special interests in land grabs and give aways to replace all current residents, communities with wealthier neighborhoods. Our gripes will fall on heads with deaf ears that frame lying eyes and grins.

The politicians close friends know long before the public is made aware about billion dollar developer projects and have been buying up surrounding real estate knowing it will sharply increase once the billion dollar hotel goes up on the East 14th street STPCV site and the multi-million dollar concert Diller event space goes up on the W 14th street Pier thus creating downtown billionaires row, like midtown billionaire's row on 59th street.

Are both these billionaire's row (East / West Village and Central Park South) in the same city council district? If so, that is an accomplishment to make REBNY very very happy with their city councilperson. Building 2 Billionaires Rows is quite a developer pleasing feat.

It is no surprise all three politicians with rich friends who have been making out quite well while these politicians are in Public Offices are loudly vocal with their upset about the developers plans changing because the effect of the Diller Island Hollywood on Hudson plan being dead and the Dalian Wanda - Yacht dock Hotel up in the air, their wealthy friends real estate values may not increase as sharply, or as quickly.

Downtown Billionaire Row is a give away to politicians close friends just like all the NYC waterfront, the Yacht dock contracts to the Mayor and Governor close Friend Farkas, the piers - RXR YoungWoo / Bourdain, Durst, Diller Fantasy Island concert party space, One Brookfield former World Trade Center, and of course the soon-to-be dock in PCVST StuyTown that was to be in the front yard of the billion dollar hotel.

There is a master blueprint and model of all developers projects that is shown to foreign investors but kept hidden from the public so the politicians can circumvent the process and cut out Public input. It is no wonder people are losing homes, communities are losing neighborhoods, and politicians are crying wolf about loss of affordable housing while they give away NYC to their wealthy friends.

4 apartments combined into one, 2 townhouses combined into one 14,000 square foot house, and so on. Most of the real estate is being bought up to Television friends of the Mayor and Governor. TV friends who are likely to give an earful to their camera-loving politician friends if their east and west village real estate does not increase their already large wealth. TV friends mostly from 2 corporations:


1. GE (NBC, Bravo, USA, HBO)
2. Knoxville Tennessee headquartered Scripps Networks Interactive / Wells Fargo (FOOD NETWORK THE COOKING CHANNEL THE TRAVEL CHANNEL)

The Mayors close friends have been buying up townhouses like this:

273 and 275 West 11th Street



Sarah Jessica Parker’s West Village megamansion ...

Their latest rumored West Village project will join a series of megamansions in the neighborhood, including the rumored home of Napster founder Sean Parker, and hedge funder Steven Cohen.

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/6/14/15802792/sarah-jessica-parker-west-village-megamansion-morris-adjmi



Bravo's Andy Cohen Continues Takeover of West Village Co-op
29 comments
by Zoe Rosenberg@zoe_rosenberg Sep 22, 2015, 6:56pm EDT
"The $900,000 studio is no less than Cohen's fourth pad in the building (and the only of his apartments that borders on the home of actress Sally Field.)"


https://ny.curbed.com/2015/9/22/9918614/bravos-andy-cohen-continues-takeover-of-west-village-co-op

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Anonymous said...

Part 2
Looking at the photo knowing now what we did not know back then, it is all the more unsettling. They knew the STPCV site was slated for the billion dollar hotel that was announced in 2013. They knew all the residents the campaigning politicians were asking for votes from PCVST were going to be kicked out of their homes so property values could increase for developers and politician's close friends who are buying up real estate around the developer's projects.

Schumer's response is the most troubling and most un-democratic. No matter how large or small your group, everyone has an equal voice in a democracy, or at least they are supposed to. But now we know from the Harvard Study in an earlier comment, some politicians use their office to bully the People for the benefit of "so many" special interests, special friends, lobbyists, and the wealthy.

"Senator Schumer had a sharper-edged response. “For such a small group of people to hold up a public and philanthropic project that would benefit so many is just awful,” Mr. Schumer said."

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/nyregion/diller-hudson-river-pier.html


http://thevillager.com/2013/09/05/donofrio-backs-de-blasio-who-has-quinn-on-his-back/


Plus these Albany Governor close friends:

Facebook

On West 10th Street, Facebook co-founder Sean Parker bought three town houses, and fellow co-founder Chris Hughes scooped 157 W. 12th St., with a secret tunnel, for $23.5 million in 2015.

http://nypost.com/2017/08/01/how-these-celebs-are-driving-up-nyc-real-estate-prices/

Zuckerburg
http://www.businessinsider.com/zuckerberg-buys-west-villiage-nyc-townhouse-for-223-million-2015-9

https://ny.eater.com/2017/3/29/15100172/bourdain-market-ceo-out-lease-



Murdoch bought in 2015 too when it was certain the luxury hotel was going to be built on the PCVST site and the Diller Island was still in the works, but then suddenly sold in the summer of 2016 when something must have happened to change his mind on his investment.

https://ny.curbed.com/maps/nyc-celebrity-real-estate-buying-selling-2016


Tech corporations Google, Apple, Facebook, Palantir too

http://rew-online.com/2011/05/03/epic-llc-buys-15-little-west-12th-street-for-70-million

Tommyboy said...

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign. Did I mention more signs. I once asked a biked juggling 2 packages why he was riding his bike in the oval and he responded it's ok I work here......enuf said.

Anonymous said...

We are experiencing the world of "nobody cares about anyone except themselves".
This world is going right down the toilet.

Anonymous said...

6:23 AM, that guard booth is purely window dressing. It is a prop. It is there because it gives the [false] impression that this is a gated and security-implemented community. They really could hire out-of-work actors to sit in that booth because they would be less expensive than the guys they have there now. Actually, it could be that they are out-of-work actors.

Anonymous said...

To the person who said "Transients are not dummies, they are ignorant." WRONG.

They are neither dumb, not ignorant. THEY FEEL ENTITLED, WHICH MEANS THEY DON'T CARE HOW THEIR BEHAVIOR AFFECTS THEIR NEIGHBORS. That's why transients SUCK.

Anonymous said...

September 15, 2017 at 9:25 AM

That's why this place is in the shape it is. What a terrible reputation this place has. It has been ruined! AND, THEY DO NOT CARE!!!

Anonymous said...

Stuyvesant Town is now officially a Motel. Again, when these new owners first came in,
changes were going to happen. Boy they were not kidding. What a bunch of liars and backstabbers. Can't wait to exit this place.

Anonymous said...

Dear Rick,

R E S I G N ! WE DO NOT WANT YOU HERE! UNDERSTAND?

Anonymous said...

Wow. It is patently clear the politicians are upset about the pier concert island because they are turning NYC into a playground party town for the very wealthy.

Anonymous said...

BIG signs = INEFFECTUAL Management

Anonymous said...

Peer pressure to deliver the developers plans is why PCVST is pushed out of our home by de Blasio. This article shows their pettiness, peer pressure to please the Party, and deliver to the Developers all they ever want.

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/13/nyregion/bill-de-blasio-general-election.html?mcubz=0

It was the morning after a resounding primary victory for Mayor Bill de Blasio, the kind that political mandates are made of, and as luck would have it, the mayor of New York had a tailor-made moment to bask in the glow of electoral success.

It was not to be.

The political gods had conspired to place Mr. de Blasio on Roosevelt Island on Wednesday, in an uncomfortable white plastic chair in the front row at the opening ceremony of the Cornell Tech campus, alongside Michael R. Bloomberg, his billionaire predecessor, with whom Mr. de Blasio has had an uneasy relationship, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who has been Mr. de Blasio’s near-constant tormentor.

Speaker after speaker praised Mr. Bloomberg, who had conceived of the tech campus when he was mayor and put the project in motion. But it was Mr. Cuomo who damned the current mayor with not even the faintest of praise.

“Mike Bloomberg had the formula: vision plus confidence plus achievement equals progress,” Mr. Cuomo said. “Mike’s formula was shared by my father Mario Cuomo, who called himself a pragmatic progressive. Think about it. A progressive who gets things done, and gets results.”

The governor did not include Mr. de Blasio, who sees himself as a paragon of progressivism, in his commendations.

Anonymous said...

You do know they are paid minimum wage Right?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Second night. No difference with those big signs. Unless you are running over a PS officer, the Oval is all yours.

Also seen a bunch of "nice" kids playing INSIDE the Fountain. I got there when a PS officer told them to leave, but the kids must have been playing there for a while, judging by their wet clothes.

Sorry, but if the racial makeup were different, this would be called a near slum. Okay, so we don't have loud music blaring outside and the alcohol running freely, as well as the guns, but we are edging to slum-ville, step by step.

If you doubt that, see what I see every single day and stop the spin to sell apartments.

Anonymous said...

Rumor is Blackstone LXR Resorts has always been an investor in this property since the Tishman Speyer BlackRock purchase in 2006. The plan was always to build a luxury hotel under the LXR Resorts umbrella.

Anonymous said...

That means Blackstone LXR Resorts did not buy the property and the deal made with the City is a sham. The Tishman Speyer Blackrock investors and special servicer pulled a fast one.

Anonymous said...

September 15, 2017 at 5:11 PM That is Cuomo kissing up to Bloomberg for support for his run for President. Serious back room deals are going on as they line up for 2020.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have information relating to the disappearance of our Chief of Security? He is no longer here. Bill McClellan no longer works here.

And, please . . . before writing any nasty or mean-spirited comments:

It became clear some time ago that the locals in charge here (Hayduk, McClellan, Sabatino, ALL OF THE FOLKS IN "RESIDENTIAL SERVICES," INCLUDING THE LAWYERS), have no authority or ability to improve our lives here to any appreciable degree.

They work for Blackstone. The principals of Blackstone are soul-dead humans, as are nearly all people who are in "finance," banking, real estate, government, politics and dozens of other fields of human endeavor.

If you say, "no" to those who pay your salary, or treat tenants, bank customers, etc. well, you will find yourself without a salary, health care and the ability to feed yourself or others dependent upon you.

Upton Sinclair wrote: "It is hard to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it."

NO ONE who works here is the problem. I have been a resident here for decades and I've given any number of management and security folks a very bad time of it. I have learned, though, that they are not the problem.

Very few people I've met in my many years stood up to "bosses" and risked living in poverty or in the streets. Members of my own family did, as did I. We need, though, to stand up and say "no" in exceedingly large numbers to have an effect.

Blackstone in New York is based on Park Avenue and THEY are to blame for the suffering of so many of us on a daily basis.

Do some research about them. They destroy the lives and health of humans all over this benighted planet.

Anonymous said...

The Pig Stuy is definitely becoming a slum. Just take a look at the filthy mattresses and trash strewn on the loops each day. The demo is horrible and outsiders are free to walk in and out. Noise and pot smell prevail.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Does anyone have information relating to the disappearance of our Chief of Security? He is no longer here. Bill McClellan no longer works here.<<

I'll check, but I just saw him last week at "Oval Office."

Anonymous said...

Saw suitcase rollers coming out of taxi today into my building, airbnb being a common sight here. What I wonder is why they would pay to stay in this dump. Guess it is a lit cheaper than a hotel. And management could care less.

My Dog Sh*ts Whereever and Whenever He Wants said...

I don't know how observant many of you are.
There are certain areas which have small signs which say DOG FRIENDLY AREA.
Well, I know this is hard to believe but I've seen any number of individuals take their canines to these spots to...ahem...eliminate. And they DON'T clean up. They think it is a dog defecation spot. I kid you not!
When I politely asked one owner about this she looked at me like I was from another universe and said, somewhat irately, "Can't you read the sign? It says dog friendly area!"
Hmmm...what am I missing here?
STR, you don't miss very much?
Have you seen these signs?
Another brilliancy from Rick the...well, you know...lol

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yes, I've seen these signs. But as yet I haven't asked a dog owner whose dog does a crap and the owner leaves it there, a question. But if I see that, I will.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure that many of the dog owners are dumb enough to think that "Dog Friendly" means you don't have to pick up the shit from those spots!

Anonymous said...

Maybe Chief McClellan is on vacation. It is that time of the year!

Anonymous said...

To see who are Blackstone owners best friends in his social circle here are his infamous 60 and 70th Birthday parties.

Trump, Kushner, Bloomberg, Trump cabinet and administration and familiar names not listed who stand to make big bucks from developing Stuytown.


https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-13/schwarzman-parties-at-70-with-camels-cake-and-trump-s-entourage

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/13/business/dealbook/stephen-schwarzman-palm-beach-party-trump.html?mcubz=0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1gjYA9sh18

http://www.townandcountrymag.com/the-scene/parties/news/a9556/steve-schwarzman-birthday-party/



In his speech, he paid tribute to his wife Christine and gave a nod to three guests in particular: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Bear Stearns CEO James Cayne and Martin Sorrell, the chief executive of advertising and marketing company WPP Group. They, like Schwarzman, were born on Valentines Day.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf/jets-strike-u-s-backed-forces-in-eastern-syria-sdf-idUSKCN1BR09K

Anonymous said...

The juxtaposition of StuyTown landlord's quality of life with Residents quality of life weekly complaint tables in the Oval is jarring. This is a tale of two cities right here within StuyTown thanks to the deal the Mayors made, one who is best friends sharing same birthday with the landlord and the other who gets a lot of money from the landlord.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Maybe Chief McClellan is on vacation. It is that time of the year!<<

I was thinking of vacation time, too. Otherwise, we would hear many laudatory comments from Management.

Anonymous said...

Management does not make laudatory press releases until there is maximum PR spin in place to control the message. A lot of reason for this could be pending replacement, or questionable exit terms which both lend to delaying press releases.

Anonymous said...



Still no press coverage of property condolences for the Dym family, prominent fixture democratic party, "life long" friend of Cuomo according to his position top of the thank you list in Governor's 2003 book Crossroads and a very politically active and possibly overtly politically incestuous tenant association.

Anonymous said...

1:10 PM, what does this link you posted have to do with Stuyvesant Town, Schwartzman, et al?

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf/jets-strike-u-s-backed-forces-in-eastern-syria-sdf-idUSKCN1BR09K

Anonymous said...

get your own airbnb. come one come all, we make lots of cash in this here. Do it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>1:10 PM, what does this link you posted have to do with Stuyvesant Town, Schwartzman, et al?

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisis-syria-sdf/jets-strike-u-s-backed-forces-in-eastern-syria-sdf-idUSKCN1BR09K<<

I'm checking right now.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Took a look at that link. While I understand others, I don't understand this one.

Anonymous said...

September 16, 2017 at 1:27 PM

I was thinking of vacation time, too. Otherwise, we would hear many laudatory comments from Management.

HAHAHA. There are no differing options here.

Anonymous said...

The commentator may have posted the wrong reuters link. Found the right one.


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-blackstone-party/blackstone-ceo-gala-is-sign-of-buyout-boom-idUSN1440877020070215

Anonymous said...

Googled Reuters Bloomberg Schwarzman and got this

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-blackstone-party/blackstone-ceo-gala-is-sign-of-buyout-boom-idUSN1440877020070215

Anonymous said...


Googled Reuters Bloomberg Schwarzman PART TWO!!!!

On the same list of articles in the same search is this 2016 NY Times piece with Blackstone and BlackRock and their Russian business funds and advisory boards they sit on with Russia much like the Trump board of advisors before it disbanded over Charlottesville.

"Authorities signed up a high-powered board of international advisers to oversee its activities, a group that included American private equity executives like David Bonderman of TPG and Stephen A. Schwarzman of the Blackstone Group."

Russian Fund Under Scrutiny for Loan to Company Linked to Kremlin

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/23/business/dealbook/russian-fund-under-scrutiny-for-loan-to-company-with-kremlin-ties.html?mcubz=0

Anonymous said...

The links to the birthday parties tell it all. These people care about two things, keeping the money they have and attaining more money on top of what they have. That is it. They did not attain huge wealth because they are smarter than any of us. They attained their wealth because they do not care from where money comes, they game the system and live and act above the law

That is what makes it all the more outrageous that Speyer aggressively attacked this community accusing residents of gaming the system and declaring in the NYTimes he was only going after those gaming the system because he said he wants permanent residents. Bullshit. Hypocrite.

They are the ones gaming the system and the politicians enable them.

Anonymous said...

McClellan is gone!?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>There are no differing options here.<<

Explain, please.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>McClellan is gone!?<<

Vacation time most probably.

Anonymous said...

Is it a coincidence that the premiere 80 acre waterfront property belongs to an NYC Mayor's best friend?

Anonymous said...

Lots of photos of the garbage dumping inside and out are going up on the TA site and all the TA can do is empathize. Useless organization. This place is becoming a real garbage dump thanks to the demo here

Anonymous said...

YES, MCCLELLAN IS GONE, AND SEVERAL MONTHS BACK, A SECURITY GUARD STATED BLACKSTONE WAS CONSIDERING ELIMINATING PUBLIC SECURITY ENTIRELY.

If you can find a Security Guard who is brave enough, or angry enough, or disgusted enough, they will educate you about how they are prevented from enforcing rules, how they are ordered NOT to do their jobs to an extent that is quite disturbing, about the kind of threat of being fired with which they are abused.

One of our newer guards could tell you quite a story about his job.

Blackstone knows exactly what it is doing, including destroying infrastructure, grounds, community, safety.

Look 'em up, folks. Look up Jonathan Gray and Stephen Schwarzman. Read about how they harass tenants and then evict them. Read about the protest against them in ITALY.

Do some homework. It will convince you, once and for all, of the kind of monster with whom we are dealing.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>YES, MCCLELLAN IS GONE, AND SEVERAL MONTHS BACK, A SECURITY GUARD STATED BLACKSTONE WAS CONSIDERING ELIMINATING PUBLIC SECURITY ENTIRELY.<<

You may be right, but I have to verify this.

Anonymous said...

Not surprised that Blackstone tells guards to be passive and look the other way. This is clear to me. Fortunately there are a few who do their jobs anyway.

Anonymous said...

McClellan is no longer listed on the management page, so maybe he is gone!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I checked, and it is verified. McClellan is gone.

Now the question becomes: Who takes his place?

Anonymous said...

Rick will take over. He's doing such a great job ruining everything else in this place, why not Security as well??

Anonymous said...

McClellan was prohibited by Blackstone from doing his job and, according to those who know, marginalized.

The new "chief" might well be one of Blackstone's own minions tasked with inflicting further destruction, greater harm to us.

If that is the case, you can bet your bottom dollar it will be presented under the guise of "protecting" us and the like.

Double-speak, as is the order of the day here and elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

As has been suggested by others in previous posts, many times, Rick ain't the problem. He is doing his job.

The Blackstone psychopaths and those who support them by virtue of their psychological, mental and emotional inadequacies and diseases, are the ones doing the damage, coming up with the myriad strategies and practices to hurt us and de-home us!

Anonymous said...

So if PS is eliminated, it will mean more and more calls to the cops for noise infractions.

Anonymous said...

The question is was McClellan paid a big retirement package for completing the tasks he was hired for in 2006, sign an nondisclosure agreement or what other reason he departed.

He knows about a lot of the "StuyTown" many skeletons in the landlord closet. As said earlier, that was a very quiet departure. No bon voyage party send-off and no announcement to the community publicly thanking him for his service and wishing him well after 10 years of "service".

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>As said earlier, that was a very quiet departure.<<

Seen today, gone tomorrow.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't see how this community can be without a PS or police presence.

Anonymous said...

Some people know why McClellan is gone. And how.

For the rest of us, any educated guesses?

Anonymous said...

Does the word "departure" mean retirement, resignation, or fired?

Anonymous said...

Could have been for health reasons.

Anonymous said...

Whatever you do, don't step in the piss.....it's everywhere.