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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:



Sunday, September 10, 2017

September 12 - Polls Open for City Council

To use old Brooklyn talk, they are called "bums." Not all, but a lot of the politicians running for local office, and, for me, the ones who are running to replace Dan Garodnick in this district. I've had it with hearing and spamming from most of them. Yeah, I know the line. You are a smooth talker and have a response to everything, from "Yes, I agree with you" to "I'll look into it." I'm more than tired of politicians saying what the people want to hear.

Money for this, money for that. Quality education, affordable housing, the subways running well--we have all heard the talk and the talk keeps on coming. "A chicken in every pot" still works, it seems.

To remind people, it was the City Council who voted a hefty pay raise for themselves. They and the people who come after them are not going to give away that perk. You, as a citizen, are paying for it. Some citizens can well afford it, as they have lots of money, but some can't. If the news reports are right, a lot of people are living paycheck to paycheck, with no "nest egg" to keep them afloat even for a month.

Politicians realize this, but still they will smooth talk you and let you hear what you want to hear.

But take a look around. Is this what you like? If you have no complaints, you are wonderful and the kind of tenant a landlord would want.

But if you look around and see Quality of Life problems, if you see high-rise condos going up and up, if you see New York disappearing for the usual high-price non-NYC box, if you see the REBNY rule, if you see no solid TA, then you may have an issue.

Out of all the local candidates to replace Garodnick, I see only Barry Shapiro as someone who can fight for tenant rights around here. He has tried to deal with some of the issues and has posted on various blogs about them. I'm sure that Barry Shapiro has differences with me, but that is not why I would want him to win. I am assuming that mountains will not be moved, but a serious attempt will be made to move them. The other ones who are running are posers to me.

Maybe I am wrong, but that's the way it appears to me.

95 comments:

Anonymous said...

On the mayoral level... if I see the DeBlasio commercial one more time, I may break my television. The guy flashed his family in front of us once (and it worked, he got elected), this time I hope it bites him in the ass. Hopefully people see past his crap this time and see him as the person he really is... corrupt as can be, and a danger to the city if elected for 4 more years.

Anonymous said...

If we could combine Barry Shapiro's human advocacy and Marty Speranza'a animal advocacy we would have the ideal candidate.
They are getting our votes.
Anyone but a lobbyist.
Also in agreement with the earlier comment on another post that it is troubling to not resign from the tenant association before running for public office; it sure seems like joining the council Summer 2016 is to have an on paper credential that supersedes the real job credentials as a lobbyist and whether or not it is intentional, it comes off as dishonest.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

So, after waking up, kinda endorsing a candidate endorsed by the tenants PAC (guess who?), and posting about the pride he felt about a "clean and positive campaign full of many interesting ideas, from a large and diverse group of candidates," Marsh had a change of feeling today when he received a "very negative mailer" from one candidate. Sounds like my kind of candidate!

Anonymous said...

STR
Marsh was upset because his pick for councilman is finally being called out for his lobbyist ways by a candidate who is playing in an uneven playing field. These candidates need to do something to keep up with Powers war chest and endorsements, and calling him out on his past is fair game in my eyes.

Edmund Dunn said...

In addition to the CC (District 4) and the Mayor elections, there is the position of Public Advocate. The one and only choice here is to vote for David Eisenbach, a Columbian History Professor. Unlike Letitia James who abandoned her support of the Small Business and Jobs Survival Act (SBJSA), David has made his support for that bill as a keystone of his campaign, in addition to his support for real affordable housing in NYC . At a recent Community 3 meeting sponsored by The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, David spoke and I was very impressed. A REBNY troll he is not.

https://www.publicadvocateeisenbach.com/

For Mayor, the obvious choice is Sal Albanese, a true progressive, unlike dB who is Bloomberg light.

http://sal2017.com/home/

Make sure your poling place location has not changed, mine did for this election.

https://nyc.pollsitelocator.com/search


Stuy Town Reporter said...

This may interest some people voting this Tuesday.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/firm-loophole-secretly-donate-60g-de-blasio-campaign-article-1.3483516

Anonymous said...

Yet people still vote for these corrupt goons that have ties to Constantinople and Vallone, then wonder why NYC continues to go down the toilet. NYC politicians are some of the most corrupt in the country, and anyone who votes for DeBlasio or mini-Garodnick are nothing more than shills for the corrupt machine.

Anonymous said...

If the TA wants people to believe that it does not endorse any particular candidates, then it should shut John Marsh up because he is very clear that he endorses Powers and DeBlasio. Even though he claims to be no longer with the TA, he will forever be associated with the TA.

Anonymous said...

I have a question, if anybody can answer: Concerning the $5.4 billion debt that the Speyer fool incurred, was that forgiven, paid-off or is it still hanging over PCVST and being paid for by tenants who are paying exorbitant rents here?

Anonymous said...

There is a lady calling out the TA, Marsh, and "Peter Stuyvesant " on the TA FB page. It's great, and she is 100% correct. Kudos to her!!

Anonymous said...

Actually the TA is getting called out on 2 threads!! They are claiming they don't and can't endorse, yet Powers is a TA board member. Susan needs to make a statement regarding this major conflict of interest. But she won't...

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The Powers people were out today at the Oval Fountain, handing out brochures. I thought all this soliciting was illegal on ST and PCV grounds, but I guess not from what I see. Powers should lose just because of this constant, and what I assume is illegal, spamming. He is in charge and can't, after the first time, cry that he didn't know about the spamming.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I have a question, if anybody can answer: Concerning the $5.4 billion debt that the Speyer fool incurred, was that forgiven, paid-off or is it still hanging over PCVST and being paid for by tenants who are paying exorbitant rents here?<<

My reading is that tenants are paying it off.

Anonymous said...

"My reading is that tenants are paying it off."

That's disgusting. Speyer should be in jail. In many countries he would be!

Anonymous said...

"There is a lady calling out the TA, Marsh, and "Peter Stuyvesant " on the TA FB page. It's great, and she is 100% correct. Kudos to her!!"

I have to go look at that. Personally, I thought that when John Marsh rolled out his post and attachment concerning Tenants Pac he was making a not-too-subtle endorsement for Keith Powers. If the TA moderator is getting prickly it's probably because of that. Marsh has been very out-front about shilling for De Blasio at times and got into a dispute with one poster who expressed a negative opinion of DeB. Maybe he should restrict his candidate endorsements on his own Facebook Page and not on the TA page because it is inevitable that there will be some backlash.

Edmund Dunn said...

"My reading is that tenants are paying it off."

"That's disgusting. Speyer should be in jail. In many countries he would be!"

Read;

"Other People's Money: Inside the Housing Crisis and the Demise of the Greatest Real Estate Deal Ever Made" –by Charles V. Bagli

For everyone who posts here, a required reading.


https://www.amazon.com/Other-Peoples-Money-Housing-Greatest/dp/0142180718


Anonymous said...

Well, considering that this management (if you can call them that) doesn't enforce any rules (except that you pay your rent), it's not surprising that they allow such blatant and harassing canvassing on the property. Keith Powers seems to get a free pass to be as aggressive as he likes, but the others are around and about too. I don't mind being approached on the street by the canvassers, but I hate it when they roam the buildings and ring bells, and if I can't walk through the grounds without being pestered by canvassers, then I am really very pissed and I won't vote for that candidate because I wouldn't trust such a person. This is private property and management could forbid these pests to be bothering people if they wanted to.

Anonymous said...

Of course they are endorsing one another all their hands are dirty, they are thick as thieves

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't mind canvasing outside unless the canvasser is more in your face than is warranted, but the Powers people are everywhere and by their actions, persistent. Inside and all locations outside, it seems. Yesterday, one couldn't walk out of Stuy Town at any exit without coming to a Powers person. It is blatant overkill. Apparently the guy has too much money to spend and needs to get rid of it before time is up. I don't care what "politics" it is, but it stinks.

Anonymous said...

EJD, I have read "Other People's Money" and I am appalled by it. There is something seriously wrong in this country that such blatant swindling and ripping-off of middle-class people can be allowed, applauded and go unpunished. The TS "purchase" of this property was a blatant criminal effort to throw middle-class rent stabilized tenants into the gutter and that company engaged in the most egregious tactics, just short of Mafia level, to force people out of their homes. I hope, though probably fruitlessly, that one day it comes back to bite the perpetrators of that horror in the ass and that they will be held accountable and punished. What happened to the American Dream of equality and fairness? Crushed under the Fascist heel of Wall Street and the politicians it buys, that's what. It is my hope that there will be a major crash on Wall Street that may (or may not) bring us to our senses and I fervently hope that there will be a RE crash that will remind us that an affordable roof over our heads is a right and not a luxury. This is not a fair market economy when it is ruled over and run by crooks like Speyer, Schwartzman, Dimon, et al. It is a Plutocracy.

Anonymous said...

"Apparently the guy has too much money to spend and needs to get rid of it before time is up."

Where did he get that money to spend? He certainly didn't work for it. He got it from Big Donors to whom he owes favors and those favors will be fulfilled at the expense of the common, working class people of New York. Bloomberg lives on in this City, as does Boss Tweed.

Anonymous said...

I remember when John Marsh was a really nice guy who worked very hard for the TA. But he changed and became very political and somewhat dictatorial. Shame. Don't know what happened.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Actually the TA is getting called out on 2 threads!! They are claiming they don't and can't endorse, yet Powers is a TA board member. Susan needs to make a statement regarding this major conflict of interest. But she won't...

September 10, 2017 at 4:43 PM
Blogger Stuy Town Reporter said...
The Powers people were out today at the Oval Fountain, handing out brochures. I thought all this soliciting was illegal on ST and PCV grounds, but I guess not from what I see. Powers should lose just because of this constant, and what I assume is illegal, spamming. He is in charge and can't, after the first time, cry that he didn't know about the spamming.

September 10, 2017 at 5:45 PM




Ditto and Ditto.

Anonymous said...

Mom in law walked into the office on first avenue and loudly screamed about problems,issues and noise and got things handled. Try this ya'll. Peace out, leaving here on Wednesday for Ever. Tis a dump.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know what the financial "arrangement" is between Blackstone and Fidelity First?

Anonymous said...

Its tough being red in a city of blue!

Anonymous said...

In classic Peter Stuyvesant fashion, I expect the threads calling the TA out on it's obvious political agenda (yes, that includes TA alum Marsh and TA board member Powers) to be closed off to comments very soon. They can't take the heat, as seen by Peter Stuyvesant's responses, so they will leave the kitchen soon enough...

Anonymous said...

Barry Shapiro has our vote.

Anonymous said...

It's official, Garodnick endorsed Powers. We now know that there is absolutely no way Powers can be trusted!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

No, it's not "fake" news. On Garodnick's Twitter account. I so much would like Garodnick and Powers to go away. I guess Dan won't (somehow), but Powers--we shall see this Tuesday.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And this place (ST/PCV), though it has its perks, is dying or dead. Blackstone and Company will not listen, but continue with the spin.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, I just came across that dog shit I was posting about. Still not picked up. I guess when the Zamboni comes around to stink up the place, the dog shit will get cleared.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

About two minutes ago. From "Peter Stuyvesant":

>>Comments are now closed.<<

Anonymous said...

As a Democrat, Democrats on the city and local levels are horrible and terribly corrupt. Look at nyc, Chicago, Baltimore. People keep voting these Democratic candidates into office, even though they destroy their cities. Free government handouts help!

Anonymous said...

September 11, 2017 at 9:22 AM we knew that when he got the endorsement from the NYC comptroller and the StuyTown NYS senator. The lame duck councilman endorsement is as lame as it is validation in the already made decision.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Folks, there are some hard lessons to learn. Some residents have been dealing with these lessons for a while. One of the lessons is to recognize that BS is alive and well with Blackstone and Company. The other lesson is our TA. Worthless, except for bitching about the property and its misuse on the TA Facebook, which is not exclusively for use by the head honchos of the TA but is used by some residents who want their voices heard.

Anonymous said...

Hah, I predicted the comments being closed by Peter Stuyvesant!! My next prediction- silence from Susan Steinberg regarding Powers role on the TA board. What a joke this group is... only thing they do is provide a Facebook page for tenants to comment on frustrations, and then shut the threads down.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yup....

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And now let's spend our time discussing what is really important to tenants: window decorations.

Anonymous said...

Am glad to see Garodnick go. A real hypocrite. He pushed the Blackstone deal and is silent about their turning ST into a dorm dump

Anonymous said...

September 11, 2017 at 9:55 AM



That just goes to show they are silencing the tenant's voices, something they have been doing especially to the rent stabilized tenants since the start of the ill-fated 2010 partnership with Brookfield Tishman Speyer.

Anonymous said...

Ya think any of these "yo-yo's" are going to make any difference in our lives around here?
I think not not!

Anonymous said...

A very noble woman calling out Peter Stuyvesant for his hypocrisy on Facebook. They shut down 2 threads where people are talking negatively about Powers, but allow John Marsh to leave his endorsement posts up there.

These people are so corrupt it's unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

Stop the nonsense. Tenant purchase was the only chance to stop this place from becoming a dog infested, student dorm, air bnb megs site. Happy with your new owners?

Anonymous said...

John Marsh is a piece of work! He contradicts himself as he keeps sliding his endorsement under the bar. He's very slippery and just the type of person who would endorse Keith Powers!

Anonymous said...

"Tenant purchase" in a co-op deal. Not the Brookfield developer condo deal.

Anonymous said...

This Italian billion upon billions dollar global construction company IBC Pizzarotti built the StuyTown Executive Management Office at 276 First Avenue. They tout their safety, grand luxury projects worldwide, and megawealth. They have more than enough money to hire union worlers, perform the highest of safety standards at the work site and the waste hauler destinations.




"PCVST Executive Management Office"

https://www.pizzarotti-usa.com/pcvst-management-office


Page 92 NYU Langone
Amity Street”: the contract provides for a first residential project
within the context of a wider development programme focused on the new
hospital of the NYU Langone Medical Center (New York University); this
project, despite its small size, presents the attractive opportunity for us to be
the first contractor to operate in the area together with the main customer
that gained the order and will develop the entire area and the new hospital
- the amount of works is equal to Euro 13 million, under the responsibility of
subsidiary Pizzarotti IBC;

http://www.pizzarotti.it/annual-report/annual-report-2015.pdf





Here are other NY and USA projects

https://www.pizzarotti-usa.com/us-projects




And then there is this coincidence:

New York City Mayor Plans Vacation in Italy
De Blasio has visited country each summer since taking office
By Josh Dawsey
Updated July 14, 2016 12:10 a.m. ET
For the third summer in a row, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is heading to Italy.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-york-city-mayor-plans-vacation-in-italy-1468462452

Anonymous said...

Peter Stuyvesant closed the contentious threads, but not until John Marsh snuck in a comment He said he had been thinking of voting for Marti Sperenza, but her negative mailer about Keith Powers made him decide not to! Not sure I believe him.

Fortunately, one brave soul (one of them who called him out) has pointed out the hypocrisy. I'm sure he or she will be silenced by the moderator very soon. The TA really should take a good look at itself and see why it is not trusted. It went to hell as soon as it got involved with Garodnick.

Anonymous said...

Could not believe that Keith Powers' people were still ringing doorbells last night. Was recovering from jet lag after a fifteen hour plane trip when one of them rang my bell. So annoying

Anonymous said...

Human Scale NYC score card ratings as follows for CC District 4:

Marti Speranza-Grade B. Score from survey-2.6.

Keith Powers-Grade C. Score from survey-2.06.

See PDF link for the score card details.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B2ldZOs2ii7kNC1hS09hemx2dmM/view

Link for the Human Scale NYC* webpage :

http://www.humanscale.nyc/


*"We, the undersigned residents of New York City, call for an end to the violence that real estate developers have inflicted on our skyline, parks, public areas, and cityscape with the proliferation of dramatically over-scaled buildings that ignore the historic context of our city."

Anonymous said...

Marsh absolutely pushed Powers endorsement on the TA Facebook page, and Peter Stuyvesant should remove his posts if they are "trying" to be impartial. He pushes the Tenants PAC endorsement of Powers. He is the former TA president and Powers is a current TA board member, how can we not think the TA is endorsing Powers when they allow his posts through?

Anonymous said...

The TA seems to be endorsing two candidates. Steven Sanders is endorsing Marti Sperenza and John Marsh is endorsing TA Board member Keith Powers.

Barry Shapiro has our votes.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

http://nypost.com/2017/09/11/candidate-who-lives-in-low-income-housing-deletes-pics-of-hubby-sailing-on-yacht/

LOL.

Anonymous said...

Sick of the endless candidates harassing you? Avoid first Ave between 20th and 23rd!!

Anonymous said...

Keith Powers people were also roaming my building yesterday. I despise him and the TA.

Anonymous said...

City Council candidate gaming the system. Nothing new there. She will fit right in with the rest of them. What a low bar the city government has set, lower than Tammany ever was.

Anonymous said...

After living here for more than 24 and 1/2 years, We cannot take it here anymore. We are leaving. Good luck ya'll. You are going to need it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Keith Powers people were also roaming my building yesterday. I despise him and the TA.<<

The master of "retail politics." LOL.

Though I've been a part of the TA and have given them money, this time no-way-Jose!

Anonymous said...

I just received a text from the Powers campaign. A TEXT!!!!! Where did his team get that, I wonder? You know what he's not getting my vote. Too much Too desperate.

Anonymous said...

BEWARE
Any tenant being pressured to file a harassment claim against their landlord is being set up for a big loss in a con game. The tenant will lose money, the Judge will let the landlord off the hook thereby leaving the tenant with no recourse, and their lawyer will make money off the tenant then go buy a second home in the country, upstate, Vermont or Maine.


"No landlord has ever been convicted of harassment of a rent regulated tenant, according to a recent analysis of data from the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services."

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Any tenant being pressured to file a harassment claim against their landlord is being set up for a big loss in a con game.<<

I still say, one can do it but you need to have documentation and a good, if not excellent, case. It can be done.

Is the landlord going to cry over losing some money. If it's Blackstone, no.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There was an attempted rape and murder that went on for reportedly ten minutes in one of our buildings. PS was caught off-guard. What did we see a few weeks later? Those hanging plastic signs touting how PS was 24/7. What does that tell you?

Anonymous said...

"There was an attempted rape and murder that went on for reportedly ten minutes in one of our buildings. PS was caught off-guard. What did we see a few weeks later? Those hanging plastic signs touting how PS was 24/7. What does that tell you?"

STR, PS is 24/7. 24/7 sleeping on the job!

Anonymous said...


This year, the campaigns for Council have seemed more in-your-face than usual -- particularly Keith Powers' campaign. His workers have knocked on doors and campaigned near the Senior Center, despite the fact that they are not allowed to solicit on the property. Even after I politely reminded them that weren't allowed to knock on my door or solicit in front of the Senior Center, they continued to do exactly what they wanted. I called Security because it's important that the prohibition on solicitation remain intact. No candidate should get an unfair advantage over the others, a
nd we should preserve what little tranquillity is left here.

The campaign workers told me the rules were not explained to them. This doesn't reflect well on Powers' campaign or on Powers as a candidate. The sheer aggressiveness and consistency of their approach makes me wonder if they were specifically instructed to cross the PCVST boundary to get a leg up on other candidates. Haven't we had more than enough of grubby grabbing for power at the expense of others?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The Powers people are all over the place, as I have stated. And Powers himself does not care. Didn't his buddy Marsh promote "all over the place" as "retail politics"? Seen today, on the bulletin board inside Oval Study, front and back of a Powers ad.... No other candidate did that.

Anonymous said...

While walking through the Oval this morning to go vote, I was greeted by at least six Powers volunteers who were pushing the flyers. Only saw one volunteer for one other candidate! Have had 14 calls today regarding this primary. Is it me, or has this been the most obnoxious primary ever?

P.S. I always vote even in primaries.

Anonymous said...

There was an attempted rape and murder that went on for reportedly ten minutes in one of our buildings. PS was caught off-guard. What did we see a few weeks later? Those hanging plastic signs touting how PS was 24/7. What does that tell you?


Answer: That PS is given orders to go focus in another area, on another target, and all resources are on that target for Blackstone. Instead of protecting the entire property, the entire population, they have specific orders to put all resources in one area against one specific target.

Anonymous said...

Woah.

The mayor of Seattle resigned Tuesday amid a slew of child-sex-abuse allegations — including one involving a younger cousin on Long Island.

http://nypost.com/2017/09/12/seattle-mayor-to-resign-amid-sex-abuse-claims/


From April this year, 2017:

"On Tuesday, de Blasio will attend a fundraiser in Seattle hosted by venture capitalist and early Amazon.com investor Nick Hanauer and his wife Leslie Hanauer, philanthropists who run a nonprofit foundation dedicated to education and income inequality. The mayor will appear at the fundraiser with Seattle Mayor Ed Murray.

On Tuesday and Wednesday, de Blasio and Murray will also meet with life sciences companies to discuss expansion opportunities in New York City's biotech industry.

On Wednesday, de Blasio and Murray will headline a Seattle "Civic Cocktail" event, where they plan to discuss "homelessness, sanctuary cities and federal funding under the Trump Administration."


http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2017/04/de-blasio-will-head-to-california-for-fundraiser-110849

Anonymous said...

I think Ed Murray might not show since he just resigned as a fifth child has come forward to accuse him of child molestation.

Anonymous said...

That is the second time this year. In May a deBlasio staffer was arrested for child pornography. Now this with his close colleague Ed Murray. This guy and his posse get shadier everyday.

Anonymous said...

I hope Albanese and Shapiro win. That's how I voted. Also voted for the guy running against Letitia James. She is a waste of space.

Anonymous said...

The Keith Powers campaign has been thoroughly obnoxious. I hope that enough people were turned off by the aggressive campaign workers in the streets and those who were going through the building all day and in the evening and ringing doorbells. There is such a thing as overkill. Add to that, those who follow the TA fb page could not help but notice how Marsh was constantly giving plugs for Powers. Totally obnoxious.

Anonymous said...

Looks like it's DeBlasio and Powers getting through to the actual election.

Nicole M for mayor and whoever the republican is for district 4!!!

Anonymous said...

September 12, 2017 at 1:46 PM
It is crazy to file a harassment lawsuit against a landlord.

It's not even imaginable in the wildest of dreams, that a tenant could win a harassment case. Landlords, developers, corrupt officials want tenants to file harassment claims because they know the landlord will be acquitted thus creating an official record that the landlord is an innocent victim of a tenant. Not even the best intended of Judges can hold a landlord accountable without all the proper laws in place.

Not until ALL the appropriate new laws are passed and probably not until new Judges are appointed to replace all the ones on the shameful, disgraceful, heavy-handed biased bench for the past 20 years.

For that to happen we would need all new politicians to appoint the new Judges of better ethics and morals because the politicians who put the current Judges on a bench where not one landlord is convicted are as bad as the Judges and landlords.

The Landlord Tenant Courts, Harassment and Housing, are deliberately failing all tenants. It is shocking to have a press article have to publish that not one landlord has been convicted of harassment in 20 years or the state's Division of Criminal Justice Services have to declare it. Talk about a rigged system, it is hard to tell who the bigger criminals are, the Judges, the politicians who appointed the Judges, the Courts who systemically processed countless tenants, the property owners who give $ to the politicians, the lawyer who wrote the bad law 20 years ago, the politicians who passed the landlord written law.
It is a deliberate systemic failure by politicians, judges, lawyers, landlords all who have gotten richer in the past 20 years.

This is possibly one of the greatest examples of systemic rigging in modern history. It shocks one's senses that the courts are not publicly making drastic changes after 20 years of factory-processing citizens towards 100% landlord victories.

The outcry from politicians, otherwise called Public Servants, has been too quiet, minimal at best. The lack of any outcry from the courts or the new Chief Judge is deeply troubling.
The Public is getting screwed by the Public Servants.

Bottomline, even if an ethical, moral, unbiased, and law abiding Judge gets seated on the bench without the appropriate laws being passed, that Judge cannot rule against the landlord. The tactics landlords use to harass tenants are still not all covered by the new laws being proposed. Why aren't their laws addressing all of the tactics used by landlords and for that fact the tactics used by tenant lawyers these past 20 years that made themselves very rich at the expense of their client and while not once solving tenant's problems? Silly to ask the latter part of the last sentence because if the tenant lawyer called out the rigged system and solved the tenant's problems by exposing the landlord's harassing tactics then the lawyers could not buy 2nd homes in the country.

Until the system is unrigged, the last 20 years will continue with tenants not prevailing in harassment cases and Tenant Lawyers taking the easy way out, allowing it to happen.

Anonymous said...

Looks like DeB won. He is such an arrogant bastard. I would love to see him taken down a peg or two. Obviously, he knew his coffers were filled by his REBNY pals.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to the arrogance of DeBlasio and the stark, in-your-face aggression of Powers, I will be voting Republican in the election in November. Also, after being a loyal member for many years and always giving an extra donation to the TA, I will never send that shameless political organization another penny. They really need to open their books and have complete transparency, because they are not a tenants' advocate organization, they are an "off-the-books" political lobbyist organization. Disgusting!

Anonymous said...

If your voting republican, in good conscience, be sure to give up your RS lease.

You know that republicans consider you a freeloading, free market hating, welfare recipient if you're benefiting from the RS laws that they're determined to rescind.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

According to NY One:

Powers, Keith Dem 3,530 40%
Speranza, Marti Dem 2,004 23%
Honig, Rachel Dem 764 9%
Schachter, Bessie Dem 752 9%
Aronson, Vanessa Dem 592 7%
Castro, Maria Dem 424 5%
Mailman, Jeffrey Dem 408 5%
Shapiro, Barry Dem 186 2%
Hartman, Alec Dem 96 1%

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There is some good news. Though Powers won, the majority of Demarcates who voted, did not vote for him. Oh, I'm sure that there will be good photo ops, but my work hasn't stopped.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, preferential rents. Apparently ST/PCV is there, with the highest number.

https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/preferential-rents

Anonymous said...

Does Powers go up against anybody in November, or are we stuck with him for four years? I'm not RS, so a Repunlican could not be worse.In this place there is real RS and market rate RS!

Anonymous said...

all my democrat friends agree with 11:01 pm, yeah they think i'm a freeloader since i earn over 125,000. there's that. 100% of them think it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

As they say, the proof is in the pudding. We shall see!

Anonymous said...

My problem with voting these days is that so few people are educated when they go to vote. They vote for a person based on:

I know him/her or their family
They grew up in my neighborhood
So and so endorsed them
They are a democrat, and I'm a democrat

So many people vote blindly, and it's making corrupt politicians like DeBlasio a shoe-in to win.

Anonymous said...

"turnout was on track to be close to the lowest ever, with just under 14% of active registered Democrats casting their ballots."

Nobody is voting because the Democratic Party is giving the People horrible choices that no one in good conscience can vote for. The Democratic Machine is out of control and beyond fixable, having learned nothing after losing the Presidential election and majorities. They are in deep denial of their exposed corruption and diminishing leadership. WAKE UP!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

But, politically, the Democrats own New York City, so if you win the primary, you are guaranteed a seat in the government. Once in a while, a Republican will win, but it's rare. And a true independent? Forget about it!

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, the democrats have been putting up horrendous candidates of late such as deBlasio and Cuomo. They are so abhorrent to me that I will vote republican no matter who is running.And our local Democrats are equally bad. Garodnick, kavannagh and Holman who have all let Blackstone destroy our community.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of "So many people vote blindly, and it's making corrupt politicians like DeBlasio a shoe-in to win." from September 13, 2017 at 8:52 AM

This is about our kids safety after being already fed up with the Deputy Mayors special favors he got and now all of this. We may be stuck with this Mayor, but this Deputy Mayor has got to go.

1. Why no anti-child pornography statement from the Mayor on his May 2017 staff arrested for child pornography or any statement on the Mayor's position on child pornography?

2. Why no anti-child abuse statement from the Mayor on his close colleague and friend Seattle Mayor who just stepped down?

3. Why no statement from the Mayor or his Deputy Mayor Buery on "Child Safety First and Above All Else" when it comes to city contracts doled out to lobbyists clients under investigations for serious crimes?

Is this administration, Mayor and Deputy Mayor are A-OK with his colleagues, friends, lobbyists and their client's actions? With recent press on the Deputy Mayor's own actions, crossing lines, on top of these 2017 incidents, it seems way past time time to replace the Deputy Mayor. What else is yet to be revealed?

This lobbying firm's clients from Trump Soho to the below, and the firms political ties are a veritable who's who of miscreants.




"Firm connected to Mayor de Blasio still lobbying city despite being under investigation"

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/firm-linked-de-blasio-lobbying-city-probe-article-1.3221398

"In the runup to the Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation contracts, Constantinople & Vallone and another firm, Hawkins Consulting, lobbied Deputy Mayor Richard Buery. (ANTHONY DELMUNDO/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)"

A powerful lobbying firm with ties to Mayor de Blasio has helped a scandal-scarred Queens nonprofit score city funding — despite being under investigation and having twice been penalized for losing a child on a field trip.

Constantinople & Vallone, which has fund-raised for de Blasio campaigns, has lobbied on behalf of Sports & Arts in Schools Foundation, a nonprofit that has received nearly $2 million from the city Youth and Community Development Department and the Education Department in just the past year.

The nonprofit’s contracts with the city have continued even after a string of criminal charges against employees, city probes and bad performance evaluations, records show.

Four of the nonprofit’s managers pleaded guilty to a no-show job scam in 2010 that involved stealing $82,000 in funds by submitting bogus bills, including food and bowling trip expenses.

In 2013, the city’s special commissioner of investigation said that a Sports & Arts dance instructor had an inappropriate relationship with a student enrolled in one of its after-school programs. The instructor was later terminated.

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Anonymous said...

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In another incident, in January 2016, video footage show what appeared to be a coach at a Sports & Arts after-school program at a Far Rockaway, Queens, middle school refereeing a fight between two students. The coach was suspended and later left the nonprofit.

The special commissioner of investigation also opened a probe in 2015 into accusations of payroll discrepancies and conflicts of interest at a Sports & Arts program at Public School 188 on the Lower East Side. That probe is ongoing, according to a recent disclosure that Sports & Arts made to the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services.

Despite the red flags, the nonprofit received three city contracts — one from the Youth and Community Development Department and two from the Education Department — worth a total of $1.88 million that started last July 1, city records show.

In the runup to those contracts, Constantinople & Vallone and another firm, Hawkins Consulting, lobbied Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and his chief of staff on behalf of the nonprofit, state records show. Buery oversees education initiatives, including after-school programs for middle-school students.

Constantinople & Vallone has raised a combined $60,900 in donations for de Blasio’s 2013 and 2017 campaigns, according to city records. One 2015 fund-raiser collected $16,350 for his reelection campaign."

Anonymous said...

Followup on the Powers' campaign's aggressiveness: I sent a note to the TA page about this. Someone using the pseudonym "Peter Stuyvesant" responded, saying that PCVST was not enforcing the rules against solicitation, so, in order to compete effectively against the other candidates who were ignoring the rules, Powers' people did the same. This response confused me. When I called Security about the issue they promptly dealt with it. "No enforecment"??

It's a bit creepy to have someone, who has your name, responding to your note while hiding behind a pseudonym. So much for transparency! I have always supported the TA but, like others here, I am having very serious concerns about what exactly the TA is anymore, and who they actually serve.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Pardon me for asking this, but why "serious concerns"? I and others have stepped away from the TA some time ago. This campaign just proves we were correct. As to the explanation from "Peter Stuyvesant," the excuse that there is no enforcement against solicitation is lame and insulting. I am glad that I do not support the TA. Otherwise, I would be embarrassed, and not just with the Powers thing.

Anonymous said...

Corruption wins in NYC once again. Never let it be said that Democrats don't just love their corruption.

Anonymous said...

"Corruption" is another word for "Crime". These Corrupt individuals have a very, very, very long list of Crimes.

Anonymous said...

I agree with something I saw on the T&V blog about Powers, and that is his community roots approach. Let's see if he lives up to his reputation of being a staunch PCVST guy... all eyes should be watching him very closely over the next 4-8 years.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Powers has to really prove himself, not the other way around. A "staunch PCVST guy"... I don't know what that means. Powers was/is a member of the TA board, and the TA is managed horribly.