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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.

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

https://dmv.ny.gov/registration/motorized-devices-cannot-be-registered-new-york

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Sunday - September 17 - A Disaster?

Okay, several things happening. I don't want to post individually on the main page, so I'm putting all this together. You can make larger by just clicking on the photo.

I took my morning walk and this is what I saw:


This is a shot of my floor. The rugs are a disaster, as you can see. No matter how many times the floor is cleaned, the markings still come up. This is what I see every day when I leave my apartment.

I walk along the 20th Street Loop. It is already past 9am, closing in on 10am. (The "garbage" is still there at 11am.) This is what I see:














Now I'm at the jewel of this complex -- Peter Cooper Village:



Relief! Some nice flowers along the 1st Avenue entrance:


But, as I head back, I spot that Ess-a-Bagel uses motorized bikes to deliver. I knew this, of course, but this is a nice photo. (Looking at the photo, what else do I see? A fire-hydrant covered by the bikes.)


What else do I spot as I head inside? All over the new big signs telling riders not to ride their bikes inside the Oval is this new sign:


Yes, you are on camera and your life, photo-wise, is in somebody's hands. These signs can be debated legally, but, right now, whatever.

It's humid, so I go to Oval Study to work. (Yes, I periodically belong, as I have no AC in my apartment.) What do I find there? No ventilation! Inside, it is like a locker room, if not worse. So I drudge over to Abigail, the company that is responsible for Oval Study. The explanation? "You are the first person..." And: "I will inform somebody on Monday."

Monday!!

So I head back to my apartment. The front door which greets me every day:


Perhaps it's best to go to Chinatown today?

156 comments:

Stuy Town Reporter said...

From the TA Facebook, partial post. And there are many more like this:

>>I have reported with timing, descriptions etc. nothing. A woman was off leashing her dog a few days ago, I saw Public Safety and asked if that was alright. His comment... "No. It is not", but he just walked by her without saying a word.<<

How many times have I read something like this? I have photos, people have complained. But nothing seems done. Making sure the flowers are in bloom; okay. Making sure apartments are rented, and as quickly as possible; okay. But the rest?

As I said the priority here is different. We can be "good" neighbors, but if someone is not interested?

I had to make my escape today from Stuy Town. What I see is not the place I want to call home. I won't be gotten rid of, however.

I have to deal with it, but you have to deal with me, and others like me.

I wish it were different. But it is not.

Anonymous said...

Yes, this place has turned into a dorm slum. I have never seen it look so bad and the phony management acts like they care. Churn, churn, churn the apartments and that is what you get.

Anonymous said...

Blackstone is one of the worst owners we have endured and there have been bad ones. They have turned this place into a filthy dorm/hotel dump and completely negated or neutralized our once viable TA. They can shove their surveys and tent meetings. Pure garbage

Anonymous said...

Things are going down on the TA Facebook page. People seem to be getting really fed up with this place, and the way it looks and is being run.

Rick should resign due to his lack to do anything correctly. Chances are he will get a big bonus.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

It could be too late. I don't know how one can turn it around. Oh, there are ways, but some of them involve getting very serious and pissing some of our tenants off. If there is a will, there is a way. Unfortunately, a lot of the criticisms of this place are on target.

Anonymous said...

Rick follows what his bosses tell him to do, which is to bring the property down while appeasing the older tenants with personal attention and e-mails. If he were not here we would just heave someone else like him. As long as the renting policies stay the same, this place will remain a dorm dump. That is no matter who is property manager. The demo stinks to high heaven and that causes the problems

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Take a look at the main photos I posted. Now, does anyone like what they see? And to think that there are now many residents who are paying at least twice the amount that I am paying. Some are paying three times as much! I suspect that a good number are waiting to move out once they find something better. That's a terrible damnation of this place, which, in the "old days," it was hard to get into.

Anonymous said...

The only way to turn this place around is to lower rents in order to attract a decent demo instead of packing apartments with students and airbnbers. Not going to happen. They are making money.

Anonymous said...

No waiting list anymore for this overpriced dump.

Anonymous said...

Was coming back from shopping and walking up hill, twenty something is soooo busy texting, her dog stops and pisses right in the middle of the hill, she continues texting oblivious to what her animal is doing!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Somebody on the TA Facebook was complaining about those "your life is mine" signs around the Oval. Yes, its legality is debatable. As I was passing one of the playgrounds this late afternoon, I was wondering who could use any of the two playgrounds around the Oval if they didn't allow themselves or their children to be photographed/filmed for whatever purpose? The signs would indicate that they must. So, according to the signs, you waive yourself and your children if you go to one of those playgrounds. This seems highly suspicious. I wonder what, if anything, the TA has to say about this.

Anonymous said...

The property is getting to be more and more of a slum every day. This is the Blackstone Business Model, though. They are know throughout the world for buying up distressed properties, wringing the last drop of blood out of them by over-filling living spaces, providing minimum services and charging maximum rents. This is why they are one of the most hated landlords on the planet.

Anonymous said...

The TA no longer has anything to say about anything if they even exist

Anonymous said...

And Blackstone is the landlord who our illustrious politicians endorsed to take over our community.

Anonymous said...

Quite honestly, I think the property is just going to crumble... both figuratively and literally. It is figuratively crumbling before our very eyes right now, as the strong community this once was is now completely gone. I don't think that the literal crumbling of the property is far behind. How many renovations and apartment reconfigurations will it take before buildings start caving in??

People are going to die here because of managements incompetence, and if I were Rick, I wouldn't want that on my hands.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of Chinatown. Well, just north of Chinatown, A great (but very small), cheap place.


Super Taste Restaurant
26 Eldridge St., New York, NY 10002
nr. Canal St.


http://nymag.com/listings/restaurant/super-taste/

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I will check it out. Thanks.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>How many renovations and apartment reconfigurations will it take before buildings start caving in??<<

I don't want it to happen, and these buildings, though old, are pretty well built. So I don't think it will happen. If it does, I don't want to predict the consequences.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, I sat outside just a while ago. Seen two bikes. Both ignored the big new signs saying no riding around the Oval.

Anonymous said...

9:54 p.m. -

You are right: I have wondered for approximately two years now how long before the buildings start to fall apart to the extent that people and other animals are crushed, maimed, murdered. "Murder" because it is intentional, deliberate, and not simply killing accidentally, without intent to kill.

Destroying walls, floors, pipes every single day for years ("renovations" - lying - it is destruction pure and simple) will kill a building, causing structural damage which will eventually mutilate and kill any living being in those buildings.

"Open kitchens" in over 100 apartments??? Are tenants aware that there are more fires here already than they report? "Open kitchens" infested by drunk, drugged, wasted students and "young professionals?" Kitchens with stoves in the middle of a floor, no door, where young children run around, throwing things, climbing?

It is IN FRONT OF YOUR EYES, BENEATH YOUR NOSE, NEXT TO YOUR ENTIRE BODY:

Blackstone has no problem with literally killing (murdering) us. No guns, bombs or similar weapons. Instead: living conditions of a plentiful variety which will kill us slowly . . . through fires, collapsing walls, diseases brought in by insects and rodents thanks to picnics, neighbors with the sanitary habits practiced in crack houses.

Blackstone is literally DESTROYING BUILDINGS, TREES, GRASS, PLANTS, HEALTH, SAFETY. BLACKSTONE IS DELIBERATELY DOING THIS.

While Blackstone did not begin this plague of students, they have accelerated it dramatically. Among the many other dangerous conditions it has created is the establishment of a prey population which attracts particularly frightening predators. Hordes of young females who band together wearing clothes (as well as make-up, perfume) designed to excite male lust routinely giggle, shriek, scream and totter their way to bars, sometimes pick up drunken/drugged strange man and bring them into the buildings. Or they wander about by themselves during the dark hours, unable to think clearly (again, drunk and/or drugged), an irresistible attraction to men of a certain bent. Of course, these females will attract rapists into the general area.

Blackstone has deliberately, with premeditation, brought in transients, students, humans who are injurious to other life forms deliberately. For money, for the all mighty buck? Of course! But for other reasons as well: to destroy every building in pursuit of their goal of razing all of the buildings and "developing" this land into some grandiose wet dream of their own - a hotel or hotels, condominiums for more soul-dead humans with too much money and no morals or ethics or decency.

And worse. Worse because the reasons are more complicated and ultimately destructive to other lives. POWER OVER OTHERS, CONTROL OVER THE LIVES, DEATH AND LIVING CONDITIONS OF OTHER PEOPLE (and life forms). Sociopathy reigns supreme in these circles.

An interview with Schwarzman, the "head" (a brainless, monstrous head, as far as I am concerned) of Blackstone described this destroyer of lives as a sociopath, clearly devoid of concern about any person or thing beyond himself.

Wake up, my neighbors.

Anonymous said...

The sad thing is that we have been abandoned, no TA and silent politicians particularly our illustrious councilman. Blackstone can do whatever it wishes which is to turn ST/PC into a dorm hotel dump.

Anonymous said...

BLACKSTONE TRADEMARKS PCVST BRAND

Permanent dogshit dogpiss stained hallway carpeting everywhere

Ridiculous, cheap, bent, plastic-coated, chicken-wire fencing

More and more, larger and larger, increasingly redundant signage

Everyone ignoring/disregarding unenforced regulations posted everywhere

Transients moving in/out anyplace anytime

Piles of discarded trash/junk randomly dumped everywhere throughout complex

...

BLACKSTONE SUCKS!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I have wondered for approximately two years now how long before the buildings start to fall apart to the extent that people and other animals are crushed, maimed, murdered. "Murder" because it is intentional, deliberate, and not simply killing accidentally, without intent to kill.<<

There will be "hell to pay" if even a small percentage of this comes true. But I don't think so, as much as I can complain about certain things here and see certain things all the time.

Anonymous said...

I doubt that those dire predictions will occur. There will just be the gradual eroding of QOL here as more and more students, transients. and city subsidized take over. Very bad in itself

Anonymous said...

STR, I usually agree with most things you say, but I firmly believe these buildings are being set up for something catastrophic. As an engineer, I can tell you that it doesn't matter how strong the building is, once you start making changes the way that they are, it's only a matter of time.

Once you add the significant structural changes and add in the major increase in population, you have a disaster waiting to happen. The one saving grace is that the buildings are stand alone buildings (for the most part), so it will not happen all at once, and some buildings stand a better chance than others.

If Blackstone let's this happen, even they might not have enough money to recover.

Anonymous said...

people. the elevators are going to break down more often as they are old and never checked. Constantly having our kids get stuck in them, they are 11 and 14 years old and scary.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't expect a fatality with the use and tear of these buildings. As I stated, if that occurs, then Blackstone is history in this place.

As for elevators, I do know that at times I have to wait longer for one, and that the elevator which comes (from one of the top floors) is filled with people. I have not heard of an elevator breaking down at the time. If that happens, something is seriously wrong.

Anonymous said...

This place is so poorly managed. It's really bad living here. Biggest mistake ever made.
Three weeks later, and a senior manager has still not called me, and it's been THREE WEEKS!
They DO NOT CARE!

Anonymous said...

Running it down so Blackstone and Pfizer with Dalian Wanda can build Dalian Wanda Hotel

That is their play

China is to announce end of October release of foreign investment block provided
ALL things fall into place for the deal

https://www.ncuscr.org/sites/default/files/Gala-E-Invite.pdf

Anonymous said...

Luxury Living, at it's worst! Pathetic! The TA blows!

Anonymous said...

HEY, I KNOW THAT BUILDING?

Anonymous said...

6:49 am

Bravo! You are telling like it is!!!

Life long resident

Anonymous said...

September 18, 2017 at 2:17 PM
6:49 am
Bravo! You are telling like it is!!!
Life long resident
-----
Garodnick? Is that you admitting you destroyed your community for Blackstone $$$$$ ?

Anonymous said...

hey buddy, way to bury the lede--
signs that state your presence is implicit permission to photograph you and use the photographs however they want???
I saw those signs--haven't yet read through them carefully. I will now.
I t seems to me this opening the door for a legal challenge. You can't just tell people their photographs can be used without a waiver and without their consent, or that they waive their rights by using the property. I realize that public photography is legal and surveillance is (god help us) legal, but these signs seem to be indicating something more.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Our man Dan speaks! (To the TA Facebook)

Hi neighbors -- For those of you who may not know me, I'm the NYC Council Member representing ST/PCV. I wanted you to know that I objected to the broad releases for filming that appeared around Stuy Town (and in management's eblast) for two days this week. The releases are unnecessarily broad -- and it is inappropriate to say to our neighbors that consenting to be recorded for "any use, in any and all media throughout the universe in perpetuity" is a fair condition to accessing their apartment.

Before taking legal or legislative steps, I discussed the issue with Rick Hayduk, the General Manager, who committed to me that individuals' images will not be used without their consent. He said that anyone whose image is actually captured would be offered a consent form, which they can decide whether or not to sign. Additionally, he confirmed to me that the filming was for a Blackstone private video (rather than for promotional materials), and would be completed today.

Rick has committed in the future (to the extent that any future filming takes place) to include language in publicly-posted signs which will make clear that no one's image will be used without their explicit consent.

I generally don't follow commentary on Facebook on a day to day basis, so if you need me, please feel free to contact my office at 212-818-0580.

Dan Garodnick

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Additionally, he confirmed to me that the filming was for a Blackstone private video<<

So, something to watch by the big boys and...?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And if it is "private," how will we know who is in it?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Maybe my humor is not what it use to be or I'm not reading correctly, but apparently Marsh is now making fun of a robbery at the T level on Ave C. He also seems amused by the management photos being taken around the property,

Atomic Man said...

I've noticed that none of the new rotation of new tenants on my floor have nameplates on their door. All have been here a few months.

Was thinking that maybe Management doesn't bother with them anymore, given the constant churning. Same in your building?

Anonymous said...

3:13 pm

I am truly a life long resident and NOT our councilman!
What has happened here and continues to take place is truly deplorable.
My only comfort is that karma is a bitch and those who are responsible will eventually get back that which they have inflicted on all of us.

Anonymous said...

Somebody on the TA fb page said something about Blackstone owning 50% for 10 years. I thought Blackstone owned the entire place 100% indefinitely. Can someone please clarify? I hope we are not going to be sold again or the property split up and sold to multiple buyers. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

They are lauding Garodnick all over the TA site because he responded to the filming by Blackstone. Big deal, he needs to respond to their renting policies and the condition of this property.

Anonymous said...

If they eliminate PS/Security, they won't be legally able to keep this dump a dorm. Also, as most projects this size have to have a security force, they won't be able to rent any of the units. Nobody, especially those paying market rent, will rent here if there is no Security.

Anonymous said...

7:27
I second that!!

Dan, where the hell are you in regard to the hundreds of other things that are wrong with this place? You have been extremely quiet since your handshake with Blackstone back when the deal was finalized.

Anonymous said...

I sometimes forget the other posters live in the same place I do. I have such a difference experience and have truly enjoyed living here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Experiences are indeed different among tenants. But what do you think of the property as I showed with many photos on the main page?

Anonymous said...

7:27am, you must have your blinders on big time! You enjoy the ongoing construction, dog crap EVERYWHERE, garbage thrown all over the place, and the students taking over?

Anonymous said...

Does the TA have any say on telling management to stop renting to these Students? Wasn'y this agreed upon when they first took over this place? It has even got worse around here!

Anonymous said...

Dan, Dan, he's our man, if he can't do it, no one can! What a jerk-weed!

Anonymous said...

Bunch of illiterate pigs that live here. Looking more "ghetto" each day.

Anonymous said...

The premises is disgusting.

Anonymous said...

"Does the TA have any say on telling management to stop renting to these Students?"

LOL....Thanks I needed a good laugh.

Anonymous said...

"I've noticed that none of the new rotation of new tenants on my floor have nameplates on their door. All have been here a few months."


Atomic Man-Ditto. As per the SPS "move in" link folder on their webpage.

"13. THINGS TO KNOW:

Door nameplates and the mailbox directory are normally installed within three weeks after your lease starts. Only the names of the Tenants of Record are listed."

Typical SPS BS as are many of the so called "rules" listed that have zer0 enforcement.

https://resources.stuytown.com/common/uploads/stuytown_freshbrew_com/cb3d9d34-b753-49b7-9c2e-c18381e807bc/Collateral/Documents/PCVST_MoveIn_August_





Anonymous said...

The TA has no say in anything. All the TA does is run a fb page and promote it's pet pols, one of them being a board member.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I repeat, because I would love to get a response:

>>Experiences are indeed different among tenants. But what do you think of the property as I showed with many photos on the main page?<<

Also, if you do check in, a few important, though small, questions:

1) Are you "MR"? Yes, I know everything here is currently rent stabilized, but do you pay a much higher rent than "old timers"?

2) Do you have a family? I can understand making choices based upon school, playmates, etc.

3) Do you have a dog? Some places do not allow dogs into their complex or building. ST and PCV is very friendly to dogs.

Anonymous said...

Oh, go out and smell the flowers. Someone likes living here, so be it. It's just a difference of opinion.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Well... no. Not just opinion. Unless opinion without reasons. Only three questions. Not that hard!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Best Advice Ever: Take a walk like I did and that's photoed on the main page--and smell the flowers!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Happy Days Are Here Again:

Dear Resident,
Over the past couple of weeks, StuyTown Property Services has made leadership changes in the Public Safety Department.

Frances Martin, a decorated NYPD officer, will assume the role of Chief, Public Safety. Chief Martin served the City of New York for 27 years and retired as Commander of the Detective Squad in 2010. She was an appointee of the then Police Commissioner and has worked task forces with the FBI, Secret Service, and just about every other federal agency including Homeland Security in the aftermath of 9/11. At the time of her departure, Chief Martin was one of the highest ranking female officers in the NYPD. She’s been working at PCVST as a Lieutenant for the past 7 years on the overnight shift. Chief Martin is also a long-term resident of Stuyvesant Town.

Joseph Gamba will assume the role of Deputy Chief, Public Safety. Deputy Chief Gamba is also a decorated NYPD officer with 20 years of service and retired as Lieutenant, Platoon Commander. Deputy Chief Gamba also served as Sergeant assigned to the NYC Housing Authority for 14 years. He’s been working at PCVST for 12 years as Lieutenant on the afternoon shift. Deputy Chief Gamba is also a long-term resident.
The primary objective of the Public Safety department is to keep residents safe. The secondary objective is to enforce the quality of life guidelines as defined in a resident’s lease and House Rules. With a community of 28,000 residents, caretakers and visitors, incidents will occur, but know that the department works closely with the 13th Precinct and relies heavily on officer visibility as a crime deterrent. Also know that PCVST has over 1,100 cameras in and around the buildings to assist with crime prevention and incident response. Under the direction of Chief Martin, the entire Public Safety department remains intensely committed to resident safety and to the enforcement of the quality of life guidelines.

If you are part of, or are witnessing, an emergency situation your first call should be to 911. As New Yorkers, remember if you See Something, Say Something. Public Safety can be reached 24/7 at 212.598.5233 (if not in your contacts, please put the number in).

As always, please reach out to us should you have any thoughts, comments, or concerns.

Rick Hayduk
CEO | General Manager

-----------------------------

This can only mean one thing: The large no-bike riding around the Oval signs will
be enforced, which means PS will be visible at various hours of the day and night. The motorized bikes will be gone. (All are illegal, btw.) And outsiders who walk their dogs will be escorted out of the complex, with their dogs.

There are other infractions, some of which have been mentioned.

Oh, Happy Days!

Anonymous said...

Waiting for the mass exodus when Roberts is up.. Coming soon.

Anonymous said...

"Waiting for the mass exodus when Roberts is up.. Coming soon."

Yes, 6/15/2020. But they will replaced by...guess who?


"The School That Ate New York"

http://nymag.com/news/features/69482/

Anonymous said...

WHO is responsible for this "change" at PS? And for god's sake WHY???

Wake up!

Anonymous said...

No explanation on McClellan departure in the letter wishing him well. What happened?

Anonymous said...

Regarding creating unsafe buildings: "full-size" washer-dryers are installed in the new "studio" apartments.

It seems perfectly clear that Blackstone is working diligently to destroy the walls and the pipes of these buildings and to bring in a worse and worse kind of human being to live here.

For a couple of years now, the hot water is often gone because of spoiled idiots using dishwashers. I had no idea people had private laundry rooms in their apartments.

As our engineer has written, the buildings cannot withstand this. Blackstone is achieving a multitude of goals by doing this to the buildings and to the people who consider their apartment to be their home and their refuge

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I live in Stuy Town, so I don't have a next door neighbor with a private washing machine. Traditionally, having one goes against "the rules," but I don't know what is allowed now.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

My question (actually three) about this place, still goes unanswered.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I will point out there is more ass-kissing on the TA Facebook than before, where tenants were savaging what goes on around here just a few days ago. It's funny, in a way, but also represents a deluded view. Unless things dramatically change, the situation is still the same old/same old, though I will be glad to report otherwise.

Anonymous said...

Yes ass kissing of Garodnick and the TA including by yours truly John Marsh.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The assault that occurred here the other day of a delivery person did indeed happen. Apparently, there was blood on the floor, too. The address was 287 Ave C, T level.

It was only one of those APPS that exposed the incident to others. Management has been silent, though I doubt for long, now that the incident has "come to light." I expect something about this incident at the Town & Village newspaper.

Of course, if you check the dates, the incident may have happened already when those cheered by a small section of the TA Facebook were in charge.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure you haven't had your questions answered? I feel sometimes you over- steer the narrative. Of course you should, this is your show. But I know I've posted comments that disagree with you (without being nasty) and they've never see the light of day.

Anonymous said...

I didn't see Chief McLellan's named mentioned anywhere. Makes me think he was fired. I noticed that Rick H said that we have 28,000 residents plus caregivers, etc. The property is waaay overpopulated and I do not believe Public Safety have enough manpower to do an even almost adequate of keeping us safe and dealing with the QOL infractions. That whole department is understaffed to the point of it being an insult to our intelligence, an insult to the PS officers who actually care and nothing more than a token way of following the laws concerning campus cops. Real campuses are much better served by PS and well-run housing complexes smaller than this one (I think we are the largest) are also served much better by Security. Unfortunately, this is a very, very badly run dorm and even worse run housing complex. They should dump Rick and his crew and bring in some real professionals who know what they are doing.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Are you sure you haven't had your questions answered? I feel sometimes you over- steer the narrative. Of course you should, this is your show. But I know I've posted comments that disagree with you (without being nasty) and they've never see the light of day.<<

I pass ALL comments unless they go beyond one of my rules.

Again, I will ask the same questions. Again, I get no answer.

Anonymous said...

It could be that Chief McClellan resigned for health reasons. I think that is a very strong possibility and it may be that it is at his request that no reason has been given by Management for his departure. Could be that he just wants to keep his private business private. Someone on the TA page mentioned that he had lost a great deal of weight. Let's hope that it is not for health reasons he has departed, but I don't think it's fair to assume it was for any reason other than that it was what he wanted. People do sometimes like to leave a job on their own terms with no fuss and palaver.

Anonymous said...

2:30 PM, as I have said many times before, Rick only follows orders from Blackstone which is the problem. Replacing Rick means nothing as any property manager must tow the Blackstone line. The core problem is the rentals which Rick does not control . When you rent to this demo if students, airbnbers and city subsidized the problems in QOL occur.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>It could be that Chief McClellan resigned for health reasons. I think that is a very strong possibility and it may be that it is at his request that no reason has been given by Management for his departure.<<

It is certainly possible, but Management not saying a word, even of thanks, encourages people to speculate.

Anonymous said...

"Resigned?" Chief McClellan "resigned?" How do we reach that conclusion?

He WAS thin some time back and there WAS a health problem.

The health problem left; he put on more weight and is fine.

And 2:30: you are right. If Rick does not enforce and go along with Blackstone's agenda of destruction, deception, lying . . . then he will be an ex-employee and someone else willing to be their face here will take his place.

It is the people who create this nightmarish situation for us who need to be dealt with, of course.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I should watch my profanity, per my instructions, but this place is a &*#@-house. I can't believe that people are paying double or even triple my rent. But they are, and some believe Management's spin: "But it's New York...." Sorry, it wasn't this way before. Not at all.

The Management says 28,000 residents now. 2,000 less than the online total elsewhere, but it used to be 20,000--official. Many more people. Many more problems.

Anonymous said...

we live under some real as swipes. are the tenants here unable to afford carpeting????

Please lets all get together on this carpets are cheap. only a real assdouche would let their kids play ball in an apartment with no flooring carpet rugs. !!!!

people remember that the one bedrooms are now chock full of families 1 , 2 and even 3 kids. the floors cannot handle it as they are cardboard thin with nothing in them.

only a loser would refuse to get rugs.

Anonymous said...

Many more people because of student packed dorm apartments and airbnbers. They really do not know who or how many are renting here and do not care. This place is a dump.

Anonymous said...

Another theory is this: any part of the problem is accountable for the problem. Thus any part of the problem is not a part of the solution.



The corporate hierarchy lower level Property Manager is equally as accountable as the corporate hierarchy higher level Property Owner. Period.

The guy who carries out the orders is equally as accountable as the guy who gives the orders. Period.

To give an analogy but am not equating a Property Manager with a Hit Man.

The professional hit man who pulls the trigger is as accountable for the actions as is the mafia boss who gives the orders to shoot the target. Period.

The mafia hierarchy is no different than the corporate hierarchy, with order givers and order takers. Period.

A person has a choice to willfully join the mafia and participate in the orders just as a person has a choice what corporation they work at, and the types of orders that corporation doles out by the actions that corporation makes. Period.

A person who chooses to work at Blackstone, knowing the type of actions they make, the way they conduct themselves in business as well documented in the press globally, is willful in the actions they themselves make, no matter their low level in the organization hierarchy. Period.

Mafia Organization or Corporate Organization or NonProfit Organization, all Organizations have low level and high level order givers and order takers; all participants in any organization have free will to chose the type of organization they participate in; and all participants, high level order givers and low level order takers are equally and individually accountable for their own actions.

In this case, the target is the StuyTown community tenants so the hotel resort investors can develop the land. Putting an unempowered property manager to be a solution for quality of life problems is a deliberate choice by both parties. The ones giving no power to solve quality of life problems to the property manager and the property manager giving cover to the higher ups by solving no quality of life problems by covering for the order givers with giving lip service to the targets is choosing lip service rather than solutions and that is a deliberate choice.

With nobody being a part of the solution, the problems will remain and only get worse.

That is a deliberate choice.

Anonymous said...

What makes you think anything is going to be any different around here. It's going to be the S.O.S.
Guaranteed!

Anonymous said...

Thet have totally destroyed this place. Spoke with a Senior PS officer, and he said he has had it. His hands are tied behind his backs. It's a no win situation for all of us.

Anonymous said...

It's like a constant construction site here. There is always something going on here. This is not a quiet place to live in. There is constant noise everywhere you walk. iT'S GUNNA BE LIKE THIS FOR THE NEXT 30 YEARS!

Anonymous said...

Back in June Lt. Martin assisted me re: upstairs neighbors blowing off Security 3x in a few hours and they got a lease violation. She's tough and effective and I for one am really glad we have a strong woman at the helm. I wish her a lot of luck in this new position.

Also, love J. Gambia. Another effective, strong person and wish him the best in this new role.

Anonymous said...

I don't doubt PO Martin can do a great job, I just hope her hands aren't completely tied by Blackstone, which was obviously the case with McClellan. If Blackstone tries, I hope she speaks up against them.

Anonymous said...

Why care about the safety of the little people who will eventually be replaced with oligarchs, when the developers promised the financiers the Second Avenue subway would be completed and the politicians are owned by the developers, catering to their every wish, desire and whim.



When New York City's long-delayed Second Avenue subway line debuted this year, it had so many unaddressed "quality control" defects that now critics are saying it is Governor Andrew Cuomo's fault for rushing his workers to meet a politically expedient deadline he had set.

The Federal Transit Administration found more than 17,000 outstanding defects along the four-station line after it opened on January 1 after a mad scramble to the finish by workers pushed by Cuomo.

“Quality was compromised for schedule acceleration,” says the federal report, which was obtained by The New York Times.

"The large number of discrepancies is a concern. Such a large number of discrepancies indicate a breakdown in the contractors' quality assurance program, the subcontractors' quality control program and that quality was compromised for schedule acceleration."

Only about 10,000 of those “discrepancies” had been fixed by May, when the feds last inspected. The project is not expected to earn its final federal safety certificate until November, the Times reported.

“It would be better to wait a couple more months and get it right, rather than prematurely have a ribbon-cutting ceremony to benefit the governor,” Larry Penner, a former official at the Federal Transit Administration who oversaw grants for projects in New York and New Jersey, told the newspaper.

When he set the January 1 deadline for a project that had been delayed repeatedly since construction began for the first time in 1972, Cuomo said his mission was "restoring confidence in government...and actually getting the job done." Critics point out that a subway line with 17,000 defects was not, in fact, done.

"Keep this in mind when Cuomo is trumpeting the 2nd Ave subway during his 2020 White House run," tweeted Brooklynite Payton Guion.


http://www.newsweek.com/governor-andrew-cuomo-nyc-mta-2020-election-669215

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/nyregion/second-avenue-subway-safety.html?mcubz=3&_r=0

Point 3 on Page 2 New entrance to Subway on 14th street and Second Avenue Subway completed are terms the developer promised to the foreign investors. The infrastructure work on the subways is not for residents of StuyTown it is for Blackstone, the investors foreign and domestic to build the Hotel Resort and Ferry - Yacht dock so it is safe to say there will be no reprieve from the 14th street construction and all our local representatives lied to their StuyTown constituency residents.


https://ny.curbed.com/2009/6/2/10540470/conspiracy-theories-lights-out-for-peter-cooper-village

The City and State government is filled with corrupt thugs who are doing more damage to New York City then Tammany Hall so that the politician's rich friends get richer not by business expertise but by ruthless and unscrupulous robber-baron business practices. 17,000 safety hazards says it all. God help us all if these New York politicians advance to the Oval Office.

Anonymous said...

The photo in this article on the Second Avenue Subway Scandal says a lot. Fire hazards and Safety Issues are of no concern when developers want politicians to jump through turnstiles to begin a construction project!


MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast (L), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (2nd L) and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (2nd R) walk through the turnstyles at the 96th Street Station during a preview event for the Second Avenue subway line in Manhattan, New York City, U.S., December 22, 2016. Reuters/Andrew Kelly

http://www.businessinsider.com/new-york-second-ave-subway-safety-inspections-unfinished-report-2017-9

"The MTA did not fix the more than 17,000 defects that had been found during inspections leading up to the grand opening, according to the report. Additionally, the fire alarm system was still undergoing testing."

Anonymous said...

Are his hands tied cuz i see them on their phones fairly often. can't text or talk on phone if hands r tied. Just saying.

Anonymous said...

I do not see that a change in the public safety hierarchy could make much difference. The core problem here is the demo and the rental policies. The churning of apartments will continue and so will the problems. You cannot clean up a dump unless you start from the core.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Having someone at PS be in charge of the overnight shift is not exactly an endorsement, though it certainly reads like one at the TA Facebook. Correct me if I'm wrong, but the potential rape/murder at one of our buildings occurred during the night and took place for ten minutes or so before it was stopped by a random tenant of the building, and not by PS. Then there are muggings.... Loads of bikes cross the no bicycling sign during the night, not to mention the illegal motorized bikes that deliver food during the night.

Now, it is hoped that an upgrade in enforcement will happen, but there is not much difference to report at this point. I await, though, and I see more PS officers roaming around lately, which is wanted.

If anyone has a different report of the FACTS, please post it here.

Anonymous said...

In 1989 landlords whined and sued the Housing Courts, subsequently passed a landlord written law through a government run by landlord loving politicians in the 1990's and since then in the past 20 years not one landlord has ever been convicted of harassment despite making horrific acts against tenants.


http://www.nytimes.com/1989/05/23/nyregion/landlords-suing-the-housing-court-as-unfair.html?mcubz=1

It is past time for Tenants to sue the Housing court, based on 20 years of oppression, bias, corruption, prejudice and loss of basic American rights. That requires an organization with a track record of getting results for tenants and tenant rights so the PCVST TA is not qualified. The Tenant's Pac is on shaky territory as long as PCVST TA members are in that organization so the Tenant's Pac is disqualified ob top of the lacking results and their focus on backroom deals to turn the red state to blue instead of transparent and result garnering actions to demand tenants rights or the millions of renters will vote against the incumbent governing body who has cost tenants loss of rights, home, and housing.

Anonymous said...

A WOMAN in charge of Security? YEAH, OK. That's REALLY going to fly! The Homies are gunna LOVE THIS! Yet ANOTHER , stupid decision. God help us. S.O.S.

Anonymous said...



Not surprisingly another construction tower death at Brookfield's Hudson Yard and a second one the same day on a luxury tower being built by the same company who built the bunker, billion dollar corporation Italy headquartered Pizzarotti IBC. The construction sites had unresolved violations. The DOB did not insist violations are resolved by issuing a Stop Work and the Union did not protect their members demanding the DOB issue a Stop Work until all violations are resolved in a manner deemed satisfactory by the construction workers and not a frivolous "resolved" rubber stamp by the DOB after taking money from lobbyists.

This is on de Blasio administration's watch, luxury towers built at rapid pace, communities pushed out at record numbers, construction deaths at a dozen in just a year.


"Two construction workers plunge to their deaths at separate Manhattan job sites with unresolved violations"

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/workers-fatally-fall-troubled-nyc-job-sites-article-1.3511065

Anonymous said...

"Please lets all get together on this carpets are cheap. only a real assdouche would let their kids play ball in an apartment with no flooring carpet rugs. !!!!

people remember that the one bedrooms are now chock full of families 1 , 2 and even 3 kids. the floors cannot handle it as they are cardboard thin with nothing in them.

only a loser would refuse to get rugs."

-YES, YES AND YES.

to that other commenter who likes it here--yeah, I sometimes disagree with this blog re. the grounds--I don't mind outside noise that much and the lawns are nice. dogs are slightly annoying but whatevs.
but the internal noise ruins every good thing about this place. pretty trees cannot make up for having to leave my apartment for hours due to the shitholes who live upstairs.
There are major problems with this place. you have blinders on.

Anonymous said...

It is not an opinion, emotion or feeling; it is a fact. Not one landlord convicted of harassment in 20 years and the press coverage on things the NYC landlords have done to tenants is horrific and terrifying. If the PCVST tenant association were not in bed with Brookfield developers then the PCVST tenants here would have had a stellar harassment case.

Anonymous said...

"A WOMAN in charge of Security? YEAH, OK. That's REALLY going to fly! The Homies are gunna LOVE THIS! Yet ANOTHER , stupid decision. God help us. S.O.S."

That is the most stupid and moronic post STR has ever let through. Get back in your cave, neanderthal.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Hey, I just posted it. No profanity was used.

Anonymous said...

It could matter less who is in charge of public safety. Blackstone still rents to a crap demo including students and churns apartments. No win situation.

Anonymous said...

Are StuyTown Campus and New York Dorm Authority (DASNY) doing enough to keep StuyTown students and family residents in neighboring apartments safer since the attacks in StuyTown? The statistics on rape sexual assault are bad enough and the odds in StuyTown, with 1 in 52 female victims and StuyTown has at least 10,000 students, is very bad.


http://www.aei.org/publication/new-justice-department-study-reveals-1-52-6-college-women-victims-rapesexual-assault/

New Justice Department study reveals that about 1 in 52 college women have been victims of rape/sexual assault


NARAL‏Verified account @NARAL 5h5 hours ago

Survivors deserve to be heard, believed & seek justice. DeVos’s Title IX rollback is an attack on bodily autonomy & civil rights. #StopBetsy
8 replies 99 retweets 129 likes


NARAL‏Verified account @NARAL

1 in 5 women will be sexually assaulted on a college campus. DeVos rescinding survivor protections is a slap in the face to them. #StopBetsy
9:18 AM - 22 Sep 2017

Stuy Town Reporter said...

While I don't discount your facts, I think we have to see what happens and is happening in this community.

Anonymous said...

Tenants Associations worth a grain of salt can insist safety measures are put in place before something happens after all "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"

Anonymous said...

Disappearing Dan makes an appearance and saves us all from the tyranny of unauthorized filming. This, while engineering (with the aid of the tenant's association of course) an "affordable Condo Conversion" for us all. Yet, all the population of the sty can seem to muster are slings and arrows. It is because of Dan and the TA that we live under the conditions that we are. Please remember this fact. We're lucky to have them on our side.

--TA Supporter

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The lanyards seem not to be checked, no matter who is in charge. Seen already dogs without lanyards walked freely about the Oval and other places in ST and PCV. Also, seen two, yes, two PS officers chatting away, while non-lanyard dogs walked past them.

Nice days, so enjoy the weather.

Anonymous said...

The tenants association and Garodnick have been missing in action for months. They may not be completely responsible but they have done nothing to address issues and Garodnick pushed this Blackstone deal

Anonymous said...

To: 9/22 12:03 PM
r: Carpets
You're not alone in this noise issue.
The girls downstairs, every weekend, go to the bars and get home at 3:30 am after the bars close.
This is my week-end wake-up call. They let their friends run around the apartment even when they're not there.

If more of us got together and talked about a class action lawsuit, as was brought up before on this blog maybe something could be done.
Surely there are lawyer/tenants in the complex who could tell us the steps to take to begin.

- Just e-mailed a real estate agent in Fl. to start the process of getting the hell out of this madhouse.

Sleep deprivation - a medical issue now.t

Anonymous said...

Last night when my neighbors awakened me at 3:30 am I got up and looked out the window and happy to see a PS jitney making rounds around the playground that usually has varied characters hanging out on the benches.

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately I have seen the cars and officers on foot walking around and not addressing those students disturbing the peace. There was one loud group in front of my building around midnight and the officer walked right by them . Once again, they are told by management not to shake up the transient market rate demo.

Anonymous said...

"A WOMAN in charge of Security? YEAH, OK. That's REALLY going to fly! The Homies are gunna LOVE THIS! Yet ANOTHER , stupid decision. God help us. S.O.S."

Agreed, but such is the world we live in.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE WRITTEN THIS BEFORE:

IF YOU'VE NOISY MORONS INSIDE OR OUTSIDE, GO STRAIGHT TO THEM AND DO ALL THAT YOU CAN TO STOP THEM. REPEATEDLY. FORECFULLY.

DO YOU REMEMBER THE GOOD OLD DAYS??? MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO POUR HOT WATER ONTO THE HEADS OF KIDS HANGING AROUND OUTSIDE HER WINDOW. AN ACQUAINTAINCE WHO HEARD MY TALE SAID, "HELL, MY GRANDMOTHER POURED OIL ON THEIR HEADS!"

YOU WILL GET NOWHERE WITH THE IDIOTS IF THEY ARE EITHER SO DRUGGED OR DRUNK OR BOTH, THEY DO NOT HEAR OR SEE YOU. OTHERWISE, YOU JUST MIGHT FIND THEY SHUT THE HELL UP!

TRY CALLING SECURITY EVERY FIVE OR TEN MINUTES, WITHOUT A BREAK, UNTIL THE NOISE-MAKERS ARE STOPPED. CALL THE LOCAL PRECINCT. IF THEY DON'T ANSWER, CALL ANOTHER PRECINCT.

DO THE ABOVE WHILE YOU ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF THE DOOR OR THE GROUP OF MORONS AND DON'T LET UP UNTIL THEY ARE SILENCED.

TAKE NOTES. DOCUMENT AND BOMBARD THE CITY, BLACKSTONE, THE MEDIA ABOUT THIS.


YOU ARE 100% RIGHT - SLEEP DEPRIVATION IS SERIOUS AND CAN LEAD TO EXTREMELY SERIOUS HEALTH PROBLEMS.

ACT!!!!

Anonymous said...

I have heard a lot of woo-hoo girls and braying bros this weekend. Poster who had girls downstairs who come home at 3:30 am, please call PS. They will come. Threaten to call the cops if it happens again. If PS can't quieten them down, then the NYPD needs to step in.

Anonymous said...

More and more woohoo bros and dumbfuck girls here. You guys should move, we will be doing so. No cheap rental (mine) is worth your health and lifestyle. You will lose.

Anonymous said...

while i agree with the class action about noise, it will have to b on the DL. reason: my neighbor is a weirdo nightmare to leave next to. If he shows up at the complaint forum, will be worse for all of us. GET IT? THOUSANDS of us have similar issue. Blackstone handle this stat before lawsuit.

Anonymous said...

What's up withe the morons who don't think having a woman in charge of PS? Women can be ten times tougher and more effective than men! Get with the times bros! Lotta Ralph Kramdens around here, but look who really was the boss of him!

Anonymous said...

Hayduk and his bosses cannot deny that the renting to students has exploded. Coming in and out of my building today packs of them were seen in the elevators. This is disgusting.

Anonymous said...

There certainly is an explosive increase in the number of students they have rented to just lately. The are seen and HEARD bigly! All night last night (Saturday) there were herds of them hooting and screeching, many in packs. I guess they were heading home from the bars. If Rick Hayduk told the TA (or anybody else) that Blackstone was not going to continue marketing to students, then he lied. I think there are more students here than any other demographic of tenant and although I don't have anything against students per se, I do resent having to put up with their noise and the mess they make.

Also, they put an intolerable amount of strain on the infrastructure and that cannot be good for any of us. Several unrelated people sharing a converted apartment with one bathroom (in ST) seems pretty gross to me. Tenement-like, in fact, and probably against the law. How does Blackstone get away with this overcrowding? And why should we all have to pay MCIs for everything they have to replace that has been worn down before its normal wear-and-tear life expectancy has run its course?

Somebody is reaping a big money harvest from all of this chicanery.

Anonymous said...

@September 24, 2017 at 9:49 AM
-- wut?


class action lawsuit to install wall to wall carpeting, every time an apartment becomes vacant. its very simple.
Ive had it with these entitled morons, and that encompasses every age and demographic coming in.
These fools can afford the rent, then they can afford to carpet their apartments. sounds like rats scrabbling above me every time they walk around. cannot stand these people.

Anonymous said...

Sometimes I become extremely nasty to them (our wonderful, wonderful students). Not nice, not religious, not spiritual, not tolerant. Tough! Let 'em know they are NOT wanted here. Make 'em uncomfortable, maybe even weirded out and a little scared.

Maybe if enough of us were nasty and even creepy enough to them, they'd spread the word that this is a HORRIBLE place for them to live!

Blackstone ain't doin' it for us. Let's do it for ourselves.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

We are starting to veer away from certain basic requirements about posting. I've already not let though certain posts that have crossed a line.

As to students, I have nothing against them, as long as they obey the rules. And, sorry, but I see a lot of over-twenties not obeying the rules.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There was a report by a member of the TA Facebook about two opioid vials found near the train playground near 1st Ave. The vials were not broken. Said the poster, "In my 40+ yrs in Stuy Ive never seen such a thing...."

Anonymous said...

Obviously Blackstone cannot rent these overpriced apartments without resorting to student dorms , air bnb, and city subsidies. It is a shame that they are able to make money in this way. I have to laugh when I look back at the first meeting where they introduced their company and agreed to listen to tenants . I recall them responding in a positive way to complaints about students. Real liars and hypocrites. They cover by calling this a diverse community.

Anonymous said...

class action lawsuit to install wall to wall carpeting, every time an apartment becomes vacant. its very simple.
Ive had it with these entitled morons, and that encompasses every age and demographic coming in.
These fools can afford the rent, then they can afford to carpet their apartments. sounds like rats scrabbling above me every time they walk around. cannot stand these people.

X 11,000 we agree!!!! x 11,000 class action NOW!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Check out this post on PCVST Facebook:

Parents may want to think twice about letting kids go barefoot at or around train park. I just found two opioid vials by one of the benches outside the playground. Thankfully no needles and the vials were not broken. In my 40+ yrs in Stuy Ive never seen such a thing, not even when there was a rehab clinic at Rutherford Place. I've notified public safety and management.

Anonymous said...

GET RID OF ALL THESE STUDENTS! I CAN'T TAKE HERE ANYMORE!

Anonymous said...

I have everything against students. This WAS a residential community and they do not belong here. Period. End of story. They have RUINED the quality of life here! And everyone KNOWS IT!

Anonymous said...

I found crack vials in the laundry room a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

Boy oh boy is this place a mess!

Anonymous said...

This is just great. There are no more laundry carts in building 19 stuy oval. Thank you very much to all of you NYU Students. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Another dirty mess and probably the reason the photos of this place are a dirty mess

The lobbyist who allowed CW to get away with Riverton inflated MCI's

re: https://town-village.com/2014/09/18/riverton-tenants-sue-cwcapital-over-inflated-mcis/

That lobbyist is also at the same time holding another job, politician elected to serve the public where Riverton is his district. His job title at the Lobby firm is “director of the firm’s government relations group"

http://nypost.com/2017/09/25/keith-wright-might-have-to-give-up-job-at-lobbying-firm/

This is news because as Town & Village already reported the former Assemblyman who neglected us during the deals here is a recipient of back room deals. Back room deals that are dictated by one of three men in a room in Albany.

https://town-village.com/2017/09/21/kavanagh-gets-dems-nod-for-senate-in-back-room-deal/



These articles worth a read for anyone who cares about why our politicians are advancing their careers by throwing us under the bus, kicking us off the curb, outta home, outta sight, outta mind.

On this fiasco, even Town & Village spoke out, with all who can no longer stomach the Boss Tweed governing.

https://town-village.com/2017/09/22/editorial-rage-against-the-democratic-machine/


"Naturally, this process has been widely blasted as being a shady “backroom” deal, for giving too much power to party bosses and allowing Squadron to handpick a successor. We have to say; we couldn’t agree more. Such blatant cronyism reeks of Tammany politics. Along with cheating voters and Kavanagh’s opponent, District Leader Paul Newell, it has also got to sting a little to the dozens of candidates who just went through the grueling process of campaigning for open and vulnerable City Council seats."


http://nypost.com/2017/09/25/keith-wright-might-have-to-give-up-job-at-lobbying-firm/

Anonymous said...

Roberts is about to expires.

Tommyboy said...

As witnessed by myself this morning the larger signs are not working for the bicycle traffic. Apparently we need to have No Crack signs around our playgrounds. You can't make this stuff up people we are now residing in Hades.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

You know, it's a lost cause. Blackstone doesn't care and will mislead (lie) as long as the numbers are good overall. Again and again: No one seems to be in charge. Real charge. Not like this "good neighbors" policy that works only if all the residents work. One has to continually speak out, then speak out some more. And after that, speak out some more. Why are a few people doing this? Where is the TA?

I've said it before, but a person in charge would be embarrassed by what goes on here. Or should be.

Anonymous said...

No public safety presence at night. Have come home after dark two nights this week and nothing

Anonymous said...

I am very pessimistic about what this community will look like down the road in five years. We can vent and complain all we want but there will be no change without a viable TA. As the older rent stabilized folk pass on the churning will increase. I venture to say that in five years time this place will be 70 percent forms, airbnbers and city subsidies. The city connection which they try to hide has just begun and if de Blasio gets reelected as is likely there will be more deals made.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>No public safety presence at night. Have come home after dark two nights this week and nothing.<<

Ah, but PS has those monitors, so they are constantly watching. Or so they say.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I am very pessimistic about what this community will look like down the road in five years.<<

I'm worried now, as I'm sure you are too. I don't see appreciable change (for the good) coming. The TA is more than useless at this point and will probably be the same in the future. Realistically, it's not good news at all. Maybe a new TA, made up primarily of MR tenants who do care a lot about this property via the high rent they are paying, can turn it around, but most people have an attitude of not caring. I see this every day....

Anonymous said...

Once again, watching monitors is about as reactive as can be. The monitors are not there to prevent crime, sure they may help after the fact, but do absolutely nothing to prevent it. Just ask the poor girl that was attacked for 10+ minutes in front of a camera. Or maybe the guy attacked by hockey stick teens in front of a camera (but not on their property, as they like to state). The cameras are such BS, and until I see actual foot patrol increase significantly, I believe that this new head of security will be no different than McClellan.

Anonymous said...

"but most people have an attitude of not caring. I see this every day...."

I know I certainly don't care anymore. Don't care about the piles of shit or the strips of piss, the cracked and filthy sidewalks, the overcrowding, etc. If I did care it would make me crazy. Unfortunately, for Blackstone, I have no self respect so I'm going to continue to live in my real R/S apt. I won't give Blackstone the satisfaction of renovating and putting my apt. on the open market. To your point though STR, I'm one of those people who most definitely doesn't care anymore.

Anonymous said...

Just called in to the 13th about 2 golf carts driving on Avenue C sidewalk, since that is city sidewalk according to Blackstone. If others do the same, eventually the 13th will be forced to address the issue. If I'm the only one, nothing will get done.

Anonymous said...

It's all DOWNHILL from here on!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Just called in to the 13th about 2 golf carts driving on Avenue C sidewalk, since that is city sidewalk according to Blackstone. If others do the same, eventually the , 13th will be forced to address the issue. If I'm the only one, nothing will get done.<<

Unfortunately, I missed the most recent neighbor meeting at the 13th. Will try to make the next one and bring photos.... But I hear you. One of the items in my "to-do" list, the other being the illegal delivery people on their motorbikes and the continual non-lanyard dogs which are walked freely about this complex, despite them and their owners being "escorted" off the premises. (When? Where? How?)

Anonymous said...

Our hardworking PCV porter did a great job washing out a few dozen disgusting dogshit stains forming a hallway carpet trail leading directly from an irresponsible transients' apartment to a multitude of dogshit carpet stains scattered around in front of the elevator doors.

The clean hallway carpet lasted two days until our irresponsible transient neighbors' dogshit stains began to reappear.

Last night a path of dogshit stain footprints on the carpet apparently indicate an unfortunate, unwary, insufficiently cautious resident, guest or delivery person stepped out of an elevator into a fresh pile of dogshit left on the carpet.

BLACKSTONE SUCKS!!!

Anonymous said...

I DON'T CARE AS WELL!

Anonymous said...

I don't think it's a case of people not caring as much as it's a case of people having given up. Most of us have realized that caring is wasted on this place and we just make ourselves angry and sick. I am true RS and have no intentions of moving out. Unfortunately for Blackstone, I'm not a senior - yet. I just keep my apartment clean, pay my rent and make myself turn a blind eye and deaf ear to the squalid dorm that this has now become.

On occasions when things get too rotten, such as noisy bastard students coming home in the early hours and waking me up, I call PS and keep on calling. I report the dollops of dog shit frequently seen on the hall carpet (I'm not picking it up!) and I've confronted some neighbors (students, all of them) at times over their noise and partying and threatened to call the cops. I just tell myself that if I lived in a project or tenement slum, I would have to deal with worse and would probably get shot or stabbed if I confronted anyone. Therefore, I just enjoy my apartment and try to block out the rest, to the extent possible.


I always used to recycle, but I see the recycling bins filled with everything and anything and the recycling room is just so fetid, within an hour of our hard-working porter cleaning it, so I don't bother anymore. Only glass gets recycled and that's because I don't want the porters to get cut on broken glass. As for composting, fuggedaboutit! Most of it is lying on the floor near the compost bin creating a stink!

Anonymous said...

Nothing good about this place anymore, huh?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Oh, there is something good, but far less of it than before.

Anonymous said...

@10:24 AM, take photographs of the dog shit and footprints and send them to Rick, T&V and the Department of Health. Give the name and address of the asshole transient. PS should have records of the asshole and pooch entering and exiting the elevators and it should be hard for "Management" to pinpoint this person and warn them. Calls to the Department of Health may be the best route because dog shit has muchos deadly bacteria contained therein. Nobody should have to breathe that in every time they enter or leave their hallway.

I think I would be tempted to pick up the dog shit (with a rubber glove) and smear it all over the asshole transient's doorknob and door.

Anonymous said...

The 13th precinct is worse than Blackstone. They are horrible neighbors. They park their vehicles wherever they feel like it and don't care about the consequences. I witnessed a wheelchair bound person being let off in the middle of second avenue because police vehicles were parked in the bus stop at 20th and second avenue. Pedestrians had to pick her wheel chair up so she could get on the curb. They stored detective cars in a bus stop on 20th and 3rd for over 5 months. They park buses and other oversized vehicles in the crosswalk between Epiphany and JHS 104 obstructing any chance to see an oncoming bicycle. They have not issued one single ticket to a cyclist running the red lights at 19th st and first avenue where cyclists don't even slow down since they are not in danger of being hit by a car as there is no cross traffic. This despite the fact that over 10 million cycles have run that particular red light since the inception of citi bikes. I used to be a huge supporter of the NYPD until the current administration at the precinct was put into power. Clearly the commanders of the 13th precinct and PBMS and the other unit housed in the building should be fired for their callous disregard for the people they are supposed to protect. All this while the officers working in the building are ILLEGALLY parking their personal vehicles in the spaces the police vehicles should go. Therefore, it is my humble opinion that expecting them to do anything even remotely positive for the people they serve is ludicrous. They care about no one but themselves, and that is a sad state of affairs. Period!

Anonymous said...

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170926/stuy-town/nypd-police-impersonation-stuy-town

Anonymous said...

https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20170926/kips-bay/shooting-kips-bay-28th-street

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Ah, we get the message without the use of an asshole. (Though everyone uses it at times.)

Anonymous said...

Reporting anything to Hayduk or T&V is a waste.. And even if management deals with that tenant with the dog filth it will happen again and again as they keep renting to this student and transient demo.

Do It Differently said...

I've read more today in the way of individuals taking action on their own behalf and confronting the jackasses who create misery and dangerous living conditions.

To those who feel that we can do nothing: this is untrue. I've, fought, almost singlehandedly, against at least 2 large and powerful institutions. And won.

If many of us banded together and fought back, we could stop at least some of the dangerous and unacceptable conditions. We COULD reverse some of the policies put into place here.

I agree that becoming upset to the point of endangering one's own health is unwise. I know, though, that there truly is strength in numbers. It matters not how much money or corruption is running the show: when people unite to resist those who hurt them, they are able to turn things around.

This is experience talking, not fantasy or wishes.

Anonymous said...

"Ah, we get the message without the use of an asshole. (Though everyone uses it at times.)"

Don't go John Marsh on us, STR! Naughty words not allowed!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yeah, mostly. I'm trying to be "good" too.

Anonymous said...

Two major problems here and all others fall behind and we have polled on our own

AFFORDABLE APARTMENTS FOR ALL FOR ALL FOR ALL

NOISE COMPLAINTS

Sh*t Stain Al said...

A new "amenity" at Pig Stuy Town:
Sh*t stains on the hall carpets.
I checked and found sh*t stains on a number of floors in my building. They can't come out even with rigorous cleaning.
Friends have told me the same problem exists in their building.
Also, urine stains and the pungent odor of piss.
Let's not forget the stairwells:
Need I mention the piles of dog sh*t, urine and the occasional used condom.
I asked the building porter about this and he shook his head and said, "What can I do? I tell the boss this and they just say do your job. Got to feed my family. Can't make waves. Place has become a high-priced slum".
I am rent-stabilized so I'm not going anywhere.
However, it astounds me that fools would pay in 3-4,000 to live in this dump.
Only college bros and short-term transients would do so.
That simply explains the changing demographic.
P.S. Update: Piles of garbage left OUTSIDE the carriage door this morning.
Too lazy I guess to OPEN the door and put it away like a civilzed person would do.
Classless.
Way to go, Rick! Love dem House rules!