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

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

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Management has two priorities: 1) Making sure money is made, hence upgrading and filling up apartments is their goal. "Amenities" are important in selling the place, though few residents use them. 2) If someone needs medical attention, Public Safety will be there, if alerted.

Quality of life issues are not that important, however. Things like the carpet rule or outsider dogs. These "rules" tend to be ignored, on purpose it seems. So you will see a lot that isn't taken care of properly, and complaints will be met with a creative excuse and a smile.

"Peace and quiet" must be a cruel joke, though this property is sold that way. There can be no peace and quiet as ALL apartments must be upgraded, which includes the installation of an AC unit below the window. Aside from the continual construction about the neighborhood, there is a new and noisy subway extension being built along East 14 st and the shut down of the L line. "Choosing" to live in NYC, now the newest mantra, is a fabrication when the talk is of ST and PCV, which was traditionally quiet, with no construction noise.

Though money was always important, it is now more important than ever. Money rules many things, as you will find.

At this point, 30 years into living here and seeing many things, I can state that Management and their reps are BS-ing us. I can't say that loudly enough: We are being BS-ed. I don't see any genuine change, though the "selling" of this place is intense. Few of the "rules" will be enforced, as Management doesn't want to lose customers or potential customers. Where personal integrity is a hallmark of an excellent management style, this integrity is not seen in enforcing some of the rules.

Our Tenants Association is, basically, null and void. Oh, it is still around, but it lacks the will power to confront much of anything. The TA will ask for your dues, however. By now, the TA is a charade.

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



Tuesday, October 10, 2017

New York City Is Closed Until Further Notice




Sorry, but residents can suck it up, of course.

Meanwhile:

"Hey, lady, at least it's nicely arranged for you to go through."



"What's your problem? Always complaining! What's wrong with it, anyway?"


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Stuy Town Reporter said...

On the street "closure" along 14th Street and all the construction that is going on, there is so much noise (which you don't hear in these photos) that residents in this area deserve a discount off their rent. How's about it, Blackstone?

Anonymous said...

The packages in the lobby are out of control. What's being done??? It is unsightly & a fire hazard. Someone will trip over one of these boxes & a lawsuit will follow. Then, maybe, Management will do something about it. We have many options - other than paying Oval Services. There are a number of rooms on the lower level , where the packages can be stored- more securely than just sitting in the lobby where anyone can take them. Use a room in the basement, lock it up & people can use their key cards to enter. What is the big deal???? Simple solution. As you say, STR, Management doesn't care!!! I don't want to think about the increase of packages as the holidays approach. Strap yourself in for a fun time. Such a greeting as you enter the lobby. Just lovely. Class act!!!!

Anonymous said...

The packages in the lobby are out of control. What's being done??? It is unsightly & a fire hazard. Someone will trip over one of these boxes & a lawsuit will follow. Then, maybe, Management will do something about it. We have many options - other than paying Oval Services. There are a number of rooms on the lower level , where the packages can be stored- more securely than just sitting in the lobby where anyone can take them. Use a room in the basement, lock it up & people can use their key cards to enter. What is the big deal???? Simple solution. As you say, STR, Management doesn't care!!! I don't want to think about the increase of packages as the holidays approach. Strap yourself in for a fun time. Such a greeting as you enter the lobby. Just lovely. Class act!!!!

Anonymous said...

It is doubtful that UPS and FedEx allow delivery drivers to leave packages in public areas instead of at the recipients front door. Why are the carriers and the property company allowing this practice here?

Anonymous said...

I simply can not believe the TA's horrible pitch to get members on its Facebook page. Everyone needs to take a look at that list. Here's what it should say:

1) We challenged MCI's, AND LOST, as always. We have lawyers on our board, but we still use outside counsel, because we have a lot of extra money that was so nicely given to us from unsettled Roberts claims.

2) Hah, who are we kidding... management doesn't listen to us. They will continue to pursue any and all MCI's because they know we won't win!

3) For the low cost of $50 membership, we fight to get your name removed from your key card.

4) We took credit for other people calling 311 to report work being done without permits. I know, because I called in to report it along with other neighbors before the TA caught wind of it. But hey, nothing wrong with taking credit for work you didn't do, right Susan??

5) We took the cue from the Waterside TA and actually held an event.

6) If the TA fought against the increase in tenants, Airbnb and had stable long term tenants, active shooter talks wouldn't be necessary.

The TA is useless, and these are the reasons why nobody should pay to be a member.

Anonymous said...

S.O.S. Just a different day. Nothing will change, and it only seems to get worse.
Management does not care, residents do not care, nobody cares. Just keep collecting those rent checks. That's all that matters. Who cares about the quality of life. It's a free-for-all around here. Sorry, but I got to go. I hear the sound of my toilet bowl flushing.

Tommyboy said...

This can be a great city if they ever finish it. Kudos to Bo & republican candidate for giving Warren Wilhem er....Billy Dee DeBlasio the business.

Tommyboy said...

Contrary to Rick & management, Ess-A-Bagel now accepts Campus Bucks as a form of currency, The End is Near?

Anonymous said...

This place sure gone crazy.

Anonymous said...

What a dump! Everything from A to Z.

Anonymous said...

The biggest offenders of leaving packages in the lobbies are Lasership and FedEx, though you can contact FedEx and tell them it MUST be delivered to your door. Also, UPS will deliver to the door with no problem.

I order online every couple of months for a heavy shipment of pet food. It always comes UPS to my door. This time when I ordered, I saw they were sending it by Lasership. I immediately called the company and told them that I would never do business with them again if they were going to use Lasership and I explained why. They immediately sent me a replacement order by UPS at no charge. In the unlikely event the delivery by Lasership ever gets to me, it will probably be dumped in the lobby and I will need to get a 20lb box up to my apartment. Should I receive it, I will, of course, tell the company to put the charge through a second time because I'm not looking to get something for nothing.

The company told me they had just switched to Lasership, but UPS option was still available. Their customer service said they will keep track of customer satisfaction with Lasership. I told them that it may work fine in the suburbs, but in a NYC apartment complex it is hopeless. In fact, I cancelled my Amazon and Barnes and Nobles accounts because I couldn't deal with Lasership anymore.

Anonymous said...

"The TA is useless, and these are the reasons why nobody should pay to be a member."

The TA is worse than useless. Being useless is fairly innocuous. The Tenant's Association has actually hurt us. It is comical though that they're trying to get people to write checks for fifty bucks and send it to them. Too funny.

Anonymous said...

Yes this is indeed a dorm dump with a non-existent so called TA which tells you to contact Hayduk when you have an issue.

Anonymous said...

6 36 i have called fedex and ups and stores that have delivered and left packages in the lobby. They really don't care. They take a note of it and the next guy does the same thing. this is Nyc, get over it.

Anonymous said...



According to OpenTheBooks.com NYC Mayor de Blasio Paid City Employees $2B For 33 Million Overtime Hours

This Mayor is a mess

Anonymous said...

StuyTown is a mess. NYC is a mess. NYS is a mess too.

This is the dumbest and corrupt thing ever.

http://nypost.com/2017/10/11/cuomos-latest-debacle-wasting-15-million-on-hollywood-jobs-that-never-came/

Cuomo’s latest debacle: wasting $15 million on Hollywood jobs that never came

“Hollywood comes to Onondaga,” Gov. Cuomo declared back in 2015. “Who would ever have guessed?”

Well, no one except Cuomo and his minions — and they “guessed” wrong.

Hollywood never did come to the Syracuse-area film-production complex built with $15 million in taxpayer funds. Indeed, the Central New York Film Hub has been virtually empty since it opened; the promised 350 jobs never materialized.

And now nearly $1 million in unpaid rent has it facing eviction from Cor Development, the firm that won the state contract to build it. Meanwhile, two Cor execs face federal charges for allegedly bribing Cuomo aides to get such contracts.

It was a foolish idea from the start — but apparently no one around Cuomo had the guts to make him see it, even as others in his circle profited from the boondoggle.

Nothing about it ever made sense. Why try to create a film industry where none ever existed — in the worst possible location, widely described as “the middle of nowhere”?

What movie talent would want to go there? (Other than Harvey Weinstein looking for a place to hide.)

The hub opened with no equipment and no locally available pool of freelance movie professionals — forcing any producer to import technical staff at enormous expense.

Its anchor tenant was a small start-up firm headed by an inexperienced former police detective. Only a couple of low-budget films ever got made there — and the state kicked in 40 percent of their costs.

Typical Cuomo, in other words: A grandiose pie-in-the-sky announcement that ends in disaster when reality crashes to earth — leaving taxpayers stuck with the tab.

And it explains why upstate remains in such dire straits despite the billions Cuomo has thrown at “economic development.”

The $750 million Solar City plant in Buffalo has only a skeleton crew working and little hope of better, since Team Trump is ending Obama-era solar subsidies. The gov’s StartUp NY has spent over $650 million to produce just 1,000 jobs. And his new casinos are already seeing revenue shortfalls.

Cuomo is big on vision, promises and public investments. Too bad he comes up short when it comes to common sense.

Anonymous said...

Next thing you know they city and state will spend $4,000,000,000.00 on new subways stations and a new short subway line while the entire system is falling apart. Oh wait, they already did that.

Anonymous said...

"6 36 i have called fedex and ups and stores that have delivered and left packages in the lobby. They really don't care. They take a note of it and the next guy does the same thing. this is Nyc, get over it."

6:36 here. You can sign up with UPS and tell them that you want your packages brought to your door and they will honor that request. I have been doing that for quite a while. They send alerts as to the progress of the delivery (in real time) and the packages are always delivered to the door. I don't buy the "this is NYC, get over it" line. We New Yorkers should not be expected to, nor willing to, eat shit and say "thank you." I never have and never will.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I don't buy the "this is NYC, get over it" line. We New Yorkers should not be expected to, nor willing to, eat shit and say "thank you." I never have and never will.<<

Same here. Landlords would love you to think that "this is NYC, get over it." Sorry, Mr. Landlord. You can always talk to me, or tenants like me, who have been here for years....

Stuy Town Reporter said...

While the "rules" are there, the sincere enforcement isn't. My photos are not Photoshopped.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know where there is a list of Stuy Town mom or dad groups to join?

Anonymous said...

Rules, signs, this place is a joke!

Anonymous said...

Nobody cares.............

Anonymous said...

I always see Mr. Dunn posting about not confronting neighbors because it's against our lease. I know it is part of the never-enforced "House Rules," but my question is how they can make these house rules a part of our enforceable lease? Does rent stabilization allow for them to add this to the lease?

Not that any of it really matters, as nothing on those house rules are ever enforced.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Reminds me I have check my lease for other things, too. As to the rule, this rule only makes sense if you don't know your neighbor. Sure, I've spoken to my neighbors, and it one case, I've written my upstairs neighbor several notes. I also have gotten visits from my downstairs neighbor when my son was small and making noise, when I didn't focus on it. Nothing wrong with that. I need to know if I am doing something noisy.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Does anyone know where there is a list of Stuy Town mom or dad groups to join?<<

Sure they are around. Just put it into the Facebook search engine.

Anonymous said...

a list of Stuy Town mom or dad groups to join?

Give me a break!

Anonymous said...

Obviously some people don't have anything better to do with their lives.

Anonymous said...

Playdates for Mom and Dad now? What has this world come to. Maybe they should really take a 'time out'!

Anonymous said...

Mr. Dunn trots out the rules all the time. He pops up like a jack-in-the-box anytime the subject of noise, etc. comes up. He never offers any solutions, but just reiterates the rules over and over. It's not as though Management ever enforces any rules (other than you pay your rent), so why should we even concern ourselves with them?

Edmund Dunn said...

" always see Mr. Dunn posting about not confronting neighbors because it's against our lease. I know it is part of the never-enforced "House Rules," but my question is how they can make these house rules a part of our enforceable lease? Does rent stabilization allow for them to add this to the lease? Not that any of it really matters, as nothing on those house rules are ever enforced."

Part I-Since my name has been posted here again, as per usual, by an anonymous source, I will respond here in person. Because of HTML blog character restrictions, I will respond in two posts. . "I know it is part of the never-enforced "House Rules," but my question is how they can make these house rules a part of our enforceable lease? " As per the text at the SPS House Rules link: "HOUSE RULES-The Rules and regulations below are made a part of the lease. Tenants, as well as their occupants, guests, employees, and invitees, agree to obey the following rules and regulations."
https://www.stuytown.com/nyc-apartments-info/house-rules
Of course this text has been vetted by SPS Legal and their outside counsel so EOS.
Do we not all agree that again until 6/2020, all PCVST apartments, non-renovated (aka long term tenants- like the STR and myself,) the so called market rate tenants (renovated), the NYC lottery apartments (renovated) are currently under NYS RS law so it is the advantage of Management (now Blackstone/SPS) to churn apartments rapidly so that the landlord can then get the NYS RS 20% increase in the legal RS rent. That is why students and the just post college transient crowd are loved here by Management, the vast majority of them are here for one year max and then they are gone. So any excuse to terminate a lease, any lease, will be used by Management.

Edmund Dunn said...

Part II-Of course "tenant on tenant harassment” can be used by Management to terminate a NYS RS lease and then evict. Is it easy? Far from it. No, the case has to go to NYC Housing Court for a final decision. And a tenant must first be offered the right “to cure” such a violation. And one will probably have to lawyer up ($) in any case if this happens. I am not dealing with emotion; I am posting the legal facts. Many long term tenants here are in denial of the dormification process and live in the past. Mother Met died a long time ago.

As I have posted on FB, I have had many confirmed QOL PS complaints lodged against tenants who violated their lease. I have had at least 5 direct meetings (PS, Property Managers, Legal)-locations have been the old Ave C office, the PS Oval Office and the 276 First Ave office,) with management (CWC/Rose Associates/CompassRock) re these issues so I believe I have some cred here on what goes down. During the Blackstone/SPS tenure, I have had direct written correspondence with PS (plus in person direct contact with PS Chief William McClellan); Tenant Relations and Rick Hayduk re QOL issues and FDNY code issues-stair case doors that would not close. I have been generally successful for these issues. And then there was the infamous overnight illegal parking (No Standing) of the PCVST white trucks in the 14th loop. Guess who got that fixed (with swift cooperation from SPS Manangement after notification-trucks are now parked overnight under the FDR drive in a commercial lot) after notifying Management with an extensive picture proof of a FDNY vehicle event (at least 5 FDNY vehicles) being obstructed by these illegally parked trucks? Me. At one end of the ”rules”, it is very difficult to time the arrival of a PS officer to confirm a noise complaint. At the other end, it is fairly easy to confirm with PS lease/trash violations which are also FDNY code violations as well. By confronting tenant(s) directly, or, as I have posted at FB, in today’s PCVST environment, who knows what the tenant status of the person you confront is. Tenant of record? Occupant? “Guest”? AirBnb? Guess what, you have just given Management the direct audit trial to come after you. And it does not matter if the person is short term or long term or if you know your neighbors or not, Management can still come after you. Why put yourself in legal jeopardy?
Hey why don’t you all contact SPS Legal and the DHCR and see what they have to say re this issue?
Some useful inks.
http://www.nytimes.com/2000/01/16/realestate/what-a-landlord-may-and-may-not-do-to-evict-a-tenant.html
The Empire Strikes Back.
http://bbwg.com/practice-areas/landlord-disputes/
DHCR contacts:
http://www.nyshcr.org/AboutUs/ContactUs.htm#rent-offices
See the “Eviction” section on this link.
ttps://ag.ny.gov/sites/default/files/tenants_rights.pdf

Edmund Dunn said...

"Mr. Dunn trots out the rules all the time. He pops up like a jack-in-the-box anytime the subject of noise, etc. comes up. He never offers any solutions, but just reiterates the rules over and over. It's not as though Management ever enforces any rules (other than you pay your rent), so why should we even concern ourselves with them?"

Have some balls and post your name. What have you done for PCVST?

Anonymous said...

What kind of stupidity or dictatorship tells you to say nothing to an inconsiderate, unconscious, or just plain selfish person who is harming you??? I refer to statements claiming we are not permitted to address another human being here who is noisy, filth-producing, etc.

Anonymous said...

Mr Dunn,
I was the initial poster that used your name (not the 2nd snarky comment) questioning how the house rules can be made a part of our lease. In no way did I mean to be disrespectful, I was truly inquiring and figured you (or someone else on here) would be knowledgeable on this.

Your response definitely gave me a better understanding, thank you.

The bottom line is that a lot of these house rules are just basic common decency for anyone living in a multiple apartment dwelling, and it is sad that it has come down to us discussing legal ramifications for common decency issues.

Edmund Dunn said...

Anony 10.06 PM. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Yet ANOTHER sign, this one in my elevator:

"PLEASE KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM DOOR."

THIS PLACE IS A JOKE!


Anonymous said...

The bottom line with the elevators is that they are concerned about lawsuits

Anonymous said...

Any residential community that has this many signs, must have a lot of problems. Oh that's right, that's what they do in Dorms!

Anonymous said...

When it comes to confronting neighbors, why does it have to be "confronting?" Just going to a neighbor and telling that something they are doing is disturbing you in some way does not have to be confrontational. Some people (me included) would rather have a neighbor knock on my door and ask me if I could lower my music/tv/whatever. I would gladly oblige and would prefer a friendly, non-confrontation request by the neighbor than to get a letter from Management or have a PS officer show up at my door. A lot of situations in a multi-unit place like this can be quietly and amicably sorted out between people (so long as neither of you is an asshole) and Management and PS don't have to become involved.

Anonymous said...

8:30 AM, it's not a joke. Small kids have been getting their hands stuck in the doors. A busy parent or babysitter may need that notice in their face to jolt them into looking down and catching their kid who is about to put the little hand in the door or who is standing too close to the door. It's like a "watch the step" or "wet paint" sign. It alerts you when you might be preoccupied and momentarily unaware of danger.

Anonymous said...

No, let them play with the moving doors! Duh! Where the hell are the parents? Oh, I know? They are glued to their I-Phones instead of paying attention to their child. This is not management's responsibilty to remind you. Shows you how mismanaged they are! No thought involved. Just like the geniuses in Resident Services. An IQ of a bird.

Anonymous said...

@October 12, 2017 at 6:01 PM
"NYC lottery apartments (renovated) are currently under NYS RS law"
-----
Not certain this is accurate.

Lottery winners are a separate class of tenant defined by private agreements between landlords and NYC. They are income capped (unverified screening and no penalty for lying applicants according to recent news reports), time limited (less than one generation - now 18 years in PCVST) and lack many basic RS protections supporting stable, secure communities. Most pay just a few hundred dollars below market rent.

Who administers? - Untrustworthy landlords operating on an honor system?

Who monitors? - Corrupt NYC politicians owned by REBNY bankrolling them?

Who enforces? - What are penalties for noncompliance?

Lottery + Wait List + Income Check = Recipe for Corruption

Anonymous said...

Yelp is removing reviews. They are being bought by companies who do not like what we are saying.

Edmund Dunn said...

""NYC lottery apartments (renovated) are currently under NYS RS law"
-----
"Not certain this is accurate."

Yes, it is.

All leases here are currently under DHCR review. All tenants here have NYS RS tenant rights including the right to succession, the right to sublet, the right for a lease renewal etc. Again, on 6/2020, the J-51 tax abatements expire, basically ALL renovated apartments will not be under NYS RS law as per that date. This is a copy and paste from a Management response to a Yelp review (link on the banner page of this blog) whereby the tenant wanted to terminate his lease early:

“I am glad that you enjoyed living in StuyTown for as long as you lived here, and we are sorry that you relocated away. We have a schedule for fees charged when leases are broken and the amount changes with the seasons, i.e. when there is strong demand the fee is lower, and when it will take us longer to find a replacement tenant, unexpectedly, the fees are as high as three months rent. When it comes to modifying the rules around lease assignment and subletting, our staff cannot bend and vary from what we can and cannot do as a rent stabilized facility, so please forgive the fact that sticking to the rules came across as rudeness, which I'm sure it wasn't. Bes t regards,-Peter R

Again, critical text; “as a rent stabilized facility”. EOS.


Anonymous said...

"Yelp is removing reviews. They are being bought by companies who do not like what we are saying."

Proof? Did you post a review that was removed? If so, post it here.

Anonymous said...

and the exorbitant cost of breaking a lease leads everyone to Air BNB!!! Hello!!!!!!

Tommyboy said...

Perhaps Yelp is now being edited by the TA Facebook page, dare you not follow the herd like a good little doggie or get banned! How did Loh Rhent last so long?

Anonymous said...

@ October 13, 2017 at 9:09 PM

""NYC lottery apartments (renovated) are currently under NYS RS law"
-----
"Not certain this is accurate."
-----
"Yes, it is."

You cite a copy/paste snippet from yelp attributed to Peter R from management as legal authoritative proof lottery winners have the same legal protections as real RS protected residents. That's hysterical.

You split hairs claiming all PCVST residents have full RS protections pending the 06/2020 J-51 drop dead date. You distract from the main point - the entire lottery scheme is a farce concocted by corrupt politicians owned by REBNY bankrolling them. REBNY wants RS dead and corrupt politicians taking dirty, filthy REBNY $$$$$ are happy killing it for them. For corrupt GOP it's easy - dogma. For corrupt DEM, including our TA Board, it's complicated - conjure up an outrageous, PR lobbyist spun, false "affordable" narrative (Brookfield condo scam, Blackstone lottery scam) delivering the same result - RS protected middle class pushed out of PCVST.

Lottery + Wait List + Income Check = Recipe for Corruption.

Anonymous said...

8:47
That is so very true!! 3 month lease break penalty will only increase people needing to Airbnb. Management should do the right thing and just do a one month penalty.

Anonymous said...

Duhhhh Yelp is gettng slammed with lawsuits. Uhhhhh

Anonymous said...

There used to be a waiting list to get in here and now there is one to get out! I don't blame people for renting out their apartments on AirbnB considering the extortion practiced by Management when anybody wants to break their lease.

Another thing that is absolute extortion is when a longtime tenant moves out and, even though they are going to gut renovate the unit, Management charges the departing tenant for every little nick and scratch and for any improvements they put in themselves, e.g., light fixtures, ceiling fans, etc. That is why any longtime tenant moving out should make sure they don't pay their last month's rent. If you're elderly and financially stable, you don't have to worry about your credit rating. Screw 'em!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The former tenant leaving a nail in his or her apartment before they leave is well known among landlords. Yes, you will pay if at all possible, and it is very possible and doable.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, I meant to write this yesterday, but the STARBUCKS on 1st and 13th (or is it 12th Street) is closed by the Health Department. Closed. Time to check the new rating this Starbucks was given!

Anonymous said...

"The former tenant leaving a nail in his or her apartment before they leave is well known among landlords. Yes, you will pay if at all possible, and it is very possible and doable."

There should absolutely be a law against that because it is inexcusable when they are planning to gut and renovate the apartment.

Edmund Dunn said...

"BTW, I meant to write this yesterday, but the STARBUCKS on 1st and 13th (or is it 12th Street) is closed by the Health Department. Closed. Time to check the new rating this Starbucks was given!"


http://evgrieve.com/2017/10/doh-temporarily-closes-starbucks-on-1st.html

"Updated:

The DOH report is now online.

An inspector levied 33 violation points, the most critical being No. 1:

1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.
2) Facility not vermin proof. Harborage or conditions conducive to attracting vermin to the premises and/or allowing vermin to exist."

Anonymous said...

October 15, 2017 at 12:07 PM the management may try to do that but might not be able to. The long time tenants leases do not include the same language as the newer tenants so the terms dictating that tenants restore the apartment to move-in condition may not apply to all tenants. Check your leases before you let management charge you anything.

Anonymous said...

Of course he did. Worse than Boss Tweed.


Cy Vance got donation from de Blasio lawyer’s firm months before meeting about mayor investigation

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/manhattan-da-donation-de-blasio-lawyer-firm-article-1.3565084

Anonymous said...

Have your lawyer pay off a DA and you can get away with anything. The system is rigged in favor of a real estate developer, a wealthy man with political friends in Albany, and an old-establishment politician who pretends to be progressive. During the investigation of DeBlasio by the DA and just before the sit down meeting his lawyers give money to the DA.

Trump, DeBlasio, Weinstein.



Cy Vance got donation from de Blasio lawyer’s firm months before meeting about mayor investigation

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/manhattan-da-donation-de-blasio-lawyer-firm-article-1.3565084

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/13/557585831/new-york-district-attorney-on-the-defense-over-handling-of-weinstein-allegations

Anonymous said...

Remember when Mayor Bloomberg was building a sports stadium in Manhattan for this Sports Entertainment Event Complex?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>1) Evidence of mice or live mice present in facility's food and/or non-food areas.<<

I just knew there had to be those little critters running around! "Say, are you sure that's a special nutty flavor of coffee that your barista is serving?"

Anonymous said...

At least with Bloomberg we knew what we were getting. He never hid his ties to the money and real estate, and made his development ideas well known, even though he knew they weren't popular amongst many city residents (think Hudson Yards).

DeBlasio is doing exactly what Bloomberg did, except he's being shady about it and pretending like he doesn't know what's going on (think Rivington). And on top of his shady corruption we have a serious homeless problem.

Vote out DeBlasio on November 7.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just like Five Stuy Cafe, which was closed by Health and Mental Hygiene, people will be back to that Starbucks once it opens. Can't be without their Starbucks!

Anonymous said...

1:25 PM

Yes it is a joke. If you can't control your children's actions at that age, what's going to happen when they get older. Oh yes, they will rent here, and ruin it for everyone, just like it's happening right now. Welcome to 2017. Dump!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

This morning, tears came to my eyes. No, not tears of joy. The Ice Rink is back. Workers are starting on it, even as I write this. Also, there are leaf blowers with their noise, and worse, kicked-up dirt and dust. And non-lanyard dogs around the Oval with nobody checking or escorting the walkers and their dogs out. \

Sorry, but it will take a few minutes, I hope, before I become acclimated to this disaster.

Anonymous said...

Ice Rink!!!! About time!

Anonymous said...

Reel 'em in! Suckers!

Anonymous said...

whee aside from yelp can I post the goings on that are real bad here and those who are contemplating moving in should Know? yelp is over and done.

Anonymous said...

9:26
Based on your comment, you must be one of 3 people that kept going with this argument on Facebook. We can't all keep up with your perfect parenting, therefore the signs are there for the rest of us parents and nannies that are human and have kids that can move faster than a blink of an eye.

Also, in case you haven't figured it out yet, the signs are there for liability purposes. They aren't going anywhere, so deal with it.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Ice Rink!!!! About time!<<

Great for the few (relative to our official population) people that use it. Also great to Management, who lose money on the deal, but can promote the rink to prospective renters as an "amenity," amenities being crucial to sell a property (so the thinking goes). At least I am not living over it, and so don't hear the noise.

Another instance of Management thinking inside the box and being like all the predicable followers.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, speaking of amenities, it was accurately predicted that few would go to the new "gym" playground. And just as accurately, it was predicted why this was done. Sell, sell, sell....

Anonymous said...

That fitness park is a colossal failure. Walk past it numerous times every day and have never seen more than 3 people in there at a time. Usually 1-2. Great job management in recognizing the needs of tenants!

Anonymous said...

11:23 AM

All of this stuff are common sense issues. But then again, nothing makes sense around here anymore. If you need signs to reminded of what not to do, then one has issues. And in case YOU haven't figured it out, these signs were never here years ago, nor were they ever needed. End of story. Move on.

Anonymous said...

Perfect parenting? Far from it from what I see. Don't worry. In about another 2 months, there will be yet another sign to reminded of what not to do. Don't all of these signs, everywhere, look really good? Real classy 'joint' we live in. And everyone around here seems to be smokin' them. Some people here are soo touchy. Relax.

Anonymous said...

Good for Steve! Steve called out a politician on Town & Village for giving off-the-mark lip service. Steve hit the nail on the head. The former head of ConEd is now the current head of REBNY.

Anonymous said...

There appears to be so much wrong with this place. If there is this much signage on the property, I am completely turned off by this. You people are living in the wrong place and I am discouraged to move here. A commentator said to 'deal with it?' YOU deal with it. Good Luck. I'm looking elsewhere.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>That fitness park is a colossal failure. Walk past it numerous times every day and have never seen more than 3 people in there at a time. Usually 1-2. Great job management in recognizing the needs of tenants!<<

For Management, it was never a failure but an amenity they can advertise. And now that it is getting colder? Who is going to go there? Maybe some hardcore guys and gals, but even less than before.

Anonymous said...


"There used to be a waiting list to get in here and now there is one to get out!"


That about says it all!

Anonymous said...

11:53, I am the 11:23 poster. In no way do I disagree with you that the signs are overkill, because they absolutely are. What I disagree with is your better than others attitude. If some people need those ridiculous signs as a reminder, that does not make them worse parents than those that think the signs are an insult to their intelligence.

Again, the signs suck, but they are there to cover Blackstone. It covers their ass if something worse happens. And to those of you saying that this never used to happen, I know about 20 people that I grew up with here that it happened to, including my brother. There just wasn't social media around for everyone to know everything that happens to every person on the property...

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Regarding signs, there were no signs in ST or PCV elevators back then, but when he was a little one, my son got his hand momentarily caught in an elevator--and I was holding him! The elevator was somewhat filled, and I couldn't go back in it, but stayed up front. A second was all that was needed--and his hand shot up. Now, he wasn't seriously hurt, but it still was a frightening experience. Did I need to be reminded that I should watch the little ones in an elevator? Hardly. Common sense dictated that, but things happen....

Anonymous said...

Re: Security. As has been noted before, they will enforce very little. They have been shorthanded and overworked.

They have been instructed to be less police-like and more "friendly."

Their role here, as desired by Blackstone, is simply to provide a presence which will help reassure prospective renters. THEY ARE NO LONGER HERE TO DO ANY SERVING AND PROTECTING. BLACKSTONE DON'T WANT NONE OF THAT SH*T, MAN!

There is an ongoing and escalating "clash" between those of us who call this "home" and the thousands of students, yuppies (yes, I resurrect that term), idiotic/moronic "young families," transients and such-like.

THE REAL TENANTS/RESIDENTS WANT PEACE AND QUIET, A REAL HOME.

The various classes of assorted idiots want fun, man! They want to do whatever the hell they want to do; they want their brats able to do whatever the darlings want to do. THEY WANT ENTERTAINMENT, THE ABILITY TO DRAG IN WHOMEVER TO PARTY PUBLICLY. THEY WANT TO DESTROY THE GROUNDS, THE PLUMBING AND OTHER INFRACTUCTRE IF IT SUITS THEM. THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THEIR BRATS BABYSAT NEXT DOOR AND THEY WANT THEIR MOVIES AND "MUSIC" FOR FREE ON GRASS THEY DESTROY. THEY WANT FOOD AND COFFEE AND BOOZE 2 FEET AWAY FROM THEM AND MANY OF THEM NEED TO HAVE IT DELIVERED TO THEIR DOOR OR MAYBE BEDSIDE IF THEY CAN GET IT.

THEY ARE LAZY, STUPID, ARROGANT, SELFISH HUMANS WITH NO CONCEPT OF CIVILITY, MANNERS, RESPECT. IN FACT, THEY LACK SENSE, PERIOD.

THEY WANT TO IGNORE ANYONE WHO SAYS NO TO THEM IN THEIR PURSUIT OF ME ME ME! THEY DO NOT WANT TO SEE OR HEAR ANYONE WHO SAYS NO.

This is perfect for Blackstone, who have been pandering, inviting and encouraging both the garbage people, garbage behavior, and garbagification (rubbification and trashification) (the acts of turning something valuable into garbage, rubbish, trash) of our homes. This all falls under the heading of TOXIFICATION (turning toxic a place).

SECURITY AND SAFETY is a department Blackstone wants gone, but they need them for their own reasons. So Public Safety and Security is now, and increasingly, no enforcer and protector and only your "friend."

Anonymous said...

Increasingly friends and family are leaving the city and stuytown. Fed up with the cost, the noise, the traffic, the fucked up subway.

Anonymous said...

That fitness playground is a joke, another one of their fake do called amenities. They need it bother advertising fake amenities anymore because their renting is solid: students, transients, and a bit of city subsidized. A slam dunk captive market .

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>They have been instructed to be less police-like and more "friendly."<<

Unfortunately, this is what I see, at least sometimes. There's a relatively new PS officer around the day time (when he's around), who rides and walks and smiles and talks to the residents. But true police action? Unless an infraction is right by a PS officer, chances are very good, the infraction will be ignored. And any resident who complains: "What's it to you?"

Anonymous said...

I'll repeat myself for the LAST time. It has NOTHING to with "better than others attitude".
AND it has nothing to do with Management covering their %@!#*!'s. It's called supervision and common sense. If you can't teach teach your child not to put their fingers in a door, or can't supervise them properly, then you shouldn't be a parent. Maybe you would like management to place signs in apartments stating, "little Joey, don't put you hands on the burners on your stove, you can burn youself, or don't crawl into the oven, because you can "bake" yourself to death?' You should not have to be reminded of simple safety procedures. Get a dog then. Pointless argument! And these are the type of "neighbors" I live with. I do like the comment about the waiting list for people to LEAVE this dump. Now THAT is comical!

Anonymous said...

Could the employees and the owner at least ask the bikers to get off the bikes!!!!!!!! Walk your bike. My toddler was clipped last week. Luckily she is fine but this shit must stop.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone have heat yet on their apartments?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I had heat this morning. Don't know how long, as I left soon.

Anonymous said...

When a lawsuit is filed, then, and only then will you see people get off their bikes. This place enforces nothing other than collecting rent checks.

Anonymous said...

8:36, did you see STR's comment about his kid getting his finger caught in the door? Was he not supervising and using common sense in a crowded elevator?

Again, I do agree with you that the signs are overkill and this property is turning into Disneyworld (or a ghetto Six Flags) with all the signs. The fact that you STILL don't see your better than others attitude is where my problem is in terms of your continued argument.

And once again, it's 100% about Blackstone covering their asses. It's like the signs at a pool that state no swimming when lifeguard is off duty, which covers the facility if something happens. This protects Blackstone if more incidents happen, common sense or not.

Anonymous said...

I'll be filing suit against a local place for their delivery men on bikes and an incident. I cannot say which place but it's a restaurant.

Anonymous said...

I can't see how a sign helps Blackstone. The sign would imply that they had knowledge of a problem but did nothing about said problem. Seems to me these signs are a boon for anyone wanting to sue Blackstone.

Anonymous said...

why are market rate tenants getting inspections and other older stabilized tenants not? ps we're not letting you visit.then.

Edmund Dunn said...

"why are market rate tenants getting inspections and other older stabilized tenants not? ps we're not letting you visit.then."

That's not what I am seeing at the TA FB page and in my own experience as well, it's non-renovated apartment tenants who are getting inspections, not renovated apartment tenants. I got an inspection around 3 years ago. Make sense since the renovated apartments are churned at a much higher rate than the non-renovated apartments so there is no need for an inspection, that process is done when the apartment is "prepped' for the new lease.

" ps we're not letting you visit.then."

Excuse me, what does this mean? Here is what SPS has to do for an inspection notice.

https://www.stuytown.com/can-a-landlord-enter-my-apartment




Anonymous said...

Remember when the elevators had little windows in both the inner an outer doors, and a wave of vandalism hit where people were punching out the (wire reinforced) glass windows ? Then they put stainless steel screens behind the glass to prevent prevent peoples arms from being chopped off ? Fun times....

Anonymous said...

Commute to work and take your kids to school at your own risk. Between the elevators, the walkways and soon the city streets, it is becoming unsafe as the wild, wild west.

As if NY was not already failing large when it comes to road accidents with bikes, pedestrians, and automobiles. This is a recipe for disaster unless the politicians pass laws before they put these automated cars on the roads where we commute everyday. The politicians can't even regulate bikes in this little complex, let alone regulate with laws automated cars on city streets.

Automated cars could be a good thing but not if the politicians are lazily solely focusing on the business deals that fill their coffers to advance their own job promotions instead of passing laws to keep us all safe and responsible parties accountable when collisions happen.

The bad news for bicyclists and pedestrians is that the law makers are making business deals instead of making laws. When automated cars are on the streets of NYC it is unclear and not established who is accountable for vehicle accidents when someone is hit, a bicyclist or pedestrian or other car is hit by an automated vehicle. Or when an automated car is hit by another automated or not automated car who is responsible for the accident?

Is the car manufacturer now responsible for all car accidents where an automated vehicle hits someone? If so then that could be good news because the responsible party being the car manufacturer assures that the victim's hospital bills will be covered by the deep pockets full of big profits made by car manufacturers who have paid-off politicians making their business deals for them.

Someone wants a promotion to be President and thinks the automakers will finance a big portion of the ride.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/city-pols-cuomo-pump-brakes-self-driving-car-tests-article-1.3569614

Anonymous said...

Incredible false tales given when one complains about noise and rugs. Again, Here again, under the violators and shoe tapping walking clear as the day. What type of neighbor cares not about the wearing of shoes and is he deaf, is it intentional. Clearly he can hear his own shoes tapping as he walks throughout the apartment over and over again and again yet management tells us they in fact inspected, laugh from us living under these inconsiderate rude people and yes yes management says,they have rugs. They do not, i repeat have rugs. they do not i repeat have rugs. One wonders why people are leaving this place mid lease. breaking a lease and using airbnb. Why?

Anonymous said...

12:14 PM

You just don't get it. And by the way, some tenants are better then others. I agree with that blogger or whatever you call them today.

Anonymous said...

Those elevators lasted a long time. Not like the garbage now. But that goes with the type of people that live here now, but not including the "better than others".

Anonymous said...

Never had to worry about children's fingers in those elevators back then too!

Anonymous said...

9:58 PM
Those were the 'real' days!

Anonymous said...

And the chained fences and NO dogs or Students. Those days can never be replicated again. I miss them terribly. If I could turn back time, time I took for granted. Please feel free to chime in.

Anonymous said...

In Los Angeles they go after the landlords who illegally evict rent stabilized tenants then run Airbnb style housing:

http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-ln-landlords-illegal-rentals-20160620-snap-story.html

After years of watching the supply of affordable housing plummet, evictions and demolitions surge and landlords score quick profits with short-term rentals, Los Angeles officials are striking back.

For the first time, the city attorney’s office has filed criminal charges alleging that a building’s owners offered units for rent on Airbnb after booting out tenants, officials said Monday.

The misdemeanor charges, along with civil suits filed against the owners of three other buildings, are intended to send a signal to other landlords breaking city rent control laws as L.A. confronts an affordable-housing crisis.

“Given that shortage of affordable housing, illegally converting rental units to hotels or short-rentals has got to stop,” City Atty. Mike Feuer said at a news conference Monday. “My office is going to intervene to preserve rent-stabilized units and restore those units when we allege they’ve been unlawfully taken off the market.”

Stuy Town Reporter said...

https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2017/10/18/tightening-the-leash-on-fake-service-dogs/

I've seen this, the "service-dog" fabrication, too. Good for the lady who is pushing this!

Anonymous said...

black mold in the peter cooper units Be very aware.

Anonymous said...

Peter Stuyvesant’s comments on their site are absurd. How can we make things better under this management! When the owners are churning apartments to students and transients at the there will be no improvement. In addition, why doesn’t Peter Stuyvesant, aka the TA do anything besides recommend we e-mail Hayduk. A real joke.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, nobody cares. Not even your next door neighbor.

Anonymous said...

@October 18, 2017 at 7:22 AM

I am not sure what you are posting your rant on this blog for, but for the record, I hope that the self driving cars will mow down as many bicyclists as possible. And I am not talking about the delivery guys. I am talking about the CitiBikes, the guys in tights, and the Miss Almira Gultch's. The delivery guys will at least try to avoid pedestrians. The rest of them ignore all the rules of the road and try to hit pedestrians as sport. Nanny Bloomberg did some good and some bad for this city, but the worst of his Nanny crusades was this bicycle idiocy.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I report what I see, and sometimes take photos. I know, having seen this myself, and not just once, that delivery people on those illegal motorized bikes have come near to striking a resident. Try to catch them after that, and they are gone, as their illegal motorized bikes are fast. Ess-a Bagel, for one, uses these illegal bikes. Ess-a Bagel is a store that rents from this complex. They have been reported. But the more, the merrier.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

https://town-village.com/2017/10/19/con-ed-recommends-putting-wells-in-stpcv-to-recover-contaminants-from-former-gas-plant-2/#more-17472

Oh, great! As if this place weren't heaven already.

Anonymous said...

I think the motorized bikes should be seized by PS and not given back. They are illegal. I wish Management would take its head out of its arse and do something about this problem.

Hey, Useless Heyduk, don't you care if people get hurt by these assholes? What if it were a member of your family who got hit by a bike on the property? Either do your job or go back to where you came from. You are not up to the challenge of this New York City property.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I let this message through, despite the suggestion to our General Manager.

The reason being is that motorized bikes are one of the prime problems here. They are not stopped by PS, except if they run over a PS officer.

It takes a little more manpower, but these illegal bikes (on two accounts: no restaurant displayed and motorized) are ILLEGAL. No debate about it. Then why are we seeing them all the time in this complex?

Anonymous said...

Sitting in the oval a little while ago, counted 18 bikes in about a 20 minute period that completely ignored the no biking signs. 9 of them rode right past the PS office with officers standing around.

The bottom line is that we will continue to see an increase in bikes with more students living here and ordering every meal for delivery. The only person that can change any of this is Rick, this far he chooses not to.

Anonymous said...

That's why this place is a joke, and until we get real management that means business, we continue to see the S.O.S. The Met Life days are now only a distant memory. What a shame!

Anonymous said...

Too bad we have a lame-duck Councilman and a do-nothing TA who don't give a damn.

Do It Differently said...

A comment about one class of dangerous and, what I consider, deranged morons on bikes and scooters or skateboards:

Yesterday a "mother" comes barreling out of her building on a bicycle with a child strapped on the back. She charges directly out of the hallway door already on the bicycle, and rides fast past me with centimeters to spare.

The supposedly beloved, precious child could have been severely injured/and/or/killed.

The jackass "mother" could have been severely injured/and/or/killed.

I could have been injured, killed, etc.

There are many, many other cretins here who are either young "mothers" or middle-aged "mothers" or bizarre exhibitionists who ride around Stuyvesant Town on scooters with their children. They look like inutterable jackasses and they are dangerous as all hell, especially when they carry pizza boxes, race their children and engage in other risky and just plain obnoxious behavior.

Decades ago, my father's comment about truly stupid and possibly dangerous people who dragged new life into the world was, "cats and dogs do it, too. Giving birth doesn't make you a mother."

I have been yelled at by both "fathers" and "mothers" when I implored them NOT to let their tiny offspring go streaking off on scooters into the street.

We are an incredibly depraved and sick society these days. And getting worse every minute.

And to those writing about driverless cars: do you truly believe for one single minute that the politicians, bankers, billionaires do not, in truth, WANT the accidents, maimings and deaths that will come in the wake of yet more idiots and idiotic machines on the roadways???

WAKE UP, PEOPLE. OH, PLEASE WAKE UP.

Tommyboy said...

Where else in NYC is biking on sidewalks permitted? A feeble attempt to stop biking on the Oval is useless. Trucks, Cars, Scooters, Servicemen, all pass through without hinderance. Did you know you can stand in the Oval and smoke at there sanctioned ash trays. Under NYC law smoking in public parks is prohibited & as you know we know we are downtown's answer to Central Park!

Anonymous said...

Stuy Town Website has another gimmick of "ask the manager", on it's website. What a load of @##$^! THIS PLACE IS A JOKE! More stuppidy every day from this place!

https://www.stuytown.com/questions

Ask The GM
By completing this form, you consent to be contacted at your phone number by text message or email. You can opt-out at anytime.
STUYTOWN.COM

Anonymous said...

And the dorm building continues. Saw lots of partitions going into a building today. Don’t tell us Mr. Hayduk that you are not actively renting to students. This is a dorm dump.

Anonymous said...

At 11:58a.

Agreed and I wish the NYPD would do their job and impound the thousands of illegal unlicensed motorized bikes clogging up the sidewalks and racing through red lights against traffic.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Well, you can submit your questions:

https://www.stuytown.com/questions#0

Anonymous said...

I would ask Hayduk why they are turning this place into a dorm hotel dump. That ask a question is part of their PR push

Anonymous said...

Rick ? LOLL Whadya want him to say? Any and all have a right to live here he an't exclude students. You have to fight the wall partitioning]]]]] # of people living in a flat and fight fire with fire. Duh.

Anonymous said...

My question was facetious. Duh.

Anonymous said...

8:06, obviously they can rent to anyone and don't exclude anyone, but in a way they are excluding people... all the families and professionals that would like to live here, but have been priced out. Even working professionals with very good salaries can no longer afford this place or justify the astronomical rents. This leaves students and their well-to-do parent guarantors as the only ones that can afford or justify the rents.

Anonymous said...

9:33 That's the way the ball bounces.Take it or leave it.

Anonymous said...

The tenants living above us are awful. Whom do we directly speak to in the leasing office about this? I won't be calling useless public safety again.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

You can try speaking (to anyone!) at the leasing office, but they will refer you to PS or, in some cases, to Management. In either case, be prepared for the answer: "Sorry, but..."

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Let me tell you a little story that I've already told with different characters and dates:

So, I decided since it's a nice day, and I finished my work, to head over to one of the benches at the Oval. As I was starting to daydream, a guy sits close by with a dog. (I don't think the guy was a resident, but I was too lazy/indifferent to check the lanyard.) The dog is big, but quiet. Okay, I try to go back to daydreaming. Seconds later, because of this dog, other dogs join him. Great for this guy and his dog, but now I can't daydream as there are a bunch of dogs near me.

Okay, I'm cool and head over to the generally unoccupied bench on the others side, near the 20th Street loop. The building of the Ice Rink is not done on Sunday. I go over there, and someone is sitting on a bench nearby, yapping away, very loudly, on a cellphone.

Okay, maybe it is just time to head upstairs and forget the nice day for a while.

I go up to T level, but I spot two people waiting around the door to be buzzed in or piggyback with someone who has a card.

I don't want to deal with this nonsense, so I go around, and try the M entrance. Sure enough, the other way, I came across dog crap stains and steams of dog urine, and two dogs, at least. But I make my way inside. What can I do?

Yes, this is a filthy place (thank you, dog owners), and, yes, there are times when "peace and quiet" are impossible.

Anonymous said...

"Yes, this is a filthy place (thank you, dog owners), and, yes, there are times when "peace and quiet" are impossible."

You got that right, STR. And that is only what we can see and hear. Remember we live atop a toxic gas waste dump and although original tenants and very long-term tenants have tended to live to be in their nineties because the stuff was never disturbed, that isn't the case these days. The toxic soil was disturbed when they built the Bunker (with the blessing and cooperation of our toxic waste TA and even more toxic Councilman) and the constant renovations and construction inside these old buildings is no doubt stirring up all kinds of toxins that have been harmlessly lying dormant for the last 70 years.

Of course, now that they don't use unionized labor, they can expose the workers to all the poison in the world and nobody is going to object to it. They figure the new tenants are short term and won't be here long enough to be adversely affected, but the rest of us can [literally] suck it up. I don't know how anybody can raise a small kid here or bring new life into the world while living in this toxic dump. The affects on the young will probably not show up for many years and Blackstone won't care any more than CW, Steinberg and Garodnick will care.

Anonymous said...

Kathy is the name. Replaced Donalda. Anybody know last name?

Anonymous said...

"Kathy is the name. Replaced Donalda. Anybody know last name?"

Keogh.

Anonymous said...

9:02, you may eventually be referred to legal. In my past experience with a noisy dorm apartment they contacted me but did nothing. Suffered for four years—partying, loud voices, etc. Legal just listened and offered no solution or action. Sorry, maybe you will get a proactive PS officer. There are a few out there.

Anonymous said...

We're told there is toxic soil water and now black mold? No wonder we are often sick.

Anonymous said...

THIS PLACE IS A JOKE AND RICK DOES NOT CARE!

Anonymous said...

There really is soo much wrong with this place that I am sick to my stomach. I wish I could move.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Well, you can submit your questions:

https://www.stuytown.com/questions#0<<

No comments published so far.

Anonymous said...

KATHY K WILL NOT HELP YOU SHE WILL NOT SYMPATHIZE, CORRECT THE PROBLEM. SHE IS PAID TO NOT DO THIS WHATSOEVER.

Anonymous said...

I have already submitted a question. I asked, "why did you run this place to the ground?'.
Still waiting for a reply.

Anonymous said...

completely in agreement with the comments on the bullshit "they do have carpets, we have inspected" what a lie, management is disgusting
but also want to point out, this post is being ignored:
con-ed-recommends-putting-wells-in-stpcv-to-recover-contaminants-from-former-gas-plant-2/#more-17472
What. the. fuck. 5 feet underground? that's not far at all. I thought they were gonna say at least 20 ft. 5 ft is nothing. especially with all the run off from the fucking watering of crops every night.
Benzene? toluene? carcinogens in the ground water??!!? are you fucking kidding me? And Coned of course says it no big deal. jesus fucking Christ.
how have we been living with this for the past 50 yrs. This is another lawsuit waiting to happen, if we could only mobilize, like with Idk, maybe a TA OR SOMETHING

Anonymous said...

Word to the wise dont attempt to work from home while living here! Ee Gads

Anonymous said...

Call and demand an inspection of the offensive tenants without carpets.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Well, you can submit your questions:

https://www.stuytown.com/questions#0<<

The morning of the 25th. Still no comments published, though I expect them--today, tomorrow?

A bit of advice: Do not start this thing unless you are ready. Just posting videos is not going to do the trick.

Tommyboy said...

Well finally some good news, the new? Management office/bunker is surrounded by polluted soil, I know they had a massive excavation when they started, but do they ever go far enough or just what the law requires. I hope management feels uneasy & unsettled. Now you know how we feel.

Anonymous said...

They dug very deep to build that stinking bunker and they had the blessings of Garodnick and Steinberg. I would hate to live in the buildings adjacent to the bunker because there must be a lot of toxic dust that is still hanging around, maybe on the the buildings and windows. As for the people working in the bunker, they should be issued hazmat suits.

CW Cap, Garodnick and Steinberg had absolutely NO CONSCIENCE WHATSOEVER about the dangers of excavating that site and I hope it comes back to bite them in the ass one day. There should be a criminal investigation. Where is Erin Brokavitch when we need her!

Anonymous said...

Hey Rick,

What are you doing about the abuse of people smoking marijuana in many of these apartments?
Huh? Why are you not enforcing the rules? Is it fair for me and my young children to have to smell this almost every night? You fail to address the real problems. I know you know that it is a real problem and you do nothing about it.

Anonymous said...

The following is from an excerpt from a Facebook User:

My downstairs apartment has been a dorm apartment for six years now. I have had to endure noise and marijuana like smoke. I think that the last tenants just moved out and I shudder to think of what the next tenants will be like.
19 mins

This place S@!$'s, Big time!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Once again, over at the TA Facebook, there is a message and some approval about how great ST and PCV are. Well, come over here and start that %&*#! Seriously. Are you insane and do not see what I see? Or are you paying too much and have to joyously approve this complex or you will feel ripped off? Or, perhaps, you are not a lifetime New Yorker and believe the landlord that "It's just New York" to every problem? I've got photos, tons of them, to show you how wonderful this place is. Having said that, yes, this place has its perks. But so laudatory! Grow up and enter the real world and take your blinders off.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

A library has been mentioned as one of the amenities for adults. Pardon, but where? If you are talking about Oval Study, the books lining the selves are just for show. The books are not even indexed. No one, and I repeat in case you don't understand, no one uses that "library." So where is this library? I would like to go.

Anonymous said...

laudatory! Wow! Fancy Schmansey words STR! 4 years of college shows!

Anonymous said...

Yes, the Rick rah rahs are out in force on the TA site. You would think that they are advertising for Blackstone.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Typically, it is hard for me to find no violations (not mine, btw) in a space of five minutes. Everyone has choices to make, and I can understand where some residents feel, overwhelmingly, that they have made the right choice. The prone position is one they live with and have accepted, with joy it seems. I've been here for about 30 years. I have never seen this place so bad. Filth-wise it is unexceptionable. Bikes, skateboards, club cars going whichever way are unacceptable, too. Some of these are illegal. I have presented photos. I have presented some of these photos to Management and Public Safety. The response has been a smile, "I agree with you," but the situation continues. And continues. Are you really glad at what you and I see? I guess so, if one reads a portion of the TA Facebook.

Unbelievable blinders. But that is your choice. You are perfect tenants.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Where is that library, btw? I need to know.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

No comments/questions yet published at stuytown.com. Maybe tomorrow or Friday. Though I dread reading something from the cheering group (the perfect tenants) that has shown up at the TA Facebook.

Anonymous said...

Bloomberg and Cuomo admit development of Diller Park and for that fact PCVST and all the waterfront dates back to 1998! That is the beginning of the end for rent stabilization as the same few gamers of the system used their political offices to change laws to enrich themselves by giving developers and rich friends waterfront real estate. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20171025/meatpacking-district/barry-diller-pier55-hudson-river-park-island-project-revival

Edmund Dunn said...


"Where is that library, btw? I need to know."

The PDF link for the Oval Study brochure says as follows:

“Hundreds of books, magazines, and newspapers”

So I guess that’s the library.

https://resources.stuytown.com/common/uploads/stuytown_freshbrew_com/cb3d9d34-b753-49b7-9c2e-c18381e807bc/Collateral/Documents/385-Oval_Study_002_3_14_16_1_.pdf

Anonymous said...

One of the posters called this place an oasis while another excused a pot smoking neighbor. Another moved three times within the community. What a crock.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>> Anonymous Edmund Dunn said...


"Where is that library, btw? I need to know."

The PDF link for the Oval Study brochure says as follows:

“Hundreds of books, magazines, and newspapers”

So I guess that’s the library.

https://resources.stuytown.com/common/uploads/stuytown_freshbrew_com/cb3d9d34-b753-49b7-9c2e-c18381e807bc/Collateral/Documents/385-Oval_Study_002_3_14_16_1_.pdf<<

I've been there many, many times. As I said, no one uses the "library," so the poster must not have been inside and is BS-ing as far as "amenities" go. He is just reading the website. As I also said, a perfect tenant.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Suggestion: All the rah-rah people should pay more for their TA dues, as the site gives them a voice to tell how wonderful it is living here (and, yes, it does have perks). Or is it the other way around? The TA should pay the rah-rah people?

Anonymous said...

I have lived here my whole life, and still enjoy living here, but I'm also a realist... this place has major flaws, and quality of life is decreasing by the day.

All these people claiming to live in an oasis are overlooking the real problems of Blackstone's rental policy... an overall drain on the infrastructure of this property. Plumbing, electrical, elevators, etc. are the real concern, but as someone pointed out, most don't care because they are gone after a year. People that plan to be here for a while need to cognizant of this, because the infrastructure is the unseen problem of this community.

Oh, and the grass that everyone lies on is just a few feet above extremely dangerous chemicals. I'm sure that had something to do with MetLife keeping us off it for all those years. Remember that as you sit there in the oasis.

Anonymous said...

STR, I wonder if management is giving perks of some kind to some of these nasty, rah rah TA posters. One moved three times within the community and another states how ST has been good to her. Wonder what Blackstone is up to as these people are obsessively loyal and act like they are being attacked.

Anonymous said...

STR- Take your camera to 18th st and first ave. There are TWO, yes TWO signal devices next to each other on the ST side, NE corner. This surely does not look right! Looks like NYC screwed up again. GOOOOOOOOOOO!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Will do soon. Thanks for the info.

Anonymous said...

No Problem.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR, I wonder if management is giving perks of some kind to some of these nasty, rah rah TA posters.<<

Again, some residents, when they look at their reality, can be thankful they live here. In a way, I am thankful, too. At least for certain things. When I report that I have to escape somewhere, because it is too noisy or too much dust kicked up in Stuy Town, I am not lying. I don't lie for an agenda. That is why I have periodic photos. Photos do not lie. I just don't know about certain voices who seem delighted with it all. Surely, there are complaints!

Anonymous said...

Take a photo of that double street light on the 18th street loop. Unbelievable.

Anonymous said...

The new Management "bunker" behind 274-276 First Avenue was NOT built on a site containing any ConED MGP contamination, nor is any of the Oval, nor most of the grassy areas in ST affected. There is complete documentation on the proposed remediation including maps of the areas available at:

https://www.coned.com/en/community-affairs/former-con-edison-manufactured-gas-plants/2017-site-review

Basically, the MGP sites were located under 522-524 E 20th, 16 Stuyvesant Oval & 635-645 E. 14Th.

There are actually a LOT more contaminated sites in Peter Cooper Village, as MGP's took up most of the property from 1st Ave to the E. River, from 20th to 22nd St.

Educate yourselves folks.....

Anonymous said...

Peter Stuyvesant
Yesterday at 1:52pm
The TA contacted management about the package situation in our buildings, which just about everyone agrees is a problem in several ways. We got this response from General Manager Rick Hayduk. Please note the paragraph about NOT leaving packages for pickup in the lobby anymore. ST residents should bring such packages to Oval Services, and PCV residents can use the kiosk on 22nd St. and First Ave.
StuyTown Property Services has instituted a new process whereas all packages are ...
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WELL, IS THE TA DOING ANYTHING ABOUT ALL THE POT SMOKING ON THE PROPERTY? HUH?

Anonymous said...

@10:24 AM: I never thought about the possibility that MetLife kept us off the grass because of the toxic gas waste buried underneath! Surely, they would have said something about that when they sold it to TS? Or did MetLife (at the time of sale) and TS not care if people got sick from what lies under the grass? Hard to believe they could have been that criminally callous, but money is everything to some people.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The TA contacted management about the package situation in our buildings...<

I assume that Management already knew about it. How could they not? That said, I am not clear on the solution. Does Management expect residents to walk over and deposit the packages to a holding center here? "ST residents should bring such packages to Oval Services, and PCV residents can use the kiosk on 22nd St. and First Ave." This doesn't makes sense or the fact that there will be no charge to hold the packages. I understand that Management would like Oval Services to be used, but charged by month also.

Perhaps the best solution, as long as people are having packages delivered more and more, is to have holding centers in each of the buildings, opened and manned at various hours. Of course, this necessitates more work and more workers for Blackstone, but I think they can afford it.

Anonymous said...

peter cooper long timer this building reeks of pot smoke day and night.

Anonymous said...

Two bros smoking joints put in the open on the block between 14th and the oval tonight. Of course no PS officer in sight and they know that. I bet they put them out when they reached 14th St. Open season on pot smoking here

Anonymous said...

2:25
And people are out there sitting in the grassy areas of PCV every day, so this "oasis" is contaminated and management is doing nothing to stop people from sitting in these highly contaminated PCV grassy areas.

Anonymous said...

Back in the day, we only ordered from catalogs, as opposed to online orders, and there were much fewer deliveries. Nowadays we have people ordering their groceries online and so many are addicted to Amazon. Of course there are many, many more deliveries of packages and somehow we have to deal with that. Who the hell used to order groceries online a few years ago? With the dorms and transients there is bound to be hundreds of package deliveries to every building every day. This is the new order of things.

The other night, I was in Associated and overheard a young couple talking about the dearth of coffee choices in the store and the young lady said to her boyfriend "We can order good coffee from Amazon and it will be here tomorrow morning." Whodda thunk about that a few (very few) years ago? No wonder the lobbies are filled with packages, not to mention all the boxes of stuff dumped outside by Lasership.

I like to order some things online, but I pay the extra S&H for UPS to deliver to my door. It used to be that if you weren't home when UPS tried to deliver you had to schlep over to their depot to get your stuff. Same with the Post Office. If it didn't fit into the mailbox (and what does?) and were not home, you had to go to the PO to bail your parcel out. Sometimes "convenience" can be very inconvenient. I'm beginning to think that there is something to be said for brick and mortar stores after all!

Anonymous said...

Online shopping will just continue to grow, continuing to make this situation worse each year. I saw a story this week about Nordstrom opening a new store that had nothing for sale in the store. You went to the computers and ordered what you want, and it's delivered to your home.

PCVST needs to dedicate one storage room to packages going forward, and that solves all of the problems... similar to the bike rooms, which are only accessible by key card.

Anonymous said...

October 26, 2017 at 7:51 PM and October 26, 2017 at 8:00 PM

Call Security and email Rick! Keep calling EVERY day. EVERY DAY!!

Anonymous said...

Good Morning STR!

Did you check out that double traffic light on the 18th street loop yet?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I am more than willing and eager to show or tell you "good" news. However, this morning, within the space of a minute, I saw three violations when walking to my building: 1) a dog walker (with big dogs) and no official lanyard, 2) a car resting in the white marker for crossing the loop (he is on his cell), 3) a large pile of dog shit, not picked up, in front of my building.

Am I the only one who sees this? And how many times must a resident call in and complain?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Good Morning STR!

Did you check out that double traffic light on the 18th street loop yet?<<

Will do. Just give it a few days..... And good morning!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Call Security and email Rick! Keep calling EVERY day. EVERY DAY!!<<

Though I agree in a way, I must say that the person doing the calling will become very quickly known as a "troublemaker." Furthermore, it is not the job of residents to keep informing PS or Rick. They get the paycheck, we don't.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

At the TA Facebook: "City living will always require compromise."

A great tenant! Wanted: More residents who will compromise.

Anonymous said...

Not necessarily STR. The house rules specifically states the following:


8. ODORS

Tenant shall make a good faith effort to prevent any excessive smoke, odors of cooking or other processes, or any unusual or other objectionable odors to emanate from the Apartment.


I would not be afraid to call and complain, nor should anyone else. You are within your legal rights. Don't be afraid. Throw it right back at them.

Anonymous said...

If you are are "annoying" enough, you will eventually see some results.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

http://nypost.com/2017/10/26/nyc-should-be-ashamed-if-corrupt-de-blasio-gets-another-4-years/

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Another incentive to be a rah-rah person, one most of us don't think about. 1,000 dollars. That's what you get (in rent discount, I believe) if you get a "friend" to live here. That is some incentive to consider this place wonderful.

Anonymous said...

Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows.

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Anonymous said...

Yeah, just be like everyone else here and smoke a joint!

Anonymous said...

Anyone else get a letter from Keith Powers mom? Talk about immature! It baffles me that someone wrote this without question, and even worse is that someone approved it to be sent out.

Nothing screams lack of leadership more than a man who needs a letter of recommendation sent out from his mother. And he will be our councilman. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and I hate this notion that he's a "community man" because of his family ties to the community. The same exact things were said about Garodnick and he sold us down the river any and every time REBNY told him to. I expect nothing less from Powers and his ridiculous 22 point reform.

Anonymous said...

Garodnick’s endorsement of Keith Powers could dissuade me from voting for him. He seems like a nice guy but is too cozy with the do nothing TA and probably management too.

Anonymous said...

Came home last night to a huge pee stain on my floor's carpeting outside the elevator.

I'm assuming a dog did it. Can never be too sure these days.


What a dump.

Anonymous said...

Hearing more often the place is studenttown, not stuytown.

Anonymous said...

If he's backed by Danny Boy he ain't getting my vote!

Anonymous said...

ASPCA truck with dog adoptions blocking the sidewalk on 16th and First. They sure came to right place, Dogtown. Just what we need is more dogs here

Anonymous said...

I can understand having the Halloween carnival in the Oval for the kids, but I cannot understand why they have to have that loud band annoying us Oval residents. That crap music has nothing to do with Halloween and it is so annoying.

Anonymous said...

That crap music blasting in the Oval again and right into my apartment. The Halloween carnival is nice for the kids but why this obnoxious music after.

Anonymous said...

The band today is beyond irritating and way too loud. Is there anyone to call on Weekends to actually speak to about speaker volume?

Anonymous said...

WHAT ABOUT THE OVERCHARGES???????????

Anonymous said...

1 bedroom apartment dwellers. Noise is seriously worse than the 2 bedroom We downsized to save money but the acoustics or something is fucked up here. The rooms can shake from upstairs noise and rude people living above or next to you suck as they do not care they are extremely loud with no rugs.

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