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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:



Monday, February 5, 2018

Your Security Deposit Check

There has been some question as to who gets the interest on your security check. This is the law:

https://www1.nyc.gov/site/rentguidelinesboard/resources/security-deposits.page

Here is the most noteworthy information:

"If the building has six or more units the landlord must pay interest, if any, on your security deposit. The owner may keep one percent of the deposit amount each year as an administrative fee. If the building has fewer than six units and the owner deposits the security in a bank, the interest also belongs to the tenant, less one percent for administration.

"For example: A tenant pays a security deposit of $1,000. The landlord places the deposit in an interest-bearing account paying 1.1%. At the end of the year the account will have earned interest of $11. The tenant is entitled to $1 and the landlord may retain $10, 1% of the deposit, as an administrative fee. However, be aware that with interest rates averaging below 1% in recent years, tenants may not be eligible to receive any interest at all."

To read other information, go to that site.

It appears that one's security deposit is different for each tenant, depending on what rent is paid and what is the security deposit.

Recently, there has been a change of banks. We will see if this change benefits one side financially.

118 comments:

Anonymous said...

regarding Associated cashier comments-- I expect this is the same situation at every store. I've had nasty cashiers at 23rd street, I've seen em at Trader Joes--until the robots take over, this is human interaction. unfortunately. shouldn't be the criteria for getting a store out of its lease or keeping it. personally I cannot wait for the day the robots take over...
also since you can't respond to yelp, I'll comment here, whoever the fuck "Porsche" is (surely not her real name)--if people are banging on their ceiling and complaining about you, seems pretty clear that you are the problem, honey. honestly, this is why it's a nightmare to live here. these imbeciles just do not think. "whyever are people complaining about me? and whatever could that knocking noise be? surely I am not the one disrupting others' lives??"

Anonymous said...

I don't care what they do with my security deposit because when I move out, that will be my last month's rent. I will not pay my rent for the last month I am in this dump.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I don't see anyone posting accidentally with their Google name. If so, just tell me when and the post and it will be removed.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Why doesn't just Management rescind the outside dog rule? It is not enforced and I continually see dogs from outside being walked in this property. No care from the owner. Despite the rules, the same ones for a second year in a row. Why antagonize tenants? I don't understand. You are just breeding lawlessness.

Anonymous said...

Is Porsche the tenant who drags around moves furniture around at 1 or 2 am?

Anonymous said...

Black mold in apartments has been neglected by landlords for decades. Once the landlord is renovating to up the rents in a building they conveniently use the excuse of mold to drive out rent stabilized tenants. It is the landlords responsibility to address and fix mold at no cost to the tenants and to provide a mold free living space. Black mold has long been reported along the Stuy Town Avenue C apartments on the river and long neglected. Mold is not contained to a single unit. This is compounded by the moisture from the river. When one Avenue C apartment is effected then all Avenue C apartments are likely to be effected. Mold is a bigger issue with the Avenue C buildings and especially after the hurricane flood a few years ago.

Anonymous said...

Just like I said all along STR. 1 percent withholding. Why did it take this long to post this info when I already mentioned this over a week ago. Guess nobody cares, as usual. Why do I bother.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it benefits these landlord THIEVES. Lets do the math. At LEAST a $5 check, times 89 buildings in ST, times around 8 Apts per floor, times around 12 floors, HMMMM....
that comes out to an around about figure of $42,720. Not bad for doing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!
AND, not including PCV. It just never ends here. NEVER!! You follow me? Look at all these years we were never entitled to receive these checks in the first place.

Anonymous said...

There's this one woman from Morocco in Associated. I can't stand her and her attitude.
You know who she is.

Anonymous said...

Who do really think it is going to benefit? Us?

Anonymous said...

I've never seen a person from Morocco working in Associated. Are you sure that she is from there? Did she tell you?

Anonymous said...

hells yea that woman is nasty at associated they should have the talk with her.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly who you are speaking of. She is about 45 years old, dark hair, and speaks in that annoying accent. She constantly looks around as she packing your bag. Olive skin complexion, hair in a bun, glasses. Usually the second or third cashier from the exit door.
She is not nice at all.

Anonymous said...

I go to Associated almost every day and I've never come across a nasty cashier. What does this woman look like? There's a woman from West Africa (Ghana, I think) who is not the friendliest of persons, but she is definitely not nasty. There's a very sour little Spanish girl, but she is just that - sour. She doesn't say or do anything offensive. Just has a face week of wet Sundays, but that is her right so long as she is not rude to customers.

Anonymous said...

So Management has found another way to milk a few dollars from each of us. What else is new? Just make sure that when you move out, you don't pay the last month's rent.

Anonymous said...

That is not the same one who had an attitude with me. The reason that I originally brought it up is because some posters on this site and the TA site are always saying how lovely the staff is there in support of the dumpy store. Not only do we have to rely on a terrible store, but we also have to contend with surly staff. How I wish Morton Williams had taken the space over. With all that building across the street, we get virtually nothing.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

My experience is that cashiers at these stores, including Morton Williams, are generally not good in customer relations and can have, repeat, can have a piss poor attitude. Depends. About the only store where the cashiers can be nice is...Gracefully. The store below 20th Street. But those cashiers seem to be from the Far East and not Americanized, New York style.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Also... it is not easy getting good help.

Anonymous said...

"But those cashiers seem to be from the Far East and not Americanized, New York style."

You hit the nail right on the head there STR. "Americanized"is bad enough, but "New York style" usually infers a failure to evolve on an evolutionary basis with the rest of our species. "Is you gonna pay with cash or credit?" All one needs to do is leave this shithole of a city. Of course that would entail leaving the sty which apparently is too much to bear for some.

Anonymous said...

The homeless shelter industry is a big money maker, big government handout taker. The industry is wrought with corruption and violence exposed in 2016.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/homeless-shelters-founded-cuomo-riddled-violence-article-1.2628746

EXCLUSIVE: NYC homeless shelters founded by Cuomo are hellholes filled with violence, child abuse

The neighborhood has a right to know if the city and or the state are housing homeless in Stuy Town. It is a matter of safety. It is a whole other matter if the city and state are doing it in ways that are enriching politicians and their families.

http://www.helpusa.org/about-us/contact-us/

Anonymous said...

At least with Morton Williams you get a decent store with good stock. I still cannot believe we are stuck with that dump Associated with no competition.

Anonymous said...

doubting the blog should be about the rude cashiers even if they are let's keep it to stuy PCV

Do It Differently said...

Regarding cashiers:

I don't know that "service" people have reasonable, objective reasons to be pleasant. While I believe, powerfully, that each one of us ought be kind to everyone we meet (that includes other living beings beside humans), most of us who deal with the public daily are harassed and badly tested as a way of life.

They make little money, probably have poor benefits and might be dealing with less than wise supervisors. Add to that the fact that dozens of people pass by them daily . . .

Customers are often rushed, indifferent, demanding, rude, unreasonable, badly handicapped, subjected to other customers' impatience and selfishness . . . the unpleasant possible circumstances are endless.

I have noticed that here in New York, customers are impossible with which to cope. THERE IS NO WAY ANYMORE YOU CAN CONCLUDE YOUR OWN BUSINESS AT A COUNTER WITHOUT THE NEXT CUSTOMER IMMEDIATELY BEGINNING THEIR TRANSACTION.

You cannot put away your money, check your bill, gather your belongings in peace. The person behind you edges you out IMMEDIATELY.

The cashier IMMEDIATELY begins the next transaction.

The tension, rush, rudeness, self-centeredness, selfishness defy description.

This has been developing for years and is now the norm. When I point it out to people, they look at me as if I've grown several more heads. Around the holidays, a neighbor whom I knew went ballistic when I dared to gather my belongings before she could dump her purchases on the counter at Walgreens.

As a society, we've already descended down the drain and into the sewers in our manners and behaviors and attitudes.

So . . . a little more patience with the poor folks who must deal with us. They might also be dealing with terminally ill children, parents, and worse.

Anonymous said...

Very very wierd conversation on the TA Facebook page regarding the nanny and kid eating in the laundry room. As a parent, I would not want my nanny feeding my kid in the laundry room, but some of the comments on this thread are just out of line. One commenter goes on an unintelligible rant in which he goes on to liken the laundry room to a strip club.

Of course Peter Stuyvesant chimes in as they shit down the comments letting us know that the laundry room is only for laundry. Hey Peter, the house rules don’t say anything about food being prohibited in the laundry room, so as gross as it is, you are wrong. You are wrong a lot though.

Anonymous said...

February 7, 2018 at 4:04 PM

You pay for what you get.

Anonymous said...

While they are nickel and diming us out of our security deposit interest, these jerks are giving us practically no heat. Is anybody else out there in STYland freezing their buns off in their apartments? We have had no heat since early this morning and it is 30 degrees outside. I am scared to go into my bathroom because the window cannot be closed (just like in the kitchen, it is firmly stuck) and my ass may freeze to the seat.

MetlLife wasn't lavish with the heat, but they did a hell of a lot better job than these turds do.

I hope that anyone thinking about moving in here knows that we get little to no heat in winter and Management doesn't give a shit and neither does the so-called Tenant Association. In fairness though, the Tenant Association doesn't care about anything except collecting dues and crawling up politicians' assholes.

Anonymous said...

Yes we got the heat a real lot of heat fucking sweating balls off heat here.

Anonymous said...

hate morton williams love associated the location the people and the stock

Anonymous said...

That blog about the nanny letting her charge eat in the laundry room brought out the management cheerleader witches, They showed their true colors with their personal attack on the complainant. Typical of what they do if they are presented with a criticism of management or the demo living here.

Anonymous said...

"Hey Peter, the house rules don’t say anything about food being prohibited in the laundry room, so as gross as it is, you are wrong. You are wrong a lot though."

I guess that is why they have those price-gouging snacks and soda vending machines there!

Anonymous said...

Regarding the stupid thread on the TA fb page concerning a kid eating in the laundry room. I think it was shut down because some absolute, total IDIOT (who is known for making IDIOTIC remarks) suggested that the reason the original poster objected to the kid and nanny eating in laundry room was because the nanny was probably a person of color. That, of course, sparked outrage, and quite rightly so.

There are some people who post on the TA fb page who are nasty. Really nasty. They try to negate and minimize anybody's concerns about serious issues by say "No Big Deal" or "NBD." For the most part it is only one or two people who always seek to minimize another poster's POV, but they are the ones who incite the flame wars. There is something insidiously mean-spirited about those posters and I've noticed they only rear their ugly heads when it is to slap down another poster.

I am not "friended" on the TA fb page and cannot post there, but as I have a fb account, I can read it and do so from time to time. It makes me shudder. Some posters are normal people with a question, concern or POV, but there are some trolls who are just plain vicious and evil.

Anonymous said...

The TA Facebook is like the Trump White House. Total chaos, no leadership and a bunch of lunatics running the show and pissing off anybody who has a serious question, comment or problem.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

For myself, I can't complain about heat. Maybe once in a while, I can wonder what's happened, but most of the time I'm okay. I'm just speaking about my situation.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

My complaints have to do with some of the "rules" that are not being enforced at all, like outside dogs in the complex. I've yet to see a PS officer escort out someone who doesn't have a lanyard. Speeding bicycles around the Oval? Unless there is a PS officer in sight, not likely. Dog droppings on the pathways? Happens all the time. Mattresses left out in the loop and not covered as required by law? I see that a lot. Those motorized carts going this way and that way? All the time. Etc, etc. You can be blue in the face and complain about those things, but Management seems not to care, despite their professed concern that they do care. As they say, the proof is in the pudding.

Anonymous said...

10:38
Your analysis is spot on! One “gentleman” called another poster a schmuck because he tried to throw a little joke out there. These keyboard commandos need to step away from their computers after they’ve been hitting the bottle.

In terms of the laundry room, here are the things that bother me more than a nanny and kid eating their lunch down there (on a horrible rainy day where they were probably cooped up inside all day):

- No carts (my building almost always has 2-3 carts missing and the other 2 with clothes in them from people who leave their crap down there for hours)
- overpriced machines.... forget a nanny bringing her lunch down there, for the prices they are charging I would expect waiter/butler service down there!

Anonymous said...

MY carriage room, again, is FILLED with bikes not being chained up to something. Management does nothing. I have called many times, called PS, nothing gets done. NOTHING! You know what? Now I DON'T CARE anymore as well. If you can't beat 'em, join them. Later for that. I am NOT going to aggravate myself anymore, and FOR NOW ON, SORRY TO SAY, I only care about myself, in MY little apt. I AM DONE WITH THIS PLACE, F O R E V E R !

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Same NYC rule, but not followed?

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

This year, I will try to get some concrete answers.

Anonymous said...

This place is an absolute disgrace. Horrible.

Anonymous said...

The post on the TA Facebook page that is more disturbing than the nanny and baby eating in the laundry room (what a state of affairs! Tsk tsk), is the post from the woman who had an "inspector" walk in on her when she was sleeping. It seems (judging from some of the responses) that this is not an entirely new phenomenon in The Sty. I swear I would scream my head off and smash a window to signal for help if anyone walked in on me like that. I would not be responsible for what I'd do, but I guarantee the "inspector" would not get out of my apartment without serious injury. I realize that a landlord has the right to enter a rental apartment for good reason, but give notice and KNOCK and RING THE BELL and WAIT to be allowed in. Duh!

I know (from what neighbors have told me) that they sometimes go into apartments when people are not home. It's ok if it's a gas leak, smell of smoke, smell of decomposing body or anything that is potentially life-threatening because they SHOULD go in then. But if they are going in to people's apartments to "inspect" when nobody's home, that is a serious problem. They could help themselves to cash, jewelry, terrify pets and who the hell knows what other harm they could do. I know that some of my neighbors were forced to give them copies of their private lock keys, but they gave them phony keys because they don't trust them. That's probably not a good idea because in the event of an emergency, it would delay response. At the same time, I can see why people distrust Management and the "inspectors."

Anonymous said...

Now there's a Rick Heyduk video demonstrating how to use a hair strainer in the bath tub. OMG! Does this demo of fucking assholes have to be taught everything that Mama should have taught them? Will Rick be demonstrating how to use toilet paper in his next video? Is this demo even potty trained?

Anonymous said...

It's funny (not funny) how posters here say the Tenants FB page shuts down people with honest complaints. I found it to be almost 100% the exact opposite. If you're not on the mis management bandwagon not only will you be heckled there, you are then mocked to the Nth degree here.

Maybe people who enjoy living here, and yes they do exist, are finally finding a voice to those 4 or 5 residents who couldn't say something nice if they were offered a million dollars.

Anonymous said...

MOVED into a 2 bedroom on property only to find out living under frat boys and girls. 24/7 non stop parties, smoking, screaming plus dancing I'm quite sure zero carpeting. Has anyone contacted their lawyer about breaking a lease with no penalty in a case such as this- unbearable and will not remain living here. Way to go blackstone

Anonymous said...

The heckling on the TA site is mainly directed at those who criticize management. They go on a personal attack instead of just sticking to issues. 8:20 has got it wrong.

Anonymous said...

Bravo. Well said.

Anonymous said...

8:20
Thank you!

Anonymous said...

ARE THE BULK OF SOUND COMPLAINTS ONE BEDROOMS OR TWO BEDROOMS HERE?

Anonymous said...

Don't you just love living in this dump? I think we need more signs. There aren't enough!

Anonymous said...

We are stuck in high rents with a corporate landlord that our politicians gave two billion dollars of federal subsidies to when they could have given it to the tenants so we can own our homes.
Why the Senator chose the corporate landlords and not the tenants can be answered by looking into every corporation that is part of BPP ST Owner and the corporations who finance the Senator beginning with JANNEY MONTGOMERY SCOTT, LLC who gives millions to Friends of Schumer every year since MetLife Tishman Speyer and BlackRock formed ST Owner LP with a bunch of corporate partners.

Since 2005 JANNEY MONTGOMERY SCOTT, LLC gives over 15 million dollars to Senator Schumer.

They have a tiny office in Brooklyn with headquarters in Pennsylvania. These donations are shocking.

What does $15 million dollars paid to a New York Senator buy you?


JANNEY MONTGOMERY SCOTT, LLC

FRIENDS OF SCHUMER

https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/?two_year_transaction_period=2008&data_type=processed&contributor_name=JANNEY+MONTGOMERY+SCOTT%2C+LLC&min_date=01%2F01%2F2007&max_date=12%2F31%2F2008




Anonymous said...

All of the sudden they are bragging about negotiating the deal.

"And let’s not forget that it was the TA whose years‑long work
with top legal and financial advisers led to the Blackstone takeover."

Tenant Association President in Town & Village


"Dan also negotiated the largest affordable housing preservation deal in New York City’s history -- protecting 5,000 units in Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village."

NYU Wagner Bio for Visiting Scholar Dan Garodnick

https://wagner.nyu.edu/community/faculty/daniel-garodnick#


So the StuyTown Tenant Association worked for years to achieve the Blackstone takeover and former City Councilman Dan Garodnick negotiated the Blackstone deal and they are proud of it. They did not find out the night before. They worked for years and they personally negotiated the deal. Good to know.

Anonymous said...

FOR THE LOVE OF PETE, MAKE THE BEEPING STOP E 23RD STREET ALL FUCKING MORNING WHAT IS THIS HORRIBLE BEEPING MACHINE THAT NEVER ENDS

Stuy Town Reporter said...

This is a laudatory note, for a change. I received a note under my door from Resident Relations and Kaitlin Nemeth about the upcoming Wednesday info at the Community Center, 10am to 1pm. The letter had to so with SCRIE and DRIE applications. It is appreciated that those who qualify are aware of this event or can set up an appointment to do so.

Anonymous said...

My floor smells like it someone just smoked a whole pack of cigarettes at once. It really smells bad, and I know from what apartment it is coming from. If you know who you are, could please stop! Please?

Anonymous said...

I too did not receive my rent interest check. I see exactly what they are doing. The old 1%
scam rule! I hate this place more as each day passes!

Anonymous said...

Ooohhh! That is soooooo thoughtful of them. Isn't it?

Anonymous said...

The TA sympathizers will continue to say that the TA found out about this deal the night before. Fortunately there are only a few of these morons out there that believe the crap that the TA spews.

And I love the wording about Dan preserving the most affordable housing units ever. If these apartments were in the $1500-$2000 range, I would give Dan a ton of credit, but $3000 is not affordable. Dan, $3000 IS NOT AFFORDABLE!

Anonymous said...

for me the noise is one bedroom and they are filing down the floor above us every year or so and there is now barely anything between us and them.

Anonymous said...

The TA and the politicians were well aware of The Blackstone deal and lauded it, knowing full well that half of the apartments would not be affordable. And we know how those apartments are filled.

Anonymous said...

The TA and Property Services admitted they worked together all along in that brilliantly asinine gratitude PR piece the TA expressed for the named Property Services listing the legal department that orchestrated the aggressive tactics with challenges on residency, the builders of the bunker, the suddenly disappeared security chief. It is an eyebrow raising list of names.

Equally eyebrow raising is the list of names in the TA Brookfield partnership and the outside firms hired, including the shared PR firm of the TA, Property Services, and local city and state politicians who have two hands in the deal.


A review of the PR campaigns for the aggressive residency challenges, the bunker construction and Airbnb demonstrates the TA and Property Services were working together all along in their PR too. The PR campaign audit review is very telling of the deceitful tactics employed to appear to be on opposite sides of an issue when truth is they were working together all along.
Now they o longer hide the alliance and all PR campaigns are joint pieces and photos with TA Property Services.

The PR on the residency challenges, the Property Services bunker and Airbnb shows a pattern by the TA and Property Services working together. They don't even bother hiding it anymore. The TA and Property Services appear in joint PR stunts. They all, the TA, Property Services and the politicians who worked very hard for the Blackstone takeover deal all use the same PR firm.

The brilliantly asinine gratitude PR piece brilliantly exposes the alliance between the TA and Property Services which they have had all along. The named Property Services personnel that the TA President oozes gratitude for says it all.

Ever since September 2005 when MetLife hired the PCVST Security head named by the TA President "Bill M" and Tishman Speyer hired on-staff the TA President named Legal Head "Fred K" who widely reportedly used aggressive tactics on thousands of tenants to root out the morally bankrupt ruthless rent stabilized criminals gaming the system, the TA President Board and Members have been working with Property Services "Bill M" and "Fred K".

Since 2005 the TA with huge gratitude has been tirelessly working very hard with "Bill M" and "Fred K" or as it is publicized "And let’s not forget that it was the TA whose years-long work with top legal and financial advisers led to the
Blackstone takeover."

Time to wrap it up and arrest all of those morally bankrupt criminals wherever they may be, even if they turn out to be in the TA, on the TA board, in Property Services, at the "top legal and financial advisers" "outstanding leaders" "volunteers" etc.

Brilliant, we are all in agreement. Let's get the TA all of the recognition they deserve.

Let's hear more about the "years-long work" in detail including the time spent and financial costs of this "years-long work".

Open the books. The financial books and the meeting minutes.


You said it. We hear it.

"And let’s not forget that it was the TA whose years-long work with top legal and financial advisers led to the Blackstone takeover."

"Grateful, too, for its outstanding leaders and volunteers who deserve much but get too little recognition"


You got our attention. We are listening. Tell us in details all about your "years-long work" by "outstanding leaders and volunteers who deserve much but get too little recognition" and we will give you all of the just due recognition you deserve.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The TA and Property Services admitted they worked together all along in that brilliantly asinine gratitude PR piece the TA expressed for the named Property Services listing the legal department that orchestrated the aggressive tactics with challenges on residency, the builders of the bunker, the suddenly disappeared security chief. It is an eyebrow raising list of names.<<

What's the link?

Anonymous said...

This property of condo rentals sounds like a dream! How many condo rentals are here?

240 1st Ave APT 12A
New York, NY 10009
2 beds 1 bath 1,000 sqft
https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/240-1st-Ave-APT-12A-New-York-NY-10009/2112818643_zpid/

Zestimate®: $550,964
Rent Zestimate®: $2,300 /mo
Est. Refi Payment
$2,169/mo


Amazing 2 bedroom apartment in renovated elevator building. Steps to the L train at 14th and 1st, and just a 5 min walk to the 4/5/6 and N/Q/R trains. Perfect for roommates, couple, or family - each room comfortably fits a queen size bed.

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Building Features: Flexible move in dates (immediate up to 90 days in advance)

Verizon Fios pre wired in each unit

Pets allowed up to 50 lbs (non aggressive breads)

24 hour private security (voted one of Manhattan's safest neighborhood)-Video intercom security-On site management office-Full time Concierge. Office is located on-site-Gym, Movie Theater, Study, Basketball Court, Lounge, and Kids Center

Daily Private shuttle to Grand Central Station

Students, shares, out of state guarantors, and new hires are OK

Colleges: Cooper Union, NYU, Parsons, SVA, The New School and Baruch within walking distance!

Trader Joes and Whole Foods supermarkets nearby!

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Facts

Condo
Cooling: Central

Heating: Forced air
Parking: Off street

Features

Controlled Access
Deck
Disability Access
Double Pane/Storm Windows
Elevator

High Speed Internet Ready
Intercom
Patio

Additional Features

Stainless steel appliances
Secured entry

Cable-ready
Granite countertop

Appliances Included

Dishwasher
Garbage disposal

Microwave
Refrigerator

Room Types

Laundry room


Zillow Home ID: 2112818643

Anonymous said...

"What's the link?"

STR, I suspect the poster is referring to that ridiculous ass-kissing letter from John Marsh that appeared in T&V about a year ago. It was a totally cringe-worthy letter that only Marsh would write and be serious about it.

Anonymous said...

This landlord nickels and dimes us to death, but their cheapness is probably going to cause a major fire at some point. So many of us are suffering from lack of heat and having to use space heaters. The outlets get overloaded and the plugs get hot. Perfect recipe for an electrical fire. '

Blackstone is evil. Very, very evil. The puppets who pose as "Management" are evil too because they have sold their souls the Devil known as Blackstone.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

So far, the one link provided has been:

https://www.nysun.com/new-york/private-eyes-will-prowl-apartments/48326

(I'm not publishing the comment itself, for other reasons. But didn't Garodnick have the figures on how many evictions were successful?)

I know Tishman-Speyer went after tenants, but I'm trying to establish a connection between the landlord and the TA. Oh, yeah, there is that letter from Marsh, but still...

Anonymous said...

That Zillow "Condo Rental" says cooling is central. The only central cooling we have is all winter when the apartments are cold from drafts and lack of heat.

Anonymous said...

STR, the "private eye" that Tishman Speyer hired is working here now as General Counsel. Considering how many illegal tenants there are living here now, plus the AirbnB hotel rooms, Knapp must be napping or he just doesn't give a fuck.

Anonymous said...

Why is it after 9:20 and rink employees still skating if rink closes at 8pm? Two hours spent putting red lights in giant stadium lights yesterday and all the beeping involved with use of crows nest vehicle to accomplish that detail so 10 people can blast Celine Dionne and skate under holiday theme lighting while rest of us just try and actually live here. Guess Security clueless about rink hours or just lets rink employees stay on ice until whenever like it their backyard in the suburbs or a creepy housing project.

Anonymous said...

All zillow ads are fake. There's no condo get a grip on yourself.

Anonymous said...

City shutters 2 illegal hotels operating on North Shore; seeks over $500K in damages

http://www.silive.com/news/2018/02/city_shutters_2_illegal_hotels.html

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.

"The lights are on, but nobody's home.

That's because the city of New York filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the owners of two North Shore properties that the city says were operating as illegal hotels through listings on short-term rental websites like Airbnb.

The city is seeking over $500,000 in damages ...

... Illegal hotels operated in New York through online short-term rental sites have long been an issue in the city.

A 2014 report from state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman estimated that 72 percent of Airbnb listings in the city operated illegally.

This is the 12th lawsuit brought by the city against building owners and operators participating in illegal hotel activity, according to a statement from the mayor's office.

In December 2017, a landlord paid a $1.2 million lump sum in what was the largest-ever settlement with the city in an illegal hotel nuisance abatement case involving four buildings.

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A PCVST investigation would turn up hundreds of illegal hotels lodging hundreds of illegal, unidentified transients. Blackstone's refusal to enforce laws prohibiting illegal hotels constitutes a nuisance degrading our QOL and safety hazard endangering the lives of 25,000 PCVST residents.

Anonymous said...

I feel like standing in front of the leasing office and telling would-be victims just how bad it's been this winter with no heat in this shit hole.

Anonymous said...

No interest check here either from these 'thieves". Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Pure PR bull crap in that fancy leaflet on heat that Hayduk just put out. Same thing they have been telling those poor residents without heat. Nothing new. They should be ashamed of themselves with that thermometer crap. Those people know that they are cold.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

A few notes, but something we should be aware of, and forget at times. The major one is that Blackstone is interested in getting apartments sold. They would want things to run smoothly, but things don't. And not just with this place, all over the city, the country and the world. We should also note that it is not easy to get rid of a tenant. I know a tenant that Stuy Town has been trying to get rid of, and he is sill here, last I saw him. I think his number is finally up, but I can't be certain.

The TA'a responsibility is not to be an adversary for the purpose of being an adversary, but to represent tenants with firmness and conviction. If something is wrong, the TA needs to speak up and work toward a change. The TA should not be beholden to politicians or management. They should be beholden to tenants. If things work, both "sides" can and should benefit, though there are times when things will have to go to court just to settle an issue that both sides disagree on.

Anonymous said...

Our place is too hot. Most days and nights about 90 degrees and we hate it.

Anonymous said...

"A PCVST investigation would turn up hundreds of illegal hotels lodging hundreds of illegal, unidentified transients. Blackstone's refusal to enforce laws prohibiting illegal hotels constitutes a nuisance degrading our QOL and safety hazard endangering the lives of 25,000 PCVST residents."

You are absolutely right. Somebody is getting big under-the-counter money to look the other way. I'm sure our politicians (and the TA) are aware of this.

Anonymous said...

"Pure PR bull crap in that fancy leaflet on heat that Hayduk just put out. Same thing they have been telling those poor residents without heat. Nothing new. They should be ashamed of themselves with that thermometer crap. Those people know that they are cold."

If the heat system was working the way it should work they wouldn't have to print up and distribute that total bullshit flyer. Some people bake in their apartments while others almost freeze to death. This sordid landlord is fully aware of that fact. They should rip out the sensors and send up heat according to the outside temperature. If some people get too much they can open a window. It's better to have too much heat than not enough.
Making the apartments so fucking miserable is probably part of their strategy to keep the apartments churning (don't want anybody to get too comfortable) and polish off the elderly, frail tenants whose apartments they want to get their avaricious filthy hands on.

Anonymous said...

This week’s T&V has a fawning management troll letter to the editor. The resident even states that they. Are responsive to noise issues. He sees this as an improving community. The tribute to Hayduk and management is endless. Any doubts that like our TA, Blackstone is influencing the newspaper as well?

Anonymous said...

All hail T&Ave, the management troll paper

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>"A PCVST investigation would turn up hundreds of illegal hotels lodging hundreds of illegal, unidentified transients.<<

Illegal, I would assume, but the work of Management and the TA, I think not.

Anonymous said...

want heat and get another mci on my rent bill um no thanks

Anonymous said...

T&V has always skewed towards being pro-management, but that became 100 Times more obvious since Blackstone/SPS took over. A newspaper that should have the best interests of the neighborhood in mind absolutely doesn’t anymore, just the best interests of management.

A woman is sexually assaulted and almost killed in her PCVST lobby... no follow up stories.

Someone was attacked by a group of kids with hockey sticks on 20th Street.... no follow up stories.

Crimes that take place on the property almost never have names attached to them in the police blotter, when names are disclosed for the same crimes when committed off the property....what are they hiding???

A lot of crimes that take place on the property don’t even make the police blotter (see the Citizen app)... again, what are they hiding?

No stories whatsoever on the following:
- Tenants lack of heat
- The utterly out of control noise complaints that plague this place (could and should be a story on this every week!)
- Dangerous signs that are going to gouge some little kids eyes out and was approved by some idiots in the management office.
- Never ending construction of apartments.

Hey ladies, it doesn’t take a private eye to find out what’s going on here, it’s all right in front of you just waiting to be exposed. Then again, it would ruffle the feathers of a company that could squash you if it wanted, and that is why I believe there is silence on so many pressing matters here!

Anonymous said...

Such stupidity on the TA facebook page but Mother Superior Admin loves to shut down threads if the discussion gets too heated. Then there's a poster who loves to pop onto a thread to blow her own trumpet ... "I used to teach/ work with ...." "when I was a prosecutor ....." What a bunch of idiots. Some like to lecture and preach, some like to take pot shots. Apart from Adam Rose and Edmund Dunn there's not much intelligence displayed on that page. Ever.

Anonymous said...

someone send a letter to the T&V telling it like it is. perhaps someone who's had multiple attempts at non-responsive management trying to get them to enforce carpeting rules (I am on year two of tenants with no carpets, and the bitches responsible for this who shall remain nameless here, as STR seems to love them, have been telling me for over and over that the tenants are "just about to get carpets." for two fucking years. first lying to me at the initial inspection and pretending it had been done, then admitting there were no carpets...how can these #%#ts still be employed in any professional capacity? they are scum.)
sorry, I digress--someone should write a letter and send it to T&V with request to remain anonymous, if necessary, refuting the first letter. There is PLENTY of material to write about.
Management is clearly bribing some tenants to write/publicize good reviews--possibly with lower rent, or maybe they just sell their souls for a fucking coupon book, but this review thing is a big business--not a conspiracy theory, demonstrated fact.

Anonymous said...

>>"A PCVST investigation would turn up hundreds of illegal hotels lodging hundreds of illegal, unidentified transients.<<

Illegal, I would assume, but the work of Management and the TA, I think not.

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Not saying Blackstone and TA operate illegal hotels, but their turning a willful blind eye to ongoing PCVST complex-wide racketeering makes them complicit.

Individual residents complaining about an illegal hotel next door will accomplish nothing. Many of these illegal hotels, particularly entire apartment listings, seem to be advertised by professional real estate brokers. Only Blackstone pursuing violations throughout PCVST can help protect 25,000 legal residents from multiple safety hazards posed by hundreds of illegal, unidentified, unscreened transients lodged for brief stays in illegal PCVST hotels.

Forget about the TA still claiming a vague lottery administered by Blackstone without transparency and apparently no oversight is somehow a tremendous middle class victory.

Anonymous said...

Why does management continue to allow smoking in and near our buildings? I am sick and tired of wafting cigarette smoke coming into our apartment from the vents, heating pipes and windows. It it my right and Rick should require smokers leave the building and perimeter to smoke this cancer causing shit

Anonymous said...

Where are ya, STR? Hope you are ok.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Everything okay. Thanks. As I said, it's been very busy for me with outside work.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR seems to love them<<

Is she good-looking? (That's just a joke!)

Actually, I try to be calm and cheery, unless something pisses me off at the moment and I can't hold back.

Anonymous said...

Why have I not received my security rent interest check yet? I realize it is not much though.

Anonymous said...

Fucking MRA posters on this site. It's always women who get name called by a guy who whines help me help me do this for me here but can't write his own letter to the pro-management rag. Step up or shut up.

Anonymous said...

Who are the bitches who STR is supposed to love? I've never noticed STR express love for anybody in Management! Even if he does love any of them (which I doubt) I still have never seen that love expressed here! Or are the bitches the poster is referring to the people who publish T&V? I think the head honcho at T&V is a guy named Christopher Hagerdorn and I doubt anything is published without his approval.

Anonymous said...

Were ya really expecting manager here to tell you the truth? Really? oh My.

Anonymous said...

Had to close my window tonight. Disgusting smoke wafting up. They should outlaw smoking here.

Anonymous said...

Tenants facebook page has post and comments mention only few of problems with the ICE RINK. Worth a peek

Anonymous said...

5 Stuyvesant Oval dorms courtesy of NYC and NYC Housing Preservation Department HPD ignoring dismissing and covering for quality of life violations

https://neighbor.report/address/5-Stuyvesant-Oval-New-York-NY-10009-USA/84384944_id/

Anonymous said...

Anybody know that guy who sits by the chess boards by the oval opposite that cafe in the oval?
He has a bike and puts up his feet on the table where people eat and play chess. What does he think he owns this place Stuy ToWN Reporter?

Anonymous said...

>>STR seems to love them<<

Is she good-looking? (That's just a joke!)

Actually, I try to be calm and cheery, unless something pisses me off at the moment and I can't hold back.

It's not a fucking joke. seeing dog shit seems to send you into paroxysms of rage, how would you like it if there were dog shit every day inside your apartment? constant noise inside your apartment is not a fucking joke. yelp will never leave these comments, that peter walperstein imbecile gets them flagged; complaining to management is like throwing bricks into a well--idk why you're protecting specific young women who work for management. I could create a website and start trashing them, I suppose, but I'm not really interested in that level of vindictiveness--when you refuse to publish complaints against these women, you are preventing any potential response to the situation from management. we know they read here. they don't like bad publicity. I still think that bitch donalda left/was fired bc of all the online complaints about her. and they replace her with two idiots to do one job, poorly.

Anonymous said...

Overheard from tour group.

"I love this place. It's just like a hotel".

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Anybody know that guy who sits by the chess boards by the oval opposite that cafe in the oval?<<

I know of him and see him a lot. Former cop from what I've been told.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Why have I not received my security rent interest check yet? I realize it is not much though.<<

I think Management has a way out. Administrative fee. Pretty soon we will be owing them money for holding onto our checks!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>when you refuse to publish complaints against these women<<

Depends what the complaints are--and how they are said. I tend not to pass items that use profanity.

Anonymous said...

BAN INDOOR SMOKING NYC ALL APARTMENTS

Anonymous said...

New blue toys given to kids ice skating and used like bumper cars. Staff and parents stand around watching. It is loud and annoying. Can hear booms through windows

Anonymous said...

>>> I tend not to pass items that use profanity.<<<

But you're fine with trashing women as bitches. That's cool. No, it's not. Not at all.

Anonymous said...

You Da Man, STR! Our eyes and ears around here.

Anonymous said...

EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING is a joke about this place. H O P E L E S S.

Anonymous said...

STR (and everyone else on here), you need to go take a look at the current job openings for Stuy Town Property Services:

1) Online Storyteller - this has got to be a joke. I don’t even know what to say about this!

2) Director of Lifestyle Services - need to have experience on a resort or a cruise ship. Not at all surprised by these qualifications.

3) Office Manager - the thing that caught my eye with this is that the position is for a PCVST sister property with 900 units located in midtown east. These idiots can’t handle the 11,000 apartments here so they’ve added 900 extra ones elsewhere?!?!?!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>> I tend not to pass items that use profanity.<<<

>But you're fine with trashing women as bitches. That's cool. No, it's not. Not at all.<

"Tend" is in the dictionary.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR (and everyone else on here), you need to go take a look at the current job openings for Stuy Town Property Services:

1) Online Storyteller - this has got to be a joke. I don’t even know what to say about this!

2) Director of Lifestyle Services - need to have experience on a resort or a cruise ship. Not at all surprised by these qualifications.

3) Office Manager - the thing that caught my eye with this is that the position is for a PCVST sister property with 900 units located in midtown east. These idiots can’t handle the 11,000 apartments here so they’ve added 900 extra ones elsewhere?!?!?! <<

I thought you were joking. No, you are not! Absolutely priceless, and I need to take screen shots!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Some of the things being offered if you work for Management:

"We have a CEO that will make fun of himself and would welcome you to come into his office and tell him he was wrong. If any of that sounds interesting, then maybe we are a fit. Life is too short to work with people you dont like. So whatever you do, dont make that mistake."

And:

"We know that if we take care of our team everything else will fall into place. We arent perfect, but we will try to set very clear expectations, always let you know where you stand, and do everything in our power to help you get where you want to go. We dont have any best place to work awards, but that will change soon. Just watch."

And don't (notice the spelling!) forget:

"Things change."

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Wanted: Someone who knows the language and can write for STPS.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And we, the tenants, expect things to go smoothly and the "rules" followed? Absolutely bewildering!!!

Anonymous said...

They sound like a bunch of twerps who work for SPS! They want someone who worked on a cruise ship or at a resort? Oy Vey! Come to Manhattan and manage a mega-sized RESIDENTIAL property and teach us how to play deck quoits. When it comes to the fodder for jokes about Flyoverlandia, Rick and his crew are the gift that keeps on giving!

Anonymous said...

Management only hires employees under age 30. Call the Labor Department to inform and report.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And "Gumby"???

Anonymous said...

6 peter cooper a dorm life for us. Up all night again. I don't know who or why they rent to these young kids but if you're paying market rate, get the F out of here.

Anonymous said...

Why do they charge market raters for builbs when we old timers dont pay for this? I would think twice about any newcomers moving here. Honestly not a fair deal at all.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who moves in here paying market rate rent is a SUCKER!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Definitely people are crazy to pay market rate here for this dorm dump. No real amenities, just the movies, concerts and other crap. No doorman. Lousy retail in immediate area. Rundown neighborhood. Only worth rent stabilized amounts for location and room size.