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

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

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

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

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

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

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



Wednesday, April 11, 2018

It Never Ends






Meanwhile...

As predicted, that outdoor gym in back on the leasing office isn't used during the cold weather. Months go by, and it is dead or closed. Today was beautiful, brisk but sunny, and April 11th. At around 10:30 am, there was just one person using this gym. Now, tell me how many residents live in Stuyvesant Town? Once there is more warmer weather, there will be two or three more people using that gym, but I have never seen it used with even the small numbers that the photo op produced by Management and published by Town & Village. Residents were correct: This outdoor gym was just used as a promotional gimmick.


And the noise, the noise, the noise. Opposite one of our buildings, they have been working on something and continue to work. The noise is incredible. Remind me again about "peace and quiet." Ah, but "you chose to live in New York City," the latest mantra from Management. Of course, this "choosing" was before a money sign was emblazoned everywhere in Stuyvesant Town, and noise became a reality residents have to deal with. And then we have the mess that is happening on 14th Street, next to Stuyvesant Town. Luckily, I don't live there, but I do pass it by almost every day. And then...there is the shutdown of the L line and the many ways to "accommodate" that....


All over New York, you will see work being done, and redone, many times on streets where someone is getting paid well. In these troubled times, the best work (meaning getting paid) is to the "upgrades" that are done. And don't even get me started on the high-rises that are popping up. The City Council should be embarrassed by some of the high-rises that they are ultimately responsible for. But money talks.

146 comments:

Anonymous said...

They are fucking desperate. Absolutely fucking desperate. Nobody in their right mind is going to rent here unless they are students on the parental dime or people needing a short-term, expensive flop that they can use as an AirbnB enterprise to pay the rent.

Talk to anyone (cab drivers, Uber drivers, people you meet as you go about your daily business) and if you mention you live in Sty, they have heard about it, but not in a good way. I don't like to mention where I live because I hate pity!

Anonymous said...

Obviously this cheesy shit is working with the younger generation, the apartments are getting rented. This ridiculous thing will probably be permanently parked by Washington Square Park. I just hope the parents that are guaranteeing for their kids to live here are doing their homework on this place, although if you don’t dig deep this place can look great on the surface - security, grass, families, etc. We all know the reality.

Anonymous said...

What's that? A mobile leasing office? Boy! Are they desperate or are they desperate!

Anonymous said...

They are pathetic. They are definitely not hurting for rentals. The hotel, NYU deals and city deals keep them in business. Another stupid PR ploy.

Anonymous said...

Sure we choose to live in New York, but the reason we chose to live in Stuyvesant Town was because it was unique inasmuch as it was really an oasis in the city. It was peaceful, beautiful, safe and dealing with the utilitarian-type apartments was a trade-off nobody minded. Now it is a construction site, dorm, dog run, shithole. Not worth the money.

Anonymous said...

That fucking gym/playground is an eyesore and a white elephant. Nobody there today. Before, it would have had healthy young men enjoying games of pick-up hockey and an appreciative little crowd enjoying watching them. On the rare occasion I see somebody using the gym playground now I always want to burst out laughing because they NEVER look like they are enjoying themselves! They all look so miserable!

Anonymous said...

Are they that desperate for renters that they have to go on the road in a carnival van? Did they buy that thing from the Barnum and Bailey liquidation sale? I am totally embarrassed to admit to living in this place!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

According to New York State law, there should be two license plates on vehicles. I only see one at the back that seems to be printed and has a "Texas buyer" as part of the info. I don't know if there are special laws or if this mobile unit is "moved" in other ways. Of course, there could be a wait for the proper plates.

Anonymous said...

TACKY!!!! EEEEEEW! HOW EMBARRASSING AND DEMEANING!!!!!!! YEEEEECH!!!!!

Anonymous said...

They are not desperate for renters and never will be as long as they maintain their city, college, and Airbnb deals. That mobile monstrosity is just another one of their PR gimmicks. They can turn over these apartments really quickly. They are very clever in their renting schemes.

anonymous said...

I live in a building that borders the outdoor gym and I love it.

No more incessant clacking of those damn hockey sticks all day long. Especially on the weekends. The weekends were hell.

And it's no longer just a guy preserve. Men and women of all ages use it.

It's been open long enough that I can identify some regulars. Some of the regulars are seniors. Some are kids. it's a lot of fun.

This is one playground they got right.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>This is one playground they got right.<<

You have to give me the time when the neighborhood makes use of that gym. Granted, that the noise from hockey sticks can be unwanted, but I have never seen that gym used by more than two, three or four. Certainly not the way it was proclaimed. That's why I took a photo. At that hour, only one person showed up. BTW, I used to live on that side of the current gym, and hockey was once a week, maybe two times (I forget), but on the weekend. So "all day long" sounds not true at all.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Some are kids.<<

This also sounds wrong.

https://www.stuytown.com/nyc-apartments-amenities/fitness-playground

Some Respect, Please! said...

Among other things, there is visual pollution, as well as audio pollution.

Jackasses displaying themselves on the Oval, walking the streets topless (men) and near naked (women), exercising as a public performance - THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.

Modesty, privacy, a modicum of self-respect dictates that people keep their activities and bodies to themselves.

"Gym," the poor beknighted Oval, the walkways, halls, staircases, fountain . . . they are not entertainment venues of ANY kind or type.

If you want to hear shrieking morons ("music), go to a concert hall. If you want to see a movie (movies on the abused Oval), go to a theatre. If you want to engage in exhibitionism of any type, make your own damned movies showing your idiotic, obnoxious self naked, semi-naked, running, lifting weights, or whatever you choose.

THIS IS HOME TO PEOPLE. THEY ARE ENTITLED TO LIVE HERE FREE FROM NOISE AND UNSIGHTLY, NARCISSISTIC PERFORMING JACKASSES.

Anonymous said...

What exactly are they selling from the portable peep show truck?

Anonymous said...

Cheerleaders at it again. What would management do without them!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>> near naked (women)<<

Where?

Anonymous said...

Some respect please, you said it!

Anonymous said...

Saw two homeless men begging on 1st Ave between 16th and 20th on the Stuy side tonight (although I’m sure Rick would say that’s not SPS’s responsibility). As things get further out of control, Ricks team thought this was money best spent? Seriously? I wish I was at the management meeting where this truck idea was floated. Obviously these idiots ate it up.

Blackstone has turned this place into a marketing and PR machine, enabling them to sell it as soon as they get a viable buyer. I don’t expect them here past 2020 at the rate they are going.

Cayce said...

Near naked women on desecrated, abused Oval during daylight hours all summer.

If, however, you would like to enjoy the beauty of the Oval, now is the time to do it. There is grass and there are birds and squirrels and trees. It is peaceful. It is tranquil it is good for the heart and body and mind and soul.

Once the humans invade and badly injure it, it becomes a source of ugliness, agitation, noise. It becomes a source and center of damage to every living being in its vicinity.

That anyone thinks otherwise is a testament only to the progressive mental and emotional illness of humans living and working here.

Most of us have lost our way.


Anonymous said...

Seems like they are beginning to clean house at the NYPD. These three are part of 100 that were caught. Bratton and Kelly ran dirty outfits. Now Bratton works for notorious Teneo and Kelly works for dirty and shady K2 of Harvey Weinstein fame. K2 bullied, intimidated, threatened, slandered women for Harvey Weinstein.

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ex-nypd-cops-cuffed-swiping-1m-disability-grifts-article-1.3928918

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Near naked women on desecrated, abused Oval during daylight hours all summer.<<

But this is a selling point. Take the Stuy Town perv walk. No, not that walk in the police station, but the other walk to see all those near naked young women on the Oval grass. I've seen an older bold gentleman go almost up to the the young women and take photos. They seemed not to care (though their eyes were generally closed to soak in the sun), and he certainly didn't mind! Rumor has it that even Public Safety "monitors" those women inside their office.

Anonymous said...

This place is crawling with Airbnb and HomeAway strangers lurking about. The whole building knows of a woman in our building who incessantly complained for years about having bed bugs in her apartment and another man in the building telling everyone about this woman's bed bug infestation being real.

If bed bugs are in one apartment they are in the walls of the building. The Tenant Association claims they have an "online bed bug registry which tracks reports in all 110 buildings that shows a clear increase of reports for buildings which also shared reports of short-term rentals".

Where is the Tenant Association online tracking? Where is the Tenant Association tracking that shows the "shared reports of short-term rentals"?

Which "reported" bed bug apartments also are "reported" short-term rentals?

Where are these Tenant Association reports? Did they publish them? Are they on the internet?

The Tenant Association swore under oath to this tracking report and correlation of reported short-term rentals in testimony to the Housing & Building Commission Hearing. Where is this report of the "reported short-term rentals and reported bed-bugs incidents"?

There is nothing anywhere on this claim by Susan Steinberg and the entire Tenant Association written on letterhead thus Farelly, Sheehy, and lawyer approved testimony under oath.

Either the Tenant Association is lying about the existence of this tracking correlation report or this secret report exists and is another deception a la Sheehy's secretive and unethical accounting reporting.

The Tenant Association testimony excerpt:

"Lastly, there is the very real correlation between short-term rentals and an increased presence of the prolific and hard-to-eradicate bed bug. Our own online bed bug registry -- which tracks reports in all 110 buildings -- showed a clear increase of reports for buildings which also shared reports of short-term rentals. The resulting inconvenient bed bug inspections -- the awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements -- these should be reason alone to prohibit short-term rentals in apartment buildings."

https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_comments/2015/05/01816-96312.pdf

Anonymous said...

Rumor has it that even Public Safety "monitors" those women inside their office.

That rumor is true.

Anonymous said...

Can't take it anymore. Who are these people in the elevator? What is the Tenant Association doing about the bed bugs and the Airbnb? We are tired of the rolling suitcases, strangers on the floor and in the elevator, and don't get us started on the hockey stick crime. We are infested by people staying here who do not live here.

Anonymous said...

Perhaps the "storyteller" management was looking to hire can spin the fact that I've never seen more than two people using the fitness playground at any one time . Maybe they're "virtual" users, like our "virtual" doorman. Seriously though, the construction noise along 14th St is off-the-charts loud and makes the "peace and quiet" marketing mantra seem as though the "storyteller" came up with it.

Rick, here's an idea to squeeze a few more pennies out of this place: transform the storage units in every basement into tiny dorm rooms, like a capsule hotel in Japan. Kids from out of state will be able to Instagram their whole daily adventure in a "gritty, authentic, urban" dorm setting. They could even add a craft beer bar by the folding table in the laundry room.

Anonymous said...

The TA claims to have "resulting" inspections of bed bugs and "burdensome remediation requirements" so where are these reports? Where were the inspections done? Where were the "burdensome remediation requirements" done? How burdensome was it? Did the tenants get reimbursement and damages from the landlord or from the internet company or the offending tenants? Where are these "results" and how much did it cost to remediate and how much in damages were rewarded? Why no coverage in Town & Village on these Tenant Association results? Especially when the Tenant Association is famous for getting no results for tenants. Why isn't the Tenant Association bragging about these results in PR to help other tenants get the same damages, remediation.

Who did the bed bug inspections? The city government? A private contractor?

Who did the burdensome remediation? The city government? A private contractor and if so, who?

"The resulting inconvenient bed bug inspections -- the awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements -- these should be reason alone to prohibit short-term rentals in apartment buildings."

Anonymous said...

Ricks sign about not letting people piggyback off of you into the building is a f’ing joke.

A) The short term renters don’t care.
B) The Airbnb’ers don’t care.
C) Most (not all) students don’t care.
D) The dozens (if not into the hundreds) of delivery people that come in and out of the building don’t care.

I hate to say it, but the only way to eradicate all of these problems is to have actual doormen, not virtual doormen. I know it would never happen based on the sheer number of buildings and the hefty expense that would be incurred with salaries, but here’s the thing, you could get rid of a lot of resident services people, as the doorman could handle that role. Having worked as a doorman in my younger years, that’s all that role is anyway - client relations and resident services.

Anonymous said...

Luxury Living.

Anonymous said...

The quality of life has gone to hell thanks to that Prize Moron, Rick Hayduk. It is worse than it was in the TS/CW days. Full of transients and bed bugs and the grounds have been destroyed. I wonder what they are paying him to destroy this place? This place is full of rules that are flagrantly ignored and not enforced. Grow a pair, Rick, and do your job. If you can't do that, then go back to Boca. We are not stupid and we see right through you. And we see what a mess you have made of this place.

Anonymous said...

I just looked on the TA's website and can't find any bedbug registry. Could be that Management made them take it down. We should report on this blog every time we hear of bedbugs. We could give the building and floor, but not the apartment because that would be an invasion of privacy. The address and floor would be sufficient warning for people living in infested buildings.

Anonymous said...

There are a very large number of long, flat narrow boxes being unloaded on the 14th Street Loop (Ave A end). Does anybody know what they are? Solar Panels?

Anonymous said...

Trigger warning, Susan Steinburg: Bikinis

Anonymous said...

If "money talks" then why do they have to use cheesy, cheap looking marketing gimmicks begging renters to sign leases with that panhandling-like mobile truck? Are they that desperate to fill the dorm leases?

Anonymous said...

I agree that a doorman is a real amenity and would be able to screen tenants and provide safety and security, This dump is so full of transients and Airbnb that management would rather not have doormen screening,

Anonymous said...

Canadian Judges Rock!

Transparency is becoming more prevalent. A Judge in Canada rued Disney does not get to cover up their part in Harvey Weinstein's predatory ways. Now if we can only get a US Judge to rule for transparency in this Disney-fied StuyTown to expose all the Disney corporate investments here and the expose all the mass-market-commercial- Disney-blogger soldiers here who are pushing the rent stabilized tenants out. Disney's Bob Iger is invested in the development of StuyTown which makes Disney not as friendly as they would have the public believe.



"Unfortunately for Disney, it has run into Ontario Court's P. Tamara Sugunasiri, who opens a decision by stating, "Search for the truth is the noblest occupation of man; its publication is a duty."

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/disney-cant-keep-confidential-deals-harvey-weinstein-1102125

Anonymous said...

I agree that we are infested by people who don’t live here or do so temporarily. All I see is rolling suitcases. My elevator is full of new faces every day. . This place is a dorm/hotel dump. Who are they kidding. Hayduk and company can publicize all they want. This dump will continue to deteriorate if they continue these rental policies

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Now if we can only get a US Judge to rule for transparency in this Disney-fied StuyTown to expose all the Disney corporate investments hereNow if we can only get a US Judge to rule for transparency in this Disney-fied StuyTown to expose all the Disney corporate investments here<<

And your proof is? Links, please.

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should hold their Management Oval Office hours in that hideous truck!?!?!?

Atomic Man said...

3:29, I doubt a real, human doorman would be of much use. With 4-5 students packed into an apartment, and the roster changing every semester or two, they wouldn’t be able to keep track of who’s who.

Doormen are for actual residential buildings, with long-term residents that call the place home. PCVST has become temporary lodging for those just passing through.

Anonymous said...

Not a Facebook member as my friends are not either. post the cheerleaders comments here please we all need a LOL

Anonymous said...

Although Rick Hayduk may not be a good property manager, he does not establish the despicable renting policies here. Any other manager would also support Blackstone policies to ignore violations of QOL. He serves their purpose well with his folksy e mailing to older residents some of who still adore him.

Anonymous said...

These people (owners, management, politicians, TA, etc) need to realize that nothing is a secret anymore. EVERYTHING you do will be public in due time.

I look at the TA and I see the old guard... people who are used to things being written down on a pad with a pen, and it was a long daunting process to actually get the documents you were looking for. Those days are no more. We are never more than a few clicks and Google searches away from the truth.

They should all be scared. However, if they were honest and ethical there would be nothing to be worried about.

Anonymous said...

hey then do your own air bnb can't fight em, join em.

Anonymous said...

My advice to a new comer ; and as a newbie, bring earplugs, lots of earplugs. Plunger for constant toilet issues and lots of cash. They seem to suck us of more things each new month, and you have to pay for air conditioning even in winter when we dont use it. Scam?

Anonymous said...

Susan Steinberg's "awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements" scam
with the StuyTown Tenant Association board is the same m.o. as Sheehy falsifies client billing records. A scam falsifying records to reap windfalls by ripping off innocent victims.

Susan Steinberg gave false testimony. There is no other mention of StuyTown Tenant Association Board reports kept with correlations between "reported" short term stay and "reported" bed bug infestations; no publication of "reports" on the StuyTown Tenant Association website ever.

The StuyTown Tenant Association Board lied and gave false testimony under oath. Now we know how the StuyTown Tenant Association Treasurer operates it all makes sense.

Only 3 reported StuyTown short term stay apartments filed on City record between 2010 and 2016. None have correlated bed bug reports filed on City government website.

Those StuyTown Tenant Association "report" documents, tracking, and correlating never existed.

The StuyTown Tenant Association can prove this wrong, by opening the books, produce the reports correlating bed bugs in reported short term stay StuyTown apartments.

If this was not a fraud scam then the StuyTown Tenant Association would have OFFICIALLY filed each reported bed bug infestation on City Record especially the StuyTown Tenant Association claimed correlations with short term stay to support the testimony by Susan Steinberg as is required by a representative of tenants.

This was a fraud scam to get rich off a windfall and get PR headlines by falsely and secretly accusing a targeted tenant of having bed bugs and running a short term stay.

If this was not a fraud scam the StuyTown Tenant Association must prove it by fulfilling their legal obligation to open the books and stop keeping the reports and correlated reports of short term stay and bed bug infestation a secret.

Secret misreporting is another fraud scam. The Tenant Association Treasurer has a history in unethical business practices as misreporting hours to rip off those they represent and gain windfall payments.

It is a get-rich-quick fraud where false testimony is given to city council on false short term stay and bed bugs infestation reports.

The StuyTown Tenant Association pays a private Pest Management firm to pretend to address the secretive bed bug report (without officially registering the bed bug infestation on the NYC record).

Later, just after the StuyTown Tenant Association Board publishes a letter of gratitude to the landlord in Town & Village for keeping us safe, the StuyTown Tenant Association who all along has been working with the landlord, files a lawsuit on behalf of all 110 buildings Susan Steinberg testified tracking, against the falsely accused short term stay apartment that Susan Steinberg claims also has a reported bed bug infestation.

The fraud scam then reaps a large sum windfall against the Susan Steinberg's target she claims has been reported for both a short term stay and bed bug infestation.

cont'd

Anonymous said...

Part 2
Open the StuyTown books. Let's see who Susan Steinberg and the StuyTown Tenant Association Board claims in reports of short term stay and bed bug infestation. Let's see the Pest Management company name paid to falsify the "awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements" that Susan Steinberg claims in her testimony under oath.



Page 72 StuyTown Tenant Association Board Chair Susan Steinberg's submitted written testimony by the STUYVESANT TOWN -PETER COOPER VILLAGE TENANTS ASSOCIATION
https://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/public_comments/2015/05/01816-96312.pdf

"Lastly, there is the very real correlation between short-term rentals and an increased presence of the prolific and hard-to-eradicate bed bug. Our own online bed bug registry -- which tracks reports in all 110 buildings -- showed a clear increase of reports for buildings which also shared reports of short-term rentals. The resulting inconvenient bed bug inspections --the awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements -- these should be reason alone to prohibit short-term rentals in apartment buildings."

Written Testimony submitted by:
STUYVESANT TOWN -PETER COOPER VILLAGE TENANTS ASSOCIATION
Board Chair
Susan Steinberg
President
John H. Marsh Ill
Vice President
Kevin J. Farrelly
Secretary.
Kirstin Aadahl
Treasurer
Margaret Salacan
Dawn Davis
Alvin D. Doyle
Soni Holman Fink
Sherryl Kirschenbaum
Jennifer Kops
Judith Preble Miller
Steven R. Newmark
Margaret Salacan
John J. Sheehy
Sandro Sherrod
Jonathan Wells
PresidentEmeritus
Hon. Steven Sanders


They all are involved in the false testimony and the "awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements" fraud scam.

Prove this wrong. Open the books, show the correlating reports on the 110 buildings and all of the payments on the "awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements".

Anonymous said...

BlackRock is one of the three biggest holders of Disney stock. Where BlackRock invests so to Disney. All these executives are social friends and business partners invested in one another's businesses. Tishman Disney Epcot and Orlando Swan. Even Blackstone Disney.

Anonymous said...

STR, a few days ago you posted about seeing a larger PS presence, but I must warn you to not let appearances fool you. There has been no increase in PS, they just took them out of vehicles and put them on foot to make it appear that there are more of them. Once again, this is a tactic to make them look like they are doing something proactive, when in reality the only change has been putting them on foot.

I walked literally the entire property this morning and I saw 5 guards on foot in the oval, and 0 guards on foot everywhere else. I did see the segway once in my walk. Having 5 guards in the oval is once again all for show. Criminal acts rarely happen in highly populated and well guarded areas, so while they are all in the oval, criminal acts are potentially happening everywhere else. It’s like Times Square, crimes won’t happen right in the thick of things (usually), they will happen on the side streets just away from where the massive crowds are.

Anonymous said...

Funny how the news uses the photo of James Capalino in Stuy Town with Mayor DeBlasio in the corruption case where James Capalino paid the ethics committee a lot of money to settle his illegal lobbying of Mayor DeBlasio and during the time when James Capalino arranged for a meeting between Mayor DeBlasio and Wang Jianlin of Dalian Wanda. These three, Wang Jianlin, James Capalino and Mayor DeBlasio are all tied to the Rivington scandal and to (drum roll) Stuy Town.

https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2016/09/capalino-story-105186

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR, a few days ago you posted about seeing a larger PS presence, but I must warn you to not let appearances fool you. There has been no increase in PS, they just took them out of vehicles and put them on foot to make it appear that there are more of them. Once again, this is a tactic to make them look like they are doing something proactive, when in reality the only change has been putting them on foot.<<

I posted that I see them, but PS actually doing something is another matter. I don't have the directives of Management or Public Safety, but my guess is that is it hoped that just their presence will do the trick. As for outside dogs, sorry, it doesn't work. One has to "escort" the violators off the premises, and there is a bunch of violators during certain hours. Management or PS does nothing.

Atomic Man said...

I believe those publicity trucks will feature young women in bikinis sunbathing on fake grass.

Win-win. Stick it to the Steinberg TA, and attract a lotta bros!

Anonymous said...

Remember when PS used to patrol in those little 3-wheel scooter things? Those things were fast, could get in and out of tight corners, turn on a dime and they kept the driver dry when it was raining. Maybe they should bring those things back. As a long-time tenant, I know for sure that they have cut down on the number of PS officers they have. As the population of the property has grown by maybe three times the number it was meant for (even allowing for large families, of which there were not that many) and said population is comprised mostly of transients, the security has been cut to the bone. Cameras are everywhere, but they are only good after the fact - and sometimes not even then.

As someone said a few posts up, doormen are for residential buildings. Sty/PCV is no longer residential in the real sense of the word; it is a dorm/hotel/airbnb/short-stay dump - and not a very safe one at that.

Anonymous said...

The playground 1 renderings actually look pretty nice. 2/3 roller hockey surface and 1/3 soccer Astro turf.

I can’t help but laugh at the end of Ricks email though. “All in all, this inconvenience will last just about 4 months. But similar to the Fitness Playground constructed last summer, we believe it will be well worth it.”

Talk about rooting your own horn. Hate to break it to you Rick, the fitness playground has not been a success. If a total of maybe 100 different people have used the park at least once out of 30,000 tenants, is that really a success? Absolutely not, but keep telling yourself it is Rick.

Anonymous said...

The public and the tenants have a right to know about this! Before anyone rents in StuyTown they should be told that:

According to the StuyTown Tenant Association, StuyTown has a "very real correlation between short-term rentals and an increased presence of the prolific and hard-to-eradicate bed bug"

The StuyTown Tenant Association's "own online bed bug registry -- which tracks reports in all 110 buildings -- showed a clear increase of reports for buildings which also shared reports of short-term rentals.

StuyTown has a big bed bug infestation with "inconvenient bed bug inspections" and "awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements"



Anonymous said...

I come home after dark most evenings and there are never, I repeat never OS officers patrolling the property. There might be one or two talking by 2 Oval H Q but that is it.

Anonymous said...

Tishman Speyer Pfizer and Blackstone Hodson yards deal. Same players are invested here in StuyTown. Nobody is stupid enough to believe that Tishman Speyer walked away. They faded into the background but still had their hands and feet in the StuyTown development.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/tishman-speyer-inks-deal-with-pfizer-and-wins-1-8-billion-construction-loan-1523386303

Anonymous said...

Chinese Investment Corp divests from Blackstone after only 11 years - once the Pfizer Blackstone east side development fell apart.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-blackstone-group-cic/china-sovereign-fund-exits-blackstone-investment-after-11-years-idUSKCN1GQ09T

Anonymous said...

Ditto on the publishing of the Steinberg bed bug report and reported correlation on the short term stay Airbnb.

-- Fed Up With The Dorms and Hotels

Anonymous said...

The Blackstone deal did not come about by Sheehy in the Hamptons. It was years in the making by the Chinese Investment Corp, Pfizer, Blackstone, Tishman Speyer, BlackRock, etc. The Town & Village article is a bold face lie in a desperate attempt by the TA to cover up a whole lot of sh*t.

Anonymous said...

Susan Steinberg got herself quoted in the T & V article on the phone scams. Never a word about the noise, hotels, and other crap going on here. That T & V is a real piece of junk.. a management/ TA tool. Actually there is no T A anymore.

Anonymous said...

I hate Blackstone. I hate SPS. I hate the TA. On that positive note, I wish you a Good Weekend.

Anonymous said...

We have to mount a counter offensive and bombard the unwary public (especially students) with the information that this is BEDBUG CITY; SHITTY DORM TOWN; AIRBNB CENTRAL. How much would it cost to take out a full-page ad alerting the public? I tell everybody I meet and email and tweet this information. I know lots and lots of college students and they are helping spread the news. We have notices up in many of the suburbs on LI, Putnam and Dutchess County, as well as the five boros. Doesn't cost much to have these warnings up.

Anonymous said...

Public Safety works for Blackstone. They are not public safety. They do not care about or prioritize tenant safety. They take on Blackstone priorities and protect Blackstone interests. Public Safety are nothing more than order takers by Blackstone. There is no honor, no integrity, no sense of duty, no interest in the safety of the public. Just the protection of the private interests of Blackstone. Was there ever a time when Public Safety could be trusted, who knows. Not being a long timer, only know that now Public Safety is not to be trusted with the safety of our kids, our lives, our homes.

Anonymous said...

April 13, 2018 at 9:32 PM No amount of PR will ever make her look decent let alone like a good Tenant Association Board Member. Opening the books will expose the frauds including the Steinberg City Council Housing & Building Commission Bed Bug / Hotel Report Fraud with the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice Elizabeth Glazer plus other City employees on the TA Board and with the StuyTown tenants who are City employees but not on the Board. The Bed Bug Hotel Correlation Report Fraud Steinberg testified to under Oath will expose all of them for the frauds they are, including the President Emeritus.

Anonymous said...

Peter Stuyvesant has added a new quote to its repertoire “Contact Keith Powers office.” While I agree that he should be contacted and made aware, you would think that the country’s “largest and most powerful tenants association” would also go to battle for the tenants, but they are a joke. Hey Susan, why don’t you go to battle for once instead of being a puppet that only shows up for photos and T&V articles.

Anonymous said...

There are a few good P S officers. A couple of years ago, one solved my smoke problem from downstairs apartment. That was after management told me that they could do what they wanted in their own apartment. They have to tow the Blackstone line to ignore infractions but a few are helpful.

Anonymous said...

If I ever get bedbugs, I will put up a notice in the lobby and elevators. I won't be embarrassed because it won't be my fault if I ever get them. I will go from door to door to warn my neighbors. It's not a situation to be ashamed of - like having crabs - and people need to know. Also would post on City Bedbug Registry.

The TA no longer has a bedbug registry. Management must have told them to take it down.

Anonymous said...

with all the rolling suitcases and transients, it is inevitable that we have bedbugs.

Anonymous said...

Good ideas. The TA obviously knew about the big bed bug infestation and the hotels that are infested in all the 110 buildings and did not tell us or anyone. We got conned.

Anonymous said...

The TA is a joke. When I e-mailed them a couple of years ago with a QOL issue and they told me to contact Rick Hayduk I knew they were bogus . They are always passing the buck. Not sure if they really exist anymore except on name. Will never pay dues to them.

Anonymous said...

Every building where Airbnb suitcase pulling tourists show up should have the entire building regularly, like weekly, inspected and remediated as a precaution. Start with 16th and First 270 First Avenue.

Anonymous said...

If you have an airbnb hotel on your floor or in your building report the building for bed bugs and tell the HPD that the TA has reports correlating bed bug infestations in all 110 buildings with airbnb hotels. It is your right to have a clean, safe home.


To report bed bugs in a private house or apartment, you must be a tenant in the building, and you must provide your contact information. Under the NYC Bed Bug Disclosure Act, landlords must notify prospective tenants in writing about any bed bug infestations that have occurred in their building in the past year.

http://www1.nyc.gov/nyc-resources/service/1174/bed-bugs


By law, your landlord must keep your apartment unit and building in safe and sanitary condition and conduct needed repairs in a timely manner. The City will issue violations to owners who do not properly maintain the property. You also have a responsibility to notify your landlord of conditions. You should document all contact with your landlord. In addition to filing a complaint with the City, you may seek assistance in Housing Court.

Anonymous said...

A solid candidate. A good article.

https://town-village.com/2018/04/13/juan-pagan-assembly-race/#more-19182

Too bad the machine forced Kavanagh on us for 11 years. 11 disastrous years that saw the decimation of this community caused by Kavanagh and the democratic machine. The democratic machine, seen during the Bill Clinton visit pictured with the Hayduk guy ruined this community so they can all get richer. Or in the Congresswoman's case richer and pulled tighter.

https://town-village.com/2016/04/12/former-president-clinton-visits-stuy-town/

Anonymous said...

Regarding Public Safety and Security:

1. When Blackstone came in, Blackstone's Florida people considered doing away with this Public Safety and Security entirely. They kept them simply to appear to be a drawing card to prospective renters. That is according to at least one of said Security Guards.

2. Blackstone has been steadily and deliberately preventing Security from doing their job. They have been told to "stand down" for at least a year now, I would estimate. Several Security Guards explained to me that they are no longer tasked with doing any enforcement or security; that they should simply "smile" and "act friendly." We have now at least one "Guard" who is usually in the vicinity of the Oval who does NOTHING that I can see except smile and wave at children and people whom he has chats with when he isn't doing NOTHING at all. He behaved quite viciously to me last year soon after he was transferred from another position in this hell hole. I had asked him to stop some idiot from behaving in a potentially dangerous manner and he responded by telling me that I "always gripe about something." I have observed him, consistently, doing NOTHING other than behaving as the public greeter, riding a Segway, hiding in one of the guard booths, using the Segway for personal purposes.

If you want to know what Blackstone ANNOUNCES it demands from their recruits, read the advertisement for Security Guard (I'll post it when I am able to). It states clearly for anyone who can read: JUST PLAY NICE, BE EVERYONE'S BEST FRIEND, DO NOTHING EXCEPT BE A PUBLIC GREETER!

3. Our previous Chief, William McClennan, was defanged, deprived of his ability to do what was always done here: SAFETY MAINTAINED, RULES ENFORCED. Plainly, his life was made hell and he left (or was fired, or forced to resign. Like everything else, Blackstone covers it up. Heaven forfend we should know anything that goes on except what the Overlords deem fit for us to know). Last week, one of our longtime and most helpful, caring, decent Security Guards, Eddie Grace, disappeared off "the force." He was truly an asset. He also needed this job. He was also badly abused when he already had health problems. There is a great deal more to this story and it is an ugly one. THIS is who Blackstone is.

4. Did you know that the official motto here (or one of their mottoes) is "WE ARE ALL GOOD NEIGHBORS AND TODAY IS BETTER THAN YESTERDAY." ????!!!!

5. Does anyone have any true and accurate notion of how horrific and dangerous and unacceptable life is here? And why aren't we taking actions to stop and then reverse it???

Anonymous said...

The TA no longer has a bedbug registry. Management must have told them to take it down.


Bullshit. The TA testified to it so it had to be submitted to the City and to the State. It still exists. The TA is covering it up.

Anonymous said...

4.01 PM

Not that the Dems are anywhere near cool but you do realize that the Repubs do not believe in ANY residential housing regulations and are even more beholden to REBNY than the Dems, praise be to Ayn Rand. Pagan believes in BIDs, a device used by REBNY for hyper gentrification/chain stores, etc.(Google Jeremiah Moss) but I’ll give him a good look over. BTW, it was Pataki and Joe Bruno who put the shiv into STPCV, not Clinton.

Anonymous said...

Of course the TA's bug report and short term stay report on all 110 buildings from the 2016 city council hearing still exists and the TA should provide copies to tenants. Plus, by law the landlord cannot have the TA remove the registry because the landlord by law has to inform tenants of such conditions.

Whether or not the TA stupidly decided to stop taking new reports after the city council testimony who knows. But the TA report they testified to on the correlation between bed bug incidents and short term stay complaints that Susan Steinberg testified to and the entire TA on TA letterhead submitted written testimony of exists.

If the TA covered up the bed bug to AIRBNB correlation report after the 2015 Mark Levine and Jumanne Williams city council Housing & Building committee hearing with the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice - to influence the 2015 sale to Blackstone, to inflate the price of the property beyond the tenant's budget then the TA and the Mayor are more corrupt then originally thought.

Reports don't just disappear even if it was removed from a website if it ever was even published on the TA website which is doubtful in the first place.

The TA has a moral and legal obligation to Tenants to share the 2015 report of property wide 100 building bed bug infestation and the correlation to the short term stay reports.

No more cover up. Airbnb and bed bugs are serious safety and health matters.

The TA must share the Steinberg Board testified 2015 report.

Anonymous said...

Sheehy gets fired for falsifying and inflating client accounting records and bills. What are the chances Sheehy falsified and inflated bills for bed bugs in another one of his accounting scams? The TA bed bug report and short term stay report on all 110 buildings sounds like another scam or they will produce the correlation report they testified to having.

Are these exaggerated words on inflated falsified numbers?

"awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements"

Anonymous said...

More death trap elevator stories emerging, like I’ve been saying they would. These elevators were not made to handle the stress that SPS is putting on them with the heavy loads for apartment constructions, and the large number of move-ins and move outs. I’m glad I live on one and literally never take the elevators here.

These are the things the TA should be fighting.

Anonymous said...

Citizen app is showing an assault in front of 610 E20 yesterday. I’m guessing management will say its on 20th street and therefore out of their jurisdiction, and we all know NYPD does not patrol 20th Street either. That basically makes 20th between 1st and Ave C a free-for-all where you are on your own, because the law isn’t going to be there to help you.

Never Aagin TA Member said...

Can anyone kindly tell me whether Susan Steinberg and the Tenants Association have responded to numerous requests to open their books, share minutes of their meetings, provide financials and funding sources, and membership information?
I believe they are required to do this law.
Thank you.

Anonymous said...

IT MAY BE POSSIBLE THAT MANAGEMENT IS DISCOURAGING CARPETING TO NEW AND INSPECTED TENANTS. WE HAVE NOW HEARD FROM SEVERAL SOURCES PS HAS TOLD THE COMPLAINERS THEY ARE WRONG AND TO THOSE WITHOUT CARPETS THEY CAN DECIDE TO PURCHASE OR NOT. A TENANT WAS TOLD BY MANAGEMENT THEY MAY NOT WANT TO PURCHASE CARPET IF THEY HAVE PETS. CATS DOGS WELCOME

Anonymous said...

The TA no longer has a bedbug registry. Management must have told them to take it down.


Bullshit. The TA testified to it so it had to be submitted to the City and to the State. It still exists. The TA is covering it up. >>>>

Smart Alec, if you can find the bedbug registry on the TA's website, please post the link or a screen shot here. I have searched and searched the TA Website and the bedbug registry is no longer there.

Anonymous said...

Vote for Epstein. He was on the RS board that voted for the rent freezes.

Anonymous said...

A bed bug hotel stay report on all 110 buildings does not just disappear. Where is it? We want to see it. We want to see what our recourse is for the hotel on our floor.

Anonymous said...

9:49 PM

Excellent post re Blackstone/SPS treatment of PS. The rumor is that Edward Grace was “perp walked” off the property. I know this is standard HR/Legal procedure but still he deserved better. Here’s hoping he has lawyered up big time way and gets the great settlement that he deserves.

Anonymous said...

Both the democrats and the republicans put the shiv into StuyTown. Both the democrats and the republicans are motivated by greed. Money talks to both democrats and republicans equally. The democrats and republicans threw us under the bus while competing for who reaps the largest amount of money.

The House Budget Committee run by democrat Kentucky congressman Yarmuth is behind the foreign money that was supposed to finance the development of Peter Cooper Village. Stuyvesant Town is divided up with some of the buildings run by Trump Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross.

All of their hands, democrats and republicans alike, are dirty from throwing us out and under the bus so they can get rewarded with campaign finance to further their careers. Yarmuth is the leader of this Chinese money mess.

Of note, included are notoriously corrupt Kings County and disgraced DNC chair.

The bi partisan House Budget Committee made a deal with foreign money (Chinese) that included developing Peter Cooper Village for Blackstone, Tishman Speyer, BlackRock... a lot of the New York money flowed though Congresswoman Maloney.

Maloney can be seen on this 2015 GALA party video of the US China Relations honoring Blackstone Steven Schwarzman.

https://www.ncuscr.org/content/video-2015-gala-dinner


The House Budget Committee
The Democrats
John Yarmuth, Kentucky, Ranking Member
Barbara Lee CA
Michelle Lujan Grisham, NM
Seth Moulton, MA
Hakeem Jeffries NY
Brian Higgins NY
Suzan DelBene WA
Debbie Wasserman Schultz FL
Brendan Boyle PA
Ro Khanna CA
Pramila Jayapal WA
Salud Carbajal CA
Sheila Jackson Lee TX
Jan Schakowsky IL


The Republicans
Steve Womack AR
Diane Black TN
Mario Diaz-Balart FL
Tom Cole Oklahoma
Tom McClintock CA
Todd Rokita IN
Rob Woodall GA
Mark Sanford SC
Dave Brat VA
Glenn Grothman WI
Gary Palmer AL
Bruce Westerman AR
Jim Renacci OH
Bill Johnson OH
Jason Lewis MN
Jack Bergman MI
John Faso NY
Lloyd Smucker PA
Matt Gaetz FL
Jodey Arrington TX
Drew Ferguson GA

Anonymous said...

The dorm bros on my floor sometimes keep their door open. Guess they think they live on a college campus. One day they will have a rude awakening

Anonymous said...

You can’t perp walk Eddie grace off the property, because he lives here. They are getting sloppy around here, and things are quickly falling apart on Ricks watch. Too bad there’s no TA to truly fight management.

And no, there has been no word from the TA about their financials and meeting minutes. I would not believe them at this point anyway if released.

Anonymous said...

Al Doyle must be rolling in his grave!

Anonymous said...

"Plus, by law the landlord cannot have the TA remove the registry because the landlord by law has to inform tenants of such conditions. "

I wasn't aware that the LL had a legal obligation to inform tenants of bedbug infestations. Also makes me wonder if the TA is part of Management if they are supposed to be the keepers of such a registry.

Anonymous said...

"Reports don't just disappear even if it was removed from a website if it ever was even published on the TA website which is doubtful in the first place."

I SAW it on the TA Website.

Anonymous said...

Of course they are hiding the bedbug registry. This transient student Airbnb dump must be full of bedbug infested apartments. They thrive in such conditions of rapid turnover.

Anonymous said...

Family on our floor , not bros also leave their door open. They find the place too hot.

Anonymous said...

The TA bed bug and airbnb report may not be posted on their website but that does not mean it no longer exists. There must be copies in a lot of places like the TA files and with Elizabeth Glazer Criminal Justice department during the Housing and Building City Council Hearing. There are probably records of payments for the awesomely burdensome remediation costs paid to Pest Management companies. The only way for the TA Board to submit that claim of awesomely burdensome remediation costs is if there are indeed big payments to Pest Management companies. Who did they pay? How much?

Anonymous said...

Re: 4:42 and idiots leaving door open: Another jerk did it a while back, as he blasted music and smoked pot. An infuriated neighbor who had been subjected to this noise and these fumes more than once, and had complained to our wonderful management many times, walked into the asshole's apartment and threatened to break his legs (if I remember the story correctly).

Asshole calls 911; cops come and asshole demands that they arrest the worn-out neighbor for illegally entering his apartment. Cops smelled/saw marijuana, observed open door and . . .

ARRESTED OPEN-DOOR, POT-SMOKING, MUSIC-BLASTING ASSHOLE.

Me, personally: I usually go to the door of offending morons and either speak nicely and persuasively to them, or, if that fails to work, explain in graphic detail how they can be treated by intruders: raped, tortured, killed. And how the intruders might go on to torment, rape and kill others on the floor. I can be quite graphic and emphatic and that usually stops the dangerous behavior of leaving doors open.

Certainly, I don't remember fearing for my life and physical well-being and that of my family, as well as that of my neighbors, before these current predators (Blackstone and their agents and minions) installed themselves here and did away, incrementally, with protections and defenses against threat to life and limb of many varieties.

Hell, the Security "Guards" here are now officially terrified after Eddie's firing and "perp walk???"

Are you aware of at least one specific "Management" bastard who targeted and harassed him? Back when Bill McClellan was thrown out, the man who is a proud trained killer (courtesy of our government) dogged Edward Grace for days. This was back in September.

As I've written, the magnitude of the danger to the lives and health and wellbeing of every form of life here is simply not understood.

Anonymous said...

"Stuyvesant Town is divided up with some of the buildings run by Trump Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross."

Where the hell is this InfoWars/Alex Jones type crap coming from? Oh wait, you will post another 20 links and expect us to link the dots. STR, please don't post this junk, we have enough real issues here based on facts to worry about.

Anonymous said...

April 15, 2018 at 4:42 PM The dorm bros in our building are just as dumb.

Anonymous said...

A remnder of an old STR post. TA Board Treasurer John J Sheehy and the TA Board had meetings with Blackstone in their homes. Not in professional places of business, but in their homes. Blackstone and the TA Board are close knit as thick as thieves. They are all in it together. What one does so to the other all working together in all the same schemes for all the same goal to benefit and enrich themselves.

http://stuytownreport.blogspot.com/2015/11/ta-board-of-directors-had-meeting-with.html

Anonymous said...

Two highest ranking security officers leave and no mention from Blackstone property management or the TA. Are you sure Edward Grace is gone? Between McClellan's departure and now Edward Grace if it is true, something is going on.

Anonymous said...

many of us leave doors open when cooking cleaning having parties. stuy + Pcv said ok

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Al Doyle must be rolling in his grave!<<

Is he dead?

Anonymous said...

There absolutely was a TA bedbug registry on their website which is no longer there. You can probably find Peter Stuyvesant reference the registry on their Facebook page if you do a page search.

You are a typical TA responder. If it’s not there now, it never existed. Probably their thinking with financials and meeting minutes.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

So someone on the TA Facebook page says that he sees PS around at night. When he is asked what time, sector, etc, he doesn't say, but just gives a general answer that doesn't satisfy. Although it's been very cold or rainy these days, I will say that when I am out at night (meaning past 10pm), I don't see PS around the property. It's very possible that PS is paroling the property at that time and afterward, but I don't see them. Please give specifics instead of a general and, sorry, evasive answer.

Anonymous said...


Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Stuyvesant Town is divided up with some of the buildings run by Trump Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross."

Where the hell is this InfoWars/Alex Jones type crap coming from? Oh wait, you will post another 20 links and expect us to link the dots. STR, please don't post this junk, we have enough real issues here based on facts to worry about.

April 15, 2018 at 10:14 PM

It is not a puzzle or a riddle. The dumbest of the dumb can see the Wilbur Ross mortgage papers for the dorms with Ben Shaoul because it is public knowledge. There is no need to connect dots or paint by number or any other stupid saying you throw at it to make it nor true. It is true and it is public knowledge for any dummy to see.


https://www.realdirect.com/e/270.1-AVENUE.10009/

Anonymous said...

>>Al Doyle must be rolling in his grave!<<

Is he dead?

April 16, 2018 at 1:22 PM

Is he squeaky clean?!?!?!?!

Anonymous said...

Remember when John Marsh had DeBlasio and Goradnick over for a pow wow. It was in T&V a few years ago. Maybe about the proposed condo conversion.

Anonymous said...

Bottom line at this point is that we should be mad at management for the shit they are doing around here, but bottom line is that they are trying to make money for their shareholders, nothing more nothing less. The real venom should be towards the TA and our elected officials, especially Dan Garodnick.

The people that were supposed to be looking out for us preferred to sell us out to a greedy landlord. And all the crap coming from that side makes it even worse. Oh well, we didn’t know about the deal until the 23rd hour quickly changed to TA treasurer setting up meeting with Blackstone and Garodnick.

These are the people we should be pissed with, and I know I am. I’m also still waiting on the TA’s “public” info to be released. Maybe it’s time for STR to get involved!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Maybe it’s time for STR to get involved!<<

I'm still waiting for warmer weather. Looks like it is around the corner.

Anonymous said...

Sheehy has Blackstone over to his combo unit home November of 2015. What was Sheehy doing in November of 2015 that Blackstone would be interested in discussing and colluding...hmmmm.

Anonymous said...

Is it confirmed about Eddie Grace? Was he really fired?

Anonymous said...

Al Doyle is alive. He wouldn't be rolling over in his grave however, since he is as guilty if not more so than anyone else in the TA. He is no saint by any means. He's the guy who sold out the TA to Dan Garodnick to begin with. He is a persona non gratia at most non PCVST-TA local events.

Anonymous said...

April 16 10:30 who says that management says they can leave doors open while cooking and having parties. They could care less but other tenants do not want to smell cooking odors or hear your party noise. It is bad enough with doors closed. Sounds like you want to live in a dormitory

Anonymous said...

1:32, I agree that the TA poster who said he frequently saw PS at night rapidly changed his tune when asked where. He became evasive. Could be a management troll. Believe me, they are nowhere to be seen at night.

Anonymous said...

I agree that Garodnuck andthe TA sold us out. At that first meeting with Blackstone they were fawning over them and telling us how lucky we were. Then as Blackstone proceeded to ruin the property both Garodnuck and the TA vanished

Anonymous said...

Al Doyle and John Marsh of the Tenant Association Board did the bed bug registry that Susan Steinberg testified under oath about correlating with illegal short term hotels.

January 2015 Susan Steinberg testifies under oath to a property wide 110 building report that correlates awesomely burdensome costs of bed bugs with short term hotels in StuyTown

July 2015 John Marsh, then President, bragged about creating "the online bed bug registry" that Susan Steinberg testified under oath about at the City Council Hearing

https://town-village.com/2015/07/06/marsh-steps-down-from-st-pcv-ta/#more-9321

2013 Al Doyle handed over the Presidency to John Marsh when the StuyTown affidavit on a short term hotel in Stuyvesant Town was submitted to the State Attorney General

page 14

https://www.eff.org/files/2013/11/11/ny-ag.pdf


Let's see the John Marsh Report that was bragged about in Town & Village

Let's see the StuyTown Affidavit on the short term hotel where someone overheard guests and a broker arguing


The TA did some god awful and deceitful things including this John Marsh bed bug registry with the Susan Steinberg testimony on the short term hotel accusation with affidavit. Own your actions TA, especially if you are going to brag all over the place with your very public PR efforts. You put it out there TA, own it.

Show tenants your affidavit and your John Marsh bed bug registry records with the correlating short term stay report.

Anonymous said...

This form must be filled out for Bed Bug remediation work. Let's see the correlation between John Marsh's online bed bug registry and the Affidavits of Correction For Bed Bug Infestation filed with the city. If there are not Affidavits of Correction For Bed Bug Infestation for each and every one of the awesomely burdensome online reports of bed bugs infestation in StuyTown that Susan Steinberg testified to, then this is a big $ fraud by the TA a la Sheehy.

https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/bedbugs/affidavit-of-correction.pdf

Anonymous said...

"ou can’t perp walk Eddie grace off the property, because he lives here."

Not anymore. My source? Two retired law enforcement officers.

Anonymous said...

Yes. Eddie Grace was fired and at least some of the remaining Security Guards are terrified since: a) they are increasingly subjected to intimidation themselves by their higher-ups according to at least one frightened employee; and b) they are the target of the familiar tactic of "business" in this and other diseased nations, I imagine, to wit: FIRE THOSE EMPLOYEES WITH STANDING, AND WHO HAVE BEEN A BENEFIT TO OTHERS, AND WHO HAVE INSTITUTIONAL MEMORY. FIRE THE BEST AND OLDEST EMPLOYEES FOR MANY REASONS. AMONG THE BEST REASONS:

SCARE THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS OUT OF THE REMAINING EMPLOYEES ALONG THE LINES OF: "WATCH OUT. IF WE GOT RID OF HIM/HER, WE'LL DO IT TO YOU! SO DO WHAT WE SAY OR YOU'RE FIRED, TOO."

As a bonus here: employees in other departments of this deteriorating and harmful catastrophe some of us once loved and regarded as a healthful home have told the truth. The truth: they have been increasingly prevented from doing their jobs, from doing anything to benefit the rent-paying residents. They've been prevented from providing either services or plain ordinary human kindness. The strictures on them are tightening. Blackstone limits them to fewer and fewer opportunities to do their jobs and to behave as decent people.

Ooops! Silly me . . . OF COURSE: their jobs are now to hurt us as much as possible according to the directives of The Lord High Overlords.

Another bonus fact: I've been told by men who are total strangers to me that yes, "management" does indeed have employees descend upon the homes of those who die as soon as possible in order to "clean up," "clear out" so that they can rent it out asap to people for thousands of dollars more. One nice young fellow stated that they try to get into the apartment even before the relatives of the dead resident.

Lastly, to the writer convinced that Blackstone cares only about answering to its "shareholders," please do some elementary research into the company itself, their effect upon human beings in many countries, as well as other sections of the USA. And read up on those who both own Blackstone and some people who work in it. Some of those folks have so badly repulsed and disgusted other people in real estate or finance that they've been termed by their colleagues truly repulsive sociopaths.

TA is CORRUPT said...

Open the books, Susan!
Open the books!
We aren't going away!

Anonymous said...

You’ve got to be kidding me.

I emailed the TA via their contact us page to request them to send me their financials and meeting minutes. Not a peep from them until now, but I didn’t get any documents. All they did was freaking add me to their mailing list.

So someone there actually went in and added me to their list, but completely ignored my request. Typical of these idiots.

Anonymous said...

9:12, yes, I was mistaken. Didn’t realize he hasn’t lived here for a while.

Anonymous said...

9:55, I agree with you. Blackstone has a very bad reputation amongst tenants and many within their own industry. My point is that this is a known commodity. Their reputation for being a slumlord is well documented. They are doing what they’ve always done on their other properties.

My problem is that the TA backed this deal to a known real estate predator as the 2nd best option behind tenant ownership. Now that they heralded this deal to said predator, they have disappeared.

A Frustrated Resident said...

If MANY, MAMY, MANY, MANY people emailed the TA DEMANDING an opening of their books, financials, minutes etc., it would have much weight. I encourage ALL Stuy Town Report followers to do so. It only takes a two minute email.
All my attempts have been met with silence. How disrespectful is that?!
Remember, Susan, we ain't going away!
WE AIN'T GOING AWAY!

Anonymous said...

Correction: Eddie has not lived here in some time.

Anonymous said...

It is so lame the way Peter Stuyvesant puts up those silly alerts and helpful hints when residents bring up safety and other issues. Never a “we will look into it.”. Just inane folksy advice. What a joke they are.

Anonymous said...

The Susan Steinberg Tenant Association Testimony to the City Council Jumanne Williams and Mark Levine Housing & Building; on John Marsh's Bed Bug registry, Susan Steinberg's correlated short term stay report, and reports of Noise, with the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice headed by Elizabeth Glazer and the HPD, Mayor's Office of Housing Preservation Development then headed by Mayor DeBlasio's Commissioner Vicki Been.

STUYVESANT TOWN -PETER COOPER VILLAGE TENANTS ASSOCIATION Founded 1971
Board Chair Susan Steinberg
President John H. Marsh Ill
Vice President Kevin J. Farrelly
Secretary. Kirstin Aadahl
Treasurer Margaret Salacan
Directors Kirstin Aadahl
Dawn Davis
Alvin D. Doyle
Kevin J. Farrelly
Soni Holman Fink
Sherryl Kirschenbaum
Jennifer Kops
John H. Marsh JJI
Judith Preble Miller
Steven R. Newmark
Margaret Salacan
John J. Sheehy
Sandro Sherrod
Susan Steinberg
Jonathan Wells
President Emeritus Hon. Steven Sanders
Testimony before the Committee on Housing and Buildings Honorable Jumaane D. Williams, Chair January 20, 2015
Short Term Rentals -Stimulating the Economy or Destabilizing Neighborhoods?

I am here today to stand against short-term rentals not just in rent regulated but in all multiple-dwelling buildings. I ask that this committee put forward legislation that amends the appropriate HPD codes to clearly and unequivocally prohibit short-term rentals in these buildings.

My name is Susan Steinberg and I represent the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association. Our Manhattan community is a small town of more than 11,230 apartments on 80 acres. In 2011, our tenants association began receiving numerous complaints from affected neighbors about the negative impact of short-term rentals in their buildings.

Our community has long been a haven of middle-and working-class housing, and these short-term rentals threaten long-term affordable housing not just in our community but also in communities across this city.

You see, AirBnB-style rentals tempt otherwise law-abiding tenants to make a quick buck on their rent-stabilized apartments by unlawfully renting their apartments as hotel rooms.

This is known as creating an "illusory tenancy," and the tenant becomes vulnerable to eviction, and once evicted, through the insidious vacancy destabilization loophole (otherwise known as vacancy decontrol) that unit is deregulated and is lost forever.

In addition to the attack on long-term affordability, there are quality-of¬ life and safety issues.

Our tenants association received complaints from tenured tenants who challenged entry into their buildings by persons unknown who lacked keys. These turned out to be short-term renters and in one report just became angry and just pushed their way into the building. Mr. Chair, tenants have a right to know who their neighbors are.

nd what about a building's rules? These short-term renters are not schooled in NYC recycling rules and laundry room etiquette, they create noise, and they add undue wear and tear on the building's infrastructure.
Lastly, there is the very real correlation between short-term rentals and an increased presence of the prolific and hard-to-eradicate bed bug.

Our own online bed bug registry -- which tracks reports in all 110 buildings -- showed a clear increase of reports for buildings which also shared reports of short-term rentals. The resulting inconvenient bed bug inspections --the awesomely burdensome bed bug remediation requirements -- these should be reason alone to prohibit short-term rentals in apartment buildings. Mr. Chair, we urge you to pass legislation prohibiting short-term rentals in residential multiple-dwelling buildings.
Thank you.
Respectfully submitted:
Susan Steinberg,
Board Chair

Anonymous said...

>>Al Doyle must be rolling in his grave!<<

Is he dead?

He's dead to me and a lot of other people who have known him for decades.

Anonymous said...

2013, a year of many questionable. dubious acts, Susan Steinberg is awarded by Hoylman but the write-up has zero results listed. Just a long list of job skills with zero results or achievements. Clearly a typical PR trick where an award is given to make someone look good on paper. Holyman, a close friend of Steinberg, and whose film-maker husband's family is a Tishman Speyer company-man NYU dorm builder.

Now Steinberg, Hoylman, Kavanagh hold meetings scrambling to point fingers at city agencies for garnering no results for tenants accusing the DHCR of rubber stamping. 16 years Steinberg ran these types of meetings (mentioned in link below) and now she and Kavanagh, Hoylman point fingers to DHCR for rubber stamping! The failures are all yours, all three of you. You failed this community. You did it on purpose.

https://www.nysenate.gov/newsroom/articles/brad-hoylman/susan-steinberg

Anonymous said...

"1:32, I agree that the TA poster who said he frequently saw PS at night rapidly changed his tune when asked where. He became evasive. Could be a management troll. Believe me, they are nowhere to be seen at night."

I believe he IS a management troll. Read through his other posts. He is most definitely a management loyalist.

Anonymous said...

To the person who questioned the poster about the TA bedbug registry, do you still do so after reading 4/17 12:20pm?

Anonymous said...

"I believe he IS a management troll. Read through his other posts. He is most definitely a management loyalist. "

Correct, as per him, there's never anything wrong here.

Anonymous said...

If Blackstone hadn't bought this dump, some similar (or worse) bunch of thieves and thugs would have. Wilbur Ross and Fred Lefrak were considering it as a joint venture. I do know that for a fact, but can't say how I know. I would be in legal jeopardy if I said how I know. Garodnick was fully aware of that. Trust no one in Management, Politics or the TA. They are ALL (imo) out to screw us and are wolves in sheeps clothing.

Anonymous said...

Singh pleaded guilty to illegal campaign donations to deblasio.
Rechnitz guilty illegal campaign funds to deblasio
Reichberg guilty illegal campaign funds to deblasio
Capalino fined $40,000 for illegal campaign funds to deblasio
And again,


Former de Blasio fund-raiser facing criminal charges for straw donations in 2013 mayoral election

Husam Ahmad, who has been a powerhouse fund-raiser and donor for de Blasio, Cuomo and dozens of other New York politicians, was arraigned Wednesday on charges of bribery, corruption and making false statements, prosecutors said.

His brother, Shahid Akhtar, who was the CFO of his firm HAKS, was also charged for bogus campaign contributions.


http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ex-de-blasio-donor-facing-criminal-charges-straw-donations-article-1.3940917

Anonymous said...

OT but check out ST Classifieds Facebook - never a rug to be seen in the many pics showcasing worn, fleabit couches and broken lamps for sale.

Anonymous said...

To the person whining about the Wilbur Ross dorm mortgage. Now that we know it is public knowledge with the mortgage papers posted on the internet perhaps you can stop your nonsensical conspiracy rants. The facts are what the facts are and no conspiracy ranting will cover that up.

Anonymous said...

what about the overcharges?????????????

Anonymous said...

Blackheart is destroying so many perfectly healthy, beautiful trees for the sake of their fucking playground upgrade. Liar Heyduk says the trees are diseased, but they are not. These stinking lowlifes are vandalizing the property. Bastards! I hate them even more than I hated Tishman Speyer and I didn't think that was possible.

Anonymous said...

Anyone who thinks all this stuff is not an aggressive push to flip this place is an idiot.

1) Reconfiguring apartments to meet the needs of the student demo.
2) New playgrounds
3) Ripping out old trees (that are still alive and well) to put in trees that may be more aesthetically pleasing
4) PR that is through the roof, just look at that ridiculous truck
5) Taking extreme measures to hush up crime in the development

Rick will be back in Boca by 2020, yet we will still be here, stuck with all the “amenities” that Blackstone puts in and thinks we want.

Anonymous said...

https://town-village.com/2018/04/19/lewdness-east-20th-street/

Crime continues on the property. Like the comment on the article says - with no security action and no NYPD patrols, we have to fend for ourselves. Unfortunately it looks like it’s time to start carrying mace again.

Anonymous said...

That TA site is such a joke. Some posters were complaining about the cutting down of trees to enhance another phony amenity playground. Of course Peter Stuyvesant backs management by showing diseased trees. The TA is a despicable parasite

Anonymous said...

Can Peter Stuyvesant and John Marsh be bigger shill management cheerleaders? Apparently they are falling in line with the management story on the “diseased” trees at playground 1. They both appear to be tree experts now.

How about saying that you are going to look into it, and use some of the $100k you received from Garodnick and the Roberts settlement to get your own expert in here to report on the trees, instead of just taking the Stuy Town arborist for their word.

Time to figure out what can be done legally to see the TA’s books. Susan, I’m coming.

Anonymous said...

https://town-village.com/2018/04/19/violent-mugging-first-avenue/

Yet more crime.

I’m beginning to think that Tishman Speyer wasn’t so bad. They didn’t sugarcoat what they were doing, and security did their job. There was a force with long-term employees that cared about the safety of this place. Now it’s a bunch of people that they probably pay minimum wage to and tell them just to walk around.

Crime has not been this bad in a long time, and we have Rick to thank.

Anonymous said...

Although Tishman Speyer was evil, they didn’t pretend to be benevolent like this management does. This management puts in a folksy kind facade while running the property into the ground. We never had so many students, transients and Airbnb before they took over. In addition, there is no PS presence at night and the property looks like crap.

Anonymous said...

What do John Marsh, Peter Stuyvesant and the other shills get "under the table" for being panderers to this evil cabal of life-destroyers? Nobody sells their soul for nothing.