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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, May 7, 2018

And Now For Something Completely Different - May


100 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Wildlife and Nature. Thank you STR.

Anonymous said...

https://www.nestandglow.com/life/feeding-bread-killing-birds

Please don't feed the ducks and birds bread.

Anonymous said...

"...and just moments later, the ducks committed suicide in their apartment with the aid of a suspicious bucket full of sulfuric acid."

Anonymous said...

Very lovely and idyllic. Not representative of life here.

Anonymous said...

""...and just moments later, the ducks committed suicide in their apartment with the aid of a suspicious bucket full of sulfuric acid.""

Not funny. Not funny at all. Just rather sick. I'm surprised that STR let it through.

Fake News...or not said...

Alas, nothing is free in this world...especially in the eyes of Management.
We will all be getting an MCI for the ducks beginning next month.
When questioned about this, Property Manager Rick Hyduck said, "This is just another "amenity" graciously afforded by the owners. We're certain the pleasure derived by residents is certainly worth the cost".

Anonymous said...

And it’s pictures like this that enable them to sell the whole oasis in the city spiel. If anyone follows their Instagram page, you would know that they do this very well to sell this place and it almost always has photos that are not indicative of what life is really like here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I'm surprised that STR let it through.<<

Occasionally, I take other photos. ;-)

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>And it’s pictures like this that enable them to sell the whole oasis in the city spiel.<<

True. However, if I am going to live in another place, I would investigate as much as I can. The good and the bad. I would look at my financials. I would examine what I (and my family, if I am moving with them)) need. Unless I am desperate or just don't care for a year or two. I would do more than look at a landlord's photos.

Anonymous said...

It is pictures like this that actually emphasize what Blackstone and Ivanhoe Cambridge are destroying with every tree cut down because one day these pictures will no longer be possible. There are already fewer birds migrating through here and thousands fewer wildlife with nests in trees calling this place home. STR is documenting an extinction in process, a beauty forever lost.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Do note that in those two photos, there is no sight of a building. I was sitting at the Oval. I looked up and saw what is seen in that first photo. As for the second one, I came across this sight as I was leaving and just had to take a shot, as I've never seen ducks here.

On occasion I will take a "nature" photo here, but the problems still exist. I've documented these a lot. This morning I came across two large streaks, seemingly not picked up, of dog do-do. Yesterday, near Management's office, I saw another mattress that wasn't wrapped. So why is this happening over and over again, and it seems no one connected with Management (I include workers and porters) care. One could say, "We have a lot of territory." But with the very visible presence of PS on their scooters, someone is seeing much more than even I. So, I repeat, why is this happening?

Anonymous said...

On this near perfect day, I did a nice 2.5 hour walk around the property. I hit the entire property at least twice, with some areas 3-4 times. A few observations:

1) The property still looks pretty damn nice when everything is in bloom. Hopefully SPS is done with the tree removals, but I worry they’re not.

2) I did not see a single PS officer other than in the oval and in the PCV guard booth. NOT ONE! Meanwhile in all 3 trips through the oval, the same 4 guards were stationed in the exact same spot each time. You want to talk about optics, this is a major one. And I’d be curious STR... do you see guards anywhere but the oval? Seeing them elsewhere has not been my experience whatsoever.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

At various times PS is at the Oval. But sometimes they are absent. I've seen PS officers walk around on 1st Ave, more than before. Some of these guys on their scooters, too. Now, as I said, they seem not to say anything about enforcing the laws. They seem to be there as a "presence" and to make nice to residents.

Anonymous said...

Global Warming.

Anonymous said...

No PS after dark.

Anonymous said...

>>I'm surprised that STR let it through.<<

Occasionally, I take other photos. ;-)

*****

I was referring to the sick comment the poster made, NOT the photographs.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I was referring to the sick comment the poster made, NOT the photographs.<<

Yeah, I realized that later.

Anonymous said...

How is that toxic remediation hidden from the public sight supposedly in the garages going?

Anonymous said...

In my building elevator, they have had the padding in for over a month. It smells and is probably full of germs and what not. Either take it down or change it. What a sty this place is.

Anonymous said...

Any news on why someone had a bucket of sulphuric acid in their apartment?

Anonymous said...

There will never be any news on that NYU sulfuric acid case. They tried to cover up that it was an NYU student and did in some publications. Management tries to hide the fact that they are turning this place over to NYU. A case like this makes them look bad and proves their rental policies. They will make sure that no info gets out.

Pig Sty Pamela said...

Another StuyTown "amenity":
Classless, smelly, moldy elevator padding which is now a permanent addition.
Plus, there is a new perk:
A puddle of urine and a pile of dog sh*t on the elevator floor.
I guess Fido wasn't able to push the buttons to get downstairs in time so he had to do his business right then and there!
What a pigsty this place is becoming!
Oh, did I mention the mattress which has left OUTSIDE the carriage room door.
Tres chic, eh?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Parts of this place are becoming like "The Village." Some may know the allusion.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Read it and weep:

https://www.usnews.com/news/healthiest-communities/articles/2018-05-09/in-santa-monica-california-a-haven-for-the-homeless-seeks-to-do-more

I think it is already here, in NYC.

>>Gentrification is squeezing people out of rentals as well, and a shortage of affordable housing persists, with the county more than half a million units shy of what's needed to meet the needs of its lowest-income renters, according to a 2017 report. Meanwhile, a recent state auditor's analysis of homelessness in California and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority – which coordinates and manages federal, state and local funds for homeless programs – called out the state as a whole for doing a poor job of sheltering its homeless population.<<

Anonymous said...

Read it and laugh?

Blackstone Johnathon Gray Stephen Schwarzman Wu Xiaohui Anbang 18 Years in Prison Corruption

https://therealdeal.com/2018/02/12/blackstone-in-early-talks-to-bid-on-anbangs-assets/


Founder of insurance giant that owns Waldorf Hotel sentenced to 18 years in prison

By Associated Press

May 10, 2018


Blackstone was one of the biggest benefactors of Anbang’s spending spree, having sold at least $9.5 billion worth of assets to the insurer.
https://nypost.com/2018/05/10/founder-of-insurance-giant-that-owns-waldorf-hotel-sentenced-to-18-years-in-prison/




Wu Xiaohui, is in prison for 18 years

Blackstone Stephen Schwarzman neck deep in Chinese insurance money:

Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman Banks $250M in 5 Days Thanks To Chinese Buyers

2016/10/31 by Cheyenne Hollis

What’s another $250 million to a billionaire? Probably not much, but it still wasn’t a bad five days at the office for Blackstone boss Stephen Schwarzman whose net worth jumped a quarter of a billion dollars last week thanks to his investment firm’s flurry of deals with Chinese buyers. to $10.2 billion last week.

A four percent rise in the price of Blackstone’s stock meant the company’s CEO and chairman’s personal fortune climbed to $10.2 billion by the time the bell sounded on Friday. And this jump in Blackstone’s share value came just after Blackstone sold a 25 percent stake in Hilton Worldwide Holdings to China’s HNA Group last week for $6.5 billion.

Blackstone had purchased the hotel chain in 2007 for $26 million before staging a successful $2.35 billion IPO of the company six years later. The transaction will see the New York-based firm’s stake in Hilton reduced to 21 percent.

For Blackstone, the sale of the stake in Hilton was the latest transaction involving a Chinese buyer. Together with its portfolio companies, the private-equity real-estate firm has sold an estimated $16 billion in hotels, office buildings and other overseas real estate assets to Chinese buyers, according to data compiled by Dealogic and The Wall Street Journal.


Stephen Schwarzman’s China deals seem to have given him a direct line to mainland investors


18 YEARS IN PRISON
CHINA DOES IT RIGHT WHEN IT COMES TO WHITE COLLAR CRIME PRISON SENTENCES.
Too bad it has not yet included those who moved the dirty money around the world. When it does they should all be prosecuted in China and not the US which rewards white collar criminals instead of imprisoning them.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Over at our beloved TA Facebook page.... Has there been a deletion of an account or at least one (?) of his messages.

Anonymous said...

Yes, a homophobic/alt right troll, good riddance to bad rubbish. Notice, I said alt right, not right wing or conservative.

Anonymous said...

"Parts of this place are becoming like "The Village." Some may know the allusion."

Of course. Number 6! Beware “The Rover” that will be coming soon.;)

"

Anonymous said...

"Parts of this place are becoming like "The Village." Some may know the allusion."

What do you mean, STR?

Anonymous said...

""Parts of this place are becoming like "The Village." Some may know the allusion."

Of course. Number 6! Beware “The Rover” that will be coming soon.;)

""


Please explain? Not all of us understand these cryptic messages!

Anonymous said...

The Dem political machine is trying hard to advance themselves and put someone in the AG office who completely and utterly failed tenants. She had the opportunity to help lower east side tenants when they hired her as their lawyer. Instead the public advocate resigned her clients, the tenants, when they refused to be bullied into leaving their homes so the landlord could "renovate" repair the building. The public advocate was supposed to be a fierce advocate for her clients, the tenants. Instead she used her office to get the tenants to compromise to a middle ground, helping the landlord.
A lawyer is not a mediator for their clients, they are supposed to be a fierce advocate for their clients. James is a politician first, advancing herself first, and a representative of the public second if at all.

Here again is the political machine in operation, advancing themselves with backroom deals that serve the politicians and not the public.

THE PRESS IS ONTO THESE SHAMS! SO IS THE PUBLIC!



https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/09/opinion/ny-replace-schneiderman.html



MEW YORK TIMES EDITORIAL BOARD

No Back-Room Deal to Replace Schneiderman

By The Editorial Board

The editorial board represents the opinions of the board, its editor and the publisher. It is separate from the newsroom and the Op-Ed section.

New Yorkers reacted with revulsion when State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman resigned this week amid allegations he had beaten, choked and threatened to kill women he dated.

Albany lawmakers, true to form, saw political opportunity.

Assembly Democrats, who have the power to pick Mr. Schneiderman’s replacement, are moving behind closed doors to bump out the supremely qualified acting attorney general, Barbara Underwood, and install New York City’s public advocate, Letitia James. This back-room deal offers dividends to just about everybody except the public the legislators took an oath to serve.

Ms. Underwood, who, as state solicitor general, temporarily took over Mr. Schneiderman’s job when he left office, should be allowed to remain in the position until voters choose a permanent replacement in November. Ms. Underwood, a former Yale Law School professor, has decades of experience, has argued 20 cases before the Supreme Court and clerked for Justice Thurgood Marshall. She is more qualified than anyone else whose name has been mentioned.

Instead of doing the responsible thing, though, politicians are poised to take advantage of an unexpected vacancy to advance their own political causes.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

https://www.refinery29.com/2018/05/198536/nyu-hospital-doctor-medical-student-suicides

>>When asked whether NYU believes medical students and physicians are more susceptible to suicide and suicidal behavior, a spokeswoman for the administration said, “Due to the sensitivity of this issue, we will not be commenting further.”<<

I wonder where we have heard this before?

Suspicious Bucket of Sulphuric Acid said...

I was thinking Stuy Town is an allusion to The House of Usher.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>What do you mean, STR?<<

How to explain? The signs are getting plenty and the PS wants to be our friends. But if you see a very big white balloon coming toward you, run!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And don't forget you not just numbers. You are free men and women!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Ffr1U7KMY

Anonymous said...

"Please explain? Not all of us understand these cryptic messages!"


The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in Canada beginning on 6 September 1967, then in the United Kingdom on 29 September 1967, and in the United States on 1 June 1968. It stars and was co-created by Patrick McGoohan, and combines spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama.

The series follows a British former secret agent who is abducted and imprisoned in a mysterious coastal village resort, where his captors try to find out why he abruptly resigned from his job. Although the show was sold as a thriller in the mould of the previous series starring McGoohan, Danger Man (1960–68; retitled as Secret Agent in the US), its combination of 1960s countercultural themes and surrealistic setting had a far-reaching influence on science fiction and fantasy TV programming, and on narrative popular culture in general."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Prisoner

Anonymous said...

The PS roster is like 9 guys at night and 5 of them are off Friday night and Saturday night. Makes sense right ?

Anonymous said...

keep up the good work, STR.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The PS roster is like 9 guys at night and 5 of them are off Friday night and Saturday night. Makes sense right ?<<

Even this morning, I have seen a PS officer standing at the Oval and not a word was said to the outsiders with their dogs. You know, the people that are supposed to be "escorted" out of this complex. Despite this rule, which is not mine, btw. Two years that this rule has been in effect. Two years I have been waiting and waiting for it to be enforced. Or just get rid of this rule.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>The Prisoner is a 17-episode British television series first broadcast in Canada beginning on 6 September 1967, then in the United Kingdom on 29 September 1967, and in the United States on 1 June 1968. It stars and was co-created by Patrick McGoohan, and combines spy fiction with elements of science fiction, allegory and psychological drama.<<

Aside from the presence of dogs, and a few other things, this place would love to be The Village, and will be presented more and more like that. I'm just surprised we don't see all those "golf carts" carrying residents, too.... Wait, if these residents are pretty and interested in renting here....

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Another StuyTown "amenity":
Classless, smelly, moldy elevator padding which is now a permanent addition.<<

I have been inside those elevators. Yeah.... "But, STR, we have to work on those upgrades!"

Stuy Town Reporter said...

LOL. Why not? Coming to your city, but when?

http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2018/05/10/west-sacramento-tracking-social-media/

Anonymous said...

There's a PS officer in PCV right now. Walking and engaging with residents.

Anonymous said...

It is no surprise that Mike Bloomberg's friend Louis Bacon is invested in developing Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village. Google the man and see his true character.

Anonymous said...

I wish that the PS officers who are engaging with residents during the day would patrol at night. Still no sign of them in the 14th St loop after dark.

Anonymous said...

PS is no longer here for security. They are here to be resident services representatives who walk the property under the guise of being security. I’ve had a few of these newer guards go out of their way to come over and chat with me.

I’m sure they are nice people, but I would prefer people who would do their job instead of being chatterboxes.

Anonymous said...

@3:59 PM: You said it! However, something that Management simply doesn't realize yet (because they are stupid) is that word is out there - REALLY out there - that this is not a safe and/or pleasant place to live anymore. I don't know how people know, but they do. I am embarrassed to tell people where I live these days. The comments I get are quite telling. Sadly, I can't deny that this is a nasty, noisy, unsafe dorm/airbnb dump. All I say to them is: "Really? Why do you say that?" Then I get the stories they've heard and I'm afraid to come home!

Do It Differently said...

Re the Security Guards:

THEY ARE NEW, MOST OF THEM. MANY ARE YOUNG.

THEY ARE HIRED TO "BE NICE." PERIOD.

THEY HAVE NO MEMORY OR KNOWLEDGE OF ACTING AS SECURITY GUARDS IN STUYVESANT TOWN OR PETER COOPER VILLAGE.

THEY ARE ORDERED, EDUCATED, TRAINED, AND MANDATED TO:

NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT ENFORCE RULES;

NOT, NOT, NOT, NOT MAKE SURE ANYTHING ILLEGAL IS STOPPED;

NOT, NOT, NOT DO WHAT IS RIGHT, SAFE.

I can assure you that the Security Guards who do the right thing are FIRED!

William McClellan, the Chief, was harassed, minimized, cut out of the loop, and prevented from doing his job, the job he'd done for 12 years. That was in September.

Eddie Grace, Lieutenant, here for well over 30 years, was intimidated, harassed, overburdened, denied the help he needed when he became seriously ill (3 strokes), and fired for doing his job.

When the geniuses from Florida did their "assessment" of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, they recommended the elimination of our longstanding and previously effective Security Department. . . to be replaced by . . . you guessed it . . . outside contractors.

During Hurricane Sandy, however, there WERE outside contractors here to augment our Security. Some of those fine gentlemen stole from residents, and according to one source, also physically harmed some residents. So, it didn't seem practical to hire outsiders, after all.

But never fear: Blackstone and their minions are resourceful, so they are getting around that pesky fact by firing anyone who does the right thing and hiring newbies whom they indoctrinate as "greeters." And, they can get downright insulting, demeaning and nasty if you demand they actually protect, defend . . .

Again, and as always: much worse going on but it exhausts me to relive and detail it.

I ask, yet again - when will we defend our homes???

Anonymous said...

Sheldon Silver ruined the lives of his lower Manhattan constituents to enrich himself. It is official, he is a corrupt, criminal. Add creepy to that too. A creepy, corrupt criminal.


https://www.wsj.com/articles/former-new-york-assembly-speaker-found-guilty-on-all-counts-in-corruption-retrial-1526072980




Mr. Silver, who represented portions of lower Manhattan for nearly four decades, was known as one of Albany’s “three men in a room,” a phrase that described a practice of closed-door negotiations between the governor and leaders of the Senate and Assembly.

"Amenity" Al said...

Dog shit and urine alert:
In the elevator at 6xx East 14th Street.
Used condom alert:
Observed on my walk around the Oval.
Just another "amenity", Rick?
Hahahaha...would be funny if not so sad.

Anonymous said...

Silver guilty, Percoco guilty, Schneiderman disgraced removed from office and hired a criminal defense attorney, Spitzer disgraced removed from office, Weiner guilty, .. Mangano on trial, Venditto on trial, Croci will no longer run for re-election, Seabrook retrial soon, Mount Vernon (New Rochelle) Mayor Richard Thomas arraigned on criminal charges, upcoming Kaloyeros Buffalo Billion trial, upcoming Skelos retrial, Suffolk Police chief James Burke in prison and DA Spota removed from office, .. who is next Tammany Hall or Albany, NYPD chiefs, officers, ex-Commissioners Bratton and or Kelly? Former NYPD Commissioner Kerik did time for corruption and when he got out his good friend from the lowbrow reality tv Bravo network Real Housewives of New Jersey Al Manzo greeted him with food.

Anonymous said...

2:58 poster that is so fucking gross you should move why do you stay in that dump

Anonymous said...

Well he should know

https://nypost.com/2018/05/12/bloomberg-warns-of-endless-barrage-of-lies-in-politics/

Anonymous said...

Rick Hayduk does not know how to manage this property. If he did, he would increase the PS force and make sure the quality of life rules were enforced. I don't feel safe or comfortable living here and will be glad to leave. I will make sure to spread the truth about this awful place everywhere I go. People need to warned about what it is like here and no caring parent would allow their freshman student kids to live here. It is disgustingly noisy, dirty and unsafe. The security department is a bad joke. A block association would do a better job.

Anonymous said...

Once again, Hayduk does not make the rules or choose whether to enforce them. His bosses from Blackstone do. He merely carries out their agenda which he does quite efficiently while charming sone of the older tenants. Any manager would do the same here.

Anonymous said...

According to the New York City Department of Finance the holders of the deed on the dorm leases are:

407 First Dormitory LLC
2001 Ross Avenue Suite 3400
Dallas Texas 75201

(Trumps Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross owns 407 First Dormitory LLC)

It is no coincidence that Trumps lobbyist is now the city council representative for Stuyvesant Town. From the news on the case crossover between Michael Cohen, former AG Schneiderman and Trump it is beginning to stink of blackmail.

Also listed on the documents are:

Fidelity National Title Insurance Company
485 lexington avenue 18th floor
ny ny
212 481 5858
kat.lam@fnf.com / titlemp. 16-39722-NYM

Greenberg Traurig (Giuliani law firm)
333 se 2nd avenue
Miami FL 33131
Richard J Giusto esq

lot 332 First Avenue

Anonymous said...

Wilbur Ross also gives this NY address in addition to his Texas address, for his dorm company: 9 West 57th NY NY

Anonymous said...

The RollingStone Magazine is reporting on the beginnings of exposing significance in Trump influence over the AG office. The settlement of the university fraud is beginning to be seen for what it really is, selling out the victims. If more is exposed on the Trump Cohen Schneiderman cases then maybe we won't be stuck with the Trump lobbyist as our city council representative for much longer seeing as he has a significant role in lobbying for the Trump Sater Soho. Maybe we can get a better city council representative like we are getting a better attorney general. Maybe all of the democrats who covered up for Schneiderman will leave office too like Joe Crowley.

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/trump-cohen-schneiderman-w520212

The Ghost of Golub Returns said...

Woohoo...GOLUB NOTICES ARE BACK!
Two people in my building have received them for non-primary residence....seniors, long time residents no less...complete bullshit!
Can't hear you, Susan??
What's that?
Call Rick.
Hahahaha.
Not so funny.
Anyone else?
Is this an isolated occurrence or the beginning of a Stalinist rent-stabilized purge?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Woohoo...GOLUB NOTICES ARE BACK!<<

Can they prove that NYC is their primary residence? I forgot how many days it can be, but at local NY taxes, you can stay in another state for some time, but NYC has to be your primary residence.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Once again, Hayduk does not make the rules or choose whether to enforce them. His bosses from Blackstone do. He merely carries out their agenda which he does quite efficiently while charming sone of the older tenants. Any manager would do the same here.<<

Agree.

Anonymous said...

It should be telling about Blackstone/SPS priorities. They fire long term employees like McClellan and Grace, but they keep Knapp onboard. It should come as no surprise that the Golub notices are back with Knapp still on payroll, as he is the king of Golub notices.

Also, has anyone seen the new PS chief at any point in time? McClellan used to at least show his face from time to time around the property, not anymore with the new chief.

Anonymous said...

God Damn the bastards who sold us down the river to Blackhole! Such treacherous FILTH!

Anonymous said...

">>Once again, Hayduk does not make the rules or choose whether to enforce them. His bosses from Blackstone do. He merely carries out their agenda which he does quite efficiently while charming sone of the older tenants. Any manager would do the same here.<<"

What is their purpose for making so many tenants miserable and running the place into the ground as a dorm/hotel/fleapit?

Anonymous said...

Peter Stuyvesant is telling people to contact Rick Hayduk about issues they are having with the Verizon store on 18th and First, WHICH IS OFF THE PROPERTY!

What in the hell does Peter Stuyvesant think Rick can do about this? It’s just gotten so routine for him/her to say it, so they instinctively say it for something Rick has absolutely no control over.

Anonymous said...

AG Schneiderman is a failure at tenant advocacy while he also "positioned" himself as a tenant advocate. In his two terms in office he investigated 1 landlord for harassment. Just one landlord in all his two terms in office of the New York State Attorney General. With advocates like that tenants do not need enemies.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/women-accuse-schneiderman-assault-ex-nypd-chief-article-1.3987573

Anonymous said...

Golub and well done. Plenty of people are subletting illegally and turning a profit also

Anonymous said...

WE HEAR OUR NEIGHBORS DOING IT DAY AND NIGHT IN THE LIVING ROOM. IN THE LIVING ROOM. GO TO THE BEDROOM AT LEAST AND YES THERE ARE NO CARPETING AS IT OBVIOUS FROM THE TERAVELING SOUND. I AM TOTAL EMBARRASSED AS MY ELDERLY PARENTS ARE STAING HERE FOR THE WEEKEND. WHAT A PIECE OF DUMP THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE WHEN WE WERE TOLD IT WAS LUX.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I know it a bit rainy outside but in just a few minutes I saw at least two dogs without lanyards in Stuy Town, another mattress thrown out without required covering for bedbugs (and near the Management office once again), two motorized bikes that were running in Stuy Town. This is Sunday afternoon. I wasn't even purposefully looking.
.

Anonymous said...

Article on Sheldon Silver conviction says one way to curb corruption is term limits. Ya hear that Garodnick! and Bloomberg! The most corrupt time period in the history of NY from the beginning of Bloomberg Mayoral run through DEBlasio's current run.

http://www.whec.com/news/silver-call-for-reform/4905365/

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Peter Stuyvesant is telling people to contact Rick Hayduk about issues they are having with the Verizon store on 18th and First, WHICH IS OFF THE PROPERTY!<<

If it's the store on this (east) side of 1st, it is in the territory of stores under the wing of Stuyvesant Town, though not Hayduk, but an old pal who deals with the rental of those stores.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I could be behind the times on this one, as far as Rose Associates is concerned.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

And look what I accidentally found:

https://therealdeal.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Stuy-Town-offering-book.pdf

It spells it all out. Yep, "market rate" community is the goal. And has been.

Anonymous said...

"WE HEAR OUR NEIGHBORS DOING IT DAY AND NIGHT IN THE LIVING ROOM. IN THE LIVING ROOM. GO TO THE BEDROOM AT LEAST AND YES THERE ARE NO CARPETING AS IT OBVIOUS FROM THE TERAVELING SOUND. I AM TOTAL EMBARRASSED AS MY ELDERLY PARENTS ARE STAING HERE FOR THE WEEKEND. WHAT A PIECE OF DUMP THIS HAS TURNED OUT TO BE WHEN WE WERE TOLD IT WAS LUX."

Scotchtape two cigarettes to their door, along with a note that says "Was it as good for you as it was for us?"

I heard of someone doing that a few years ago.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I love this, part of the pitch used to buy this complex:

>>Manhattan's current rental "housing emergency" has created an
intense demand for well-located rental accommodations and resulted
in soaring rents.<<

Stuy Town Reporter said...

More:

>>the Complex's most valuable assets; a marketing
advantage that separates itself from the competition.
The passage of Rent Stabilization laws led to the long term
occupancy by many of these residents, affecting the owner's
ability to transform and evolve with new market demands.
The Rent Regulation Reform Acts of 1993 and 1997, which
included the adoption of more equitable rules regarding
luxury decontrol, succession rights, vacancy increases, and
increases resulting from apartment renovations, encouraged
current ownership to begin moving PCV/ST away from its
traditional rent stabilized status. Building on the Complex's
proud history, current ownership, through the benefit of
market rate decontrol, has begun a transformation that will
ultimately result in PCV/ST's evolution into Manhattan's
premier market rate residential community. To date,
approximately 27% of the units have become deregulated.
The transformation of PCV/ST has been aided immensely by
current ownership's substantial investment of capital
resources, $168 million has been spent on infrastructure
improvements which include roof replacements, electrical
upgrades, elevator modernizations, window replacements,
playground renovations, fountain and Oval improvements,
and landscape upgrades. In addition to these Complex-wide
improvements, current ownership has invested an additional
$109 million in the renovation of individual market rate
units. Averaging between $40,000 to $50,000 per unit, these
spectacular renovations have brought the Complex's market
rate apartments up to modern residential expectations. As an
increasing percentage of the Complex's units become
deregulated and modernized over the coming years, the
overall demographics of PCV/ST will continue to evolve and
mature.<<

This is pitch that was used before the current owners bought the place. Right now, the residents are numbered anywhere from 25-28,000 thousand, an increase of thousands in a few years!

Anonymous said...

" We believe ongoing deregulation will continue to allow new ownership
to fully leverage the unparalleled competitive advantages of the
Complex and take advantage of the soaring rental market."

"New ownership has infinite opportunities to personalize, improve and
transform the Complex into the city's most prominent market rate
master community"

"EVOLVING DEMOGRAPHIC
The Rent Regulation Reform Acts of 1993 and 1997, which
included the adoption of more equitable rules guiding the
transition of stabilized apartments to market rate status,
encouraged current ownership to begin moving PCV/ST away
from its traditional rent stabilized composition. To date, 27%
of the units are deregulated, a trend that is changing the
overall demographics of the Complex. As this deregulation
continues, new ownership can fully leverage the unique
competitive advantages of the apartments, including their
spacious layouts, windowed kitchens and bathrooms,
absence of abutting buildings, and stunning River and
landscaped views."

The above are excerpts from the offering book of November 2015. Damn the filthy opportunists on the TA Board and the politicians whose dirty asses they are always kissing. Looking at you Sheehy, Steinberg, Marsh and Garodnick. I hope karma will be the bitch of bitches to you people.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

LOL:

>>PET-FRIENDLY BUILDINGS
PCV/ST currently
prohibits pets. While it is sensible to keep parts of the
Complex pet free for the comfort of non-pet-owning tenants,
the option of designating certain buildings as "pet friendly"
should be explored.<<

Anonymous said...

Reading that pitch makes me totally determined to hang on to my RS apartment no matter what. The BASTARDS will never get it. I'm only 47 and have a daughter on the lease.

Anonymous said...

The Tenants Association are such fucking liars and frauds. They claim to be onboard with affordable housing and keeping the rent regulations intact or improved (from the tenants' POV), yet they were so embroiled in the sale of this place to Blackstone. Every time I see a photograph of that Steinberg woman at a rally I want to vomit. Same with that Marsh character with all his politicing and telling people who to vote for and crawling around the Trump Lobbyist Keith Powers. We don't have a TA. They are part of the Landlord/RGB lobby really. Assholes. Marsh, DeBlasio and Goradnick are/were the Triumvirate of Evil.

Anonymous said...

CBRE lied in the pitch. They will be exposed for their frauds.

Anonymous said...

CBRE who wrote the pitch and who made a big fat inflated commission MetLife when they sold for $5 billion is the same CBRE executive pictured sitting next to Garodnick at the gala, laughing at their own jokes.

Anonymous said...

The Verizon store is not on the east side of 18th, you are thinking of T-Mobile. It is on the NW corner, and has nothing to do with Rick or our management.

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised the older tenants (who are truly rent stabilized) aren't paranoid and terrified! Knowing your landlord wants you dead (or institutionalized) and will swarm your apartment before you are even in the ground, must be a very depressing reality to live with. It must be especially hard for those who are alone and not in good health. Funny thing is, they seem to be quite a cheerful bunch and some of them actually trust that Hayduk character. That generation (the "Boomers") are a pretty tough, resilient bunch and will fight for what is theirs and take no prisoners. Many of them have good lawyers! Many of them raised good lawyers* and those who didn't raise their own, know where to find them! I hope they all live to be 100 - at least 100.

*This was the generation that sacrificed and worked drudge jobs and overtime, and went without luxuries themselves in order to put their kids through college.

Anonymous said...

I agree that many of the older tenants like and trust Hayduk. They will not believe that he is working with management to destroy this community. Just because he answers their e-mails and chats with them, they think he is great. I love the way that on the TA site, Peter Stuyvesant always tells the bloggers to e-mail Hayduk. Shows that they are parasites of Blackstone.

Anonymous said...

@5:47 PM: Marsh doesn't have that kind of influence or power. DeB & Garodnik, maybe.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I agree that many of the older tenants like and trust Hayduk.<<

The spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.

Anonymous said...

I don’t know many older tenants who like Rick, they’ve been around long enough to see through the BS. For the most part it’s a certain demographic (30-50 yr old females) that seem to be the biggest Rick proponents.

I think too many older tenants are fearful of management to like or trust Rick.

Anonymous said...

Please send golub notices to the dorm in 274 First Avenue.

Anonymous said...

The TA's job is to tell Rick themselves so tenants can remain anonymous, free from any fear of retaliation. The TA is not supposed to tell tenants to tell Rick anything. The TA is supposed to solve the problems of the tenants while keeping the tenants safe from landlord's bad acts. If the TA is telling even one tenant to tell Rick anything, then the TA is intentionally failing it's duties and obligations.

"Outraged" Airbnb said...

An Airbnb couple rolled up to my building with their wheelies and luggage. They couldn't get buzzed in so they started pounding on the door. A neighbor asked do you live here?
They said no, we are staying with "friends".
Neighbor said sorry, call security.
"Guests" replied, "F*ck you."
Class, huh?
Susan? Rick?
I can't hear you.

Anonymous said...

Useless as they are, I don't think the TA had anything substantial to do with the Blackstone deal. They wanted to buy the place and when Garodnick waved that little bait under their noses, they completely abandoned any interest in being a tenants association. John Marsh may be a crawler around politicians, but he has no power or authority and wouldn't have even been allowed to be a fly on the wall at an important meeting.

Anonymous said...

7:08, I completely agree. The statement from Peter Stuyvesant telling tenants to contact Rick about anything is not what they should be doing. They tell people to contact Rick knowing damn well they won’t, and therefore the issue goes unsolved.

A good TA should be helping tenants, not throwing them to the wolves to fend for themselves. Susan and the rest of the TA board can go to hell as far as I’m concerned.

Anonymous said...

7:47 AM: Real class acts, some of these AirbnB customers. I hope you called Security, though I'm not sure we actually have any Security these days.

Anonymous said...

I am ready to believe that the TA Facebook Page is being censored by "Peter Stuyvesant." I posted a very thorough question about management's air conditioner policy on Thursday afternoon, including pictures of a unit I recently had installed. You have no choice in terms of which unit to buy. Without going into too much detail, I now have a "thru-the-wall" unit in a "thru-the-wall" sleeve.... in my WINDOW PANE. Others have complained on the FB page of the noise level these units produce. My post has yet to be "approved," probably because it raises questions management doesn't want to (or can't) answer.

Anonymous said...

AirbnB:

Imagine what might happen here if everyone of us who despises the AirbnB situation were to stop and confront every damn person wheeling a suitcase around here and/or trying to enter a building.

Imagine what might happen if there were 2 or more of us giving an extremely ugly time to all of these folks.

Please don't respond that some of these people are "innocent." I don't give a good goddamn anymore. I want them gone.

We can make them gone if we become consistently nasty, confrontational and aggressive.

Anonymous said...

I would love to confront these suitcase rollers, but it is management that is allowing them to stay here and might even be promoting it. It is not our place to confront them. They should be registering with the office so the Airbnb sponsors can be weeded our. But once again, if management is involved it won’t happen.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>> They should be registering with the office so the Airbnb sponsors can be weeded our. But once again, if management is involved it won’t happen.<<

All visitors who stay here should register with PS. A requirement. But, as you said, it won't happen.

Anonymous said...

I hope the tenants who are renting out their apartments on Airbnb are aware of the consequences if the IRS catches up with them. And if they are in rent stabilized apartments (real RS) the penalties the RSB can come after them with. They should ask themselves if it is really worth the risk, especially as they are pissing off so many of their neighbors with their "enterprise." All it takes is a really pissed-off neighbor to "drop a dime" and most know how and where to go about it.

Be warned, Assholes.