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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, May 16, 2018

UNBEARABLE!




The noise from working on the "new" improved Playground 1 is unbearable. I live in another building, across the loop, away from that playground, and even I can hear the jack-hammering, drilling, pounding, etc. If I lived around that playground, I would have to go someplace else, it is so disruptive and LOUD.

Please, if you live there, ask for a rent reduction. Take sound files, evidence. I went there, even as it is drizzly, to make sure. I had to leave, the noise was so bad.

To hell with making money!

107 comments:

Anonymous said...

This bastard landlord (including Rick the Dick) has no scruples, morals or sense of decency whatsoever.

Anonymous said...

What makes the noise even more unacceptable is that it is resulting in another one of their stupid, useless so -called “amenities.”

Anonymous said...

Gotta make money.

Churn churn churn

Ps. All the carts in my laundry room are gone. Again.

Anonymous said...

Blackstone Bill Mullrow's boss Governor Cuomo is under federal investigation for suspect donation from Orange County Crystal Run Healthcare. This is bigger then all of the others in the article combined. Blackstone's Bill Mulrow in Albany probably has something to do with how they are getting away with a lot of bad things around here.

https://www.city-journal.org/html/sheldon-silver-and-albany-culture-corruption-15909.html

Anonymous said...

Blackstone is a quasi criminal enterprise.

Anonymous said...

i feel for those of you with these sound and noise problems. They are doing it deliberately - btdt. Class action Law suit. NOW

Anonymous said...

Call 311. NYC has new noise regulations for construction.

Nobody Uses Playground 7 said...

I wonder if this "amenity" will be as well utilized as the eyesore and monstrosity which was Playground 7. NOBODY uses it. What a complete waste of money. Plus it is an aesthetic disaster. Way to go Rick! This absurd waste of money is simply a marketing technique to lure more suckers...er...millenials to pay obscenely high rents. How sad!

Anonymous said...

Blackstone is a quasi criminal enterprise.

That is putting it mildly and there are no overcharges, only fraudulent charges.

Anonymous said...

http://www.tenant.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1698

A familiar story covered by CBS but the difference is that the StuyTown Senator Hoylman referred zero harassment cases to the Manhattan District Attorney, his husband's family is in business with Tishman Speyer, and the StuyTown TA admitterd they are working with Blackstone on the deal and ever since.

CBS 2 Investigates A Manhattan Landlord

Oct 25, 2005 4:28 am

CBS 2 Investigates A Manhattan Landlord
Residents Claim Their Landlord Is Engaging In Illegal Tactics To Get Them Out
Cheryl Fiandaca

(CBS) NEW YORK Tenants say it is all an effort to drive them out and raise the rent to market value. Claiming their landlord is engaging in illegal tactics and is failing to provide them with basic services. Their complaints are so serious; they got the attention of the Manhattan District Attorney's office, which is now investigating the landlord and his companies.

The documents acquired by prosecutors bring heavy criminal charges against a city landlord. CBS-2 viewed exclusive videotape that shows detectives from the Manhattan District Attorney's office taking dozens of boxes of evidence out of the midtown offices of Sky Management, which is one of many real estate companies allegedly controlled and managed by Fred Ohebshalom or members of his family.

Records show, more than ninety buildings in New York City are owned or managed by the family. These three buildings in Manhattan have serious on going problems. With over 100 open HPD violations. Many tenants claim some of the family owned properties are in deplorable condition, and may be dangerous. Rosemaire Vilomar, is one of the worried tenants, "I've been battling cancer since 2001, mold can be a carcinogenic."

Rosemarie Vilomar, has lived in her Bronx apartment for nearly nine years, and has been trying to get the landlord to get rid of the mold on her bathroom ceiling and tiles, instead she says workers just cover it up with paint. Vilomar, along with several other tenants in the same building say the landlord has been harassing them, trying to force them out and has illegally raised their rents. Vilomar says, "we don't get hot water on a daily basis, we have to fight to get heat by calling 311, our elevators are always out of order, every other week, repairs are slow in coming."
And it isn't just getting repairs done that is a problem, Carlos Morales says, "They are constantly saying that you owe something that you don't owe. And they'll take you to court and say it was just a mistake. But here you are wasting a day in court, going through all the aggravation, I think we're getting harassed all the time."

No one from Sky Management or from the Ohebshalom family would talk on camera, but in a statement their attorney said, "Our client disputes the allegations made by a few disgruntled tenants and looks forward to the district attorney's office review of the building records. We are confident that their review will not reveal any notable discrepancies."

State Senator Liz Krueger has been working with the tenant group, and was the one who urged them to contact the district attorney's office with their allegations. Kruger said, "you are talking about hoodlums being sent into buildings to frighten tenants who are making complaints. This cannot be allowed to happen in the City of New York."
Vilomar and her fellow tenants now hope with the district attorney involved something will be done, saying, "I'm fed up with having to live this way."

It is not clear what if any charges will be brought in this case. The Manhattan District Attorney's office would not comment on the execution of the search warrants, or the status of the investigation.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I wonder if this "amenity" will be as well utilized as the eyesore and monstrosity which was Playground 7. NOBODY uses it. What a complete waste of money. Plus it is an aesthetic disaster. Way to go Rick! This absurd waste of money is simply a marketing technique to lure more suckers...er...millenials to pay obscenely high rents. How sad!<<

Is that the outdoor "gym" playground? I was by there today for a look. With the rainy weather, it is closed, as it probably will be for many days as rain is predicted every single day. And we are in May. As expected, it is only used by residents (at most five, and that is generous) when the weather is nice. Otherwise, a real waste of money. I wonder how many of those Management people that took the photo op will be using this outdoor gym?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Seen going to and coming from Associated. I may have lost count, there were that many infractions. Seen 8 dogs with 6 having no official lanyard. One woman, with her two non-lanyard dogs, passed by the Security Office. There was a PS officer standing at the window and looking out. Did he come out and say something? (The rain had stopped, by the way.) No.

Also seen one group with those rolling bags and suitcases. No one stopped them. Also seen another group with rolling bags and suitcases at other side of the Oval. No one stopped them.

Enforcement here is a joke. As I said, if on your bike you will almost run over a PS officer in the Oval, he will say something. Otherwise, it's a free for all. Everybody knows this.

Anonymous said...

Rick is as useless as tits on a boar hog.

Anonymous said...

I have used the fitness playground a number of times, mostly just for core work and stretching (that’s all the playground is useful for), and I’ve never been in there with another person. NEVER!

And I’m using it in the late afternoon/early evening hours, which are times that would be packed at a normal gym. I could easily do without it, but since it’s right there and empty, I figure why not.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I have used the fitness playground a number of times, mostly just for core work and stretching (that’s all the playground is useful for), and I’ve never been in there with another person. NEVER!

And I’m using it in the late afternoon/early evening hours, which are times that would be packed at a normal gym. I could easily do without it, but since it’s right there and empty, I figure why not.<<

If I lived right by it, I suppose I would use it, too, for the purpose you mention. I go to a gym regularly, but it the traditional one. I wonder, though, where are all those Management cheerleaders now? At Dunkin' Donuts?

Anonymous said...

Unbearable????

GET READY!!!

Latest missive from Rick........


Summer at StuyTown

Summers in StuyTown are unlike summer anywhere else. Family fun featuring summer camp and family picnics, entertainment with movies and music on the Oval and live at Five Stuy, as well as frequent fitness opportunities all summer long. Activities and events for the whole family are scheduled between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Visit StuyTown.com/summer for the full summer schedule of music, movies, and summertime magic for all ages.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Madness. Simply madness.

Anonymous said...

Is it a joke? No more peace and tranquility. It is an outdated three ring circus that will have low attendance brainstormed by a bunch of average-minded low level staff.

Anonymous said...

Seen in front of my building at 9 PM NYU gals moving in with their crap blocking the doorway. They move in and out whenever they want.

Anonymous said...

That summer entertainment is crap.

Anonymous said...

Rick, please go back to Boca. That is where you belong. We don't need you here to fuck up what was once a very pleasant place to live.

Anonymous said...

5 peter cooper banging on door to let the student in. She had no keycard again. Why do the kids living here have no keycard Rick?

Anonymous said...

I don’t know how these idiots call this place a peaceful oasis in the city and then in the same breathe send out this email with ridiculous events.

Rick looks like a bigger moron by the day.

Anonymous said...

Any tenant with mold and rust in your bathroom read this and report it especially if you are one of the so called 5000 city funded STUYTOWN NYCHA apartments

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/feds-pressure-de-blasio-big-increase-nycha-funds-article-1.3995972

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Rick, please go back to Boca. That is where you belong. We don't need you here to fuck up what was once a very pleasant place to live.<<

I don't think that Rick is leading the charge. Blackstone is. Rick is just a good soldier, in a civilian way, of course.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Visit StuyTown.com/summer for the full summer schedule of music, movies, and summertime magic for all ages.<<

Remarkably, there will be a day-long Yoga event this Saturday at Stuy Town. Remarkably, because it will feature music and sweets! Now, I've been doing Yoga for years, time-willing, but I do know that music (unless it conducive toward the peaceful environment that Yoga tries to stimulate) and sweets are definitely not part of the "Yoga scene." But, of course, that is not what this day is for. It is for promotion, nothing more.

I will hopefully check to see if I'm right.

Never Renew My TA Memebership Again said...

The noise which will come from the so-called concerts on the Oval are an outrage.
Remember last summer.
This is not summer camp or Club Med.
We do not need "amenities".
A true outrage.
This is a residential community. All people want is to live peacefully and quietly in their own homes.
Fu*k the amenities.
And a royal FU to Rick the Dick, Smilin' Susan Steinberg and the entire corrupt Tenants Association.
It is only a matter of time before we see the TA Board doing the "perp walk" when DA Cyrus Vance and the NY press does their investigation of financial malfeasance and outright thievery. Open the TA books, Susan.
WHAT ARE YOU HIDING?

Anonymous said...

I am so sick of their music. I live in the Oval and you hear it loud and clear especially with the windows open. Their events are hokey crap I can do without. The student without the keycard could have been an extra add-on in the apartment or someone just temporarily staying there. These forms are packed.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Blackstone prides itself on "thinking out of the box," but their actions prove they are thinking (and doing) in the box.

Anonymous said...

I live in the Oval and I always pray for rain on the concert and movie nights. Torrential rain. Hailstones the size of golfballs.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what the TA's response to the noise at playground 1 is?

Anonymous said...

"Blackstone prides itself on "thinking out of the box," but their actions prove they are thinking (and doing) in the box."

When it comes to boxes, Blackstone just can't wait until all of the rent stabilized (real rent stabilized) tenants, who are mostly older people, are in their boxes. They are keeping a Death Watch over the seniors who live here and probably have a mortuary van parked with the engine running outside any building where they know an elderly tenant isn't doing too well. I don't know why the seniors are so fond of Rick. Don't they know he wants them to hurry up and die?

Anonymous said...

The seniors are fond of Hayduk because he responds to their e-mails and kibbutzes with them at the tent. They mistake PR for caring. He is a good PR man. As for the concerts and movies, I too welcome rain. Both are annoying to Oval dwellers and it is unfair that we have to put up with these phony amenities that were never voted on by tenants. I get my entertainment elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

The TA will have been no response to noise at Playground 1. They no longer exist except as an arm of Blackstone.

Anonymous said...

12:05 pm

Agree with you completely!!! I'm in the Oval on low floor and dread the the summer now!

Anonymous said...

12:05 pm

Agree with you completely!!! I'm in the Oval on low floor and dread the the summer now!

Anonymous said...

Do we know if they are testing the ground to make sure its not contaminated? I thought Con Ed stated its safe if its under 3 feet or does anyone know the feet that does not contain chemicals? Was this brought up on the "Community meeting?"

Trigger Warning said...

Susan Steinberg REALLY doesn't want women sunbathing in bikinis out there! Ironic she's leads a group with the acronym TA...

I Have Had It said...

If some other people tormented ILLEGALLY, by the way, by the goddamn f**king noise blasting into their homes during "concerts" will join with me, I will go out with them to the power source of their mega speakers to PULL THE DAMN PLUG OUT!!!

And, please, if there are attorneys reading this, let us know HOW WE CAN HAVE THE RIGHT TO PEACE AND QUIET ENJOYMENT CLAUSE IN OUR LEASES ENFORCED!

Anonymous said...

May 18, 2018 at 9:23 PM DO NOT NOT NOT NOT USE THE SAME LAWYERS AS THE Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants’ Association USES, JACK LESTER AND COLLINS DOBKINS TIM COLLINS. AVOID THEM AT ALL COSTS.

Anonymous said...

"Agree with you completely!!! I'm in the Oval on low floor and dread the the summer now!"

I live on the Oval and I really miss the beautiful sound of the trees rustling in the breeze. Remember all those beautiful trees that used to be in the Oval. As for the people who removed them, I wish them all to be dead and in hell.

Anonymous said...

@9:23 PM: A couple of years ago, I had friends from another country staying with me for several weeks of the summer. They have been coming to stay every two or three years for the past 20 years and alway marveled at how beautiful and bucolic the place was. Last time they were here (2016) when that fucking "music" started up, they started to seriously discuss the possibilities of sneaking around and sabotaging the equipment - or at least pulling the plug. We considered going out onto the Oval with our own karaoke equipment and trying to drown out the shit music, but decided it wasn't worth the trouble that would probably ensue. But, believe me, if we could have figured out a way to stealthily pull the plug on that shit, we would have!

If we had done what we were mulling over doing, it probably would have been one of the very rare times that PS would have got off their asses and apprehended somebody!

I HAVE HAD IT TOO!!!! said...

To 9:23PM
I WILL join you in PULLING THE DAMN PLUG OUT of those horrible "concerts".
We have the RIGHT to peace and quiet.
Let them try to stop us. We'll have some photographers from the NY Post.
Should make quite a story!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I think pulling the plug is against the rules, though it is not stated. I would assume that PS will get involved, somehow. This place is owned by Blackstone and Company. We have no TA. Prices go up all over, the new buildings, too. The politicians can say they are on our side, but not really. Dems the facts. :-(

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Speaking of facts, right now it is raining and lousy weather. Yoga Day canceled?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

During the summer, every weekend should have some event in Stuy Town because New York City (which I am told is the greatest city in the world) is so bereft of events. What to do this week? What do do?

Anonymous said...

The place is owned by Blackstone, Ivanhoe Cambridge and their many, many investors. Let's get the names of all those investors and out them. Don't be surprised to see Tishman Speyer. Even MetLife or their retail arm Brighthouse. Metlife pulled a fast one on tenants here. They still are pulling all sorts of fast ones with the Teacher's union UFT and New York City Teachers.

Anyone who puts their kids in NYC public schools is surrounding their kids with predators and under-reported sexual harassment that the Mayor is now admitting to. A NYC teacher who is a predator that is known for harassing her neighbors lives in our building. She is one of the most dishonest people and the last person you want in a school or your children around. That is the type of people Ivanhoe Cambridge and Blackstone attract and lease to.

Ivanhoe Cambridge is a sham that pulled off the CW Spetka sham with Fortress and Garodnick that Garodnick hid from tenants. Ivanhoe Cambridge Daniel Fournier is just as responsible for the poor quality of life of tenants in StuyTown as Blackstone is. Blackstone is the frontman for Ivanhoe Cambridge money funneling.

A who's who if investors in Ivanhoe Cambridge and Blackstone acquisition will reveal a lot like this was no deal hatched up by the shady TA treasurer in East Hampton cover up the TA is trying to sell. Open the books on the investors and on the TA and let's see how it is the TA worked with Blackstone to make the deal happen.

StuyTown has gone downhill in the past 10 years.

Anonymous said...

The worse attorney general candidate for tenants is by far Letitia James. She conned tenants by pretending to represent them only to bully them into leaving their apartments for the landlord to renovate. The tenants refused to be bullied by Letitia James. James then resigned the case. A year later the tenants won the case without Letitia James when Judge ruled the building is rent stabilized. Letitia James is no public advocate. James deceived her tenant clients. They saw through her.

Tenants to not want Letitia James as a public advocate and certainly not as an attorney general. James is bad for tenants and good for landlords.



Chinatown tenants embroiled in a legal struggle against eviction for more than two years have reason to rejoice. The state sided with the 27 low-income families living here in a ruling that confirms the apartments in question at 83-85 Bowery as rent stabilized buildings.

Residents alleged that landlord Joseph Betesh, of Milestone Equities and Dr. Jay’s fame, has been attempting to evict those in 83-85 Bowery since at least March 2016, arguing that the side-by-side tenements required much-needed structural repairs. Public Advocate Letitia James got involved and reportedly procured a settlement between the parties in May 2016 to temporarily relocate tenants during renovations. This accord was later rebuffed by tenants who feared that their relocation would be permanent.

After the deal fizzled four months later, according to DNAinfo, the judge in the New York State Supreme Court case ruled that tenants could stay in their homes while the Department of Homes and Community Renewal (DHCR) determined whether the apartments are in fact rent-stabilized. It took another year, but the ruling was only recently handed down – both Bowery buildings are officially rent stabilized. (The buildings were constructed before 1974 and contain more than six units, which would usually make them subject to rent-stabilization, according to the Rent Guidelines Board.)

“This is a major development after more than two years of the tenants’ fight to stay in their apartments,” the Bowery Tenants Association noted in a media advisory. “The tenants demand the landlord, Joseph Betesh, repair the buildings and stop harassing the tenants.”

https://www.boweryboogie.com/2017/12/bowery-residents-stave-off-eviction-state-deems-buildings-rent-stabilized/

Atomic Man said...

Also seen one group with those rolling bags and suitcases. No one stopped them. Also seen another group with rolling bags and suitcases at other side of the Oval. No one stopped them.

I don’t believe Security can stop and question people for possesion rolling luggage. No doubt there are illegal airnnb-ers here, but people do have visitors over.

Anonymous said...

Here is the problem with Airbnb in Stuy Town and NYC. The politicians are grandstanding, publicizing themselves with photo ops and headline PR stunts, publishing useless and even falsified reports, to get their name in the press, a little bit of fame, to advance their own careers while achieving no results for constituents and great results for real estate developers and investors in condo hotels like the one that the Stuy Town TA aned Garodnick tried to build here in 2013. This is a big failure of a political stunt by Scott Stringer. He just got caught completely plagiarizing his report and falsifying facts by Airbnb and by those he plagiarized AirDNA. Lazy, incompetent, a plagiarizer and a liar falsifying facts.

Gives pause to wonder what other bad acts he commits...in a likely very long list.


https://www.airbnbcitizen.com/stringer/

Anonymous said...

Open the books and let's see that correlated, awesomely burdensome-costly Bed Bug Airbnb Report that John Marsh and Susan Steinberg created for now disgraced Eric Schnederman's Airbnb subpoena battle in 2013 where now disgraced Eric Schneiderman names "StuyTown tenant" in the Attorney General's subpoena's and case against Airbnb.

StuyTown Tenant is the target of the Attorney General Office because the Stuy Town Tenant Association Board worked closely with Fred Knapp, Bill McClellan and those to whom John Marsh gives gratitude to make the Blackstone deal happen as long as the Tenant Association Board delivers up a rent stabilized tenant who is as Rob Speyer called out in the New York Times "gaming the system".

Let's see it Susan Steinberg and John Marsh. You love to grandstand. You love to get yourself in the press with photos and your name. Go ahead, open the accounting books, publish your Airbnb Bed bug report. Let's see what you, your PR firm Berlin Rosen with Mayor deBlasio, and your law firm lawyer (also BFF with disgraced Eric Schneiderman) concocted to deliver to Blackstone Rob Speyer's rent stabilized tenant who was gaming the system. Let's see those awesomely burdensome bed bug costs, the tenant you and the Brookfield PARTNERSHIP with Mitch Rudin and Dennis Friedrich were targeting and named in the affidavit you provided to the disgraced attorney general Eric Schneiderman. The disgraced attorney general whose opinion of women is so low he slaps, spits, calls them whores, demands they call him master, he calls them his brown slave (allegedly or admittedly but he says it is role play).

Some commentators on this blog have ranted about brothels in Stuy Town Airbnb hotels. To date there are no brothels reported in Stuy Town. Just a commentator calling women whores for the disgraced attorney general's case against the Stuy Town tenant for the Susan Steinberg and John Marsh bed bug Airbnb brothel criminal case. No doubt that commentator shares the same values as disgraced Eric Schneiderman. Women are not whores and there are no brothels in Stuy Town. Just a lot of liars and frauds.

Prove this wrong Steinberg and Sheehy and open the books because it is the law!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Regarding AirBnb, if Blackstone wanted to, they could stop this practice here. Yeah, they would probably need to hire a few more people, but it could be stopped. Just have all outsiders register themselves at the Management Office or the PS office.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Regarding the opening of the TA books, it will happen. If it takes months, even a year, it will happen.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I don’t believe Security can stop and question people for possesion rolling luggage. No doubt there are illegal airnnb-ers here, but people do have visitors over.<<

Registration would stop that, with help from those cameras that are so valued.

Anonymous said...

Letitia James should go away somewhere and hide her face in shame. She is already taking orders from the thug in Albany by not running on the Working Families Party ticket. The thug in Albany didn't want her to run on the same ticket as his rival and Lettuce Prey obeyed immediately.

I hope Zephyr Teachout runs for AG. I would vote for her in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

STR, I agree that the Airbnb can be stopped or at least alleviated. All visitors staying overnight could be registered. Those with the rolling suitcases should be stopped by PS and told to register. Management will not do this because it fills apartments. Many short term hotel rentals here. I would not mind if I had to register an overnight visitor.

Anonymous said...

Are people serious about registering overnight visitors? This is a community of 30,000 people, and you probably have overnight visitors numbering in the thousands every night.

You think the college kids (and plenty of adult tenants) are going to register their booty calls and one-night stands? Or every time a kid has a sleep over party, register those kids?

Give me a break, it’s impossible. Let’s fight AirBnB and not get carried away with registering every guest, which is exactly where this conversation is going.

Anonymous said...

Disgusting uncovered mattress and couch out on the sidewalk all afternoon on the loop. This place is like a slum.

Atomic Man said...

If the city council passes the bill that’s currently being floated, requiring Airbnb to report the names and addresses of their hosts as well as all the details of their rentals, it would cripple them. A similar law passed in San Francisco saw Airbnb listings drop by over 50%.

Anonymous said...

"I would not mind if I had to register an overnight visitor."

I would! That's going a bit too far! And who do you think would comply with such a draconian rule? Do you seriously think that Management would enforce such a rule, even if they put it in place? They are too lazy and uncaring to enforce ANY of the rules which is why we have Airbnb, bedbugs, noisy neighbors without carpets and dog shit smeared all over the place. We DO NOT have a a management that cares about qualify of life. We have bloodsucking parasites running the joint. Look at those fucking "concerts" and movie nights on the Oval. They please the few at the expense of the many because it might, just might, bring them in a few more shekels.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

The other thing is to have actual doormen. Not "virtual" doormen.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Too bad. Registering. Do it, and you get rid of, or lower the success rate, of AirBnb. If you need more people to do the work, hire them. Don't be cheap!

Anonymous said...

It will be especially hard to get rid of the Airbnb and hotels here because it is promoted by Blackstone.

Anonymous said...

Latest thing is the slobs on my floor leaving their wet umbrellas outside their doors.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Of course, we see several seemingly intentional lapses by Management and PS that will be solved by...a rent increase (MCI). Doormen is one of them. No doubt, we will get this rent increase IF the problems persist or increase. Management and PS will say that this solution is to our benefit but it costs money. And guess who pays?

Anonymous said...

At least doormen would be a valuable amenity. Doubt that we will ever get them

Anonymous said...

"Disgusting uncovered mattress and couch out on the sidewalk all afternoon on the loop. This place is like a slum."

Correction: This place IS a slum. For whatever reason, it suits Blackstone's business plan to let it deteriorate into a slum. The reason? Who knows. But they are clearly and obviously allowing (no, encouraging) filth tenants to turn it into a slum. There has to be a money-incentivized reason for this because Blackstone only cares about money and absolutely nothing else. Time will tell why they are deliberately turning it into a slum. They don't do anything that isn't calculated on dollars. Rick knows why, and he knows why Security has been cut to the point of window dressing.

Anonymous said...

"Latest thing is the slobs on my floor leaving their wet umbrellas outside their doors."

Puhleeeze! If that's the worse thing you have to deal with! I have dog shit all over my hall carpet. Give me a wet umbrella any day!

Anonymous said...

Not sure if Blackstone is intentionally turning the property into a slum. It is a consequence of renting to students and transients. Blackstone has to rent these overpriced apartments and is renting to a lowlife demo. I really think they don’t care as long as they rake in the money. Natural consequence and apathy by management.

Bucket Brigade said...

Public Safety should also stop all the young men walking around with suspicious buckets of sulphuric acid.

Anonymous said...

I used to live in ST, a long time ago. Stumbled across this blog recently. Holy crap, am I glad I don't live there anymore. I thought it was bad when the biggest problem was crabby old ladies objecting to you reading the paper while sitting on "their" bench. Good luck to you all.

Anonymous said...

Don't be fooled by property services. They are all the same and in StuyTown employ all the same people even though they change their name. The worse offender is Rose Associates brought in by MetLife and kept on by Rob Speyer Tishman Speyer. Adam Rose is a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY) that Rob Speyer chaired.

"Mr. Adam R. Rose serves Vice Chairman at Rose Associates, Inc. Mr. Rose serves as a member of the Board of Governors of the Real Estate Board of New York, a trustee of the New York Botanical Garden, and a Trustee of the Citizens Budget Commission."

https://www.bloomberg.com/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=102378640&privcapId=22882098

Anonymous said...

Unwrapped mattresses all over this place today! I’ve seen 6 already.

Anonymous said...

"I used to live in ST, a long time ago. Stumbled across this blog recently. Holy crap, am I glad I don't live there anymore. I thought it was bad when the biggest problem was crabby old ladies objecting to you reading the paper while sitting on "their" bench. Good luck to you all."

LOL! Those were the days!

Anonymous said...

Blackstone is indeed ruining life, all forms of life (trees, grass, squirrels, humans, probably worms and insects) by design. Knowingly. Deliberately. With malice aforethought. Definitively. PLANNED.

It is more than likely that some of the employees, including subcontractors, buy into their lying group-think disingenuous garbage ("good neighbors," "today is better than yesterday," and bullshit about helping people.

Blackstone's mission is to DESTROY Peter Cooper Village and Stuyvesant Town. Run it into the ground, stress and literally hammer away at the infrastructure (walls, floors, plumbing, windows, etc.) so that floods occur regularly (raise your hand, class, if you've ever had a wet all condition in your home since these psychopaths bought Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village). Blackstone has DELIBERATELY CREATED DOZENS OF DANGEROUS SITUATIONS - overcrowding, students, transients, hotels, firing Security, installing compliant innocent kids in their place, ORDERING Security to IGNORE safety and security with some idiotic, double-speak commands and memos and lectures and meetings.

The list goes on.

I, personally, have been half convinced since they took over that they intended to destroy the buildings and grounds and create such unsafe conditions (over a period of time which they would decide was optimum) that they could handily bribe our stalwart politicians into allowing them to have it CONDEMNED AND RAZED TO THE GROUND. Boom! Demolition of rotting, unsafe fire traps.

Then, up we go with obscene shops, entertainment, hotel/s, city apartments for the bastards whom we are allowing to hurt all of us and literally kill some of us (heart attacks, cancer, diabetes and the like brought on and/or aggravated by unending escalating stress.

It has been written here, more than once, that the predators are looking to take over: The East River, The Hudson River and all of the land between these rivers which is on 14th Street and surrounding neighborhoods.

The avaricious pieces of garbage are building a marina at 20th Street, right here.

What the hell do you truly believe is happening here?

And, as I keep asking: WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SAY "NO!" AND THEN ACT ON IT???

Anonymous said...

Be careful if you take the landlord to court on the noise and debris from the construction.

Do your homework first. Go to e-courts and get the truth about the last time a tenant took the landlord to court over construction noise and debris. Go to E-courts and get the real truth about that court case.

Anonymous said...

The greedy politicians are destroying this community. Schneiderman is out. DiNapoli next? Yes please and take the Tenant Association with you and their lawyer too.

Cozy little fundraiser diNapoli and Schneiderman at Schneiderman's best friend's house in 2009 a year before Garodnick.







Schneiderman Raises, With DiNapoli
By Jimmy Vielkind • 12/29/09 4:54pm

http://observer.com/2009/12/schneiderman-raises-with-dinapoli/

ALBANY—State Senator Eric Schneiderman will kick off the start of the legislative session with a fund-raiser at the house of Meredith Kane, his law school classmate.

The event will take place on January 7, the day after David Paterson delivers his State of the State address. Democratic Senate Leader John Sampson is also launching a fund-raising blitz in January, but is asking far more–$5,000 a head at his Manhattan event–than Schneiderman’s $250.

Featured as a “special guest” at the event is Comptroller Tom DiNapoli. In the past, Richard Ravitch has appeared at a Schneiderman fund-raiser as he lays the groundwork for a possible run for attorney general.

Schneiderman / DiNapoli

Anonymous said...

Violent crimes against women is up in StuyTown ever since Blackstone took over and all under Commissioner Oneill who just got an award from Bill Rudin.

Anonymous said...

May 17, 2018 at 12:19 AM
"Blackstone is a quasi criminal enterprise"

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Calling international criminal Blackstone a "quasi-legal" enterprise is a far more accurate description.

Dog Sh*t and Urine in the Elevator said...

Dog sh*t in the stairwell and urine in the elevator. A REGULAR OCCURANCE.
Just another day in paradise.
Hey, Rick, is this another "amenity"?
Susan Steinberg, when I contacted the TA, they said, "just call Rick".
Gee, thanks!
Hahahahahaha!

Anonymous said...

Observed a few Blackstone work crews furiously spiffing up northwestern PCV grounds in preparation for a staged film operation this morning.

Anonymous said...

"And, as I keep asking: WHEN ARE WE GOING TO SAY "NO!" AND THEN ACT ON IT???"

HOW do we say NO and how do we act on it? I wish I knew how! It's not like we have a tenants association to assist us.

Anonymous said...

The noise this morning was absolutely unbearable. My apartment shook. A class action suit is clearly warranted here. Imagine if there was a tenants association that's not on the take here in PCVST. I am speaking with a law firm about that possibility later this week. I will set up a go fund me page to pay the attorneys if necessary.

Anonymous said...

"At least doormen would be a valuable amenity. Doubt that we will ever get them"

If you do get them you will also get at least a $500 rent increase per month and that's if the doorman is only at one door (Main or Terrace). That calculation only includes 3 doormen (you'll need 4) salary and benefits (using 32BJ new contract).

Anonymous said...

"Observed a few Blackstone work crews furiously spiffing up northwestern PCV grounds in preparation for a staged film operation this morning."

Someone should go dump a filthy, unwrapped mattress there just as they start filming! That would probably be the fastest they've ever removed a mattress!

Mattresses on outdoor property = SLUM. That is an accepted given in every strata of society.

Anonymous said...

I hate this place!

Anonymous said...

12:50 PM, is the noise coming from the construction on that fucking playground they are going to call an "amenity" and which nobody will use?

Anonymous said...

That's exactly management's aim.

Anonymous said...

What can we do? How do we say NO?

Protests, strikes (sit-down strikes), pickets; withholding of rent for cause; accosting rolling-suitcase-folks; accosting people with dogs who are misbehaving; gathering in large numbers (see protests, strikes) and using the old-fashioned civil disobedience to enforce our rights to peace and quiet (e.g., when there are "concerts" and other disruptive and unhealthful, injurious "events); dealing forcefully with neighbors and others who cause destructive conditions of all kinds.

Making sure media is bombarded with invitations and notifications of our actions. Saturating media, Internet media, etc. with stories, photos, statistics, anecdotes, etc. about this horror show.

Making sure the 13th Precinct is similarly inundated with complaints - EVERY DAY OF THE YEAR.

The list goes on.

Once upon a time, in this country, people STOOD UP TOGETHER.

Anonymous said...

I know we're not metered here, but I wonder if Management has any way of knowing how much electric, gas and water is used by any individual apartment. I wonder if that is a way they monitor the (elderly) rent stabilized tenants so they can accuse them of not living in their apartments. I would put nothing past this (or any) predator landlord.

Anonymous said...

Students are flooding this place. The number is increasing daily. Every time I enter my building I see new ones. It is a dorm. My building must be 65 percent students. This is despicable when you have to make apartments dorms in order to
rent them.

Anonymous said...

"Once upon a time, in this country, people STOOD UP TOGETHER."

It was much easier (though never easy) to stand together before we became a fascist kleptocracy and oligarchy. The current "President" was put in place by the fascist oligarchy purely for the purpose of furthering fascism and oligarchy. He certainly was not elected (wasn't elected at all by the Popular Vote) because of his intelligence and decency and knowledge of the Constitution. To him the Constitution is toilet paper. I weep when I think of what we have become as a nation and what an embarrassment of a "President" we are stuck with. We are now on par with any or every banana republic third world shithole that lives under a tyrant.

God Help America.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>We are now on par with any or every banana republic third world shithole that lives under a tyrant.<<

I disagree. Though that is your view, my reality is that nowadays, whoever is in "power," determines what we see. Look about. It is, or so we are told, a solid Democratic and progressive city with one of the most liberal mayors of this country. And yet....?

Anonymous said...

STR, better be careful letting through posts like 11:32. We get enough political hate from the left everywhere else in the media, we don’t need it here, where things should be focused on Stuy Town.

Anonymous said...

managmenet will post the "danger" of taking management to court.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>STR, better be careful letting through posts like 11:32. We get enough political hate from the left everywhere else in the media, we don’t need it here, where things should be focused on Stuy Town.<<

I was in a good mood, and it was late at night. But, yes, this blog is not to voice any kind of national and political agenda. There are many other places for that. I'm far more focused here on what is happening here.

Anonymous said...

The TA has been so silent. What is going on here? They give up too?

Anonymous said...

STR, it is very hard not to bring politics into the discussion because our lives are being destroyed by the evils on both sides of the proverbial aisle. We have a fascist prez and a corrupt and dirty "progressive" mayor and city council, as well as a corrupt thug in Albany. If it wasn't for all the corrupt politicians and the oligarchs they sell themselves to, we would be a lot better off. But we have to try to ignore the proverbial elephant in the room.

We are not living in what used to be considered "normal" times.

Anonymous said...

"It is, or so we are told, a solid Democratic and progressive city with one of the most liberal mayors of this country. And yet....?"

Black$tone!

Anonymous said...

DeBlasio like Silver sold his office and sold out New York City

Anonymous said...

12:50 PM, is the noise coming from the construction on that fucking playground they are going to call an "amenity" and which nobody will use?

Anonymous said...

"12:50 PM, is the noise coming from the construction on that fucking playground they are going to call an "amenity" and which nobody will use?"

It will be used, but not by tenants and their guests. It will be used by pay-for-play entities and tenants and guests will not be allowed to participate unless they pay. The pay-for-play users will use it constantly as Blackstone wants to profit as much as possible from it. The noise will be endless and the further diminishment of the quality of life here is inevitable.

The people running this place would rent out their spouses and kids for dollars if they could get away with it because money money money is the ONLY thing they care about.

Anonymous said...

Whoopeeeee!!!

Starting May 30th. Every Wednesday double feature MOVIE NITE on the Oval.

Bye bye Oasis.


Screw you Management.

Anonymous said...

Not looking forward to those noisy, irritating concerts and movies which disturb the peace in the Oval. I hate them. They are nuisances, not amenities.

Anonymous said...

Now they’ve added Tuesday Fun Nights to the schedule! I pray for the people who live in the oval. I think this summer is finally the time that puts people over the edge and lawsuits will start being filed, leading to Ricks eventual firing.

I truly believe Blackstone is giving Rick leeway to do what needs to be done to get this place rented and making money. Once his ideas turn into lawsuits (and loss of money for Blackstone), he will be fired in a heartbeat.

Anonymous said...

Rick does what Blackstone wants. They tell him what crap amenities to feature. Believe me, he is not running the show here.

Anonymous said...

Rick should grow a pair and stop doing everything his masters tell him to do. I have no respect for him whatsoever.