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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:



Thursday, July 26, 2018

A New Tenants Organization

https://stuytowntenantsadvocacy.blogspot.com/

A "David" at this point. But it will get bigger. No dues. And, for now, no comments there, please. Some of us wish to remain anonymous.

I am doing its blog chores, but my personal page and the comments and photos will stand and continue. But this "David" is there, too. Just bookmark it.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yay! We need a new TA and I would happily pay dues. The existing one is no longer viable as a TA.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

There could be mistakes. It is brand new, so....

Anonymous said...

STR:
Is this your vehicle project or someone else anonymous?
Just asking.
Either way - Good Luck

Anonymous said...

Some real funky happenings going on at the accounting office. Will post more later - see imy review Yelp. Beware!!!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Is this your vehicle project or someone else anonymous?<<

Let's say there has been talk and now there is action. I can't give away more at this point.

Anonymous said...

Came home at the tail end of that concert. It was deafening. When I got home it was deafening in the apartment. There couldn’t have been more than 30 or 40 there.

Anonymous said...

>>Is this your vehicle project or someone else anonymous?<<

Let's say there has been talk and now there is action. I can't give away more at this point.

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The concept of an embryonic online advocacy vehicle potentially developing into a full fledged, transparent, legitimate TA organization supported by actual dues paying members is brilliant.

Anticipate anonymous support and harsh troll attacks.

Anonymous said...

YES!

Anonymous said...

well, I am cautiously optimistic....
as others have said, keith powers is useless--his staff is entirely "interns," students, with no experience in accomplishing anything and lacking even a professional phone demeanor. They say they'll talk to management, that say they'll do a lot of things, they talk a big game, they accomplish a big fat zero, and keith powers never even gets involved--the interns man the phones while he does nothing.
Useless piece of sh!t.

Anonymous said...

I've said before I don't find the movies to be very loud. and the concerts are annoying but tolerable, because they're limited in scope.
But I'm still sympathetic to fellow tenants who object to them--and I find these comments on the TA page baffling.
Let's be totally clear here--nowhere in new York will you find anything like this going on so close to peoples' residences. no one would put up with this shit. the cheerleaders on the TA page are lapping up the shit they get fed by management like its their job.
I was sitting in prospect park where there was a movie being shown this week--it was around the same volume as the stytown movies. in the middle of the park, obviously, far from peoples' windows. who the hell would ever accept having a movie playing RIGHT OUTSIDE THEIR WINDOW? As I've said, I don't even think the movies/concerts are the worst thing about this place--but no sane tenant would ever accept this crap from their landlord without a fight.

bottom line, this management company is getting away with murder. and its not clear to me why that is--why are all these tenants willing to roll over and take it?
If anyone is going to the media/newspapers about this, please post it here--I am willing to be quoted as well.
I am sick of this crap. we need to fight back.

Anonymous said...

I agree that occasionally the sound level of the movies and concerts are “tolerable” but the one last night was not. It was deafening and really bad.

Anonymous said...

At worst, this will light a fire under the current TA and get them to actually represent tenants once again (and maybe open their books!). At best, it will take offend finally render our current corrupt TA as obsolete. Tenants will finally have a voice, which we’ve been lacking for a long long time.

Anonymous said...

"Anticipate anonymous support and harsh troll attacks."

Should have mentioned STR has been enjoying anonymous support and enduring harsh troll attacks for quite a while.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yup.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Yesterday, I spoke to the horse's mouth, so to speak, and though at first he was not blunt, in a moment he was. Yes, Blackstone knows about the infractions, but so what? What are you going to do about it?

The message was that clear and those words were not used, but that is the impression I received. So, yeah, Blackstone could be breaking some laws or not caring if they are obeyed, but so what?

Remember that a fine here or there is not going to break Blackstone's bank.

That is what we are dealing with.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

As for our TA, they are indeed useless. The fight against these infractions should be front and center and not occasional photo ops with local politicians. Yes, some members post the truth on the TA Facebook (and thank you for doing that), but the TA's fall from grace is one of the big stories here.

Anonymous said...

Rick schmoozing at that stupid tent yesterday wearing SNEAKERS. Once the music started yesterday, he dissappeared. Typical phony. Must have been no more than 40 people there.
Joke! NOT WORKING RICK! NOBODY CARES ABOUT YOUR PUBLIC PR STUNTS. AIN'T WORKING!

Anonymous said...

Yes it was a very sparse crowd. I think as the summer progresses and it becomes more hot and humid, less and less will attend. Even the troll cheerleaders would rarher be in the AC.

Anonymous said...

STR, you'd better lawyer-up (at a minimum). Blackstone and their political 'friends' (in both major parties) are capable of anything. Even assassination, which they will make to look like a "traffic accident." As Vladimir Putin would say, a "wet operation." They'd bring in the necessary 'specialists' from "outside"....

Anonymous said...

Rick is a totally ineffectual manager. Nothing but signs which state rules that are never enforced and stupid, crappy "entertainment" that only a handful of losers enjoy while thousands suffer from invasive noise from it. He really is more a cruise director than a property manager.

Anonymous said...

Anybody who states the truth on the TA is immediately assaulted by the Cheerleaders. They don't want to hear anything that is "negative" no matter how true.

Anonymous said...

Saw two nice young women walking around the property today. Turns out they were prospective tenants doing some in-person scouting of the property.

I told them it to come anywhere near this place. I spent 15+ minutes with them. I feel so good knowing that I saved these two women the torture they would surely face living here. Rick, do I get a referral fee???

Anonymous said...

He follows his orders. The bosses tell him how to manage.

Anonymous said...

That is why I left the group. They are nasty and not too bright. They also like to gang upas a group. Losers

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Just saw three bicycles casually riding around the Oval. AND, a sofa and uncovered mattresses on the loop near 14th Street. How nice. Don't forget Management's attitude on this.

Anonymous said...

The garbage and uncovered mattress are in the loop in front of my building. Been there at least two hours, probably more. Always filth at that spot.

Anonymous said...

Good work.

Anonymous said...

They really need to do something about this garbage dumping in the loops . Piles of it sit out there all day long . Along with the events, this should be a major priority. I have never seen garbage dumped randomly like that at any time in the past. This management is filthy.

Anonymous said...

STR, I don't think we actually have any Management at this point. The property is so scruffy and unsanitary, there couldn't possibly be anyone managing it.

Anonymous said...

STR, you'd better lawyer-up (at a minimum). Blackstone and their political 'friends' (in both major parties) are capable of anything. Even assassination, which they will make to look like a "traffic accident." As Vladimir Putin would say, a "wet operation." They'd bring in the necessary 'specialists' from "outside"....

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Not clear how STR retaining a lawyer will prevent assassination.

This ain't Russia, but we have to wonder how many billionaire Russian oligarchs laundered their criminal ill-gotten Billion$ into USA via Black$tone's $2.7 Billion purchase acquisition funding (50%). It would not be shocking to learn Putin owns a huge chunk of PCVST, including our homes.

The remaining 50% PCVST acquisition cost - $2.7 Billion Fannie Mae purchase funding plus at least $150 Million more Black$tone subsequently sucked out of Fannie Mae - is Lying Conniving Dan Grodnick's infamous "Tenant Led Purchase." Smiling Dishonest Dan hijacked our disgraced PCVST TA Board converted into the necessary shell vehicle required to divert Fannie/Freddy Mae purchase funding BILLION$ away from PCVST residents into the "deep pockets" of our incredibly conflicted TA Board's unnecessary business partner, major REBNY predator/$25 Million Speyer investor/cheerleader Brookfield. We only recently found out via Sheehy that Brookfield's deep pockets were apparently empty, only available for GArodnick/TA Board to stuff BillionS into.

Five years later, Even More Corrupt NYC Mayor de Blasio bitch slapped Garodnick/TA Board into diverting PCVST residents' exclusive access to $2.7 Billion Fannie Mae purchase funding to a different predator bankrolling him - the world's most notorious Wall Street predator Blackstone on a rampage devouring hundreds of thousands of at-risk middle class homes on a global basis.

2009-2015 PCVST RESIDENTS DID NOT NEED A PHONY PARTNER TO OWN THE ENTIRE PCVST COMPLEX AND AFFORDABLY OWN THEIR INDIVIDUAL HOMES (IF THEY CHOSE TO). Before Speyer walked away, Schumer pledged Fannie/Freddy Mae purchase funding Billions would be dedicated for the exclusive use of PCVST residents.

Conspiring together on behalf of REBNY/Wall Street predators bankrolling them, De Blasio/Garodnick/TA Board (TA Board indirectly via Garodnick pouring $$$$$ into a TA Board nonprofit political slush fund formed by TA Boardmember Sheehy) disenfranchised PCVST residents by stripping away their exclusive access to $2.7 Billion Fannie Mae purchase funding. Lacking honest representation, PCVST residents lost EVERYTHING. For the rest of their despicable lives Garodnick, TA Board and de Blasio will falsely claim Black$tone successfully executing Speyer's horrific, failed business plan to rake in multiple billion dollar windfalls pushing the historic PCVST middle class community out of their homes is somehow a historic middle class victory.

Black$tone's plan is Speyer's Plan. It's the same plan. Speyer's plan never changed.

Speyer won.

How did it happen? "Honest Services Fraud"

Ask Lying Conniving Dan Garodnick, Incredibly Conflicted TA Board Treasurer Sheehy and Even More Corrupt Mayor de Blasio about it. How it's done. They know. They are the experts.

Anonymous said...

Air bnb abounds here. Today I saw three of the dirtiest suitcase rollers I have ever seen entering a building. Don’t like to judge people on their appearances but they really looked like they needed a good bath and hair wash. Disgusting what is going on here as Blackstone turns a blind eye.

Anonymous said...

To:

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1. Who is this who wrote these five (5) sentences?

2. For what purpose was this written? Is this someone with the STR's best interests at heart, someone who is concerned for his safety, life and wellbeing?

3. Why does STR need a lawyer? What laws has he broken?

4. What is your basis for stating that Blackstone might kill someone?

The message was bizarre. What is its import? Whence came all of the details?

Anonymous said...

Blackstone & Friends WILL harass, attempt to evict, or do worse to anybody who crosses them. Anyone who thinks otherwise is naive. And Blackstone, not STR, are the ones breaking laws. But there's very little enforcement of ANY laws in this whole City at present. Anything goes.

Anonymous said...

I think the conspiracy theory and assertion that Blackstone will assasinate anyone is a bit of a stretch, to say the least!

Anonymous said...

Some posters diminish the credibility of this blog and that is a shame.

Anonymous said...

T&V hardly ever writes anything about the property. It's all non sequitur drivel.

Anonymous said...

And Blackstone, not STR, are the ones breaking laws

True. They are breaking the laws. Manhattan DA Cy Vance and his father are both long time Simpson Thacher aka Blackstone long time law firm. Manhattan DA Cy Vance will do anything Blackstone wants and he will never hold Blackstone accountable for breaking any laws. Do not vote for Cy Vance!

Anonymous said...

Conspiring together on behalf of REBNY/Wall Street predators bankrolling them, De Blasio/Garodnick/TA Board (TA Board indirectly via Garodnick pouring $$$$$ into a TA Board nonprofit political slush fund formed by TA Boardmember Sheehy


This is true. Does anyone know how much money they funneled into the Sheehy schemes?

Anonymous said...

Garodnick wrote an Op Ed about how great the Blackstone deal is in Gotham Gazette years ago..

Anonymous said...

I beg to differ, at least a little, with 5:01. "Assassination," "traffic accident" and "wet work" are actionable words, constituting at the least harassment, and possibly a death threat.

New York City Police most definitely will take action upon presentation to them of a death threat received by a citizen.

That Blackstone, various politicians, possibly real estate thugs (pardon me, I meant "businessmen"), some other "business" types, and other severely emotionally ill and morally bankrupt humans would commit violence if they believed their "wealth" or prestige or power over others was being challenged is a matter for debate . . . perhaps. Perhaps not.

Anonymous said...


"fedora-fitted felon" nasty man deserves the 12 year sentence but at least he got 7 years. he and his filth deserve to rot in prison for what they did to the people in Stuyvesant Town Peter Cooper Village, East Village, Lower East Side. Silver is garbage.

https://nypost.com/2018/07/28/sheldon-silver-spends-last-moments-of-freedom-at-synagogue/

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I think the conspiracy theory and assertion that Blackstone will assasinate anyone is a bit of a stretch, to say the least!<<

I don't take these statements seriously.

Anonymous said...

Two thumbs up! I'm in!

Anonymous said...

Would certainly welcome a new TA

Anonymous said...

"I think the conspiracy theory and assertion that Blackstone will assasinate anyone is a bit of a stretch, to say the least!"

"Some posters diminish the credibility of this blog and that is a shame."

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De Blasio, Garodnick and TA Board publicly congratulate themselves proclaiming Blackstone owning PCVST successfully executing Speyer's failed business plan raking in multiple billion dollar windfalls pushing the historic PCVST middle class community out of their PCVST homes is somehow a historic middle class victory. They engineered the deal. They literally guaranteed Blackstone success in writing.

That is the real shame, but then corrupt elected officials betraying their constituents don't feel shame.

No poster on this blog has less credibility than that corrupt, dishonest triumvirate.

That said, linking de Blasio, Garodnick and TA Board with a Blackstone conspiracy to assassinate STR has no credibility.

Anonymous said...

When will the new "TA" be up and running and accessible?

Anonymous said...

I hope the new Tenants Advocacy Organization gets off the ground and has some savvy members who know how to get things done. I will gladly pay any membership dues if that happens. Wouldn't mind paying a few hundred dollars a year if it was an organization nth at really get the illegal activities of management dealt with. It will be a tough battle because the corrupt TA is owned by Management as are our corrupt and vile politicians. DeBlasio, Powers, Epstein, et al are as corrupt as the day is long and will never do anything but more damage. They are ALL as corrupt as Sheldon Silver - maybe even more so.

Anonymous said...

De Blasio’s part in the deal included a certain number of city subsidized apartments. As much as they say that they don’t exist, I am quite sure they do, one right next door to me.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>When will the new "TA" be up and running and accessible?<<

It should be accessible right now as "read only." Let me know if it isn't.