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AN OFFER: PAY ME ONE DOLLAR FOR EVERY INFRACTION THAT I SEE--A UNCOVERED MATTRESS ON THE LOOP, DOG DO-DO NOT PICKED UP, OUTSIDE DOGS BEING WALKED INTO ST OR PCV. ONE DOLLAR FOR ONE PHOTO. I KNOW MANAGEMENT READS THIS BLOG, SO ACCEPT MY OFFER. BLACKSTONE WILL BE SO MUCH BETTER.

As we see, nothing much is being done about the many complaints residents have: the discarded furniture on the loops, including the illegal discarding of uncovered mattress; the outside dogs that are infrequently checked for that blue ST lanyard, and their owners escorted out if they don't have one; the lack of R7-2 clarity from our local politicians who seem to be delaying and delaying; the club cars that go this way and that, and many times against regular traffic rules; the failure of our TA to even address those issues, etc. On top of that, residents near the building of the subway extension on 14 Street have had to endure noise and health issues at all hours of the day and night. This is not the way to live. Because of these facts, and a few more, a new representation has to happen. This is where Stuyvesant Town Tenants Advocacy comes in. There are no dues, and plans are underway to get the group doing something proactive about our complaints. The time for submitting our complaints to Management, Public Safety and Blackstone is over.

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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, July 25, 2018

Unbelievable!

It was drizzling. Weather bad. Yet the films continued.

You know, I will not be surprised any more. There is laughter, a shaking of the head, for sure. After the shark was jumped already, what more is there?

Photos of the second film showing:




43 comments:

Anonymous said...

Unbelievable.

What were they showing, Waterworld? Singin' In the Rain.


This place is managed by imbeciles.

Anonymous said...

The abuse of the Oval Tree Park is a disgrace. This whole place is a sham. Oval Concierge is doing some shady things but then so is property services. The only thing not shady is the Oval Tree-less Park.

Anonymous said...

It looks like people are sitting with umbrellas watching a movie during rainfall.

Are they being paid to do that?

Anonymous said...

"Photos of the second film showing:"

The so called “adult” demo targeted film. Yet they sit in the rain. Oh the irony.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>What were they showing, Waterworld? Singin' In the Rain.<<

Thanks. A good laugh. Yeah, that would at least be appropriate.

Anonymous said...

Once we stop laughing, we stop living.

Keep up the good work STR.

Anonymous said...

And to top it all, the first movie was super loud, came right through my Oval window. Morons sitting there in the rain.

Anonymous said...

Morons sitting in the rain. And boy was it loud tonight, especially the first flick. Came through my Oval window.

Anonymous said...

morons running a sanctuary for morons. Kinda sad. Especially annoying that the normal folk (in the majority) have to suffer the affects of catering to such losers. The Oval has been destroyed for the sake of catering to imbecilic morons.

Anonymous said...

Trees are a great noise barrier and air cleanser, but the blood-sucking morons who run the property don't care about that. The quality of life is being destroyed on an ongoing basis. It's very sad.

I don't think we can blame the students for the movies and concerts because most (if not all) of that demo wouldn't be caught dead at such cheesy, third rate events! They donn come to New York City to bother with shit like that!!!

Anonymous said...

Again, I’m willing to bet that a lot of those people out there in the rain were not tenants. But hey, we will never know since Rick doesn’t have PS check people as they come in.

Soothsayer said...

I went down towards the end of the film and there was ONE, I repeat, ONE fool sitting with an umbrella watching. That's all!
Is this some sort of joke? Mark my words this is just the beginning of the destruction of the Oval.
First, the Love Boat deck chairs.
Soon you will see other "amenities' like swings, kiddie stuff, concession booths, etc., ON the Oval.
Eventually we will be blessed
with The Oval Pool.
Finally, the ultimate "amenity".
60-story Oval High Rise.
Laugh people.
But you heard it here first.
Owners and Management are vile scum second only to the TA who are in bed with them.
Rick Hydick, Susan Steinberg, have you no shame?

Anonymous said...

...one way to avoid the oval movie!

http://evgrieve.com/2018/07/noted_25.html

Anonymous said...

My Porter told me he just doesn't care anymore. That sums it up.

Anonymous said...

I continue to say it, but Steinberg is worse than Hayduk. Hayduk is paid handsomely to run this place into the ground, and somehow sleeps at night knowing he is doing this.

Steinberg is supposed to be helping us, the tenants. She is so damn silent, it’s deafening. Unless it’s a photo op, don’t expect to see her! How she shows her face on this property is beyond me. Same thing with Powers.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Steinberg is worse than Hayduk. Hayduk dutifully supports his evil bosses and does a fine job of it. The TA has gone over to management and has left us essentially without one.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

A blast from the past, posted by me on August 18, 2008:

>>Stuy Town in better days. A security booth to the right of the fountain, typically manned 24 hours a day, is now gone, leaving the security presence in that area at an all time low. The Oval lawn was well maintained, but now is filled with pockmarks, exposed dirt, puddles and mud. Dogs, previously forbidden in Stuy Town, are now investigating and relieving themselves on the Oval lawn where lie itchy sunbathers, though dog walking on the lawn is against ST regulations. Aggressive noise from the continual construction work being done throughout Stuy Town and around the formally tranquil Oval intrudes from 7AM on.<<

And in that year, 2008, there was this:

>>12/9: Mass Rally to Repeal Vacancy Decontrol<<

Anonymous said...

STAND UP AND FIGHT

Powers' office told me yesterday they will do NOTHING to stop the assault on the Oval (they used the word "can"t as in "can't do anything") this summer.

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful elected representative. Hey Powers....FIGHT FOR YOUR CONSTITUENTS!!

BIGMO said...

I'm amazed that some people think the local pols will help regarding issues such as the Oval concerts/movies. Pols are 'owned' by big business. They represent the interests of those businesses. They DO NOT represent YOU (the tenant).

Why do you even waste your time contacting them? They might talk a good game with you but it's only appeasement.

The only way to effect change is through lawsuits providing a law or laws are being violated. Public shaming is another option providing enough people are 'on board' and you spread the word through as many media outlets as possible for as long as possible.

Anonymous said...

Don’t hold your breath for next year.

Fed Up said...

Powers is Garodnick light.
Only taller.
They are both cut from the same cloth...to use a Yiddish expression...a "schmateh"...lol
For those who don't know a "schmateh" is a rag.

STAND UP AND FIGHT said...

I don't disagree with the assessment of who and what the politicians are; neither do I disagree about methods to right things here. I would add, as I've been advocating for some time: civil disobedience.

I'd like to add that, for the most part, my sympathy for wage slaves who knowingly hurt others, and lie to them, is disappearing. People have been "just doing their jobs" for hundreds, probably many thousands of years . . . and hurting other people and life forms because they'd lose their jobs if they refused to hurt others in order to survive.

"Just following orders" says the military. "Nothing personal, only business," says any person who is an employee.

I'm not buying it anymore, if you'll pardon my diction. To knowingly, willingly, and deliberately harm other living beings because you're afraid to lose your job, even if you've a mother with cancer at home, a special needs child, a beloved aunt for whom you are caring as she deteriorates with dementia . . . well, wrong is wrong is wrong.

. . . partly because if you need a job to care for an ill or disabled person, YOU CAN SURE AS HELL JOIN WITH YOUR CO-WORKERS TO GODDAMN RESIST AND EVENTUALLY OVERTHROW THE "BOSS" WHO IS DOING DAMAGE TO ALL OF YOU.

STAND UP AND FIGHT

Anonymous said...

STR, you do a GREAT job.
I salute you!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Thank you!

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>wrong is wrong is wrong<<

I agree, but I don't think with the numbers that we have whether civil disobedience will work. Blackstone would love to get rid of the "troublemakers" and this is one way.

Anonymous said...

I agree with "Stand Up and Fight." "I was just doing what I was ordered to" didn't wash at Nuremberg and it doesn't wash her.

Anonymous said...

Sitting under an umbrella in the rain to watch an old movie is very sad and pathetic. Those people clearly have empty lives.

Anonymous said...

I agree STR

Anonymous said...

It looks like the full TA membership obliged to turn out supporting their deal with the devil Blackstone.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like the same loud stinking band from last week outside. Anyone remember when we would hear an actual orchestra concert on Saturday afternoon in Playground 9?

Anonymous said...

Just caught the tail end of the concert this evening and it was deafening and very bad. I counted about 30 to 40 people, some of whom were not listening. It gets worse and worse.

Anonymous said...

Just 1-2 blocks away much better live music can be enjoyed in a much more welcoming, much more convenient, much more comfortable, much better listening environment.

Pure and simple, these concerts are just another Black$tone harassment tactic intended to degrade QOL for the overwhelming majority of PCVST residents and strip away their right to quiet enjoyment of their homes.

Anonymous said...

The latest SPS email blasts announces more jazz and events on the Oval. Who are they doing this for? A handful of people show up to be "entertained" while thousand are deprived of the peaceful occupancy of the homes they are paying to live in and enjoy some peace and quiet.
It reminds me of WACO when they tried to force those people out by playing terrible music outside the compound to flush the occupiers out.
Then somebody had the "brilliant" idea of burning them all alive. I doubt Blackstone will do that, but they are driving Oval tenants to extreme misery. I'm surprised there aren't more suicides in this place. Maybe we just don't hear about them.

Anonymous said...

The latest SPS e-mail blast also features Keith Powers’ mobile meeting. It is not to my liking that he is working with management to meet with tenants. Not a good sign of his intents to help rid us of the Blackstone assaults on QOL.

Anonymous said...

5:56am

I agree that it’s in very poor taste by Powers and Epstein. They want us to believe we can come to talk with them about serious issues on the property, yet they hold an event in a management facility that is promoted by management.

I must say it - these guys are idiots!

Anonymous said...

what's the issue here? it was on and off rain but had mostly stopped by mid-afternoon. ground was wet, but why not give people the choice to see a movie outside? maybe 1/5 the normal movie crowd size but is it that much of an issue for you to walk past and see people enjoying themselves?

Anonymous said...

Not idiots. Epstein and Powers know exactly what they are doing. They are brazen in their support of Blackstone. They care about their own perceived power and money. They do not care about any of their constituents or they are enjoying making people suffer. I have been around people like them for many many years. This is not innocent and this is not a product of incompetence. This is deliberate contempt and desire to inflict harm upon others.

Period.

Do not be deceived.

Anonymous said...

7:40
And hopefully like the rest of the NY Democratic machine, they end up in jail for their injustices to their constituents and the taxpayers.

Anonymous said...

You have to be kidding.Not that important to show in the rain. Not like it’s a big paying event. Concert was pretty empty too. Most people prefer the AC on hot, humid nights. Take the kids to the movies. The issue is that they are annoying Oval residents for an audience of less than 20 or 30.

Anonymous said...

Thank you 5:29 pm!

Anonymous said...

I don't know why they have to disturb so many in order to please so few. Maybe they should move the events to PCV and see how much Rick enjoys the noise. It seems like they have contemp for the residents of ST. They treat us like shit. If what they are doing is illegal, then Powers must be really corrupt to go along with it.

Anonymous said...

Not only Powers. Epstein is the one who arranged to have this August 7th community meeting at Blackstone's "property."