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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:



Friday, August 3, 2018

Come On, You Need a Stiff Drink and Stuy Town is Here to Help

This month's rent comes with the Stuy Town usual, heavy and glossy brochure on why it's great living here. Of course, you will be invited to join the new Stuy Fitness at 14h Street and take part in a raffle for a year membership. I assume that if you win, the membership is free, but you have to sign up first (and pay?) before you enter this raffle. Another money-making scheme idea brought to you by your friends at Blackstone.

And, if you are down, you will need a good drink! Stuy Town offers their "Deal of the Month," which is, you guessed it, a discount on drinks at the local bar!



 Don't you think serving alcohol at our Five Stuy Cafe is not far behind?

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hate those stupid glossy brochures. Now they are addressing the move out dumping but of course it continues. When you allow it it will be abused by the low life demo who lives here.

Anonymous said...

Totally agree on the gym....a huge ripoff and horrible promotion to get "interest". Did they really need a 2nd gym? much better use of that space if they had asked the community.

BUT. What's wrong with the deal of the month being for a local bar? These promotions go out to ALL of PC and ST; some people use it, some don't. I wasn't complaining when the deal of the month for a few months was pet care (I don't own a pet). Just saw it and threw it out. I do agree that glossy, expensive leaflet is dumb and unnecessary. Give us the split of paper and and envelope; probably save $30k/year on the production and mailing costs.

Not sure how I feel about beer/wine at the cafe. Everyone brings it onto the lawn anyway, why not make it more convenient and embrace it. A lot of us work during the day and its nice to grab a drink while outside our home vs. paying high prices at bars, etc. But I do worry about the college kids getting smashed at the cafe and annoying people. hmmm.

Anonymous said...

A stiff drink is needed indeed. Brookfield bailed out Kushner. The same Brookfield that the TA is in business with. Kushner is the nastiest East Village harassing slumlord according to city news. Can't wait for the day the TA is exposed.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/kushner-family-close-to-deal-to-unload-666-fifth-avenue-1533322813

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Now they are addressing the move out dumping but of course it continues.<<

Where? I have this month's brochure in hand and I don't see this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Okay, we know all about "amenities," but are they suppose to be free? Are they simply the perks of living here and should be nothing else? We know about "for residents and their guests," (though current politicians seem to be unaware of this), but if something is for residents and legal if it is so, aren't these amenities for free? Otherwise, there is a charge, which is money-making and therefore profit-making. Is a building complex in the business of making extra profit from its tenants?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

https://ny.curbed.com/2017/6/6/15740544/new-york-rental-market-concessions-effect

Here we see the same thing. Prices for apartments can be "preferential" but upon lease renewal time, the rents can go up. New residents can be displaced because of this.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

From that article:

>>Many developers declined to discuss their practices on rental concessions for this article. One, Brookfield Properties, offered a statement on a two-month concession for a 14-month lease at the Eugene, a new rental in the Manhattan West megaproject. A representative notes that the concession “will be lifted at some point, especially given that leasing is ahead of schedule and how positively the market has responded to the building.”<<

Anonymous said...

Prices at that cafe are high. If they serve drinks there, they will likely be as high or higher than outside.

Anonymous said...

They just tell about free pickup and mention dump sites for”bulk items”

Anonymous said...

Here a thought why don't the owners stop spendng millions on cheap clown crap and reduce the rents of all of us.

Anonymous said...

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The "owners" of Stuyvesant and Peter Cooper Village spend millions as they do, and millions as they don't because of their objectives and desires.

THE FOLLOWING IS ONLY A BRIEF, REPRESENTATIVE LIST OF WHAT THE OBJECTIVES AND DESIRES OF BLACKSTONE AND THEIR SERVANTS ARE:

Destruction, suffering, misery, infighting among people living/passing through here; the creation of filth and unsanitary conditions; unrelenting noise; the murder of numerous trees, bushes, and other living beings; dangerous vehicles both of Blackstone's stock, and all others, motoring through our pathways; dog wastes strewn about; public drinking all over the grounds now; children urinating on trees, as well as college students urinating and defecating in building stairwells (luxury living), sex practiced in the stairwells with used condoms thrown about; the commodification of just about everything they can think of, along with running illegal commercial enterprises; the hiring of dozens, hundreds (thousands?) of workers who replace union and longstanding loyal workers here; who perform ludicrous and ultimately hurtful "jobs" such as managing "Living Styles," who are ORDERED AS "PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS" TO DO NOTHING TO PROMOTE PUBLIC SAFETY; who are "musicians" wailing shrieking and banging guitars to help breach our leases vis-à-vis quiet enjoyment. (The list of subcontractors, probably illegals, entertainment specialists, etc. is mind-boggling and appalling and depressing.)

As I began: the list goes on. The "chief" of Blackstone, Stephen Schwarzman, is a clinically verifiable psychopath, identified as such even by other less than humane denizens of his own world. Read this to get a taste of WHY Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village have become (a) hellholes; (b) slums; (c) shitholes; (d) all of the above, and more, and worse:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/topic/business/stephen-schwarzman-PEBSL000574-topic.html

As is correctly stated: THE FISH STINKS (AS IT ROTS) FROM THE HEAD DOWN.

Those "in charge" here are well below the estimable Mr. Schwarzman and well on their own way toward moral putrefaction.

Anonymous said...

If I paid $2500 or more per month to live here I would need to be drunk to sign the check.

Anonymous said...

5 18 pm tell us old wise one, where would you live? do you work? do you have childreN? You know nothing.

Anonymous said...

1259 PM, there are better places to live even in New York. Also, New York isn't what it used to be. It's becoming as characterless as a stretch O'D Sunrise Highway. Just one chain store after another and nothing to breath but fumes. Deafening noise is even worse than Sunrose Highway in the rush hour.

Anonymous said...

Clearly I know more than you. I'm pretty sure rocks know more than you.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

<<1259 PM, there are better places to live even in New York. Also, New York isn't what it used to be. It's becoming as characterless as a stretch O'D Sunrise Highway. Just one chain store after another and nothing to breath but fumes. Deafening noise is even worse than Sunrose Highway in the rush hour.<<

I was looking at a video of what San Fransisco has become, where the rich to not mix with the peasants. And that's what we are slowly getting here. It's more important to the politicians to talk about diversity in this city (this in a city that is one of the most "progressive" in this county) than to talk about the middle class and how the city is putting its big foot down on anyone who is not rich.

Anonymous said...

More than 3500 is the market rate for one bedrooms here. That is highway robbery. Families can do better elsewhere. That is why they can’t fill the apartments. 2500 is still not terrible for Manhattan but market rate is much higher here.

Anonymous said...

Battery park city is beautiful and you will pay less than here. Of course, you might not get weekly movies to make you feel better about wasting $3500 per month. LOL...dopes!!!