I used to belong to Oval Study a few years ago. I paid 30 dollars a month and quit when it wasn't being run to justify the price. In just a year or two, the price for Oval Study, which now includes a Peter Cooper location, rose to 55 dollars a month.Of course, the thick one-page brochure that you must have seen somewhere in your building, touts "for only $55," but that kind of happy-face push is not fooling anyone. At least, I hope it's not.
Who is paying for this? I would suppose mostly college students whose wealthier parents are paying for their son's or daughter's privilege. (Since masks are required, you will probably feel more liberated at your Stuy Town or Peter Cooper room, though this apartment could have inhabitants that hamper your studying.)
And that is the point. Stuy Town hopes that more money will be coming in from weather parents.
The prices of everything have gone up. Part of the reason is the Covid disaster, but the prices were going up anyway, though the pandemic gives a talking points reason for higher prices.
As I look about, this community has taken a hit in everything. And not just prices in the neighborhood or those given by our lord and master, Beam Living.
To think. our former congressman, Daniel Garodnick, has just released a book on Saving Stuyvesant Town. The book's title is no joke, though it should be a comedy book. But not to worry. You can be sure that in a year's time, the book will be remaindered. A dollar is too much to ask, actually, but the book can maybe save you on 14th Street from one of the vagrants selling a piece of junk and becoming hostile to you because you are you.