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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. They tend to be ignored, despite "the rules." 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. Sorry.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Get Your Tomatoes Ready for Scott Stringer

Start preparing your tomatoes when Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer shows up at another Tenants Meeting. Make those tomatoes as full and red and pudgy with juice as Stringer. Stringer's support of the building of a mosque right near Ground Zero is typical multicultural, pie-in-the sky flabbiness. (Scott would like pies, of course.) Community Board 1, with high-fives from Stringer and Mayor-for-Life Mike Bloomberg, have voted 29-1 to support the proposed mosque that is an obvious slap in the face to those who have lost loved ones in the 9/11 tragedy, and another humiliation of this country in the age of Obama.

May Stringer and Mayor Bloomberg's names be etched forever in the Wall of Shame, and may their descendants be placed under Sharia law and be beaten with sticks severely about the buttocks whenever they complain.