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At this point, 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.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Yes, It Is a Construction Zone


Hot on the heals of the TA informing us that Blackstone is constructing new apartment configurations in Peter Cooper and that the noise level in various parts of the complex has risen, I have decided to name all the current projects and soon to be projects that are going to be inside or near this community. I will be adding as warranted. Above you see, the view pictured above is from inside Gracefully. No doubt you have seen this scaffolding, the putting up of which is noisy, all over the complex, to include scaffolding atop Oval Stuy, right by Oval "Office," along 20 Street, etc. I know the mandated reason, but does this work have to be done in the summer months and at the hottest, most humid time? Expect an MCI, by the way. Blackstone, therefore, is not crying too much.

Aside from this, there is the work being done on condos along 14th Street. Then there is the normal noise intrusion of barking dogs, the noise which is sharper and louder than children at play. Certain residents even encourage their dogs to bark/play with other dogs, oblivious that their dogs may be disruptive, but just "cute." There is also the noise one hears from inconsiderate neighbors. For some residents, this noise is a nightmare.

There is the continual noise of refurbished apartments. Any time you see the "old" AC unit, know that when the tenant moves out, that window unit will be replaced by one positioned below the window. More noise. A lot of it, to include the "normal'" noise of refurbishing an apartment.

The construction on Playground 7, which when finished will have an outdoor gym, continues. Obviously, this construction is noisy.

There is the noise and smell coming from diesel cleaners who go around the property, usually the Oval, and clean the walkways, which are used by STPCV vehicles, too. Though we have been promised the old-fashioned rakes, know that air leaf-blowers continue. They can be very noisy, particularly in the early morning hours. And new, but very loud lawnmowers! This after a promise by Rick (yeah, I know) to have the property use those quiet old-fashioned lawnmowers.

Speaking of which, though they are not noisy, the club cars running around the complex seem to be increasing. Apparently they can go either way, so watch out. I'm sure if these cars could fly, they would.

I have lived here from about three decades and have never seen it this bad.....

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Update 6/22: Adding "music events" at the Oval, to include other "events," like free movies. But this music today was particularly loud and abrasive. Way to go, Rick and Blackstone. About 100 people, if that, listened to this music.

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Update 6/23: Gee, I knew I forgot something. The tree and branch cutters. We have a lot of trees and branches, and they have to be cut, if not taken out of living. More noise! Buzzzzzzz.....

79 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is ironic. We moved here from 27th street. Not a terribly noisy street but had the dream of no street at all and peace and foliage outside. NOT NOT NOT. Multitude of noise 24/7. Either from construction, more construction, boys next door, Con Ed, tree trimming, non stop, non stop. Breaking the lease or subletting. I'll take 26th or even lexington ave now.

Anonymous said...

Churn churn churn.

Been here 28 years. Worst I've ever seen it.

Oh wait. Summer concerts on the way. YAY!!!

Anonymous said...

Here is one reason there is a lot of Lower East Side Construction and thousands evicted from their homes. One very wealthy family in the diamond business financed Kushner to buy up apartments.


https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/us/politics/jared-kushner-beny-steinmetz.html

Kushner likes to thank their partners who help them move money around like Blackstone and Citi

https://kushner.com/partners/

Anonymous said...

I am battling cancer (and other things) and was up at NYU,s clinic today, undergoing a procedure. The doc asked me where I live and when I told her Stuyvesant Town Everton in the OR looked at other and gasped! They all said they had heard such terrible things about it from people who live there. When I told them it wasn't always like that, but only since it had become a form stuffed with undergrads, there was an audible gasp! Undergrads! OMG! I would hate to live with undergrads! These are all
NYU doctors (2) 2 technicians and two nurses! They would swallow
Battery acid rather than live among such a demo!
When I told them that for the most part the students I've met are nice sweet people. They just are annoyingly noisy and lived
packed into chopped-up apartments with no carpets. The anesthiolohidt said " Of course the don't want carpets because it's so much easier to clean up spilled beer and vomit off a bare floor! We all
Lived in dorms!"

I rest my case.

Anonymous said...

6:57 PM here. My post from my iphone was not too literate. I meant to say "anesthesiologist" and a few other words are fucked-up, but I think you get my gist. People who WERE students shudder at the thought of living with students.

Big Question: Why are we being forced to live with students?

Anonymous said...

This is a housing project that is far worse than the NYCHA projects. Anybody has a problem with that, I don't care. I remember when this was nothing like a housing project, but now there is no denying it. NYCHA/Blackstone = same thing, but different way of collecting the rent.

Anonymous said...

6:57 PM here. I meant to write anesthesiologist, but was "wuzzy" after the procedure. One thing I remember the doctor saying is that it can't be easy getting necessary rest in ST with all the construction (indoors and outdoors) and that is very detrimental to health. She seemed to be very aware of ST and what's going on and was not in any way supportive of the way tenants are being treated. She specializes in cancer illnesses and said that it is probably the cause of a lot of illnesses related and not related to cancer to be living with the stress of everlasting noise. From what I heard from the whole medical staff attending my treatment, they have heard of ST and are appalled. They were all NYU students at one time and lived in dorms. Real dorms. What these medical professionals remarked about the property just about encompasses the whole negative reaction of people who post on Yelp. It is an unhealthy and stressful place to live and they are well aware of its bad management and poor quality of life.
I didn't raise the subject of where I live. They asked me and that's when I heard the remarks and I think they know what they are talking about. We are being subjected to a stressful and toxic life in Stuy Town and it is the fault of greedy and uncaring management. Next time I hear praise for Rick, I might vomit. You don't even need chemotherapy to want to upchuck here.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I am battling cancer (and other things) and was up at NYU,s clinic today, undergoing a procedure.>>

I wish you the best, as I'm sure others here do, too.

Anonymous said...

Speaking of upchuck, nauseating corrupt Albany is at its most self-glorifying again. Quality of life is in the crapper while Albany and its uber rich puppetmasters are getting richer, better quality of life turning our homes into their global playground with super yacht docks run by the Governors former employer and best pal. So the governor announced major infrastructure projects, bridges, tunnels, train stations and airports and his top employees now "work" at those places having executive titles. The Saudis give billions to Blackstone for infrastructure courtesy of Kushner Trump just after Kushner made an arms deal giving weapons to the saudis.
Now the governor delivering the playground to his pals is naming one of his infrastructure projects after his father to glorify themselves. An arms deal for a bridge naming glorifying themselves while they give away chunks of NYC land for their playground in a profoundly immoral, noxious, corrupt, malevolent housing plan.
The Albany cess pool is at its most toxic aided by a mayor outdoing Tammany Hall. The cancer story and analogy parallels are more than what meets the eye. Let's fight this cancer, beat this cancer, stand up to this cancer, all this cancer in your body and in the body of government at city and state. We are with you in your battle and appreciate your sharing your story and wish you peace and quiet during your battle o matter what it takes to get you your right to a peaceful, quiet, enjoyment of home.

Anonymous said...

At best their affordable housing PR spin is a con game but it looks, sounds and smells more like corruption and outright fraud. A low point is parading the single mom through no fault of her own, to deceive the public on the truth. This is how they roll.

http://cityandstateny.com/articles/opinion/media-critic-de-blasio-should-cop-to-how-he-steers-coverage.html

Anonymous said...

My apartment faces 20th Street Loop and the playground with the seasonal ice rink and noise has one helluva huge impact on quality of life 7 days a week.

Anonymous said...

Why is that fucking Kushner scumball negotiating anything on the part of the United States of America? He wasn't elected to any position whatsoever. He's a slumlord/arms-dealer and son of the demented asshole who, unfortunately, occupies the WH (at least for a while until he's impeached).

Kushner has no business doing any business on the part of the USA.

We are rapidly becoming like Russia itself, a corrupt oligarchy. I hope that those with decency, sanity and morals in the Justice Department step up to the plate and put this bunch of criminals where they belong - in jail. I feel like turning in my US Citizenship at this point in time. Never, ever thought I would feel like that.

Anonymous said...

A lot of Trump derangement syndrome going on in this blog. Take the 1:32 rant and insert Valerie Jarrett's name in place of Kushner and replace Trump with Obama and you will find that the new boss is the same as the old boss (thanks to Bruce Sringsteen for the line). Only difference is Trump isn't bowing down to other nations and kissing their asses.

Trump's not going anywhere for at least 3+ more years (more than likely for 7+ years if he elects to run again). If he was to be impeached he would still serve out his term just as Bill Clinton did after he was impeached. No high crimes here. So you should move to Mexico while you can.

Anonymous said...

">>I am battling cancer (and other things) and was up at NYU,s clinic today, undergoing a procedure.>>

I wish you the best, as I'm sure others here do, too."

Thank you for those very kind words and wishes. They are very much appreciated.

The reason I posted yesterday (when I was still a bit fuzzy in the head) was because I wanted to relate the reaction I got from the staff at NYU who asked me where I live and I told them! They had were very aware of Stuyvesant Town (as most people are), but it was their comments about how they had heard it had become a student dorm and had a lot of problems. They were horrified at the thought of people who are not students having to live in the same place as students, especially the undergrads. They were all students themselves at one time and I was laughing through my tears as they said how they would hate to live with themselves at that stage of life! When I mentioned the fact that the students aren't required to have carpets, a nurse said "well you have to listen to their 7" heels!" and a doctor said "they don't have carpets because it's easier to clean up the spilled beer and vomit that way."

This wasn't the first time I'd heard such remarks and reaction from people when I tell them I live in Stuyvesant Town. My eye doctor said to me "I heard that place has really gone downhill, is it true?" Other people (nothing to do with the NYU/medical world) have made similar remarks at various times. The place really has a very bad reputation with the non-student community and I think it is a crying shame. The bad reputation is well deserved, but it is not the regular tenants who have earned it this rep. It is Management and the shady politicians who are in their pockets, who have done this to us. The students are just behaving the way students. They should not be here!

Anonymous said...

We are not forced to live with this demo. We can move!!. And if I had cancer you'd better believe I'd do everything and anything to get myself away from such a maddeningly noisy environment.

Yes, you probably have a relatively cheap rent, but if you're dead what differnee will it make?

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Politically, it will not make much of difference at this point. I still remember Duane raising his finger too many times to tenants. We got that one finger passed. And so what?

My eyes are open, however, but I'm more interested in what goes on locally where, with exceptions, the Democrats rule. A lot of big Democrats are at the REBNY every year. Smiling, laughing. Garodnick included.

To turn the conversation, has anyone seen the latest from our TA? A pleasant photo. That has nothing to do with yesterday's important news to the tenants. The photo is not even of Stuy Town, btw.

Maybe more on this, later.

Anonymous said...

I am really getting a charge out of how many tenants on the TA blog say that they have no students living in their buildings. Either they are living in lala land or perhaps in Hayduk's building.

Anonymous said...

Kushner is a local matter. He bought over a hundred apartment buildings, many in SoHo, West Village, East village and Lower East Side. The value of his investment depends on the City Council and Mayor kicking us out, replacing with the capped rent they negotiated, building the luxury hotel condo towers in StuyTown Peter Cooper Village.

Anonymous said...

STUYTOWN PETER COOPER AKA THE NOISIESET FUCKING PLACE IN A NOISY CITY. THAT'S PRETTY BAD.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I stepped outside now (my mistake...), I was hit with the loud and abrasive "band" whose treble drums were the most heard of all. At the Oval. I pity you guys who are prisoners to this music.

Also a bleary eyed "young man" tried to get in my building. No card key. I stopped and waited. Sure enough, someone coming outside let him in.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I am really getting a charge out of how many tenants on the TA blog say that they have no students living in their buildings. Either they are living in lala land or perhaps in Hayduk's building.<<

Amazing, isn't it? On my floor, it is relatively quiet, though. The people next to me are young and pay much more, but they are quiet. A party perhaps once a month which ends before midnight. BUT I've seen numerous students living in my building.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Aren't there a few people at the TA Facebook site who just love Rick and Dan, and have no complaints?

Anonymous said...

I too love the comments on FB about no students on people's floors. With that being said, and I'm using my PCV building as my basis, somewhere between 40-50% are affected by students. My floor has two sets of students, but they are extremely quiet and respectful. I know this is not the case with anywhere between 5 and 7 floors in the building, where the partying never seems to end.

I don't doubt that some of those people have great floors, and I am one of them, but don't play dumb to the fact that this is a dorm. They will continue to cater to the ever growing NYU population while they patiently wait for the RS tenants to go. Once the RS number is low enough they will offer buyouts and then do what they planned all along- demolish and rebuild.

Anonymous said...

About tonight's concert: thank you, thank you, thank you for your comment, sir. I had an horrific time on the phone with "management" about it and much as Public Safety wanted to help, their hands were tied.

I was told I was ONE RESIDENT who had some difficulty with it, but other residents "wanted it." It was loud, obnoxious. It disrupted peace, quiet, dinner, my family, me, my nervous system, my immune system.

When I pointed out, numerous times, that this IS A RESIDENCE AND NOT AN ENTERTAINMENT VENUE, I was told, in so many words, "WE DO WHAT WE WANT AND WE WILL NOT STOP THIS FOR YOU."

This place is just worsening hourly.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I am not part of that feeling that thinks everything is done for students, but when I look at this place and see the fairly easy deterrents that could be in place but aren't, I have to ask why.

It could be incompetence, it could be a feeling of "not rocking the boat too much," or it could be "let's not make it better, so then they, the old timers, will want to move out." I don't know. Perhaps it's a combination.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>About tonight's concert: thank you, thank you, thank you for your comment, sir. I had an horrific time on the phone with "management" about it and much as Public Safety wanted to help, their hands were tied.

I was told I was ONE RESIDENT who had some difficulty with it, but other residents "wanted it." It was loud, obnoxious. It disrupted peace, quiet, dinner, my family, me, my nervous system, my immune system.

When I pointed out, numerous times, that this IS A RESIDENCE AND NOT AN ENTERTAINMENT VENUE, I was told, in so many words, "WE DO WHAT WE WANT AND WE WILL NOT STOP THIS FOR YOU."

This place is just worsening hourly.<<

I've heard that line before: You are the one resident....

Right now, the Management office is closed, but I will talk to them tomorrow. Let's see what they say.

Anonymous said...

There is a tenant in our building who loves the concerts because she says she has a short walk to hear them. Otherwise the noise does not reach our building. She is a very selfish neighbor who cares only about herself.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

May I remind people that this is what the TA should be doing. Calling Management and telling them that the concert was too loud. Meanwhile the TA (Peter Stuyvesant) is showing us a nice photo! At least Adam Rose (the other Adam Rose) was at an Oval concert to check the noise level.

Anonymous said...

I think that some of the posters on the TA fb are paid by Management (in some form of incentives, if not cash) to post their remarks about how wonderful it is here and that they don't know what anybody is complaining about. I wouldn't be surprised if the principals of the TA are likewise receiving some sort of "incentives" to be so pro-management. I do not, for one moment, think that there is an iota of sincerity in the TA's "strong letter" to Management about the plan to reduce the size of the apartments and increase the number of occupants. It is going to take a total tragedy before these despicable bloodsuckers are brought to justice. God help us all when that happens.

Anonymous said...

STR, the photo was taken on the WEST side of First Avenue and had nothing to do with Stuyvesant Town. Peter Stuyvesant is so fast to slam down "off-topic" posts, but will post something so totally irrelevant as a distraction. That is something you do when dealing with children. I really have to wonder about this "TA."

Anonymous said...

As an old timer, I can honestly say that the more they screw with us the more determined I am to stay.willget a young relative on the lease if possible.

Anonymous said...

The guy on FB posting about never seeing students in his building over 10 years is either blind or ignorant. I live in his building, and there are 3 sets of students living on my floor. They all party every weekend and there are other students on other floors in the building (Main!) that come up to my floor to party.

Just because he has a nice floor, and I know it's a quiet floor because my kids play with another family's kids on his floor, does not hide the fact that there are plenty of students IN HIS BUILDING!!

Anonymous said...

I am not sure if those pro-management posters are paid in any way, but I do believe that they have connections to the TA or management and are encouraged to support Blackstone and attack posters that criticize management. Some of them even seem to have ins with management departments and spend a lot of time in the offices.

Tommyboy said...

Unless they are above you or adjacent (not as bad) the students noise is almost non-existent. However above the regular re-arranging of the furniture for the new bedroom / den will drive you nuts. The volume of last nights concert was dis-concerting, perhaps only because the weeks prior was a cello/classical. I can't believe the lowest level hack of management would respond "we can do whatever we want"

Anonymous said...

Rigged is a must read article. When the local small businesses leave we have to deal with companies who have the moral compass of WalMart. Think about it when you do business with these companies instead of your local food stores and shops.

RIGGED.

Forced into debt.
Worked past exhaustion.
Left with nothing.

USA TODAY
By Brett Murphy

Photos by Omar Ornelas

June 16, 2017

https://www.usatoday.com/pages/interactives/news/rigged-forced-into-debt-worked-past-exhaustion-left-with-nothing/

Anonymous said...

In our case, it was not the 20 year olds. We had to move due to small kids living above us. First we asked for carpets, we never knew if they the parents put them in. Management said they did. Those kids ran around jumped hollered day and night and while i love kids , it was a living hell with the shoddy floors and zero insulation. Yes we moved. the problem is on management here, Imho. Either they fix it or they refuse. people will move in, move out and make noise . a building should be able to a degree to handle it for the most part. the buildings there are just bad, really poorly insulated and i tell you this as I am in the construction business. It is on the owner of the building to address.

Anonymous said...

Can't believe that Hayduk put out an e-mail that there is a waitlist for those reconfigured apartments. Who is he kidding. It probably includes NYU students and groups of unrelated people living together. I would like him to put out the rent prices and the demo on the waiting list, but we will never see that.

Anonymous said...

I live on a low floor and back bedroom window faces the Oval. After two hours of loud drumming, I was finally able to make a phone call!

Anonymous said...

https://town-village.com/2015/12/24/blackstone-takes-ownership-of-stpcv/

“Today’s closing and transfer of ownership of our community to Blackstone ends a very turbulent decade,” said Susan Steinberg, president of the Tenants Association. “The outcome could have been disastrous to our residents given the predatory nature of other interested developers. Blackstone has embraced affordability and the principles that the Tenants Association developed years ago for ownership of Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village, and their outreach to tenants so far has been laudable.”

She also thanked the TA’s counsel, Paul Weiss Wharton & Rifkin and Moelis & Company, “who helped us chart troubled waters and bring us to this point,” as well as local elected officials, in particular Garodnick.

“None of our successes here would have been possible without his tireless dedication,” Steinberg said."

Anonymous said...

http://flash.netmegs.com/media/blogs/blackstone-and-ivanho%C3%A9-cambridge-agree-to-acquire-stuyvesant-town-and-peter-cooper-village

“Most fundamentally, we insisted on finding a true partner as our next landlord. Someone who would share our interest in stability, not build on our valued open spaces, and agree to keep Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village as a unified whole, and I believe we have found that partner in Blackstone.”
– Council Member Dan Garodnick

Anonymous said...

Dan and Susan can't hide from their past comments in the age of the internet. Their comments about Blackstone were 100% wrong. They need to come out and say they were wrong. Dan has disappeared and we know management Susan never will.

Rick's email about the waiting list is such BS. And I don't get how they can flaunt these apartments as they are against RS law (all apartments here are RS!) since we know it will have more than 3 unrelated people in an apartment.

No family will want these apartments, as it reduces living room space. This waitlist number is just like Rick's complete lie about the 8,000 dog lanyard stops, ALL LIES!!!

Anonymous said...

"I live on a low floor and back bedroom window faces the Oval. After two hours of loud drumming, I was finally able to make a phone call!"

I seem to remember Bloomberg putting in some new laws pertaining to noise pollution. In fact, if I remember correctly, there was a bruhaha about the Mr. Softy jangle.

It sounds like these odious "concerts" are well within the parameters of being a noise-pollution violation, so maybe people affect by these atrocious "concerts" should all dial 311 when the noise is so loud.

Any world from Dan Garodnick, our ever-vigilant, tenant-loving Councilman? I am very surprised that he isn't fight on tenants' behalf on this serious nuisance issue.

Anonymous said...

What a crock Steinberg's statements were. Affordability and stability!!!!!No way. And the kudos to Garodnick, ridiculous.

Anonymous said...

ah yes, saturday morning, worked a 60 hour week and quite tired. Cracked open a window to let some cool air in due to crap ac anyway but what is it we hear at 7 30 am? Construction repair drilling and it is loud. I give up with this property.

Anonymous said...

"And I don't get how they can flaunt these apartments as they are against RS law (all apartments here are RS!) since we know it will have more than 3 unrelated people in an apartment. "

Actually, no, the law is a NYC law, not NYS RS law.

"The law, for decades part of the city’s Housing Maintenance Code, is little known, widely broken and infrequently enforced. "

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/29/nyregion/29roommates.html?pagewanted=all

Anonymous said...

Please remember because commenters never ever have anything nice to say about anything here, the powers that be might read the comments but to them it's all turning into white noise. If you can't be fair and balanced every once in a while everything eventually gets tuned out. Why should they even make the slightest of efforts to appease you people if everything is dismissed out of hand?

I don't think 1/2 these commenters could say something nice even if they had a squirrel pointed at their head.

Anonymous said...

11:09
This can all turn into white noise, but if they ignore like they have with the security issues, lawsuits will pile on.

Absolutely nothing has happened here since the poor attack on that young woman. Next time it happens it will end up much worse and Blackstone will owe some family a whole lot of money.

And who are you kidding? They wouldn't listen to us if we did nothing but heap praise on them. They have an agenda, and disturbing 30,000 people is up there as a top priority on that agenda.

Anonymous said...

Today some brothers were moving out of my building. Their junk blocked the elevators. Could hardly get through. Cannot believe that the posters who are unaware of a student population do not see them moving in and out. Or do they just close their eyes to it. Saw no less than 6 moving trucks today.

Anonymous said...

"You people?" That shows crass ignorance and nothing else you say matters.

Anonymous said...

To 6/23 - 7 Am -

what Bldg do you live in? PCV or ST?
Let's get these on record!.

Anonymous said...

Those AC units are unreal. prospective tenants really should get to hear what they sound like before signing a lease. rattling sounds like a car trying to start.

in unrelated news, I am sick of the green spaces being taken up by people lying around in beachware. these could be used for frisbee, soccer, wiffleball/catch, picnics etc etc but instead I see entire lawn areas covered with fat slobs in bikinis. join a gym, girls, and get off your asses. it's not good for your self image to spend 6 hours lying around.

Anonymous said...

"In our case, it was not the 20 year olds. We had to move due to small kids living above us. First we asked for carpets, we never knew if they the parents put them in. Management said they did. Those kids ran around jumped hollered day and night and while i love kids , it was a living hell with the shoddy floors and zero insulation. Yes we moved. the problem is on management here, Imho."

yes. if there was a like button I would have just liked it, but here. Like.
these people know exactly how disruptive they are. they do not care.

Anonymous said...

"I don't doubt that some of those people have great floors, and I am one of them, but don't play dumb to the fact that this is a dorm. They will continue to cater to the ever growing NYU population while they patiently wait for the RS tenants to go."

some students can be incredibly loud, while some are quiet and reasonably good neighbors--the main issue with NYU is OUTSIDE, particularly in stuy town near Ave A, the drunken shouting, the crying late at night (why don't you love me, why am I not good enough--sounds like a Dawson's Creek audition outside the window), the pot drifting into the windows every single night. INSIDE, the families who do not give a shit about anyone else's right to a reasonably quiet apartment are a bigger problem than students-- JMO, that's the breakdown.
the partying nightmare students can actually get shut down by PS or preferably NYPD, because tho they take 45 minutes to show up, the parties go on for hours.

Anonymous said...

I saw no moving trucks today.

Anonymous said...

Fat slobs in bikinis. Such crass. Nothing you say now matters.

Anonymous said...

"“None of our successes here would have been possible without his tireless dedication,” Steinberg said.""

Is she fucking DG or what?

Anonymous said...

Fat slobs in bikinis. Such crass. Nothing you say now matters.
June 24, 2017 at 7:46 PM

LOL someone has been triggered. go to your safe space, special snowflake. or just put down the sandwich and go for a run

Anonymous said...

"I saw no moving trucks today."

I guess you were not on the 14th ST. loop where I saw at least 3 trucks on 6/24. Plus the security door of my building roped opened.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

I've seen moving trucks every day.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>Fat slobs in bikinis<<

I let this through. For one, I thought it kinda a joke, but I also agreed with some of the statement, though not that particular statement if serious.

As to the bikinis, what I've seen at the Oval is young women in bikinis, the photo of which would get me banned. LOL. Personally, I think young women in bikinis is fine, as long as they are not in the playgrounds, taking up space.

Anonymous said...

I thought the original fat slob comment was serious. The second not so much since it referenced an earlier comment. Either way both tenants (and really, do either of them actually live here?)should go out and enjoy the day.

BTW I've seen no moving vans today.

Anonymous said...

@June 24, 2017 at 10:02 PM
"“None of our successes here would have been possible without his tireless dedication,” Steinberg said.""

Is she fucking DG or what?

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They shared the same P.R. Lobbyists. In fact, it appears Dan funded the TA Board's lobbying expense via contributions to their nonprofit slush fund.

Preet's criminal investigation into De Blasio's corrupt fundraising clearly showed P.R. Lobbyists conjuring up and maintaining phony narratives (i.e., "historic middle class victory" + "mother-of-all affordable preservation deals") are the common glue linking together greedy REBNY/WALL STREET predators DEMANDING EVERYTING with dishonest elected officials taking their dirty, filthy $$$$ and following their orders to DELIVER EVERYTIHING by falsely claiming they are saving longstanding NYC communities while they are actually destroying longstanding NYC communities.

De Blasio, Garodnick, TA Board, Moelis, Brookfield ($25 Million Speyer investor and TA Board business partner), Blackstone, Speyer, Cuomo ... all of them shared the same P.R. Lobbyists. De Blasio's nonprofit slush fund was shut down. Cuomo's nonprofit slush fund (Speyer contributed $1 Million) was shut down. Disenfranchised PCVST residents lacking a shared P.R. Lobbyist, lacking a nonprofit slush fund and most of all, lacking honest representation, LOST EVERYTING.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Is she fucking DG or what?<<

We don't need this. Again, I let the comments through as they are long, but that first sentence...!

Anonymous said...

People need to download the app Citizen. This gives the real picture of the crime going on around this property that Rick and PS will never disclose to us.

Did you know teens with knives were chasing kids near 5PCR a few months ago??
Did you know there was an armed robbery in an elevator in 18SO 8 months ago?
There is actually a woman in 16SO that was attacked by her boyfriend 2 hours ago!!

There is a whole lot more going on here than meets the eye. Check out the app to see for yourself.

Anonymous said...

I could definitely believe that Hayduk and Blackstone may be covering up crime. They are certainly covering up their rental policies.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

When the lawnmower starts right after 8am, and outside the back entrance, and very loud (hey, Rick, what happened to those old fashioned quiet lawnmowers that were promised?), I look upon it as harassment.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

BTW, I have the most disgusting photo that I've ever taken of PCVST. I was testing out the zoom lens and it worked perfectly. But the photo is disgusting. Believe me. You would not want to eat for a while or you'd throw up. And, yes, the photo is of the property. And a lot of flies. That is all I will say.

Anonymous said...

7/2 - Today - 9:30 Am - apt. refurbishing enters the apt. below with all the noise of a bunch of elephants opening and closing windows and closet doors. 9:30 Am!!! on a Sunday!!.
Got to get the apt. ready for the new tenants QUICKLY.
Disgraceful.

Anonymous said...

I would very much appreciate information about wet wall and mold in Stuyvesant Town.

I live in 2 Stuyvesant Oval, have had wet wall for over 17 months now with no remediation. A hallway beam that has been chopped out; a closet whose clothes and equipment had to be thrown out (Rick advised me Stuyvesant Town wasn't responsible; "that's what renter's insurance is for") 17 months ago. NO HALLWAY CLOSET.

Much of one of the walls in the closet has been chopped out, more than once, for weeks, and still it smells to high heaven (again: 17 MONTHS). A plumber who worked on this, claiming a toilet installed during (yet another) so-called renovation above us has been leaking WASTE into the wall for all of this time is responsible.

And yet the "repair" this time has not worked, either.

My husband has been suffering increasing symptoms consistent with mold infestation.

Please share with me your experiences. I need some help.



Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>I live in 2 Stuyvesant Oval, have had wet wall for over 17 months now with no remediation. A hallway beam that has been chopped out; a closet whose clothes and equipment had to be thrown out (Rick advised me Stuyvesant Town wasn't responsible; "that's what renter's insurance is for") 17 months ago.<<

Huh? Rick directed you to "renter's insurance"?!

Anonymous said...

Please do something about the guy with his bicycle (well known in ST) who sits with his feet sprawled all over the chess tables adjacent to the Cafe like he was lounging in his living room.

People eat on these tables and Security knows his name. Called Security yesterday about this and was told "I'll have to speak to my Supervisor.

Wait- dog owners will let their dogs sit on the tables. Parents will change the babies on the tables.

Please put up a sign stating "these tables are for food consumption. Keep your feet, dogs and babies behinds off these tables."

Anonymous said...

Re: 2 Stuyvesant Oval mold and wet wall.

That's what a good lawyer is for. Get documentation from your MD about your husband's condition. Bloodwork, respiratory, etc. Mold related conditions are very serious and you shouldn't have to live with it, esp. for 17 mos.
Get all the documentation re: the wet wall "repair", date the smell started date the "repair" started, what's going on to date.
Get someone in from an environmental place to document the mold.
And if medically confirmed and properly documented you probably have a good case.

BTW: One apt. in our bldg. had a wet wall case in their bathroom that Plumbing stated was coming from 4 floors above them, skipping 3 floors inbetween.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Please do something about the guy with his bicycle (well known in ST) who sits with his feet sprawled all over the chess tables adjacent to the Cafe like he was lounging in his living room.

People eat on these tables and Security knows his name. Called Security yesterday about this and was told "I'll have to speak to my Supervisor.

Wait- dog owners will let their dogs sit on the tables. Parents will change the babies on the tables.

Please put up a sign stating "these tables are for food consumption. Keep your feet, dogs and babies behinds off these tables."<<

I see this slob all the time (though he doesn't look like a slob). Someone even had harsh words to him. He didn't care. Yeah, a sign and some ENFORCEMENT would be good thing.

Ann said...

The tenants association is pretty weak. The members care only about what they can benefit from personally. Add that they have no knowledgeable person on the Tenants Association. They are afraid of people who know something or anything. This mentality places everyone at risk. This landlord is not a landlord who keeps his word. That is made clear from the promises they made to keep the apartments affordable in order to get loans in the billions of dollars and tax exemption of close to one hundred million dollars. I think the landlord is behaving in a very fraudulent manner. They are increasing rents to such an extent that they are driving tenants out of the property and everyone is afraid. There is no Amy Roberts here -- Amy Roberts and 7 others had the guts to go to an attorney and fight back. The Appellate Court agreed that what the landlord wad doing was wrong and said that the rents had to be affordable. But this landlord has violated those promises the landlord made empty promises they had no intention of keeping.

Ann said...

Do I have your approval to forward these to an attorney who handles the problems we are suffering?

Ann said...

The landlord is doing everything to destabilize the apartments and the entire complex. My building had five apartments under renovation the last few months alone. They are renting the 2 beds at $5,200.month that does not sound like an affordable rent to me. What are we going to do?? We need to band together and fight.

I suggested we find a way to buy the smallest mortgage Blackstone has -- to give us a voice at the table ~~ i know if we stick together and fight we can all own our apartment or at least keep the property affordable ~~ from where I'm standing Blackstone has violated their mortgage agreement and basically lied to the Governor the Mayor and all the politicians that stood with them last summer shouting that the apartments would remain affordable.

Blackstone is using taxpayer money to own the property while they are gouging those same taxpayers who live on the property. Are we going to allow that? do we have the guts to stand up to them? Are we Amy Roberts who stood up to Titian?

Who are as a community -- it seems everyone wants to anonymous

Stuy Town Reporter said...

>>Do I have your approval to forward these to an attorney who handles the problems we are suffering?<<

Sure.

Ann said...

Please pay attention. Please!! before in about 24 months ~~ the 2020 J-51 expires. Of course it is quite possible the landlord will get the extension. Maybe you are thinking I won't be around then so I don't need to worry. the entire purpose of fighting is for the right for you to be able to remain a resident of the complex. Where are you going to go? aren't you tired of packing up moving to a new place changing your address and letting your creditors know. Blackstone made an agreement to keep the apartments affordable in EXCHANGE for billions of dollars in government subsidy and loans and tax forgiveness. But so far Blackstone has proven that as a landlord it cannot be trusted. There is no good faith and there is no good character to keep the promises made. The promises have so far been broker. Have you been getting emails about the continued violations by the landlord. We must stand together as a unit. We must be united or fail.

The rents are not at all affordable ~~ when a landlord is advertising a renovated apartment at $3200 per month and then sends you a lease renewal for $5,005 per month for an apartment that is not renovated and then tells you that is what the lease amount is you know you are not dealing with people with integrity.

We have to begin looking out for ourselves. We need to get the tenants association on board and get them to understand we need a seat at the table. There are more than 11,200 apartments in this complex and a lot of families will be affected. Blackstone did not purchase this property in good faith. Blackstone purchased the property because they want to make money. I have no problem with anyone wanting to make money but at least be honest about it and show integrity instead of making promises that no one has intention of keeping. Breaking the promises is fraud!!! the loans were given based on promises that the apartments would remain affordable. So far they are not and the turn over makes the complex less secure because we do not know our neighbors longterm ~~ here today gone tomorrow. I do not believe when the loans were given to Blackstone it was with the understanding that Blackstone would harass tenants.

Ann said...

Blackstone is a wall street raider -- they raided Stuy Town and probably have a few of our neighbors in their back pocket. So beware. Those of us who want to keep this property as what it was built for had better come together and fight back. Before we know it Blackstone will pull the rug out from under us.

Snakes in the grass ~~ you can hear a rattle snake coming ~~ but Blackstone is not a rattle snake it is a unidentified virus and flesh eating.