Tenants don’t deserve the silent treatment
Last Friday a man tried to rape a young woman in an elevator in Stuyvesant Town. Thankfully, the alleged perpetrator has now been caught.
While the Tenants Association quickly sent out an email informing tenants as to what had happened and urging them to stay alert and be careful, not one word about the incident was heard from CWCapital or Compass Rock. There were no emails from them. No warning flyers were posted in buildings or put under apartment doors. Nothing.
Unfortunately, their disgraceful behavior all too amply demonstrates and reinforces the feeling of many tenants that CWCapital, Andrew MacArthur and Compass Rock show little or no regard for tenants. Management was willing to risk tenants’ safety – maybe even their lives – by saying nothing to them about this crime. Why? To protect their bottom line.
Rather than acknowledging the attack publicly, Management sought to avoid scaring off current or future renters, especially those whose parents foot the bill for them to live here. Protecting management’s bottom line is also the reason that crimes in STPCV are often reported as having occurred in “Gramercy.” Tenants need to demand that the 13th precinct start reporting the location of these crimes accurately. If it doesn’t, it will be viewed by tenants as nothing less than a tool of CWCapital, Andrew MacArthur and CompassRock.
Name withheld, ST
Dog rules are not being enforced
Regarding your front page picture and article on Sept. 25, (“Happy Dogs says former trainer stole clients, starting competing business,”) there is a very long list of rules and regulations on the PCV/ST website. Despite that, the development has become the doggy toilet of the East Side! Here are just a few of the rules (right from their website), followed by some simple suggestions.
Aggressive breeds are NOT allowed. Aggressive breeds include: Pit Bull, Doberman Pinscher, Rottweiler, German Shepherd … (I have seen all the foregoing breeds in the development.)
There is a weight limit of 50 pounds for each dog, unless there are two dogs. If there are two dogs in the apartment, their combined adult weight may not exceed 50 pounds. This restriction will be strictly enforced. Only two dogs shall be allowed in any one apartment, subject to the weight restriction.
(I have seen Huskies, Shepherds, Dalmatians and many other large dogs, which have to weigh more than 50 pound each, and in many cases, two dogs on joined leashes that probably weigh more like 150 pounds together!)
Walk your dog on sidewalks and walkways. Dogs are not permitted on the grass, in the flower beds or on the playgrounds. (This is a joke altogether! Even the fencing around the grassed areas are left open-ended by management for, obviously, easy access for the dogs and their owners!)
Register your pet with management services (212-420-5000). (What for?)
Follow all property regulations when walking your dog on the property.
Make sure that an ID tag with your name, address and phone number is affixed to your dog’s collar and is worn at all times.
(What is the point of the rules if they are not enforced? A simple method of enforcement is having the security booths manned, and have security check for ID tags. If there are none, issue them a paper warning and record the person’s name and address. Next time there is no tag, fine them. If it’s too expensive to man our security booths which, except for the 22nd Street entrance to Peter Cooper go unmanned, then have a “roving” security guard check for tags. This way, if any of the other rules are not obeyed, you know who to go after. It will also keep out the dog-walkers of the East Side, who make PCV/ST the doggy toilet of the East Side!)
The money for the fines could be used for extra security.
Barbara Zapson, PCV
ISIS and Ebola
Before we entered the Second World War, there was discordance between the isolationist Republicans and the interventionist Democrats. But, once Pearl Harbor was attacked, a mutual cohesion was formed, which led to victory by “the greatest generation.”
The same was true concerning the Cold War as both parties came together.
Now, I see to my dismay, political infighting concerning the serious ISIS and ebola threats. The GOP is using criticism of Obama’s policies for political advantage in the midterm elections.
And, the media is helping ISIS by using their brutal propaganda on both cable and broadcast TV.
We have serious threats and it’s time for all Americans to join together and not exacerbate both tragedies.
David Chowes, PCV