This one’s a job for PCV/ST Public Safety
Re: “Feeling helpless over neighbor’s noise,” T&V letter, Feb. 26
Mr. Weiner writes, “I didn’t call up security because I heard from other people they don’t do much or were told not to.” Since he has lived here for over 20 years, he should have known to seek help from our wonderful Public Safety department. These hard-working men and women are doing their best to keep everyone happy, not an easy task. We should support them and respect their efforts by trusting that they will do everything that can to keep this place safe and peaceful. They are responsible for enforcing management’s rules for maintaining a high quality of life here in our community, including management’s noise policy.
If your neighbors are not as considerate as they should be, don’t hesitate to call upon Public Safety to come to the rescue. They are here to protect us, not only from thieves, muggers and thugs, but also from each other. They have and they will. Call them.
John Cappelletti, ST
What tenants can realistically expect
I’ve read many letters in T&V articulating how readers’ lives in PCV-ST are being interrupted by noise from younger tenants who reside in their buildings. I’ve experienced wildness myself with my upstairs neighbors jumping up and down so intensely that, absent an explanation, I could only conclude that their objective was to break their floor through onto mine.
But the fact of the matter is that they pay twice what I pay for the same apartment so I didn’t bother with calling security. It seems to me that the only thing that rent stabilized tenants prior to Speyer have going for them is if they qualify for DRIE or can hold on to get SCRIE. Under those circumstances one gets a great apartment at a great price, but will have to endure uncivil behavior. In other words, one gets nothing for nothing.
As far as the other rent law negotiation points are concerned, ones that our city and state officials have before them, I’d say that we have to be flexible with vacancy decontrol. We don’t have the luxury to worry about future generations when few of us have other options.
Billy Sternberg, ST
GPBA: Thank you, Nicole Paikoff
On behalf of the board of directors and the more than 2,000 members of the Gramercy Park Block Association, we wish to commend Nicole Paikoff for her dedicated service to our Gramercy Park community as chair of the CB6 BASA Committee.
We are grateful for our relationship with the BASA Committee, which under Paikoff’s leadership, has developed into a productive dialogue of mutual respect, resulting in balancing the needs of local businesses and neighborhoods.
Nicole Paikoff’s leadership of BASA has been a critical component of this excellent relationship. Upon her retirement, we wish to express our deepest appreciation for all of her hard work and dedicated service to our community.
Arlene Harrison, President
The Gramercy Park Block Association
Sean Brady, Chairman
Gramercy Park Block Association Quality of Life Committee