From laundry rooms to noisy neighbors

Stuy Town’s general manager discusses projects and policy

Apr16 David Sorise

David Sorise, ST/PCV general manager (Photo by Sabina Mollot)

By Sabina Mollot

Earlier this month, Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village’s general manager David Sorise sat with a Town & Village reporter and answered a number of questions about ongoing projects and policy in the property.

The interview, which took place at the gleaming new management office, also centered around CompassRock’s hope of managing Co-op City (which was covered in another article last week).

As for other issues that came up, one was ongoing construction and renovation work.

Stuyvesant Town buildings are now in the process of getting a new intercom system, similar to the ones now used in Peter Cooper Village.

Sorise said every building will be getting the intercoms. “Our old system is difficult to service because it is an old technology,” he explained.

When working on the year’s capital budget, management determined that replacing the system would actually be more cost effective than maintaining it.

“It makes sense — it’s something we had to do proactively. The project should be completed this year.”

Since it’s a capital project that does mean it could be applicable for a major capital improvement (MCI) increase.

Another effort is to become more energy efficient and currently building stairways are getting outfitted with LED lights. The next project is to install the long-lasting bulbs in hallways too.

“The hallways will happen later this year,” said Sorise.

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