‘New system’ for plumbing service stinks!
Re: Story, “Garodnick: Stuy Town plumbing service has gone down the toilet,” T&V, Dec. 17
The reduction of our plumbing service is just the latest, most blatant example of what CompassRock (CWCapital) has been getting away with during the past few years in order to enrich themselves further. I say it is the most blatant because so many residents feel the effects as soon as there is a problem which is typically several times a year, while other service cuts including in pest control and security may be less obvious but nevertheless still noticed by many.
I currently have a problem with my bathroom sink being completely clogged, and therefore unusable. When I called management services to arrange an appointment I was very disturbed when they told me the earliest appointment they could arrange for me was in three weeks! When I replied that this is something that used to be resolved in a few days, they responded that they now have a new system. They wouldn’t explain their “new system,” but it obviously meant saving more money by cutting our services even more. I did call the Blackstone hotline at (221) 655-9870 to report it and was told that they have been flooded with similar complaints.
I guess it’s not enough that CW is receiving over a half billion dollar windfall from the upcoming sale but obviously they feel they need to squeeze out a few thousand dollars more at the expense of their tenants.
At least when the sale is completed we can likely expect CompassRock to depart, and I’m sure I express the sentiment of many tenants when I say to them “Goodbye, and good riddance!”
Ed Lee, ST
It’s called Peter Cooper, not chopped liver
As a long-time resident of Peter Cooper Village, I strongly object to the recent use of the acronym “STUYTOWN” to attempt to cover both Stuyvesant Town and PCV. Since their separate developments the two communities have always had separate identities, and when asked where I live, I reply “Peter Cooper Village,” not “Stuyvesant Town” or “Stuytown.” My neighbors do the same. The very name of this newspaper, i.e. “Town & Village,” recognizes this separateness. Likewise, our Tenants Association covers both ST and PCV in its title.
The welcome signs on our paths in PCV have “STUYTOWN” in very large letters, and at the extreme bottom in tiny letters have the names of both communities. This is a feeble and unsuccessful try to keep both places in the picture.
I sincerely hope that our new owners will correct this situation.
For an acronym, how about “STUYPCV” (just a suggestion). As we all know, a Town is not a Village, and vice versa!
Name withheld, PCV