Two cars splashed with paint thinner or acid outside PCV

The corrosive substance peeled the paint down to the metal on Cailin Krogman’s car door. (Photo courtesy of Cailin Krogman)

The corrosive substance peeled the paint down to the metal on Cailin Krogman’s car door. (Photo courtesy of Cailin Krogman)

By Sabina Mollot

While most drivers have experienced the delight of walking outside to find that their car’s tires have been slashed or the doors keyed by a random jerk, two cars owned by residents of Peter Cooper were recently on the receiving end of a splash attack by either paint thinner or some kind of acid.

One of the car owners, Cailin Krogman, said other cars may have been damaged by the substance, too, which caused the paint to peel back down to the metal all along the passenger door.

The perp, she believes, must have done it last Saturday night at some point after she parked her car at 6:45 p.m. near a Peter Cooper Village entrance on East 20th Street. Krogman didn’t discover the damage herself until the following Monday morning when leaving for work, but said a neighbor who’d been out walking her dog on Sunday morning saw the cars damaged at that time. Because of this, Krogman doesn’t believe she was personally targeted by anyone.

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Pols: Enter lottery while you can

Local elected officials held a press conference last Thursday outside of Stuyvesant Town to urge anyone who thinks they’re eligible to seize the opportunity for an affordable apartment while it lasts. (Pictured) State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council Member Dan Garodnick, Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh and ST-PCV Tenants Association President Susan Steinberg (Photo by Sabina Mollot)

Local elected officials held a press conference last Thursday outside of Stuyvesant Town to urge anyone who thinks they’re eligible to seize the opportunity for an affordable apartment while it lasts. (Pictured) State Senator Brad Hoylman, Council Member Dan Garodnick, Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh and ST-PCV Tenants Association President Susan Steinberg (Photo by Sabina Mollot)

By Sabina Mollot

Soon after the launch of the affordable apartment lottery, local elected officials and the ST-PCV Tenants Association were urging tenants to apply for it while the window of opportunity remains open.

Though such a move might seem obvious, the pols, who held a press conference outside Stuyvesant Town last Thursday, had reason to issue the reminder.

In 2013, when the Roberts v. Tishman Speyer litigation was settled, those same politicians and tenant leaders went door to door in the complex to advise neighbors to apply for their damages, with many tenants not realizing they had to fill out paperwork for the long-awaited cash for rent over-payments. Additionally, many former residents, when called by tenant volunteers, didn’t even know they were entitled to anything.

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Letters to the Editor: Mar. 10

Cartoon by Jim Meadows

Cartoon by Jim Meadows

About those new windows in PCV

Re: T&V story, “Roof access coming to PCV, but just for two apartments, T&V, Feb. 25

To the Editor,

So, the new owners are trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear? Where are the amenities that would go along with the prices they intend to ask?

I was also amazed to read that the tenants had access to the roof. Never so in the 30-odd years I’ve been living here and if so, was the biggest kept secret. I had been told by security that we couldn’t go up there.

As to the new windows, if people look carefully at the apartment in the photo, you can see that with the new reconfiguration there is no way for a window air conditioner. The unit is now below the window in part of the wall. Now, with the unit where it is, the tenant can’t put a sofa back to the wall so they’re losing space.

As to another MCI for “new windows,” if we had had a lawyer who knew who was on first, we wouldn’t be paying and paying and paying for the rest of our lives.

The windows never did what they were supposed to do which was to keep the apartments cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. At least that was what I had been told. Once a hole was drilled into the window to let the gas out so that it wouldn’t implode, the purpose of the new windows went out the window or door, whichever word you care to use.

Marcia Robinson, PCV

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