Lawns for people, not pooches
To the Editor:
The newly hired management people have made one of their first decisions to eliminate many of the lawn covered green spaces in the back of our buildings and turn them into “dog friendly spaces.” These are now effectively noisy dog runs and puts dogs before tenants. Not a good start.
Formerly, these lawns were used by young children to crawl and play around – sometimes tenants would read, relax or sun bathe on them. These, along with benches, playgrounds and the Oval, were much needed islands of tranquility amid the city and helped make Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village the oasis it was once known for (see the lovely 70th Anniversary Exhibit on the Oval).
In turning these lawns into fly infested dog toilets, we now witness employees having to clean up after those dog owners who are not so thoughtful – a real waste of their time and energy. These lawns will soon turn into brown and dead places as the small “dog friendly” areas set up previously have become. They will also match the lovely stained carpets that greet guests as they step out of elevators on many floors of our buildings. This is getting out of hand. The next logical step is to turn Stuyvesant Oval into a large dog run with all that space and those trees.
A suggestion. Why not put up signs reading “Curb Your Dog,” which, by the way, is the law in New York City. Dog owners could allow their dogs to relieve themselves in handy nearby gutters which are supposed to be cleaned and disinfected by Sanitation vehicles at least once a week. Owners would still need to clean up after their dogs. No poop and flies on the green spaces or sidewalks. No noisy dog runs. More sanitary conditions in ST/PCV. In short, put tenant needs before dog needs.
Name withheld, ST
Upside to gas being down
The following is an open letter to Stuyvesant Town General Manager Rick Hayduk.
Dear Mr. Hayduk,
I wanted to write a quick note of appreciation for keeping us up to date with the gas situation in my building.
Two years ago there was a tragic explosion on 2nd Ave and 7th Street. That horror surely could have been avoided if the landlord followed the law, and wasn’t looking to save a buck.
Messing with gas lines is no joke. Your staff’s professionalism and thoroughness gave us peace of mind. My family and I never thought this was an inconvenience.
Thank you so much for keeping us all safe.
Carolanne Fitz, ST
A true blue dining experience
Recently one local business made me see red. They seemed entitled to be stressed out and hostile after I suggested that they may have double charged me. A polite note to them went unanswered.
Well, I had an unfortunate experience with a weird waiter during my first time at Blue Ribbon, a brasserie with, ironically, near the same number of locations as the store that insulted me. Respecting my note, however, Blue Ribbon apologized profusely and extended themselves without qualification. I heartily commend Blue Ribbon to all of you. The food is awesome. It’s a great place to treat yourself.
Blue Ribbon is the kind of customer relations we want from businesses in New York. Try the ribs. To. Die. For!
Billy Sternberg, ST