Rowdy tenants need to be reined in
Stuyvesant Town has become a pub crawl every Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights into the wee hours of the morning. Living at 19 Stuyvesant Oval has its perks as from 1:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. from two to six young people, “twenty-somethings,” make their way home, screaming, shouting, cursing, talking and singing loud, like it’s Santacon or Mardi Gras in New Orleans.
Studies show that young people, age 18 to 29, go through a stage of life called “emerging adulthood,” as they make choices that will define their adult lives. Is the current management enabling these rowdy adults to have arrested development at our expense?
This disturbance of the peace wakes me and my family up each night and I’m sure it has a deleterious impact on all the hard working tenants, parents who have put their kids to sleep, senior citizens who suffer from a multitude of illnesses, who once awakened find it difficult to regain sleep.
There are numerous studies that depict how sleep deprivation leads to stress and illness.
Can security deploy its troops to meet these twenty-somethings at all the entrances by First Avenue and 20th street or 14th Street and escort them until they reach their apartments, instructing them to treat paths to the Oval like a hospital quiet zone. If they are rowdy, names should be taken and they should be evicted for disturbing the peace.
A show of force is required to demonstrate that you are going to control this form of abuse to “older-than-twenty-somethings.” If you are going to lease apartments to students you must also take some compensatory measures to monitor their behavior. I know a number of college graduates who were raised in this community and are aware of its unique value.
On the Stuy Town Peter Cooper website, management advertises how STPC is pet friendly. How about being decent citizen/tenant/ human friendly? Did you miss the young man one night who screamed three times at the top of his lungs (because it was too quiet?) or another guy who belted out the song “Downtown” by Petula Clark as if he were auditioning for the Voice or American Idol? Clearly not appropriate at 3:30 a.m.
Security officers need to be on the scooter or in cars with the windows down or walking the beat at these hours, not asleep in the security booth. I hope that our security officers are not “asleep at the wheel” when it comes to meeting the needs of the majority of residents in our community.
Which brings up another issue: Are the paths around the Oval and in the community a sidewalk for pedestrians or a street for automobiles?
I have logged hundreds of times that I have been almost run down by security cars drag racing, careening bulldozers, maintenance carts, bicycles, motorbikes, scooters and skateboards, all while being just one of the hundreds of men, women and children pedestrians in our community daring to walk on what we might take for sidewalks each and every day.
Name withheld, ST