Letters to the Editor, Sept. 3

Cartoon by Jim Meadows

Cartoon by Jim Meadows

Enforcement needed on rowdiness in ST

In response to the “Sick of rowdy drunks barreling through ST” letter writer (T&V, Aug. 27): You need look no further than Vamos! where the music blasts through open doors and windows to know that ST/PCV management is not serious about the community noise policy noted in the September Community Update brochure.

Either the policy does not apply to their commercial tenants or they assume everyone has air conditioning and so, with windows closed, the racket will not bother them. But the “community” is much larger than just Stuy Town and Peter Cooper and perhaps CWCapital could show a little courtesy to the other surrounding buildings and passers-by that are well within hearing of this intrusive noise.

As for the drunks who stumble through Stuyvesant Town? Now that the weather is cooling, air conditioners will be turned off and windows will be opened, we can all look forward to suffering the full impact of the lack of patrols through the complex. This reduction in patrols seems to have coincided with the installation of the cameras around the properties several years ago but what good is watching problems unfold at the multi-screen, state of the art security office if there are no security officers on the spot to address them?

It’s time to put security officers/vehicles at the entrances to ST/PCV so that those rowdy, inconsiderate tenants can be stopped, quieted and if necessary, escorted to their buildings in silence, and yes, even evicted if they prove to be repeat offenders. Anyone not able to prove residency should be turned away.

As for the remaining information in the September Community Update brochure… since noise has been associated with sleep disturbance, cognitive impairment in children, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease, offering any health-related programs is a joke.

J. Polise, ST

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Letters to the Editor, June 27

Lockout fee is excessive

Dear friends,

I am a senior citizen, aged 89, who has lived in Peter Cooper for 65 years. Contrary to the various letters that you have printed here regarding the problems with living in these buildings, I have never had a complaint before. I have loved living here. Following is the story of my huge dissatisfaction with PCV/ST.

I have waited to write this so that I could cool off with my intense anger and write a really practical and thoughtful letter re: the situation. Here goes:

About a month or so ago at noon, I came home to enter my apartment and found that I did not have my key and door card. (These are in one small case.) So, I went to the guard house and explained my problem and he was most sympathetic and kind and called for another guard to come with my key.

I must tell you here and now that in all the 65 years I have never needed to have assistance to enter my apartment because I never lost or misplaced my keys before. In any case — a guard came and cheerfully let me in.

I later found my key, but had other spares in the house so I needed no replacement. I even tipped the guard for his fast and polite response.

In any case, I got a bill… and here is the rub. The thing I am most disturbed about. The bill was for $85 plus tax of $6.62.

Especially because I have never had a demerit before — even criminals and DUI people get a chance — at least a reasonable one. I can see that they might charge something for the problem they thought was so dire… maybe $25, but $85 plus tax is utterly beyond words. I paid my rent bill and sent along another check for the unbelievable charge. I marked it “in protest.” Not that it will do any good, but I want everyone to know just how thoughtless and mean-spirited CW is to a longtime elder tenant. If they can do that to me, then who knows what comes next?

Okay, now I have said it and if anyone thinks this is a reasonable charge, I would like to know. So far those who do know are absolutely surprised and discomforted by it. I thought that the community should know what the policy is these days. I did speak with a very nice young man from “management” and he did try a number of times to alleviate this manner — to no avail.

So, that is that and now I must join those who feel they have been mistreated here at PCV/ST. I regret having to do it, but sometimes it takes only one thing to destroy a lifetime of beliefs.
Best to the community.

H. Spring, PCV

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