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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Hello, Microsoft scammer calling

microsoftIn the June 19th issue of Town & Village, a Stuyvesant Town resident, wanting to warn neighbors, shared her story about being called by a scammer pretending to be from Microsoft who claimed to need to fix her computer. In this column, the author writes about a similar experience he had and how he dealt with the situation.

By Rob Engelhardt

I picked up my phone and heard, “Hello, I’m calling you from the Windows service department. I’m receiving error messages from your computer.” Meanwhile, my computer is at home turned off. I get these calls twice a week sometimes. I’ve been getting them for months. So finally I decided I’m going to have some fun with these people.

The lady who called me with an Indian accent gave me her fake American name as Rachel. So I asked her if her life has really come to the point where she needs to do this. Had it become so bad that she has to work for this scam, because if it is that bad, then she has nothing more to live for.

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