Sunday, March 22, 2009

Pistilli still a real pisser

Curbed directs readers to a post on Broker Tales which reviews the Pistilli Riverview East in Astoria. My favorite excerpt:

Did anyone from the Chamber of Commerce go inside this building before awarding them an award in a Rehab category in 2007? Should these types of conversions be done only by great architects and real developers with great design teams?

Curbed also reports that there are now (gasp!) renters at the Powerhouse.

See previously: Pistilli a real pisser

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

This giant atrocity looks like a steamship so call it by its correct name, "The USS Money Sail Away."

astorians.com not! said...

I would criticize this on astorians.com but got throw off the board because you cannot criticize developers and their friends, the politicans on that board.

The minders do not believe that is appropiate topics for their community to go fishing.

Now raving about the taco trucks that cruise the community. Ah, that's the ticket!

Anonymous said...

Who cares?

The rest of the city is grappling with new issues like downzoning, infrastructure costs, and you folks are stuck in the past.

You get what you deserve in Astoria.

If everyone wants to be led around like sheep, then no one is going to ride to your rescue.

As a matter of fact, the perfect location would have both El Mundo Discount and the Community Board in Pistilli's mutilated Stern's Warehouse. Filled with vibrant and diverse Section 8 tenants, of course.

Bedbug heaven.

Nothing would symbolize that community better.

Anonymous said...

Actually, there is a lot of (deserved) criticism of Pistilli properties on astorians.com. I guess people only see what they want to see.

Anonymous said...

I know an 80+ year old couple that was in the process of selling their fine old Tudor home in northeast Queens to move into a Pistilli built condo project in Astoria.

Pistilli had to return their deposit because they couldn't get a proper C of O
for their new building.

Saved from the pit of a Pistilli hell...the couple is happily remaining in their home...a far better deal than putting up with flimsy wall board construction!

"Don" Pistilli is also building in Glen Cove these days.

Anonymous said...

Thank God for that. I am third-generation Astorian and I know that my parents and grandparents would not have been buffaloed like we are being.

When someone wanted to re-develop Eagle Electric into a gas station 20 years ago, the ENTIRE community turned up. What has happened to us and how do we fight back?

Gaterboy said...

Actually, there is a lot of (deserved) criticism of Pistilli properties on astorians.com. I guess people only see what they want to see.

WELL THEY CAN'T WRITE WHAT THEY WANT TO WRITE.

WHEN WILL YOU UNBLOCK PEOPLE WHO PROTEST CENSORSHIP? THEN WE WILL BELIEVE YOU.

WHEN WILL YOU LET THE COMMUNITY FREELY DISCUSS THINGS LIKE THIS? THEN WE WILL BELIEVE YOU.

A FEW DRIBS AND DRABS DO NOT MAKE A RAINFALL. FOR YEARS ANY HINT OF CRITICISM OF ANY DEVELOPMENT IN ASTORIA WAS TREATED WITH HOOTS OF SCORN AND BELITTLING ON THAT WEBSITE.

Miss Heather said...

On this side of the creek (that being Newtown), a friend of mine who lives in the Astral (which is owned by Pistilli) has been without hot water for 36-48 hours now. I doubt she is the only one either.

bulletthesky said...

lol @ 'pisser' .. takes me back to nyc real quick <3

Anonymous said...

I moved in to their Pistilli Grand Manor building and I can not take it anymore. I have BED BUGS in my apartment. I bough everything new thinking I was moving to a NEW WELL MAINTAINED building, but what a dissapointment. I call the manager to complain of the bed bug infestation,I left detailed messages of how sick I am getting with RED MARKS all over my body, but He does not return my calls. I went to my next door neighboor and found out that he was already infested with bed bugs. He has already gone through same situation. BED BUGS ARE MOVING FROM APARTMENT TO APARTMENT Pistilli doesn't care how sick you get they just want your money $$$$. I called their main office, but keep on sending me to his voice mail. I need HELP PLEASE.

Anonymous said...

Demand that Pistilli fumigate the entire building.

No one should be forced to live under such Third World conditions.

Anonymous said...

I currently live at 1919 24th ave and the building and its management SUCKS!!! These guys couldn't manage flying a kite!
The building manager Michael Pistilli a Newphew or something is the dumbest kid I have ever spoken to, he knows nothing about managing a building I think this moron couldn't make it on his own and the pistilli family decided to get the retard a safe job in the family bussiness.
DO NOT listen to the crap on other website EVERYBODY in this place hates it hear the building is poorly maintaned and the elevators are always breaking down.

Anonymous said...

previous poster...
why not move out of the riverview if it's so bad. loserr

Anonymous said...

Pistilli's bank is in big trouble with FDIC and NYS Banking Department. He had to bring in new management. At least one mortgage in Brooklyn was taken over by another bank because chump's bank is insolvent.

With his bank out of the picture and not lending, I don't see how buyers will be able to finance a purchase in any of his buildings.

New NYS bedbug law will be a headache for him, too.

Anonymous said...

Pistilli Grand Manor is bed bug heaven.

Anonymous said...

Stay away from anything with Pistilli's name on it.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous...

Fuck pistilli and his wack ass service. For all those who are interested in moving into those condominiums I recommend you don't ! Nobody knows the building as much as I do, Trust me when I'm saying this ! I am actually still around because I have to not because I WANT to. I'm pretty sure nobody wants mice's running around they're apartments or would you? Have a dog? Don't walk him around the 45th street side at night the RAT'S would eat it and maybe yourself. Don't like the summer time? Well you'll be fucked living there with broken down air-conditioners all the time ! Call the super? Where the fuck is the super with his fucked up english? More like contact a interpreter before speaking to the super. Mike Pistilli is a broke ass bitch with poor management. Pistilli's Grand Manor building is actually a great spot to smoke hella weed. FUCK THE WHOLE PISTILLI FAMILY.

Anonymous said...

Vallone and his pal Pistilli are destroying Astoria, which is rapidly turning into a flophouse for illegal aliens.