Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hey Pistilli, you've got a little leak there...

From bojack7325 on YouTube:


This is what your apartment will look like every time it rains at a Pistilli residence in Queens. Hoping a local city councilman or woman can see this video and take action. We have called the management company, including Michael Pistilli several times over the last 2 years about this problem and nothing is happening. Renter and buyer beware of this serious flooding issue in apartments in this building.

From Sassy8305 on YouTube:


Awakened at 5 am by the worst leak thus far. This has been a situation since 2008 and the building has not been repaired. The super says the building is not waterproof and that workers have been hired to waterproof the building. He's been saying that since 2008.

Pissed off residents have formed the Stop the flooding in Pistilli Riverview East Facebook Group.

From the Queens Gazette:

The Astoria Civic Association held its 77th annual Judge Charles J. Vallone Scholarship Dinner and Dance on Saturday, April 10 at Riccardo’s by the Bridge, 21-01 24th Ave., Astoria.

Community Board 1 District Manager Lucille T. Hartmann and Joseph Pistilli, founder of Pistilli Realty Group and president of First Central Savings Bank, were honored during the ceremony. The festivities began with cocktails from 7 to 8 p.m., immediately followed by the award presentations. Astoria Kiwanis President Linda Perno served as the event’s chair and was assisted by former City Council Speaker Peter F. Vallone Sr. and Borough President Helen M. Marshall who made a special guest appearance.

A Queens native, Pistilli founded Pistilli Realty Group in 1975 and is currently chief executive officer. The company owns and operates approximately 40 commercial and residential buildings in the New York City area, containing roughly 4,800 units and about 250,000 square feet of commercial space. Some recent acquisitions include two high-rise apartment complexes known as Sky View Towers, containing 225 apartments in Woodside and the former Steinway warehouse located at Ditmars Boulevard and 45th Street in Astoria.

“Joseph Pistilli is a man who devotes his life to making Queens look beautiful, and for that we are truly grateful,” Marshall said.

14 comments:

georgetheatheist said...

Oh, please stop the complaining. It's supposed to be like this - the latest rage: Tropical Rain Forest Living. Joe Pissilli, a true visionary.

Anonymous said...

Phony Balony, Mystery Man Gianaris, Peter the Toupe, and Helen the Beep are all there.

Add to this ripe mix CB1, a bank financing development, blah blah blah. Looks like a fun evening.

And of course, the dowager civic groups for that wonderfully run part of the borough, Astoria Civic, where you have 20 vice presidents and an average membership of 75.

They may start at 8 PM, but after giving each other blocks of wood on how wonderful they all are, start serving dinner at 11 PM at their functions.

Meanwhile, another young sprite is awaiting on the wings, and the community of Astoria sees not the slightest problem that this group, the unions, the local hack clubhouses, all think she is wonderful.

Well, the only really important issue (no not development, quality of life or any of that rot - these are short term people) is the gay thing.

And since Simotas has been around all of oh say, 4 months, and the Gay Lobby has endorsed her over an activist for the gay community, it seems she too is a shoo-in.

http://www.astorians.com/community/index.php?topic=17670.0

The bottom line folks from this is that you might complain, and have every reason to complain, but you will do nothing of substance to change things.

With this abuse, the new buildings will quickly attact a guest worker clientale and about 30 years will be the poster child for all that is wrong with development in Plan 2030.

http://www.astorians.com/community/index.php?topic=18141.0

Anonymous said...

“Joseph Pistilli is a man who devotes his life to making Queens look beautiful, and for that we are truly grateful,” Marshall said.


Crappy, this says it all. Worthy of the hall of shame you put on the right side of the front page.

Anonymous said...

Satire aside, that picture is priceless. Says it all....

Anonymous said...

Wonder where Pistilli lives. I'm sure it's not in Queens.

Anonymous said...

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2009/03/20

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Anonymous said...

HAHAHAHA LITTLE RICH KIDDIES

YOU GOT WHAT YOU PAID FOR

Next time don't be in such a hurry to BUY or rent a luxury place...

YOU JUST HAD TO BUY THAT CONDO....HAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

Astoria, the place that never sees the light of day.

The heart of darkness....

PizzaBagel said...

Joseph Pistilli is the CEO of Pistilli Realty Group and the president of First Central Savings Bank? Does anybody see a possible conflict of interest there, what with that bank providing mortgages to buyers of units in this guy's buildings? Maybe I'm just cynical, but something seems fishy to me.

Anonymous said...

Joseph Pistilli is the CEO of Pistilli Realty Group and the president of First Central Savings Bank? Does anybody see a possible conflict of interest there, what with that bank providing mortgages to buyers of units in this guy's buildings? Maybe I'm just cynical, but something seems fishy to me.

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Its Astoria. Some may grumble, but no one, absolutely no one, sees anything wrong there with anything.

Anonymous said...

Pistilli's bank is in big trouble with FDIC and state regulators.

Bad loans, low capital levels, fleecing home equity loan customers, etc

I think bank stopped making loans to people who buy his properties. These loans clearly caused a conflict of interest. Hope Feds investigate and take action.

Anonymous said...

Pistilli and the corrupt local politicians who support him deprived the community of a much needed full service 40,000 sq ft supermarket on the site of the old decrepit Stern's warehouse building. Pathmark also would have provided many good union jobs, both in the store and during construction.

The crap Pistilli wrought probably will be condemned and torn down in a few years. So, maybe the community will get the supermarket it needs in the end.

Anonymous said...

Pistilli and Vallone are destroying Astoria.

Anonymous said...

Vote out all Pistilli's political friends in Nov election.