Stonybrook, LOVE IT OR HATE IT?

Stonybrook, LOVE IT OR HATE IT?

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Since: Aug 10

Minneapolis, MN

#1 Jun 27, 2011
I've been living here in Stonybrook in a townhouse we bought almost 3 years ago and I love it here! There's lots of nice neighbors and lots of great dogs for my little dog to make friends with. I love our house. It has 2 bedrooms, an upstairs and downstairs, and a basement. So there's plenty of space for myself, my hubby, and our dog. We don't have to worry about cutting the grass or cleaning gutters. And the association takes care of stuff like snow removal in the winter. We do take care of our own sidewalks, but they have folks to come out and run a snowblower over them. So life here is pretty nice. The pools are nice and so is the playground for the kids. It will be 3 years in September since we moved here and I love it! I can walk my dog around here safely at night. The only gripes I have are the people who speed on the residential roads around here and when people either don't tie their garbage up properly or just throw it on the ground. But I take care of that problem by collecting it around the neighborhood as I walk my dog. Others who live here in Stonybrook, what do y'all think of it?

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Jan 15, 2012
Daughter of the Firmament wrote:
I've been living here in Stonybrook in a townhouse we bought almost 3 years ago and I love it here! There's lots of nice neighbors and lots of great dogs for my little dog to make friends with. I love our house. It has 2 bedrooms, an upstairs and downstairs, and a basement. So there's plenty of space for myself, my hubby, and our dog. We don't have to worry about cutting the grass or cleaning gutters. And the association takes care of stuff like snow removal in the winter. We do take care of our own sidewalks, but they have folks to come out and run a snowblower over them. So life here is pretty nice. The pools are nice and so is the playground for the kids. It will be 3 years in September since we moved here and I love it! I can walk my dog around here safely at night. The only gripes I have are the people who speed on the residential roads around here and when people either don't tie their garbage up properly or just throw it on the ground. But I take care of that problem by collecting it around the neighborhood as I walk my dog. Others who live here in Stonybrook, what do y'all think of it?
you live on the east side. west side dont have those basements. nor do they have the semi private patios.
I've been here for about half my lifetime in this complex.
I hate the fact that it is discriminating against children on several levels. though it is better than last year's. they backed off a bit when folks found out about the rules were being discriminatory against kids being out and about in the commons.
mad

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Mar 25, 2012
well you want us to stop discriminating against the children. On the east side, in the common areas, you have to turn your TV up so you can hear it because they are in the commons area playing football, yelling, using foul language, tearing up the yards, knocking over the cable boxes, destroying property like plants, lights both in the common areas and hanging on people's houses. There is a giant area of land where they can play football without destroying personal property. Rules are rules, keep your kids out of our common areas. We also pay for that area.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Mar 25, 2012
mad wrote:
well you want us to stop discriminating against the children. On the east side, in the common areas, you have to turn your TV up so you can hear it because they are in the commons area playing football, yelling, using foul language, tearing up the yards, knocking over the cable boxes, destroying property like plants, lights both in the common areas and hanging on people's houses. There is a giant area of land where they can play football without destroying personal property. Rules are rules, keep your kids out of our common areas. We also pay for that area.
I live in the place too. my kid stays with me and or her dad when she is outside.
plus, one reason the kids hang out on the east side. is that it is also where the school bus picks and drops the kids off at.
if we adults can be on the grounds. so can the kids.
plus I also pay my association dues as well.
Daughter of the Firmament

Minneapolis, MN

#5 Mar 28, 2012
mad wrote:
well you want us to stop discriminating against the children. On the east side, in the common areas, you have to turn your TV up so you can hear it because they are in the commons area playing football, yelling, using foul language, tearing up the yards, knocking over the cable boxes, destroying property like plants, lights both in the common areas and hanging on people's houses. There is a giant area of land where they can play football without destroying personal property. Rules are rules, keep your kids out of our common areas. We also pay for that area.
While most of the kids around here are pretty decent, I have seen some of the kids out there kicking the electrical boxes and running wild. During the summer, they try to go to the pool unattended and I don't like that because I don't want to be responsible for other people's kids. Not to mention, some of the kids who come to the pool try to lie and say they have an aunt or relative who lives in Stonybrook and they don't. They walk all the way from Zane Ave to come over here and swim. Another big gripe of mine lately has been the people who don't pick up their dog s**t and leave it laying there for us to step in, especially in common areas and around the pools! I had to go and pick up the minefield that was in our courtyard today. And there's many of us with dogs that walk around with our dogs and pick up trash around SB. We just want our neighborhood to stay a nice one. And I don't mind picking up the dog crap, but I am just sick of people being too damn lazy to clean up after their dogs. Having to check my shoes before going in my house is getting old!

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#6 Mar 30, 2012
besides, the Fair Housing Act by law forbids discriminaton.
be it on age, gender, marital status, family status(kids or not), etc.....
this includes not only the selling of the place. but also renting. it covers also any and all bylaws, regulations, rulings that a place might have.
it also covers any guests a person might have over as well.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#7 Apr 13, 2012
Daughter of the Firmament wrote:
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While most of the kids around here are pretty decent, I have seen some of the kids out there kicking the electrical boxes and running wild. During the summer, they try to go to the pool unattended and I don't like that because I don't want to be responsible for other people's kids. Not to mention, some of the kids who come to the pool try to lie and say they have an aunt or relative who lives in Stonybrook and they don't. They walk all the way from Zane Ave to come over here and swim. Another big gripe of mine lately has been the people who don't pick up their dog s**t and leave it laying there for us to step in, especially in common areas and around the pools! I had to go and pick up the minefield that was in our courtyard today. And there's many of us with dogs that walk around with our dogs and pick up trash around SB. We just want our neighborhood to stay a nice one. And I don't mind picking up the dog crap, but I am just sick of people being too damn lazy to clean up after their dogs. Having to check my shoes before going in my house is getting old!
thing is, there are at least one if not more folks who do bag their dog's stuff. but then either leaves the bags in the streets/parking areas. and or near a tree.
the first one. tends to be I've noticed under the tires of various vehicles. like one truck that was parked in that parking section near 83rd & Douglas. it had one under it a rather smashed up.
I commend them cleaning it up. but being toooo lazy to carry it to either their garbage can or someone who left theirs out. sheesh.
Daughter of the Firmament

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Apr 13, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
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thing is, there are at least one if not more folks who do bag their dog's stuff. but then either leaves the bags in the streets/parking areas. and or near a tree.
the first one. tends to be I've noticed under the tires of various vehicles. like one truck that was parked in that parking section near 83rd & Douglas. it had one under it a rather smashed up.
I commend them cleaning it up. but being toooo lazy to carry it to either their garbage can or someone who left theirs out. sheesh.
I just don't understand that concept: eager enough to pick up and bag the trash, but too lazy to throw it in a proper container....

I guess we can just count ourselves lucky we don't live in an apartment complex. My husband, who works as a utility locator says that apartment complexes are THE WORST next to trailer parks. The common areas are minefields, the people don't give a damn about their living conditions, there's always crime, drugs, and stealing from each other. He says his job has sent him out to some really bad ones.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#9 Apr 13, 2012
Daughter of the Firmament wrote:
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I just don't understand that concept: eager enough to pick up and bag the trash, but too lazy to throw it in a proper container....
I guess we can just count ourselves lucky we don't live in an apartment complex. My husband, who works as a utility locator says that apartment complexes are THE WORST next to trailer parks. The common areas are minefields, the people don't give a damn about their living conditions, there's always crime, drugs, and stealing from each other. He says his job has sent him out to some really bad ones.
like Winsor Court in Robbinsdale. cops are there every night. sometimes at least twice if not more.
I lived there for a while.
Daughter of the Firmament

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Apr 13, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
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like Winsor Court in Robbinsdale. cops are there every night. sometimes at least twice if not more.
I lived there for a while.
I'll have to ask my hubby about this one, never even heard of it. Maybe he had to go there and mark utilities like underground cables.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#11 Apr 13, 2012
Daughter of the Firmament wrote:
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I'll have to ask my hubby about this one, never even heard of it. Maybe he had to go there and mark utilities like underground cables.
that one is almost right behind that abortion clinic in Robbinsdale.
if you were to googleearth the clinic and then look for the set of apartments to the southwest of it along the tracks. that would be it.
worst days for me there were on the weekends when you just barely got out of the parking lot for the apartments. and you got harrassed by the prolifers. some who would stand in front of your car and not let you go till they screamed their message at ya.
Daughter of the Firmament

Minneapolis, MN

#12 Apr 14, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
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that one is almost right behind that abortion clinic in Robbinsdale.
if you were to googleearth the clinic and then look for the set of apartments to the southwest of it along the tracks. that would be it.
worst days for me there were on the weekends when you just barely got out of the parking lot for the apartments. and you got harrassed by the prolifers. some who would stand in front of your car and not let you go till they screamed their message at ya.
You got a point there, these people seriously need to take a damn good look in the mirror before they start screaming at other people for their life choices! I couldn't imagine living in such a dump, and on top of that, being harassed by a huge group of prolifers. I also really feel for those in the areas "occupied" by those Occupy protesters. There have been complaints like noise, harassment, and even some about property damage and the protestors using the streets and people's yards as a toilet!

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#13 Jul 2, 2012
mad wrote:
well you want us to stop discriminating against the children. On the east side, in the common areas, you have to turn your TV up so you can hear it because they are in the commons area playing football, yelling, using foul language, tearing up the yards, knocking over the cable boxes, destroying property like plants, lights both in the common areas and hanging on people's houses. There is a giant area of land where they can play football without destroying personal property. Rules are rules, keep your kids out of our common areas. We also pay for that area.
have you been over in the area of the playground the complex has. full of sand burrs. impossible for the kids to play there without getting injured by the burrs' points digging into their skin.
being a parent. it is hard for me to see any kid cry because of them being injured by the burrs.
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http://www.livestrong.com/article/551952-sand... The burrs attach themselves to shoelaces, clothing, pet fur and even tires, and feature 1/4-inch spines that are sharp enough to penetrate skin.
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https://www.google.com/search...

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Since: Jul 12

San Diego, CA.

#14 Jul 7, 2012
You should get your association to go out and talk to all the residents in the complex

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#15 Oct 17, 2012
Daughter of the Firmament wrote:
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While most of the kids around here are pretty decent, I have seen some of the kids out there kicking the electrical boxes and running wild. During the summer, they try to go to the pool unattended and I don't like that because I don't want to be responsible for other people's kids. Not to mention, some of the kids who come to the pool try to lie and say they have an aunt or relative who lives in Stonybrook and they don't. They walk all the way from Zane Ave to come over here and swim. Another big gripe of mine lately has been the people who don't pick up their dog s**t and leave it laying there for us to step in, especially in common areas and around the pools! I had to go and pick up the minefield that was in our courtyard today. And there's many of us with dogs that walk around with our dogs and pick up trash around SB. We just want our neighborhood to stay a nice one. And I don't mind picking up the dog crap, but I am just sick of people being too damn lazy to clean up after their dogs. Having to check my shoes before going in my house is getting old!
I'm wondering if the kids you saw running around being vandals. if they are more likely the ones who do NOT live in the complex at all. thus causing troubles for the ones who are living here.
Daughter of the Firmament

Minneapolis, MN

#16 Nov 13, 2012
Sangelia wrote:
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I'm wondering if the kids you saw running around being vandals. if they are more likely the ones who do NOT live in the complex at all. thus causing troubles for the ones who are living here.
I've seen and have personally called the cops on the punks I've seen throwing rocks at the light posts, kicking utility boxes, and they have filthy mouths. The cops said they would give them trespassing summons if they catch them around here doing stuff they are not supposed to.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Nov 14, 2012
Daughter of the Firmament wrote:
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I've seen and have personally called the cops on the punks I've seen throwing rocks at the light posts, kicking utility boxes, and they have filthy mouths. The cops said they would give them trespassing summons if they catch them around here doing stuff they are not supposed to.
and the problem being on some ways. it gives the ones that do live here. as well as being behaved, a bad name.
I wonder if the ones doing it. that they assume that we are all well off. as in that we are supposedly all rich.
Daughter of the Firmament

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Nov 15, 2012
I think that the punks that trespass here from the south of our neighborhood assume we are better off than they are because we have 2 private pools for our residents, what they don't realize is that the residents pay an HOA due of at least $150 per month to maintain our pools, streets, and grounds, as well as the buildings.

Since: Jul 10

Minneapolis, MN

#19 Jun 12, 2013
I also realized that the ones from south of our fence were the ones stealing my tomatoes off my topsy turvy tomatoe tress I have up.
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need to put up signs and webcams to catch those folks in the act.
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also, yesterday two ladies south of the complex actually were walking their mutts in our complex. they had when they got done. walked to the section where they came from and went back over the fence. as though we were some sort of dog park.
Daughter of the Firmament

Minneapolis, MN

#20 Jun 13, 2013
Sangelia wrote:
I also realized that the ones from south of our fence were the ones stealing my tomatoes off my topsy turvy tomatoe tress I have up.
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need to put up signs and webcams to catch those folks in the act.
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also, yesterday two ladies south of the complex actually were walking their mutts in our complex. they had when they got done. walked to the section where they came from and went back over the fence. as though we were some sort of dog park.
And how much do you want to be that those women didn't pick up their dog s**t? And I think a little hidden camera would be a very good idea.

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