Monday, July 10, 2017

Stellar to put cameras in hallways and stairwells

zStellar Management is installing cameras in our building’s hallways and stairwells.

Since these are PUBLIC areas of the building, Stellar is legally permitted to do this.  

If you believe that a specific camera can catch what is happening INSIDE your apartment, let our Executive Committee know immediately so we can get it moved.

Landlords typically install cameras to catch tenants who
  • rent out their apartments illegally, for example on AirBnB (not just having roommates, which is legal) or
  • are not home much and really live elsewhere, or
  • smoke or otherwise act inappropriately in the hallways and stairwells.

If Stellar contacts you claiming you really live elsewhere, please let us know.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Summertime, and the livin' . . . .

Enjoy some of our neighborhood's wonderful resources over the summer. Check here for the calendars of Central ParkRiverside Park,  the Bloomingdale Public Library, the West Side Community Garden on 89th St.,  the West Side Rag, Columbus-Amsterdam Business Improvement District (BID), the NY Classical Theater (free movable theater near us in Central Park), Lincoln Center's Midnight Swing,  Bloomingdale Aging In Place (you have to be a member of this all-volunteer group to participate), and Goddard Riverside Community Center, and enjoy the outdoor Lasker Pool at the north end of Central Park. Those under 18 can get free breakfast and lunch at Lasker and at several other locations in our neighborhood. 


The tenant association doesn't meet over the summer, but its executive committee does.  So if you've got an issue, let us know!

Farewell to Jose Rosado - our long-time handyman

At a June 27, 2017 party organized by Maxine, Lydia, Cyn, and Bea,  tenants said farewell to Jose Rosado, the handyman who helped tenants over more than three decades.  Jose succeeded to his father's position - so one might say he practically grew up in this building.    Modesto Santiago (known to some as "Ito") has replaced Jose as handyman.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Pot Luck a Big Success!

Over 90 people ate, sang, schmoozed, and had a good time at our annual Pot Luck Party.

We listened to candidate Brian Benjamin (nominated by the Democratic Party to replace Bill Perkins who left the State Senate to become a City Council member) and to our own City Council Member Mark Levine.  Then we ate some more!

The primary credit goes to our Pot Luck Planners; Maxine Soares, Lydia Pitsirilos, Joan Browne, and Debbie Gonzalez. 

And THANKS to the many people who contributed their work and food and time:

SET UP
Lydia Pitsirilos, Maxine Soares, Debbie Gonzalez, Letty Orellano, Claude Saucier, and Vernon Smith, did the set-up and decorations, with a lovely motif of hanging spirals of paper (shiny and not).  

GREETERS: 
Joan Browne,Helen Merber, and Maria Acevedo greeted guests all evening and wrote down the dish those who signed in brought.    The dishes were put out by Tish Howard with help from Melanie Eversley.

WHAT PEOPLE BROUGHT  (If you didn't sign in, your dish isn't here - so let me know!)

Maria Acevedo: Bruschetta
Stephanie and John Arenas: Cookies
Laurie Barton:  Vegetable and fruit platter, cake
Chariss Boisseau & Carlos: Mac& cheese, seltzer, and music!
deAndrade:  Empanadas
Dixon, Norma: Yellow rice with peas and eggs; yellow rice with mixed vegetables
Gabrielle Everett: Coleslaw with hot dogs
Melanie Eversley: Chicken pasta salad
Paul Fisher:  Cake
Sheila Friedling: Tossed salad
Debbie Gonzalez - Roasted vegetables
Linda Greenman: Rugelach
Aaron Heisler & Alexandra Martin: Cookies,rugelach
Jill  Hodge: Cookies
Tish Howard: Roasted chicken with garlic and peppers
Florence Jackson & Jerry Pirog: Korean chicken legs; black bean & corn salad
Pat Jordan: Haricots verts
Laura Koulish: Spinach lasagna
Mona and Jean Joseph Leon: Pasta with garden vegetables
Collean Mallon: Greek pasta salad
Ena Malone: Chocolate cherry tiara cake
Kathie Murray: Turkey chili
Adelaida Navarro: Arroz con gandules
Brenda Marshall: Red Velvet Cake
Marlene Melton: Summer punch (and one other punch recipe!)
Roie and Prudence Oppreman: Cakes
Letty Orellano: Garlic stringbeans
Mildred Palermo: Juice
Lydia Pitsirilos - Roast chicken, potato salad
Namita Prasad:  Samosas
Sekhar Ramakrishnan:  Spicy broccoli
Bones Rodriguez: Coconut, walnut, oatmeal raisin cookies
Virginia Santiago: Cookies and punch
Maxine Soares: Jerk chicken
Janie Stewart: Collard greens
Cary Webb: Home-made parker rolls, garlic knots
Beatriz Zapata: Fresh cheese with peppers appetizer

CLEAN UP CREW
Steve Koulish, Laura Koulish, Lydia Pitsirilos, Claude Saucier, Vernon Smith, Maxine Soares

Special thanks to Chariss Boisseau for providing the music, to building staff Mike Medina, Lenny Moreno, and Modesto ("Ito") Santiago for their pre-party clean-up and to Barbara Geller for arranging the flowers outside.   Thanks to Vernon Smith who found, cleaned, and prepared the table and chairs outside and to Claude Saucier and Vernon Smith prepared the children's rug and chairs.  

Friday, May 19, 2017

Tonight's the night for our Pot Luck Party!

Annual Pot-Luck Party TONIGHT
Sat., May 20th, 2017 
6-9 PM
in the Community Room and Backyard


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Bring a dish for 8-10 people or help out    . .  . 

or

Just come share in the fun & food for a small contribution: 
$10 per person or
$15 per household.
Non-tenant guests are $10 each.

GREAT FOOD,* MUSIC, DANCING, SINGING, PLAYING 
- even a little kids table.

MEET COUNCIL MEMBER MARK LEVINE and
DEM. CANDIDATE BRIAN BENJAMIN for STATE SENATE

HAVE FUN - and take the opportunity to sign a card to 
our long-time handyman 
Jose Rosado
who will be retiring on May 27, 2017.
(Some tenants are having an informal party for him in the lobby that Saturday at 11 AM.  Stop by!)

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Come to our Pot Luck on May 20th!


Annual Pot-Luck Party
Sat., May 20th, 2017 
6-9 PM
in the Community Room and Backyard


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Bring a dish for 8-10 people or help out    . .  . 

or

Just come share in the fun & food for a small contribution: 
$10 per person or
$15 per household.
Non-tenant guests are $10 each.

GREAT FOOD, MUSIC, DANCING, SINGING, PLAYING 
- even a little kids table.

HAVE FUN - and take the opportunity to sign a card to 
our long-time handyman 
Jose Rosado
who will be retiring on May 26, 2017.