Saturday, June 22, 2024

News for Rent-Stabilized and Market-Rate Tenants

Goings-on in the building

There are lots of ways to keep fit and make friends in the building!

·      Tuesdays at 6 PM in the Community Room, join ShapeUp NYC with our own Jodi Brockington, an experienced fitness trainer.   It’s sponsored by the NYC Parks Department. 

·      Wednesdays at 10 AM in the Community Room, do some Tai Ji with seasoned 
trainer Sol Magzamen, who lives down the street.

·      Thursdays at 2 PM in the Community Room, join the Games Group for Trivia, bingo, and other activities.

·      Gardening around the building.  Contact Barbara Geller,

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News for rent-stabilized tenants

The Rent Guidelines Board ordered increases of

·      2.75% for a 1-year lease renewal and

·      5.25% for a 2-year lease renewal

for any lease renewals going into effect from October 1, 2024 through September 30, 2025.  This puts Stellar ahead of the game, since landlords have been getting an increasing return on their investment since 1990.

News for market-rate (unregulated) tenants

Under the Good Cause Eviction law passed in June, Stellar must offer you a renewal lease unless you violated the old lease and

·      as long as your apartment is not part of your employment, and

·      if your current rent Is below $6,005 for 1 BR, $6,742 for a 2 BR, $8,413 for a 3 BR, or $9,065 for a 4 BR apartment.

The rent increase can’t exceed the lower of the Consumer Price Index + 5% (this year it comes to 8.82%) or 10%.  

This bill is a watered-down version of what tenants have been working for, so the law could improve with more tenant action in the coming year or two.

We had a great Pot Luck in May, and our next meeting will be Sept. 18, 2024.


Monday, June 17, 2024

Beat the Heat in our Community Room!

Beat the Heat!

Source unknown. We'll happily give credit if you give name.

COOL OFF in our air conditioned 

(Staff lunch there from 12 to 1 every day).

Join our activities there too:

  • Tuesdays at 6 PM: ShapeUp NYC with Jodi Brockington
  • Wednesdays at 10 AM: Tai ji with Sol Magzamen
  • Thursdays at 2 PM: Games (trivia, bingo, board games and more!)

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

The Pot Luck Party was a Blast!

Thanks to the Pot Luck Planners, 
   Debbie Gonzalez,
     Lydia Pitsirilos, and
        Maxine Soares

and to everyone who contributed food or work or money. 

We had ....

Bobby Moorhead's music,

                                lots of dancing 

and fun and laughter - and even a kids' table. 

Check out some more great photos thanks to Chariss Boisseau, Debbie Gonzalez, Zena Gonzalez, and Laura Koulish.  If you took some snapshots, send them along for the album!

Tish, Janis, Chariss in foreground, 
lots of tenants outside behind them
(photo by Namita Prasad)

And thanks to our State Senator, Brad Hoylman-Sigal who joined us!


Sunday, May 26, 2024

Join us TONIGHT for the Pot Luck Party - Sat., June 1st!

You're invited 
TONIGHT -  Saturday
6-9 PM in the Community Room

Creative Commons license, Wannapik

Food, Music & Fun! 

 with DJ Bobby Moorhead, 

     lots of neighbors,  



       our state senator, Brad Hoylman-Sigal
            and more!

Come for free if on SCRIE or DRIE or 
All tenants are welcome. 

Join us! 

Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Pot Luck Party - Saturday, June 1st!

FREE if you bring a dish for 8 people or volunteer to welcome, put out food, or clean up!

Fill out the flyer saying what you'll bring!

Saturday, April 27, 2024

NYS Assembly Candidate Presentations - Thurs., May 2 at 7 PM

The Central Park Gardens Tenants' Association, the Park West Village Tenants' Association, and other neighborhood tenant associations are presenting a Zoom 


 THURSDAY, MAY 2, 2024,   7-9 PM

on Zoom (computer or phone)*


Hear them speak and ask your questions.


Candidates (in alphabetical order) :

Join in to learn about the candidates to replace Assembly Member Danny O'Donnell who is retiring in June. 


Sad News: Mary Martin has died

The Central Park Gardens Tenants' Association 
mourns the loss of our neighbor

who died on April 16, 2024, over 90 years of age.

Mary was an active member of our tenant association and building for most of her adult life. She made it her business to keep her finger on the pulse of our community and share what she learned.  Despite being extremely hard of hearing, Mary interacted with many neighbors - often from her wheelchair in her later years. 

Unfortunately, she left no information about any family, so if you have any - please contact Sue.