Thursday, May 28, 2009

Tenant Events

1. Come to the General Tenants Meeting on

Wednesday, June 10th at 8 PM in the Community Room.

We'll be talking about the new building manager and procedures, the court case (argument June 3rd), and more.

Bring a chair and a neighbor!

2. Individual tenant activity:
Helen Merber sings in the Broadway at the Y Chorus of the 92nd St. Y. The chorus is performing at 2 PM this Sunday, May 31st at hte Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave. Free Admission, with a reception to follow.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Laws and Rents

CHANGING THE LAW:

MITCHELL-LAMAS:

Assembly Member Daniel O'Donnell has joined State Senator Bill Perkins in co-sponsoring the Stewart-Cousins/Pretlow bill, S.3326/A.4359. This bill will put all buildings leaving Mitchell-Lama (or Section 8 projects) into rent stabilization
  • regardless of when they were built (now only pre-1974's like our building go into rent stabilization)
  • whether they are in or out of Mitchell-Lama at the time the bill becomes law
  • without "unique or peculiar circumstances" increases.
This is good news since it would protect our rent stabilized rents and end the lawsuit - but there are only a few weeks left in the legislative session to get it passed. Please contact friends upstate and urge them to get their legislators to sign on as well.

RENT STABILIZATION:

The Real Rent Reform Campaign, Housing Here & Now, New York Is Our Home, and many, many other groups are working to REPEAL VACANCY DECONTROL. That bill and the rest of their joint program can be seen if you click here.

KEEPING OUR RENTS LOW - RENT GUIDELINES BOARD MEETINGS

To keep our regular rent increases at ZERO or at least low, we need a strong tenant presence at the Rent Guidelines Board hearings.

Every June, the RGB decides what percentage rents will go up for all leases whose renewals are between October 1 and the following September 30th. So be there and be counted.

Sign up to join your neighbors. Contact Debbie Gonzalez , Letty Orellano, or Helen Merber
to find out when we'll be meeting in the lobby to go. Cab fare included!

Thursday,
June 4, 2009
9:30 AM - Noon

Department of City Planning
Spector Hall
22 Reade Street
New York, NY 10007


Monday,
June 15, 2009
4 PM - 10 PM

Main Theatre of
Hostos Community College / CUNY
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451


Wednesday,
June 17, 2009
10 AM - 6 PM

The Great Hall
at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
at corner of 3rd Ave. (Basement)
New York, NY 10003

FINAL VOTE
Tuesday,
June 23, 2009
5:30 - 9:30 PM

The Great Hall
at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street
at corner of 3rd Ave. (Basement)

New York, NY 10003