Monday, November 29, 2010

Side Door Keys for Seniors & Disabled

The side door locks were changed on WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2010.
Both will have the same lock.

To get a key from Carlos, you must provide

  • $25 DEPOSIT (tenants on SCRIE, DRIE,  Section 8 or Capital Grant may get a key with no deposit) AND
  • Proof of age or disability such as ONE OF THESE:
    • Birth certificate from before 1946
    • Driver's license or non-driver's NYS ID showing your age as 65 or more
    • Bus pass reduced for age or disability
    • Social Security Disability letter
    • Social Security Retirement letter
    • Veterans Administration disability letter
    • Access-a-Ride pass
    • State or Federal Park Pass for age or disability
    • Letter from your doctor.
The same key operates both the East and West side doors, and the keys cannot be copied except by Stellar.

If Carlos runs out of keys, contact Stellar's local office at 70 West 93rd Street: 212-222-4430.

Contact Senators about Renewing Rent Regulation!

The state's Rent Regulation laws expire in June 2011.  If the Republicans control the State Senate as of January 1, 2011, they will not renew those laws without worsening them for tenants.

The State Senate is in session on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29th.  Call:

Senate Majority Leader John Sampson, 518-455-2788  or e-mail him via his website

Urge him to have the Senate pass the Rent Regulation Renewal bill that has already been passed by the state's Assembly.  Do it TODAY! 

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Today  - among the other things in our lives - we can be thankful for . . .

  • Having a roof over our heads,
  • Being part of a strong tenant association that has kept rents affordable for those in stabilization and is working to get rents affordable for market rate tenants,
  • Having wonderful friends and a community of support in the building and the neighborhood, and
  • Having something to eat.


Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Going to Albany Nov. 29th?

IF the Republicans are the majority in the State Senate come January, the renewal of rent regulation as we know it is in jeopardy.  Rent regulation for the entire state expires in June 2011.
The State Senate is re-convening briefly on Monday, November 29, 2010.  Please urge

to renew rent regulation now!

And if you're free to go to Albany on Monday, Nov. 29th, please contact Michael McKee of Tenants PAC: .