Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Big Events in Next 2 Weeks - Including our Tenants Meeting May 11th!

TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2011
RALLY AT FOR RENT LAWS at the RGB HEARING
Cooper Union's Great Hall, 7 E. 7th St. (at 3rd Ave.) 
4:30 PM.  

Rent Guidelines Board Preliminary Vote on rent increases for leases effective any time from October 1, 2011 to and including Sept. 30, 2012.  Because of a recent decision by New York State's highest court, the RGB has the power to say (as they did in 2008) that anyone with a rent under $1000 who has lived in their rent stabilized apartment for at least 6 years must pay a flat dollar-amount increase that could be double the percentage increase for those already paying higher rents.  


Sen.Perkins & Sen. Espaillat: Countdown clock
TUESDAY, MAY 3 
BUS TO ALBANY.  
Reserve a free seat from realrentreform@gmail.com and then catch the R3 bus on the northeast corner of Broadway & 96th St. at 9 AM).  Greet our legislators (returning from a long break) with the message that renewing & strengthening the rent laws must be first on their agenda.


FRIDAY, MAY 6
Fundraising Fiesta to support the Real Rent Reform Campaign
6-8 PM
1199/SEIU's Penthouse
330 W. 42nd Street, 33rd Floor
$25 minimum (but if you'd like to go and can't afford it, 
contact Steve ).
  



WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 
OUR GENERAL TENANTS MEETING
8 PM in the Community Room
  • Court Decision affecting how our rents can be raised
  • Nomination to replace a CPG Board member who resigned for health reasons
  • Report on rent law status
  • Pot Luck on Sat., June 4th.  What can you bring (or do)?
  • Bring a chair and a neighbor!

MONDAY, MAY 16
R3 Rally near Gov. Cuomo's NYC office to let him know we need our rent laws strengthened and renewed NOW!  
5:30 PM                 
Meeting place not yet fixed - but will be near 3rd Ave. & 41st St. in Manhattan
Go with Steve (or meet him there).