Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tenant Manny Vega in NY Daily News

NY Daily News

Legendary painter Manny Vega is back in East Harlem doing what he does best: creating another mural masterwork

Newest work will be a memorial to late Dr. Antonia Pantoja, noted educator and ASPIRA founder

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/uptown/manny-can-do-legendary-painter-plans-newest-mural-article-1.1251626#ixzz2JauqD1DM


MANNY VEGA in photo taken by ENID ALVAREZ/NY DAILY NEWS

Friday, January 25, 2013

"MCI RETRO" on your rent bill

When Stellar filed the first MCI, it asked for money for the elevators, submetering, and building facade repair.  We got submetering and building facade repairs knocked out - and began paying the remaining amount of the MCI - just for the elevators.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

File a heat complaint!

If it's TOO COLD in your apartment, call 311 - or file a complaint on-line. 


Get a digital thermometer and note the time, the temperature indoors, and the temperature outdoors at that time. 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Protect Yourself as a Tenant

In some of its buildings, Stellar has been going after tenants for subletting apartments, or having roommates without notifying the landlord, or living in your apartment less than 183 days per year.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

January 2013 Newsletter

Happy New Year, everyone!  Since we had a special election tenants meeting in December, we’re just providing an update this month.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Gov. Cuomo's State of the State Speech 2013

It's great that Governor Andrew Cuomo included affordable housing in his State of the State speech on January 2, 2013.  He is proposing building or preserving 14,000 affordable units - although his speech notes a shortage of 356,000 units just in the downstate area alone.   He supports the 44 buildings left in the Mitchell-Lama program.  (Wouldn't it be great if there could be a new one!)

He also praises the underfunded "Tenant Protection Unit" at (D)HCR, which agency has yet to promulgate serious regulations to implement the changes tenants won in June 2011.

History of Frederick Douglass Houses & Public Housing - Jan. 28

FREDERICK DOUGLASS HOUSES HISTORY
 Monday  January  28, 2013              
6 – 8 pm