Thursday, October 31, 2013

Cheer our Neighbor in this Sunday's NYC Marathon

Cheer our neighbor Debbie Gonzalez as she runs in this Sunday's NYC Marathon!

Follow the route. We can cheer her and the thousands of her co-runners by walking directly across Central Park to the park drive on the east side at 97th St.

Here are the parking rules and street closings - thanks to the office of Council Member (and Manhattan Borough President-to-be) Gale Brewer:

2013 Marathon Week Events
Street Closures and Parking Restrictions

Saturday, November 2

NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K 8:30 a.m.
Central Park (near West 67th Street)
Participants exit park onto Central Park West between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Street closures (vehicular traffic):
• Central Park South (Fifth Avenue to Eighth Avenue)
• Sixth Avenue from (West 34th Street to Central Park South)
• 42nd Street (FDR Drive to Seventh Avenue)
No parking:
• Central Park West (73rd Street–75th Street, east side of street): 6:00 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
• Central Park West (59th Street–66th Street, west side of street): 3:00–10:00 p.m.

Sunday, November 3: Marathon Day

Street closures (vehicular traffic):
• Central Park West (59th Street–77th Street): from 6:30 a.m.
• Central Park West (77th Street–86th Street): from 8:00 a.m.
• 79th Street Transverse: from 9:00 a.m.
• 65th/66th Street Transverse: from 10:00 a.m.
Cross-town traffic will be detoured south to 57th Street or north to 142nd Street. 86th Street Transverse
will be open.

No parking:
• Central Park West (59th Street–86th Street, both sides of street): 12:01 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
• 61st Street, 62nd Street, 63rd Street, 64th Street, 65th Street, and 66th Street (between Central
Park West and Broadway, both sides of street): 6:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.

We hope that you’ll take part in the events by coming out to watch—if you’re not going to be running!
We appreciate your patience and understanding, and we apologize for any inconvenience.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A Proposal for the Next Mayor

Our tenant association has joined with about 20 other groups to boil down many l -o - n - g affordable housing proposals into a single (two-sided) sheet.

 We'll be giving the winner the letter on Wednesday, Nov. 6th - the day after the election.  

With the polls' strong preference for Bill De Blasio's election, the letter below is framed for him.   
The preamble cites things that Mr. De Blasio has repeatedly promised, including a rent freeze, so we generally did not repeat those things in the 3 categories: PreservationProduction, and Homelessness.  

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Press Conf for Campaign Finance Reform & Better Rent Laws - Monday, 10/28 at 4 PM

PRESS CONFERENCE AT 4 PM (Moreland Commission at 5 PM) 

(35th St. / 11th Ave.)

There is a direct link between our broken campaign system 
and the dismantling of rent regulation.* See the Oct. 27, 2013 
NY Daily News.

This is why we must fight for real campaign finance reform, 
including public financing and the closure of loopholes that 
allow the real estate industry to outspend everyone else.  COME: 

Press Conference / Moreland Commission 

Monday, October 28th, ***4pm***

Jacob Javits Center Entrance
Near 11th Ave / 35th St

Friday, October 25, 2013

This Saturday, Oct. 26 - Trick or Treat in the Lobby


SAT., Oct. 26, 2013
1:00-6:00  PM
In the lobby

Been meaning to contribute?
Come to the lobby table, leave a check, take some candy.