Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Barbara Garson Book Party & General Tenants Meeting - Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014


Come hear our neighbor and author


talk about her book*



How the 99% Live



at our  General Tenant Meeting 

THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014

8 PM in the Community Room.

Bring a neighbor and enjoy refreshments and good conversation. 

Barbara was recently on the Bill Moyers Show  (click on the link and fast forward about 25 minutes).

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*available for sale at the meeting in paperback for $15.95 
(and cheaper on line)

What the Electric Submetering Notice Means

Stellar Management buys electricity in bulk and sells it to us based on how much our meters show.  That is SUBMETERING.  (We do not have accounts with Con Edison no matter what the telephone marketers tell you.)

Click here for an explanation of Stellar's recent packet on your submetering rights (the same as those of Con Ed customers). 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Fire Safety Instructions


CLICK ON EACH PAGE (and "read more") BELOW FOR FIRE DEPARTMENT INSTRUCTIONS in ENGLISH


Our building is "non-flammable."

Pages 2 and 3 are below (click on "read more"). Read page 4 first.

Click on "read more" for more instructions.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Traffic Deaths in our Neighborhood


Click on "read more" below for some recommendations for making our neighborhood safer from Community Board 7.  Read them and then tell Community Board 7 and our elected officials what  you think should be done. 

Community Board 7:
phone:
E-Mail:
212-362-4008
office@cb7.org
Image from CB7 Working Group Traffic Report

Friday, January 17, 2014

Some Law Governing Rent Regulation Has Changed - for the better


The NYS Department of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR), which oversees rent regulation in the state, has just enacted new and better provisions to the RENT STABILIZATION CODE (RSC).  
These regulations interpret the rent stabilization statute (for our building those statutes are principally the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 and the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974).  

So the Central Park Gardens Tenant Handbook has been modified, as has the advice to new tenants on "How to Get Your Apartment Back Into Rent Stabilization." 

Click on "read more" below for the main changes that affect us in this building.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Tenants paying higher % of income in rent as affordable housing supply drops

The Community Service Society has issued a terrific report, "What New Yorkers Want from the New Mayor: An Affordable Place to Live" that points out
  • Rising rents wiped out income gains as the recession ended
  • Nearly 400,000 affordable units were lost from 2002 through 2011
  • Bloomberg's PlaNYC did not include affordable housing at all.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

BOOK PARTY at our GENERAL TENANTS MEETING

Our General Tenants Meeting is POSTPONED because too many of us are sick.
It is rescheduled for THURSDAY, FEB. 13, 2014.

But you can pick up Barbara Garson's book, Down the Up Escalator: How the 99% Live, in paperback at Barnes & Noble or elsewhere at the end of January. 
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Come hear our neighbor and author


talk about her book
How the 99% Live


at our next General Tenant Meeting 

NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED!  

8 PM in the Community Room.

Bring a neighbor and enjoy refreshments and good conversation. 

Barbara was recently on the Bill Moyers Show  (click on the link and fast forward about 25 minutes).

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Sad News: Anne Rotberg

The Central Park Gardens Tenants' Association mourns the death of our dear friend and ever-cheerful neighbor Anne Rotberg, who passed away on January 1, 2014.


The funeral service is 
Thursday, January 2nd, 2014 at noon at the

Plaza Jewish Community Chapel

630 Amsterdam Avenue at 91st in Manhattan.

Shiva (receiving mourners at home):  
Monday, Jan. 6 and Tues., Jan. 7 in Anne’s apartment, 11R,   
from 1 to 4 PM, and 7 to 9:30 PM.

We extend heartfelt condolences to her daughters Gail Kleinman, Karen Lipke, and Arianna Tosto, and son-in-law Joe Tosto, and their extended family.