Friday, December 26, 2014

Mayor de Blasio can help win repeal of vacancy decontrol ("deregulation")

Read how Mayor de Blasio can help get the state to repeal vacancy deregulation - and even re-regulate some of the apartments removed. 

Repealing vacancy deregulation is crucial to saving the existing stock of New York City's affordable housing.  That's because roughly 95% of all apartments removed from rent stabilization are de-regulated when they are VACANT. That means that the last tenants' incomes are irrelevant to deregulation.  (Only about 5% of apartments are taken out of rent regulation because of the owner's annual income of $200,000 or more for two consecutive years and a monthly rent of $2500 or more. In fact, the median household income for rent stabilized tenants is $39,000/year.)

For you legal buffs out there, many of the rent laws governing New York City have been retroactive:  the 1947 rent control law put buildings with 6 or more units built before that date into rent control; the Rent Stabilization Law of 1969 stabilized apartments in such buildings built before the law's date; the Emergency Tenant Protection Act of 1974 did the same for buildings built before 1974.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Tenants facing back on east side will lose light, air, peace and quiet

TENANTS IN BACK ON EAST SIDE OF OUR BUILDING WILL LOSE LIGHT, AIR, PEACE & QUIET.

  


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Revised plans show much larger building planned for West 96th Street site
December 19, 2014 12:48PM
By E.B. Solomont                 
 
Sackman Enterprises is embracing the idea that bigger is better at a development site on the Upper West Side.

The developer, which previously disclosed plans to demolish two townhouses in order to construct a new residential building, filed plans for an expanded, 22-story building at 15 West 96th Street, according to Department of Buildings records.

Previous designs called for a 13-story apartment building at the site, which is between Columbus Avenue and Central Park West.



Thursday, December 18, 2014

Happy Holidays!


HAVE A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

Our next General Tenants Meeting is Wed., Jan. 21, 2015.
Community Board Members Nick Prigo and Paul Fisher will talk about what's happening in our neighborhood. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Petition Governor Cuomo


Petitioning Governor Andrew Cuomo
This petition will be delivered to:
Governor
Andrew Cuomo

Repeal Vacancy Deregulation

Friday, December 5, 2014

Letter from our attorney about the wooden screens

The tenant association's attorney has written to Stellar Management about the screens.
 Click here for the letter