Friday, October 23, 2015

Funds, Unity & Sweets on Saturday - because the Tenant Association is working for YOU!

Come to our Halloween Table in the lobby this Saturday, Oct. 24th 
Noon-5 PM because . . . 

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Trick or Treat for the Tenant Association on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015

This coming Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, between noon and 5 pm, come by our Tenant Association table in the lobby. Pick up some candy, drop off a contribution, get some information, enjoy the music, and meet your neighbors!

Protecting tenants from some landlord actions

Some of the tactics described in an article from Brick Underground with advice from a tenant lawyer may seem familiar to tenants here, others not.   But there are ways to protect yourself. 

Strengthening the tenant association is one of them - and that means (yes, it's tough) coming to the Trick or Treat table on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 from noon to 5 PM to pick up some candy and information and leaving a donation for your dues or a legal fund contribution (or just for the heck of it).

At the Oct. 21, 2015 meeting, Stellar promised . . .

At the Oct. 21, 2015 meeting between Stellar property manager Smajlje Srdanovic and building manager Niti Jakupaj  and members of the Central Park Gardens Tenants' Association's executive committee, Stellar promised to take care of many of the problems tenants identified. Click on "read more" below for the details. 

Friday, October 16, 2015

Pre-Halloween and ON Halloween - Tenant activity!

Sat., Oct. 24:  Stop by our Halloween table in the lobby.
Sat. Oct. 31 (in costume or not!)  :
RSVP: 10th Annual West Side Tenants Conference!
Keynote speakers: economist Richard Wolff & historian Roberta Gold.

Free breakfast/coffee plus lunch.

When:  Saturday October 31, 2015  -  9:30am - 4:00pm

Where Fordham Law School at Lincoln Center (150 W. 62nd St.)
RSVP:   Slots are filling up fast so call or email  ASAP: 212-716-1659 or

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Trick or Treat for the Tenants' Association - our annual Halloween Table on Oct. 24th

Stop by our annual Halloween Table in the lobby on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 from noon to 6 PM.
Been meaning to contribute?  Come to the lobby table, leave a check, get information, take some candy.  

Funds, Unity,  and Sweets!

What should we raise with Stellar Mgmt. at Oct. 21st meeting?

The Executive Committee is meeting with Stellar Management
on Oct. 21, 2015.  Click on "read more" for what we plan to raise.  What would you like us to raise with Stellar? (Mail specifics to Sue.)

Friday, October 2, 2015

Heating Season has Begun!

From October 1st through May 30 every year,  the landlord is required to provide heat if 

DAYS: Between 6 AM and 10 PM,  the outside temperature is below 56 degrees F and the temperature in your apartment is less than 68.

NIGHTS: Between 10 PM and 6 AM, the outside temperature is below 40 degrees F and the temperature in your apartment is less than 55.  (Yes, these are ridiculous for people who don't go to bed by 10 PM.)

If your indoor digital thermometer shows the temperature is below what is legally mandated, 

  • Call Stellar (212-222-4430) or email Stellar ( and to report the problem and ask them to fix it. They should send someone to check the functioning of your radiators and how well your balcony door closes.  You can ask one of the building staff to help you remove or cover your air conditioners.  (That's not their regular work.)  If that doesn't help, 
  • Fill out a requisition slip at the guard's desk in the lobby reporting the problem
  • IF Stellar still does not provide legally adequate heat,  call 311.  Email the complaint reference number to Sue.