Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Photos from the May 2016 Pot Luck

We danced to Bobby Moorhead's DJ-ing

. . .
We ate. . . 
We listened to Cong. Jerry Nadler and Council Member Mark Levine

We schmoozed and talked and laughed 

And had some quiet moments

And had a good time!

Monday, May 23, 2016

What a terrific Pot Luck!!

We ate, we danced, we ate, we listened to Congressman Jerry Nadler and Council Member Mark Levine, we sang, we ate some more, we laughed with neighbors, and we ate!

The Pot Luck Planners:
Photo by Sue Susman
Lydia Pitsirilos for the decorations and 
       Maxine Soares, Tish Howard and Lydia Pitsirilos for organizing the food and keeping things running, and
Bobby Moorhead, our local DJ, for the music
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Sunday, May 15, 2016

Pot Luck on Saturday, May 21st from 6-9 in the Community Room!

Help us honor the building staff.



  Potato salad
  Mixed greens 
  Garden kale
  Pasta salad

Main dishes & Vegetables so far
Burritos, Baked chicken with rice
Grilled vegetables, Chicken tenders
Turkey chili, Ravioli
Indian-style barbecued chicken
Chorizo with rice
Macaroni & cheese

Desserts                    Beverages
Trifle                       Summer punch 
Cakes                        Soda, water
Cookies                     Coffee, tea
OR: Pay $15/household ($10/person).
SCRIE & DRIE tenants come for free.

Get involved with the Rent Guidelines Board - May 18 meeting in our neighborhood

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Testify before the Rent Guidelines Board!

Over the past 40 years, landlord increases ordered yearly by the Rent Guidelines Board (RGB) have sharply exceeded the actual increases in owners' expenses.  As a result, about 400 tenants rallied to demand a reduction ("rollback") - or at least another rent freeze.  Even last year's rent freeze for 1-year lease renewals didn't balance the owners' expenses with the increases they've gotten over the years.   (Click on "read more" below for some of the rally media reports.)

On May 2, 2016, the Rent Guidelines Board held its preliminary vote - before taking tenant and landlord testimony - and agreed as they do every year to consider a range - from freezing rents to 3.5%.  The RGB will take testimony at several meetings: Sign up to testify by calling the RGB at 212-669-7480..  The final vote for the year is June 27, 2016. 

Proposed Rent Stabilized Apartment Renewal Guidelines  - Preliminary vote

Together with such further adjustments as may be authorized by law, the annual adjustment for renewal leases for apartments shall be: 

For a one-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017: 0% - 2% 

For a two-year renewal lease commencing on or after October 1, 2016 and on or before September 30, 2017: 0.5% - 3.5%