Friday, May 31, 2019
The Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development and Housing Rights Initiative have a new report explaining the scams of Individual Apartment Improvements in the context of rent regulation in NYC. It's clear and detailed. Read it!
Posted by Sue Susman at 7:19 AM
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
The Central Park Gardens Tenants’ Association
mourns the loss of our long-time Board and Executive Committee member and friend
NA’AVA JANET ADES
who died on May 20, 2019 after fighting the good fight.
We offer our condolences to her friends and family Regina Schaefer, Jerry Tersoff, Ariel Zimmerman, Richard Hansen, Paula Gorney, Rebekka Hye-Knudsen, and others.
The graveside funeral will be at
11 AM on Thursday, May 22, 2019
at the Mount Hebron Cemetery, 130-04 Horace Harding Expressway, Flushing, 11367, in Queens,
followed by a
gathering in her apartment, 12K, from about 1 to 4 PM.
Posted by Sue Susman at 7:56 PM
Monday, May 20, 2019
How wonderful was our Pot Luck Party on May 18th?
We celebrated our building's 50th year in style with beautiful decorations by Lydia Pitsirilos, with the help of her Stephanie Pitsirilos and Cyrus Boquin. The room was set up by a bevy of workers including Joan Browne, Debbie Gonzalez, Letty Orellano, Jerry Pirog, BonesRodriguez, Claude Saucier, Maxine Soares, and Cary Webb.
|Lydia and Alexandra|
The Children's area was set up by Bones Rodriguez and Laura Valpey, and staffed by them and Nick and Kova Fahey, with the help of their children Pike and Poppy Joy and Ellie.
|Bobby Moorhead and|
|Barbara Geller, Laura Koulish, Jerry Nadler,|
Sal Conzalez, Maxine Soares
|Kathie,Bones,Bobby,Yolanda,Nat, Jerry,Ed, Nick, Justin...|
And we talked with State Senator Brian Benjamin
|BBonnie Jerry Alan Paul Millie Donna . . .|
|Sen. Benjamin and Steve Koulish|
|Kathie Murray and Debbie Gonzalez|
Lydia, Geri, Rhonda, Linda, Nick, Laura, Bonnie
|Emmanuel Cochran, Sandra Richardson, |
Jesse and Nilsa Palmer, Mrs. Meza,
|Frank Leonardo and daughter|
|Lauren Washington Dawn Sprauve, |
We watched a photo montage put together by Frank Leonardo of our building's early days and our families in earlier years - as well as a short documentary made by Scott Morris showing actors Ruth Ellin (our former Tenant Association leader) and her husband David.
We celebrated the children and grandchildren who grew up here, including
Korinne and Lukas Arenas; Nicole Barton; Tony Greer; Markees Boisseau; Stacey Brandon; Jodi, Lindsay Brockington and Joelle Brockington, Emanuel Cochran and Brittony Johnson; Luciane de Andrade and Sophia; Chris Delgado and Tracy Saez; Ayana and Nathaniel Dixon; Diana Donato; Melanie Eversley; Celeste, Juliette, and Jewell Hewitt-Duval; Gabrielle Everett and Jonan; Angel and Christopher Feliciano; Jason Geller; Luis Gonzalez; Carlos and Raymond Gonzalez; Miranda Goodstein Hodge; Aurora Granberry; Katie and Nicky Hayward; Rachel Hydell and Christine Murray; Nataley Jones; Orisha Jordan; Gabby Kahn; Sean Khan; Lisa and Jeremy Koulish; Bleu and daughter Clementine Lanza; Chris and Elsie Madera and Elsie's daughter; Eva Marie Malone; Elsa MacDonald Gonzalez; Steven and Jonathan Martinez; Alina Melendez; Alec Merber and daughters;, A-Leaha Mobley, Bobby Moorhead;
|Scott Morris, Alec and Helen Merber, Lindsay Brockington|
|Aaron Ganaway with wife |
Hillary Webb and
|Lavina Edwards and friend Doris|
Salsa and corn chips – Joan Browne
Cheese and crackers – Bonnie Fine and Carl Field
Vegetable platter – Mona Leon
Tomato, mozarrella and basil – Nick and Laura Panaro
Guineitos en escabeche (green bananas in vinaigrette) – Stephanie Pitsirilos
Raw vegetable platter – Sam Welch and Natalie Gravate
Deviled eggs - Bonnie von Dohren
Two kinds of corn bread - Eva-Marie Malone
2 large pizza pies - Chariss Boisseau
Kale and tomatoes- Laurie Barton
Hearty green salad – Chariss Boisseau
Big green salad – Shelia Friedling
Asian salad - Barbara Geller
Tossed salad – Zena Gonzalez
Bean salad – Jerry Pirog and Florence Jackson
Potato salad – Lydia Pitsirilos
Veggie dumplings – Nick, Kova and Ellie Fahey
Vegetable dish – Debbie Gonzalez
Candied yams - Pat Jordan
Bok choy and mushroom sauté- Tommy Leonardo
Grilled vegetables – Lydia Pitsirilos
Stir-fry of asparagus, broccoli and cauliflower – Lydia Pitsirilos
Stringbeans Madras – Sekhar Ramakrishnan
Okra with onions - Sekhar Ramakrishnan
Broccoli poriyal with coconut - Sekhar Ramakrishnan
Vegetable dish – Marie Squerciati
Vietnamese spring rolls – Wini Villanueva, Denis Hayward
|Stephanie, Liz, Jurency, Luciane|
|Jerry Pirog, Alan Fox|
Yellow rice – Laurie Barton
Macaroni and cheese – Norma Dixon
Pasta salad with chicken – Melanie Eversley
Macaroni and cheese – Tish Howard
Pasta salad with roast broccoli– Marie Squerciati
Corn bread (two types) – Eva-Marie Malone
Lemon/pepper grilled chicken – Laurie Barton
Bolo Salgado de Frango – Jurency de Andrade
Pork and veggie dumplings – Nick, Kova and Ellie Fahey.
Double pork roast – Barbara Garson
Ceviche de camarones - Monica Jenkins, Richard Meza and Maria Meza
Rotisserie Chicken - Elna Jones
Shrimp dumplings – Ed and Lora Kahn
Soy sauce chicken - Ena Malone
|Paul Fischer and Carl FIeld|
Vietnamese chicken – Jerry Pirog and Florence Jackson
Turkey chili – Kathie Murray
Chennai Chicken – Sekhar Ramakrishnan
Jerked chicken – Maxine Soares
Yucatán slow roasted pork – Nadine Welch
Garlic roasted chicken - Marlene Williamson
Iced Tea – Jodi Brockington
Soda or juice – Donna Brown
Coffee and tea – Joan Browne
Seltzer, grape juice, colas (regular and diet) – Rosa Delgado
Sodas – Milly Matos
Fruit punch – Marlene Melton
Orange juice – Sue Susman
Sodas – Vernon Smith
Ice – Laurie Barton
Clementines, grapes, bananas – Maria Acevedo
Cake and Pie – Laurie Barton
Sheet cake – Paul Fischer
Flan – Elsa Gonzalez
Key lime pie – Nadine Welch and Justin Heyman
Fruit Platter – Steve Koulish
Lemon coconut cake - Brenda Marshall
Flan – Maritza Martinez
Brownies – Allegra Neely-Wilson
Cake– Roie Opperman
Pastries – Prudence Opperman
Cookies - Bonnie von Dohren
And then the clean-up crew began its work, with Melanie Eversley, Debbie Gonzalez, Denis Hayward, Lora Kahn, Kathie Murray,,Lydia Pitsirilos, Vernon Smith, Maxine Soares, Wyona Purcell, and more.
[If your name and what you brought, or how you helped are missing or incorrect, email CPGTenAssoc@gmail.com]
(c) All photographs copyright of Debbie Gonzalez 2019 or Laura Koulish 2019.
Posted by Sue Susman at 9:48 AM
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Celebrate our building’s 50th Anniversary
Gardens Tenants’ Association’s
POT LUCK PARTY
This Saturday, May 18th
6-8:30 PM – Community Room
with Congressman JERRY NADLER
MUSIC by DJ BOBBY MOORHEAD
friends, and music.
$10/person or $15/household
or bring a dish for 8-10 people
or help out to come for free!
All tenants welcome
and bring your kids (grown or small).
and bring your kids (grown or small).
Posted by Sue Susman at 10:36 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2019
The Right to Counsel NYC Coalition and Goddard Riverside are holding a rally to protest the worst evictors in the zip codes where low-income people have a right to counsel - including 10025. Using court records, they have named Stellar Management as one of them.
Come to the rally:
WEDNESDAY, MAY 8 at NOON
156 WILLIAM STREET in Lower Manhattan.
(Take any train to Fulton Street.)
Posted by Sue Susman at 10:47 AM
Posted by Sue Susman at 10:43 AM