Let's hope 2021 is a better year for all of us!
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Thursday, November 19, 2020
Ever since the state legislature passed a package of tenant-friendly bills in Albany last year, real estate bigwigs have been keeping more units empty in the hopes that politicians will undo some of those laws, and the consequences could be lethal for the unhoused facing down the pandemic without shelter, according to Manhattan Assemblywoman Linda Rosenthal.
“People who are homeless will get sick and they have nowhere to go, this spells death for them and their families,” the Big Apple lawmaker said at the protest last week. “What [landlords] hope — although this won’t happen — is that we will roll back some of these tenant protections and they will once again be able to increase the rent and be able to take apartments out of rent regulation.”
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Friday, November 13, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Wear a Mask to Protect Yourself and Others
· Wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth to help protect others in case you’re infected with COVID-19 but don’t have symptoms, and to protect you from breathing in virus particles in the air.
· Wear a mask in public settings when around people who don’t live in your household, especially when it may be difficult for you to stay six feet apart, and in the elevator even if you’re alone: the previous passenger could have been infected.
Wear a mask correctly for maximum protection:
- Do cover your nose as well as your mouth. You don't want unfiltered air with virus particles coming into your nose. And you don't want your breath coming out without filtering it: you could be infected with COVID and accidentally infect others. (You’ll get enough oxygen: Surgeons often wear masks for 8 hours at a stretch while doing delicate work requiring a lot of focus and energy. They don't lack oxygen. )
- Don’t put the mask around your neck or up on your forehead.
- Don’t touch the mask, and, if you do, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer to disinfect.
Saturday, November 7, 2020
Nick Reisman: Cuomo counts on Biden to make deal on coronavirus aid (NY State of Politics)
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Wednesday, October 7, 2020
CENTRAL PARK GARDENS TENANTS’ ASSOCIATION
COVID has changed our usual Halloween ACTIVITIES.
So no candy and fundraising in the lobby.
BUT we still need money –to keep all tenants informed with tenant handbooks, a website, flyers and more, and to fight the expected “Major Capital Improvement” increase we’re expecting for the rent stabilized tenants.
MAKE HALLOWEEN SPECIAL BY
- Joining or renewing your tenant association membership ($10/apartment each year), and
- Contributing to our Legal Fund ($100 or whatever you can afford).
Make a paper or electronic check payable to
Central Park Gardens Ten. Assoc.
and leave it in a sealed envelope for Joan Browne in Apt. 12F OR have your bank send it to Joan Browne, 50 W. 97th St., Apt. 12F, NY, NY 10025.
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: Friday, Oct. 9, 2020
REGISTER HERE: https://www.ny.gov/services/register-vote
HOW TO VOTE:
- If you don't yet have an absentee ballot, APPLY RIGHT NOW FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT!
- Once you get the ballot, check.
- It's ok if the ballot says "Official Absentee Military Ballot." (They just forgot to put a "/" between ""military" and "absentee".)
- It's NOT ok if the inside return envelope has a different name and address from yours. If that happens, contact the Board of Elections!
- Fill out the ballot. Sign where you have to.
- If you are planning to return it by mail, put it in the return envelope, and put a regular first-class postage stamp on the envelope - even though the ballot is oversized.
- You can also take the ballot with you to the polls - both Early Voting and Regular. If the line is not too long, you can decide to vote IN PERSON, instead of absentee. Then just tear up the absentee ballot and throw it out. If the line is very long and you can't wait, put your absentee ballot in the special box for it at the polling place.
- EARLY voting at West Side High School, 140 West 102nd Street during these hours:
· Saturday, October 24: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
· Sunday, October 25: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
· Monday, October 26: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
· Tuesday, October 27: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
· Wednesday, October 28: 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
· Thursday, October 29: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
· Friday, October 30: 7:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
· Saturday, October 31: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
· Sunday, November 1: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
- REGULAR VOTING on NOVEMBER 3rd at PS 163, on West 97th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues, between 6 AM and 9 PM.
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
Make sure you are REGISTERED TO VOTE. If you're not, you can register to vote on line by filling out
Saturday, Oct. 24 , 10 AM to 4 PM
Sunday, Oct. 25, 10 AM to 4 PMMonday, Oct. 26, 7 AM to 3 PMTuesday, Oct. 27, Noon to 8 PMWednesday, Oct. 28, Noon to 8 PMThursday, Oct. 29, 10 AM to 6 PMFriday, Oct. 30, 7 AM to 3 PMSaturday, Oct. 31, 10 AM to 4 PM (Halloween)Sunday, Nov. 1, 10 AM to 4 PM
When: Tuesday, November 3rdWhere: PS 163 on 97th Street between Columbus and AmsterdamWhat: You can vote in person OR you can drop off your absentee ballot.
Apply online for a general absentee ballot for the November 3rd election. Click here to apply now. New Yorkers can also mail, email or fax their absentee ballot applications. Click here to learn more. All applications must be submitted by October 27th. If you are mailing your application it must be postmarked by this date. New Yorkers may apply in-person until November 2nd.Important: if you applied for an absentee ballot for the primary election, you must apply again for the general election.The NYC Board of Elections will begin mailing out absentee ballots later this month.The Board of Elections now provides an Absentee Ballot Tracking System. Click here to check the status of your application and track your ballot. The system is updated every 24 hours, and applications take up to 72 hours to be entered.
1. Put it in the mail to the NY Board of Elections, 200 Varick Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10014.2. Drop it off at an early voting poll site from October 24th through November 1st.3. Drop it off at a regular poll site on November 3rd BY 9 PM4. Drop it off at the NY Board of Elections, 200 Varick Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10014.
Friday, August 28, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
- Even if you're here temporarily,
- Even if you're staying out of town during the pandemic,
- Whether you are a U.S. citizen or not,
- Even if privacy is very important to you,
Thursday, June 4, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
- Wear a mask in public areas - anywhere outside your apartment.
- Keep at least 6 feet from those you don't live with - so only one household in the elevator at a time.
- Wash your hands with soap and water often (or use Purell or some other cleaner with at least 70% alcohol, like many glasses lens cleaners).