Sunday, March 22, 2020
Thursday, March 19, 2020
STAY SAFE AS WE HELP EACH OTHER
Washing with soap and water actually kills and removes the virus. Don’t forget to wash your thumbs, between your fingers, and the backs of your hands. Wash to the count of 20 full seconds (sing Happy Birthday twice.)
IN THE LAUNDRY ROOM: If you see 3 people in there, go in later. Wash your hands with soap in the laundry room bathroom after putting clothes in a machine or taking them out. After folding your clothes and bringing them upstairs, wash your hands. Please don’t go to the laundry room if you are sick.
Cover your cough with a hankie or tissue, a mask, or your elbow – not your hand. (You’ll use your hand to touch the elevator button or get your mail or . . . ).
IF YOU’RE SHUT IN AND NEED HELP, some neighbors have volunteered to run errands. Contact CPGTenAssoc@gmail.com for details.
There’s also a FREE service for those who use the internet: InvisibleHandsDeliver.com. Hit “request a delivery” and fill out the form.
Healthy seniors, Whole Foods has special senior shopping hours from 7-8 AM. If you need food, go to Goddard Riverside Senior Center, 12-1 PM at 598 Columbus at 88th Street, or call them about possible delivery of free food, 212-873-6600.
Students home from school: Spectrum cable is offering free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription, and installation fees will be waived for new student households. Students can pick up grab-and-go lunch food at PS 163 on West 97th Street from 7:30 AM to 1 PM.
Our property manager promises the balcony work will be done in 3 weeks (COVID-19 permitting). After a NYC inspection, the scaffolding can be removed.
Evictions are suspended during the outbreak. (Landlords can still file cases, but the court won’t act on them until the COVID-19 outbreak is over.) Most of the courts are closed except for emergencies and ongoing criminal trials.
Go online and fill out your Census form! https://my2020census.gov/. Even roommates should do it. It helps NY get federal money!
You can apply for an absentee ballot . The NYS primary is now scheduled for April 28th, but may be postponed.
QUESTIONS? SUGGESTIONS? Contact CPGTenAssoc@gmail / dot / com.
Posted by Sue Susman at 1:00 PM
Thursday, March 5, 2020
Come to our Community Room on the ground floor of 50 West 97th Street on
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 at 8 PM to learn how we can make it happen.
WHY should Albany end Major Capital Improvement increases?
Landlords have plenty of other reasons to improve buildings (other than collecting MCI increases).
- Energy efficiency saves landlords money. So new boilers, roofs, windows, plumbing, electrical wiring, etc., can save landlords $$$.
- Preserved or increased value of their property. Why should tenants pay for that?
- Legal obligation to provide tenants with safe, habitable apartments and common areas. NYC ordered that our balconies and facade be maintained, for example. (The rest of us don't need to get paid to obey the law; why should landlords?)
The Rent Guidelines Board already calculates in the costs of maintaining a rental building when it sets the rent increases (if any) each year. Why should landlords be compensated twice?
MCI increases benefit mainly large landlords. From 2000 to 2014, 70% of MCI applications received by the State's housing agency came from landlords who owned more than 150 units.
It won't hurt the construction industry since MCI jobs are a tiny slice of the pie. In 2014, MCI costs were only 3/10ths of one percent of the total amount spent on construction. So they won't affect construction jobs.
Posted by Sue Susman at 12:33 PM
campaign coordinator of
will speak and answer questions
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 at 8 PM
in the Community Room on
- End MCI increases
- Limit eviction and rent increases for unregulated tenants
- Tax the rich to house the poor!
Bring your friends and neighbors!
Refreshments, of course.
Posted by Sue Susman at 12:03 PM