Thursday, June 24, 2021

Rent Guidelines for lease renewals

The Rent Guidelines Board voted


1-year renewal

0% increase for 1st six months, and 

1.5% increase for 2nd six months


2-year renewal: 2.5% increase


These apply to rent stabilized leases whose renewal goes into effect any time from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022.

Friday, June 11, 2021



 Apply by June 15:     Click here to apply. 

Submit the ballot so it is received by June 22, 2021.


EARLY VOTING at the West Side High School

(140 W. 102nd Street)

Saturday, June 12        8 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, June 13          8 AM to 5 PM

Monday, June  14        7 AM to 4 PM

Tuesday, June 15       10 AM to 8 PM

Wednesday, June 16  10 AM to 8 PM

Thursday, June 17      10 AM to 8 PM

Friday, June 18             7 AM to 4 PM 

Saturday, June 19         8 AM to 5 PM

Sunday, June 20           8 AM to 4 PM

REGULAR VOTING Tues.June 22, 2021 

at P.S. 163 on West 97th Street


Vote for UP TO 5 people for each office (except Manhattan DA since that’s a State office).  Fill in the circle for each candidate, as in this example: 

DON’T vote for anyone more than once and DON’T make more than 1 candidate your “number 1” choice. (Your ballot will not count.)

How it works: If one person get over 50%, that’s the winner.

If no one wins over 50%, the candidate in last place is eliminated, and that candidate’s votes will go to the candidate those voters ranked second, and the votes are re-counted. The same process continues until one candidate gets 50%.

This counting could take a few weeks.

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Emergency Rental Assistance Available - Apply Now!

NYS's Emergency Rental 

Assistance Program


Program open as of June 1, 2021. Applications are now being accepted.  

In the building, if you need help applying, contact the tenant association. 

Ready to Apply?

Apply for the ERAP online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


New York State has $2.7 billion in federal funds to help tenants pay their rent. This is through the State's Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP)

If your household income is under
$66,860 for a household of 1 person
$76,400 for a household of 2 people
$85,960 for a household of 3 people
$95,450 for a household of 4 people
$103,100 for a household of 5 people

and you lost income because of the pandemic, please click on this link to see if you're eligible to get up to 15 months of rental assistance. The money will be paid directly to Stellar, not to the tenant. 

If you are, APPLY NOW!  While $2.7 billion sounds like a lot of money, it's only $13,700 for the first 200,000 people who apply.  That's not so much!

Sad News: Mrs. Naomi Kelly has died

The Central Park Gardens Tenants’ Association

mourns the loss of our long-time neighbor


We extend our condolences to her daughter Lilly Kelly and to the rest of their family.

Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, June 9, 2021

at the Owens Funeral Home

216 Lenox Avenue (121st Street), New York 10027

Viewing:  10 a.m. to Noon

Funeral Service: Noon to 1:30 PM

Telephone: 212-427-7888