Friday, January 27, 2023

Want to collect your compost but don't know how?

We have compost collection in our very own building!

On the ground floor in the trash room on each side of the building (just next to the elevators as you head to the side door) there are brown bins.

Click on the image below to see how to open and close the bin to lock in the odors that attract vermin. 

Keep your food scraps in the freezer in a plastic bag or container.  When it's full, empty the bag into the "organics collection" bin on the ground floor. Throw the plastic bag into the regular trash bin next to it.   Or bring the same bag bag upstairs to reuse for food scraps. 

IF we can make this work, perhaps we can persuade Stellar to put a brown bin on each floor to make things even easier.  But we have to show that we'll CLOSE THE LID properly. 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Summary of the Jan. 18, 2023 Tenant Meeting

We had a good crowd!  (Thanks to Jodi Brockington for the photo.)

I. Announcements 

  • Come to our February 11, 2023 pre-Valentine's Day fundraiser in the lobby!  Probably 11 AM to 6 PM.  Contact the tenant association if you'd like to help, and give individually-wrapped goodies to Rosa Delgado in 2T in advance. 
  • Elevators:  Please email or Tenant Association Vice President Denis Hayward at: Denis [dot] Hayward [at sign] gmail DOT com whenever you're in the elevator and it bounces or has some other problem.  We need hard data to make an effective complaint.  Please include the date and time, which elevator (they're numbered 1,2,3,4, starting from the east end of the building), and what the problem is. 
  • RiteAid is closing at the end of January.  (The company is distressed nationally, not just in NYC.) It will be transferring all prescriptions to the Duane Reade/Walgreen's on 94th Street and Columbus on January 31st. That Duane Reade's pharmacy is closed on weekends and may not honor refills past the first one. If you'd prefer another pharmacy, ask your doctor to send NEW prescriptions to that pharmacy.  
  • The notice from Stellar about submetering says if you have a problem with your electric bill, tell Stellar. It's the same notice we get every year, as required by the state.  You can complain to Stellar about the amount of the bill, request that the bills be "evened up" so you pay roughly the same amount each month, and more. They can't shut your electricity off if you have a medical issue that needs electricity.
  • The NYC Fire Department will present a 1-hour class on CPR (no mouth-to-mouth!) in our Community Room on Thursday, Feb. 23.  All tenants are welcome. 

II.  Tenant Association Election

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Tenants Meeting with MBP Mark Levine

8 PM
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 18, 2023

Tenant Association Elections*

and hear


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in our Community Room on the ground floor 
with masks.
Bring a friend and a neighbor. 

*All dues-paying tenants are welcome to vote. 

If you DON'T live in the building, you're welcome, but please RSVP.