We are two tenant associations who joined together to defend ourselves against a corporate real estate investment hydra that seeks to expel us from our homes in order to maximize their profits.

Sunday, February 14, 2016





Woke up this morning to 7 degrees, its now 14 degrees outside, and no heat at 118 East St. Through some communications with the other tenants, it seems the heat is on in one line of the building. That line contains the market rate tenants. There are 2 other heat lines that are off and those lines contain the majority of rent stabilized tenants, including some senior citizens in fragile health. I think one or two market rate folks are getting the frozen treatment if they are unfortunate enough to reside above or below a rent stabilized tenant. Calls to the Westminster office provide no results as usual. There seems to be a Westminster person living in 118 at the moment. A call put into him goes unanswered and he has no voice mail set up on his phone. The same goes for the "Super". No answer. No voice mail set up on phone. So its time to take things to 311.   

Friday, February 5, 2016

5 Months No Gas

We are going into the fifth month with no gas. Con Ed has made numerous visits to inspect work being done to resolve the no cooking gas problem. They always find the quality of the work to be lacking. Not measuring up to the proper standards. Not sure why it takes 5 months to change some pipes and valves. Lots of repetitious banging on the heating pipes all day. Of course the heat is off while they "work" on the problem.