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State’s High Court Blesses Minimum Increases for Low-rent Tenants

by John Edward Dallas

 

On March 24, 2011, the New York Court of Appeals, the highest court in the state of New York, issued its long-awaited ruling in Casado v. Markus, a closely watched case that has been working its way up through the state legal system since a Manhattan Supreme Court issued a pro-tenant decision in January 2010 followed by a corroborative ruling from the Appellate Division in June 2010.

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Rent Laws: Situation Critical

The Rent Laws on 1.1 million apartments housing 2.5 million New Yorkers expire in less than 90 days!!! Tenants Need to Step Up and keep the pressure on until the rent laws are renewed and strengthened.

Keep calling Governor Cuomo’s office at (212) 681-4580 or (518) 474-8390, urging him to “Renew and strengthen the rent laws.  No more vacancy destabilization!” Call Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver’s office at (212) 312-1420 and urge that he keep pushing for stronger rent laws.

 

 

Weds 3/23 @ 10am: Rent Laws Press Conference

SolidarityPlease join Council member Margaret Chin and Speaker Christine Quinn to show your support for stronger rent regulations, eviction protection,  and the repeal of the “Urstadt Law,” which unfairly gives control of New York City’s rent laws to Albany.

Who: Council Member Chin and housing advocates

What: Press conference to announce New York City Council resolution calling upon the New York State Legislature to renew and strengthen the laws regulating rents and the eviction of tenants.

Where: City Hall Steps

When: Wednesday, March 23rd, 10:00 am

RSVP to:  Kelly Magee – kmagee@council.nyc.gov

GASLAND, an OSCAR NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY BY JOSH FOX – Stop Hydraulic Fracturing Now!

A COOPER SQUARE COMMITTEE SPECIAL EVENT
SHARE AN IMPORTANT EVENT WITH US WATCHING AND DISCUSSING

“GASLAND”

OSCAR NOMINATED DOCUMENTARY BY JOSH FOX

Stop Hydraulic Fracturing Now!

Before it contaminates our water supplies, destroys our precious ecosystem and poisons us and future generations.

Misleading the public under the false claim that natural gas is a clean energy, the oil and gas industry is currently using a toxic and hazardous process for natural gas extraction called hydraulic fracturing (“hydrofracking”). This process, currently ongoing in thirty-four states, is causing irreparable damage to the environment, poisoning humans and animals, making farms, homes and large tracts of land uninhabitable.

Following the film a discussion will be led by a speaker from United for Action

!!FREE ADMISSION!!
SUNDAY                                              TUESDAY
April 10, 2011                                         April 12, 2011
2:00 – 5:00 PM                                       6:30 – 9:30 PM
Green Residence
200 East 5th Street
(corner of 3rd Ave.)

Lower East Side Coalition to Stop Hydraulic Fracturing! (List in formation) Cooper Square Committee,

CODA, Village Independent Democrats, St. Marks Church, GOLES, sustainable-nyc, Interfaith Assembly on Homelessness and Housing, anthony aiden opticians,

Wheel chair accessible                                                                             More info about fracking…

 

April workshop schedule (Eng/Span)

 

March 22, 2011

 

 

Dear residents:

 

The series of workshops on the major documents in the Cooperative Information Package continues in April with “Understanding the Certificate of Incorporation.”  For those of you who haven’t had a chance to look at the Package or have attempted to read it but found the language too complicated or even boring, the workshop series should be a tremendous help.  The main objective of all the workshops is to help you make sense out of the Cooperative Information Package and in this way increase your ability to understand what the co-op will be set up to do and how it will do those things and who will run the co-op and how they should run it.  As the old saying goes, knowledge is power.

 

If you can’t make the workshop scheduled for your building, feel free to attend any one that’s more convenient for you.  Here’s the schedule for “Understanding the Certificate of Incorporation”:

 

Date

Time

For residents in these buildings:

Tuesday April 5 (English)

6:30-8 p.m.

23 East 3rd Street, 60 East 4th Street, 67 East 4th Street, 69 East 4th Street

Thursday April 7 (English)

6:30-8 p.m.

83 2nd Avenue, 21 East 3rd Street, 27 East 3rd Street, 89 East 3rd Street, 56 East 4th Street, 58 East 4th Street

Tuesday April 12 (English)

6:30-8 p.m.

13 East 3rd Street, 25 East 3rd Street, 63 East 4th Street, 65 East 4th Street, 71 East 4th Street, 77 East 4th Street

Thursday April 14 (English)

6:30-8 p.m.

9 East 3rd Street, 57 East 4th Street, 73 East 4th Street, 75 East 4th Street, 13 Stanton Street

Saturday April 16 (Spanish)

12-1:30 p.m.

All buildings

Saturday April 16 (English)

2:30-4 p.m.

All buildings

Tuesday April 19 (English)

10-11:30 a.m.

All buildings

Thursday April 21 (English)

10-11:30 a.m.

All buildings

 

ALL THE CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THE 4TH FLOOR OF 59-61 EAST 4TH STREET.  Please note they will promptly begin 15 minutes after the indicated start time.  So please arrive early to sign in.

 

The workshop series is jointly sponsored by Cooper Square Committee and the MHA, and is made possible thanks to a generous grant from The New York Community Trust.

 

I hope to see you at one of the classes!  If you have any questions about them or any other co-op related issue, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards,

 

 

 

 

John Edward Dallas

Coordinator

Cooperative Housing Education Project

Phone:  (212) 228.8210

Email: johnd@coopersquare.org

 

 


 

 

El 22 de marzo de 2011

 

 

Estimados residentes:

 

La serie de clases acerca de los documentos principales en el Paquete Informativo de la Cooperativa sigue en abril con “Entendiendo el Certificado de Incorporación.”  Para aquellos que todavía no hayan repasado el Paquete ó hayan intentado hacerlo pero encontraron el lenguaje demasiado complicado y hasta aburrido, las clases les serán de mayor utilidad.  El objectivo principal de las clases programadas es ayudarlos a comprender cabalmente el Paquete y así aumentar su capacidad para entender, entre otras cosas, el propósito de la cooperativa, quién la administra y cómo debe hacerlo.  Como dice el conocido refrán, saber es poder.

 

Si no pueden asistir a la clase programada para su edificio, siéntanse libre de asistir a la que más les convenga.   He aquí el horario de las clases de abril:

 

Fecha

Hora

Para inquilinos de estos edificios:

Martes el 5 de abril (solamente en inglés)

6:30-8 pm

23 este de la calle 3, 60 este de la calle 4, 67 este de la calle 4, 69 de la calle 4

Jueves el 7 de abril (solamente en inglés)

6:30-8 pm

83 de la avenida 2da, 21 este de la calle 3, 27 este de la calle 3, 89 este de la calle 3, 56 este de la calle 4, 58 este de la calle 4

Martes el 12 de abril (solamente en inglés)

6:30-8 pm

13 este de la calle 3, 25 este de la calle 3, 63 este de la calle 4, 65 este de la calle 4, 71 este de la calle 4, 77 este de la calle 4

Jueves el 14 de abril (solamente en inglés)

6:30-8 pm

9 este de la calle 3, 57 este de la calle 4, 73 este de la calle 4, 75 este de la calle 4, 13 de la calle Stanton

Sábado el 16 de abril (solamente en español)

12-1:30 pm

Inquilinos en general

Sábado el 16 de abril (solamente en inglés)

2:30-4 pm

Inquilinos en general

Martes el 19 de abril  (solamente en inglés)

10-11:30 am

Inquilinos en general

Jueves el 21 de abril (solamente en inglés))

10-11:30 am

Inquilinos en general

 

TODAS LAS CLASES SERÁN EN EL 4TO PISO DE 59-61 ESTE DE LA CALLE 4.

 

Todas las clases son conjuntamente auspiciadas por el Comité de Cooper Square y el MHA, y son posibles gracias al generoso apoyo financiero de The New York Community Trust.

 

¡Espero verlos en alguna de las clases!  Si desean tener mayor información sobre las clases ó cualquier asunto relacionado con la cooperativa, no duden en contactarme.

 

Muy atentamente,

 

 

 

 

John Edward Dallas

Coordinador

Proyecto de educación sobre la cooperativa de vivienda

Teléfono:  (212) 228.8210

Correo electrónico: johnd@coopersquare.org

March workshop schedule (Eng/Span)

March 9, 2011

 

 

 

Dear residents:

 

I’m very happy to notify you about the start of my highly-anticipated series of WORKHOPS on all the documents ― Certificate of Incorporation, Stock Certificate, Bylaws, and Proprietary Lease ― that make up MHA’s Cooperative Information Package.  The first workshop, Introduction to Housing Cooperatives, aims to increase participants’ knowledge about housing cooperatives by familiarizing them with the most important features of housing cooperatives.  (All the courses I’ll be giving will be jointly sponsored by Cooper Square Committee and MHA, and are possible thanks to a generous grant from The New York Community Trust.)  Here is the schedule for the first workshop:

 

Date

Time

Buildings

Tuesday March 15

(English)

6:30-8 p.m.

13 East 3rd Street, 65 East 4th Street

25 East 3rd Street, 71 East 4th Street

63 East 4th Street, 77 East 4th Street

Thursday March 17

(English)

6:30-8 p.m.

9 East 3rd Street, 75 East 4th Street

57 East 4th Street, 13 Stanton Street

73 East 4th Street

Tuesday March 22

(English)

6:30-8 p.m.

All buildings

Thursday March 24

(English)

10-11:30 a.m.

All buildings

Saturday March 26

(Spanish)

1:30-3 p.m.

All buildings

Tuesday March 29

(English)

10-11:30 a.m.

All buildings

 

All the workshops will be held on the 4th floor of 59-61 East 4th Street.  All the workshops will promptly begin 15 minutes after the indicated start time.  Please arrive early to sign in.

 

For more information about the workshops, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards,

 

John Edward Dallas

Coordinator

Cooperative Housing Education Project

Phone:  (212) 228.8210

Email: johnd@coopersquare.org

 

 


 

El 9 de marzo de 2011

 

 

Estimados residentes:

 

Estoy muy entusiasmado de informarles del comienzo de mi muy esperada serie de clases sobre todos los documentos ― Certificate of Incorporation (Certificado de incorporación) Stock Certificate (Certificado de acciones) Bylaws (Estatutos), and Proprietary Lease (Contrato de arrendamiento al proprietario) ― que conforman el Cooperative Information Package de MHA.  La primera clase, titulada Introducción a las cooperativas de vivienda, pretende aumentar a los participantes su conocimiento acerca de las cooperativas de vivienda por familiarizarlos con las características más importantes de dichas cooperativas.  (Todas las clases que voy a ofrecer serán auspiciados conjuntamente por Cooper Square Committee y MHA, y son posibles gracias al generoso apoyo financiero de The New York Community Trust.)  He aquí la las fechas y el horario de las clases:

 

Día

Hora

¿Para cuales edificios?

Martes el 15 de marzo

(en inglés)

6:30-8 p.m.

13 East 3rd Street, 65 East 4th Street

25 East 3rd Street, 71 East 4th Street

63 East 4th Street, 77 East 4th Street

Jueves el 17 de marzo

(en inglés)

6:30-8 p.m.

9 East 3rd Street, 75 East 4th Street

57 East 4th Street, 13 Stanton Street

73 East 4th Street

Martes el 22 de marzo

(en inglés)

6:30-8 p.m.

Todos los edificios

Jueves el 24 de marzo

(en inglés)

10-11:30 a.m.

Todos los edificios

Sábado el 26 de marzo

(en español)

1:30-3 p.m.

Todos los edificios

Martes el 29 de marzo

(en inglés)

10-11:30 a.m.

Todos los edificios

 

Todas las clases se darán en el 4o. piso de 59-61 East 4th Street.

 

Para mayor detalles acerca de las clases, no duden en contactarme.

 

Muy atentamente,

 

John Edward Dallas

Coordinador

Cooperative Housing Education Project

(Proyecto de educación sobre la cooperativa de vivienda)

Teléfono:  (212) 228.8210

Dirección electrónica: johnd@coopersquare.org

 

3/10/2011 Workshop Flyer (Eng/Span)

March 2, 2011

 

 

 

 

Dear residents:

 

I’m very happy to notify you about the start of my highly-anticipated series of courses on all the documents ― Certificate of Incorporation, Stock Certificate, Bylaws, and Proprietary Lease ― that make up MHA’s Cooperative Information Package.  The first course, Introduction to Housing Cooperatives, aims to increase participants’ knowledge about housing cooperatives by familiarizing them with the most important features of housing cooperatives.  (All the courses I’ll be giving will be co-sponsored by Cooper Square Committee and MHA, and are possible thanks to a generous grant from The New York Community Trust.)

 

For the residents of 83 Second Avenue, 21 East 3rd Street, 27 East 3rd Street, 89 East Third Street, 56 East 4th Street, and 58 East 4th Street only, Introduction to Housing Cooperatives will take place on Thursday March 10 on the 4th floor of 59-61 East 4th Street.  The course will begin at 6:45 p.m. sharp.  So if you plan to attend, I recommend you arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign in.  The course will end at 8 o’ clock.  (This class will be in English.)

 

I hope to see you on March 10th!  For more information about the courses I have planned, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards,

 

John Edward Dallas

Coordinator

Cooperative Housing Education Project

Phone:  (212) 228.8210

Email: johnd@coopersquare.org

 

 


 

 

El 2 de marzo de 2011

 

 

Estimados residentes:

 

Estoy muy entusiasmado de informarles del comienzo de mi muy esperada serie de cursos educativos sobre todos los documentos ― Certificate of Incorporation (Certificado de incorporación) Stock Certificate (Certificado de acciones) Bylaws (Estatutos), and Proprietary Lease (Contrato de arrendamiento al proprietario) ― que conforman el Cooperative Information Package de MHA.  El primer curso, titulado Introducción a las cooperativas de vivienda, pretende aumentar a los participantes su conocimiento acerca de las cooperativas de vivienda por familiarizarlos con las características más importantes de dichas cooperativas.  (Todos los cursos que voy a ofrecer serán auspiciados conjuntamente por Cooper Square Committee y MHA, y son posibles gracias al generoso apoyo financiero de The New York Community Trust.)

 

Exclusivamente para ustedes los residentes de 83 Second Avenue, 21 East 3rd Street, 27 East 3rd Street, 89 East Third Street, 56 East 4th Street, y 58 East 4th Street, el curso será el jueves 10 de marzo en el 4o piso de 59-61 East 4th Street.  El curso comenzará a las 6:45 pm en punto, así que si deciden asistir es recomendable que lleguen a las 6:30 pm para inscribirse.  El curso terminará a las 8 pm.  (Este curso será en inglés.)

 

¡Espero verlos el 10 de marzo!  Para mayor información sobre las clases que tengo programadas, no duden en contactarme.

 

Muy atentamente,

 

John Edward Dallas

Coordinador

Cooperative Housing Education Project

(Proyecto de educación sobre la cooperativa de vivienda)

Teléfono:  (212) 228.8210

Dirección electrónica: johnd@coopersquare.org

3/8/2011 Workshop Flyer (Eng/Span)

March 2, 2011

 

Dear residents:

 

I’m very happy to notify you about the start of my highly-anticipated series of courses on all the documents ― Certificate of Incorporation, Stock Certificate, Bylaws, and Proprietary Lease ― that make up MHA’s Cooperative Information Package.  The first course, Introduction to Housing Cooperatives, aims to increase participants’ knowledge about housing cooperatives by familiarizing them with the most important features of housing cooperatives.  (All the courses I’ll be giving will be co-sponsored by Cooper Square Committee and MHA, and are possible thanks to a generous grant from The New York Community Trust.)

 

For the residents of 23 East 3rd Street, 60 East 4th Street, 67 East 4th Street, and 69 East 4th Street only, Introduction to Housing Cooperatives will take place on Tuesday March 8 on the 4th floor of 59-61 East 4th Street.  The course will begin at 6:45 p.m. sharp.  So if you plan to attend, I recommend you arrive at 6:30 p.m. to sign in.  The course will end at 8 o’ clock.  (This class will be in English.)

 

I hope to see you on March 8th!  For more information about the courses I have planned, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

 

Best regards,

 

John Edward Dallas

Coordinator

Cooperative Housing Education Project

Phone:  (212) 228.8210

Email: johnd@coopersquare.org

 

 


 

 

El 2 de marzo de 2010

 

Estimados residentes:

 

Estoy muy entusiasmado de informarles del comienzo de mi muy esperada serie de cursos educativos sobre todos los documentos ― Certificate of Incorporation (Certificado de incorporación) Stock Certificate (Certificado de acciones) Bylaws (Estatutos), and Proprietary Lease (Contrato de arrendamiento al proprietario) ― que conforman el Cooperative Information Package de MHA.  El primer curso, titulado Introducción a las cooperativas de vivienda, pretende aumentar a los participantes su conocimiento acerca de las cooperativas de vivienda por familiarizarlos con las características más importantes de dichas cooperativas.  (Todos los cursos que voy a ofrecer serán auspiciados conjuntamente por Cooper Square Committee y MHA, y son posibles gracias al generoso apoyo financiero de The New York Community Trust.)

 

Exclusivamente para ustedes los residentes de 23 East 3rd Street, 60 East 4th Street, 67 East 4th Street, y 69 East 4th Street, el curso será el martes 8 de marzo en el 4o piso de 59-61 East 4th Street.  El curso comenzará a las 6:45 pm en punto, así que si deciden asistir es recomendable que lleguen a las 6:30 pm para inscribirse.  El curso terminará a las 8 pm.  (Este curso será en inglés.)

 

¡Espero verlos el 8 de marzo!  Para mayor información sobre las clases que tengo programadas, no duden en contactarme.

 

Muy atentamente,

 

John Edward Dallas

Coordinador

Cooperative Housing Education Project

(Proyecto de educación sobre la cooperativa de vivienda)

Teléfono:  (212) 228.8210

Dirección electrónica: johnd@coopersquare.org

Help Save the Rent Laws! Rally March 21st!

The Rent Laws for ALL rent-regulated apartments expire in 3 months!  We need Governor Cuomo to protect about 1 million tenant households by renewing and strengthening rent laws, and ending vacancy destabilization.  Come to a Rallly on Monday, March 21st at 4:30 pm in front of Governor Cuomo’s NYC Office at 42nd St. and Park Avenue.  Let’s keep this issue on the front burner!!!

Call Governor Cuomo’s office TODAY at 212-681-4580, and let his office know that you are a rent stabilized tenant, and that renters who helped elect him need his support.  Urge him to stand up to the special interests by renewing our rent laws and repealing vacancy destabilization.

This is the number one priority of the tenants rights movement.   We want the rent laws renewed and strengthened now.  We don’t want to wait until midnight on June 15th, when anything could happen.  If the rent laws expire, your rent could go up to market rate when your lease comes up for renewal.  What will you do if that happens?  Can you afford to pay $2,000 or more per month in rent?  If not, we urge you to call Governor Cuomo’s office, and politely but firmly deliver the message that the rent laws need to be “renewed and strengthened”.  No more deregulation when rents go above $2,000, no more 20% increases in rent stabilized leases upon vacancy, no more permanent MCI increases, no more personal use evictions of an entire building!

Thursday 3/10: Real Rent Reform – Press Conference/Rally

The renewal of the rent laws is the single biggest issue affecting New Yorkers right now, and we need to make sure that our message of protecting our homes and ending destabilization resonates.  Join WSNA, other city wide housing groups and supportive elected officials at City Hall at 1:00 pm to make sure that our voices are heard and the rent laws get renewed.

What: Real Rent Reform – Press Conference/Rally

When: Thursday, Mar. 10th at 1:00pm

Location: The Steps at City Hall (map/directions)

 

For more information contact Bennett Baumer at 212-956-2585 or bbaumer@hcc-nyc.org.

Monday, Jan 24th at 6:30pm :: Push Forward Affordable Housing Development on Seward Park!

SPURA

Come out for Community Board 3’s (CB3’s) vote on a mixed income housing plan in the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area!

 

At Henry Street Settlement’s Youth Gym

301 Henry Street

(near the corner of Jackson and Grand Sts.)

 

This Monday, January 24th at 6:30 pm

 

how to get there:

FJMZ to Delancey/Essex, F to East Broadway,

or M22 Bus to Madison/Montgomery Sts.

 

Help us keep momentum!
We need you to come out and show support for a plan that maximizes affordable housing!  Help us move forward the development of affordable housing which has been stalled for 40+ years!

Come out to show support and help bring much needed affordable housing to the LES!!!

Seward Park Planning Guidelines

The planning facilitator for Seward Park, John Shapiro, provided Community Board 3 with a 2nd draft of the planning guidelines for Seward Park on Monday, December 13th.  The near final draft spells out the land use plan for the largely vacant 7-acre urban renewal sites.  Seward Park Committee members and the public are invited to respond to the document.  Please email Cooper Square Committee to let us know your thoughts about the plans for commercial development and mixed-income housing on the sites.  We may be voting on the document in January, 2011.

 

 

Seward Park Planning Principles (Draft)

Community Board 3’s Seward Park Planning Committee is reviewing a first draft of a document that presents the planning principles for redevelopment of the sites, and a proposed land use program.  Local residents are strongly encouraged to take a look at this 4 page document. 

Seward Park Planning Principles :  http://www.nyc.gov/html/mancb3/downloads/cb3docs/SP%20Nov%2016%20meeting.pdf

 
 

 

SPURA – Community Information Meeting

Wednesday, November 17th at 7:00pm

St. Augustine’ s Church Parish Hall

292 Henry Street

 

SPURAmap

Did YOU Know That Community Board #3 is working on plans to build on the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area (SPURA)?

 

Questions & Answers About The Process:

  • How it works
  • Who is part of it
  • How you can participate

 

Come and Hear Presentations from:

NYC Dept. Housing Preservation Development, NYC Economic Development Corp., Manhattan Borough Presidents Office, Community Board #3

REMEMBER AND REBUILD

SPURA

Seward Park Urban Renewal Area
Vacant 43 years (Nov 1967 – Present)

Join your neighbors and friends at a gathering to honor the families and businesses that were displaced, and to support affordable housing, retail uses and community spaces on the site.

SUNDAY, NOV. 7th from 2-5pm

@ the corner of Suffolk & Delancey Sts

 

Sponsors: SPARC (Seward Park Area Redevelopment Coalition), LES People’s MHA, GOLES, Cooper Square Committee, Cooper Square MHA, Jews for Racial & Economic Justice CHARAS/ Tu casa Studio, St. Mary’s Church and former site tenants

 

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Seward Park: Cooper Square’s Findings and Planning Recommendations

The Cooper Square Committee has prepared an analysis of the Seward Park Urban Redevelopment Area (SPURA), including the racial and economic demographics of the surrounding community, housing indicators, local school enrollment, day care providers, amount of open space and other useful information.  We also looked at the zoning of the 10 SPURA sites to assess how much housing and commercial development they can accommodate, and we recommended zoning changes to allow for development of a sustainable mixed-income community on the sites.  We hope you will read it, and we welcome your feedback.

See the findings and recommendations: SPURA Area findings (Part 1, 5MB)

See the data tables: SPURA Area Data Tables (Part 2, 3MB)

 

Rent Guidelines Board Proposes Rent Increases

The Rent Guidelines Board held a preliminary vote at Cooper Union’s Great Hall on May 5th to adopt rent increases of between 2% – 4% for one year rent stabilized leases, and between 4% and 6% for 2 year leases.  Tenants will have an opportunity to testify about the proposed rent increases at public hearings on Thursday, June 17th.  The hearings will be held at Cooper Union’s Great Hall, between 10 am and 6 pm.  A final vote will be taken at Cooper Union on Thursday, June 24th.  Tenants are calling for a rent freeze.  Come out and testify on June 17th!

Rent Guidelines Board Hearings

On Wednesday, May 5th, the Rent Guidelines Board will take a preliminary vote on lease renewal rent increases at the Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 E. 7th St.) at a meeting from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.  There will be a 5 pm press conference outside Cooper Union.  On Thursday, June 17th, they will hold a public hearing from 10 am – 6 pm at the Great Hall of Cooper Union, and on Thursday, June 24th, they will do the final vote (5:30 – 9:30 pm).  Tenants are urged to attend these public meetings and hearings.  We strongly encourage you to present testimony as well.

Stalled Construction Sites

The Cooper Square Committee is monitoring stalled construction sites.  This includes sites with a Stop Work Order, sites that have expired permits, or where no construction activity has been happening for a while.

The following is a list compiled by the NYC Dept. of Buildings of stalled construction sites in Community Board 3 of Manhattan (East Village/Lower East Side/Chinatown) as of Dec. 26, 2010.  The second table is the stalled construction site list from Feb. 27, 2010.  As the lists show, the number of stalled sites has more than doubled from 9 to 19 in the past 10 months.

If you know of other stalled sites, please contact us at 212-228-8210 to let us know, and call 311 if you notice unsafe conditions.  We will follow up with the Dept. of Buildings and Community Board 3, and we will post information about the status of the sites here.

Stalled sites as of 12/26/2010

Date
House Complaint Complaint Date of Mortgage Date
Number Street Number Received Owner Purchase Sale Price Holder Amount Recorded
75 1st Avenue 1252775 4/2/2009 One for the Money LLC Pre-1980  $                   – No mortgage on the property  $                    – NA
179 Ludlow Street 1252777 4/2/2009 179 Ludlow St, LLC 5/11/2007  $    5,200,000.00 E.R. Holdings LLC  $    6,050,000.00 5/11/2007
145 Ludlow Street 1252788 4/2/2009 Ludlow Place Corp. 12/17/2004  $    2,000,000.00 Bank Leumi  $    3,900,000.00 2/2/2005
180 Ludlow Street 1252794 4/2/2009 180 Ludlow Development LLC 3/29/2007  $  10,000,000.00 Prime Assets Funding, LLC  $    8,500,000.00 6/10/2010
163 Orchard Street 1252799 4/2/2009 163 Orchard St. LLC 5/17/2000  $                   – Brooklyn Federal Savings Bank  $    2,100,000.00 1/2/2009
126 Hester Street 1256042 5/12/2009 Lee Pan Realty Corp. 1/24/2005  $      650,000.00 United Commercial Bank  $    1,200,000.00 6/12/2006
25 Avenue D 1256319 5/15/2009 Educational Alliance 11/17/1993  $                   – NYS Dormitory Authority  $    1,746,000.00 2/23/1999
324 Grand Street 1257502 6/2/2009 68 Orchard LLC Pre-1980  $                   – TD Bank  $    5,573,588.00 4/27/2010
401 East 8th Street 1262241 8/3/2009 Samtel East 8th St. LLC 11/9/2007  $    4,900,000.00 Mutual Bank  $    4,160,000.00 11/9/2007
54 Canal Street 1272040 12/15/2009 54 Canal St. LLC 1/17/2006  $  25,250,000.00 New York Community Bank  $   92,192,185.00 6/4/2010
14 Jefferson Street 1275978 2/18/2010 14 Jefferson St. Corp. 9/21/2001  $    1,500,000.00 No Mortgage  $                    – NA
536 East 13th Street 1276150 2/22/2010 East Village Realty LLC 4/4/2005  $    2,310,000.00 United International Bank  $    2,307,500.00 12/23/2009
128 Hester Street 1276255 2/23/2010 128 Hester LLC 8/14/2007  $    3,800,000.00 Chinatown Federal Savings Bank  $    1,929,978.00 8/18/2006
185 Avenue B 1284660 7/5/2010 Iglesia De Dios Pentecostal Pre-1980  $                   – East Avenue B Realty LLC  $       350,000.00 10/19/2007
313 East 9th Street 1286357 8/2/2010 313 E. 9th St. Assoc. Ltd 4/1/1992  $                   – Self Reliance NY Federal Credit Union  $       880,000.00 8/30/2004
20 Mott Street 1286597 8/5/2010 Regal Ventures Capital, Inc. Pre-1980  $                   – United Commercial Bank  $    2,000,000.00 2/14/2008
226 East 3rd Street 1288634 9/3/2010 226 E. 3rd St. LLC 11/22/2004  $    1,680,000.00 Washington Mutual Bank/Chase  $    1,677,000.00 1/24/2008
16 Delancey Street 1288981 9/10/2010 14 Delancey St. Realty Co. Pre-1980  $                   – Mortgage was satisfied on 9/24/2008  $       499,000.00
86 Canal Street 1289098 9/13/2010 88 Canal Realty Inc. 7/15/2010  $  16,500,000.00 New York Community Bank  $    9,000,000.00 7/15/2010

 

Stalled sites as of Feb 27, 2010.

 

House

 

Complaint

Date

 

BIN #

Number

Street

Number

Received

Units

1006214

75

1st AVENUE

1252775

4/2/2009

 

1005357

145

LUDLOW STREET

1252788

4/2/2009

 

1087953

180

LUDLOW STREET

1252794

4/2/2009

 

1005526

163

ORCHARD STREET

1252799

4/2/2009

 

1803979

126

HESTER STREET

1256042

5/12/2009

 

1084874

25

AVENUE D

1256319

5/15/2009

 

1081939

324

GRAND STREET

1257502

6/2/2009

 

1802016

401

EAST 8 STREET

1262241

8/3/2009

 

1003795

54

CANAL STREET

1272040

12/15/2009

 
           
           
   

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