2023 TA Board Election—Notice to All Residents

The Nominating Committee of the Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association (the “TA”) is soliciting candidates for election to the TA’s Board of Directors. Two director positions are to be filled. The election will take place in May 2023.

This is an excellent opportunity for the community-minded to participate in a meaningful leadership role and help make decisions that have a positive impact on their neighbors and themselves.

Deadline for submission of applications for Director is February 7, 2023.

Requirements for Director

  • A resident of Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Member of the TA current in dues

In addition, candidates should be prepared to:

  • spend at least 20 hours each month on TA business
  • commit to a monthly board meeting and other phone, remote video, or in-person TA meetings as needed
  • serve on one or more TA committees

Application Requirements

Candidates must submit documentation to the Nominating Committee by February 7, 2023, consisting of:

  • A résumé or biography, maximum of two pages, stating relevant qualifications, including past community activities, professional or work experience
  • A brief statement of why you are interested in serving on the Board
  • Best contact phone number and email address

Applications should be submitted in PDF format via email to [email protected]. Once a candidate is deemed qualified, an interview will follow. Residents will be notified of the approved slate and informed of an alternate process for running if not on the slate.

 

Posted 1/17/23


Court Rules in Our Favor on 19 Façade MCIs

Based on objections our attorneys Collins Dobkin & Miller LLP filed via Article 78s, 7 facade MCIs were annulled outright and 12 were sent back to DHCR (Order and Decision). We prevailed on two key issues—failure of the owner to file applications within DHCR's own established deadlines and failure to meet IRS requirements for depreciability. Tenants in affected buildings, below, will get back money collected for these MCIs.

The 7 annulled MCIs include

EU410047RT (2 PCR); EU410048RT (431 East 20 St); FS410011RT (1, 3 Stuyvesant Oval);

FX410022RT (315, 319, 321 Ave. C); GN410045RT (6, 8, 10 Stuyvesant Oval);

GN410046RT (610, 620 East 20th St); GN410057RT (505, 515 East 14th St)

 

The 12 remanded MCIs include:

EU410046RT (541 East 20 St); EU410054RT (441 East 20 St); FS410034RT (390 First Ave);

FV410011RT (6 PCR); FV410038RT (7 PCR); GM410050RT (8 PCR);

GN410043RT (531 East 20 St); GN410044RT (271 Ave C) GN410047RT (530 East 23 St);

GR410031RT (5 P PCR); GR410032RT (510 East 23 St; GS410048RT (511 East 20 St

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JUDGE RULES IN OUR FAVOR—ALL APARTMENTS STAY REGULATED

On January 4, 2023, Justice Robert Reed issued a decision in favor of the Stuyvesant Town–Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, basically ruling that the 2019 rent laws supersede the regulatory agreement Blackstone signed with the City, which allowed for the deregulation of the J-51 units. The 2019 rent laws cover all apartments at STPCV. In general, it affects original members of the Robert’s class and those paying more than $2,800 are protected by state legislation. Link to Decision

 

Posted 1/7/23


UPDATE: If You Missed Our Dec. 10 Meeting (or Want to Watch It Again), the Video Is on YouTube.

The video of our Dec. 10 meeting (1 hour 22 minutes), can be viewed on YouTube.

In 2023 we’ll have a new representative in Congress and a new state senator. Join us in saying good-bye to Carolyn Maloney and Brad Hoylman, and hello to Jerrold Nadler and Kristen Gonzalez, our new congress member and state senator, respectively.

Rep. Maloney and Senator Hoylman will recap what they have been working on for us. Rep. Nadler will discuss federal issues that affect us, and Senator-elect Gonzalez will tell us how she plans to focus on our community (our new district includes part of Brooklyn and Queens).

Join us Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/NulC9mjsfbs

We’re taking questions—you may submit three. Please submit them by Thursday, Dec. 8.

There’s more to hear about!

  • Assembly Member Harvey Epstein Rent law loopholes—we need them closed
  • Borough President Mark Levine Congestion pricing (we’re in the zone), monkeypox
  • Council Member Keith Powers 14th Street, rental background check law
  • Community Board 6 Chair Kyle Athayde CB6 is an important resource—how it helps us

Our activities and on our radar:

  • We testified in person and in writing to state agency Homes and Community Renewal about new rent regulations—including keeping down your rent increases from major capital improvements
  • Stop the Chop—we’re getting involved in this effort to limit increased and excessive helicopter and seaplane traffic, specifically on the East River
  • Apartment inspections for lead (Local Law 31)—what to expect
  • Our lawsuit to keep all apartments here protected by rent stabilization: we’re still awaiting the judge’s decision
  • Pickleball noise: we’ve heard your complaints and brought them to management

Join us Saturday, Dec. 10, from 11 a.m. to noon, on YouTube at https://youtu.be/NulC9mjsfbs

 

Posted 12/2/22

Updated 12/11/22


"Mayor Adams, Gov. Hochul Unveil Plan for First-of-Its-Kind Job and Education Hub for Growing Health Sector"

Media release of Oct. 13, 2022, announcing SPARC Kips Bay (Science Park and Research Campus), the plan for the 25th Street Brookdale site, formerly proposed for a sanitation garage.

https://www1.nyc.gov/office-of-the-mayor/news/747-22/mayor-adams-governor-hochul-plan-first-of-its-kind-job-education-hub-growing

 

Posted 10/13/22


New TA Board Member Appointed

As sometimes happens, a TA board member finds it necessary to leave the board before their term ends as was the case recently with Steve Mullen. Steve was elected in 2022 and had already plunged into board activities, including working on a tenant survey and staffing the TA’s table at the flea market.

In accordance with the TA's bylaws, which state that vacancies in the board may be filled by a vote of majority of the board then in office, the board appointed attorney Jonathan D’Errico to Steve’s seat. Jon has already been volunteering as a Building Leader and as a non-board member on the TA’s Legal Committee. Jon also serves on Community Board 6 and founded Better Tomorrow NYC, a nonprofit organization to benefit diverse and at-risk youth in NYC public schools. He and his family live in Peter Cooper Village.

 

Posted 10/10/22


Congestion Pricing: TA Submits Statement

Since the proposed congestion pricing zone includes all of Manhattan below 60th Street, the TA submitted this statement to the MTA and the Federal Highway Administration.

 

Posted 9/22/22

 


State Senate Primary Candidates: We Sent Them a Survey

What the four primary candidates said about housing, congestion pricing, bail reform, our lawsuits, clean energy and more. They said a lot, but there's plenty of white space.

Posted 8/11/22; updated 8/11/22


RGB Increases: Rent Justice Coalition Response to Mayor Adams

The Rent Justice Coalition, which the STPCV TA is part of, released this response to Mayor Adams's reaction to this year's high rent increases. https://assets.nationbuilder.com/stpcvta/pages/10/attachments/original/1656087613/2022-06-23_RJC_Statement_on_Eric_Adams_RGB_Response.pdf?1656087613


RGB Increases; TA Statement

Rents will go up significantly for leases starting Oct. 1, 2022. Read our statement.