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neighbors shaking handsAt its membership meeting March 15, 2007, the PWVTA adopted a new membership status for Park West Village residents who may not be tenants. Termed "Associate Members", they can enjoy most of the status and privileges of other PWVTA members except for specific votes pertaining to tenant-members only, including the ability to serve on the PWVTA Executive Board.

updated: 7-18-14 3:22am

NEXT EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 16


PWVTA EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 16  7:30pm
Ryan Health Center 110 W 97 St.
[NOTE THAT THE PWVTA BYLAWS PROVIDE MONTHLY MEETINGS THROUGHOUT THE  YEAR EXCEPT IN JULY AND AUGUST, WITH THE EXECUTIVE BOARD HAVING VOTED TO MEET ON THE THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH]
PWVTA Members and Associate Members welcome to attend. MORE INFO:  write Info@pwvta.org or
call PWVTA Hotline 212-662-2610.

Note special information concerns requested from discussion at the March 25, 2014 Membership Meeting:

Click to see/download (325-page PDF) DEIS:
Draft Environmental Impact Statement

PARKING LAYOUT -- Columbus Ave buildings

DHCR PAR DECISION 2-12-2014
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PWVTA NEWSLETTER
March 2014

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JHL and the Draft Environmental Impact hearing
REPORT via Sue Susman May 10

Date: Sat, 10 May 2014 22:16:58 -0400
From: Sue Susman sue@janak.org

Attached is a statement submitted by Martin Rosenblatt, and below some information on a bill proposed by Council Members Helen Rosenthal and Mark Levine.

DNAinfo <http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20140508/upper-west-side/pols-propose-new-law-curb-construction-near-schools-at-rally>

Pols Propose New Law to Curb Construction Near Schools at Rally
By Emily Frost on May 8, 2014 3:07pm @efrost1

Opposition to JHL Nursing Home Mounts at Rally UPPER WEST SIDE — In a final push before the state makes its rulingg on a proposed controversial nursing home development, dozens of children and their parents gathered in front of P.S. 163 Thursday morning to oppose the project — with local politicians announcing plans for a bill they hope could stop the project or mitigate its impact on the school.
    City Councilwoman Helen Rosenthal and Councilman Mark Levine announced they'll be introducing a law that would require developers like Jewish Home Lifecare to get Council approval before building within 50 feet of a public school.
    The law would also require projects within that 50-feet zone to follow Council-approved guidelines for construction, which would be stricter in terms of noise and building activity to make development safer for children and less disruptive to learning.
    Opposition to Jewish Home Lifecare's plan to build a new 20-story nursing home next to the West 97th Street elementary school reached a fever pitch this week as locals are making a final plea to state health officials to stop the development at a series of hearings. They argue the project is unsafe and will dig up harmful levels of lead during construction, as well as create traffic, noise, dust and general chaos.
    After reviewing the testimony, the state's Department of Health will release a final Environmental Impact Statement with its assessment of whether the project can go forward. A "negative declaration" would mean the state ruled the project does not have a "a significant adverse environmental impact."
    If approved, development construction will begin in the late fall of 2014, said JHL spokesman Ethan Geto.
   
Adina Brooks, the mother of a P.S. 163 first-grader and co-chair of the Protect P.S. 163 coalition, said she and other parents support the legislation because it would protect not only their school but other city schools from the potential hazards of neighboring development.
    Even if the state gave its approval, the legislation could require the developer to again apply for city approval before proceeding, she said.
    In a worst-case scenario, "our hope is that the law would require the noise limit to be what is appropriate for a classroom," she said. At the rally, Brooks played audio samples from what she said were real construction sites to showcase how distracting and distressing the noise would be.
    JHL has promised to listen the concerns of parents and neighbors. "We believe that the plan we have developed...will minimize noise, dust and traffic, ensure the safe removal and/or treatment of contaminated soil and maximize the safety of the construction site and surrounding areas," the nonprofit said in a statement.
    The developer promised to never have a crane over the school, to put up netting to protect the school building, to use noise-suppressing equipment, to erect a 10-foot high noise barrier and to make deliveries during non-school hours, among other measures.
    But these promises have not satisfied parents who said the noise will make it impossible for kids to concentrate, while the dust and debris will make breathing difficult.
    The final NYDOH hearing was held Thursday, May 8, in the P.S. 163 auditorium at 163 West 97th Street.

JHL Rosenblatt statement DEIS1.pdf JHL Rosenblatt statement DEIS.pdf
Real Rent Reform Campaign May 5 RGB vote
REPORT FROM SUE SUSMAN on
REAL RENT REFORM MEETING

Mon, 28 Apr 2014 Summary of tonight's Real Rent Reform campaign
[Reply-To: sue@janak.org]
Here is an informal recap of this evening's [Monday April 28] excellent meeting of the Real Rent Reform Campaign.

PREDATORY EQUITY - a report from the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board (UHAB) on the Three Borough Pool of buildings
Step 1. Prospective owners borrow more $$ than the building's income can support.
Private equity groups (like hedge funds) want a big real estate profit. So they borrow a lot of money from a bank to buy a building.
    Knowing that the rental income from that building is way below the high amount borrowed, the private equity groups PLAN to replace tenants paying affordable rents CONTINUED HERE

Perkins Names Sue Susman
A Woman Of Distinction

Annual Program Honors Women’s Contributions to Our Community
NYS Senator Bill Perkins announced that his selection for this year’s “Woman of Distinction” from his 30th District, Sue Susman, an upper west side civic activist who received that special recognition from the NYS Senate at the May 15th Albany ceremony......[she was] awarded her Citation.... MORE HERE

street tree
PLANTING NEW TREES
ON COLUMBUS AVE!

TREES TO BE PLANTED ALONG COLUMBUS AVENUE FROM 97th – 100th STREETS
Sixteen trees in several varieties will be planted...[HYPERLINK BELOW FOR STORY]
   Info and original notice was prepared by the Park West Village Tree/Landscape Committee, 212-865-3078.
11/11/11  CLICK HERE FOR TREE STORY

LOCAL STUFF: Dis-Abilities aid notices
Social Security Disability zoneCoalition of People of Dis-Abilities of NYS
Messages In This Digest ... Social Security from: Melissa Farrell
... Upcoming Independent Lens Documentary on PBS  Notice by: Luda Demikhovskaya
CLICK HERE FOR FULL MESSAGES!


PWV LANDLORDS AAAA

The Real Deal April 3
SUPREME COURT RULING AGAINST GLUCK REVERSED... continued here
MARCH 23, 2012 NY OBSERVER ON JOSEPH CHETRIT

ARE YOU BEING OVERCHARGED?
If you have moved into an apartment in 784, 788 or 792 Columbus Avenue, there is a strong possibility that you are being overcharged.
   These buildings are covered by the New York State Rent Stabilization Law ...
MORE INFO HERE