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Friday, January 18, 2013
PCVST Tenants Association Meeting Saturday, January 26th
At 1pm, Mason Hall in Baruch College (Lex. Ave and 23 St.), the TA will hold meeting. Speakers include TA President John Marsh, Councilman Dan Garodnick, TA attorney Tim Collins. Hurricane Sandy related issues will be discussed, MCIs--and, of course, conversion! Registration is suggested via the internet: stpcvta.org/jan2013mtg or by phone: 1-917-338-7860.
Seriously, I just don't have the spirit to go and listen to the same BS that I've been hearing each year. It's over. Affordable housing in this complex, that is. And we have to adjust to that reality. Those of us who are truly rent-stabilized (and not the nonsense RS crafted from the Roberts case) should just enjoy our advantage while we can, but for those who came to live here after us paying market rate, and those who will be coming, they will never have affordable middle class housing. The politicians have been useless, and the TA, while having some minor success (and I commend them for their selfless service), just hasn't been aggressive enough in dealing with the overwhelming forces of greed and slimy maneuvers coming from whichever landlord rules this place. People should be going to jail or heavily fined for what has been happening here since Met Life decided to sell this place, but no one in power will ever go to jail or be fined. The burden was and will be placed on the tenants who live here.
More on this in a future post.