Kudos to the Associated on 14 St for placing (or allowing to be placed) the yellow "A Community. Not a Commodity" sign in its window. It looks beautiful and very colorful where it is. Can't be missed. Wonder if there will be any "pressure" from the Powers That Be to have it taken down.
Meanwhile, several Stuy Town-PCV residents took to picketing in front of the leasing office yesterday in an endeavor that was independently scheduled from the TA activities. As I was passing by in the late afternoon, I saw a prospective renter inside the leasing office reading one of their handouts with serious concern. Thank you, those of you who can make it to picket. My feeling is that this picketing can be as sustained or erratic as we like, yet a statement that we won't give up. Large crowds are not necessary, though there should be periodic larger-size gatherings to keep the Powers That Be on their toes.
And don't forget that you, as an independent citizen, can always say something to the group of prospective renters who are being led through the complex by a leasing agent. You will be ignored, but they will hear you.
Another personal protest is to not support any of the commercial endeavors that exist within Stuy Town, like Oval Cafe and, yes, the Greenmarket.
Some news from the TA:
Mid-lease affected tenants, on Sunday, June 2nd (time to be announced), come to the leasing office for a video shooting of a documentary of your story. Shockumentory artist, Sandy Bachom will shoot short video vignettes of tenants stories for sharing on YouTube and for sending to CW Capital and for building public awareness.
If you still want to independently turnout, and want to print your own flyers, we have posted a link to the file. The flyer is double-sided.
WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR MAY 29th.
Because of the ever-increasing number of questions along these lines, the ST/PCV Tenants Association inviting tenants facing mid-lease increases to a workshop on May 29th at IS 104, between 20th and 21st Street, starting at 8:00 PM. This directly follows our members-only annual meeting.
The TA’s attorney, Tim Collins, of Collins Dobkin & Miller, will speak with Roberts tenants who want to explore their options and to answer mid-lease increase-related questions from TA members and non-members, alike. It will also give affected tenants an opportunity to meet others with the same challenges, and exchange contact information.
Seating in the IS 104 auditorium is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 7:45 PM.