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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Protests, Filming, etc, This Weekend

From the TA:

Organized action in front of the PCV/ST Leasing Office on First Avenue will continue this Saturday, June 1, at 10:00 a.m. The Tenants Association has arranged for documentary filmmaker and citizen journalist Sandi Bachom to be there on Sunday, June 2, at 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. to videograph your stories for posting in short vignettes on YouTube and for sending to CW Capital.

This is your chance to raise your voice, stand with your neighbors and educate would-be tenants and brokers about shocking mid-lease rent increases, the recent spate of unsolved burglaries, increasing incidents of bedbugs, ongoing and unresolved noise complaints, broken or totally missing laundry facilities, and surprise inspections that invade your privacy and your home.

Longtime rent-stabilized residents are working with former market rate tenants now faced with the choice between horrendous rent increases or forced departure from the community in which they have already put down roots. This newest threat to the future stability of Stuy Town-Peter Cooper affects us all.

Come to the leasing office on First Avenue at 15th Street on Saturday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., or Sunday, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Spend just 30 minutes or more educating prospective renters by distributing flyers and talking to them.

Please check the Tenants Association website for more information.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sandi Bachom did a powerful video a few years back and posted her plan to make a new one on the TA page so people could participate. The TA didn't arrange it.

Anonymous said...

The TA had nothing to do with this. She announced this project a week or two ago.

Roger That said...

I was in front of the leasing office from 10:30 am until 2:30 today. We had a handful of volunteers, not nearly enough. But we were effective. One older broker in a blue and white striped shirt told me we were a "f*cking pain in the ass." If you'd like to be a f*cking pain in the ass too, you'll know where to find us every weekend.

Stuy Town Reporter said...

Love it. Many thanks for being there and being a "f*cking pain in the ass"....

Anonymous said...

Stay classy leasing office!

Anonymous said...

YES LEASING OFFICE AKA THE HOTTEST NEW STUDENT HANGOUT! AND I DON'T MEAN SIDE BOOB! THOSE WEST FACING WINDOWS ARE REALLY DARK. WHAT ARE YOU HIDING IN THERE? I KNOW! 7 UNRELATED ROOMMATES PER DORM APARTMEMT.

LOTS OF ROOM FOR JOE DOUCHE AND MEGAN STD NOW THAT CWCAPITAL HAS EVICTED 1,300 FAMILIES WITH A MIDLEASE RENT HIKE. NOT TO WORRY FELECIA FLIP FLOP AND TAMMY THONG LOTS OF ROOM FOR YOU TOO.