Monday, March 31, 2008
Well at least is was....here are the maps to prove it....
By the way we have been researching the history of Strycker's Bay in preparation of our 50th Anniversary next year and have gathered some information...if anyone has any additional information on the settlers of the Strycker's Bay area...won't you please share?
Increase in Homelessness03/31/08More than 9,000 homeless families went to shelters each night in 2007, making it the worst year for family homelessness in recent history, according to the 2007 State of the Homeless Report by the Coalition for the Homeless, an advocacy group. The report also found that 102,187 different New Yorkers slept in homeless shelters at some point during fiscal years 2007, a 5.8 increase from the previous year and a 23.4 percent increase since FY 2002. The group blamed rising housing costs, the worsening economy and some city policies for the increase."
Thursday, March 27, 2008
CU, City Sued Over M'ville "Bathtub" PlanCU, City Sued Over M'ville "Bathtub" Plan | Columbia Spectator
By Betsy Morais PUBLISHED MARCH 27, 2008
Nick Sprayregen, the largest private property owner in Columbia’s Manhattanville campus footprint, is picking another battle with the University—he filed a lawsuit today against Columbia and the city over the University’s planned underground construction.The “bathtub,” as it is commonly called, is designed to be a contiguous space, running from 125th Street to 133rd Street and from Broadway to 12th Avenue, that extends seven stories below ground level. If built, it will house a swimming and diving center, business school programs, scientific research laboratories, storage facilities, and a below-grade MTA bus depot.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
- Rome Apartment Complex Residents Spared Eviction - NewsChannel 9 WSYR
- Tenants Gain Right to Sue Landlords for Harassment - City Room - Metro - New York Times Blog
- Paterson Could Derail Development - March 14, 2008 - The New York Sun
- Second bidder emerges for Starrett City - Crain's New York Business
- cbs3.com - I-Team: Philadelphia Housing Authority
- Living in Woodside, Queens - Housing - Cheap, Convenient and Teeming - New York Times
Named after Doris Rosenblum, a long time Upper West Side community activist and Board Member of Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council, each year The Youth Leadership Awards will honor young people that have demonstrated commitment and leadership in the areas of youth development and education.
Doris was a mentor to many. As an advocate for public education and leader of many school and parent associations, Doris help lead a movement for smaller schools and greater community control of public education. Among her many accomplishes, Doris worked to establish the first alternative high school on the Upper West Side -- West Side High School. Several Strycker’s Bay staff, including the Executive Director and Youth Program Director, are alumni of the school. Her impact on the lives of young people has been great and helped develop some of today’s West Side leaders.
This Year's Recipients of the Doris Rosenblum Leadership Award
The awards will be presented by Lucy Friedman, executive director of The After School Corporation (TASC) at Strycker's Bay's annual fundraising event on Thursday, May 15, 2008, at Pudding Stones West Restaurant and Wine Bar on West 91st Street and Amsterdam Avenue.
For more information, please contact the Strycker’s Bay office @ 212-874-7272 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
HARLEM TENANTS COUNCIL
Gentrification Tasmanian Hits Harlem With a Bang:
Get on the Unity Boat to Save Harlem!
Saturday, March 15, 2008 (1 PM to 4 PM)
Harriet Tubman School (Auditorium)
250 West 127th Street
(Between Adam Clayton Powell and Frederick Douglass Blvds)
Opening Session: A Demand for Action from Elected OfficialsInvited: New York City Council Members Inez Dickens, Robert Jackson and Melissa Mark Viverto; State Assemblyman Keith Wright, State Senator Bill Perkins, Congressman Charles Rangel and Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer.
Tenant Education & Empowerment: Review of Legislation & Public Policies:
Presenter: Joe Lamport, Citywide Task Force on Housing Court
Campaign for Civil Right to Counsel in New York State: the right of counsel in civil legal matters related to human rights including the right of counsel in Housing Court.
New York City Council proposed legislation to provide counsel for low income senior citizens in Housing Court.
Ethics of Housing Court Judges: Learn how you can report the details of your housing court experience that can have an impact on the reappointment of Housing Court judges in 2008.
Reports to the Community:
Racketeering Lawsuit Against Pinnacle (Attorney Kim Powell, BRUSH (Buyers and Renters United to Save Harlem)
Abyssinian Development Corp: One of Harlem's Worst Landlords?
Organizing Against Vantage Properties
Legal Action to Oppose Rezoning of 125th Street
Unity Statement: Toward Building a United Tenant Coalition of Greater Harlem & Washington Heights.
For additional information contact the Harlem Tenants Council at 212-234-5005 or 646-812-5188. Email:Harlemtenants@gmail.com .