Participation in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn - 1 June 2016
We decided this year to put our hat in the ring and to participate, for the first time, in the Greenest Block in Brooklyn, organized by the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. Several of us have been trying for a few years to not only have flowers in front of the building, around the trees but also reclaim space in the courtyard in the back and an old garbage area in the front of the building. We will see how we will fare. The judges will decide in June and July. http://www.bbg.org
Coat Drive For New York Cares - 26 to 31 December 2015
Lutricia, one of the tenants at 85 Eastern Parkway, made all the arrangements for the building to participate in the Coat Drive for New York Cares. The tenants dug in their closet and provided gently used coats, sweaters, scarves and hats for those in need.
Tenant Meeting - Tuesday 15 December 2015 at 7:30 pm
With the holiday season comes the end-of-the-year meeting for the tenants at 85 Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn. The tenants Association briefed long-term and newly arrived residents about the latest:
- The attempt by the owner, Mr. Mordichai Nagel, to convert single family apartments into two separate dwellings (most are actually occupied).
- The attempt by the owner, Mr. Mordichai Nagel, to convert single family apartments into two separate dwellings (most are actually occupied)
Residents were also reminded of the importance of getting their rental history and knowing their rights regarding who can access their apartment.
Mr.. Matthew-George Pitt, from Council Member Laurie Cumbo's office, was in attendance. Several participants had questions about the speed bump on the service road in front of the building and a tenant brought up an issue with the New York City Access-a-Ride program (both of which are being resolved).
After the official part of the meeting, neighbors gatherer around food and drinks, an opportunity to get to know each other and/or to catch up with each others lives.
Tenant meeting - Friday 27 March 2015 at 7:30 pm
The Tenants Association held a meeting for all tenants at 85 Eastern Parkway on Friday, March 27 at 7:30 pm in the lobby of the building.
They discussed the status of several on-going construction projects in the building, an inspection by the fire Marshall of several apartments which the owner is attempting to subdivide without, potentially, the proper fire egress, the cleaning of common areas, the installation of a bulletin board and the danger associated with a raccoon seen in the neighborhood, including rabies.
Rent Guidelines Board Hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall - 18 June 2014