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Day three!

Despite management’s attempts to block us, we’ve just completed our third successful night collecting signatures and informing tenant’s of their rights! So far we have 66 names and 1/3 of the units in the building on-board! We may have some more exciting news in the next few days as well.. stay tuned.


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Moving forward

Hello Neighbors!

In our first night of tabling in the lobby we’ve already collected 30+ signatures for one of our DHCR forms! Tonight (Tuesday March 13th) Assemblyman Lopez’s legislative assistant will be joining us in the building if you have any questions you’d like to ask him. Don’t forget to bring a copy of your lease (we can make a copy for you as well) and all of your billing history if you’ve bought your own internet service with Clear or Optimum.

We are so excited by the enthusiasm of the CB community to take positive, proactive steps forward. If you are worried about management retaliation, please know we all have the right to organize and meet in the lobby. New York Real Property Law Section 230.

1. No landlord shall interfere with the right  of  a  tenant  to
  form,  join  or  participate  in  the  lawful  activities  of any group,
  committee or other organization formed to protect the rights of tenants;
  nor shall any landlord harass, punish, penalize, diminish,  or  withhold
  any  right,  benefit  or  privilege  of  a  tenant under his tenancy for
  exercising such right.
    2. Tenants' groups, committees or other tenants'  organizations  shall
  have  the  right  to  meet  without  being  required to pay a fee in any
  location on the premises including a community or social room where  use
  is  normally  subject to a fee which is devoted to the common use of all
  tenants  in  a  peaceful  manner,  at  reasonable  hours   and   without
  obstructing access to the premises or facilities. No landlord shall deny
  such right.

See you downstairs!



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DHCR Filing

After several months of planning, and with Assemblyman Vito Lopez on our side, we are ready to begin filing complaints with the DHCR!  We’ll be in the lobby Monday March 12th through Sunday March 18th  (6PM-8PM on weekdays and  12PM-4PM on the weekend) to help you with this process. Please bring a copy of your current lease!

To learn more about violations to tenant’s rights, click on the “About Us” tab above, and be sure to request to join our “CastleBraid Tenants” group on facebook if you haven’t already!

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