NYCLT Oct 2nd Meeting

NYCLT held its fourth general meeting on October 2.

Thanks to Heather, Moira and Erin for reporting! And thanks to the 20+ people who showed up on a rainy evening and provided a lively discussion of where NYCLT should go from here!

Upcoming NYCLT Housing Clinic

The NYCLT Housing Clinic will meet the first and third Mondays of the month from 7-9PM at the Brooklyn Rod & Gun Club, 59 Kent Avenue (between N.11th & N. 10th, L train to Bedford Ave) in Williamsburg.

The first meeting is this Monday, October 15th. Drink tickets are $10 for two drinks.

The goal of the Housing Clinic is to inform new applicants from all five boroughs but also to empower existing Loft Law tenants with greater knowledge and organize the Loft Tenant community.

Contact us if you’re interested in volunteering to answer general questions, run meetings, connect attendants with resources and gather new volunteers for organizing / outreach / etc.

To discuss this in more detail please post to the google group: groups.google.com/group/NYCLT

Outreach

We are looking for eligible buildings outside of our center in North Brooklyn – and to reach the few buildings here which haven’t considered the Loft Law. If you know of areas we should cover, or want to help reach new buildings, please
contact Gordon.

Loft Board September 6th meeting news & updates

The summer public testimony had a few good results… Read more about it here: http://nyclofttenants.org/2012/10/closing-out-the-summer-rules/

Some important changes in September:

  • garbage is now a use based escalator, so tenants can stop paying once garbage goes residential
  • fines were increased

The Loft Board voted most of summer rules through on October 4. Rule 2.01 will be published soon – then we’ll have 60 days to prepare our public testimony.

The October 18 Loft Board meeting is cancelled – the next one will be November 1.

Albany update

We are continuing to fight for a Cleanup Bill in Albany – a version almost passed in June which would lower the 6/8/6% milestone increases to 3/3/4, lower the minimum square footage to 400 from 550, and allow manufacturing uses to be made compatible.

Misc Loft Law/clinic discussion

We discussed rent strike (generally not advised), code compliance, the narrative statement process, and many other wonders and mysteries of the Loft Law.

You can read the full meeting report on the Google Group.

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