Board of Directors 2013-14
President: Paula Chu
Vice-President : Emily Lee
Treasurer : Doreen Leon
Secretary: Richard Scorce
Anthony Polo Karen Power
Maintenance: 212-233-8688 For all service and maintenance requests Monday- Friday 7AM-3PM. Saturday-Sunday 7AM-2PM. If no answer please leave a message.
Security Booth 212-233-8689 For all building related emergencies 24 hours a day 7 days per week.
Superintendent: Hiram Roldan firstname.lastname@example.org Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM
Management Office 212-233-8684 Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
Orlando Torres, Site Manager
Qimei Zhao, Assistant Manager
Annual Shareholder Meeting: April 24 at Murry Bergtraum High School @ 7pm
The Book Exchange
It’s a source of books for your leisure reading. Or you may be able to find information on childcare, or pet care or plant care. Perhaps you’ll find a cookbook with new recipes to try. It’s also a place to put books you no longer want or have space for, but please—no college yearbooks, unpublished doctoral theses, or seriously outdated guidebooks and computer manuals.
Lots of us spend way too much time reading from a computer screen. It’s hard on the eyes, and often hard on the neck muscles. And you can’t curl up with a laptop.
The Book Exchange is located in the basement of 165 next to the Community Room & is open on Tuesday evenings.
No one likes to do laundry. No matter how often you do it, the darn stuff just doesn’t stay done. So let’s try to make the chore as pleasant as possible by being considerate of our neighbors who have to do theirs, too.
---- Please pick up your finished laundry before it goes out of style.
---- Used fabric softener sheets belong in the trash barrel, not in the driers or carts.
---- If you’ve posted something for sale on the laundry room bulletin board, please remove the notice when the item is sold—or after so much time has gone by that it seems sure that no one wants it!
---- Advanced niceness: Bring a couple of slices of paper towel with you to the laundry room so if you spill something, you can wipe it up.
---- If you are lucky enough to have household help to do your laundry for you, please share these guidelines with them.
You’re walking down the hall with an armload of Sunday papers to recycle. You manage to push aside the Fresh Direct cartons with your foot, and wrestle open the door of the Compacter Room. But someone has left a big pizza box, on end, in the paper recycling bin.
What’s that smell? And why is the floor all sticky? Looks like you’re the latest victim of the dreaded Inconsiderate Neighbor.
Here’s how you, too, can avoid being designated with this terrible label:
---- Stack newspapers, magazines, catalogs flat in the paper recycling bin. Do not place plastic bags of paper trash in the bin. If you have small boxes or cartons to discard, place them on the floor in the space between the two bins.
Advanced niceness: Flatten shopping bags, other paper bags, and small boxes, such as cereal boxes, frozen dinner containers, etc., so they will lie flat, too. This takes about 30 seconds. Pizza boxes and flattened cartons can be tucked between the bin and the wall.
---- Rinse out all bottles, cans, and jars before placing them in the bin for glass, metal, and plastic. This is not only considerate, but also discourages insects and other undesirable visitors.
---- If it’s a very large stack, or just a very large carton, call downstairs to have a porter come up to take it away.
---- Here are a few things that are not, repeat NOT, recyclable: used paper cups and plates, paper towels and napkins; used tissues (!); deli containers; plastic caps and lids; plastic bags, including dry cleaner bags; anything Styrofoam, including egg cartons.
---- Never, repeat NEVER, put anything made of glass down the garbage chute. When crushed by the compacter it can cause injury to the porters who handle it. Put all glass items, including light bulbs, in the recycling bin. Same goes for wire hangers.
---- If you are discarding Styrofoam “peanuts,” put them in a plastic bag and secure it tightly, then put it down the garbage chute.
The Bottom Line on House Rules
The dream of homeownership often brings with it the independence of owning your own space, decorating it as you wish and living by your own rules. Yet when you reside in a co-op or condominium with possibly hundreds of other residents, your behavior and lifestyle must conform to a reasonable standard. With that in mind, all buildings establish house rules - guidelines outlining policies for proper behavior and rules for keeping your property safe and well-maintained. Incorporated as part of the governing documents, house rules help residents live together in peace and harmony - well, most of the time, anyway.Standard house rules control such things as subletting, pets, noise, or cell phone usage, decorations in common areas and hallways, ensure the proper disposal and storage of garbage and debris, and other quality of life issues.
House rules are common-sense etiquette for living in a multiple dwelling. The rules are the day-to-day conduct which owners and shareholders are supposed to follow."
The duty of house rules belongs solely to the board of directors - the only authorities who can change, amend or add a rule.
Enforcing the Rules Unfortunately, there are going to be incidents when somebody has broken the house rules. For example, if music must be lowered by 10 p.m., there may be a neighbor who keeps cranking the tunes well past midnight, or a resident who decides to renovate without required board approval.Penalties can range from a firm warning or monetary fine to legal recourse depending on the rule.
If a shareholder breaches the house rules in a co-op, the board can seek to commence a lawsuit to terminate the lease for violating the house rule.
House rules are created for the benefit of those living in the building - it is a tool they can use and consult if they are in doubt or have questions before calling management. It's become more of a manual to the building, so it's important to keep them updated.
If you do not have a copy of the latest house rules, pick one up in the Management Office or click the link below.