Wednesday, May 23, 2018

143 West 69 Street #1C New York | Renter Beware

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Open Letter to Golan Chetrit, Proprietor, Noi Due Café and Noi Due Carne

 March 31, 2015 protest in front of Noi Due Café because of rat infestation
 
 
After we placed the giant 20ft inflatable rat in front of your restaurant on March 31, 2015 the tenants of 143 West 69 Street and our sister building 2020 Broadway (which share the alley where you accept your food deliveries) sincerely believed you would get the message:
 
STORE YOUR FOOD PROPERLY AND STOP CREATING A RAT INFESTATION !!
 
You paid us lip service. That is all you did. For two weeks you handled your food properly and then you quickly slipped back to your old habits.
Rats and mice carry bacteria, viruses, fleas and can transmit diseases to humans and other animals through biting, droppings, lice, mites and ticks. Some of the diseases are salmonella, hantavirus, leptospirosis, rat-bite fever and the plague.

Three and a half years after you personally told me that you were going to have someone in your restaurant to receive your food deliveries in the mornings – you have yet to do so.

In this past week four women in four different apartments right above your restaurant have rats in their apartments. One woman woke up with a rat on her neck. From the time you opened your first restaurant in 2009 our buildings have been besieged by rodents.
Noi Due food receiving area in the alley between 143 West 69th Street and 2020 Broadway
 
You are responsible for creating a rodent and a garbage problem and you owe it to the residential tenants who live in these buildings as well as to your unsuspecting clientele to maintain your restaurants vermin free.
You are responsible for receiving and storing your food in a way that does not place either the tenants, their pets, or your customers health at risk.
WE ARE TIRED OF TRYING TO FORCE YOU TO RUN CLEAN RESTAURANTS.
WE ARE TIRED OF THE MICE. THE RATS. THE GARBAGE SITTING IN FRONT OF #143 AND IN THIS OPEN LETTER WE ARE ASKING YOU ONCE AGAIN TO BEHAVE RESPONSIBLY.

 
The Department of Health and Human Services has been contacted and we will not stop with this letter. We will contact every city agency, every news outlet, every single resource at our disposal to get you to comply with safety procedures and to properly run your restaurants.
If you do not take proactive steps to stop the rats from invading our homes, we will have a Rat Rally every week in front of your restaurants until you understand the seriousness of this situation and take proactive steps to solve the problem.
YOU SHOULD SHUT DOWN YOUR RESTAURANTS UNTIL YOU ELIMINATE ALL RODENT INFESTATION AND CLEAN BOTH THE ALLEY AND THE RESTAURANTS IN SUCH A MANNER THAT IT DISINFECTS THE AREAS.
If you continue to ignore our pleas we will start a BOYCOTT of your restaurant until the authorities shut you down.
It is to your advantage as well as to the people who work for you and your patrons to take this matter very seriously and address it once and for all.
We the tenants who have to share our space with you are fed up and we will not take it anymore!
 
Kirby Sommers, President
Cornfeld Tenants Association
 
 
 
 
 

Friday, May 11, 2018

"I Survived the Rats" Tote Bags Now Available

Our "I survived the Rats" tote bags are now available!

To order please send an email to cornfeldtenants (at) gmail (dot) com and let us know if you want 143 West 69 Street or 2020 Broadway.

Each bag is $25.



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Rat on Tenant's Neck


Neighbors,
 

A tenant at 143 West 69 Street on the third floor woke up to a rat on her neck a couple of days ago.
 

A rat. Not a mouse.
 

Although a pest control company was called into the apartment, ABC Properties, failed, once again to ensure the rats do not enter any of the other apartments. No other apartment received any treatment.
 

PLEASE KNOW: RATS ARE FAR MORE DANGEROUS THAN MICE. They are disease and parasite ridden.
 

If you see a rat in your apartment DO NOT corner it or it will attack you.
 

One of our maintenance men was also bitten by a rat.
 

WHAT TO DO.
 

1.       Request immediate PEST CONTROL from ABC Properties (or pay for one yourself) to keep the rats away.

2.       Plug up any entrances where a rat can come in.

3.       Rats like to hide in between floor boards. All our wooden floor boards are being spread open >> take photos and contact 3-1-1 to get these repaired.
 

COMPLAIN TO CITY AGENCIES:
 



or contact 3-1-1
 
If you have seen a rat in the common areas of the building where you live or in your apartment, please let us know.
 

Sincerely,
Kirby Sommers, President

Cornfeld Tenants Association

143 West 69 Street

New York, NY 10023

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Fire Protection | Old Law Tenement Buildings

Sec. [D26-20.07] 27-2044 Fire protection in certain old law tenements
a. In every old law tenement, which is, less than four stories in height:
(1) Every door opening into any entrance hall or stair, or into any public hall connected therewith, shall be self-closing; every glazed opening or glazed panel in such a door shall be glazed with wire glass, and every transom opening upon any public hall shall be glazed with wire glass firmly secured in a closed position; and
(2) Every interior sash, or opening other than a door, in the walls or partitions of any such hall, and every window in any such hall not opening to the outer air, shall be removed and the openings closed up and fire-retarded, and
(3) The ceiling of the cellar, or if there is no cellar, of the basement or other lowest story, shall be fire-retarded unless such ceiling already has been plastered or covered in a manner satisfactory to the department with plasterboard or gypsum board at least one-half inch in thickness.
b. In every old law tenement which is four stories or more in height:
(1) On all stories above the third story, every apartment door opening into any stair or into any public hall connected therewith, unless such stair or public hall is protected by an approved sprinkler system shall have a fire resistance rating of at least one hour. Existing door frames in good condition may be retained. All such doors shall comply with this requirement, not later than November second nineteen hundred seventy-three.
(2) For all stories below the fourth story, any application for an alteration permit for alterations to be made in an apartment below the fourth story shall include the provision that every door of such apartment opening into any entrance hall, stair or into any public hall connected therewith, unless such entrance hall, stair or public hall is protected by an approved sprinkler system, shall have a fire resistance rating of at least one hour. Existing door frames in good condition may be retained.
(3) Where apartment doors having a fire resistance rating of at least one hour are required, every transom opening upon any entrance hall, stair or public hall connected therewith shall be sealed and fire-retarded. All other transoms opening upon any entrance hall, stair or public hall connected therewith shall be glazed with wire glass and permanently sealed in a closed position.
(4) All doors opening into any entrance hall, stair or into any public hall connected therewith shall be self-closing; every glazed opening or glazed panel in such a door shall be glazed with wire glass.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Tenant Complaint | Apartment Burglarized

"Hi Kirby,

My apartment was burglarized about two years ago as well while I slept and the detective checked the cameras in our lobby and said that no one came into the building during window of time when the robbery happened.

About 3,000$ worth of electronics was stolen.

Just thought you should know."

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