Wednesday, September 6, 2017
Everyone has noticed and everyone has complained about the growing garbage lining our street and in front of the building at 143 West 69 Street.
Many people, myself included, have had to dodge both rats and mice when trying to walk either into the building or out of the building (and sometimes even without the garbage bags -- because of the residue these bags leave behind).
IT IS UNACCEPTABLE FOR OUR LANDLORD TO CONTINUE TO DO NOTHING!
Between 2020 Broadway and 143 West 69 Street our buildings bring in approximately $250,000 every month. That is ONE QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS every month as rent into the coffers of ABC Properties.
And $3,000,000.00 and THREE MILLION DOLLARS every year.
I think we should live without rats and without mice and without the exposure to the endless amounts of toxins, health hazards, fire hazards, inappropriate repairs, and a mile long list of issues all of us have to deal with as individual renters of these apartments.
Since we are collectively paying THREE MILLION DOLLARS every year, we then are paying the super, the porter along with a host of other expenses related to the operation of these buildings.
Effectively that means we OWN this building. Perhaps not legally, but if we STOPPED PAYING RENT, ABC would listen to our reasonable requests.
UNTIL YOU DECIDE TO STOP PAYING the THREE MILLION DOLLARS (or more) every year to live with rats and mice >>
YOU SHOULD DO THE FOLLOWING:
When you see garbage blocking the front door of the building at 143 West 69 Street (residents from 2020 Broadway use this street every day as well to go to the park, post office, etc) ASK the porter, or the super, or whoever you see to REMOVE IT FROM THE STEPS OF THE BUILDING.
I did that this morning.
You can do it too.
This is OUR building.
You have a say in what happens in our home.
Or stop complaining.
Kirby Sommers, President
Cornfeld Tenants Association
143 West 69 Street
New York, NY 10023