Cornfeld Tenants Association (CTA) works to improve housing conditions for residents in properties owned by Arthur Cornfeld and Alan Fisher in New York City (aka ABC Properties, ABC Realty, and many other LLCs). Our concerns are both in terms of tenants’ rights and our right for security and equity. Goal? To ensure our voices are heard and to stop our landlord from further endangering our safety and our lives.
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
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:
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.
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
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
Noi Due food receiving area in the alley between 143 West 69th Street and 2020 Broadway
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
tenants who have to share our space with you are fed up and we will not take it