This Thursday June 7th's Town Hall, & RGB Meetings


Want to express your tenant needs?  

Here are some suggestions:

1. Tenant Town Hall 
(Manhattan & Bronx tenants)
Thursday, June 7 at 6:30 PM
Hartley House, 413 W. 46th St. 

Tenants will talk about what we need and elected officials will talk about  how we can get it this session. 
Specific legislative changes include:

Housing Conservation Coordinators & Westside Neighborhood Alliance are organizing the event with the  support of other R3  member organizations and other community groups (list in progress)
Barack Obama Dem. Club of Upper Manhattan CAAVA (Chinatown Tenants)
CASA-New Settlement (Bronx Central Park Gardens Tenants Assoc. 
Chelsea Coalition on Housing Community Voices Heard
Cooper Square Committee Goddard Riverside Community Center
Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) Met Council on Housing
Riverside & Edgecomb Neighborhood Assoc. Tenants & Neighbors
Three Parks Democratic Club more coming!
and Assembly Members Daniel O'Donnell, Linda Rosenthal and Richard Gottfried and
State Senator Bill Perkins  . . . and more coming!

If you'd like to co-sponsor, contact Bennett Baumer 
Get the word out on Facebook.  

Harley House is wheelchair accessible: 

Call 212-246-9885 when you arrive 
to get the ramp gate unlocked. 

2. Rent Guidelines Board hearings 
There are 2 hearings left and then the final vote and tenant rally.
Wed., June 13 at 10:00 AM at
Repertory Theatre of Hostos
Community College/CUNY
450 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10451

Monday, June 18, 2012 at 10:00 AM at
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
7 East 7th Street, at corner of 3rd Ave.
New York, NY 10003

FINAL VOTE (no testimony)
Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 5:30 PM
The Great Hall at Cooper Union
New York, NY 10003

Click here for a flyer in English.
Click here for a flyer in Spanish. 

Registration of speakers is required.
Pre-register for the June 13 hearing in the Bronx at (212) 385-2934 until 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 12, 2012.
Pre-register for the June 18 hearing in Manhattan at (212) 385-2934 until 1:00 P.M. on Friday, June 15, 2012.

An exact time for speaking cannot be provided, but those pre-registering will be informed of their number on the list of pre-registered speakers when they call the above listed phone number.
Written requests for pre-registration must be received at

Rent Guidelines Board
51 Chambers Street, Room 202
New York, NY, 10007

before 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, June 12 for the June 13 hearing and before 1:00 P.M. on Friday, June 15 for the June 18 hearing. Those who have not preregistered or need to re-register can register at the hearing location from 4:15 PM until 7:00 PM at the June 13 hearing and from 9:45 AM until 6:00 PM at the June 18.

To request that a sign language interpreter or other form of reasonable accommodation for a disability be provided at a hearing, notify Ms. Charmaine Superville at the Rent Guidelines Board (212) 385-2934, 51 Chambers Street, Room 202, New York, NY 10007 by Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 4:30 PM.

Pre-registered speakers who have confirmed their presence on the day of the hearing will be heard in the order of pre-registration and before those who have not pre-registered. If a speaker's pre-registered position has been passed before he or she has confirmed his or her pre-registration, his or her position is forfeited and he or she must re-register. There will be no substitution of one speaker's position for another.