Previously posted information about J-51 is now on the J-51 page. IPNTA Statement about our J-51 Lawsuit is on the J-51 page. Also see In The Press.
Tenants Fight for Affordable Rents at IPN
As our readers know, the J-51 litigation, which we hoped would lower rents for many residents is over and the landlord has prevailed. Long term tenants (pre- July 2004) are still protected by the agreement negotiated between the landlord and the tenants association in March 2004. And the fight to protect and preserve affordable housing continues. But the courts have ended this particular fight to keep IPN rent regulated. Download full story
Update on Rodent Problems
The Tenant Association has been working with the Departments of Health and Sanitation on the rodent issue around IPN. So far, the D.O.S. put barriers in many of the planting areas to prevent the building of nests. Download full story
It’s time to renew your annual membership in the Independence Plaza (North) Tenants Association (IPNTA). If you are new to Independence Plaza, welcome aboard.
Other relevant reading...
Mitchell-Lama Residents Coalition has good articles about affordable housing in general and former Mitchell-Lama complexes, including IPN.
Links to Court Case:
- NYC Courts - http://www.nycourts.gov/reporter/3dseries/2012/2012_02441.htm
- Leagle.com - http://www.leagle.com/xmlResult.aspx?xmldoc=In%20NYCO%2020120403276.xml&docbase=CSLWAR3-2007-CURR
Info on DHCR Rent Increase Letter is on the Archive page.
Previous Stories -- see IPNTA Newsletters or Archive
|Join IPNTA||Membership Form 2013|
|Mitchell-Lama Residents Coalition||Opposition to new anti-Roberts Bill|
|Oct 2010- Instructions for Filing Overcharge
|DHCR Overcharge Form||http://www.nysdhcr.gov/Forms/Rent/ra89.pdf|
|J51 Decision, Aug 2010||Decision_30_Aug_2010.pdf|
|General Meeting May 2010||Presentaton/Discussion: Why IPN Should Have Been Rent Stabilized Beginning on June 29, 2004|
|J51 Law Suit||Judge Friedman's decision in the J-51 case, released Friday, April 3, 2009 (also see Archive)|
|September 28, 2007: On September 27, Judge Friedman issued two interim decisions about the J-51 case. Both are posted here as pdfs:
J51 Summary Judgment Decision and IPNTA decision re Amend Complaint [Full story in Archive...]
|2010 Filing Rent Overcharge with DHCR||Oct 2010 - Information and Forms to be posted shortly|
|DHCR Web site: http://nysdhcr.gov/Forms/Rent/ra89.pdf|
|2008 - Filing Rent Overcharge with DHCR - Group Filing||Mar 2008 - Information about the first filing is in our Archive for reference.
The complaint forms have been filed by our attorney with DHCR, accompanied by this cover letter (Full story -- see Archive or March 2008 Newsletter)
|IPNTA Bylaws||IPNTA Bylaws (Amended Nov 2009)|
|IPN Settlement Agreement||IPN Settlement Agreement (March 2004)|