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Finally A Visit By HPD!

In Uncategorized on December 30, 2010 at 2:13 PM

Well Yesterday, The Department Of  Housing Preservation Visited My Apartment And Checked The Temperature Of The Bedroom And Also The Hot Water, Which Is So Hot That If I Am Not Careful Will Scalded In An Instant.
I Confronted My New Landlord About The Cracked Boiler And She Admitted That It Was Cracked And Leaking Oil. It Was Eating Oil At A Faster Than Normal Rate, And That It Needed To Be Replaced. When It Will Be Replaced Is Yet To Be Determined, But She Mentioned Something About January 2011.
Upon Hearing This I Stated That She Also Will See Rent Payment’s Sometime In January 2011. I Will Keep You Updated As To The Outcome Of The HPD Visit.

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Pressure’s In A Press!

In HPD, HRA, Landlord, Leadership, NYC Adminstration, Service's, Uncategorized on December 28, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Well It Continues With A Morning Of Insufficient Heat. It Now Has been Seven (7) Days Since I Contacted The HPD And Made A Heating Complaint. On Friday The 24th Of December I Recieved A Phone Call From HPD. It Was A Mechanical Call That You Press A Number To Answer. Still No Visit By HPD Or The Building Manager, Or The Landlord.

The Temperature’s Have Fallen By 10 Degree’s To An Average Of 30 To 33 Degree’s During The Day. The Average Temperature During The Night Has Fallen To 15 To 20 Degree’s. The Windchill Factor Have These Temperature’s 10 Degree’s Below the Actual Temperature’s. WOW!

My Upstairs’ Neighbor Shoveled The Front Of The Building And Sidewalk Area. I Have Added Photo’s Of What My Backyard Look Like. Of Course There Is No Insulation In The Wall’s, Between The Inside And the Snow Outside.

For The First Time In This Apartment, I Have Overnight Visitor’s. My Son That I Have Not Seen In Six Year’s Has Come Down From The State Of Maine With His Girlfriend. He Is Attending College Up There. Shameful As It Is, I Have No Excuse As To Why It Is Cold In My Apartment From 8pm Until The Morning. Being From Maine I Am Sure He Is Used To The Cold And Blizzard’s.

I On The Other Hand I Am Quite Used To Living In NYC, And The Slumlord’s That So Affect The Lives Of The Many Countless New Yorker’s, With Their Lack Of Respect For Decent Living Condition’s. As Well As The Violation’s Of NYC Housing Regulation’s. So I Have Once Again, Turn To My Trusty, If I Can Call It That, Stove And Oven For Heat!

On Another Topic, The City Was Hit With What Some Say Was a Massive Blizzard Of Snow, That News Agencies And Mayor Bloomberg, Say Has Paralyzed The City. The Mayor States That No Matter What The Cost To The City, That He Will Use Funds To Get The City Functioning Again. Good Luck. This City Has Not Functioned Well, Since 1994.

This Will Not Excuse His Advice To The Populace Was, To Go Out, See A Broadway Show, Or A Movie, While A Mother In Labor Was In Labor And Had Nowhere To Go, So She Entered A Strange Hallway And Gave Birth Their. The Baby Died.

And In Another Location A Daughter Call 911 Repeatedly And Could Not Get Through, Even Other People Tried. Her Mother’s Last Words To Her Was That She Was Not Going To Make It. She Frantically Ran From Her Apartment In Her House Coat And Yelled Out To Anyone, To Please Call 911, Her mother Was Dying.

She Passed A Few Minutes Later, Not Giving Her Daughter A Chance To Say, I Love You! 

Mayor Bloomberg’s Last Word’s Were “GO SEE A SHOW”.

LGBT Action Bulletin Board for Equality

In Uncategorized on December 28, 2010 at 7:00 AM

I Have Joined This Facebook Page, Please Feel Free To Visit It And Join It:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/LGBT-Action-Bulletin-Board-for-Equality/133102033417668?v=wall#!/pages/LGBT-Action-Bulletin-Board-for-Equality/133102033417668?v=wall
The purpose of this page is to offer a place for all groups to post their actions for equality for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, etc., people. We are all human and that includes all sexual orientations, gender identity, gender expression, intersex.
Please think of this page as a bulletin board or kiosk for events. Not ideas, not debate and certainly not arguing. There are lots of other places to do that.
All groups and individuals are welcome to post here.

NYC Blizzard Of 2010!

In DHS, HPD, Landlord, NYC Adminstration, People, Uncategorized on December 27, 2010 at 8:41 PM

I Recieved A Call From My New Property Manager. In That Call She Made A Request For The December Rent. I Explained To Her That I Refuse To Pay For No Service. I Also Informed Her That Since She Refuses To Provide Me With Any Heat That She Should Expect A Call from The NYC Housing Preservation Department. I Was Also Informed That The Landlord Know’s That The Boiler Is Damaged And That It Has To Be Replaced.

She Just Bought The Building And Has Now Begun, The Landlord Games Of Hiding Fact’s And Suppressing Vital Information That Is Detrimental To The Daily Living Condition’s For Tenant’s.
We Have Now Entered Day One Of The 2010 NYC Blizzard. And As Always It Began With a Wallup. How Does One Survive With Insufficient Heat Or No Heat, For One Month.

On The Worst Day!

In HPD, HRA, Landlord, NYC Adminstration, Service's, Slumlord's, Uncategorized on December 27, 2010 at 8:30 PM

Wow, The NYC Blizzard Of 2010 And I Am In The Middle Of It. It Comes At The Worst Time Since I Have A New Landlord That Does Not Seem To Care About Providing Adequate If And Services To Her Tenant’s. This Is What I Came Home To From The Port Authority Terminal.

Tested And Proven Worthy.

In Leadership, People, Service's, Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 6:28 PM

This Is from A Friend Who Was Facing Discrimination From A Local Utility, Because Of The Lack Of Knowledge On The Part Of The Con-Ed Utility Employee’s.

I have just been informed that the name on my Con Edison (electric company) account has been updated to conform with my legal name. Apparently, Con Ed has thought twice about rejecting my same-sex marriage certificate as “not legal”.

Thank you, Con Ed.

http://johntorresbrooklyn.wordpress.com/2010/12/18/con-ed-relents-but-is-not-not-off-the-hook/#comment-69

First Find Of The day.

In Landlord, Service's on December 21, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Below Is A Link Yo One Of My First relevant And Pointed Issues. Hope That it may Be Of Use.

http://www.rentersinsurance.org/what-to-do-when-your-landlord-sucks/comment-page-1/#comment-1754

And so I Begin!

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 5:14 PM

I Created This Blog So That I can Be Able To Write The Thing’s That I Encounter On A Daily Basis.

Well I Woke This Morning Knowing That For the Past Three Month’s My Apartment Is Still Without Sufficient Heat Or None At All..

I Know That There Are Only 10 Day’s Left For 2011 To Begin, And I Find MySelf Once Again In A Struggle With A New Landlord.

On The 15th Of December 2009 I Signed A New 2 Year Lease For This Apartment.

This Past 15th Of December 2010 I Celebrated My First Year In This New Apartment.

Wow, One Year Already.

However I Must Say That This Has Been An Interesting Year Having To Deal With First The Broken Heating System For The First Three Months, Now At The End Of My First Year, Once Again I Am Doing Battle With The Same Issue’s Like The Last One.

On Top Of This I Have A New Landlord That Is Not Too Quick To Begin Repairing The Building That She Has Now Bought.

It Is Cold Outside And The Temperature Is 36 Degree’s, And I Have Little Heat.

Well I Will Get Back To This A Little Bit Later.