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Neighborhood Chat / Re: personal information in annual financials
« Last post by dssjh on Yesterday at 11:43:54 PM »
poor wording on my part, not intentionally misleading.

each unit is broken out as follows:

Unit Number - Rent - Maintenance - Surplus/(Deficit)

as i said, the Rent - Maintenance - Surplus/(Deficit) has been part of the package shareholders receive since i've been here. but this is the first year that the individual units have been listed one by one.
Speed cameras have less to do with safety, and more to do with revenue for the city.
Actually, that's not true. Even if the IDC decided to support the mainstream Democrats, the Republicans would still control the Senate as long as Simcha Felder caucused with them. I find the headline from the Voice article to be confusing or misleading. The Republicans controlled the Senate even before Peralta joined the IDC. I'm not defending Peralta's move, but after being exposed to so many outright lies by the Republicans, who can't rely on facts to support their policies, I think that we, the good guys, should be careful to stick to the facts.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: personal information in annual financials
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 10:29:51 PM »
I don't really understand this. I thought that the sponsor would have to pay whatever the maintenance fee for the unit is, so the rent they are getting from the tenant should be unrelated.
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Blood donation
« Last post by Shelby2 on Yesterday at 10:27:04 PM »
There doesn't seem to be any local donation center. Does anyone have any suggestions?

According to this site, the 115th precinct is having a blood drive this week on June 29. I suggest confirming to make sure the site is accurate.

Neighborhood Chat / Blood donation
« Last post by hagsrus on Yesterday at 07:37:53 PM »
There doesn't seem to be any local donation center. Does anyone have any suggestions?

I'd ask critics of the IDC to get their facts straight. IDC members do not caucus with the Republicans. They caucus with themselves, the IDC, do not caucus with the rest of the Democrats in the NY Senate.

You may think this is a distinction without difference, but I've witnessed the *outrage* IDC members get to express -- and in one case claim this accusation is "fake news" -- when someone suggests they caucus (meet) with Republicans. And when it's in front of a friendly audience, this show gives them the opportunity to demonstrate to their followers how unfair and full of deception their critics are. Don't fall for it. They don't caucus with the Republicans and they don't vote for a Republican to lead the senate. They caucus with themselves as one of three conferences in the US Senate, and they vote for their leader Jeff Klein to lead the senate, thereby splitting the Democratic vote.

The IDC thew their allegiance to the Republicans.  If the IDC sat with the Democrats a WOMAN would be leading the NYS Senate and the Republicans would be in the minority today. 
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by abcdefghijk on Yesterday at 05:52:55 PM »
From what I figure it's not only tax deductions...the  landlords are after...

It's the inflated (false) values of the buildings to use as collateral in order to get loans to invest in high yield ventures.

Thinking about it...I suppose that this practice might stop naturally as soon as interest rates go up...

Interest rates for loans are historically low...and I imagine that can't last forever...

The scam is really a function of low interest loans that are readily available these days (and have been since the Recession)

So there might be some cessation of the racket in the future...when interest rates go back up...
Neighborhood Chat / Re: Empty store fronts
« Last post by Beherenow on Yesterday at 05:38:24 PM »
The solution at the end of the Daily News article seems like a no-brainer:  "phasing out of tax deductions for landlords with persistent vacancies."  Does anyone know if this simple idea has ever been seriously considered and/or proposed in the City Council or the state legislature? It makes sense not only for neighborhoods like ours, but because the public sector needs tax revenues. I couldn't find any reference to it on Google (admittedly didn't look too hard).
Neighborhood Chat / Re: personal information in annual financials
« Last post by Ed on Yesterday at 05:30:32 PM »
...with rent received in one column and potential maintenance fees in another -
"Potential" maintenance fees? Should be actual maintenance fees, sponsor has to pay like any other shareholder.
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