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A VERY CONCERNED NEIGHBOR

Posted by STELLINA on September 27, 1999 at 20:59:41:

JUST SO YOU KNOW, I AM A CONCERNED NEIGHBOR FOR AN ELDERLY WOMAN WHOM I HAVE BEFRIENDED IN THE PAST MONTHS. AND ALSO I AM NEW TO N.Y.C. AND NOT REALLY AWARE OF THINGS , BUT LEARNING RATHER QUICKLY WHAT REALLY GOES ON IN THIS CITY. I WORK IN A VERY PRESTIGIOUS HAIR SALON IN MANHATTAN WHERE ALL THE CELEBS AND THE RICH FREQUENT. SO I KNOW HOW THIS CITY IS OPERATED. MONEY TALKS AND BULL----WALKS PERSAE. AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW I AM WELL EDUCATED. OK, I DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START I AM VERY COMAPASSIONATE PERSON, AND I DON'T LIKE TO SEE PEOPLE HURT BY GREED, AND EVIL PEOPLE IN THIS WORLD. ANYWAY, MRS. LEND HAS LIVED IN THIS BUILDING FOR 57 YEARS, SHE USE TO BE THE TENANTS REPRESENTATIVE, HER APARTMENT IS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING AND UNSAFE AT THAT. SHE HAS NOONE TO RELY ON AT THE MOMENT, BUT ME TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. SHE DOESN'T GET AROUND MUCH. SHE IS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL, AND CANNOT AFFORD LEGAL FEES. SHE IS SICK, AND AMONGST THAT SHE HAS 51 YEAR OLD MENTALLY ILL SON, TO TAKE CARE OF. THE LIST GOES ON.IT BOILS DOWN TO THE OWNERS OF THE BUILDING WHOM ARE LAWYERS AND WELL THOUGHT OF IN THIS CITY, LIKE I SAID MONEY TALKS. THEY ARE VERY MUCH CORRUPT. SHE HAS BEEN IN COURT WITH THESE PEOPLE, WHICH THEY NEVER SHOW UP, SO THEREFO IT IS ALWAYS CONTINUED. THEY SEND HER LETTERS TO REAPPEAR IN COURT, AND THE LETTERS ARE POSTDATED ONE WEEK AND SOMETIMES TWO WEEKS, WHICH THIS UNFARE, AND ILLEGEAL. THIS MATTER IS ABSOLUTELY ILLEGAL. THE STRESS IS KILLING HER. THE POOR WOMAN IS 77, FOR GOD SAKES. SHE CANNOT EVEN AFFORD CAB FARE. THESE PEOPLE ARE CROOKS. WHAT TO DO???? I AM VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THIS MATTER. THERE IS MUCH MORE TO BE SAID. I HAVE MANY NEIGHBORS IN THE BUILDINGS THAT HAVE THE SAME CONCERNS. SHE HAS BEEN TO RENT CONTROL TALKED WITH SOCIAL WORKERS AND PRO BONO ATTORNEYS AND REG. ATTORNEYS , WHO HAVE RIPPED HER OFF AND NONE CAN HELP. IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO FIND SOMEONE TO HELP, AND SOMEONE FOR HER TO TRUST. A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THIS BUILDING DO NOT TALK ABOUT THESE PROBLEMS OR MUCH LESS DO ANYTHING ABOUT THEM BECAUSE, THEY ARE IN THIS COUNTRY ILLEGALLY, AND THE ONLY PROBLEM IS, IS THAT SHE IS JUST OLD, BUT AN AMERICAN CITIZEN. NOONE SHOULD HAVE TO LIVE IN SHAME AND DISGUST, THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, FOR GOD SAKES. ANOTHER NEIGHBOR OF MINE, (AMERICAN), JUST RECEIVED A LETTER FROM MANAGEMENT, DATED SEPT. 16TH, STATING THAT THE RENT WAS GOING UP 150.00, THAT IS 20% OR MORE OF AN INCREASE, THE KETCH IS, IS THAT SHE RECEIVED THE LETTER ON SEPT. THE 23RD. MANAGEMENT HAS TO INFORM THE TENANT ONE MONTH BEFORE. THIS ILLEGAL, WHAT THEY DID. THE BUILDING IS COOP, BUT MRS. LEND IS RENT STABILIZED, LIVES LIKE A PIG, RUINED CEILINGS AND WALLS, THE FLOORS JUST TRASHED. THIS UNFAIR. THIS IS AMERICA.THEY ARE TRYING TO THROW HER OUT. THEY HAVE COME IN STOLE FROM HER, AND TOOK PICTURES OF HER APARTMENT, TO USE AGAINST HER. DURING THE WINTER MONTHS SHE HAS NO, HEAT WHILE EVERYONE ELSE IS BURNING UP. HAS ANYONE EVER HEARD OF ANTS ON THE FIFTH FLOOR. COCK ROACHES, AND MICEWHY SHOULD ANYONE HAVE TO LIVE LIKE THIS???????

PLEASE SOMEONE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

FROM A CONCERNED NEIGHBOR



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