Showing posts with label Christodora House. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Christodora House. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Report: Christodora House board tells staff to get vaccination or risk losing jobs

The board of the Christodora House, the 16-floor, 83-unit residential building at 143 Avenue B, has reportedly asked two employees that they need to receive the COVID-19 vaccination — or risk losing their jobs. 

Per the Post:
The apartment building's board has informed a porter and doorman that they have until June 15 to receive at least one dose, or they will be let go. 
"The Board respects your decision," read the letter, which was seen by the Post. "However, we hope you will understand that your choice is not compatible with the Board's responsibility to provide the safest possible environment for all Christodora House staff members and residents."
The board was said to have offered the two employees $1,000 each to receive the vaccine.
"I never told them that I don’t want to get it — I just said 'not now,'" said Brandon of the vaccine. The 33-year-old porter, who declined to give his last name, fears the vaccine could trigger a flare-up of pre-existing health conditions, especially as he does not have health insurance.
Several residents of the landmarked building between Ninth Street and 10th Street have signed a petition in support of the two workers. 

Employers are allowed to require the COVID-19 vaccine, and can also legally provide incentives, including cash, to workers, according to guidance that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission updated late last month

EVG file photo

Monday, April 13, 2020

Monday's parting shot



Sunset in Tompkins Square Park... thanks to Michael for the photo...

Monday, June 4, 2018

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tuesday's parting shot



All is quiet now on the Western front... photo by Bobby Williams...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday's parting shot


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Ninth Street looking west toward Avenue B this evening via Keiko on 9th...

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

You'll know when you reach the 10th floor



The Christodora House has been wrapped in plastic in recent months during the exterior renovations on Avenue B at Ninth Street...



Never noticed this before ... looking up the building...



...at the 10th floor...



According to DOB records, there is an open violation here for "failure to safe guard all persons and property affected by construction operations" dated from October.

Thanks to Steven for the photos!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Sunday's parting shot



View of the Christodora House early this evening by Bobby Williams...

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The Christodora House in print now, and soon, on TV

You may have read about "Christodora: A Novel," which Grove Atlantic published last Tuesday.

First, here's the official summary of the book via Grove Atlantic:

In this vivid and compelling novel, Tim Murphy follows a diverse set of characters whose fates intertwine in an iconic building in Manhattan’s East Village, the Christodora. Moving kaleidoscopically from the Tompkins Square Riots and the attempts by activists to galvanize a true response to the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, to a future New York City of the 2020s where subzero winters are a thing of the past, Christodora recounts the heartbreak wrought by AIDS, illustrates the allure and destructive power of hard drugs, and brings to life the ever-changing city itself.

The author, Tim Murphy, has reported on HIV/AIDS for 20 years for publications including Poz, Out, Advocate and New York magazine. (He also writes for The New York Times and Condé Nast Traveler.)

Meanwhile, last week, Deadline reported that Paramount TV has already optioned the book for a short-run series. Ira Sachs and Mauricio Zacharias, who have the family drama "Little Men" playing now at the IFC Center, are adapting "Christodora."

The Christodora House at 143 Avenue B between Ninth Street and 10th Street was built in 1928. And here's more history via an article in the Times from 1988:

In the 1960's, according to a search of historical records conducted by the building's developer, the city rented Christadora House to a variety of community groups, including the Black Panthers. But it was eventually boarded up, and then sold at auction in 1978 to a private bidder for $63,000.

The building changed hands several times before it was purchased in 1984 by a group headed by Samuel Glasser, who oversaw its conversion into 85 modern condominium apartments, using a $6.5 million loan from Citibank and tax abatements and exemptions under the Government's J-51 tax program.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Hanging out at the Christodora House in 1929

Friday, May 13, 2016

Skylines and sunsets



Sunsetting action this evening looking toward the Christodora House (above) and North Miami Beach Williamsburg (below)...



Photos by Bobby Williams

Friday, April 8, 2016