Showing posts with label Village View. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Village View. Show all posts

Friday, September 16, 2022

The annual Village View Tag Sale is tomorrow (Saturday!)

There's a tag sale at Village View tomorrow (Saturday, Sept. 17) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... it's on the Fifth Street basketball court between Avenue A and First Avenue... as we've noted before: We've found (bought) some pretty good stuff here through the years.

Saturday, May 21, 2022

The Village View tag sale is today (Saturday!)

The annual (after two years off) Village View tag sale is going on today (Saturday!) from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. ... it's on the Fifth Street basketball court between Avenue A and First Avenue... we've found (bought) some pretty good stuff here through the years.

Sunday, September 5, 2021

Sunday's parting shot

A view of Village View along Avenue A this evening...

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Talk again of privatization at Village View

We're hearing that there's another privatization effort underway — at least by one resident — at Village View, the 1,200-plus-unit Mitchell-Lama co-op between First Avenue and Avenue A, from Second Street to Sixth Street.

First, a little recent history: Back in August 2016, there was news that the residents/shareholders of Village View were mulling over whether to withdraw from the affordable housing program. 

By November 2016, the Board met ... and passed a motion: "to cease any further discussion of privatization, including a feasibility study, unless and until such time there is a clear indication from a large percentage of shareholders that there is an interest in learning more about privatization."

In recent weeks, a tenant — also with a Westhampton address — named Jerry Hackman has been leaving numerous flyers on doors and in mailboxes, according to one resident, who shared a copy of a missive here (click on the image below for more detail) ...
The message includes the claim that privatization is a "free gift for you without any risk." The letter ends with a promise: "Let Santa come early this year."

The resident who shared the above flyer described the message as "disgusting." The resident elaborated:
"We cannot close the path for others to affordable Mitchell-Lama housing, however rare this path remains. I hope neighbors are aware and talk to folks they know at Village View about the importance of preserving affordable housing in NYC, now more than ever."
Village View, which opened in 1964, consists of seven buildings.

Top photo via EVG archives

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Tree damage at Village View


[Tree photos by Stacie Joy]

As noted yesterday, the high winds and rain from Tropical Storm Isaias brought down several tree limbs in Tompkins Square Park.

There was also tree damage in and around the Village View property between First Avenue and Avenue A, from Second Street to Sixth Street...





The city received more than 11,000 reports of downed trees and hanging limbs, The Wall Street Journal reported, noting that some of the calls may have been about the same tree condition.

Also, at 111 Fourth Ave. at 12th Street, there were published reports of sections of the facade falling from the co-op building... no injuries were reported...


Sunday, December 8, 2019

Reader question: What is that black smoke coming from Village View?



Via the EVG inbox...

What is the black smoke pouring out of the chimney on the Village View apartment complex on First Avenue? No other building in the neighborhood (with many oil burners) is sending out as much. Hmmm — burning trash on a Sunday morning?

The reader thought that burning trash in buildings was a thing of the past. Unless this is something else entirely.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Those sidewalk bridges around Village View will be there for at least 2 years



In recent weeks you've likely seen the extensive sidewalk bridge(s) weave around the buildings on the Village View property.

Well, get used to it — it promises to be there for quite some time.



Village View, which opened in 1964 as a a Mitchell-Lama co-op, consists of seven buildings with more than 1,200 residential units between First Avenue and Avenue A, from Second Street to Sixth Street.





An EVG reader who lives in Village View shared this posted information about what's happening on the property...


[Click for more details]

Local Law 11, or the Façade Inspection Safety Program, requires that owners of buildings with more than six stories above grade have their exterior walls and appurtenances inspected periodically. The last report here was filed on Feb. 21.

As the notice to residents states:

"The findings of the report were that many balconies have cracks and pieces of concrete sticking out and when the concrete is tapped, it becomes dislodged and falls out. There is also a lot of visible cracking from the underside of balconies. As a result of these findings all seven Village View buildings were filed as 'Unsafe.' This means that we are required to put up scaffolding around the five remaining buildings as soon as possible. (Buildings 6 and 7 already have scaffolding.)"

Bottom line: "Local Law 11 is likely to cost Village View an estimated $3.5 million and will take all of 2019 and 2020 to complete the work."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Village View ends talk of privatization (for now)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Tree-mendous fire wipes out remains of the holiday season in 4th Street pile



Earlier this morning (roughly 12:30), EVG regular jdx was walking on Fourth Street between First Avenue and Avenue A when "a sudden conflagration erupted in a pile of discarded xmas trees that wound up scorching the van parked beside it."

He called 911 and emergency services were all over it in roughly two minutes. Cause of the blaze here alongside the Village View property is unknown.

All photos (and video!) here courtesy of jdx ...













... and video...



Previously on EV Grieve:
Reader report: Christmas trees burn on East Third Street

Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Village View tag sale is today (Sunday!)



The semi-annual sale is in the playground behind 60 Avenue A — at the corner of Fourth Street and Avenue A ... from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Village View's semi-annual tag sale is today



The action is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Village View playground — enter at Fifth Street between Avenue A and First Avenue.

Previously

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The Village View tag sale is today (Sunday!)



The sale is in the playground just behind 60 Avenue A at the corner of East Fourth Street and Avenue A ... from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

And go here photos from a previous VV sale.

H/T EVG reader Steph!

Monday, November 14, 2016

Village View ends talk of privatization (for now)



Back in August, there was news that the residents/shareholders of Village View, the 1,200-plus-unit Mitchell-Lama co-op, were mulling over whether to withdraw from the affordable housing program.

As one resident/reader told me: "Most residents have been strongly opposed to privatization and flyers with information on its consequences have been prepared and distributed by residents in English, Spanish and Ukrainian."

On Friday, residents received a letter from the Village View Board president...



The takeaway:

"[A]s a result of the negative feedback the Board has received the last few months regarding privatization, the Board met ... and passed a motion: to cease any further discussion of privatization, including a feasibility study, unless and until such time there is a clear indication from a large percentage of shareholders that there is an interest in learning more about privatization. We hope that shareholders can now come together and move forward in a peaceful manner."

According to the resident/reader, the initial discussions came about "due to a few pro-privatization Board members."

Next steps?

"We soon are going to vote for a new Board and many candidate statements explicitly state opposition to privatization," the resident said. "To our EV neighbors, rest assured that many of us here are ready to fight to keep this development affordable."

Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Village View residents considering going private (84 comments)

Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Village View tag sale is today



Village View's Semi-Annual Flea Market/Tag Sale is today ... in the playground just behind 60 Avenue A at the corner of East Fourth Street and Avenue A from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Usually some good finds here. Take a look at the spring sale here.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Report: Village View residents considering going private



The residents/shareholders of Village View, the 1,200-plus-unit Mitchell-Lama co-op, "are now mulling whether to withdraw from the affordable housing program," according to an article in this week's issue of The Villager.

Per the article:

The decision to withdraw would allow residents to sell their units for a huge profit. But some worry it would be shortsighted to cash in on their below-market-rate homes — and that privatizing could further erode the neighborhood’s affordability.

And!

Withdrawing from the program would require a two-thirds vote by residents of at least 822 apartments. If the measure passes, shareholders could choose to deregulate their units and put them on the market. They could also relinquish their shares by leaving and having their equity returned, or stay on as tenants in rent-regulated apartments.

It sounds as if all this is still in the exploration-only stage. Village View's board of directors reportedly started holding informational meetings in June to discuss the possibility of converting to a private co-op.

According to The Villager: "The first step in the process would be to vote in favor of a feasibility study that would examine the consequences of leaving the program. At least 51 percent of shareholders from a minimum of 617 apartments would have to vote to support the study."

Village View, which opened in 1964, consists of seven buildings between First Avenue and Avenue A, from East Second Street to East Sixth Street.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Today in outdoor sales



The semi-annual tag sale took place today at Village View... EVG correspondent Stacie Joy arrived just as the winds were picking up, and some residents were packing up for the day...





...she notes that no one bought the Bill Cosby book...



...or the Darth Vader Mr. Potato Head...











... and on East Second Street outside the Le Petit Versailles Garden... Kembra Pfahler, the artist and musician, hosted a sidewalk sale...




Saturday, May 14, 2016

The semi-annual Village View tag sale is tomorrow (Sunday!)



The sale is in the playground just behind 60 Avenue A at the corner of East Fourth Street and Avenue A ... from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Take a look at some photos from last fall's sale here.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

At Village View's semi-annual flea market



EVG contributor Stacie Joy stopped by today's semi-annual sale at Village View … and met some of the residents taking part …













Saturday, September 19, 2015

The Village View Flea Market/Tag Sale is tomorrow (aka Sunday)



Via the EVG inbox…

Village View's Semi-Annual Flea Market/Tag Sale will take place tomorrow (Sunday, Sept. 20) in the playground just behind 60 Avenue A at the corner of East 4th Street and Avenue A from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.