CSC News
Did Your Building Lose Rent-Stabilized Apartments This Year?
Did your building lose rent-stabilized apartments this year? It shouldn’t have! The 2019 HSTPA eliminated the ability of landlords to deregulate apartments! The publication The City recently released an article and map showing the locations around NYC where landlords registered fewer rent-stabilized units or failed to register. This reporting underscores the need to be aware of what’s going on in your building.

If you find your building has lost rent-stabilized units since 2019 or your landlord didn’t register, contact us. We can provide tenant counseling and education as well as strategize about how tenants in your building can work together.
Upcoming Events
Thursday, February 23, 2023
Rally and City Council Hearing
Community Land Act
Rally at 12 PM
Hearing at 1 PM
If you’re a tenant that wishes you could own your apartment rather than pay more than one third of your income to your landlord, we invite you to testify in support of proposed legislation that would make it easier for tenants to take ownership of their buildings. The New York City Council Committee on Housing and Buildings will hold a hearing on Thursday, February 23 at 1:00 PM in City Hall hearing room on the following bills.

  • Res. 38 (Public Advocate Williams), mandating that any owner intending to sell a multi-unit residential dwelling, must first make a fairly appraised offer of sale to the tenants within the residence before making any sale offers to third parties 
  • Intro. 196 (sponsored by Carlina Rivera), giving qualified entities a first opportunity to purchase and an opportunity to submit an offer to purchase certain residential buildings when offered for sale.
  • Intro. No. 637 (sponsored by Lincoln Restler), requiring the city to prioritize non-profits and community land trusts when selling city owned land. 
  • Intro. No. 714 (sponsored by Gale Brewer), creating a land bank to acquire properties.

You may sign up to testify via the Council’s website at You may also submit written testimony to up to 72 hours after the close of the hearing.

If you’re interested in attending the rally or testifying in support, contact the This Land Is Ours CLT organizers at  
Opening Reception
Monday, March 6, 2023
7 to 9 PM
Save the date for our next STUDIO ONE art exhibition and opening reception.

Monday, March 6, 2023
7 to 9 PM
STUDIO ONE (59-61 East 4th Street #3W)

We are thrilled to bring this latest exhibition to STUDIO ONE. In the words of artist Elise Lyon, "Heirlooms plays between the lines of the physical and metaphysical world. It asks you to examine your journey of self-discovery, inevitably resulting in a moment of contemplation. As you sit in this liminal space, where will you go next?"  
Rabble Rousers:
Frances Goldin and the Fight for Cooper Square
March 24-26
If you need a reminder of the power of organizing, you must see a new documentary about Cooper Square Committee’s successful fight against Planning Czar Robert Moses’ blight removal plan for our community, and the long battle that ensued to make our vision for the Cooper Square area a reality. 

This documentary takes you from Cooper Square Committee’s founding in 1959, led by the late great Frances Goldin, through the creation of the Cooper Square Mutual Housing Association in the 1990s, and the cooperative conversion which became a reality in 2012. The documentary contains archival footage, and interviews with many of the key players in this struggle. It will be shown at DC TV at 87 Lafayette Street in Lower Manhattan on March 24th, 25th, and 26th.

Seating is limited.

Use code Rabble DCTV to get a discount on ticket sales.