Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Tibbett Towers Celebrates 50th Anniversary

An emphasis of mine at the BoogieDowner is to spread "positive news" about the Bronx and its people. Most negative news items get more than their fair share of press. My joy and inspiration for this blog are the silent pillars of our community who often without praise or personal gain do good.

I posted the following press release sent by Assemblyman Dinowitz's office for two reasons;

Firstly, it highlights a middle income housing community that has been run successfully for Fifty years. Behind those 50 years are dozens, if not hundreds of individuals who have served selflessly as board members. Even though everyone who made the 50 year benchmark possible cannot be mentioned, Kudos and thank you to all of them.

Secondly, I commend the Assemblyman for not leaving the middle income community and his transparency related to where he and his family live. So often it is "up and out" once an individual gets into office. In relation to his transparency about were he and his family live, it provides me with extra assurance that he is not hiding and that he has nothing to hide. It proved extra assurance, in a time when many are highly skeptical of political leaders.

Once again thank you to everyone that worked selflessly behind the scenes to make the Fifty year benchmark a reality and Assemblyman Dinowitz for his transparency. Fifty more years to Tibbett Towers!!

Assemblyman Dinowitz Congratulates Tibbett Towers

Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz congratulates Tibbett Towers on the development’s 50th anniversary. Tibbett Towers, officially called New York Teachers’ Housing Corp., is a Mitchell-Lama co-op on Irwin and Tibbett Avenues that opened in 1961. Many original residents still reside there. The Assemblyman and his family lived in Tibbett Towers for 12 years in the 1980’s and 1990’s.

“Tibbett Towers has provided excellent middle class housing for thousands of people over the past 50 years, including my family. Thanks to the hard work of so many people in the co-op, especially its Boards of Directors, who give their time as volunteers, it continues to be among the nicest housing developments in the City,” stated Assemblyman Dinowitz.

“My family and I lived in Tibbett Towers for many years. That’s why it was particularly nice to attend the 50th anniversary party where I saw so many of my neighbors and friends. What a great place to live!”


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