Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Celebrate 'Places That Matter' in the Bronx

City Lore and the Municipal Art Society will be honoring six of the BoogieDown's notable locations Thursday evening, 12/3, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at the 2nd Annual Place Matters Awards at the Longwood Gallery (Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture, 450 Grand Concourse).

The six honorees will be 52 Park, Amalgamated Housing Cooperative, Arthur Avenue Retail Market, Bronx River Houses, Casita Rincon Criollo, and the General Sedgwick Houses. Click here to read more about the signifigance of each of the honorees.

The event will open with guest speaker Carl Capotorto, playwright, screenwriter, and actor, whose book, Twisted Head: An Italian American Memoir (Broadway Publishers, 2008) describes growing up in the Bronx. A reception, featuring music by Trio Los Platinos, will follow the ceremony. The event is free and open to the public. For more information or reservations, contact City Lore at 212-529-1955, extension 306.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

too bad we weren't able to speak tot he folks at Place Matters about the Amalgamated Housing Corporation.

Home of:
1) A notorious Board Member who refused to evit his drug addict/drug dealing offspring despite the fact NYCRR require evictions in State Supervised Housing for anyone convicted of drug dealing/use.

2) A Board and Apartment Allocations Office who admittedly kept an illegal waiting list for "insiders" despit the over thousand applicants patiently waiting in line for their shot to buy shares.

3) A Manager who signed a fuel oil contract in the middle of July 2008 without attonry review or DHCR approval, which is now costing shareholders millions of dollars more a year in carrying charges (a fancy schmancy name for "rent")

4) Burglaries committed with "no signs of forced entry"suspiciously within 30 days after service calls have been made to the units in which the burglaries occur (you dont have to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out).

5) Porters and Assistant Managers who steal the property of shareholders from storage areas...and then change locks to the storage areas to further harass the victim.

6) A Finance Office who repeatedly overbills, underbills, and slams miscellaneous fees and charges onto shareholder statements without explanation, agreement, contract or justification

Yeah, the Amalgamated Housing Corporation matters...especially when the oldest housing coop in the country will be on the news for corruption, theft and various forms of corporate malfeasance under the watch of the Board grand president emeritus for all eternity, Ed Yaker. It will really matter when folks are led out of the back office in handcuffs.