The 486 Brooklyn Ave Tenant Association Needs OUR Suuport ! They want their landlord Brooklyn Equities to Build a Ramp!
In February 2017, an elderly resident of 486 Brooklyn Avenue fell on the stairs and was injured. (see video) https://youtu.be/A7ZItzkJkTA
The New York City Commission's Human Rights Law requires that reasonable accommodations be made to all residential buildings and public spaces to make them accessible to people with disabilities. We estimate that 25% of the building’s population are elderly residents and/or people with permanent and temporary disabilities . Many other tenants struggle with the lack of accessible of the building when transporting laundry/grocery carts, strollers, bicycles or while using walkers, canes, crutches, etc.
Does Brooklyn Equities think it is right to break the law by discriminating against elders and people with disabilities?
Over 60 residents of 486 Brooklyn Avenue have sent in a petition to Brooklyn Equities requesting the following demands :
- The installation of a concrete ramp with handrails outside the building providing wheelchair access to the building lobby, as required by the New York City Commission Human Rights Law
- The installation of a concrete ramp with handrails within the lobby for the tenants and guests who live in apartments A3 - A14 who do not have access to elevators.
- That complete construction within 90 days from the date of delivery of this petition.
-Include The 486 Brooklyn Avenue Tenant Association in the decision-making of the ramp construction and that all 486 Brooklyn Avenue tenants are regularly notified in writing about the progress of the ramp construction.
This part of overall campaign to stop the eviction and displacement of rent-stabilized tenants from 486 Brooklyn Ave . For example Brooklyn Equities has not provided extermination to 486 Brooklyn Ave for over 6 months which has resulted in a building-wide infestation of rodents and roaches. To see details and pictures : https://beforeitsgone.co/stories/L4u6Wv
Meanwhile several tenants have been given 30-day notice to vacate their apartments or have been taken to court for non-payment even though they have paid their rent. Please support the 486 Brooklyn Ave Tenant Association in the struggle to have a safe, affordable and accessible place to live .
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