Winter/Spring Newsletter

IMPORTANT! ALL-MEMBER MEETING MAY 29TH!

WHEN: Tuesday, May 29, 6:30pm-8:30pm

WHERE: Central Brooklyn Public Library

10 Grand Army Plaza, Info Commons

B41, 2, 3, B, Q

Please RSVP here. New members welcome.

WE WANT TO KNOW:

WHY You desire…

  • to buy the building your space is in & need more $$$
  • to sell a commercial space you own, but want to make sure it will continue to be affordable/serve neighbors
  • to contribute to an innovative project to prevent the displacement of small businesses, community spaces, cultural centers, coops, artists, and more across NYC
  • to be qualified invest your savings
Big News: NYC REIC is in Business!

 

ATTORNEY GENERAL APPROVES NYC REIC

Happy new year! We have great news:

We now have approval from the New York State Attorney General Real Estate Bureau to collect money from members and use it for real estate investment. Here is our application and the approval. Join now so you can shape and invest in our first project. Members will be endorsing specific projects for investment at the upcoming 2018 all-member meeting.

Do you know a place we should work together to secure for community use? Suggest a project.

Board Elections of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative are

Election postponed! join us on November 12

Fellow member-investors, friends and neighbors,

The diligent readers among you of our newsletters know that we recently announced our intention to hold the First Annual Election of the new Board of Directors at our upcoming Fall All-Member Meeting.

After much deliberation, the Founding Board (formerly the Steering Committee) and the Nominating Committee has decided to postpone the elections until Spring 2018.

This was not an easy decision for us to come to. The Board has been working hard to obtain the approval of the Attorney General’s Office for our capital raising plans. And our Nominating Committee has

Fall 2017 Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS!

New Board Elections on November 12th!

Join us for Board Elections of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative at our next All-Member Meeting! Sunday, November 12 from 3pm to 6pm at Prime Produce (424 West 54th St, between 9th & 10th Aves., Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, NY 10019): A, C, B, D, 1 at Columbus Circle or 50th Street.  Run for the Board of the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative (or nominate someone you know)!

A message from the Nominating Committee:

We, the Nominating Committee, have been hard at work planning for the election, where YOU will select the

Summer 2017 Newsletter

UPCOMING EVENTS!

Join us at the next the Quarterly All-Member Meeting, at the Brooklyn Public Library!

REGISTRATION IS LIVE for our next All-Member Meeting, with a community land access workshop from 596 Acres! It’s on Tuesday, July 25 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at Central Library (Brooklyn Public Library) (10 Grand Army Plaza) in the Information Commons. It’s great for: people and groups planning new community spaces, seeking stable work and cultural space, organizing to preserve existing ones, or interested in supporting grassroots real estate development! Find more more information and RSVP at reic4nyc-july.eventbrite.com!

At the meeting, we will be

May 2017 Newsletter

Report-back from the Quarterly All-Member Meeting:

We held our Quarterly All-Member Meeting on May 7th at Word Up Community Bookstore on Amsterdam Ave at 165th Street in Washington Heights! Find about about the many ways this bookstore is serving, preserving and building the neighborhood, and their open hours, at wordupbooks.com. We hope some of us can join them for their 6th birthday party, which will be a free block party with live music, readings, painting, and more on Saturday, June 17th, 11am–6pm (plus a $10 cover dance party starting at 7pm)!

In the first half of the meeting, members

April 2017 Committee Reports

All-Member Quarterly Meeting- MAY 7th!

We invite all members of the REIC, as well as anyone interested in joining our cooperative, to our Spring 2017 quarterly All-Member Meeting! Join us to hear updates from our Founding Board, view the roadmap for us moving forward that was developed at our strategic planning meeting in March, hear report-backs from committees, and get more involved by joining a new working group. Also on the agenda – an interactive session where REIC members new and old can learn and ask questions about our business model and structure.

Come 10 minutes early or stay 10

March 2017 Committee Reports

Report-back on the NYC REIC Organizational Planning Meeting

The Founding Board, led by Oksana, held a well-attended organizational planning meeting to plan our strategy and a timeline for the long-term, over the course of the next year. The workshop sessions were facilitated by Lauryl Berger-Chun at Mayday Community Space, and we started with a delicious Lebanese lunch from another (woman-owned and run) cooperative, Emigre Gourmet.

The workshop sessions allowed for the greatest inclusion of member input and discussion, as we thought about where the REIC stands now, where we are trying to get over the coming year, and

February 2017 Committee Reports

Join us for the NYC REIC Organizational Planning Meeting
Mayday Community Space
176 St. Nicholas Street
Bushwick,Brooklyn
Sunday, March 5th
12:00-4:00pm

We are at a point in the NYC REIC’s trajectory where we are actively considering investment projects, thinking about fundraising, and generally deciding what the NYC REIC is going to look like in the near future.

To make sure the NYC REIC develops intentionally and with member input, the Founding Board is hosting a facilitated organizational planning session. If you are interested in attending, please RSVP here by February 27, 2017.

As this will be a sequential, facilitated meeting,

January 2017 Committee Reports

ALL MEMBER MEETING JANUARY 28TH!

Saturday, January 28th

3pm-5:30pm

22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.

LIC, NY 11101

geodesic dome in the courtyard

PLEASE RSVP HERE TO ENSURE SMOOTH ENTRY INTO PS1

We are very excited to be able to host this meeting at MoMa PS1, and wish to thank everyone involved for their generosity.

On the agenda: Update from your Steering Committee on where we stand in achieving the aims of the REIC, with a review of our adopted Bylaws, and a presentation on a potential first collaboration project by Nat Roe, Executive Director, Flux Factory,

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