March 4, 2016 MEMBER NEWSLETTER: Meetings Coming Up 3/7, 3/29, & 4/28


Meeting details are first in this message. Scroll down for key updates.

We will be holding a Spring 2016 All-Workgroup Kick-Off Meeting on Monday, March 7th, 6:30-9pm, at Brooklyn Law School Subotnick Center, 11th floor, 250 Joralemon St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 (click for map)

If you have been part of a Workgroup, or if you would like to play an active role in the REIC and possibly join a Workgroup, please come. We will be transforming some of our workgroups, creating new ones as needed, and also setting up some committees.

Please also join us if you are interested in the Grievance Committee.

Our next Steering Committee Meeting with the first half-hour open to the public will take place on Tuesday, March 29th, 7-9pm, planned to be held at 596 Acres again, 540 President St., Unit 2E, Brooklyn, NY 11215 (click for map)

Closest subway stops:
R to Union Street (6 min walk)
F,G to Carroll St (13 min walk)
2,3,4,5,D,N,R,B,Q to Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr (17 min walk)

Closest bus stops:
B37 to 3Av/Carroll St
B63 to 3Av/Union St

All are welcome during the first half-hour, 7-7:30pm.

Our next quarterly All-Member General Meeting will be held on Thursday, April 28th, 6:30­-8:30pm, at New Middle Collegiate Church, 2nd Ave and 7th Street, in the East Village in Manhattan. (click for map)

To get to Middle Collegiate Church, 112 2nd Ave in Manhattan (corner of 2nd Ave and 7th St., entrance to the Social Hall on 7th St.!):

Closest subway stops:
6 train to Astor Place
N,R train to 8th Street
F train to Second Avenue

Closest bus stop:
M15 bus to Saint Mark’s Place



Steering Committee consultation with all Workgroups and IFT, February 22, 2016. Photos: Margaret McInroe


Dear NYC REIC Members,

The NYC REIC elected a Steering Committee (SC) at the last quarterly All-Member General Meeting on January 28, 2016. The members are: Todd Arena, Adele Eisenstein, David Glick, Sam Gray, Mara Kravitz, Oksana Mironova, Joe Rinehart, and K Samuels.

The SC can be reached at: and at; and their greetings to the rest of us are below:

  1. Passing-the-Baton Statement from the Interim Facilitation Team (IFT)

  2. Welcome! from the SC to the Members of the REIC


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Art & Media would like to make a short film about small business owners and other at-risk-due-to-crazy-real-estate businesses/organizations represented within the REIC membership. Please let us know of any upcoming grants that we could apply for to cover the costs. Contact Caroline ( or Lise (

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Become a Member of NYC REIC
There are 4 requirements for active membership in NYC REIC:

(1) Reading and signing the member agreement;
(2) Contributing a membership fee of $10;
(3) Attending a quarterly All-Member NYC REIC meeting (next chance: April 28, 2016!);
(4) Endeavoring to conduct membership in accordance with the principles of cooperation.

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