by Nikki Lucas, a longtime resident of Starrett City and 2021 City Council Candidate for East New York
Tenants of Starrett City (Spring Creek), where I have been living for the past 42 years, created a petition to let the owners know that we are not satisfied with the new parking rules. For all of my years at Starrett City the tenants were allowed assigned parking spots, which we pay for, but with the change in ownership of Starrett City comes the change in management. The new management company proposing the new parking rules is Twin Pines Management. They are proposing open parking which comes with a slew of potential problems.
The importance of keeping assigned parking spaces:
- Residents who are paying for this convenience should not have to come home to look for parking. Open parking does not improve the quality of life for working people who need stability.
- Open parking opens up a lot of security issues. How can we ensure people who are supposed to park in the garage are the ones using it?
- Nothing stops a person with outdoor parking from using an indoor spot when it snows.
- Residents with disabilities should always be able to have an accessible spot.
- We wouldn’t have to ask these questions if we maintain the order and stick with assigned parking spots, which are paid spots.
- Opens up the potential for tenant disputes.
If you are a resident of Starrett City / Spring Creek, I am asking that you sign this petition, which will be sent to the owners with the goal of having them include us (the residents) in the discussion of any new changes within Starrett City. I will be reaching out to ownership to find a solution to this specific problem as well as other issues that have been noticed over the past few months. The more names we have on the petition the more power we will have as a community.
I am asking my Starrett City neighbors to join me in this fight. Sign the Petition.
If you have any other issues within Starrett City, as a result of the new ownership and new changes be sure to contact me at email@example.com.
We’ve been hitting the ground with this for weeks. Why is there just now an article? Why is this article referencing a petition that isn’t the original and has many less signatures? Where’s the engagement with the residents on the neighborhood message board?
We just found out about this issue from Nikki Lucas, who submitted the information to let the East New York community know what’s going on. We are looking to connect with the TA President of Starrett City to find out which petition is the official one from the Tenant Association. We will work directly with the Starrett City TA to make sure the community is informed about the Starrett City issues with the new management and owners. Stay tuned.
Thanks for your response.
We’ve been trying to get a constructive response from the president of the TA for a while now. The TA finally made a move in posting a flyer about this last week in buildings. We’ve been posting petition flyers since mid-August.
The TA has not been doing the work on this initiative. The Spring Creek Towers Resident Alliance has.
They don’t own the original petition. We do.
When will they open rental office. There is not back in office. There not even working from home. To assist people who have applications already in. And want to move.
They have 1-2 bedrooms, I’m quite sure.
I have been trying to get a form for an apartment transfer since almost the third month of living in Spring Creek, (June 2020) and still have not received it from my building manager, although we spoke.
I spoke to someone about joining the tenants association, and about the apartment transfer when I called the office and was assured that I would receive the forms, in August, September…but still no response.
I just want to become a contributing member of the Spring Creek Community since I live here now, and be aware of the happenings within my neighborhood. And I want to live comfortable, and safe without my packages being stolen, and my apartment being fumigated with the smell of cigarettes and marijuana everyday. And other things that make me fearful to come to my apartment. I have not lived here a year yet, so I am trying to learn the proper people to contact and the proper way to accomplish these things. So if you can assist me it will be greatly appreciated.