The meeting took place at the Fort Tryon Rehabilitation Center on Overlook Terrace, and got under way at about 7:30p.m. In attendance were the following individuals: Michael Augenblick, Marcella Calabi, Geri Hopkins, Doreen Mangan, Christina Molinari, Joe Montagna, Sarah Morgridge, Brenda Ramirez-Paulino, Elizabeth Lorris Ritter, Helen Sokolsky, and Mike Zamm. The following member buildings had residents present: 66 Overlook Terrace Corp., 120 Bennett Owners Corporation, 255 Cabrini Condominium, 720-730 Fort Washington Avenue Owners Corp., Cabrini Terrace Owners Corp., Castle Village Owners Corp., Chittenden House Inc., Ft. Tryon Corp., and Overlook Towers Corp. The following Community Associate Members (CAMs), and other neighborhood groups were represented: Beth Am, The People's Temple Hudson Cliffs Theatre Arts Program, and Simone Song Properties. The following elected official had a representative present: Councilman Robert Jackson.
The previous meeting summary was accepted.
Various developments in the 187th Street commercial block were discussed. Concern was expressed about the staff of the now-closed beauty parlor Josefinaís, but they all seem to have landed on their feet. The opening of the ice cream parlor Yumlicious was applauded. Because of the arrangement, however, the video store portion of the establishment is no longer handicapped-accessible; suggestions for simple solutions were made such as having have a catalog of videos available at the top of the stairs with runners to get the merchandise for customers who canít negotiate the steps, or an intercom system to downstairs, and signs showing what the options are. Marcella agreed to pass these suggestions on to the owners.
The following contributions were authorized:
Mike Z. reported that heís setting up a meeting with Transit Authority Supervisors of the A train, with the help of Denny Farellís office.
- Friends of Ft. Tryon Park $100
- Concerts in the Heights $250
- Police Athletic League project involving our own Officer Tony Trinidad: $200
- Cornerstone $100.
Announcements were made about ongoing projects of the West 181st Street Beautification Project and Pied Piper Childrenís Theatreís current show.
In the roundtable, advice was sought about the relationship in coops between the managing agent and the Board of Directors.
The next meeting was set for 7:15pm on Monday May 24th, 2004, location TBA. [Subsequently cancelled.]