Category Archives: General Interest

2015 4th of July Fireworks

Please be advised that the Board of Directors has elected to open the roof to residents for the July 4th fireworks. The roof will be open between the hours of 8:30 PM and 10 PM. Please be reminded that in the interest of safety, under no circumstances will smoking, food or drinks be permitted. On behalf of the entire Orsid Team, please accept our best wishes for a safe and happy Fourth of July.

Vote Often

The poll site for our building has changed this year. It is now located at 133 East 13 Street, Manhattan. That’s between 3rd and 4th Avenues – a little further away than before but well worth every step. Voting for the President of the United States will be good practice for Thursday when shareholders will vote for the Co-op Board Members.

For more information on the US ELECTIONS visit the Board of Elections website. You can even download a preview of the ballot.

For more information on the CO-OP ELECTIONS you can download an explanation of voting and proxies here and view statements from all the candidates here. More >


We are in need of volunteers who can do proofreading, writing for the newsletter, Wordpress website maintenance and development, green initiatives, design, event planning, and anything else you can think of that would benefit the co-op.

Volunteering is a great way to meet some neighbors, learn about the co-op, and get good karma. Contact:

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Neighborhood History

It’s hard to imagine that once upon a time there were 4 elevated passenger rail lines in Manhattan, including the legendary Third Avenue El which once ran alongside our building and is featured in the large format photos in our lobby. The Third Avenue El was begun in 1878 and was 1 of 4 elevated rail lines in Manhattan along with 2nd, 6th, and 9th Ave. The line was double decked, allowing for express service, and ran from Battery Park to 133rd Street in the Bronx. More >