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New Bike Storage Room

We are pleased to announce that the Building’s new bike storage room is nearing completion. The current bike room will be relocated to a new secure section of the basement adjacent to the main storage area. In order to organize and facilitate the move, Residents are asked to identify any bicycle(s) they store in the old bike room and remove all locks. To ensure that your bike is moved, please obtain a tag from the doorman and write your name and apartment number on it before affixing it to your bike. Any bicycle locks not removed by prior to the move will be cut. Unclaimed bikes may either be donated or discarded. The date of the move is tentatively scheduled … More >

New Porter

We are pleased to announce a new addition to the building staff at 200 East 16th Street. Lobsang Tashi, who has been working in the building on a part-time basis, will fill the position recently vacated by Miguel Soberanis. Tashi, as he prefers to be called, has become a full-time employee as of February 18, 2019. We are happy to have Tashi on board and confident he will be a welcome addition to the building and its staff. Orsid Management

Smoking in Apartments and Common Areas – Updated

We have received numerous reports and complaints concerning the smell of marijuana and cigarette smoke within the building. In order to substantively address this matter we are asking residents to immediately report any such incidents to Management and/or the Resident Manager. All reports will be considered anonymous and held in complete confidence. Building staff has also been asked to assist in identifying the person or persons responsible for this nuisance. In compliance with Local Law #147 the Board, in August 2018, adopted and incorporated into the House Rules the following smoking policy: “Smoking is permitted inside apartments, provided that such smoking does not cause smoke to emanate from the apartment into the common areas of the building or into other … More >

Smoking Policy

In August of last year Mayor Bill DeBlasio signed Local Law #147 requiring the owners of all Class A multiple dwellings, including all cooperative corporations and condominiums, to adopt a smoking policy not later than August 28, 2018. In compliance with these new requirements and to preserve the rights of residents and Shareholders who choose to smoke, while simultaneously limiting the impact of second-hand smoke on others, the following policy has been adopted by the Board and incorporated into the House Rules: Smoking is permitted inside apartments, provided that such smoking does not cause smoke to emulate from the apartment into the common areas of the building or into other apartments. Lessees shall take all reasonable precautions (including the installation, … More >

2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders – Elected Board of Directors Results

On behalf of the Board of Directors and Management, I wish to thank those who attended the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on December 4, 2018 in person or by proxy. Your efforts helped to achieve a quorum and conduct the official business of the Cooperative. We hope those in attendance found the meeting productive and informative. One of the main takeaways from the meeting was improving communications with Shareholders To that end, we will endeavor to keep residents better and more frequently informed. For building related matters and repairs we ask that you first contact your resident manager, Mike Kortoci. In addition, you can also direct communications and inquiries to T.J. Russo, Account Executive, via email at, 212-484-3783, … More >

2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting

The 2018 Annual Meeting for shareholders of 200 East 16th Street Housing Corp. will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The meeting will begin at 6:30pm and take place on the second floor conference room of the Seafarers International House located at 123 East 15th Street. This is the same location as prior years. A package including the Official Notice of Meeting, Proxy, and 2017 Financial Statement will be sent to you shortly under separate cover. In the meantime, shareholders interested in running for the seven member Board of Directors are invited to submit a brief biography. The five incumbent resident Directors have all agreed to run again. In order to ensure that you name is placed on the … More >

Public Notice

Please be advised that East 16th Street between 3rd Avenue and Rutherford Place will be close to through traffic starting Monday, May 21st, through June 15th, 2018, in order to erect steel with a mobile crane. The roadway will remain closed overnight for this time period. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter and we are sorry for any inconvenience these closures may cause you. Metropolitan Walters LLC

Third Avenue Façade Repairs

In order to perform mandatory façade repairs to the building along Third Avenue a pedestrian bridge will be installed on the sidewalk in front of the building on or about Monday May 7, 2018. The bridge will be fully alarmed and illuminated. At 12 feet in height it will be tall enough to clear the retail storefronts and their awnings. Repairs to the building façade will commence shortly after the bridge is in place so that it can be removed as soon as possible. We apologize for the disruption this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

Local 32-BJ Union Strike Averted

We are pleased to inform you that the Realty Advisory Board and Local 32-BJ Union, which covers building service employees, announced that they have successfully reached a new, four year, labor agreement ahead of the April 20th 2018 contract deadline. As a result there will be NO strike. Thank you for your assistance while we prepared for the possibility of a strike.

Strike By Building Service Employees

The contract with Local 32B-32J of the Building Service Employees Union expires at 11:59 PM on Friday, April 20, 2018. Your building is a member of the Realty Advisory Board on Labor Relations, which is actively negotiating with the Union on your behalf to reach a fair and equitable collective bargaining agreement. If an agreement is not reached prior to that time, the building employees may go on strike. In such event, the Board of this building is prepared to take certain emergency measures to ensure the safety, health and welfare of all residents. The success of these measures will depend upon your full cooperation. We are counting on all of you to assist in maintaining essential building services and … More >