61 Jane Street’s Quarterly Newsletter, Summer 2007
Board of Directors Roof Party! Hold the Date—Sunday, September 16th, 4-6 PM
Elaine Young (President)
Marianne Nebel (Vice President) Please plan on joining us for a meet-and-greet on the roof deck. There will be
Andrew Orlando (Treasurer) refreshments provided, and a chance to socialize with your fellow residents.
Victor Cino (Secretary)
Peter Collins (Director)
Patrick McGovern (Director) Letter from the President
John Bauman (Director)
To contact the board, please leave a The window project is almost over with the exception of new windows for the
note with the doormen or email/call lobby and laundry room. We know that since life’s not perfect, inevitably things
Alecia Williams at Key Real Estate will go wrong with some of the new windows. We have a five-year warranty and
for additional contact information. are setting up procedures with Skyline, the company that manufactured and
installed the windows, which will ensure that 61 Jane is properly covered through
Key Real Estate Associates the warranty.
Agent/Main Contact Work Orders
233-1700 x 146 Most of us know this, but it might bear repeating. If you have something that
AKob@keynyc.com needs a repair, please fill out a work order and leave at the front desk. Make sure
Marcia Williams you keep your copy. Someone from the staff should be there in a timely fashion to
Assistant address your problem. If you do not get timely help, please call our building
233-1700 x 125 manager, Arline Kob at Key Real Estate. Arline’s phone number is 212-233-1700.
The Board / The Management
Superintendent It is the purpose of a board of directors to set policy for our building, and to
John Herrera direct Key Real Estate our management company. For questions about selling or re-
917- 681-5221 financing, call Alayne Berenson of Key Real Estate, 212-233-1700. For repairs, see
Work Orders above. For alterations and all other type of issues, including specific
Handyman or general questions, complaints about the staff, etc., call our manager Arline Kob.
Frank Steakin If you’ve waited a long time for an answer from management, only then contact a
Doormen board member. The board will do its best to help you get the proper attention. To
Jose Tavarez, Jr contact the board, you can email email@example.com. If you don’t use e-mail,
Robert Clarke leave a message for a board member at the front desk.
Valentine Diaz Website
(Front Desk: 212-255-0570) 61Jane.com has information regarding selling your apartment, doing an
(Emergency Line: 212 255-0286) alteration, the house rules, our community and more. Our website is a work in
progress but it has lots of info now. Go to www.61Jane.com and find out for
Kamal Saif (Jimmy)
Kashaf Abdul Haq Please don’t forget to come to our building roof party in September.
Co-op Committee Contacts
Key Real Estate President
233-1700 x 150
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Jim Sileneck (chair)
Andrew Orlando (Board rep)
Admissions Committee Contact:
Ritu Chattree (chair)
Marianne Nebel (Board rep)
Barbara O’Shea Lola
House Committee Contact: Pet Profile
firstname.lastname@example.org by Annette Fesi
Energy Committee She’s a happy little Westie now, but her life was not always a
Victor Cino (chair) bowl of yummies.
After starting out in a pet store, she lived for six months with a
man who should not have owned a dog. He didn’t housebreak
Website her or walk her; he kept her in a crate most of the time; he never
Marianne Nebel even named her! Then, saying she was “too much trouble,” he
Monica Pedone gave her up to Westie Rescue. From there, her luck began to
email@example.com improve. Janet adopted her, named her Lola, and gave her a
loving home at 61 Jane St.
If you are interested in joining or
starting a committee, please speak to a Now Lola is six years old and has lots of friends. Janet has
Board member also made lots of friends because of her. Lola loves to sparkle, as
you’ll know by her large collection of fancy collars and leashes.
Also, she is extremely concerned with health and the
Hallway Renovation environment; she is a strict vegetarian.
You can see Janet and Lola every morning at the dog run, and
New Committee Now Forming! they often take long walks along the river. They are very
Please contact Elaine Young or devoted to each other, and these days Lola always looks like
Peter Collins if interested. she’s smiling.
We’d especially appreciate volunteers
with commercial design, architecture
or construction background to join an Community Update
exploratory committee. Ideally, the
Check out the building’s website, www.61jane.com for the
committee will be comprised of four
latest in community news.
or five residents.
CezanNews is a medium of communication between residents, staff, the management company, and the
board. Published quarterly, CezanNews is about living at 61 Jane St. We encourage all types of submissions
-- information regarding board elections to congratulations for a new baby or neighborhood updates.
Questions, comments, or suggestions, please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org. Find current and past issues
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Energy Committee Update
by Victor Cino
As you are aware, the Board has decided to embark on an energy-saving program designed to make our
building more efficient by saving on the cost of fuel oil, electricity and gas. After reviewing a report from the
consulting firm Power Concepts, the board has approved two initial steps in this process.
The first step is to install new low-wattage bulbs and more efficient ballasts to save electrical usage. These
lighting changes will occur in various common areas throughout the building, including laundry room, basement
area, mail room, stairwells, super offices and exterior lighting. Based on the consultant's recommendations, we
anticipate annual energy savings of at least $7,000 in fuel oil and electricity costs with a nominal investment.
The second step is evaluating thermostatic radiator valves, designed to control the heat flow in individual
apartments. This should diminish the problem of over-heating, which has been a chronic problem historically and
has been costly to our building, as well as extremely uncomfortable during winter months. Too many windows in
the dead of winter have remained open to cool off over-heated apartments. We will begin with a pilot program by
installing the valves in a few selected apartments that represent four major heating zones of our building.
Any shareholder interested in having a thermostatic radiator valve installed in this initial phase can email
email@example.com, or leave a note with the doorman for Victor Cino. Please bear in mind that only a limited
number of these valves will be installed initially.
Laundry Lowdown Green is the New Black
by Ms. Behave by Ritu Chattree
No one likes to do laundry. No matter how Who would have thought that New Yorkers would
often you do it, the darn stuff just doesn’t stay embrace green as much as their beloved black. But
done. So let’s try to make the chore as pleasant as today, the environmentally conscious can access a variety
possible by being considerate of our neighbors who of products and designs to help them look good and do
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Laundry carts are really not supposed to leave do both!
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If you’ve posted something for sale on the of the proceeds from the sale of each light bulb is used to
offset the CO2 emissions that will be generated by their
laundry room bulletin board, please remove
the notice when the item is sold—or after so use over their entire life, giving these light bulbs a carbon
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If you are lucky enough to have household restaurants, health food markets, online eco stores and
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these guidelines with them. (continued, page 4)
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