Co-op City Times 5/28/22

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Vol. 57 No. 22

Public Safety Apprehends Suspect in Motorcycle Related Theft On Saturday, May 21, at 10:30 p.m., Public Safety received a call from a concerned shareholder that three suspicious males on motorcycles were in did not locate the individuals. Due to a spike in auto-related crime in the community, the patrol sergeant took the initiative and directed a comprehensive survey of the remaining seven garages located on Co-op City property, with particular attention to the motorcycle parking areas in each of the garages. The sergeant utilized pacomprehensive inspection of the garages. The sergeant coordinated an inspection of each garage using available resources, including technological tools at Public Safety’s disposal. Public Safety located the suspects in another (Continued on page 3)

Voter Registration Deadline for NY Primary Voter registration deadline for the NYS Primary Election is June 3. Mail-in voter registration forms must be postmarked by June 3 and received by the the NYSBOE 2022 political calendar. June 3 is also the deadline for individuals completing their voter registration in-person. Absentee ballots for the Primary must be postmarked or delivered to an into be considered valid. Individuals can also register online at

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Voting Extension ends next Friday, June 3 More than 1,000 Ballots Still Needed for Quorum BY ROZAAN BOONE

The extended voting period in the 2022 Riverbay Board of Directors election will end at 11:59 p.m. next

to be cast by eligible shareholders. As of press time Friday, 3,983 ballots had been cast in the election – 2,699 mailed in and 1,284 electronically. Shareholders who have their 2022 Riverbay Board Election ballot and did not yet vote are urged to comit out and returning it by mail, in which case, it must be postmarked by Friday, June 3, 2022. a replacement ballot is urged to contact the 2022 Election Committee by email at Riverbay2022election@ Shareholders voting online using their laptops, smartphones or iPad, will need the PIN and CODE from the ballot that was mailed to Co-op City households by YesElections in order to vote. (Continued on page 4)

How Did the Redistricting Process Affect Co-op City? BY BRANDON ORTIZ

Co-op City will no longer be a part of Congressional District 16 but will remain in State Senate District 36 and

Final versions of the maps were originally released at the beginning of last week and individuals had a chance until last Wednesday to send in comments on the new proposed maps. Riverbay Board of Directors and Management used that opportunity to submit comment to Judge McAllister expressing opposition to the new proposed maps and Co-op City’s preference for remaining in Congressional District 16, pointing out the close working relationship the community has developed with its elected representatives. low at Carnegie Mellon University’s Institute for Politics and Strategy. Cervas and his team reviewed the comments sent in, but ultimately determined that Congressional District 16 needed adjustment to offset population changes in other parts of the state. (Continued on page 9)

Local Law 11 Work in Section 4 to be Completed by June

Local Law 11 contractors, photographed below, working on Section 4’s Building 20 which was started last year and is on track to be completed by the end of June, along with Buildings 21 and 24. So far, Buildings 22, 23 and 25 have been completed. All bridging and fencing in Section 4 is expected to be removed by mid-summer. Local Law

Charcoal & gas BBQ grills not permitted in Co-op City Barbecuing prohibited in public spaces BY ROZAAN BOONE

people and places in the city, and includes rules about outdoor barbecuing that are strictly enforced in Co-op City’s multi-family residential buildings and grounds. ortable outdoor barbecues shall not be stored or used within 10 feet of any combustible waste, combustible material, or any combus(Continued on page 2)

All Riverbay offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. work in Section 5’s Buildings 26-35

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with the NYC Department of Buildings. In Section 2, work has been completed in Buildings 9-14 and reports are being compiled by the

Emergency Maintenace service will be available by calling 718-320-3300, PRESS OPTION #2 For Public Safety, call 718-671-3050

In Sections 1 and 3, a contract was issued and work has begun in Buildings 6, 7 and 8. Sidewalk bridging is being erected at Buildings 1-5,

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prohibited. Gas or propane grills are prohibited in multi-family dwellings. In fact, the city’s Fuel Gas Code prohibits storage of standard propane on balconies, roof decks, backyards or in a courtyard. The Fire Code stipulates that all grills must be used outdoors. Co-op City rules and regulations, however, do not permit barbecuing in the community’s public spaces, the greenways or playgrounds. In addition to Co-op City’s high-rise residents, townhouse residents are also allowed to have only electric grills. Riverbay’s Cooperator Services Office (CSO) property managers conduct buildings and grounds inspections throughout the property, and have found evidence of disregard by some shareholders for the Fire Code pertaining to charcoal grills on their balconies, most likely, according to Riverbay Safety Director Anthony Barzelatto, because they may be unaware. “People might not be aware of the issues involved with using a gas or charcoal grill on their balcony,” nitely not allowed by the Fire Code. And even with an electric grill which shareholders are allowed to have in Co-op City, it should be plugged directly into an outlet and use of an extension cord should be avoided. “Furthermore,” Mr. Barzelatto continued, “anything that accumulates grease should be carefully on the terrace especially anything combustible such as chairs, tables, tablecloths, paper products, anything that can burn. While cooking on your balcony, windows and doors should be closed and you must be cognizant of the dangers, so there are several precautionary steps to be taken even if using an electric grill, including remembering to unplug it after use.”

Mr. Barzelatto noted that shareholders must also they can purchase at any of the larger hardware chains handily available on their terrace. “It is good for grease, paper, wood, liquids, gases, trash, solvents race when an electric grill is in use, accessibly stored where it can be easily reached in case of an emergency, and not behind the grill where it would be unreachable, if needed.” More importantly, the safety director advises shareholders to read the instructions and know of trying to read the instructions during an emergency. Vanessa Aldea, director of the Riverbay Cooper-

vention Association (NEPA) reports that between bachis or barbecues. July is the peak month for grill on residential properties are responsible for an estimated annual average of 10 deaths, 100 injuries, and $37 on residential properties start on patios, terraces, screenexterior balconies and unenclosed porches. All shareholders receive a copy of the community’s rules and regulations as they go through the Riverbay application process and new cooperator orientation. The message is also reiterated through seasonal postings in the Co-op City Times and available yearround on the Riverbay Crawler as reminders to residents. The Riverbay Crawler can be accessed on channel 12 on MATV and channel 591 on Optimum.

balconies have GFCI outlets or ground-fault circuit interrupters, essentially a circuit breaker that shuts off electric power if there is a ground-fault emergency, and helps prevent electrocutions. “During our inspections, In observance of the Memorial Day holiday, Riverbay’s we walk through the property going from building to Because of the holiday shortened work week, directors’ building looking for conviewpoints and community organizations’ articles must be ditions that need to be adreceived by 9 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31. Material submitted dressed,” said Ms. Aldea. “We want everyone to be come basis and as space allows in the Saturday, June 4, 2022 safe so if you have a gas or issue of the Co-op City Times. charcoal grill on your terEmail submissions to cctimes race, it would be best to remove it to avoid penalties.” Have a safe Memorial Day holiday weekend. The National Fire Pre-

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It’s Graduation Time!

Shareholders, if you have a graduate or a student who excelled this past school year, let us know so their accomplishments can be shared with your neighbors. Send your submissions to or call us at 718320-3300, x3375/6.

Covid Testing Van

NYC Health & Hospitals’ Test & Trace Corps operates a Mobile Covid-19 testing unit daily in Co-op City from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. on a rotating basis. The mobile testing van will not be in operation on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day. The van’s schedule for next week is as follows: Tues. – 177 Dreiser Loop Wed. & Thurs. – 135 Einstein Loop Fri., Sat. & Sun. – 2049 Bartow Ave. In addition, because of an increased demand for testing, a tentbased team will be dispatched to Co-op City starting on Tuesday, May 31, to provide supplementary testing services. This team will be located next to the testing van and will be available according to the same schedule as the van. Appointments are not required. Walk-ups are welcome. Scan the QR code on the side of paperwork, or a health care professional can assist you on board.

Masks Are Mandatory in Co-op City Common Areas Shareholders are reminded, especially with the ongoing uptick in Covid-19 and variant cases in New York City, that face masks are mandatory while in lobbies, elevators, hallways, stairways and laundry rooms. Masks are also required in community centers and garages. Help protect yourself, family members and neighbors, especially those who are elderly. In addition, shareholders and their guests must observe social distancing. No more than four people per elevator ride or in a laundry room simultaneously. Masks must be worn properly, covering both your mouth and nose. Failure or refusal to wear a mask when approached by a ance of a $50 Community Fine.

Gifted and Talented Application Opens This Week BY BRANDON ORTIZ

The application for New York City’s Gifted and Talented program opens this week on May 31 and the deadline to apply is June 13. Gifted and Talented programs give eligible students an opportunity to participate in accelerated learning curriculums. Parents can apply online by going to and using their MySchools account. Additionally, parents can also visit a DOE Family Welcome Center to complete their application. There are two types of Gifted and Talented programs currently. Below is a quick rundown on how each work: K to 5 Gifted and Talented Programs: * This type of program serves students through their entire elementary school experience from kindergarten through grade 5. * Students can apply to enter this type of program in kindergarten, grade 1, grade 2 or grade 3. * Eligibility is determined by report card grades after families apply. * DOE public school students simply have to apply by June 13, whereas current charter, private or parochial students interested need to apply by the June 13th deadline and have their grades submitted to a Family Welcome Center by July 1. The DOE will then determine which of the private, charter and parochial student applications are eligible. * Ultimately, offers are based on a family’s application choices, program seating and certain admissions priorities. Admissions priorities are given for students with a sibling already enrolled in a Gifted and Talented program and for * Applicants can expect to receive a letter in the mail by July with their Gifted and Talented Program offer or information on the waitlist options. Grade 3 Gifted and Talented Programs: * This type of program is new and will focus on primarily grade 3 through grade 5. There is only one Grade 3 Gifted and Talented program in each city school district, meaning 32 in total currently. * Grade 2 students whose core course grades are in the top 10% of their respective school are invited to apply.

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* Students who are invited to apply for a Grade 3 Gifted and Talented Program can also still apply for a grade 3 seat in the K to 5 version of the Gifted and Talented programming. * Invited families can apply online by June 13 using their MySchools account or through a Family Welcome Center. Current charter, private or parochial students interested need to apply by the June 13th deadline and have their grades submitted to a Family Welcome Center by July 1. The DOE will then determine which of the private, charter and parochial student applications are eligible. * All students who are invited to apply or deemed eligible to apply for a Grade 3 Gifted and Talented Program will be considered for a possible offer in the program. Offers are based on a family’s application choices, program seating and certain admissions priorities. Admissions priorities are given for students with a sibling already enrolled in a Gifted and Talented program and for students who live or * Applicants can expect to receive a letter in the mail by July with their Gifted and Talented Program offer or information on the waitlist options. Mayor Eric Adams held a press conference on Tuesday to announce the opening of the Gifted and Talented Program application. The Mayor touched on the importance of providing an entry point into the program in every school district citywide so that all students have a chance to take advantage of a Gifted and Talented program. “By expanding our Gifted & Talented program to all New York City districts, we are giving every young person an opportunity to grow, to learn, to explore their talents and imagination, and we are making sure no child is left behind,” Mayor Adams said during Tuesday’s press conference. “Working with families, teachers, and community leaders, we were able to make this expansion happen, and now students from every school district will be able to access a Gifted and Talented program.” Parents interested in learning more about Gifted and Talented programs can go online to or call 718935-2009 weekdays between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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garage across the campus – Garage 8. The thieves observed

on a second motorcycle that he had driven into the garage and attempted to force his way through the front entrance Public Safety vehicle stationed at the front entrance of the garage. In trying to go around the marked Public Safety vehicle, the motorcycle became wedged between the Public Safety vehicle and a security pillar, damaging both the mo-

a few hundred feet before the suspect was apprehended. A check of the recovered motorcycle revealed that it was previously reported stolen, off property, in another part of New York City. The suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property, reckless driving, and trespass. Chief Joseph Riley of Public Safety stated; “This is a great example of the team work Public Safety engages in every day in our efforts to maintain a safe community. This successful apprehension is an extraordinary example of success that started with a concerned shareholder reporting an observation to Public Safety. The heads-up work by our ing to a successful resolution is what policing in today’s society is all about. Teamwork and collaboration are the

keys to success. “I encourage all shareholders to report suspicious activity. If you see something, say something. Report it, depending on what you observe to 911, 311 and/or Public Safety. By working together as a community, we can continue to make a difference in our quality of life here in Co-op City.”

Local Law 11 –– (Continued from page 1) and work is scheduled to begin at Buildings 15-19 later this summer. Work in Sections 1 and 3 will continue into next year. It should be pointed out that the Local Law 11 work NYC DOB are to comply with inspections requirements for Cycle 9 of Local Law 11. Cycle 10 inspections and reports for Sections 1-4, in February of 2029. “The team at the Riverbay Construction department, with the guidance and support from the Executive Management of Construction. “Construction and the executive group, along with our engineers and contractor, are continuously working to improve our processes and communication so as to minimize the impact of this work, which is mandated by the City of New York, on the shareholders.”



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NY Lt. Gov. Visits Co-op City

Log in to the YesElections voting portal at Once there, serve as your representatives on the Riverbay Board. Shareholders who do not wish to vote for candidates may choose to “Abstain” on this year’s ballot, and, in so doing, the ballot will be counted towards the quorum only. include Raymond Tirado, Lynette Wright, Blossom Johns, Mary Pearson, Ezekiel Springer Jr., Ivy Gaynor, Aisha Hernandez Ahmed, Rod Saunders, Monique election will each serve a term of three years on the Riverbay Board. To encourage shareholders to cast their ballots – as in the past – the 2022 Election Committee is offering a voting incentive of $500 to the building or townhouse association with the highest level of participation in the election. In addition, shareholders who voted in the highest participating building/townhouse will be entered into a random drawing for a First Place prize of $300; Second Place of $200 and Third Place of $100. To remind shareholders about the election, the 2022 Election Committee requests RoboCalls to be sent out to shareholders periodically. Election Committee members are also following up with the presidents of building and townhouse associations to enlist their assistance to encourage building residents to return their election ballot. Since the beginning of the election, the committee has had mind shareholders to be on the lookout for their ballots and to complete and return them to YesElections. Further, the three election forums are shown on the Riverbay Crawler (channel 12 on MATV and channel 591 on Optimum) from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and again from 5:30 p.m. to midnight daily, to give those who may have missed the live broadcasts of the forums the opportunity to view them at their leisure and to get to know the candidates. Three election supplements were also printed in the Saturday, April 30, May 7, and May 14, 2022 issues of the Co-op City Times which can be read online at The 2022 Election Committee is chaired by Board Director Francine Reva Jones. The members are shareholders Yvonne Allen, John Gale, Denise Gerrald, Sandy Krasnove, Marita Taylor, Jarasia Wilson and Dorian King. The committee is assisted by Riverbay General Counsel Jeff Buss.

NY Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado (right), who was sworn into office earlier this month, was in Co-op City last Saturday, May 21, where he met and spoke with community residents while walking the property. Lt. Gov. Delgado met with seniors from Co-op City and the surrounding communities, and with Riverbay General Manager Noel Ellison (center) and Assistant General Manager Warren Mitchell (left).

Fire in Garage 8

A multiple car fire engulfed the second floor of Garage 8 on Friday, May 27. The fire caused damage to several cars and the surrounding area. Currently, the matter is under investigation. Shareholders who need to utilize Garage 8 should keep in mind that garage access may be limited depending on the extent of damages. Shareholders may check the Co-op City Times Twitter, @coopcitytimes, for updates on the Garage 8 situation. Photos by Brandon Ortiz and Noel Ellison


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In Memoriam – Robert G. Hedgepeth Feb. 13, 1934 – May 14, 2022

Johnathan Neal –– A Co-op Creative “You are an inspiration” BY P.M CAMPBELL

You are an inspiration to many people. Many people admire you. These people may never say you are an inspiration, but they secretly try to imitate you in many ways. There are people who never had a conversation with you, but they are observing you. They are copying your positive traits. As you live a life true to yourself not seeking validation from society, many will tease you. Realize that even though they tease you, they secretly admire the fact that you are bold enough to be yourself. Continue being positive. Continue being the a little bit better. Think about this and consider. ––Words of wisdom by Johnathan Neal In his poem titled, “You are an Inspiration,” Neal rogating the importance of moral spectatorship. The poem’s narrator assumes an almost omniscient second

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knowledge their admiration of the reader. The poem’s

it to an unspoken appreciation. The reader is reminded not to seek validation

sources of inspiration, and the shoulders he stands on.

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Co-op City Times I am writing to commend the staff and volunteers at the

With deepest sympathy and wishing comfort to the fam-

tion. These beautiful individuals, besides having excellent people skills, go above and beyond to serve the seniors at this center. They are always pleasant, smiling and ready to serve. Anything within their power that they can do for you, without exception, they do it with a smile and quickly. At

Hedgepeth. I will always remember how important the Section 5 Family Fun Day was to him. He was a fair minded leader

treated everyone the same. However, they do make you feel special. If you have a request for something extra or if there is a problem with your meal, they try to rectify the problem and accommodate your wishes. They make your visit warm and enjoyable. Should award or something in that vein, I would highly recommend this group of beautiful and dedicated people.

the type of personality that encouraged participation. To know him, is to have a beautiful memory. He was often seen, when the weather permitted, in the early a.m. on the corner chatting with his friends as others passed en route to work. of involving more young men as building presidents. We heart where He can feel your deepest loss and feel you with His deepest love. I am sure other Section 5 Association members, friends and neighbors have many fond memories

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As the new leadership of the Section 5 Association

Please stop using your feet to press the elevator buttons and open doors. I observed a young female use her foot to push the handle down and kick open the inner lobby rear door. Footprints can be seen on elevator buttons and doors. This is so disgraceful. Our hands should not touch anything the bottom of your footwear has been exposed to. It is so easy to wear a glove if you do not want to touch the buttons ting your feet where they clearly do not belong. Do not use your keys to press the buttons in the elevators; it can puncture the small plastic cover and short the electrical panel causing the elevator to get stuck; it may take hours to get you out. If you see someone doing that, stop them before you get stuck in the elevator. Shareholders, please stop permitting your young children to ride bikes in the laundry room and push the carts around, they are not playthings. We have signs in the laundry rooms for proper etiquette, but you should not need a sign to know what’s appropriate behavior. Parents also allow their children to open up washer and dryer doors, press the buttons. If clothes are in a dryer and a child presses the buttons lowering the temperature, this will cause a dispute. We use carts to transport our clean clothes to the dryers – do not sort dirty laundry in them. The habits of some shareholders are disgusting and annoying. Please stop smoking in front of the entrances to our buildings, other shareholders do not want to inhale second-hand cigarette or weed smoke. This is a public health concern impacting our quality of life. Shareholders, this community is undergoing a quality- oflife change, please speak up before we lose our way of life here. We do not have to accept this poor behavior. We have options, time to get engaged to hold the line and maintain our quality of life. ––


and activism back here in Section 5 to embrace. ––

I get it — your dog is amazing, cute, cuddly, an incredmean I want them approaching me leashed or unleashed. A dog is an animal that may react instinctively, even if they are well-trained. You never know what your dogs might do when put into the wrong situation. For example, I was sitting on a bench when a dog on a long leash came up to me. He was a beautiful dog and when I inquired what type it was, I was told by its walker/owner that it was a mixed Pitbull. I heard the word “Pitbull” and reacted with fright but was immediately scolded that my reaction was unnecessary, and my behavior might trigger an attack from the dog. As sweet as your pup is, people may not want to interact with him/her. It’s simply respectful to not allow your dog to walk up to someone who do not know them. For one thing, some leashes extend too far. Try walking around the Greenway and you must be looking out for dog poop. There are also signs to keep off the grass, however, people with dogs are often on the lawn. upon three women with their dogs unleashed. The dogs were enjoying their freedom, being led apparently by a trained one. One of the dogs came up to my feet and the walker/owner apologized. I stated that the dogs should be on leashes, to which one of the women told me to “mind my (bleep) business.” Are we so disrespectful to our fellow cooperators that we are going to use such profanity respect for fellow cooperators when you leave your dog

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It will make our community a more enjoyable and pleasant place to reside in for all our neighbors if we abide by rules and regulations.

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CCPD Urges Residents to Enjoy Summer Fun by the Rules this Memorial Day Weekend

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As we enter the Memorial Day weekend, it is a good opportunity to review summer rules. Residents can kick back, relax and enjoy summer fun by the rules. This is a good time to focus on having good, safe summer fun while reviewing Riverbay Corporation’s rules. Please enjoy a safe and happy Memorial Day weekend. Please follow local and national direction regarding the wearing of masks and social distancing to keep yourself and others safe. Riverbay Corporation is maintaining the mask mandate for indoor common areas for the health and safety of residents and visitors. In Co-op City, it is important that bicycle riders pay attention to Riverbay Corporation’s rules as they pertain to bike riding. Do not ride a bicycle in the areas near the buildings and shopping centers or any areas where signs are posted prohibiting bike riding. All bicycle-riding violations also apply to electric bicycles and scooters, including the rental variety. The reason for this is that bicycle riding in these areas presents a serious hazard to pedestrians. Bicyclists should be aware that they are required to follow many of the same rules of the road that motorized vehicles must follow. Traffic summonses may be issued to bicyclists who fail to follow traffic rules. Public Safety officers issue Co-op City Community Complaints for “Bike riding in prohibited areas.” All Community Complaints carry a monetary fine, which double for repeated violations. Parents need to make certain children are aware of these rules. Consuming alcohol in public is a violation of the law within New York City. Public Safety Officers issue New York City Universal Summonses for this violation. Cooperators or their guests receive a Co-op City Community Complaint for Anti-Social Conduct in connection with any arrest for incidents that occur within the Co-op City community. This Complaint carries a monetary fine of Three Hundred Dollars ($300) and doubles with repeated violations. The Department of Public Safety issues Universal Summonses for Disorderly Conduct. Disorderly Conduct includes a range of behavior including fighting, being loud or boisterous or blocking a pedestrian walkway causing public annoyance, inconvenience or alarm. Co-op City Community Complaints address the lease violation factor of the offense committed in the community. Barbequing on any of the public areas of Co-op City is a violation of the rules and regulations. Strict guidelines set forth by the New York City Fire Department prohibit barbecuing with charcoal or propane on terraces or patios of multi-family dwellings. Fireworks are illegal as well as dangerous. New York City put in effect a Zero Tolerance policy regarding the sale or use of illegal fireworks within the limits (Continued on page 23)

OPPORTUNITIES AT CO-OP CITY For information on CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES ONLY, please contact: Lenya Garcia at; and Anatoliy Budnitskiy at Please note: emails should be sent to both parties. Please DO NOT email resumes for EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES to the aforementioned emails. For EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES,

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For employment opportunities, please search “Riverbay Corporation” at the following sites: Candidates may review full position descriptions and apply directly at either site. Current Riverbay employees should submit a transfer request and resumé directly to the HR department. Thank you for your interest in working for Riverbay Corporation.

Public Safety Blotter May 15-May 21, 2022

May 15 – 99 Darrow Place An unknown individual became impatient when exiting Garage 1 and damaged the control arm. The Garage department was notified. 625 Co-op City Blvd. A cooperator reported returning to his parked vehicle and discovering that his wheels and tires were removed by an unknown individual. CCPD and NYPD are investigating. May 17 – 99 Asch Loop A cooperator reported returning to her vehicle and discovering various items were removed by an unknown individual. The cooperator was advised to notify NYPD in addition to CCPD for reporting purposes. 100 Erskine Place A cooperator reported that an unknown person damaged his apartment door then entered and removed some personal items. May 18 – Co-op City Blvd. & Bellamy Loop (intersection) CCPD and NYPD responded to a call of shots fired. Upon arrival, several shell casings were recovered and processed. A canvass was conducted for additional evidence. No injuries or property damage to report. 99 Bellamy Loop, Garage 6 Upon completing a garage inspection, CCPD observed three males removing wheels off a parked vehicle. The getaway vehicle with two males inside immediately fled the area. A third male started running and a foot pursuit was initiated with the male being apprehended a short distance away. The non-resident male was arrested and processed at the 45 Pct. 99 Bellamy Loop, Garage 6 A cooperator returning to his parked vehicle observed the sensor behind the grill of his vehicle missing. The cooperator was advised to notify NYPD in addition to CCPD for reporting purposes. 100 Alcott Place CCPD responded to the 13th floor “A” stairwell for youths loitering. A non-resident youth was apprehended and was not a guest of any cooperator. A Juvenile Report was prepared and the youth was released to his parent. 2061 Bartow Avenue A non-resident removed various items from Food Universe Supermarket without paying and left the store. The suspect was arrested and processed by CCPD. The perpetrator had an active bench warrant for a past crime and was transported to Bronx Criminal Court. May 19 – Debs Place & Dreiser Loop While on routine patrol, CCPD ESU observed a female cooperator who was suffering from mental illness and was verbally abusive. CCPD ESU calmed her down and notified EMS. The female was transported to Jacobi Hospital via EMS

for evaluation. May 20 – 100 Elgar Place CCPD ESU responded to a female down and unconscious. CCPD ESU immediately performed CPR to the female cooperator. Upon arrival, EMS transported the female to Jacobi Hospital for further medical attention. 120 Elgar Place CCPD responded to a call of a group loitering on the 33rd floor on the “A” stairwell. Upon arrival, CCPD observed a cooperator and two of his friends who are also cooperators on the stairwell hanging out. The cooperators were issued Community Complaints for Loitering. 100 Aldrich Street A male was complaining of pain to his right arm. Upon arrival, CCPD ESU observed that the male was disoriented and had injuries to his head and right forearm. CCPD ESU treated the male at the scene. The male was evaluated by EMS and transported to Jacobi Hospital for further medical treatment. May 21 – 100 Erskine Place A cooperator reported that when attempting to retrieve his mail, he observed damage to his mailbox lock. Maintenance was notified for repairs. Opposite 600 Baychester Avenue A cooperator reported that upon returning to his parked vehicle, he observed the driver’s side door lock removed and the airbag removed by unknown individual. The cooperator notified his insurance company and NYPD for report purposes. Bartow Avenue/Asch Loop CCPD responded to an overturned vehicle. The non-resident operator of the vehicle was not pinned in the vehicle and refused medical aid. NYPD ESU, along with FDNY and EMS, were also present at the scene. 99 Earhart Lane CCPD responded to a call of two suspicious males on a scooter riding on the first floor of Garage 1. CCPD Detective Squad and Patrol units performed both camera and physical canvasses discovering perpetrators lifting covers off of parked motorcycles. CCPD checked Garage 8 and observed three males enter and then flee the garage upon noticing CCPD patrol units. Two males managed to flee the scene but one accomplice was apprehended on a motorcycle. The apprehended male was arrested and further processed at the 45 Pct. BLOTTER BONUS: Please note that Resolution 21-04 is still in effect which requires all individuals to wear masks in common areas such as elevators, lobbies and laundry rooms. Although a fine of $50.00 could be imposed to those who do not comply, we respectfully ask… just wear that mask.


Co-op City Times / May 28, 2022 Director’s Viewpoint –

Sonia Feliciano, First Vice President

Honoring Co-op City’s Fallen Heroes Dear Fellow Shareholders, Memorial Day is on May 30, 2022. Memorial Day is a day we honor our service members who have died while serving in the military for our nation. A few facts to know is that Memorial Day was first named “Decoration Day,” a day that people in mourning Memorial Day is the day we honor and remember our fallen soldiers on the last Monday of the month. In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon B. Johnson declared Waterloo, NY the birthplace of Memorial Day. In December of 2000, Congress passed a law requiring all Americans to honor thein remembrance, a fact many are not aware of. Let’s not disregard the importance of Memorial Day as it has become synonymous with barbeques, store discounts, and the opening of the beaches. It respect to our fallen soldiers who have made the

Board Election Extended! Return your ballot by mail or electronically by June 3, 2022 for the Riverbay Board of Directors Election.

National Council of Negro Women Bethune-Height Recognition Program – Oh what a beautiful day! Our 47th Annual Bethune-Height Recognition Program on May 21 under the theme, “Our Legacy: Onward, Upward, Black Women in Power,” was a resounding success! The opportunity to gather with members from all 18 New York State sections of NCNW was heightened when Co-op City Section was presented with the 2nd place plaque for Kudos to our awesome Section BHRP Chairperson, Justice Kim Adair-Wilson. Job well done! Special congratulations to our Section BHRP awardees: Life Members Michele Davila, Esq., Alma Walther, and Sandra Wiggins; Achievers Joyce Howard, Lori Melton, Sheila Richburg and Hon. Kim Adair-Wilson. Thank you to Eleanor Donnley, Camille Worrell, Rev. Beverly Spruill and Joyce Howard for your donations toward our Youth Section members’ luncheon tickets. We had two wonderful tables for our 22 Section members and two guests who attended. It was great to see all the smiling faces and witnessing the Council sister love after being apart for so long. It was also a nice treat having our Mayor Eric Adams bring us greetings. In addition to the photos here, check out more photos on our website, Memorial Day – Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday in May, which is May 30 this year. The Memorial Day holiday weekend is typically a great reason for people to start their summer with a backyard BBQ, a trip to the beach or a day at the park. Yet, no matter what we do this Memorial Day weekend and on Memorial Day itself, the holiday offers a chance for the solemn remembrance of those who served our country and are no long here on Earth with us but who are forever in our hearts. Social Media – our website:; on Facebook: NCNWCoopcityBethune; Twitter:@ NCNWCoop City; Instagram: NCNW Co-op City and email: ––Joyce Howard

On Sunday, May 29, 2022, the American Legion Post 1871, in partnership with the Riverbay Fund, will host a commemorative event, something that is done every year. This is an opportunity to come out in commemoration of the day and meet your neighbors. The event will be held at the Harley J. Mosley Veterans Park at 4A Asch Loop. The Park was named after Harley J. Mosley, a veteran and employee of Riverbay Corporation. Mr. Moseley worked in the Grounds Department and he loved tending to the gardens, always keeping them beautiful. Mr. Mosley was a staunch advocate for veterans and veterans’ families, both in Co-op City and the wider community. He was responsible for establishing the annual Memorial Day ceremony in the park, then known as Veterans Memorial Park. In 2005, following the passing of Mr. Mosley in November 2004 at the age of 81, the park was of-

Memorial Park. For his committed service to fellow veterans, Mr. Mosley was the recipient of many community service awards. In addition to a Lifetime Award from the American Legion, he received the Co-op City branch NCNW’s Community Service Award in February 1989. In October 1993, he was named Man of the Year by the Vietnam Veterans of America, Bronx chapter #118. He was also recognized by the Bronx County American Legion for active participation in programs for veterans and their children, and by the VA Hospital in the Bronx for his volunteer work. “Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay.” –Barack Obama If you have any concerns, you can reach me at 917-992-7311. Thank you for the privilege of serving our great community. Shareholders First – We Matter.


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“Co-op City, which was previously in Congressional District 16, had to be moved out of the 16th because the population loss in upstate required CD 16 to take in more population to the north. Unfortunately, even though many hundreds of citizens sent me requests for Co-op City to be placed into the 16th CD, this is not possible given the constraints imposed by the combination of population and other criteria,” Mr. Cervas wrote last week in a 31page report detailing his process. “I am pleased to note that Co-op City is maintained wholly within Congressional District 14, an adjacent district that is also majority-minority in character,” Mr. Cervas went on to say in his report. Congressional District 14 is currently represented by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. In addition to Co-op City, the new Congressional District 14 will incorporate parts or entire other neighborhoods in the Bronx and Queens such as: City Island, Pelham, Parkchester, Throggs Neck, Hunts Point, Astoria, College Point and Corona. Co-op City will still be a part of State Senate

instead left New York State legislators in charge of creating the new maps. After legislators completed their versions of the maps, Governor Kathy Hochul signed those new maps into law on February 3. However, those maps were later thrown out in the New York State Supreme Court last month. ed the proposed Congressional District, State Senate and State Assembly maps on the grounds that the Congressional District map illegally favored Democrats, and thus was a violation of the 2014 amendment to the state constitution, which banned partisan gerrymandering. Ultimately, the redistricting process was left to a special master chosen by the court. The state congressional primaries were pushed back to August 23 as a result of the State Supreme Court’s decision earlier this month. Individuals planning on voting in the August 23 primary must have their voter registration form postmarked no later than July 29 and received by the NYS Board of Elections by August 3 to be eligible, according to the NYS Board of Elections. August 8 is the last day the NYSBOE can receive an absentee ballot application. Absentee ballots must be postmarked by August 23 and received by the NYSBOE no later than August 30. August 23 is also the last day to deliver an absentee ballot in-person to a poll site. The primary election for Governor and State Assembly is still scheduled for June 28 with the early voting period starting June 18 and going through June 26, according to the NYS Board of Elections. The voter registration deadline for the NYS Primary Election is June 3; and voter registration forms

map. State Senator Jamaal Bailey presently represents State Senate District 36. Equally important, Co-op City remains in Assembly map. District 82 is currently represented by Assemblyman Michael Benedetto. The New York State Independent Redistricting Commission (NYSIRC) was originally in charge of creating the new Congressional District, State Senate and State Assembly maps using the 2020 Census data. However, the NYSIRC could not conclusively agree on one set of maps last fall, and


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Co-op City Times / May 28, 2022 Director’s Viewpoint –

Daryl Johnson

Let’s Work It Out Riverbay is supposed to release a monthly report about our community. However, the latest report that was released was for, um, March 2022. Anyway, let’s review a few items from this report. Financial Problems Back in March 2021, Riverbay had about $40 million in the bank. Now, $40 million is a good amount of money to have in a bank. However, do you think we should have far more money in the bank if you knew that we were making about $250 million each and every year? Anyway, in March 2022, they had about $12 million in the bank. Now, hey, $12 million might be great for someone that hit a jackpot and was going to chill out and retire. However, we had almost 900 employees Then, what about the outrageous water and sewer charges, heavy insurance costs, along with a tremendous amount of other bills? So, do you really think to run this community? Public Safety There were 18 complaints about animals here. And, as far as I’m concerned, a lot of cooperators are complaining that people are not picking up after their dogs. So, they’re pointing out that some people are allowing their dogs to relieve themselves everywhere. However, let’s look at how one community is dealing with this problem. In Ft. Meyers, Florida, a housing development is using DNA kits to identify dogs that leave their business all over the place. Additionally, their manageresidents that are not picking up after their dogs. To start, dog owners are supposed to receive a 1-time credit when they get a DNA sample from the dog’s mouth. Then, that sample is sent to a laboratory. The Then, the housing development will send a sample of any droppings that are left on the grounds to the laboratory. The laboratory can then test the

actions for an eviction. Now, some dog owners might think that they can beat the system by not registering their dog. Therefore, their management will conduct periodic checks to make sure that all dogs are registered. Then, if caught, their management will take legal action for a lease violation. There are a lot of options that Riverbay can take to crack down on cooperators that refuse to clean up after their dog. For instance, would you really want someone running up to you as soon as they see that you have violated Riverbay’s policies? How would you feel if you were confronted with video evidence that could clearly prove that you did not clean up after your dog? How would you feel seeing a huge Look, let me tell you something. Riverbay works are in Housing Court every single day. Every single day!!! So, they know the system. They know the judges. And, they pretty much know how these cases will be handled. So, you have to ask yourself if you would want to waste your precious time in court just to deal with your negative conduct. If not, then, please listen to your neighbors that care about our nice community, you, your family, and your dog. Then, please meet us half-way and clean up after your dog. Also, please teach your family members (no excuses and no nonsense from anyone) to clean up after their dog. Now, let’s move on to some other matters. Here by our Public Safety Department: Criminal Mischief, 15; disorderly conduct, 30; dispute, 39; harassment, 27, larceny, 18; noise, 209, objects from building, 5; parking conditions – violations, 244; and property damage, 13. Truly, some of these calls might have been 100 percent valid. In other words, there may have been

a true incident that needed a police response. On the other hand, I’ve heard of cases that were, well, you’ll see. For instance, some cooperators may have called Public Safety about a matter. Then, afterwards, it turned out that the caller wanted to get revenge on someone because they thought that their the other person. But, hey, there were some cases wherein some from their own apartment to another apartment. So, um, did they really go to a store all of those times when the lobby cameras revealed that they never Criminal mischief? Disorderly conduct? Dispute? Harassment? Police involvement? Name it and it was done. In other matters, some parents will allow their children to make an extreme amount of noise in their apartment. Then, they will not even dream that there’s a problem. In fact, some children are probably being raised without any guidance or any type of loving discipline. Regardless, can we confront that parent with violence? Never! Bottom line: As a family-type of community, let’s see if we can bring some peace into our lives by stopping the negativity and nonsense with other people. Close Please do your part to be peaceful and kind to other people. Family problems? Neighbor problems? work things out in a better way. Thank you. Contact Information Please do not send a letter to me at this time. However, you can send an email to me at: Also, please call me ONLY at 718-671-4544 if you would like to have a brief discussion with me. Okay, that’s it for now. So, please have a wonderful week. And, may God bless you and your family. Thank you.


Co-op City Times / May 28, 2022

Recommended Convector Cleaning Procedures With the spring change-over in progress at the Power Plant, shareholders are reminded to maintain their apartment convectors and to clean them regularly. During the summer months when air conditioning is provided,

If the water does not go down the drain of the lower drip tray, by selecting Option #2 at the Call Center.

you don’t use them. Clogs occur as dust and debris accumulate in Shareholders who are elderly or disabled and require assistance by calling the Riverbay Call Center, (718) 320-3300, select Option 2.

your CSO.

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Cleaning Procedures

–– Riverbay Management

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––Riverbay Management

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Co-op City Times / May 28, 2022

PS 176 Students Enjoying the Community Garden

Planting Season Begins in Co-op City

Students from a class at PS 176 join the Rivers Run Community Garden family for a day of education and gardening. Photos by Gail Sharbaan

The Riverbay Grounds department began its planting season this week and workers could be seen in the cul de sacs, the areas being addressed first, before moving on to the “Welcome to Co-op City” gardens, to be followed by gardens around the buildings. Michael Ambo, director of the Grounds department, said this year’s planting is 2-weeks late because the grass has been growing so quickly. “We have been spending a lot of time doing lawn mowing and weed whacking. From the middle of April, we have been cutting grass nonstop. The other reason is because of so many cold days we have had this year throughout the Spring, the plants were delayed coming from the Nursery because they were too small to ship out, and even those we got early had to be kept in our yard so they could develop a little more before planting,” Mr. Ambo said. The Grounds department should be receiving its second and final delivery of flowers by the end of this week or early next week, and at that time, will begin the final phase of planting which is the interior of the townhouses. “I believe the Grounds staff has done an amazing job over the last three years with the planting,” said Mr. Ambo. “We have been getting a lot of praise from all over, even from people who live outside the community, about how beautiful the complex looks during the Spring and Summer months. These compliments keep the staff motivated to do even better each year. I personally believe and always let them know that each year we have to do better than the last; we cannot do worse. We have to learn from past mistakes and research new plants and ideas so we can look better each year. To me, the grounds here is the selling point for Riverbay, that’s the first thing everyone sees when they drive or walk through Co-op City. If we maintain and enhance what we have, more people will want to be shareholders here.” Photos by John Crow

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Velocity Track Club Velocity Track Club’s blessings continued at the Spring Fling Classic at Icahn Stadium on May 22. The competition was intense and the meet was well organized. Teams from NJ, PA and NY were in attendance. Medals were awarded to the top three athletes in their event. The temperature was approximately 90 degrees, but sitting under the grandstand at Icahn Stadium made it feel much cooler.

Building 12 residents supporting Velocity Track Club’s fundraiser

Our children embraced the competition and left it all on the track. VTC (Velocity Track Club) was blessed with 12 medals and many athletes broke their personal record. The following athletes medaled: Matthiaus (two gold medals), Karly (one gold medal), Victoria (one gold medal), Shyenne (one gold medal), Brianna (one silver medal), Kenia (one silver medal), Drea (one bronze medal) and Savannah B. (one bronze medal). The MVP for this meet goes to Pierce Parker, who won gold medals in the long jump and 400-meter, hit a personal record in both events and won a silver medal in the 800-meter. Congratulations to all athletes who competed. You

are all winners! It takes a village to raise a child. Building 12 of Co-op City truly believes this. On May 21, Building 12 hosted a fundraiser drive in the lobby organized by Velocity’s own Tanya Ingram and friends and the turnout was awesome. We want to send our sincere thank you to Building 12 residents and everyone



who donated to help keep our children off the street and on the track. We truly appreciate it. Our next meet is May 28 for the V02Max Track Club Preseason Invitational at Dewitt Clinton High School. Come out and see your future Olympians! Thank you. ––Winston Dinkins

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Co-op City Times / May 28, 2022

Building 29 Association Hello, cooperators. and had an extra interesting and intense discussion. The book was “Great Little Things” by Jodi Picault. Basically, it is the story of a white supremacist’s accusation of murder of his newborn by a dedicated and experienced Black nurse. The book raised many questions about inherent racism in our systems and in ordinary individuals. It also was a page turner. Our next read will be another book by Jodi Picault called, “My Sister’s Keeper,” for our meeting on July 22. Now, I would like to mention the recent passing of a beloved Building 29 cooperator, Pat Rosewell. tion, thus my delay. However, I will say that I remember Pat as one of the most enthusiastic participants in my pre-Covid group exercise class. I will never forget when she ing some of our African music in the hallway. From that day on, she rarely missed a class, and was always laughing and cheering the others on. I often would run into her, sometimes on the way to see her grandchildren, and we would talk a little. She was such a warm and lovely person. May she rest in peace. She is missed. ––Katharine Wood

Building 21 Association Here is how to cast your ballot in the Riverbay Board of Directors Election: This year, the ballots come in white envelopes with green detailing on them. Most of you have already received them. If you have not received your ballot, call “Yes Elections” at 800-955-4597 or email, You can vote using a paper ballot and pop it in the mail free of charge. You can also vote online. Here are the three easy steps to voting online: 1.Type the following into your internet browser address bar: 2. Enter the Code and PIN (located at the top right corner of your ballot. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions Be a Floor Captain: Protection! signed Floor Captains. If you have not volunteered . All we ask of anyone kind enough to be a Floor Captain is as follows: 1. Contact Numbers all emergency contact numbers and distribute to each neighbor. 2. Co-op City Times: Place them at each apart3. Elevator Notices: Read them and talk to your neighbors about them. 4. Promote: Meetings, clubs and gatherings. 5. Encourage your neighbors to: Vote – Vote – Vote! In the Riverbay election. Public Safety: 718-671-3050 If you have questions regarding the Building 21 Association, you have three ways of gaining information. Email: Call: 347.504.1821. Attend the monthly general meetings via Zoom video conference. Everyone from all buildings plan to come and join us at Building 21. Bring a friend. Be kind to one another. —Theron Marbury

Building 12 Association Greetings: Thank you to all who helped make our Velocity Track Club Fundraiser a success. A shoutout to the volunteers who gave of their time and the generous support of our neighbors. None of this would be possible without Coach Winston Dinkins. Board of Directors voting deadline has been extended to June 3, 2022. volunteer. Summer Fun Day is June 25, noon to 5 p.m.,

Casals Place and Carver Loop, Pop-Up Picnic. Reserve your table by noon. Our thoughts and prayers to the family of Robert Hedgepeth. If you see something, say something. Call 911 or CCPD, 718-671-3050. “Together, we can.” We can be reached at 718-379-7841 or ––Sonja Maxwell

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Co-op City Times / May 28, 2022

Building 33 Association

American Legion Post 1871 Countdown to Memorial Day in Co-op City

at Unserviceable Flags Ceremony There’s need for the observance of proper respect for the Flag of our coun-

please, pick up after your dog! Parents, instruct your children to pick up after

energy for our porters to polish, then here you come, or your children, and put the method of disposing an unserviceable Flag should be that they are destroyed

––Andrea Mayo

Building 25 Association The month of May is designated to honoring past and present military memlife in a proper service of tribute and memory and love, and such retirement of and honorable rites

Our children struggled to get back into their routine in-person learning in school

We therefore conclude that this ceremony is both legal and proper, and that it is

especially our young ones in

Co-op City Times We continue to encourage neighbors to attend their building meetings to get

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––Wanda Bailey

IMPORTANT! For up-to-date communication from Riverbay Corporation, read the Co-op City Times, delivered to your building lobby and the


Co-op City Times / May 28, 2022

Building 10 Association Greetings, fellow cooperators. New Cooperators – Welcome, to all new cooperators. Riverbay Board Election –

Riverbay Community Relations and CCPD. Co-op City Community Fridge – The Co-op City Community Fridge is looking for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Sidney Suicide Prevention – If you or someone you know is contemplating suicide

Summer Fun Day – Summer Fun Committee presents: A Summer Family Fun Day Like No Other date: June 26). Location: Intersection of Casals & Carver Loop. This will be or purchase meals from Cousin’s Maine Lobster Truck. Come enjoy contests, games and prizes. Music provided by DJ Sid Nice, plus, the multi-talented and Gems Archery will also be there. For information and table reservations, contact Anika at: It is going to be a family affair not -

If You See Something, Say Something – For emergencies, call Co-op City Questions, Comments and Suggestions – book


We would like to wish all who are born in May and June an incredibly happy birthday. To the homebound and sick, we wish you a speedy recovery. To all who have lost a loved one recently, we give our deepest condolences. Have a great week. ––Jewel Crawford-Duncan

Broun Place Townhouse Association We are celebrating Memorial Day this weekend. Last week’s Co-op City Times posted our Memorial Day event for tomorrow at 3 p.m. at the Harley Mosely It is a wreath laying event followed by fellowship and refreshments. This is a safe celebrates and congratulates all our graduates of all ages, may success be yours.

count. Instructions are on the ballot. All the forums are over but will be rerun. Look Also, read back issues of the Co-op City Times, which are also online at: Voting responsibly is what each cooperator needs to do. Disposing of your garbage properly is truly important and easy. Do not throw it over the fences. Read the signs on the fence and on the bins. An individual throwing a bag over the fence was observed. It missed the bin, but could not be documented. Mattresses need covering and furniture and electronics put neatly. Do not randomly litter bottles and masks. Green and red pails, saying “Keep Co-op City Clean” are placed abundantly. The issue of private cars on our private property has been settled. It is not

allowed. Somehow, misinformation was relayed to our CSO. Should this be observed again, a Cooperator Complaint will be requested. Our brickwork pavers keep proactive and advise if you observe this again.

printed in the combing section of the Co-op City Times. Neighbors, our family is

Emergency contact programs. This is critical for those living alone or with a chronic ailment. Announce important events here. Happy birthday to vice president, Vivian that cover 300+ city blocks this summer. Keep dancing and better days are ahead! Wakanda forever! ––Eva Kindaichi-Lazaar

NAACP Mission Statement: Our mission is to secure the political, educational, social and economic equality of rights to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons. Known as the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), it profoundly affected the struggle for civil rights and the course of 20th Century American History. On Memorial Day, a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. This Memorial Day, remember and honor all who have served and sacriGeneral Meeting updates: • In honor of Memorial Day, we learned about Henry Johnson and the Harlem in their state’s National Guard. After years of lobbying by civic leaders from -

113th NAACP National Convention: The 2022 theme will be “This is We Need You in the Fight: Each and every NAACP member makes a multigenerational network of activists dismantling structural racism by using your power to take action on the most pressing issues of our time. Follow us on Facebook: Co-op City NAACP.

––Brenda Brown

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Building 13 Association for our freedom. On Memorial Day, a national moment of remembrance takes place at 3:00 p.m. Our love and respect go out to all the families who have a Summer Fun Day “Pop up Picnic” is back by popular demand. Section 2 Summer Fun Day Committee presents: A Good Ole Summer Tyme "Pop Up Picnic" with a Twist! Save the date: June 25 (rain date: June 26) from noon-6 p.m., weather permitting. This should be a well-enjoyed and remembered family doorbell device! Feel free to bring your own food and beverages or purchase meals from Cousin's Maine Lobster Truck. The event will take place at Carver Summer Fun Day t-shirt. Come and enjoy contests, games, prizes and an Icee cart. Music provided by - Crowd Pleaser,” Juan Ortega. For more information and free table reservations, contact Anika at: It is going to be a family affair not to be missed nor forgotten. So, do not wait and reserve your table now! Special thanks to our sponsors: Councilman Kevin Riley, Assemblyman MiAtty. Stephen Kaufman, NYPD 45th Precinct, FDNY Fire Safety Education

Unit, Riverbay Community Relations, CCPD and Riverbay Corporation.

curing our curtains that were removed during the lobby door renovations. We appreciate all your work. Election: have not voted, there is still time. If you did not receive your ballot for the Exercise your right and be a part of the community. If you have your ballot, vote! Tractor Trailor Trucks: parking in and around our community. This seems to be happening in many locations throughout the city. It is important that we call 311 and report this situation so the data of complaints can be compiled. Send a message to our building email with the date of the call and complaint number. These trucks are parking Remember, every day is Earth Day. Try to recycle and reuse items in your home. Encourage businesses to get involved and do their part. Visit our Facebook page at: Our website is or email us at building13assoc@ Contacts: Leslie Peterson, president, at 718-320-1370; or Wendell Mattison, V.P., at 917-330-1380. Thank you for supporting our team. ––Leslie Peterson

Black Forum Emergency Food Pantry

try opens Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m., for grocery distribution. Guests are eligible to pick up food once a month. Look at the last date on your pantry card. The next pick up would be one month from the last registered guests if items outside of regular distribution become available. All guests must present a pantry card to receive food. Remember to bring at least four clean shopping bags with handles and a shopping cart. Masks required and physical distancing observed. New registrants can receive food the same day they register. Please show a valid ID NYC card, a non-Driver’s, or Driver’s license with a 10475 address to register. Section 5 guests should visit the Co-op City United Methodist Church, 2350 Palmer Avenue, on Thursdays, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., to pick up groceries. Guests do

scheduled to pick up their monthly food package during that time are welcome to come on June 14, 15 or 16. They can also come when the pantry reopens. Senior Farmers Market Coupons Many of our guests receive Senior Farmers Market coupons through the Department of Agriculture. Organizations like ours distribute them in the summer/ fall. The program provides access to locally grown fruits, vegetables, honey and herbs falling within certain economic brackets. Twenty dollars is the maximum amount each recipient can receive, which we know is not enough as prices skyrocket. That is why we encourage former and future recipients to join us in contacting the federal government to ask for an increase to $40/recipient. You can have your voice heard by writing a letter of support in favor of the increase from $20 to $40. Please write in the letter how the coupons have helped you

location for Section 5 residents.

during regular business hours and we will send them out. Hours of operation are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11:00 a.m-12:45 p.m. Plentiful App

to pick up groceries in 2022. No exceptions. Required documentation is as follows: NY State Driver’s license, NY State Non-Driver’s or NYC I.D (zip code 10475). Passports, Medicaid Cards, Medicare Cards, Job I.D.s and Access-ARide I.D.s are not acceptable. Closure Dates The pantry will be closed June 21—June 28, and reopened on June 30. Guests

to pantry guests. Some guests have mentioned that they are not getting text messages about our food distribution events. We do not own the program and cannot change it. Please contact the developers at if you are having issues with the app. Contact Us Reach out to us at ––D. Illis

Section 4 Partnership Here is how to cast your ballot in the Riverbay Board of Directors Election: This year, the ballots come in white envelopes with green detailing on them. Most of you have already received them. If you have not received your ballot, call “Yes Elections” at 800-955-4597 or email, You can vote on paper ballot and pop it in the mail free of charge. You can also vote online. Here are the three easy steps to voting online: 1.Type the following into your internet browser address bar: 2. Enter the Code and PIN (located at the top right corner of your ballot. 3. Follow the on-screen instructions Calling all Building Association Presidents, Vice Presidents and Staff We must all show up for our building associations and committees. We may be on Zoom or Webex or other modes of video conferencing, and for that reason we should all show up. You do not even have to leave your home. You cannot beat that commute. We all owe it to our shared community. Think about this and make a silent pledge to get involved. Please volunteer to be a Floor Captain. Minimal duties are as follows: 1. Contact Numbers List all emergency contact numbers and distribute to each neighbor. 2. Co-op City Times: Place them at each apartment door. (Delivered on Saturdays.) 3. Elevator Notices: Read them and talk to your neighbors about them. 4. Promote: Meetings, clubs and gatherings. 5. Encourage your neighbors to: Vote – Vote – Vote! In the Riverbay election. S4P Mission Statement: The Section 4 Partnership’s purpose is to promote a community of more than just neighbors, but as one family of many cultures that proactively embraces greatness and promotes neighborhood interaction. The goal of the organization is to offer solutions that will educate, elevate, inspire, and mobilize our community in unity, to sustain affordability and growth in order

to remain environmentally sound and vibrant for generations to come. 50th Anniversary T-Shirts! These shirts make a great gift any time of the year. If you do not have one, make sure you get one or two! Many buildings are celebrating 50 years of existence, making up the largest cooperative in the country. We have 50th Anniversary t-shirts. The shirts are beautiful and on sale now with the Section 4 Partnership logo on the back. You will be proud to wear it. If you would like one or two, contact us by emailing: section4partnership@gmail. com, or phone: 347-915-4939. Be kind to one another. ––Theron Marbury


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Retirees of Dreiser Loop Greetings, Retirees! Hopefully, everyone is doing well and surviving the summer weather in the month of May. June Luncheon/50th Anniversary Celebration – Tickets are still available for our 50th anniversary luncheon at the Marina del Rey on June 15. The price for tickets is $110. We will honor Dorothy Chambers-Byrd as Woman of the Year and George Crouch as Man of the Year at this luncheon. Our Entertainment Committee members are available weekly in Room 19 on Tuesday and Thursday, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. to sell tickets and collect payments. Proof of your Covid-19 vaccination will be required with your payment. If you have questions or wish to arrange to purchase tickets, please contact Daisy at (718) 671-6122; Beverly at (718) 671-2978 or Jay at (201) 310-2972. Scholarship Committee – The Scholarship Com-

mittee will be holding a cake sale in Room 19 on Election Day (date and time to be announced). Contributions of home-baked cakes and cupcakes will be appreciated for sale. Rum, coconut, pineapple upside down cakes and brownies are all welcomed. Please contact JoAnn at (718) 710-9082 if you would like to assist the committee with the bake sale. Membership Dues – To renew your membership or to become a member of the Retirees of Dreiser Loop, please make your check in the amount of $25 payable to the “Retirees of Dreiser Loop” and mail it to: Retirees of Dreiser Loop, 177 Dreiser Loop, Room 19, Bronx, NY 10475. Questions may be addressed to JoAnn at (718) 710-9082 or Mary at (718) 655-9170. Happy Birthday – Cheers to all our May birthday celebrants. We wish you an incredibly happy birthday and continued peace and happiness throughout

the year. Condolences – We extend our deepest sympathy to all who have recently lost loved ones. We continue to keep you and your families in our thoughts and prayers. Sick and Shut In – To those who are sick and shut-in, we pray that you will soon see brighter days ahead. General Meeting – Our next general membership meeting will be held on June 1 on the Section 1 greenway at 2 p.m. Please mark your calendar and plan to join in this meeting. We hope you all have a meaningful and safe Memorial Day as we remember and honor those who gave their lives in service to their country. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes.” –Maya Angelou ––Georgianna Rodriguez

Goose Island Seniors Happy Memorial Day to all our members and friends. These past few years, we have lost so many relatives and friends. We must hold on to their memories and give thanks to the men and women who lost their lives for our freedom. 50th Anniversary Party at Eastwood Manor, 3371 Eastchester Rd., Bronx, NY on June 7 at 1 p.m. All are welcome. Goose Island Seniors now accepting members and friends. No transportation provided. Price: $75. First 100 guests. All money is due. Make checks to Goose Island Seniors. Cocktail hour, Caribbean, Spanish, Italian and Southern Cuisine buffet, open bar, prizes and dancing with DJ Paul Roberts. Call 718-379-9613. Must show proof of vaccination. 50th Anniversary Trip to Villa Roma Resort in Callicoon, NY on June 9. All invited. Few seats available. Bus pick-ups: Einstein Loop, 7:15 a.m.; Asch Loop, 7:45 a.m.; Dreiser Loop, 8 a.m. Coffee, luncheon, line-dancing, Doo-Wop show, Bingo and day of fun, all for $92. Choice of entrées: roast loin of pork, chicken parmigiana over linguini or

Flounder Francese, all served with chef's choice starch and vegetables. Must show proof of vaccination. For reservations, call 718-379-9613 or text 347-847-1941. All money is due. Make checks to Goose Island Seniors. Patti LaBelle – June 19 at Mohegan Sun Casino. Call: (646) 579-1701. Resorts, AC – July 7 in Atlantic City, NJ. Price: $40, bonus: $15 slot play. Adults only. Waiting list only. Enjoy the casino, beach, shopping and boardwalk. Bus pick-ups: Einstein Loop, 7:15 a.m.; Asch Loop, 7:45 a.m.; Dreiser Loop, 8 a.m. Must show proof of vaccination and mask required on bus and in casino. Resorts, AC – August 23 in Atlantic City, NJ. Price: $40; bonus: $15 slot play. Adults only. Seats available. Pick-ups same as July 7 trip. Bingo – Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:15 p.m. Members only. Admission: $5 for three cards, 12 games and jackpot. Extra cards are $0.25 each for up to three cards. Refreshments. Proof of vaccination. Temperature taken at entrance.

To all members: Happy birthday to all members who celebrate their birthday in the month of June: Sandra Harville, Rosaura Cruz, Linda Bannerman-Martin, Jennie Velez, Crystal Somersle, Donald Snyder, Evelyn Jefferson, Valerie Santos, Cecil Kornreich, Ray Betancourt, Ira Stolnick, Joan (Jackie) Ross, Janet Frazier, Margaret Irving, Eleanor Gibson, Sheila Mathis, Julia Rivera and Louise McLaughlin. June birthday cake on June 22 from 2 p.m.-2:45 p.m. during Bingo halftime. Sick and Shut-in – Ella Thorne is in a nursing home. Mary Pilla (former Goose Island president), sends her love. Call her at (718) 753-1816. Our club is located at 135 Einstein Loop, Rm. 39, Bronx, NY 10475 at Section 5 Center. Our phone number is (718) 379-9613. You may call (mornings) Mon. – Fri., 10 a.m.-12 p.m.; (evenings) Tue. and Thu., 1 p.m.-6 p.m., and Mon., Wed. and Fri., 6 p.m.-8 p.m., or call/text Stephen, (347) 847-1941. Our email address is ––Stephen Roberts Sr.

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our children are valuable and need to be protected. Our Tour Committee and the participants now have their memories from the trip to Ocean City, Maryland and are planning for more. The second trip to see “David” at the Sight and Sound Theater is June 15. The cost for the one-day excursion is $165 and you need a deposit of $50 when you reserve your seat. The trip includes the show, lunch

718-379-1946 and leave a message. We will return the call between Tuesday-Thursday. This program has always been very productive in the past and we are glad to be able to offer it to our community again. This offer is free! bers to call 844-489-1335 and your state assembly member to insist that they support and pass Bill A7245, which would lower prescription drug costs for senior Americans. This bill would stop major drug companies from paying generic drug companies to stall their approvals for your medications. Ms. Baker (Memberships), 718-379-2088, can

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dues and join our group. Contact Mrs. Wilson (Good and Welfare), 718-671-5493, to share information that you would like the Chapter to know. For this week, Mrs. Wilson advises that members are improving, and we continue to send prayers for complete recovery to all. However, the family of our member, Ms. Queenie Mae, has suffered the loss of her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Brandisha Mae. We send our condolences and prayers to the family at this time of bereavement. Make the calls requested, share information with your friends and family and be proactive in our community. ––Ann Purnell


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Traditional Synagogue of Co-op City The synagogue will be serving a hot Kiddush meal after Sabbath morning services. Saturday morning services will start at 10:00 a.m. The requirement for wearing a mask and social distancing will be strictly enforced during all synagogue services. General Information The Traditional Synagogue located in Section 5, 120 Erdman Place, in the -

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Church of the New Vision Greetings, in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Church of the New Vision and Pastors Kenneth and Deborah Hodge welcome you 10475. Church phone: (718) 671-8746, and pastor’s phone: (914)-522-5039. There is one service at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday School will be held from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Masks are required and temperature will be taken. Services can also be viewed on YouTube after 1:00 p.m. Our verse for 2022 is: (Isaiah 54:17), “No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from, Me, say the Lord.” Wednesday Night Prayer Service and Bible Study starts at 7:00 p.m. The Conference Line Number: (646) 769-9900, Access Code: 3099388. Once

prayer has begun, please mute your phone so all can hear with clarity. May 22 Worship Service Theme: “Let’s See Him the Way it Really Is.” Scripture: (Isaiah 6:1-4), “In the year that king Uzziah died I saw also the Lord sitting upon temple. Above it stood the seraphims: each one had And one cried into another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth is full of his glory. And the posts of the door moved at the smoke.” –Isaiah 6:5-9 50th Anniversary Banquet – On October 8, from 1-6 p.m. at Eastwood Manor. Anniversary Guest Speaker, Reverend Dr. Shelton Williams. Adults:

Smith, 718-708-5035. The Lord has blessed Church of New Vision for the past 50 years and through it all we are still here in unity by God’s grace – abiding in faith, hope and love. Because a small group of believers saw a need and had a mission to move forward in unity with a purpose, Church of the New Vision was established November 12, 1972 in the Co-op City community located in Section 5. Today, as members, visitors, ministries and friends of the Church of the New Vision, you can be a participant in this 50th Golden Anniversary Fundraiser with your contribution of organization. Make payment payable to Church of the New Vision and note: 50th Golden Anniversary. We thank you for your contributions, Malachi 3:10. Our mailing address is: Church of New Vision,

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Co-op City Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Sheldon E. Williams and the Co-op City Baptist Church family invite you to join us for Worship Service in-person at 8:00 and 11:00 a.m. We are located at 135 Einstein Loop, Room 50, (lower level). Masks are required and temperature will be taken. The 11:00 a.m. service is also available on Zoom using the following information:, or Zoom Telephone Conference Line: (646) 568-7788, Conference ID: 962 343 0102, Password: 788175#. Rev. Williams is encouraging everyone who calls into the Sunday Worship service or Wednesday Bible class to use Zoom, which can be accessed through your computer or dialing in using the Zoom information shown above. On May 29 at the 11:00 a.m. service, we will have a Memorial Tribute to our veterans. All are welcome. The Free Call Line dial-in number is 857-357-0254, the Access Code is 660065#. Adult Sunday School is held at 9:15 a.m. in-person and is available on the Free Conference Line

shown above. Junior Sunday School is held at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday Bible Study classes are held at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on Zoom or the Free Call Conference Line shown above. Thursday Prayer Warriors is held at noon and is available using the Free Conference Line shown above. ing the Free Conference Line shown above. Friday Evening Prayer Service is held at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to join using the Free Conference line shown above. Please note: Friday Evening Prayer service is not held on the Co-op City Baptist Church will be celebrating Rev. Williams’ 30th Pastoral Anniversary on October 1 at Eastwood Manor, located at 3371 Eastchester Road. Donation is $100 for adults and $75, children 5-17 years old. Children under 5 are free. Please contact Joyce Hamilton Williams at 718-671-

1918, or Brenda Robinson at 718-671-1271 for additional information. In celebration of Rev. Williams’ anniversary, a commemorative journal is being compiled. Charges for ads are based on page size and an additional $25 will be added for photos. If interested in placing an ad to honor Rev. Williams, please contact Sharon Clarke at 718-379-3341, or Brenda Mack at 718-320-1825. Please keep each other in prayer and be wise in your decisions. Please continue to mask-up, practice social distancing and stay safe! “God will strengthen us as we continue to travel through this storm. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” –Psalm 46:1 The Co-op City Baptist Church exists to glorify God and to establish a living community of people who follow the teachings of Jesus the Christ through worship, prayer, Bible study and fellowship. We seek to meet the spiritual and physical needs of the church through ministry. ––Hattie L. Lucas

Co-op City Pentecostal Tabernacle Co-op City Pentecostal Tabernacle welcomes everyone to join in worship service online on the following days: Sundays worship service is from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Wednesday morning prayer and fasting service will be held from 11 a.m.12:30 p.m. Bible study and prayer meeting will also be held every Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. Prayer and worship service will be held every Friday evening at 7:30 p.m. To join, please call 720-740-9746, Access Code: 8876631. Our contact number is: 718-324-0334. Focus: Protection By Peace God provides a covering to equip and protect the feet, the gospel of peace advance as God directs. Believers need to have their feet protected. Ephesians 6:15 stated: “And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel the scriptures: “The thief cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy.” (John 10:10). Satan is bent on the complete destruction of every child of God. He will take what he can and what he cannot take, he will seek to slaughter; what “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of against powers, against the rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places, Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that he may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.

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Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness. Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye salvation, and the sword of the spirit, which is the word of God Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints.” (Ephesians 6:1014, 16-18) We are absolutely engaged in a battle in which our enemy is more than willing and capable of being the aggressor. The amour of God in general and the gospel of peace provide for us safety against his attacks. Our footing is sure, our foundation will never move or crumble. We are protected. God is our shield, our fortress, our high tower, our bulwark and our refuge. “For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; He shall set me upon a rock.” (Psalm 27:5) “There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” (Psalm 91:10) ––Rev. R. Sibblies

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Co-op City Times delivery To help prevent transmission of COVID-19 and protect both our workers and residents, the Co-op City Times is delivered to building lobbies. We ask that you keep the newspapers neat and tidy.Delivery to townhouses continues as it has to each unit door. Please pick up your paper promptly after delivery to avoid it scattering in high winds or getting soiled in inclement weather. If you are going to the lobby, please bring newspapers up for your neighbors, especially those who are among our vulnerable population. If the Co-op City Times is not delivered: call 407-666-8317 on Saturdays only, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Thank you, and stay safe.

Distribution of unsolicited advertisements in Co-op City Co-op City is private property and therefore prohibits distribution of unsolicited advertising material to shareholders’ homes and/or property, including cars parked in the development’s eight garages. If you witness anyone depositing or distributing advertising material on Co-op City’s property, please call Public Safety at (718) 671-3050. Be prepared to give the location and description of the person(s) leaving the material. All unwanted, unsolicited advertising material should be disposed of properly and not thrown on the ground causing litter. Thank you for your cooperation.


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of New York City. The New York City Police Department and the Co-op City Department of Public Safety both enforce Zero Tolerance Fireworks laws. New York City offers rewards of up to $1,000 to anyone who gives information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone caught selling fireworks within New York City. Call 3-1-1 with information. Co-op City residents are subject to a Community Complaint for arrests by any police agency within the geographical confines of Co-op City. Remember to stay safe this summer, especially near pools and beaches. It is likely that New York City beaches will not be open for swimming over the Memorial Day weekend. In the next few days or weeks, some beaches and pools may be open without lifeguards on duty. Some beaches and pools may have lifeguards on weekends only. Be aware and alert to this fact. Use extra caution if going near closed beaches and other bodies of water if there are no lifeguards on duty. Be sure that children are aware of the dangers of swimming alone, especially in oceans or lakes. Have a safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend. Also, be sure to buckle your seatbelt and avoid distractions when driving. If you plan to consume alcoholic beverages, be sure to designate a driver who will not drink, or call a taxi or ride share service. Police agencies throughout the country are stepping up DWI enforcement for the summer months between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Wherever you may travel, be alert to suspicious persons or packages in high traffic areas. Always remember, if you see something, say something. Call 911 and the Department of Public Safety at (718) 671-3050 or (718) 320-3300, press option 1. Callers may remain anonymous when giving information. The Coop City Department of Public Safety would like to thank all persons who have called in suspicious activity.

A mask must be worn while in the common areas of Co-op City’s residential buildings, garages and community centers.

If You See Something, Say Something!

Working Together To Keep Co-op City Safe! • Report any unusual or suspicious persons or activity to CCPD. • Do not allow strangers access to your building by holding the door. • Be aware of work being done in your building and when contractors are allowed to be on the premises. • Never leave your car or apartment door unlocked. • Do not leave packages or electronics in your car where they are visible. • Remember: You can make anonymous calls to CCPD.

Emergency: 718-671-3050 or 9-1-1 • Non-Emergency: 718-320-3330 • @CCPDnyc

RIVERBAY ANONYMOUS WHISTLEBLOWER HOTLINE If you have knowledge or a concern of possible violations of law, accounting irregularities, or other suspected wrongdoing affecting Riverbay, you are encouraged to report it to law enforcement, or you may report it through an anonymous hotline by one of the following methods:

• Call independent third party whistleblower hotline: 1-833-2900009 (English); 1-800-216-1288 (Spanish);

• Go to independent website, www. lighthouse-services/riverbaycorp, to complete online disclosure form;

• Send a fax to (215) 689-3885 (the fax must include “Riverbay” in the subject of the report).

• Email (the email must include “Riverbay” in the subject);


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