2011-07-22 / Letters

Clearing The Air On DBP

Dear Editor,

I have attached some updates of events that Dayton Beach published to Shareholders on acts that occurred over the past week that you should be aware of and why there is a need for armed guards now.

Those armed guards are licensed, bonded and insured off duty law enforcement. They are in plain clothes because a business dispute has turned beyond ugly, here’s why:

Including being followed, having the locks on my apartment destroyed, being called every racial epithet in the book with notes left in the stairwells, racist flyers circulated with my picture, the nonsense has turned its focus on others to hostile results. They (some of the union members, the ousted old Board Members who have aligned with them and organized the strike) are now attacking the other current Board Members on their ethnicity (Russian, Polish, etc.) and harassing any Shareholder who speaks out in support of the buildings or the Board leaving the driveways.

The rally of Shareholders you cite in your article happening last Sunday afternoon, actually happened at 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning where the old ousted Board Members and their families screamed, hollered and yelled up at my terrace, rocking my car parked in the lot, drinking beers, littering and swearing to the tops of their lungs.

They made sure they were seen as they roamed the parking lots leaning on their car horns, honking sometimes starting at 5 a.m. in the morning. They taunt the security guards and frequently file false police reports claiming guns drawn or being hit by cars. All that was missing from that “rally” was the noose and the sheets. Please be aware of the thousands of people that live in Dayton, their group is less than 50 people and that INCLUDES their children, not other Shareholders. I also had calls from the NYPD when they walked off the job last Friday after business hours (leaving the buildings with no security) and called to tell me that I should fire Rodney Reid, the property manager and sign the union contract. Almost to the minute NYPD walked off, the buildings started to be vandalized.

If THE WAVE wants to report the real story I’m sure the majority of the Board will have no problem letting you know exactly what that is. We’re still getting calls from many Shareholders asking us to please stand firm and refuse the union’s demands. Anything the union gets will come DIRECTLY from Shareholders in a rent increase and they know it.

Finally, the 32BJ Union is not really about the Dayton Beach Park maintenance staff, they are about themselves. They have already told the Board that they will not take any deal other than the one they drew with luxury apartment buildings in Manhattan. They threw the Dayton Beach Park workers off of the health plan they control, even though the co-op paid the benefits and has the cancelled check to the 32BJ to prove it.

32BJ Union called them out to strike using them as the sacrificial lambs to their multi-million dollar organization. If they give Dayton Beach a more favorable deal, they have a “Favored Nations” clause in their widespread contract, which means that they would have to give the same deal to everyone they are contracted with.

This is really about keeping the 32BJ coffers strong. For all of them in cahoots with this circus it’s about money. For decades a small group ran Dayton Beach into the ground.

They benefited while the rest of the residents suffered. We finally got them out and they are livid. So now they want to take Dayton Beach down and will do anything it seems to destroy it. But they can all think again.

I’m still standing and the Board majority is still standing because we will not be intimidated and know it’s about protecting everyone who lives in Dayton Beach. They can’t afford a seventh, eighth or ninth maintenance increase in 10 years.

No one can.

We’re about making Dayton Beach Park strong and keeping it that way.


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