Dear 336 CPW Friends and Neighbors,

There is never a dull moment here at 336 CPW. Managing an almost 90-year-old building certainly has its challenges, and they seem most apparent during the budget planning process.

As we complete the budget for 2019, we are taking many expenditures into consideration. The bulk of them involve compliance with NYC Local Law 11, which mandates the periodic inspection of exterior walls of buildings like ours. The pedestrian canopies around our building and many others in the neighborhood clearly indicate the city’s commitment to compliance. To walk through what shareholders can expect for 2019, the Board is holding a special town hall on Monday, November 12th at 7 p.m. at the Alexander Robertson School at 3 West 95th Street. Aside from an update on the scaffolding, agenda items include the 2019 budget, real estate taxes, the window program, our electrical distribution system, washing-machine installations, and new policies.

We urge all shareholders to attend as we examine important financial and operational realities. For those who cannot make it, a summary communication will be distributed to all shareholders.

Renovations continue to be active. We remind shareholders it is critical to abide by the clearly written and detailed alteration guidelines, and to hire architects and contractors that do so. These guidelines are meant to keep residents safe and to minimize incidents with disruptive consequences, especially leaks. In a proactive effort to protect all shareholders and our building, the board has adopted a policy of strict adherence to these requirements. Our building’s architect, Ethelind Coblin Architects LP, will be involved in every renovation from application through inspections to completion. For reference, detailed documentation on the renovation process can be found on the website under the Building Documents tab at the upper right ( Any further questions you may have on renovations should be directed to John Devall at Orsid.

As Halloween is upon us, please remember to sign up for trick-or-treat participation on the sign-up sheets that will be posted in the elevators.

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6th. Our polling place is in the public school complex at 154 West 93rd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam) from 6:00 am to 9:00 pm.

Please remember that we are endeavoring to use email for shareholder communications. Email from the building may get caught in your spam filter so please make sure you add to your safe list. For those of you who have yet to register, please do so at

We welcome noteworthy items for publication in these newsletters. Please email James Graff ( or any of the board members with news you would like to share with the 336 CPW community.

Cindy Michel (Apt. 12C) and Seth Segel (Apt. 9E)