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Film Screening and POTLUCK this Thursday! Details Below!
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December 2016 Updates

Thursday December 15th! Screening, Discussion and Potluck!
7-11pm at UnionDocs
322 Union Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11211

REIC U screens Kelly Anderson's 2012 documentary, "My Brooklyn," a film that raises questions about how we can heal the deep racial wounds embedded in urban development patterns, and how we can become active in fixing a broken city planning process. We will hold breakout discussions after the film to discuss its themes and their applications to our work to find and secure affordable commercial space in New York City.

Please bring a dish or drink to share for the potluck. Find out more HERE!

We Are a Certified Non-Profit!

The NY State Department of State has issued us our certificate of incorporation for our Not-For-Profit Corporation that houses our cooperative. We are almost done with our bylaws, which will govern the operations of the Not-For-Profit Corporation, and are very close to finished with our letter to the NY State Real Estate Finance Bureau, which will allow us to start raising capital for our first project(s). READ MORE!

Get Involved!

Visit our table at Forward Union Fair!
Saturday, December 17th
11am - 8pm, then after-party
714 Broadway, New York, NY 10003

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, many Americans have been asking, “What can I do now?” The goal of Forward Union is to provide practical, action-based resources to help concerned citizens begin to answer this question in meaningful ways. READ MORE!

Play "Does It Fit Us?" and report your results!
We designed a game to help us all identify potential projects for the NYC REIC. If you haven't checked it out, you can do so here. Download the cards and get together with some other REIC folks. Let us know how it goes by dropping a line to steering@nycreic.com

Upcoming Events
Check Our Calendar

Save the DATE! All-Member Meeting last week in January!

NYC REIC members: Would you consider attending our next All-Member Meeting on a Saturday afternoon, rather than a weekday evening? Please let us know your thoughts by dropping a line to info@nycreic.com or steering@nycreic.com. Our next All-Member Meeting to be held in a spectacular new venue! Stay Tuned!

Report-Backs from Committees

Steering Committee
Our next steps include finalizing the letter to send to the NY State Real Estate Finance Bureau, adopting our finalized bylaws at the next All-Member Meeting!, registering with the New York State Charities’ Bureau and filing for our tax-exempt status (rest assured, we currently receive tax exempt charitable treatment through an agreement with our fiscal sponsor, Spaceworks NYC). READ MORE!

REIC University
Join the NYC Real Estate Investment Cooperative for a screening, discussion, and potluck!
We'll be screening Kelly Anderson's 2012 documentary, "My Brooklyn," the story of her journey to understand the forces reshaping her neighborhood along lines of race and class. It raises questions of how we can heal the deep racial wounds embedded in our urban development patterns, and how we can become active in fixing a broken city planning process. We will hold breakout discussions after the film to discuss its themes and their applications to our work to find and secure affordable commercial space in New York City. READ MORE!

Grievance Committee 
As REIC plans for extensive membership growth, we are preparing for the eventuality of interpersonal conflicts and conflicts of interest. The Grievance Committee is applying to be a client of the Harvard Mediation and Negotiation Clinic Program for the Spring 2017 semester. If selected, a team of law students will recommend a design for the REIC dispute resolution system... READ MORE

Art & Media Work-group
We are working with Roy Rub and Seth Labenz of Topos Graphics (thank you so much! for doing this pro bono for the REIC!) on a new graphic identity for the REIC. Some alternative versions will be ready very soon for review - and for you to let us know what you think!  
We will soon be featured in the Laura Flanders Show, and they have shared hours of footage with us, from our past All-Member meeting. If you have the time and energy to select clips that you feel are most important, please email carolinewoolard@gmail.com. READ MORE

CORB: Community Outreach & Relationship Building Update
Check out Citizens Committee for New York City’s Neighborhood Leadership Institute workshop series, being offered again in January-February 2017 – see: http://www.citizensnyc.org/workshops. Click here for info... READ MORE

Become a Member

There are 4 requirements for active membership in NYC REIC:

  1. Reading and signing the member agreement;
  2. Contributing a membership fee of $10;
  3. Attending a quarterly All-Member NYC REIC meeting (next chance: June 28, 2016!);
  4. Endeavoring to conduct membership in accordance with the principles of cooperation.
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