Quik Park operates garages in Stuyvesant Town. (Photo by Sabina Mollot)
By Sabina Mollot
Stuyvesant Town garage customers who were given a rent increase earlier this year without any notice can expect to see their money refunded.
The refunds of $60 will be paid in the form of credits to customer accounts in September, following the garages’ parent company, Citizens Icon Holdings, agreeing to pay a $1.2 million settlement. The settlement was announced by the Department of Consumer Affairs last Wednesday.
Council Member Dan Garodnick, who’d alerted the DCA to the increases after becoming concerned they were invalid due to the lack of notice, said he felt it was necessary to go through the enforcement authorities in order to get results from Citizens Icon, which runs Icon and Quik Park garages.
The $1.2 million is to be spread around its customer base in various garages around the city, since, according to Garodnick, “They were doing different sorts of things in different garages.”
The cause of the fire is being investigated, but is not considered suspicious. (Photo by Tom Nonnon)
By Sabina Mollot
A car that had been parked in a Stuyvesant Town garage got charred in a fire that started in the car on Sunday night (May 15).
According to a resident who called Town & Village, the smell of smoke and burning metal was in the air when he passed the 410 East 20th Street garage on his way home at about 8:10 p.m. He then looked up to see smoke billowing out of a vent. He stuck around for a bit and noticed that it was getting worse, so he called security and fire trucks soon responded to the scene. The resident, Tom Nonnon, went home but returned to the scene once the fire was extinguished.
The car that went ablaze, Nonnon added, had Connecticut plates and he’d been told it was owned by one of the supervisors.