622A President Street a True Story

In The Beginning

622A President Street is an 1890s 4 floor tenament building that started life as an 8 unit apartment building. In the early days there were two apartments per floor, and the bathroom was in the hall. To get cross ventilation there was a window in the interior wall that seperated the two apartments on each floor. If the tenants got along and all wanted the cross ventilation the window could be opened. In addition there was a door between the two units just in case a large family rented both units.

622A President, 622 President and 624 President were all built to the same plans by the same developer and cost cutting measures such as not completing walls between the buildings above the ceiling level of an apartment and filling in voids with rubble were employed in the construction of all three buildings.

The three buildings are known as the three sisters. At this time 622A President Street is a 4 unit coop building owned by 622A President Street Owners Corporation. 622 and 624 are individually owned and both of them are 4 rental units, 1 for each floor.

Each floor in 622A President Street is roughly 550 square feet.

622A President Street Becomes a COOP

622A President Street - Apartment 1

In 1986 the first new coop owner moved into the building. International Opera Singer Tenor Raul Mello. He wanted a duplex apartment, so he obtained from the sponsor the rights to both the cellar and the first floor. With board approval and all needed city permits Mello finished the cellar and connected it to the first floor with a lovely steel spiral staircase.

622A President Street - Apartment 2

Shortly after Raul Mello purchased the first unit at 622A President Street Ellen Blau perchased the shares associated with the second floor unit. She never lived in the building, but rather had it as an investment property which she rented out. Ellen Blau had tenants in residence until Brett Wynkoop and Kathleen Keske purchased her shares and assumed her lease in 1995 for eventual use as a triplex.

622A President Street - Apartment 3

In 1986 Charles Flickenger and his wife Martha Bowers purchased the shares and proprietary lease associated with apartment 3. While they started out in residence they moved out after the birth of their child and rented their unit out until they eventually sold it.

Holly and Spencer, a nice young married couple bought the third floor from Charles and Martha. They began a plaster and paint job before moving in and found the plaster to be in such bad shape that large chuncks of the walls fell off as they scrapped, so they changed the mission to a full renovation which included knocking down walls, expanding the bathroom and lot's of other work.

Holly and Spencer were wonderful partners in the building. They were communicative and cooperative. The entry of the building was looking a little dingy and since they had experience doing tile work they offered to retile the entry. Needless to say all three of the other owners agreed to this and the entry now displays their wonderful skill at tilework!

When Holly and Spencer decided to have a family they found the little 550 square apartment too small for their needs, so they sold to another young couple, Ben and Lenna.

Ben and Lenna, like Charlse and Martha, and Holly and Spencer took on the COOP secretarial duties. They were always cooperative and communicative in dealing with their fellow shareholders. Like Holly and Spencer when they began to expand their family they moved on to a bigger place.

In December of 2005 Chris Sahm bought the shares and lease for Apartment 3 of 622A President street from Holly & Spencer. Chris turned out to be not as good a partner as prior owners of the third floor unit had been. Chris, like Rajeev Subramanyam who bought the 4th floor at about the same time, never put out his trash and recycling properly. He expected the other residents of the building to sort his trash for him.

Chris got into graduate school at Stamford and moved to the west coast. Upon moving his sister began to sublet the third floor. She had an attitude similar to Chris's expecting that others would short her trash and that she did not have to help with anything in the building. Never did either of them shovel snow or help with anything else in the building.

Chris Sahm was killed in a car accident and his mother and sister could not keep up the mortage payments or the maintence payments on the unit and shortly before it was to be foreclosed they short sold unit three to Kyle Taylor Esquire a recent law school graduate.

622A President Street - Apartment 4

In October of 1986 the fourth floor transfered from the sponsor to Richard Elrauch. Richard eventually became President of the COOP, but never lived in the building. He had a series of tenants installed until he eventually sold the unit.

Richard was always helpful and cooperative in the running of the building and while not living in the building took a real interest and active role in building management and problem solving.

Current Legal Matters

The coop is currently subject litigation since March 2012 initiated by minority shareholders Kyle Taylor Esquire, and Rajeev Subramanyam in an attempt to preform a hostile take over and take the unit 1 and 2 apartments from their owners Kathleen Keske and Brett Wynkoop.

Keske and Wynkoop jointly own 60% of the shares in the coop and have proprietary leases on 3 of the 5 habitable floors of the building.

Kyle Taylor Esquire and Rajeev Subramanyam have made false representations to the court and backed up those false representations with documents that were missing pages, missing the very pages that show that the situation was the opposite of what they represented to the court.

After the evidence of their attempt to corrupt the court was brought to light with documents obtained by subpoena, Kyle Taylor, an attorney, fled the country. In New York State any attempt by an attorney to mislead or deceive is a crime which can bring 3 years jail time. Kyle Taylor Esquire is still in the wind, but exercising his considerable monetary muscle remotely through hired guns Rishi Bhandari, Donald Conklin, Justin Bonano and Donald Sadrowski.

In a new Development Kyle Taylor has hired Judd Spray Esquire to represent him and 622A President Street Owners Corporation in a Federal Lawsuit against Everest National Insurance Company because they have refused to fund his war against the majority shareholders in the COOP. The fact that Kyle Taylor has no legal right to hire an attorney to begin a Federal lawsuit seems to not bother him in the least. Kyle Taylor seems to just keep violating New York Judiciary Law 487 and laughing at New York Authorities from across the border in Canada.

Rajeev Subramanyam, a Vice President at American Express and a recently nationalized United States Citizen appears to be mostly silent, only signing documents or speaking under instruction of Kyle Taylor. Unfortunantly for Mr. Subramanyam some of the documents he has signed could get him into big trouble.

Since people who hear about this saga of a pair of millenials trying to push a pair of senior citizens out of the place they have called home since 1995 find it to incredible to believe it is time to display court documents to the public.

Court Filings

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