To work together to build and maintain a high quality of life in our community in every possible way for the tenants of Gateway Plaza.
The Gateway Plaza Tenants Association was created in 1982 to respond to tenant-related issues at Gateway Plaza, the largest residential complex in Battery Park City. Over the last three decades, GPTA has accomplished a variety of goals, including negotiating long-term rent-stabilization agreements with the landlord, thereby preserving Gateway as a family-friendly residential community for people with diverse incomes.
How the board works
The GPTA has an elected Executive Board that meets once a month to discuss issues that impact the tenants and neighborhood. The Board becomes involved in issues that affect the Gateway community, such building security, emergency preparedness, pet protection, maintenance, and multiple capital improvement projects. Recent examples include: new windows, new heating and cooling units, new hallways, new roofs, new fire alarm systems, new intercoms, new fire alarm systems, new hot water heaters, new LED lighting in public areas, you name it.
In terms of WHO is allowed on the Executive Board:As per our By-Laws:
Any Member in good standing (defined as a permanent leaseholder at Gateway and a current paid Member) may serve as a Director (to represent the interests of tenants, interfacing with elected representatives, Community Board 1, and/or the Battery Park City Authority), with the following exceptions: (1) a Gateway resident who is a member of a Community Board (2) a Gateway resident who holds political office (3) a Gateway resident who is an employee of the Battery Park City Authority (5) a Gateway resident who works for the management (6) a Gateway resident who has been convicted of a felony.
Note: The Gateway Plaza Tenants Association Board has established and continues to maintain close relationships with our local elected officials and with the Battery Park City Authority, and with Community Board 1, who often join us in the resolution of Gateway-related challenges.