The New York Peace Institute, a group devoted to mediation and conflict resolution, recently received an inquiring message from Audrey Silk, the founder of a non-profit known as NYC C.L.A.S.H.—Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment—regarding an informational meeting for residents of the Vaux Condominium building, on Central Park West. The Peace Institute had been invited—and by all indications planned to attend—the meeting, which had been organized by the building’s condo board, in order to ease potential tensions between residents in support of a proposed smoking ban in the building, and those opposed to it. Read More
In a move that’s left smokers gasping, a major New York real-estate company has banned smoking on all of its properties, including on private terraces and balconies.
Related Companies, which owns and operates apartments and condominiums all over the city, is now making new tenants sign a document promising not to smoke inside their apartments Read More