A handful of both longtime and relatively new Ridgewood tenants have banded together to form their own association.
At Community Board 5’s monthly meeting last Wednesday, July 9, Ridgewood resident Raquel Nomuche announced the formation of the Ridgewood Tenants Union.
She said the decision to form a coalition of residents stems from the board’s debate earlier this year over the rezoning of a small portion of Woodward Avenue from manufacturing to residential to allow for the construction of two apartment buildings.
“I’ve lived in Ridgewood for 10 years and back in February and March, we all learned about the Woodward Avenue rezoning here in Ridgewood and since then I’ve been a little bit more concerned about what’s happening in our community,” Nomuche said. “All communities go through shifts, but it seems to be happening fairly quickly here in Ridgewood.”
CB 5 passed the measure 28-11 in April and Borough President Melinda Katz gave her approval for the area’s rezoning in May.