Speaker Quinn Heads To Albany Hoping For ‘Swift Action’ On Renewal Of Rent Regulations

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) — Warning that the future of millions was at stake, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is heading to Albany to urge the state’s Senate to renew and strengthen rent regulations in New York City before they expire.

The June 15 deadline is just a little over three weeks away. Quinn will be joined by a dozen other Council members as they take their fight to the state capital.

“Right now there are millions and millions of New York City renters who are worried that if these rent laws aren’t renewed, the future of their home, their family’s homes will be put at jeopardy,” Quinn told reporters, including 1010 WINS’ Stan Brooks.

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Quinn said it was critical that the issue get addressed immediately to make sure that housing in the city stays “livable” and “affordable.”

“Without them, really there could be chaos as it relates to housing quality and affordability in our five boroughs,” she said.

The Council Speaker said she hopes to see “swift action” from lawmakers.

“We’re talking about the foundation of the laws that keep housing livable and affordable in New York City,” Quinn said.

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Governor Andrew Cuomo has also warned that failure to extend the rent laws beyond the deadline, would be a crisis for the state.

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  • Aleksandr Nemets

    I agree. Lets move out everyone who earn money for living. Lets make NYC for landlords only.
    Only one small problem will remain.
    Who will pay rent here?

    • Grant

      Who will vote and how many sits will belongs to NY if we all move out of here

    • A.N

      Hey, politicians in Albany will not feel a thing simple because they are in NY not in DC…
      They number and salary will remain or could potentially even go up to compensate for losses in revenue from city…

  • Aleksandr Nemets

    Hey I know how to fix this.
    Since Bloomberg became a mayor my rent raise by over 25%.
    Meanwhile salary remain the same if not been cut as for many of New yorkers had in past few years.
    Resolution is a simple.
    Lets move out of this freakish city to NJ or Connecticut.
    When politician loose their job they potentially could start using their brains.

    • Dale Auburn

      Your rent would have gone up regardless of who was mayor.

      • A.N

        Considering that during Rudy same rent raised by only 8% I would say hell yes but not that much.

      • Grant

        Easy fact: rent in 1993 $775, rent in 2001 $875, rent in 2011 1215.
        Same Landlord, same apartment.
        What changed?
        Politicians and people who called themselves Landlords. They became greedy beyond comprehension.

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