Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday served a major subpoena on a New York City landlord, accusing the firm of kicking immigrant tenants out just so it could raise the rents.
The New York City Rent Guidelines Board has voted rent can go up 4 percent on one-year leases and 7.75 percent on two-year leases on rent-stabilized apartments.
Under the proposal, a one-year lease could see a rent increase from 3.25 percent to 6.25 percent. A two-year lease could go up from 5 percent to 9.5 percent, according to the rent board.
The city said it has been receiving complaints about the elevator since 2012, and residents said they have been begging for help.
A landlord in the Ozone Park section of Queens says that the court system is completely unfair to landlords, and he cites one specific example to prove his case.
On Wednesday Mayor Michael Bloomberg was asked why the city hasn’t helped residents being persecuted by landlords who refuse to provide heat. His answer may lead to better times for the oppressed.
This year’s tough winter has left thousands of New York City residents literally out in the cold. Many have been fighting for heat with landlords who don’t provide it.
The NYPD says Jacqueline Wesley-Rosa, 49, was arrested Wednesday on murder and criminal possession of a weapon charges.
Police are investigating the shooting of a 55-year-old East New York woman found dead early Wednesday morning on Linwood Street.