Tuesday’s vote also forces those landlords to be publicly listed as offenders on the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s website.
Some rent-stabilized tenants in the Stonehenge Village building, at 120-196 W. 97th St. between Amsterdam and Columbus avenues, were furious after a gym opened up in their building and they were told they were forbidden from using it.
Some Upper West Side senior citizens claim they’re being forced from their homes at the Williams Residence on 95th Street and West End Avenue.
City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito on Monday called on the Rent Guidelines Board to approve a rent freeze for New York City residents with rent-regulated apartments.
Hundreds of tenants joined forces with the Crown Heights Tenant Union to call for strengthened tenant protections in order to end displacement and what they call systematic rent overcharges.
Tenants in Rego Park, Queens were living in fear Wednesday that part of their apartment could collapse.
A group of tenants in Brooklyn say their landlord is trashing the property to push out long-time residents and then raise the rents.
One of the worst fires ever in Chinatown ravaged three apartment buildings in April 2010 and left 200 people homeless.
The Landlord Incentive program covers about 30 percent of monthly rents for qualifying tenants. The rates paid would vary slightly based on the number of bedrooms in the rental, the county and the tenant’s income.
A preliminary decision was issued Tuesday for raising the rents on rent-stabilized apartments in New York City.
Public Advocate pushing for tougher punishments on landlords who don’t turn on the heat.