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New NY rent laws could help Manhattan tenants dodge $1,056 hike

The newly passed New York State rent regulations could give instant help to Manhattan tenants whose landlord told them to use the fire escape while he was replacing the building stairs and now wants them to pay for the repairs.

One of the provisions in the sweeping reform package would lower the...

June 15, 2019, Upper West Side, NY - The main stairwell at 167 West 83rd Street was replaced and tenants were left with the bill by the property's manager. Building resident at 167 West 83rd Street Carol Maillard, 68, has lived in the building for more than 30 years. She was told to use the fire ...