New York's rent laws are set to expire June 15. While I would be shocked to see no renewal (a real revolution would follow if so), I do think it is important to keep pressure on our legislators and press for more tenant protections and a reversal of some of the perks landlords get, like MCIs in perpituity.
To this end I do support the TA's request to send letters to Governor Cuomo, Speaker Heastie and Assemblyman Kavanagh, which can be printed at this link. Better yet, you can write your own letters to these gentlemen, both snail mail and email.
There is also this petition to Governor Cuomo and NY State legislators, set up by Kavanagh, which just needs 500 signatures but is only about half way there.
I know many residents are jaded in these kind of endeavors (as I am), but we need to keep up the fight, even if we don't feel politicians are responding to us, aside from their expected platitudes.
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