Mayor talks rent rights in Bed-Stuy

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Robert Cornegy met with business owners in Bedford-Stuyvesant to talk to about important protections from landlords. Climbing rents are a major concern for

News 12 Staff

Feb 28, 2016, 4:49 AM

Updated 3,069 days ago

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Councilman Robert Cornegy met with business owners in Bedford-Stuyvesant to talk to about important protections from landlords.
Climbing rents are a major concern for many shop owners along Fulton Street. The mayor met personally with owners of hair salons and other shops to tell them about their rights.
"They cut off the heat, the hot water, they don't make repairs or they're being told they might be evicted, and they think it's illegal, they can call 311 and get a free lawyer. It's something that's never been there before," the mayor told shop owners.
The policies are part of recently passed initiatives on affordable housing and tenant rights.
Business owners say they appreciated the visit.
 


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