Signatures Here and There

Mayor de Blasio, as expected Tuesday, signed legislation requiring apartment buildings to maintain minimum winter night time temperatures of 62 degrees between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m., beginning October 1st.

The bill was one of more than two dozen new laws signed, including several providing for more community input and delay in Board of Standards and Appeals decisions on zoning variances.

Operating rental housing in the City may get more complex every day, but the Mayor himself blew a simple building registration requirement because he forgot to sign the form.

And so-called housing advocates, including many elected officials, were out in force this week rallying against proposals for new privately built housing with 50% subsidized units because they weren’t 100% subsidized.

Meanwhile, HPD yesterday issued a Request for Proposals for development of 850 units on four city owned cites.

New York City Rent Guidelines hearings begin next week, as do Rockland and Westchester County’s. Rockland has a meeting at 7 p.m. June 12th in the Finkelstein Library in Spring Valley, with a vote June 19th at 7 p.m. in Haverstraw Town Hall. Westchester hearings begin Monday at 7 p.m. in Mt. Vernon City Hall and wind up June 27th at 7 p.m. in White Plains City Hall. The DHCR hasn’t posted the full hearing schedules for Rockland or Westchester online yet and hasn’t announced any schedule for Nassau.

How bad does a tenant have to be to get evicted as a nuisance? One housing judge accepted the testimony of 14 other tenants in 364 93rd Street LLC v. Clementine, only a year after the case began.

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