On June 2, 2008, the Appellate Division, First Department ruled unanimously that DHCR was reasonable when it ruled that garage spaces that tenants had under Mitchell-Lama should remain rent stabilized.
DHCR had held (in two separate decisions) that Mitchell-Lama law required the landlord to provide garage spaces for tenants, and the fact that Goodstein - and then Stellar Management - let another company run the space could not be an exception to the rule.
Hurrah for the late Jacques Rose, our attorney! Hurrah for DHCR! Hurrah for all the garage tenants who supported the case!