If they're left as is (the GOP plan), more apartments will be de-stabilized as they become vacant, and landlords will keep their incentive to find reasons to oust stabilized tenants.
They could be made worse - if the Legislature undoes the "Roberts" (J-51) decision, for example.
In 2003 when it was getting close to the wire to renew the rent laws, the Senate put out a pro-landlord bill and left town. The Assembly seems to have gotten snookered: It decided it had to take that bill or the rent laws would end.
WE CAN'T LET THAT HAPPEN. So let's hang on - calmly, deliberately - to ensure that the laws are not further weakened.
Come to a
RALLY to STRENGTHEN and RENEW THE RENT LAWS
In front of Gov. Cuomo's NYC office:
633 Third Ave. (between 40th & 41st Streets)
and if you're free on
Monday, June 13, 2011 - Get on the bus to Albany. It's leaving from in front of McDonald's on Broadway between 95th and 96th Streets at 10 AM. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a free seat. (You'll get free pizza for lunch in Albany!).