2017-09-06 / Front Page

Mayor Signs 18 Bills To Crack Down On Landlords Who Harass Tenants

BY DAN MILLER AND ALEX GARRETT

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law 18 new bills that will strengthen legal protection for tenants, and crack down on landlords who harass them. He was joined by Councilman Antonio Reynoso (l.) and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez. (second from r.)Photo Dan Miller/DMD IMAGESMayor Bill de Blasio signed into law 18 new bills that will strengthen legal protection for tenants, and crack down on landlords who harass them. He was joined by Councilman Antonio Reynoso (l.) and Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez. (second from r.)Photo Dan Miller/DMD IMAGESMayor Bill de Blasio signed into law 18 bills that will strengthen legal protection for tenants and will crack down on landlords harassing their tenants.

“The new laws solidify New York City’s commitment to tenants against landlord harassment, including by making it easier for tenants to take abusive property owners to court, increasing penalties and enforcing against dangerous and illegal construction,” said Mayor de Blasio.

Fifteen of the bills were signed into law on the afternoon of August 30 in Manhattan, while the last three were signed in front of hundreds of Brooklyn and Queens residents from Ridgewood, as well as Bushwick and Williamsburg at a Town Hall Meeting, where the mayor discussed what his administration is doing to improve these neighborhoods. The mayor was accompanied by Councilman Antonio Reynoso (D-Ridgewood, Williamsburg) who sponsored three of the 18 bills signed by the mayor.

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