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How to Avoid Heatstroke and Exhaustion in Your NY Apartment

Even though summer is not officially here until June 20, temperatures are already on the rise in New York. If you’ve got problems with your air conditioning that your landlord hasn’t addressed yet, that means a sweltering apartment and the possibility of heatstroke and heat exhaustion. Heatstroke vs. Heat Exhaustion Both heat exhaustion and heatstroke are serious illnesses, and require immediate attention. In fact, heatstroke is a medical emergency. Here are the signs of heat […]

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Are NY Landlords Responsible For Your Fall?

Accidents happen no matter where you go, but sometimes those accidents occur through no fault of your own, especially in your home. Recently, a 3-year-old boy fell out the window of his Bronx apartment. He had pushed a piece of cardboard that separated the air conditioning unit from the window. When he fell, an awning at the shop below broke his fall, probably saving his life. He sustained a broken femur but was otherwise unharmed. […]

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Get Help Filing a Hardship Declaration to Avoid NYC Eviction

It’s been almost a year since the pandemic started to hit New York hard and the ramifications of the virus are still being felt across the nation. The most recent concession, Governor Cuomo has extended the eviction moratorium through May 1, 2021 – welcome news for a lot of struggling New Yorkers. There is a lot to know about evictions, the moratorium, hardship declarations to help you avoid eviction, and your rights as a tenant. […]

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Elevator Accidents: Your NY Landlord Owes a Duty of Care

Imagine living in a building you don’t feel safe in or a building you know is being neglected by a landlord. For many people, this is their everyday reality and it can have some dire consequences. Last year, an elevator in a Manhattan apartment complex malfunctioned, leading to the gruesome death of a 30-year old man. This incident occurred after other tenants had been filing complaints to the Department of Buildings for months to no […]

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Your NYC Landlord Owes You a Warranty of Habitability

Residential laws and regulations cover a wide range of your rights as an NYC renter. Because there are so many specific rules, it’s difficult for the average renter to familiarize themselves with all of them. Instead, most of us are aware of the most important concepts and only become familiar with the details when the need arises. The problem is, sometimes it’s tough to even know the right questions to ask and/or demands to make. […]

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Yes, You Can Suffer from Heat Stroke While in Your NY Apartment

No one enjoys a hot apartment. It’s uncomfortable and can be difficult to find relief. However, a steamy summer apartment isn’t just an inconvenience; it can be dangerous or even deadly. In fact, New York is currently being hit by a heat wave. New York Mayor Bill deBlasio has issued a heat emergency for the city because extreme heat carries the risk of serious heat-related illnesses like heat stroke. The primary issue is many New […]

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Were You Injured in a Ceiling Collapse as a NYCHA Tenant?

New York City Housing Authority or NYCHA tenants of a Morrisania complex in the Bronx have been dealing with a roofing issue for the past couple of months. This problem has resulted in many other incidents. Some tenants are struggling with major leaks. A ceiling collapse even forced one family out of their apartment indefinitely. Other issues include cold temperatures in the entire building and damp mail. Many tenants have complained to NYCHA, but they […]

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Heat Stroke Due to a Boiling NY Apartment? Your Landlord May Be Liable

No one likes a sweltering apartment. It can be hard to find relief, and difficult to sleep in extreme heat and humidity. That’s just the beginning, though. An overly hot apartment isn’t just an annoyance – it can be dangerous, and even deadly.   Thanks to record heat waves, New York has recently seen a rash of heat-related illnesses, particularly in lower-income areas where apartments are less likely to be air conditioned.   Although New […]

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