Are You Voting for a Politician Who May Help Evict You Next Year?

he State Assemblymember or Senator in your community will decide your
fate as a tenant in the next seven months. The rent laws now protect
you from eviction and rent gouging. So why do so many tenants feel
rent-gouged and at risk of eviction? Because the real estate industry
has been waging war on tenants and the rent laws, including lining up
elected officials to help them gut and end rent regulation. They have
succeeded in getting government to administer the laws less as tenant
protections and more as a landlord entitlement programs.

In 1993, the state legislature and, in 1994, the City Council enacted
vacancy decontrol for any apartment a landlord can empty and charge
$2000. Everywhere in the city landlords are harassing tenants and
warehousing vacant units to remove them from rent regulation. Every
tenant knows that there are no affordable units and nowhere to move.
Rents are soaring.

Rent control and rent stabilization must be renewed by the City Council
and Mayor Giuliani by April 1, 1997, and by the state Assembly and
Senate and Governor Pataki by June 15, 1997. Both the state legislature,
the City Council, and Mayor Giuliani have already declared their
willingness to weaken rent protections. Governor Pataki has consistently
voted against rent protections and has stated his intention to get rid
of rent regulation. Last month, we published a listing of members of the
City Council; this month, NYC members of the State Legislature.

But before any of them pay off their debts to the real estate industry,
they have to run for re-election. Guiliani and the City Council in 1997,
and Governor Pataki and the state legislature in 1998. For that, they
need tenants’ votes which many do not deserve. Many tenants think
elected officials do not listen to phone calls and read letters. Nothing
could be further from the truth. Right about now they are starting to
listen very hard. This is the time for tenants to make themselves heard,
loudly and often.

Demand support of the rent laws and active participation in protecting
tenants’ rights from your elected officials. Call or write now!

 

NYS Assemblymembers

Peter J. Abbate
718-236-1764
8500 18th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Carmen Arroyo
718-292-2901
384 East 149th Street, Suite 608
Bronx, NY 10455

Jeffrion L. Aubry
718-457-3615
102-13A Northern Blvd
Corona, NY 11369

Frank J. Barbaro
718-236-1598
211 Kings Highway
Brooklyn, NY 11223

William F. Boyland
718-498-8681
1636 Pitkin Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11212

James F. Brennan
718-788-7221
416 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Denis J. Butler
718-932-4052
43-08 30th Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11103

Barbara M. Clark
718-479-2333
97-01 Springfield Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11429

Elizabeth A. Connelly
718-494-3200
1150 Forest Hill Road, Bldg A
Staten Island, NY 10314

Vivian E. Cook
718-322-3975
142-15 Rockaway Blvd
South Ozone Park, NY 11436

Joseph Crowley
718-651-3185
84-32 Grand Avenue
Elmhurst, NY 11373

Gloria Davis
718-588-3119
540 East 169th Street
Robert Fulton Terrace
Bronx, NY 10456

Pedro G. Espada
718-893-0202
1217 Stratford Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472

Jeffrey Dinowitz
718-796-5345
3107 Kingsbridge Avenue
Bronx, NY 10463

Eileen C. Dugan
718-875-2311
343 Smith Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231

Herman D. Farrell. Jr.
212-234-1430
2541-55 A.C. Powell Blvd
New York, NY 10039

Daniel L. Feldman
718-375-0770
1227 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Anthony J. Genovesi
212-312-1488
270 Broadway, Room 714
New York, NY 10007

Deborah J. Glick
212-674-5153
853 Broadway, Room 2120
New York, NY 10003

Richard N. Gottfried
212-807-7900
242 West 27th Street
New York, NY 10001

Alexander B. Grannis
212-860-4906
1672 First Avenue
New York, NY 10128

Roger L. Green
718-596-0100
55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217

Aurelia Greene
718-538-2000
1188 Grand Concourse, Suite D
Bronx, NY 10456

Edward Griffith
212-312-1434
270 Broadway
Room 720
New York, NY 100007

Dov Hikind
718-853-9616
1310 48th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11219

Rhoda S. Jacobs
718-434-0446
Three Hillel Place
Brooklyn, NY 11210

Melinda Katz
718-263-5595
98-08 Metropolitan Avenue
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Stephen B. Kaufman
718-829-7452
2910 Bruckner Blvd
Bronx, NY 10465

Ivan C. Lafayette
718-457-0384
33-46 92 Street
Jackson Hts., NY 11372

Joseph R. Lentol
718-383-7474
619 Lorimer Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

Vito J. Lopez
718-452-1112
1438 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237

Nettie Mayersohn
718-463-1942
65-01 Fresh Meadow Lane
Flushing, NY 11365

Brian M. McLaughlin
718-762-6575
35-20 147 Street
Flushing, NY 11354

Gregory W. Meeks
718-337-4343
21-17 Mott Avenue
Far Rockaway, NY 11691

John Brian Murtaugh
212-304-2090
656 West 204th Street
Apt 3
New York, NY 10034

Catherine T. Nolan
718-456-9492
879 Woodward Avenue
Ridgewood, NY 11385

Clarence Norman, Jr.
718-756-1776
854 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

N. Nick Perry
718-385-3336
942 Utica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11203

Audrey I. Pheffer
718-945-9550
90-16 Rockaway Beach Blvd
Far Rockaway, NY 11693-1530

Jules Polonetsky
718-265-6530
532 Neptune Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11224

Douglas W. Prescott
718-229-7744
35-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361

Roberto Ramirez
718-933-2204
2488 Grand Concourse, Room 417
Bronx, NY 10458

John A. Ravitz
212-861-9061
251 East 77th Street, LL
New York, NY 10021

Anthony S. Seminerio
718-847-0770
114-19 Jamaica Avenue
Richmond Hill, NY 11418

Jeffrey Klein
718-409-0109
728 Lydig Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

Felix W. Ortiz
718-492-6334
404 55th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

Peter M. Rivera
718-931-2620
1506 Castle Hill Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462

Steven Sanders
212-979-9696
201 East 16th Street, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10003

Sheldon Silver
212-312-1420
270 Broadway
Room 1807
New York, NY 10017

Robert A. Straniere
718-667-0314
182 Rose Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10306

Scott Stringer
212-873-6368
230 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

Edward C. Sullivan
212-866-3970
245 West 104nd Street
New York, NY 10025

William Scargorough
718-949-5216
119-02 Merrick Boulevard
St. Albans, NY 11434

Darryl C. Towns
718-235-5627
264 Jamaica Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207

Albert Vann
718-919-0740
613-19 Throop Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11216

Eric N. Vitaliano
718-761-5083
1736 Richmond Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

Helene E. Weinstein
718-648-4700
3520 Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Mark Weprin
718-428-7900
61-08A 224th Street
Bayside, NY 11364

Keith L. Wright
212-866-5809
163 West 125th Street, Room 920
New York, NY 10027 

NYS Senators

Francisco Diaz, Jr
212-369-9002
218 East 106 Street
New York, NY 10029

Howard E. Babbush
212-417-5517
270 Broadway, Room 1002
New York, NY 10007

Martin Connor
212-417-5512
270 Broadway, Room 1000
New York, NY 10007

Robert J. DiCarlo
718-232-8610
7401 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228

Pedro Espada, Jr
718-402-6591
861 East 149 Street
Bronx, NY 10455

Emanuel R. Gold
718-544-9750
70-17 Austin Street, 2nd Floor
Forest Hills, NY 11375

Efrain Gonzalez
718-299-7905
1780 Grand Concourse
Bronx, NY 10457

Roy M. Goodman
212-417-5563
270 Broadway, Suite 2400
New York, NY 10007

Carl Kruger
718-743-8610
2201 Avenue U
Brooklyn, NY 11229

Franz S. Leichter
212-397-5913
10 Columbus Circle, Suite 1470
New York, NY 10019

Serphin R. Maltese
718-497-1800
71-04 Myrtle Avenue
Glendale, NY 11385

John J. Marchi
718-447-1723
358 St. Mark’s Place
Staten Island, NY 10301

Marty Markowitz
718-284-4700
572 Flatbush Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225

Olga A. Mendez
212-860-0893
2130 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10035

Velmanette Montgomery
718-643-6140
70 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

George Onorato
718-545-9706
28-11 Astoria Blvd.
Long Island City, NY 11102

Frank Padavan
718-343-0255
89-39 Gettysburg Street
Bellerose, NY 11426

David A. Paterson
212-961-8500
163 West 125th Street, Suite 932
New York, NY 10027

Catherine M. Abate
212-417-5504
270 Broadway
Room 608A
New York, NY 10007

Nellie Santiago
718-827-5743
3386 Fulton Street
2nd Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Larry B. Seabrook
718-547-8854
3765 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467

Ada L. Smith
718-322-2537
116-43 Sutphin Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11434

Seymour Lachman
718-449-1443
2346 86th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11214

Leonard P. Stavisky
718-445-0004
144-36 Willets Point Blvd
Flushing, NY 11357

Guy J. Velella
718-792-7180
2019 Williamsbridge Road
Bronx, NY 10461

Alton Waldon
718-291-9097
172-12 Linden Blvd.
St. Albans, NY 11434