The State Legislature Must Renew the Rent Laws and Repeal Vacancy Decontrol

New York City Rent Control and Rent Stabilization expire and must be renewed by April 1, 1997 in the City Council, and renewed again by June 15, 1997 in the State Legislature.

Many tenants think elected officials do not listen to phone calls and read letters. Nothing could be further from the truth. The whole City Council and the Mayor are up for re-election in November, less than one year away. Right about now they are starting to listen very hard. This is the time for tenants to make themselves heard, loudly and often. The legislators in the Assembly and State Senate as well as Governor Pataki are up for re-election in November 1998, less than two years away. The City Council list was published in the October Tenant/Inquilino. The state legislators are listed below.

Tenants demand that legislators support them, not landlords. Further, we demand that the 1993/1994 vacancy-decontrol amendments be repealed so that the harm they are doing is stopped. Using this list, find your local legislators and write or call. Tell them you want them to vote against vacancy decontrol and for rent and eviction protections.

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

Samuel D. Bea
(718) 547-8854
3677 White Plains Road
Bronx, NY 10467

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

Ann M. Carrozza
(718) 229-7744
35-25 Bell Boulevard
Bayside, NY 11361

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

Nelson Antonio Denis
(212) 369-9002
218 East 106th Street
New York, NY 10029

Ruben Diaz
(718) 893-0202
1217 Stratford Avenue
Bronx, NY 10472

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

Adriano Espaillat
(212) 304-2090
656 West 204th Street, Apt. 3
New York, NY 10034

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 10007

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

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

Ivan C. Lafayette
(718) 457-0384
33-46 92nd 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

William Scarborough
(718) 949-5216
119-02 Merrick Boulevard
St. Albans, NY 11434

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

Sheldon Silver, Speaker
(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

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

State Senators

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

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

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

Vincent Gentile
(718) 232-8610
7401 13th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228

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

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

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

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

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