Kavanagh Celebrates Victory for Tenants

March 9, 2009

On March 7, 2009, Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh joined East Side elected officials, the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association, tenant advocates, and local residents at a press conference regarding Thursday’s legal ruling in Roberts v. Tishman Speyer.

“This is a huge win for our community and for tenants across the city,” said Assemblymember Kavanagh. “The court’s decision promises to return thousands of apartments to rent stabilization and reimburse residents who have been overcharged—some for many years. We may not be able to undo all the damage done to our community by years of systematic, illegal rent increases, but we will do everything we can to ensure that justice is done. And we hope that this will be just one of many victories for tenants this year, as we continue to fight in Albany for stronger laws protecting tenants.”

Assemblymember Kavanagh remains committed to ending egregious tenant harassment and maintaining affordability for tenants in Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village.

Residents of the 74th Assembly District, who find themselves confronted with legal issues related to their housing, are encouraged to call Kavanagh’s housing legal hotline at 646-459-3023.