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What powers does the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) have to require a building owner to maintain a mechanical clock located in the interior of a building? In Save America’s Clocks, Inc. v. City of New York, 2017 WL 5969265, that issue generated a 3-2 division in the First Department, with the majority holding that the Commission had power to require maintenance of the clock, and to require public access to it. The case appears likely to find its way to the Court of Appeals.
By Jeffrey Turkel
Ever since 2009, it has been an article of faith that a building’s receipt of J-51 benefits means that all of the apartments therein automatically become rent-stabilized. If those apartments were already rent-stabilized, they become stabilized a second time. The second layer of rent stabilization has the effect of barring luxury deregulation, at least until J–51 benefits expire. In West Village Houses Renters Union v WVH Hous. Dev. Fund, Justice Barbara Jaffe held that the tenants of 32 unsold cooperative units at the West Village Houses complex were not rent-stabilized, even though their buildings had received J-51 benefits.
Town Cannot Hold Back Building Permits as Financial Security
Parkland Alienation Doctrine Does Not Preclude Dock on Open Space Easement
Landowner Failed to Exhaust Administrative Remedies
No Duty to Maintain Bulkhead
Self-Conveyance Did Not Sever Joint Tenancy
Promissory Estoppel Not Available to Avoid Statute of Frauds
Presumption of Hostility Sustains Prescriptive Easement Claim
Loft Tenant Subject to Rent Stabilization
Video Surveillance a Substitute for Part-Time Lobby Attendants