Doorman Given Porter Duties
LVT Number: 13517
Tenants complained of a reduction in building-wide services because the building's doorman was away from his post performing porter duties, decreasing building security. The DRA ruled against tenants, and they appealed. The DHCR again ruled against tenants. Since the base date, landlord always had one employee perform doorman and porter duties between midnight and 8:00 a.m. While the doorman was away from the building entrance, the front door was locked. The doorman now spent more time on porter duties because city recycling laws required separation of trash. However, it was not so much more time that it resulted in a reduction in services. This was especially so, since tenants didn't show that there were any actual security incidents.
Various Tenants: DHCR Adm. Rev. Dckt. No. NB430016RT (6/24/99) [3-pg. doc.]