Landlord Can Alter Building Lobby and Eliminate Common Room
LVT Number: #24787
Landlord asked the DHCR for permission to alter the building's lobby to create a dedicated entryway and lobby solely for residential tenants, and to eliminate the common room in the existing lobby. The present lobby serviced both residential and hotel portions of the building. The DRA ruled for landlord. Tenants appealed, claiming that the substituted service was inadequate. The DHCR ruled against tenants. The DRA granted landlord's application on condition that landlord provide a seating area in the new tenant lobby, that tenants have a right to enter the building either through the hotel lobby or through tenants' lobby as the door between the two lobbies will be unlocked, and that a security guard and camera are installed at the tenants' entrance to ensure that only tenants have use of the tenants' area and elevator.
1186-1196 Broadway: DHCR Adm. Rev. Docket No. AN410018RT (3/7/13) [4-pg. doc.]