Posted by Unstoppable Ed on August 17, 2000 at 19:23:44:
In Reply to: welcome to new york ! posted by am on August 17, 2000 at 11:39:26:
Once upon a time, New York's poor neighborhoods had scores of "single room
occupancy" (SRO) hotels that offered new or transient residents a solid,
cheap room on a daily or weekly basis. Nowadays, they've basically been
regulated out of existence, and the few that remain aren't taking new
You could report your situation if you want. If you want the complaint to be
taken seriously you should expect to use your real name. What happens from
there is anyone's guess -- if a violation is issued against the building,
fines accrue, other actions can be taken. In extreme cases, the city can
evict residents from an illegal or unsafe dwelling. Since you already plan
to move out (a very wise decision) it is unclear what if any benefit you
would reap from this.
The amount of rent you are paying is no joke. You can rent something for
half that in much nicer surroundings. Look in neighborhoods like Astoria
Queens, Greenpoint Brooklyn, or Harlem ... all within 15 minutes from "core"
Manhattan, all with substantially cheaper rents ... good luck.
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