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Landlord wedging me out with brother---LEGAL?

Posted by BZEL on September 27, 1997 at 13:27:27:

I have been served with a notice of non-renewal, having lived peacefully in the same NYC rent-stabilized apt.for over 25 yrs.
The landlord also lives in the building with his family, occupying 2 1/2 floors.
He claims he "needs" my apt. for his brother (now in Boston), soon to move to Manhattan. This is an obvious ruse to clear me out for a tenant willing to pay more than triple the rent.
Is there legal precedent for this?
Can I fight it?
Who should I contact?
Really stressed out!

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