In Patch: Don’t Raise NYC’s Rents, Manhattan Leaders Tell Guidelines Board

NEW YORK CITY — A slew of Manhattan elected officials are pleading with the city’s Rent Guidelines Board not to raise rents for thousands of stabilized tenants, saying the planned increase would come at “the worst possible” time.

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is making the demand along with eight of the borough’s 10 City Council members, according to testimony shared exclusively with Patch. The plea will be made formally at Wednesday evening’s board hearing — one of several that the RGB has scheduled before holding a final vote later this month.

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