High court keeps rent laws

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Rent Stabilized Apartments in Bayside Queens
Photo by Christina Santucci.                                                                                                                                                                Rent stabilized apartments, including ones in this Bayside building on 43rd Avenue, will be guided by the same regulations that they have for the past 40 years, after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the case.

The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to rule on whether New York’s rent control laws are constitutional, leaving the regulations intact in Queens and the rest of the city.

The high court had no comment and offered no information on details of the vote by court justices. Four of the justices were raised in New York City.

The Supreme Court’s decision not to consider the case means the rent control regulations will continue as they have for more than 40 years.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) applauded the Supreme Court’s decision. Continue reading