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Awesome! I wanted to hand out similar flyers to prospective renters (how is it that their super hasn't taken this down?), but my neighbors are chicken and discouraged me from doing so. Their feeling was that if people are paying upward of $2500 for a tiny little walk up, the landlord is bound to give us regular heat and hot water to keep them happy, and we would be the happy beneficiaries of their largess. The plan didn't work, we still don't have hot water about once a week, and all the apartments are rented.
Why not just withhold rent.
If you want to stay living where you are, and not risk losing in court, you can't just "withhold rent." Normally you would go on a formal rent strike and put the rent in escrow. It would also help to have the support of other tenants in the building but most people don't want to be bothered, they would actually rather live in terrible conditions than take action. It would also make sense to consult with a local tenants rights association - there are 2 in the East Village (Cooper Square and GOLES) - and make a plan to go on rent strike that will protect the tenants' interests without risking losing your apartment.
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