Monday, October 5, 2009 - By Ben Berkowitz - No comments

Keep and eye on NYC landlords with Heat Watch and SeeClickFix



The period between October 1 and May 31 is designated as Heat Season. During this time, the City requires building owners to provide tenants with heat according to the following rules:

* Between the hours of 6:00 AM and 10:00 PM, if the outside temperature falls below 55 degrees, the inside temperature must be at least 68 degrees Fahrenheit.

* Between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM, if the temperature outside falls below 40 degrees, the inside temperature must be at least 55 degrees Fahrenheit.

HeatWatchNYC is taking reports on their website: http://heatwatchnyc.org using the SeeClickFix widget.

While there's no reports yet (we're having a nice fall here up East) it will be interesting to see how this group uses SeeClickFix to advocate for tenant rights.

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