Live Coverage Wrap Up – Pajama Protest for Rent Control

Above, you can take a look at the wrap up coverage of the pajama clad protest for rent regulation in front of Governor Cuomo’s Manhattan office on Monday, May 16.

Rent Stabilization Laws are set to expire on June 15, 2011. Check out the Rent Guideline Board’s website for upcoming hearings and final vote.

A gray day and a light rain didn’t dampen the enthusiasm of hundreds of protestors who were on scene calling for Cuomo to honor his campaign promise of keeping rent regulations intact in New York City. You can get a load of videos from the event (via iPhone and UStream) courtesy of An Phung and Jackie Amezquita embedded in the CoverItLive spot up top. While you’re there, you can check out the conversation from the live site, moderated by Brooks Newkirk and Ian Chant, with a surprisingly able assist from a 4G hotspot in a convenient cookie shop. And don’t forget to check out the latest addition to our coverage – a Flickr gallery of photos from the protest courtesy of Roxanna Asgarian.

If you’re wondering what happens next with rent control (and if you pay rent in New York CIty, you probably should be) you can follow @realrentreform on Twitter or visit their website here for updates on the state of rent regulation in the city and more info on what’s happening. Current regulations expire on June 15, so be sure to stay tuned as this one is going to be developing.

Created with flickr slideshow from softsea.

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