Leveling the ‘playing field’: Brooklyn pol breaks down commercial rent bill


For years, landlords have rejected the idea of a commercial rent regulation board, while some small businesses have been lining up in support.

Now, Councilmember Stephen Levin, who introduced a bill into the City Council to create such a board two years ago, is trying to push it through before the end of his term in two months. Brooklyn Paper’s sister publication PoliticsNY spoke with Levin to get a better sense of the bill — and what it could mean for everyone on a commercial lease.