This Queens lawmaker’s bill aims to force city to battle some landlords on tenants’ behalf

A Queens lawmaker introduced on Thursday a legislative package aimed at bolstering tenant protections by requiring the city to take legal action against landlords who fail to make repairs in a given timeframe.

The package from City Council Speaker Shekar Krishnan (D) also includes measures that would allow tenants to remain closer to their buildings when they are under construction due to a city vacate order and to collect their belongings from their homes after leaving the premises.