Gov. Andrew Cuomo in April warned of “mass mayhem” if New York City rent stabilization, rent control and other tenant protections were to expire.
And just today, Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an AARP-sponsored event trying to rally senior citizens, said: "The level of displacement would be like nothing we've ever seen before" if the protections expire.
"The beginning of the end of New York City as we know it."
Demonstrators picketed outside Cuomo’s Midtown office Thursday; seven were arrested.
“Gov. Cuomo, you can’t hide. We know you’re on the landlords’ side,” they chanted.
So why, nearly two months after Cuomo’s “mayhem” warning in June, are two million New Yorkers on edge about will happen come Monday?
Metro breaks it down for you.