Loft tenants are seeking to strengthen protections for their live-work spaces, but it will require political will to get it done.
Tonight at 8 p.m., New York City Loft Tenants (NYCLT) is hosting a political rally at San Damiano Mission Church at 85 North 15th Street to kick off their push in Albany.
Among those expected to attend are City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, State Senator Julia Salazar, Assemblywoman Maritza Davila, Assemblyman Joe Lentol, Councilman Stephen Levin and Councilman Antonio Reynoso.
The first Loft Law was passed by the state in 1982 , but was amended in 2010 with some exclusions.
Now, they’re hoping to go back to Albany with a Democratic majority in both chambers and expand those protections.
Keep in mind that north Brooklyn has many loft spaces, which would benefit from increased protections.