New legislation is aimed at putting heat censors in buildings with a high number of tenant complaints.

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Lawmakers Look To Add Heat Censor Technology To Buildings With Frequent Complaints

May 21, 2018 - 1:47 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- Denying heat to your tenants is against the law, and New York City is taking action against violators.

Winter is long in the rearview mirror, but city lawmakers were still on the scene at W134th Street in Manhattan where one building recorded the highest number of 'no heat' complaints in the city.

Councilman Richie Torres said they're working to install heat monitors in troubled buildings.

"The beauty of the heat censor technology, heat-c technology is that it solves the problem of concealing evidence of harassment," he said.

The little black box will send direct evidence to HPD.

"We're going to have a list of our 150 worst violators," Brooklyn Boro President Eric Adams said.

Adams said it won't be a case of 'he said, she said' in housing court anymore.