Smoking in Apartments and Common Areas – Updated

We have received numerous reports and complaints concerning the smell of marijuana and cigarette smoke within the building.

In order to substantively address this matter we are asking residents to immediately report any such incidents to Management and/or the Resident Manager. All reports will be considered anonymous and held in complete confidence. Building staff has also been asked to assist in identifying the person or persons responsible for this nuisance.

In compliance with Local Law #147 the Board, in August 2018, adopted and incorporated into the House Rules the following smoking policy:

“Smoking is permitted inside apartments, provided that such smoking does not cause smoke to emanate from the apartment into the common areas of the building or into other apartments. Lessees shall take all reasonable precautions (including the installation, at the Lessee’s expense, of special ventilation equipment or the sealing of walls and floors) to eliminate smoke leaving their apartment and entering the apartments of other Lessees or common areas of the building. No Lessee or member of the Lessee’s household or guests, or invitees of the Lessee shall smoke in any common areas, entrance ways, or courtyards of the Building or on any stairwell, terrace and/or balcony. No cigarette butts shall be thrown from any window or terrace.”

Furthermore, anyone found smoking an illegal substance in the building may be held in violation of the proprietary lease and subject to all remedies and actions, criminal and/or civil, available to the co-op.

Your attention to this serious matter is appreciated.

Thank you.

Board of Directors, 200East 16th Street Housing Corporation

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