Bedford-Stuyvesant residents are fighting a City Council bill that requires homeowners to install fire sprinklers in buildings that are four or more stories tall arguing that the cost of installing the sprinklers would raise rents and hurt landlords.

“This law will have a catastrophic impact on lower-density neighborhoods where owner-occupied multi-family buildings are common,” says a petition on by Bedford-Stuyvesant’s 200 Jefferson Avenue Block Association that has garnered 432 signatures since it was put up on Monday.

A host of Bedford-Stuyvesant organizations and politicians are speaking out against a law that would force many homeowners to install expensive fire sprinkler systems. Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York City

Bedford-Stuyvesant residents are fighting a City Council bill […]


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