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 Change.org 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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