The governor of New York pays about $1,250 a month for a two-bedroom, rent-stabilized apartment in central Harlem, even while owning a home upstate in Guilderland and having unfettered access to the 40-room Governor’s Mansion in Albany.
Governor Paterson and his wife, Michelle, made about $270,000 last year, according to their tax returns.
This is a classic example of hoarding. He should be ashamed of his Lenox Terrace apartment that someone would gladly pay market rate to rent, but seems to think it’s ok.
Can’t we at least deregulate apartments when the inhabitant can afford to live in a market-rate apartment? I hope the media pays attention to this, and properly scrutinizes the dark-side of rent regulation.