Q: When I moved into my rent-stabilized apartment in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, three years ago, my daily newspaper was delivered to my door. The building owner has since died, and his son, who inherited the property, has refused to allow the newspaper delivery person to enter the building, so the papers are now dumped in the outer lobby. If I don’t pick mine up at 6:30 every morning, it’s often filched. What recourse do I have?
A: Despite declining print subscriptions, newspapers are still, apparently, hot items frequently plucked from unsecured building vestibules. “It’s been a real bear since the start of the pandemic,” said Alan Rafal, the vice president of Mitchell’sNY, which has been delivering newspapers in New York City since 1946.
Jennifer Rozen, a Manhattan lawyer who represents tenants.
file a building-wide complaint.