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By Acosta, P.J., Richter, Mazzarelli, Webber, Kern, JJ. 10146-10147A. Clare Grady, plf-res, v. Hessert Realty L.P. def-ap — Belkin Burden Wenig & Goldman, LLP, New York (Magda L. Cruz of counsel), for ap — Grimble & LoGuidice, LLC, New York (Robert Grimble of counsel), for res — Judgment, Supreme Court, New York County (Barbara Jaffe, J.), entered June 14, 2019, in plaintiff’s favor, unanimously reversed, on the law, without costs, the judgment vacated, and the matter remanded for a recalculation of damages and interest. Appeals from orders, same court and Justice, entered June 29, 2018, and March 28, 2019, which, respectively, granted plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment, and denied defendants’ cross motion, and, upon reargument, adhered to the original determination, unanimously dismissed, without costs, as subsumed in the appeal from the judgment. In August 1974, nonparties R. John Punnett and Hessert & Co., Inc. purchased the building at 118 East 92nd Street in Manhattan. Punnett and Hessert & Co. transferred the building to nonparty Punnet Realty Corp., which in turn transferred the building back to Punnett and Hessert & Co. in December 1976. In December 2012, Punnett c/o defendant Mautner Glick Corp. (MGC) sold his interest in the building to defendant 118 East 92nd Street, LLC. Finally, in October 2014, Hessert & Co., c/o MGC, sold its interest in the building to defendant Hessert Realty L.P. In 1998, apartment 2C in the building was registered with the Department of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) with a rent-stabilized rent of $1,022.92. By lease dated May 8, 1999, plaintiff Clare Grady rented apartment 2C from Kent Realty Company as “owner” at a monthly rent of $1,450. Her lease was renewed several times: on February 17, 2000, at a rate of $1,495 per month; on May 10, 2001, at a rate of $1,550 per month; on February 14, 2002, at a rate of $1,550 per month; on March 31, 2003, at a rate of $1,550 per month; and on April 6, 2004, at a rate of $1,550 per month. Beginning in 2005, the renewal leases listed defendant MGC as “owner’s/agent name.” The renewal lease dated January 24, 2005 for the apartment set the monthly rent at $1,580. It also stated the apartment was “not subject to rent regulation laws.” The lease renewal was signed by defendant Alvin Glick as “owner.” This form of lease was used for the renewals on February 21, 2006, at a rate of $1,595 per month; on February 21, 2007, at a rate of $1,695 per month; on February 19, 2008, at a rate of $1,745 per month; on February 19, 2009, at a rate of $1,745 per month; on February 19, 2010, at a rate of $1,650 per month; on February 22, 2011, at a rate of $1,650 per month; on February 15, 2012, at a rate of $1,675 per month; on March 5, 2013, at a rate of $1,725 per month; on February 25, 2014, at a rate of $1,750 per month; on March 11, 2015, at a rate of $1,850 per month; and on March 23, 2016, at a rate of $2,050 per month. Except for the 2009 and the 2015 renewals, the renewal leases were signed by defendant Alvin Glick as owner. From 1999 through 2016, the apartment was not registered with DHCR as rent-stabilized.

By letter dated April 11, 2017, MGC’s counsel advised plaintiff that it was electing not to renew her lease, and that she had until May 31, 2017 to vacate the apartment. Plaintiff then commenced this action seeking declaratory relief and damages on or about April 18, 2017.

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