Visitors are not entitled to rent-stablize apartments

Bianca Jagger (Ex-wife of Mick Jagger from Rolling Stones) and other foreign nationals who are in the United States on tourist visas cannot meet New York City's "primary residence" requirement entitling them to rent-stabilized apartments, the New York Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
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In a concurring decision, Judge Carmen Beauchamp Ciparick took exception with the majority's finding that having a primary residence in New York and holding a B-2 visa are "logically incompatible."
She wrote that she does not believe that holding a tourist visa or a B-1 visa, given to foreign nationals working in the United States, automatically precludes people from maintaining a primary residence under New York's rent-stabilization laws.

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