Landlords lose power in eviction battles under new New York law

Aaliyah Rowell walks into the front room of her family’s Syracuse apartment with her backpack on and shoes tied. The 6-year-old holds a basket of Barbies and princess dolls. She is ready to go.

She is being evicted.

This is the second time in six months that Rowell and her family are moving.

This time they go to a hotel. They hadn’t found a new apartment before a marshal tacked a court order to their door: You have 72 hours to get out.

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