In-apartment smoking has been a feuding matter for NYC residents for a while now, but landlords are finally getting in the game. The Times reports that Related, landlord at The Caledonia and other buildings, will ban smoking this month at some of its downtown properties because of secondhand smoke worries. Current residents can keep on smoking at home, but new renters who do so will face eviction. At new project 1510 Lexington smoking will be prohibited not only in all 298 units but also on the sidewalks surrounding the building. We're no Joe Camels, but how else are Caledonia residents supposed to deal with the stress of the local nightlife?
· New York's Smoking Ban Is Extending Into Some Apartments [NYT]
· Related Exec Fears 'Mayhem in the Streets' of Chelsea [Curbed]