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For the first time in its 46-year history, the Rent Guidelines Board may enact a rent freeze for stabilized apartments. At a board meeting last night, tenants and politicians from Comptroller Scott Stringer to Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito rallied in support of the freeze, touting myriad reasons for unaffordability. Oh, and a small number landlords tried meekly to plead their case, too. The board votes on June 23. [NYDN; previously]