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Dealing with Delays in Housing Court from New York Apartment Law Insider
If you are a landlord in New York City and have been to Housing Court recently, you know the process of obtaining your overdue rent or trying a case has become exceedingly difficult. In the 1980s, a Civil Court judge was designated for the Calendar Assignment Part on a weekly basis. The Part originally known as Part 49, and later Part 18, would hear all motions, then send cases to different parts of the Housing Court for trial. Cases were not adjourned more than 10 days unless both sides consented. Compared to the current process, when there may actually be fewer calendared cases, those were the days.