APPELLATE TERM OF THE SUPREME COURT, FIRST DEPARTMENT
February 25, 2011
RIVERBAY CORPORATION, PETITIONER-LANDLORD- RESPONDENT,
GLORIA WISE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, INC., A/K/A YOUTH ACTIVITIES COMMITTEE, INC., A/K/A GLORIA WISE COMMUNITY CENTER, RESPONDENT-TENANT-APPELLANT.
Tenant appeals from an order of the Civil Court of the City of New York, Bronx County (Raul Cruz, J.), dated November 30, 2009, after a non-jury trial, which awarded landlord possession and a money judgment for use and occupancy in a holdover summary proceeding.
Riverbay Corp. v Gloria Wise Boys & Girls Club, Inc.
Appellate Term, First Department
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Decided on February 25, 2011
PRESENT: Schoenfeld, J.P., Hunter, Jr., Torres, JJ
Order (Raul Cruz, J.), dated November 30, 2009, affirmed, with $10 costs.
As the trial court correctly concluded, tenant has shown no equitable interest that would warrant protection against forfeiture.*fn1 Specifically, tenant failed to demonstrate that, with the intent to renew the lease, it made substantial improvements to the leasehold; tenant also failed to demonstrate that, if it were to be evicted from the premises and compelled to relocate, it would lose the good will of the community, its clientele at a long-standing location and a substantial and valuable asset (see J.N.A. Realty Corp. v Cross Bay Chelsea, Inc., 42 NY2d 392 ; Sy Jack Realty Co. v Pergament Syosset Corp., 27 NY2d 449 ; see also Kunze v Arito, Inc., 48 AD3d 272 ). Since tenant did not provide landlord with timely written notice to renew as required under the lease (see American Realty Co. v 64 B Venture, 176 AD2d 226 , lv denied 79 NY2d 756 ; Aldo Props. III, Inc. v Lewis, 14 Misc 3d 139[A], 2007 NY Slip Op 50301[U] ) or demonstrate its entitlement to equitable renewal of the lease, landlord was properly awarded possession and a recovery for use and occupancy.
THIS CONSTITUTES THE DECISION AND ORDER OF THE COURT.
Decision Date: February 25, 2011