In the midst of a major health kick, Related Companies has prohibited smoking in all of its rental apartments — not just across the city, but across the nation, the New York Times reported. The rule will affect a total of 40,000 rentals as it gradually goes into effect.
The new measure appears to be the first from a landlord to have such a broad reach. Last month, residents of Zeckendorf Towers, the condominium complex near Union Square, became the largest building in the city to ban smoking. [more]