Adam Leitman Bailey's blog
When an owner evicts a tenant from an apartment, by the end of the process the tenant typically owes the owner some substantial sum of money. While these evictions are usually in the context either of a nonpayment proceeding or a holdover proceeding prosecuted in the New York City Civil Court, such prosecutions do not necessarily result in an actual money judgment rendered in favor of the owner. Of course, often they do.
Single-room occupancy housing, or more commonly called SROs, exist throughout New York City. Most of these dwellings contain single rooms without a bathroom, kitchen, or shower, as such facilities typically reside on another side of the floor in a shared capacity. SRO buildings are a relic of a past city hanging onto to a way of living that has long been abandoned.