Q: Can a tenant install a door camera, and record other tenants coming and going without there permission in N.Y.?
A: Generally, people are free to record others in public. For example, a landlord may install a video camera in building hallways or entrances provided they are not aimed to view the interior of tenants' apartments. Likewise, provided it is not prohibited by the terms of a lease, a tenant may install cameras on his or her property that views public areas so long as it is not aimed to view the interior of other tenants' apartments.
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