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Schleicher’s Court tenants get OK to move back home

After more than eight months, Edna Rodriguez will finally get to sleep in her own bed.

“I can’t wait,” she said.

Rodriguez and the tenants of six other apartments at Schleicher’s Court in College Point received word early Thursday afternoon that the Department of Buildings had lifted a vacate order on the 19th century mansion they call home, clearing the way for them to return.

The tenants have been embroiled in a bitter dispute with the building’s owner, Eva Rohan, over repairs to an antiquated electrical system that the city called “dangerous,” leading the DOB to vacate the building last July. The work was completed after a Queens Civil Court ordered the work be finished by this month.

Rodriguez said her husband and two sons will waste no time in getting back into their home, located at 11-41 123rd St.

“Honey, I’m moving back in tonight,” she said. “It’s been eight long months.” 

 Reach reporter Stephen Stirling by e-mail at or by phone at 718-229-0300, ext. 138.

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