However, this protection does not apply where the animal causes damage, is a
nuisance, or substantially interferes with other tenants. (NYC Admin. Code §27-2009.1(b);
Westchester County Laws, Chapter 694). Tenants who are blind or deaf are
permitted to have guide dogs regardless of a no-pet clause in their lease.
(Civil Rights Law §47)
As always the case, this
is subject to interpretation. It is best to get permission in writing from the
landlord or property manager.