New York law forbids landlords from simply throwing tenants out on the street. Instead, landlords must obtain a warrant of eviction from a New York Court. Typically landlords use a procedure called a summary eviction, that is heard in District Court in Nassau. Summary evictions have a lot of technical requirements, and the failure of a landlord to meet all of threm can provide an opportunity for a tenant to have the eviction proceeding dismissed. Summary eviction proceedings also present an opportunity for a tenant to delay eviction while negotiating a settlement with the landlord, if possible.