The Civil Court of the City of New York has jurisdiction over civil cases involving amounts up to $25,000 and other civil matters referred to it by the Supreme Court. It includes a small claims part for informal dispositions of matters not exceeding $5,000 and a landlord and tenant/housing part for landlord-tenant matters of unlimited amounts and housing code violations.
about Small Claims Court, including how to represent yourself, start a case, and more, on the website of the New York
State Unified Court System:
Page Updated 9/28/2016