2006 New York Code - "owner" Defined.

    §  781.  "Owner"  defined.   As used in this article, the term "owner"
  shall mean and include the owner  or  owners  of  the  freehold  of  the
  premises  or  lesser  estate therein, mortgagee or vendee in possession,
  assignee of rents, receiver, executor, trustee, lessee,  agent,  or  any
  other  person, firm or corporation, directly or indirectly in control of
  a dwelling, but shall not  include  a  receiver  appointed  pursuant  to
  section three hundred nine of the multiple dwelling law.

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