New York City's rent control law was temporarily extended tonight after Governor Andrew Cuomo called a special session ordering lawmakers to vote on the bill.

The law protects more than 1 million tenants until a new long term solution is able to be negotiated.

The accord which dates back to 1945 expired Wednesday night due to a political impasse in the Senate which first resulted in objection by Democrats and the Republican majority.

The extension runs until Monday at midnight, protecting tenants from rent hikes and eviction which some landlords might have sought in the wake of the bill's expiration.

The long term version of this law is connected to a bill that aims to cap property tax growth across the state.

The last day of the session is June 20th.