Can I take home repairs off my rent?

I live in Queens NY and I have leaks in my closet that I told my landlord on April, he still has not repaired it and it s getting worse, can I legally repair it myself and take parts and labor out of my rent? I would wait but as a carpenter I know that it ll get worse and way more expensive than just flushing... show more I live in Queens NY and I have leaks in my closet that I told my landlord on April, he still has not repaired it and it s getting worse, can I legally repair it myself and take parts and labor out of my rent? I would wait but as a carpenter I know that it ll get worse and way more expensive than just flushing cement, plaster and paint
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