i also would like to add that the land lord said they are not interested in renewing any lease with myself or him and just want him out of the apartment. i just dont see myself being responsible for a lease, when the lease is already up and i already vacated the premises.
OK. Then why ask the question? A landlord commences a holdover proceeding against the tenants named on the lease; only your co-tenant will be evicted but the case will be against you as well. My suggestion is that you secure protection from the coming lawsuit in advance. And, your sense of the kindness of New York law is misplaced. Whether you were too blame or not blame, you will have to deal with either defending yourself in the lawsuit or pre-empting the issue. Use an attorney to help you out.