Dear CPLR 5704 (b):
What set the landlord off to the Appellate Term to obtain a 5704 (b) order? Is the Order to Show Cause scheduled for Housing Court or at the Appellate Term? If at the Appellate Term call the court and request information. If at the Housing Court, check the court's website for an appropriate form:
If you need to oppose the OTSC, you must do so with an affidavit. If your excuses are recognized as reasonable, you may succeed to get the time you need to pay the rent.
The answer provided to you is in the nature of general information. The general proposition being that you should try to avoid a bad outcome if you can.