Dear Ozone Park Tenant:
You will need to measure the livable floor space in the apartment by square feet and apply the formula set out in the NYC Housing Maintenance Code for the maximum number of adults and children allowed by City law:
">>>Sec. 27-2075 Maximum permitted occupancy
a. No dwelling unit shall be occupied by a greater number of persons than is permitted by this section.
1. Every person occupying an apartment in a class A or class B multiple dwelling or in a tenant-occupied apartment in a one- or two-family dwelling shall have a livable area of not less than eighty square feet. The maximum number of persons who may occupy any such apartment shall be determined by dividing the total livable floor area of the apartment by eighty square feet. For every two persons who may lawfully occupy an apartment, one child under four may also reside therein, except that a child under four is permitted in an apartment lawfully occupied by one person. No residual floor area of less than eighty square feet shall be counted in determining the maximum permitted occupancy for such apartment.
The floor area of a kitchen or kitchenette shall be included in measuring the total liveable floor area of an apartment but the floor area for private halls, foyers, bathrooms or water closets shall be excluded.
Your greater issue is to recover your rent stabilization rights and correct the legal rent you must pay and recover or file a complaint for illegal rent overcharges.
Make sure your building is not exempt based on substantial rehabilitation:
Even so with a J51 tax abatement the building becomes rent stabilized.
So visit your local office for a conference with a counselor.
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.