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If rent is due on the same date every month under the lease contract, then there is no legal obligation for the landlord to send out a reminder invoice each month and it is up to the tenant to remember that rent is due.
With that said, if your rent is due on the 15th, and it is unpaid, then under NY law, the landlord can give you a written 3 day notice to pay or vacate. N.Y. Real Prop. Acts Law § 711(2 If you are able to pay the rent within that 3 days, starting from the day after delivery, then you are fine and the landlord couldn't proceed with any eviction action. If the landlord chooses to give you 5 days instead of 3, that is their choice and would be binding..
But if you were unable to pay within that 5 days, then the landlord can proceed with a formal eviction action in housing court to obtain a judgment for eviction and then a writ of possession to have the marshall physically remove you from the property.