Council Poised to Renew Controversial Tax Lien Sales Program, With Tweaks to Protect Pandemic-Pummeled Homeowners
Housing advocates oppose the de Blasio-backed measure, which would extend a Giuliani-era debt-collection scheme for another four years while temporarily excluding financially ailing small owners.
The Department of Finance’s property division is examining “Unmanned Aircraft Systems” for tasks such as surveying tax lots, property mapping and aerial photography.
Harassment and lockouts pressure renters to leave their homes — but renters are fighting back with a little help from their friends. One way: “stoop court” sessions.
Demonstrators who have participated in marches since the spring say NYPD tactics have turned more violent amid recent “Count the Vote” protests. They blame the mayor and police commissioner.
Thousands of poll workers fanned out across the city, but many voting sites were calm and sparsely attended thanks to the droves of New Yorkers who cast ballots early.
Long lines wrapped Madison Square Garden, the Barclays Center and other poll sites as many cast their ballots in the Trump-Biden race Saturday amid a pandemic.
Pandemic postponement of the city’s annual property tax lien sale highlights burdens on cash-strapped property owners, advocates say — and an opportunity to reclaim real estate for affordable housing.
The suit filed by South Elliott Place residents came after the latest spate of alleged threats and harassment. “We have no choice but to take legal action,” one tenant said.
A resident was allegedly forced out of their room — one of two purported attempted lockouts there this month. Housing advocates across the city say some building owners are trying to make illegal end-runs around the pandemic-spurred evictions freeze.
A year after THE CITY spot-checked bus stops near two dozen precincts and police buildings to see where police vehicles were parked illegally, the problem seems to have only gotten worse.
The local Lebanese community is organizing to help family and friends after the Beirut blast. It’s a balancing act of mourning and political action, tinged with despair.
Residents on a stretch of St. John’s Place in Prospect Heights gave away meals and showed solidarity with Black Lives Matter demonstrators during a summer like no other.
Reductions to the Sanitation Department’s role in rat mitigation could mean a blow to New York City’s humans — and a big win for its vermin.
Archdiocese Admits Accused Predator Priest Is Still Manhattan Pastor as Four More Abuse Suits Are Filed
Msgr. John Paddack, now the subject of 11 Child Victims Act lawsuits, is still pastor of Notre Dame Church Morningside Heights, THE CITY has learned.
Some labor experts fear that keeping employees safe, especially nonunion workers, in the era of coronavirus will be difficult without more proactive government oversight.
Despite playgrounds being out of use for months, the New York City Housing Authority has made minimal progress on fixes desperately needed even before the coronavirus struck.
Fury grew after Commissioner Dermot Shea announced there are no plans to bench the cop caught on video punching a homeless man on the subway.
“Zip-tie”-style wrist restraints — used heavily during arrests of demonstrators recently — leaves some detainees saying they’ve suffered lingering damage.
People flocked to parks, boardwalks and outdoor dining as the city endured its first heat wave of the pandemic.
Business interruption insurance doesn’t count during a pandemic, the industry argues. Shopkeepers and others say they just want what they believe they paid for.