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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.

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City Tax Collectors Seek Flying Drone Army to Assess Your Home

The Department of Finance’s property division is examining "Unmanned Aircraft Systems" for tasks such as surveying tax lots, property mapping and aerial photography.

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Tapped-Out Tenants Take Charge as Landlords Pursue End Runs Around Eviction Moratorium

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.

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De Blasio Cites Cops’ Light Touch, But Some Protesters Charge Increased Brutality

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.

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Last in Line: Late-Shift Voters Escape Crowds on Quiet Election Day

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.

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First in Line: Eager and Anxious New Yorkers Kick Off Early Voting for 2020 Election

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.

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Council Considers Killing the Tax-Collection Machine Rudy Giuliani Built

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.

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Fort Greene Tenants in Commune ‘Lockout’ Fight Sue Landlord as They Get NYC’s Help

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.

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Tenants of Fort Greene Brownstone Commune Charge Landlord Harassment

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.

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Pandemic or Not, Parked NYPD Cars Still Dangerously Block Bus Stops

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.