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  • it’s about real estate stupid

    CM Weprin really fumbled that last line about the people who just drive through the Central Business District. I don’t have a transcript, but he basically said that “they especially shouldn’t be taxed because they are not even benefiting from driving through the city”.

    Talk about a windshield mentality. If he thinks Manhattan’s primary economic value is to hold up the bridges, he severely underestimates the value of the real estate in the CBD.

    He should take a good look at the city’s finances and tax base.

    Mr. Weprin
    Q: Have you ever wondered why real estate taxes are much less in Queens than across the border in Nassau County?

    A: Manhattan’s real estate and high income tax base PERIOD


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