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NY Post

Homeowners in an exclusive waterfront enclave in Brooklyn thought Hurricane Sandy was as cruel a blow as they could suffer — until the taxman proved them wrong.

The city is claiming that property values have actually shot up for many homes in Manhattan Beach and it’s going ahead with hefty tax hikes for the houses devastated by the October superstorm, shocked property owners told The Post.

Homeowners in other neighborhoods hit by Sandy, including Coney Island, the Rockaways and parts of Staten Island, also said they’ve received increases.

“This is totally insensitive and heartless,” said Ira Zalcman, president of the Manhattan Beach Community Group, which has received more than 30 complaints from residents about the hikes.

Paul Martinka

“We just sustained one of the worst national disasters in our nation’s history, and now the city is delusional, claiming our property values went up.”



  1. ironyCurtain

    February 12th, 2013

    Keep voting for liberals, New Yorkers, then act surprised when this happens.

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  2. reddecaesari

    February 12th, 2013

    before i get out my hanky, who did they vote for?

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  3. Martin Hessler

    February 12th, 2013

    Taxes going up? Then you have the deep satisfaction of knowing you have served the Fatherland.

    It will be your privilege to go broke for the New America!
    At last, you’re paying your fair share. I guess elections do have consequences, don’t they?

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  4. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 12th, 2013

    Martin Hessler: It’s re-education camp for you. You’re NEVER paying your fair share, only moving toward it.

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  5. BILL

    February 12th, 2013

    ha ha ha !

    matters who you vote for after all!

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  6. Claudia

    February 12th, 2013


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  7. Billy Fuster

    February 12th, 2013

    HA HA HA HA HA! I hope the whole damn east coast falls into the sea. And while you’re there take the west coast with you! HA HA HA HA HA!

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  8. Stranded in Sonoma

    February 12th, 2013

    Of course your property value and taxes went up. You’re white and you survived. If you wanted lower taxes you should not have had the temerity to live. Just kill yourself and the taxes will be lower for the next family we redistribute your property to.

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  9. OozleFanoozle

    February 12th, 2013

    It’s as if the bureaucrats are asking to be kicked in the butt.

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  10. Steve

    February 12th, 2013

    If the Lamestream gets a hold of this, it will be the conservatives fault–mark my words!

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