The conveyance is not without controversy, it seems (NY Post: "Sometimes crime does pay.") Former city official Henry Stern views the episode as sui generis: "giving away buildings in lower Manhattan to people who break into them and declare themselves owners should not be considered the new public policy of the city of New York."
NYC: million dollar property transferred to squatters
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