Once Dead, a Lawsuit Advocating More Fairness in NYC Property Taxes Is Revived

A lawsuit alleging that New York City’s property tax system unfairly burdens low-income residents was dismissed by a high court a few years ago, but it now has new life. Tax Equity Now New York, or TENNY, brought the suit in 2017 against the city and the state, claiming NYC’s property tax system is inequitable, opaque, and forces some people to pay an uneven share of the state’s tax revenues.