Volume 79, Number 6 | July 15 - 21, 2009
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933


Photo by William Alatriste, NYC Council

Westbeth rents won’t be so taxing with abatement

Council Speaker Christine Quinn, center, joined Westbeth leaders George Cominskie and Mae Gamble in the City Council chamber at the end of last month, after the Council passed legislation renewing a tax abatement for the West Village artists’ housing complex for another 40 years. Had Westbeth not received the abatement, each apartment in the complex, at West and Bethune Sts., would have had to pay $200 more per month to cover the property taxes.

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