Town Of Hempstead Considers Legislation To Clean Up 'Zombie' PropertiesA proposed law would cut out red tape so the town can cut weeds quickly and often, then attach the cost to the property tax bill.
Democratic Lawmakers Push For 'Zombie Houses' Bill In Nassau CountyDemocratic members of the Nassau County Legislature and community members held a news conference in Mineola ahead of a possible vote Monday night.
Number Of 'Zombie Homes' Growing On Long Island, Survey SaysThe problem is especially bad in Suffolk County, where there has been a 12 percent jump since earlier this year.
NY Regulators Say 11 Lenders To Monitor Vacant PropertiesThe banks, mortgage companies and credit unions represent nearly 70 percent of the New York market and will adopt practices to limit the damage from so-called "zombie properties."
Schneiderman Pushes For 'Zombie Homes' Bill On Long IslandIt would require lenders to take responsibility for properties soon after they are vacated, not at the end of a foreclosure process.
Nassau Conty Rolls Out New System To Track, Clean Up 'Zombie Houses'"Abandoned properties have become breeding grounds for mold and crime, and are a welcome mat for squatters," Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano said.
Brookhaven Declares War On 'Zombie Homes,' Tears Down Miller Place HouseBrookhaven Township's new blighted property law employs a point system "for each health, safety or building violations." After 100 points, the house may be torn down.
LI Residents Want Foreclosed ‘Zombie Properties’ Out Of Gold Coast NeighborhoodsMany communities are dealing with run down properties, and some are nestled in between multi-million dollar mansions.
Bronx Tenant Living Rent-Free In Disputed 'Zombie' HouseIt's a deal too good to be true: living rent-free in New York City. But that's what is happening at a two-family house in the Morris Park section of the Bronx
'Zombie' Homes Without Owners Forgotten By BanksThe rundown, ramshackle wrecks in the areas are the physical remnants of the sub-prime mortgage bubble that neighbors say is a problem, but no one’s business.