BREAKING THE LAW IN NEW YORK
Imagine what would happen to you if you didn't pay your taxes. You would get hit with interest and fines up to your nose. Let's not mention the threatening letters to repossess your property or license to operate.
Apparently, there's a two tier law book. Why would businesses not pay their taxes in an orderly manner if they are going to get hit with massive penalties? Could it be they don't pay penalties or the amount owed? Does the amount get forgiven or written off?
Some interesting comments:
Actually, Brookfield got a waiver on zoning regulations to build a taller and more profitable building in exchange for Zucotti Park. It wasn't some charitable gift to the city, it was a quid pro quo. They got what they wanted, a taller more profitable building, now, they don't like the public using their cement plaza and want to renegotiate.
Brookfield got stimulus money for some green energy cr@p, and they didn't pay their taxes...
The City Forced Brookfield Properties into making Zucotti park and Making it open 24 hours a day unlike every single other City Park.
[Article] Brookfield Properties, the Zuccotti Park owners, do not like to follow tax laws