SUPREME COURT OF NEW YORK, APPELLATE DIVISION, SECOND DEPARTMENT
October 6, 1969
YOUNG ISRAEL OF FAR ROCKAWAY INC., RESPONDENT,
CITY OF NEW YORK, APPELLANT
Appeal by defendant from so much of an order and judgment (one paper) of the Supreme Court, Queens County, dated March 7, 1969, as granted plaintiff's motion for summary judgment insofar as the motion was for cancellation of the 1965/66 real estate taxes on plaintiff's property. 59 Misc. 2d 4.
Brennan, Acting P. J., Hopkins, Benjamin and Martuscello, JJ., concur; Kleinfeld, J., not voting.
Plaintiff, a domestic religious corporation, brought this action to cancel real estate taxes which were assessed by defendant against premises conveyed to plaintiff on February 4, 1965. Two causes of action were pleaded, the first as to the 1965/66 taxes and the second as to the 1964/65 taxes. Since the closing of title did not occur until 10 days after the taxable status day of January 25 which is provided for by section 157 of the New York City Charter, the subject property was not owned by plaintiff, so far as the tax year 1965/66 is concerned, within the meaning of section 420 of the Real Property Tax Law. Accordingly, the property was not exempt from real estate taxation for that year.
Order and judgment reversed insofar as appealed from, on the law, with $10 costs and disbursements; in accordance, all the decretal paragraphs of the order and judgment are struck out, except the second, which dismissed the second cause of action; appellant's cross motion for summary judgment on the first cause of action granted; and complaint dismissed.
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