NEW YORK POST --With no chance to pass, de Blasio passes on luxe apartment tax

Mayor de Blasio isn’t going to support a luxury tax on apartments valued at $5 million or more that are owned by absentee landlords because it doesn’t stand a chance in Albany, according to sources.

“My understanding is a luxury tax for absentee landlords is not going forward,” said one source. “The absentee-landlord tax is a nonstarter.”

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