Shut Down For Non-Payment Of Taxes
There are two signs on the door at Duffy’s Liquors on Beach 129 Street. The first says, "Back in Five Minutes." The second shows that the store was seized on Tuesday by agents from the State’s Department of Taxation and Finance. "Warning, this property has been seized for nonpayment of taxes, and is now in the possession of the State of New York," the second sign, in bright orange, states. While other proprietors on the street say they believe the show will reopen before Christmas, state officials say that the stock has been seized and may be sold to pay off the lien. Pictured, the state’s sign.