Senior centers have been shuttered, libraries have slashed their hours and more than 1,000 city workers face layoffs, reports New York Daily News.
Who’s to blame?
City officials say at least some of the heat is on music mogul Sean (Diddy) Combs, hip-hop legend Doug E. Fresh, Mickey Rourke’s plastic surgeon and Remy Ma’s defense lawyer.
They’re among thousands of people and companies that collectively owe $1.9 billion, the city says.
Diddy’s Bad Boy Entertainment, which faces a $996,000 bill for illegally plastering posters around the city.
A spokesman described the bill as a “bureaucratic error,” saying it was paid by a partner company three years ago but the city hasn’t updated the record. A city spokesman said lawyers are reviewing the issue.
Douglas Davis – better known as Doug E. Fresh – did not return calls about the $191,000 in business taxes.