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"Counterfeit Triangle" Partly Reopened

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Today, the mayor's office announced that it would reopen eight Canal Street buildings that have remained shut since a big counterfeit bust back in 2008. To get their storefronts back, explains Curbed, landlords had to pay the city $800,000 and pledge to stop letting their tenants do illegal things. Making people promise to behave themselves seems to be a move right out of the camp counselor playbook, but Mayor Bloomberg seems to think it's a crucial step. "Property owners should know that they are responsible for what goes on in their buildings," he said. [Curbed]