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A sign on the wall of building in the New York neighborhood of Soho warns truck drivers of a vault underneath the sidewalk,  on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Many buildings have basements that extend underneath the sidewalk, called a vault. The hollow space cannot support the weight of a vehicle. New York started to tax vaults in 1962 but enforcement began in earnest in 1989. Many owners sealed off the vault to avoid the tax but the hollow space remains. (© Richard B. Levine)
A sign on the wall of building in the New York neighborhood of Soho warns truck drivers of a vault underneath the sidewalk, on Sunday, June 7, 2015. Many buildings have basements that extend underneath the sidewalk, called a vault. The hollow space cannot support the weight of a vehicle. New York started to tax vaults in 1962 but enforcement began in earnest in 1989. Many owners sealed off the vault to avoid the tax but the hollow space remains. (© Richard B. Levine)
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