The owner of such building or any person interested therein may in his or her answer dispute the necessity of the destruction of such building or part thereof, as the case may be. In such case, the court shall not take steps to ascertain the value of the property unless proof is made of the necessity of such destruction.

Terms Used In N.Y. New York City Administrative Code 17-161

  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.