How's this for City stupidity:
A City-owned parcel of land in Brooklyn was turned into an illegal parking lot by a squatter, who netted more than $168,000 in income per year off of it over the past 10 years. That's right, not a typo - 10 years. The City owned a piece of land that they apparently never checked on or put to use. The guy is now claiming squatter's rights because he's been operating there for so long, so the city arrested him for criminal trespass.
The City probably wants to sell it to a developer now and that's why they have their panties in a bunch.