2008_11_fourhund.jpgAfter Mayor Bloomberg announced that the popular $400 property rebate to homeowners would end given the city's economic problems, City Councilman Domenic Recchia started an online petition that urges Mayor Bloomberg to reinstate the rebate. Recchia said, "Every penny counts for New Yorkers struggling to make ends meet. Countless constituents have told me they rely on the rebate check for a variety of activities, from holiday shopping to home heating costs." You can sign the petition here--there are 761 signatures so far. And Councilman Vincent Ignizio and others are investigating whether a lawsuit can be filed to make sure the rebates continue.