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Foreclosures Take a Big Toll

In February, 49 state attorneys general and five of the nation’s largest lenders reached a $25 billion settlement intended to provide financial relief to more than one million current and former homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages. However, the deal also created new guidelines that could make it easier for lenders to issue more foreclosure notices – potentially bringing a new spike in such actions, noted Daren Blomquist, vice president of RealtyTrac, which tracks foreclosure data.

More than 105,000 foreclosure notices were issued in New York City between 2001 and 2011. This interactive graphic to the right offers a year-by-year view, neighborhood by neighborhood.