Who can file a mechanic’s lien on account of public improvement?

It would seem like a basic tenant of the Lien Law but the Second Department recently reaffirmed the principle that in order to file a mechanic’s lien on account of a public improvement in New York the lienor must be a “person furnishing materials” towards to construction of a public improvement.  The case is Matter of Heavy Constr. Co. Inc. v. Metro Constr. Equities, Inc.

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