New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, center, speaks during a news conference, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in New York. New York state will get $800 million as its share of a national $16.65 billion settlement with Bank of America over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the financial crisis. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

NY awarding $20M for land bank

The New York Attorney General’s Office says it has awarded $20 million to help land banks restore abandoned properties.