2006 New York Code - Answer.

    § 773. Answer. At the time when the petition is to be heard, the owner
  and  any  mortgagee or lienor of record, shall answer in writing. If the
  notice of petition was served at least eight days  before  the  time  at
  which  it was noticed to be heard and it so demands, the answer shall be
  served at least three days before the time the petition is noticed to be
  heard and any reply shall be served at least one day before such time.

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