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The city’s tawdriest tabloid has proven itself tight-fisted this holiday season, refusing to reimburse a Brooklyn Heights woman after one of its delivery trucks totaled her car.

In early October, a New York Post delivery truck collided with a passenger car near the dangerous intersection of Congress and Henry streets, sending both vehicles into at least six parked cars.

One of those autos was the 1990 Toyota owned by Jenny Lazar, of Henry Street.

Lazar claims that witnesses told her that the Post truck was responsible for the damage to her car. And according to New York State law, the car that causes the damage — not the vehicle that causes the accident — is liable.

But, Lazar has had no luck getting the Post to cough up.

“Their position is that another driver forced the truck into my car. But they’re still liable,” said Lazar. “This is silly! It’s not $80 million. It’s less than $3,000. I just need a new car.”

A spoksman for the Post refused to comment.

Even if the Post doesn’t end up paying Lazar, the scrappy tabloid has lost at least one potential reader.

“I refuse to read the Post now,” said Lazar. “I know it’s corny, but I really believe newspapers are here to serve the community. This is just the worst example of being irresponsi­ble.”

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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