Tag Archive: Bay Terrace Community Alliance

Mar 03 2013

Borough Presidents Candidate Night Advisory

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THE BAY TERRACE COMMUNITY ALLIANCE
 
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
 
CLEARVIEW GOLF COURSE CLUBHOUSE
202-12 WILLETS POINT BLVD.
BAYSIDE, NY 11360
 

ALL DECLARED CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE OF QUEENS BOROUGH PRESIDENT HAVE BEEN INVITED

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Aug 30 2012

Bay Terrace Community Alliance Hosts Candidates Night 2012

 Everyone is welcome to attend.

 

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
UNITED STATES SENATE
MEMBER OF CONGRESS (3RD DISTRICT)
STATE SENATE (11TH DISTRICT)
STATE ASSEMBLY (26TH DISTRICT)
FORMER CITY COUNCIL MEMBER MELINDA KATZ WILL HONOR AMERICA BY PERFORMING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2012 @ 7:00 PM
BAY TERRACE JEWISH CENTER
13-00 209TH ST., BAY TERRACE, NY 11360

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Feb 14 2012

Judge Recommends Court Drawn Lines

The President of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance, Warren Schreiber is pleased with a federal judge’s recommendation to have the courts redraw the district lines.

Bayside Patch: A federal judge is recommending court intervention in the redistricting process, after considering a lawsuit co-filed by a Bay Terrace man.

Bay Terrace Community Alliance President Warren Schreiber in December blogged on Patch that he filed the suit to prevent self-serving gerrymandering.

The New York Times reports it was inaction by legislators that led Judge Dora L. Irizarry to recommend that the redrawing of political maps be handled by a court-appointed official.

The Legislative Task Force on Demographic Research, referred to more commonly as the “LATFOR” committee, has not yet produced a map of Congressional districts, the Times pointed out

The timeline to produce those lines is more crunched than in past years.

Last month, the state bumped Congressional primaries up from September to June, to assure that troops stationed abroad will receive absentee ballots in time, reports the Times.

A Board of Elections flub up in 2010 brought ballots overseas to U.S. soldiers from Queens and other NYS counties too late for them to be received back by the initial deadline.

“As one of the plaintiffs bringing this action, I couldn’t be more pleased with the ruling of Judge Irizarry,” said Schreiber wrote on his Facebook page on Tuesday. “It’s a terrific decision,” he added.

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Jan 27 2012

Queens Co-op Owners Unite To Fight Tax Increases

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From HabitatMag: In a replay of last year, when a purported computer “glitch” skyrocketed property-tax assessments with increases as high as 146 percent, a coalition of Queens co-op and condo developments is preparing to fight newly announced increases of as much as 50 percent.

Jan. 27, 2012 — Every January, the New York City Department of Finance releases preliminary figures for the coming fiscal year’s property-tax assessments. Homeowners, typically, often contest these figures, and in a standard legal process called tax certiorari eventually receive a refund. The city even offers a database of property-tax refunds. But something different happened last year, when the DoF hit some co-ops in northeastern Queens with demonstrably unrealistic, triple-digit increases that shocked all reasonable observers. Yet it took public outrage in the form of protests and a widespread tax revolt before the DoF finally begin to question figures so obviously and blatantly incorrect. And now this year, say community leaders, it’s all happening again.

Despite an average 4.1 percent increase over last year in Queens overall, according to tentative figures by the DoF, “My own properties have increased an average of 7.7 percent,” says Warren Schreiber, board president of the 200-unit Section 1 of the 12-section Bay Terrace Cooperative, who says co-ops in northeastern Queens are seeing high double-digit spikes. “At Deepdale Gardens, one of the biggest garden apartment complexes in Queens, each one of their block and lots came in at a 50 percent increase. At another Alley Pond, they came in at about 47 percent.”

We may go forward and demand the resignation of Commissioner Frankel.

Bob Friedrich, president of Glen Oaks Villageand co-president, with Schreiber, of the co-op /condo board-member group the Presidents Co-op Council, estimates the average increase at his 2,904-unit co-op complex at about 21 percent. “And we can’t forget about last year,” he says, “when we were increased 50 percent with a five-year phase-in, 10 percent a year. Now we’re seeing huge increases again. It is unsustainable, unfordable and unacceptable. They are pushing the middle class out of this city very quickly.” These are just unaffordable increases in an economic period of time that is completely unjustified.

Among the other boroughs, Brooklyn saw a 4.2 percent average increase over last year while Manhattan’s average jumped nearly five 5%, according to figures that the DoF released on Jan. 19.

And just as the Queens coalition did successfully last year (see “Finance Dept. Admits Computer ‘Glitch’ in Huge Co-op/Condo Tax Overvaluation” and related articles), Schreiber vows that co-op / condo owners in northeastern Queens will again mount a tax protest, which had involved town-hall meetings with officials, street protests and a City Hall rally.

For Full Article: http://www.habitatmag.com/Publication-Content/2012-January/Featured-Articles/Queens-NY-co-op-tax-revolt-2012#.TyMP7831jBc 


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