Tag Archive: Warren Schreiber

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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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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Jan 09 2012

A New Years Brunch In Whitestone…

A lovely brunch was held at the home of Debra Markell, President of Waterside Estates at Cresthaven Homeowners Association, and hosted by State Committeeman Matthew Silverstein (D-26) Markell, respectfully, and Warren Schreiber, the President of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. Many elected officials were in attendance and over 125 guests had passed through to a warm reception. Pictured above, NYC Comptroller John Liu, Matthew Silverstein, Mary Conaty, Debra Markell Kleiner, Warren Schreiber, and NYS Assemblyman David Weprin.

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Matthew Silverstein, Debra Markell and Warren Schreiber.

City Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, Assemblyman Michael DenDekker, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and State Senator Toby Stavisky.

Matthew Silverstein, Assemblywoman Grace Meng, Debra Markell Kleinert, and Warren Schreiber.

An annual New Years Brunch was attended by over 125 friends and supporters on Sunday, according to Matthew Silverstein, who hosted the event with Debra Markell and Warren Schreiber. Queens-Politics was invited to the brunch, now in it’s second year (a hearty thank you), however our Editor  had a commitment to volunteer in Auburndale that went into overtime. Looks like big things may be happening…

Pictures courtesy of Matthew Silverstein.

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Dec 09 2011

The North Queens Cyber Soapbox

From Daysofourlives.comBreaking News: Silverstein takes on Governor from his toilet in Bay Terrace; pens complaint while taking a crap.

It’s the Thursday morning north Queens Cyber Soapbox, and like the times of ancient Rome when people would stand on their soapbox and preach to the crowd, now we do it on the internet.

This morning I received a dozen emails, voicemails, facebook messages etc. that pointed out different leads, different angles. But the real story is the cyber soapbox, where all the local leaders, friend and foe alike, share their presence on the internet.

I woke up to Steve Behar talking about the President.

A lengthy conversation took place in regards to Dan Halloran’s 6-page article in the Village Voice. There’s no right or wrong answer. It is what it is.

Bob Friedrich has regained his column in the Times Ledger between William Lewis (an Occupy basher) and Dee Richard to give a right leaning spin to every possible issue. A few folks were talking about that.

Elio Forcina had an urgent prayer request, “Please pray for the soul of a desperate mother whose children were starving in Texas-after being denied food stamps for the 5th time in months , she shot her 2 children, they are in the ICU and killed herself at the welfare office.”

Dan Halloran was posting pictures of the renovated Council Chambers.

Mathew Silverstein hailed a blog post on the Courier website as a monumental achievement. Apparently he’s angry over a $700 tuition hike at CUNY Schools. He  did not mention how hard our parochial schools have been hit nor did he relish in the MTA Payroll tax that will save non-public schools 8 million dollars next year.

Warren Schreiber, President of the Bay Terrace Community alliance continues to be way too nosey.

Al Centola, President of the Malba Gardens Civic mentioned his online impersonator that wrote a few unkind words about the Welcome to Whitestone Civic President, Devon O’Connor on the Times Ledger web page. This is why we don’t allow anonymous comments on Queens-Politics.com.

Whitestone Village was disappointed that Ed Braunstein couldn’t make it to the fundraiser held Wednesday night at Verdi’s. Ed was held up in negotiation in Albany, but Cheers to the guys for their hard work.

Till next week,

-QP

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