Tag Archive: Bayside Hills Civic

Aug 28 2012

A Non-profit Caught Electioneering

Bragg Blog’s post on the Bayside Hills Civic Association:

Jerry Iannece’s Non-Profit Explicilty Promotes Candidacy, Questions Voting For Jewish Opponent

Take a look at this screen shot from the Bayside Hills Civic Association website, a non-profit.

Not only is the group explicitly promoting the electoral prospects of its president, Assembly candidate Jerry Iannence (which is a definite no-no for a nonprofit), but it also offers the following poll question, asking “How should an American decide on a candidate?”

“Pick the candidate with the most experience and a long record of service to the community” or “Pick the candidate whose ethnicity is the same as yours, even if she or he is not qualified to hold office.”

Iannece is Italian-American, while his opponent, former Assembly staffer Nily Rozic is originally from Israel (before moving to Argentina, then Queens.) Like her predecessor, Assemblyman Rory Lancman, who gave up the seat to run for Congress, she is Jewish.

It’s a heavily Jewish district, and clearly that poll question is quite inappropriate. I’m still awaiting comment from Iannece’s campaign, though it’s kind of late at night, and I just asked. Certainly, it’s not clear who wrote this.

The offensive question has now been taken down, thoughthere’s still plenty on the website explicitly promoting Iannece.

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Oct 18 2011

Gang of 6 Approves Disputed Variance, Community Vexed

Michael Feiner, President of the Bayside Hills Civic Association is not happy.

 More Crap coming to Bayside.

After a long drawn out  battle, the Bayside Hills Civic was finally defeated by the Board of Standards and Appeals decision regarding an application for a zoning variance by  controversial developer, Paul Bonfilio.

Residents everywhere are steaming over the decision.

The application made by Denis Forde of Rockchapel Realty, LLC., and architect Paul Bonfillio was approved this afternoon by a vote of 6-0 despite fierce community opposition.

The location, at 50-20 216 Street, in Bayside has been a source of contention for concerned residents that want to preserve the character of their neighborhood by resisting development.

Michael Feiner President of the Bayside Hills Civic said the decision will have unforetold consequences on the shape of the neighborhood.

“They set a precedent today – we’ll have these monstrosities up the gazoo,” declared Feiner who believes that architect, “Paul Bonfilio is in bed with developers.”

No kidding Michael. We’ll try even harder next time -QP

Google Maps location of approved monstrosity.


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