Queens foreclosure cases decreasing as state faces problems
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Though New York State continues to see high levels of foreclosure activity, New York City – including Queens — is experiencing a decrease in foreclosure cases, according to the state comptroller’s office. In a report released Monday, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli highlighted that New York State continues to face high levels of foreclosure activity as new […]

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Star of Queens: Sarah Feldman, Community Board 5
Sarah Feldman

Background: Sarah Feldman’s family was originally from New York City but moved to Houston in the ‘70s. Her parents then moved to the West Coast, where her father works for a software company. She moved back to New York in 2006 to study fine arts and web design at Parsons School of Design. Feldman moved […]

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New tax rebate may benefit those impacted by Sandy
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Homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy may soon see a property tax rebate coming their way. A City Council resolution was recently signed to call upon state legislators to introduce and pass a bill for the governor to sign, providing for a $500 rebate to some homeowners throughout the city. The program would assist New York homeowners […]

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Avella hopes to stop plans of overdevelopment on massive Whitestone vacant sites
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Winter may be coming to an end, but state Sen. Tony Avella isn’t planning a warm welcome for anyone who purchases a controversial site in Whitestone if they plan on overdeveloping the property or building something that doesn’t comply with zoning. The large property, which comprises six acres of vacant land near the intersection of 150th Street […]

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These five Queens neighborhoods were the borough’s hardest places to sell houses in 2014
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2014 was a great year for Queens real estate. More than $3.6 billion was spent on investment properties, according to a recent report, and in the final quarter of the year, the borough saw strong home sales. However, for a variety of reasons, such as price points and disinterest in the area or homes, some Queens neighborhoods […]

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