Putting tolls on the East River Bridges won’t solve NYC’s traffic problems, lawmaker says
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Don’t even think about it! That was the message Assemblyman David Weprin presented on Wednesday regarding a proposal to install tolls on the free East River crossings such as the Ed Koch-Queensboro, Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges. Weprin made his remarks during a panel discussion at the World Trade Center titled “Getting from Here to […]

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Queens homeowners deserve a city tax rebate, says one lawmaker
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With the Great Recession now a bitter memory, some City Council members want the city to re-institute a tax break for homeowners that disappeared amid the financial turmoil. Councilman Eric Ulrich was one of five legislators who signed a letter to City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito asking her to support legislation that would bring back […]

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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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