Author Archives: Jano Tantongco

Co-op & condo tax hike capped at 10%


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

City councilmembers have reached a deal with the mayor’s administration to put a temporary cap on the increases in market values to limit increases in taxes for co-ops and condos. Over the next two years, increases in valuations will be limited to 10 percent each year. By the end of that period, Councilmember Mark Weprin […]

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Sex offender looted St. Mel’s


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

A convicted sex offender, Joseph Denice, from Whitestone recently pled guilty to charges of forging checks from St. Mel’s School in Flushing, stealing more than $7,700, according to Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown. Denice has been jailed since his arrest in January. “The defendant has admitted his guilt and acknowledged that he used his […]

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Gas tank site becomes people’s park


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

A local civic association leader’s hard work has paid off because the new Elmhurst Park he has campaigned for will soon officially open. Nine years in the making, the park was the fruit of the Juniper Park Civic Association’s (JPCA) appealing to local elected officials and community organizing. JCPA President Robert Holden believed that the […]

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Co-op Council mulls lawsuit over valuations


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

A coalition of angry Queens co-op presidents and local elected officials recently led a “tax revolt” at City Hall, where they protested what they claim to be unfair valuations for co-ops and condos. The initial roll, released in January, listed some valuations increasing by as much as 147 percent in northeast Queens, while the city-wide […]

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Gas tank site becomes people’s park


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

A local civic association leader’s hard work has paid off because the new Elmhurst Park he has campaigned for will soon officially open. Nine years in the making, the park was the fruit of the Juniper Park Civic Association’s (JPCA) appealing to local elected officials and community organizing. JCPA President Robert Holden believed that the […]

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Ground broken on Queens Museum of Art expansion


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

The Queens Museum of Art broke ground for its expansion project on Tuesday, April 12, which will include the addition of 50,000 square feet of new galleries, classrooms, event spaces, a cafeteria and a museum shop. The project, costing $65 million, is currently underway and is set to be completed at the end of 2013. […]

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Ground broken on Queens Museum of Art expansion


| jtantongco@queenscourier.com

The Queens Museum of Art broke ground for its expansion project on Tuesday, April 12, which will include the addition of 50,000 square feet of new galleries, classrooms, event spaces, a cafeteria and a museum shop. The project, costing $65 million, is currently underway and is set to be completed at the end of 2013. […]

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