Assemblymember Ed Braunstein

Relief proposed for co-op owners
News Melissa Chan 3/13/2012 at 12:27PM

New legislation may lighten the load on co-op owners, while leaving their wallets heavy. According to Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember Ed Braunstein, property owners can currently fight city tax assessments through a “certiorari” process, but they said it is often costly and incurs “excessive legal fees.” “As a co-op shareholder, I understand this [...]

The Courier plays Santa for South Queens Boys & Girls Club
The Courier plays Santa for South Queens Boys & Girls Club
News Melissa Chan 12/16/2011 at 1:05PM

The Queens Courier got a sneak peek of what Christmas morning would be like for the youngsters of the South Queens Boys & Girls Club (SQBGC). On Thursday, December 15, Courier reporters — playing Santa and his Christmas elves — distributed hundreds of toys to the club’s underprivileged kids. Founded in 1957, SQBGC strives to [...]

Residents Gather to Mark Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
Residents Gather to Mark Tenth Anniversary of 9/11
News Jessica Lyons 10/12/2011 at 2:04PM

North Shore Towers residents were joined by local elected officials and members of law enforcement as they marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Board President Bob Ricken began by acknowledging Towers residents Tom Lyons and Todd Heiman. Lyons responded to Ground Zero following the attacks while Heiman worked at [...]