Bay Terrace Community Alliance

SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
SANDY ONE YEAR LATER: Co-ops, condos still waiting for disaster aid
News Melissa Chan 10/25/2013 at 11:11AM

A proposed federal law that would bring disaster aid to co-op and condo communities has not come any closer to being passed nearly one year after Sandy. “It just doesn’t make sense,” said Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance. “It’s just prolonging the financial hardship on co-ops. Right now, we’re stuck footing [...]

Comfort station coming to Little Bay Park
Comfort station coming to Little Bay Park
News Melissa Chan 4/04/2013 at 4:19PM

Local leaders broke ground on a comfort station at Little Bay Park, marking the start of construction to a long-awaited project. “A comfort station at a great park like Little Bay Park has been long overdue,” said State Senator Tony Avella. Residents have urged the city’s Parks Department for about seven years to put public [...]

Co-op, condo owners have one month before city can take away tax abatement
News Melissa Chan 3/14/2013 at 5:04PM

Some co-op and condo owners have one month to prove their residency before the city takes away their tax abatement benefits. According to co-op leaders, a large number of residents have received a notice in the mail from the city’s Department of Finance (DOF) stating they have until April 1 to verify their apartment unit [...]

Law keeps co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants
Law keeps co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants
News Melissa Chan 1/11/2013 at 2:22PM

A glitch in the law is keeping co-op owners from receiving federal storm recovery grants, officials said. According to Congressmember Steve Israel, co-ops are shouldering the costs of repair for Sandy-inflicted damages because they are categorized as “business associations,” making them ineligible for federal grants — only loans. The Stafford Act, which governs how the [...]

Legislature leaves co-op, condo owners in the lurch
News Melissa Chan 11/29/2012 at 2:00PM

City co-op and condo owners may have to ante up more in taxes after lawmakers said the state Legislature may not reconvene this year to pass promised relief. “We had hoped the Legislature would meet and pass the annual abatement. It looks like we’re not going back,” said State Senator Tony Avella. “It’s going to [...]

New council lines divide interests
New council lines divide interests
News Terence M. Cullen 9/05/2012 at 2:54PM

Small changes will be made to several city council lines in Queens under the first draft of new districts, but some say the lines break up areas with a common interest or concern. The drafted lines are in sync with data from the 2010 census to even out population distribution throughout each district. A number [...]

Little Bay Park project stall is little ‘comfort’
Little Bay Park project stall is little ‘comfort’
News Michael Pantelidis 11/30/2011 at 4:00PM

Bayside elected officials and community leaders are campaigning for relief for visitors of Little Bay Park and hoping that millions of dollars in funding hasn’t been flushed by the Department of Parks and Recreation. Senator Tony Avella united with Warren Schreiber, president of the Bay Terrace Community Alliance, and residents of the Bayside community on [...]