Bob Friedrich

Op-ed: Seven-point plan
News Op-Ed 2/09/2014 at 2:29PM

Last week, a convicted killer escaped from the state-run Creedmoor Psychiatric facility in Bellerose, where he was being held for observation. This is a serious concern to the civic leaders of this community and other nearby community organizations.

‘Landmark’ tax relief on the way for co-op and condo owners
News Melissa Chan 7/05/2012 at 9:29AM

Co-op and condo owners left in the lurch after state lawmakers originally closed the year’s session without passing key pieces of legislation will not be forsaken for long, officials pledged. The Assembly, Senate and Governor Andrew Cuomo have reached an agreement on “landmark” tax relief legislation that will be signed into law later this year [...]

Pols argue over whose co-op/condo legislation is best
Pols argue over whose co-op/condo legislation is best
News Melissa Chan 4/17/2012 at 4:05PM

A coalition of co-op and condo owners in northeast Queens had one message for its elected officials after arguments erupted over whose bill was best: no more lip service. “What you see is the dysfunction in Albany. This isn’t a Republican-Democrat issue. It’s about homeowners who don’t want to be pushed out of their homes,” [...]

Tree maintenance at root of problem
Tree maintenance at root of problem
News Alexa Altman 3/01/2012 at 3:08PM

If a tree falls in Glen Oaks Village, and no one assumes responsibility for clearing it, does it cause damage? Homeowners in the eastern Queens co-op are irritated over what they feel is a lack of effort by the city to clear dangerous tree roots and repair damaged sidewalks. Bob Friedrich, president of Glen Oaks [...]

Residents rally against redistricting at public hearing
News Alexa Altman 2/08/2012 at 4:55PM

Christina Chang sat calmly in the front row of the hearing room, unshaken by the raging crowd surging behind her. In her hands she held a homemade, neon sign that read “Minority Votes Should Count.” She wore a crisp white T-shirt stenciled with the word “MinkWon.” It means “civil rights” in Korean. Representing her group, [...]