Glen Oaks Village

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.

Co-op owners still fighting for FEMA money months after Sandy
News Melissa Chan 8/01/2013 at 12:31PM

Newly proposed legislation aims to make co-op and condo associations eligible for federal storm recovery grants. “A storm does not discriminate where it hits, and FEMA should not be discriminating what type of homeowners it helps,” said Congressmember Steve Israel, who penned the bill. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced in [...]

HUD grants not enough say co-op, condo owners
News Melissa Chan 3/18/2013 at 4:22PM

Co-ops and condos damaged by Sandy are now eligible for federal housing grants. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) announced it will allow co-ops and condos to receive funding from Community Development Block Grants Disaster Recovery grants to help with repairs. “We have finally cleared a bureaucratic hurdle that prevented thousands of [...]

Schumer pushes for co-op, condo Sandy relief
News Melissa Chan 2/21/2013 at 12:06PM

New York’s senior senator has joined the ranks of leaders pushing for relief to storm-damaged co-ops and condos. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer penned a letter to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) last Wednesday asking the agency to establish Sandy relief program guidelines for co-ops and condos. Co-op and condo owners currently [...]

$17M facelift for Glen Oaks library
$17M facelift for Glen Oaks library
Northeast Melissa Chan 1/17/2013 at 10:12AM

A $17 million facelift will soon bring chic changes to a Glen Oaks library, officials said. A sweeping interior staircase, a sky-lit reading lounge and a partially transparent exterior are some of the modern designs being built at the 255-01 Union Turnpike site of the Glen Oaks branch of the Queens Library. “We’re very excited [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

In praise of Dolan
Letters Queens Courier Staff 1/12/2012 at 4:52PM

I would like to praise Pope Benedict XVI for elevating Archbishop Timothy Dolan to Cardinal. I feel Dolan truly is a priest who has served the people. He has been outspoken on important issues like same-sex marriage, abortion, Catholic education and family values. He has not been afraid to speak his mind, communicates from his [...]