New York State Legislature

Co-op tax relief bill passed by Legislature
News Melissa Chan 1/29/2013 at 1:04PM

The State Legislature has passed a long-awaited tax relief bill for city co-op and condo owners, despite a cluster of lawmakers who voted against it. The bill, approved by the State Senate and Assembly, includes raising a partial tax abatement from 17.5 percent to 25 percent and extending the J-51 program to June 30, 2015. [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 10/09/2012 at 7:41AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast with a chance of rain. High of 63. Winds from the NE at 5 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 30%. Tuesday night: Overcast. Low of 55. Winds from the NE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 20%. EVENT OF THE DAY: Meet the Candidates St. John’s is holding a Meet the Candidates night from [...]

Ban sex offenders from library children’s rooms say pols
Ban sex offenders from library children’s rooms say pols
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/11/2012 at 4:52PM

After a man sexually abused two children at the 41-17 Main Street branch of the Queens Public Library last month, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Councilmember Peter Vallone want to ban convicted sex offenders from entering children’s reading rooms. Joel Grubert, who on July 7 was arrested for sexually abusing a [...]