State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky

Residents unhappy over tax hikes on northeast Queens co-ops, condos
Residents unhappy over tax hikes on northeast Queens co-ops, condos
Northeast Queens Courier Staff 11/08/2013 at 12:04PM

ELIJAH STEWART Bayside-area residents say they are getting fed up with what they believe to be unfair tax increases on co-ops and condos throughout northeast Queens. “They look at it as they might as well buy a house, which is a larger down payment, than come here and pay enormous amounts in taxes,” said John [...]

Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Call to reinstate free parking at Pomonok Community Center
Top Stories Melissa Chan 8/27/2013 at 11:00AM

Visitor parking spots that were once free will now cost a Pomonok community center roughly $2,700, officials said. The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), since partnering up in March with Greystone Parking Services, has come under fire for spiking some annual parking rates at 43 citywide developments. Now it is facing more heat for [...]

Pols: Lunar New Year should be school holiday
Pols: Lunar New Year should be school holiday
News Melissa Chan 2/07/2013 at 3:03PM

Flushing and Chinatown lawmakers are still pushing to get the city to recognize Lunar New Year as an official school holiday. “It’s time we show the proper respect to the Asian-American community,” said State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky. “Lunar New Year is a time when families, from near and far, come together to celebrate.” Absence [...]

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. [...]

Pols push for more languages on ballot
Pols push for more languages on ballot
News Melissa Chan 6/15/2012 at 9:07AM

Two elected officials and a coalition of South Asian community leaders pushed for the passage of a bill that would put Bengali, Punjabi and Hindi on ballots and election material in the borough. The bill, co-sponsored by State Senator Toby Ann Stavisky and Assemblymember David Weprin, would direct the county’s Board of Elections (BOE) to [...]

Ground broken at Willets Point
Ground broken at Willets Point
News Billy Rennison 12/02/2011 at 1:01PM

After years of planning, protests and public hearings, ground was broken at Willets Point — marking the first physical step in the area’s redevelopment. Mayor Michael Bloomberg was joined at the Thursday, December 1 ground breaking by New York City Economic Development President Seth W. Pinsky, New York City Department of Environmental Protection Deputy Commissioner [...]