Real Estate

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cartoon

Tip of the week

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Bay Terrace

Lawmakers vow to protect co-op tax relief

Their tax abatement program may have expired, but city officials gathered in Bay Terrace last week to assure area co-op and condo owners that they will not be hit with any surprises. Comment.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Letters

Queens is no place to build a convention center

There is something missing on the part of New York city and state officials when it comes to convention centers (“Officials believe Queens has convention potential,” TimesLedger Newspapers, June 14-20). Comment.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

College Point

College Pt academy trees felled weren’t dead: City papers

Hardly any of the trees chopped down around the College Point Police Academy in late March were dead, contradicting what a city Parks Department representative told the community. They were instead removed at the request of the lead contractor for the $1 billion project, according to city documents. Comments (2).
Flushing

Liu seeks EDC shakeup for Willets lobbying

The city Economic Development Corp. is poised to morph into a new entity with legal lobbying powers after joining former Borough President Claire Shulman in admitting that they both used their influence to push city officials to approve the $3 billion Willets Point project. Comment.
Long Island City

Fate of 5Pointz awaits approval from city board

Long Island developer Jerry Wolkoff said he is excited the wheels are turning on his plan to radically change 5Pointz, a former factory turned graffiti mecca, but the curator of the aerosol art was uncertain about both the project and his own future. Comment.
Real Estate

Queens foreclosures up with cases stuck in limbo

Queens led a citywide increase in foreclosures during the second quarter of the year, and while the current numbers are down dramatically since the state implemented stricter filing rules in 2010, thousands of cases have languished since then in the so-called “shadow docket,” making it difficult for homeowners to save their mortgages, according to recent reports. Comment.

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