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We Can Make NYC Property Taxes Fair And Equitable

May 11, 2017 By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know A recent report highlights that many homes over one million dollars pay less in real estate taxes than modest homes.  This pattern of unfairness must be addressed and soon. It exacerbates economic inequality. It begs for the remedy advocated in this space: Revise the…

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Community Board Membership Matters For Labor

December 23, 2016  By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know Queens, NY – Almost two years ago The Public Ought To Know urged members of labor unions to participate in their local neighborhoods by joining their local Community Boards. Community Boards provide an advisory role and input on land use and budget matters.  In…

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Progress on Recycling Makes $ense

November 23, 2016   By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know Queens, NY – This past weekend I participated in recycling in a new old way.  After the 1989 enactment of Local Law 19, also known as “The New York City Recycling Law,” New Yorkers expected to experience a 25% reduction or recycling of all…

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Buses Support Smart Development

November 16, 2016    By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know Queens, NY – Attend a meeting and you never know what ideas come your way.  Just that way last Thursday when I responded to an invite to attend a program hosted by the New York State Commercial Association of Realtors in Plainview, Long Island….

Law and Politics

Election Evidenced Need to Expand Voting

November 11, 2016   By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know Queens, NY – Election Days matters not just for the result – and many readers of Labor Press and The Public Ought To Know share strong feeling about the rent outcome nationally and down the ballot. Rather than focus on who attained what office…

Municipal Government

An Approach to Address the L Shutdown

October 30, 2016  By Corey Bearak, The Public Ought To Know Queens, NY – Imposing a toll-tax scheme on the free Brooklyn East River crossings to Manhattan provides absolutely no relief to the commuters and businesses impacted by the planned L train shutdown.  The “fairly” scheme proposed in a recent media piece offers neither net…

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ATU’s Strategic Approaches to Bus Public Transit

October 20, 2016   By Corey Bearak Queens, NY – Part three of this four part series of The Public Ought To Know recommended a strategic look at public bus transit. In part two we explored changes to MTA policies that allows management decisions that take buses and bus operators out of service and better use…

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October 18, 2016   By Corey Bearak The Public Ought To Know Queens, NY – In part two of this four part series of The Public Ought To Know we explored changes to MTA policies that allows management decisions that take buses and bus operators out of service and better use of Select Bus Service (SBS)…

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