Assemblyman Weprin Holds Town Hall Meeting

Assemblyman Weprin spoke to constituents today at the Samuel Field Y about current legislation in Albany and how this will affect the people of the district.

Recently appointed Commissioner of the NYS Dept of Homes and Community Renewal Darryl Towns spoke to constituents about his role at the agency and his plans to improve and protect affordable housing. He urged constituents to contact their elected officials about extending and strengthening the current rent stabilization and regulation laws, which are set to expire on June 15. A petition for Affordable Rent can be accessed at

Congressman Gregory Meeks stopped by to discuss recent developments and the United State’s position on Israeli-Palestinian relations. Congressman Meeks said he hoped to see both sides come together to formulate a long term agreement that would ensure stable and peaceful relations between both states.

State Senator Toby Stavisky also stopped by to discuss that status of the recent Co-Op property tax increases in Queens, as well as news from Albany.

Recently, the NYC Department of Finance sent notices of tax lien to property owners with unpaid property taxes, water and sewer charges, and other outstanding charges. Lee Fiorino, Director of Business Community Outreach for the NYC Dept. of Finance, stated that certain owners can be excluded from the lien sale. These are owners with senior citizen homeowner’s exemption (SCHE), disabled homeowner’s exemption, or the veterans’ exemption, owners with real property tax credits, and active duty military personnel. If you, or someone you know has received a notice of tax lien please call (212) 504-4039. Senior citizens may call (212) 504-4037.

Representatives from the NYS Dept. of Insurance, the NYS Comptroller's Unclaimed Funds Program, NYS Epic, the NYC Department of Building addressed constituent concerns and provided general information about programs and services each agency offers.

“I want to thank Steve Goodman, Executive Director of the Samuel Field Y, for allowing us to use the Samuel Field Y for my Town Hall Meeting, as well as Commissioner Towns, Congressman Meek, State Senator Stavisky, and all the agency representatives for coming out to talk to my constituents about their concerns. Thank you to all of my constituents who came out and made this such a successful event. It was truly a pleasure to spend time with you all.” stated Assemblyman Weprin.