Corey B. Bearak

    Government & Public Affairs Counsel                                     Attorney-At-Law

(718) 343-6779     facsimile (888) 379-3492

Government & Public Affairs Counsel

(718) 343-6779
facsimile (888) 379-3492



Corey's e-bookFind Corey's ebook The Public Ought To Know based on his public affairs and public policy column available for Amazon Kindle, Barnes and Noble Nook and Apple iBooks (for Mac, iPhone and iPad). ISBN: 978-0-9888896-3-7.

Letter to the Editor: Still the Same MTA responding to editorial: MTA toll Mambo No. 5
(Queens Chronicle, May 16, 2024; posted 2024-05-20)

Op-Ed: Any Creedmoor plan must serve the needs of eastern Queens with Queens Community Board 13 Chair Bryan Block
(QNS, September 27, 2023; posted 2023-09-28)

Zone Pricing (AKA all-at-once unsustainable, unfair, inequitable & regressive toll-tax scheme that also fails to ease congestion)
(Juniper Berry Magazine, March 2018; posted 2018-03-14)

Comment on "In New York, Testing Grounds for Community Policing"
(New York Times, August 23, 2015; posted September 8, 2015)

Comments on "Inconsistent + Indecipherable + Intractable = NYC Property Tax Code"
(Letter to the Editor, City&State, March 25, 2015; posted May 5, 2015)

Government Can Work for Us (Corey's guest column) See page six
(Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin Fall 2013 newsletter; posted February 5, 2014)

A 10-point plan for monitoring the NYPD
(Daily News Be Our Guest Op-ed, November 30, 2011)
Few who follow and know the issues disagree that the city needs an independent agency with real authority to investigate serious complaints about the police. [CCRB; Civilian Complaint Review Board; Commission to Combat Police Corruption; Independent Police Monitor; Mollen Commission; Police-Community Relations; Police Misconduct]

MTA should cut waste, not core bus & subway service
(Daily News, December 22, 2009)

Unacceptable (Disappointment at veto of Hospital Closure Planning Act)
(Queens Tribune, October 15, 2009)

Bridge tolls, better bus service only means more of the same
(Letter, TimesLedger Newspapers, March 27, 2009)

Bridges on East River must remain free
(Letter, TimesLedger Newspapers, March 18, 2009)

Options exist to pay for transit
(Letter, TimesLedger Newspapers, February 19, 2009)

MTA East River bridge toll plan unfair to residents of Queens
(Letter, TimesLedger Newspapers, December 18, 2008)

Keep those bridges free
(Letter to editor, Queens Chronicle, December 11, 2008)

Congestion Pricing By Any Other Name Is Just As Stinky
(Letter to editor, Queens Ledger & Greenpoint Star, December 11, 2008)

Voters spoke on term limits twice - let 'em speak again
(Daily News, October 14, 2008)

Watching out for seniors
(Queens Courier, April 2, 2008)

Congestion taxes
(Letter to the Editor, Downtown Express, February 29, 2008)

Con: Congestion pricing not what it appears
(Op-ed, TimesLedger, June 21, 2007)

A tax on congestion, a tax on Queens?
(Juniper Berry Magazine, June 2007)

You Can Have It All brochure
(Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council, 1992, rev. 1995, rev. 2004, rev. 2006)

Mayor, get back on track with tunnel
(Newsday, April 28, 2005)

Jets Stadium:
Best site is Willets Point, not the West Side
(Newsday, April 6, 2004)

Good Schools Matter
(Newsday, December 31, 2003)

The Public Ought to Know
(weekly column on public policy in TimesLedger newspapers, June 2003 - May 2005)

The Property Tax - Creating stable, middle-class neighborhoods
(The Drum Major Institute For Public Policy, October 2003)

Bringing Equity to the Property Tax in New York City
(Drum Major Institute for Public Policy [Contributor], April 2003)

Left of Center
(Newsday, April 12, 1999)

New Alliance preserves the big tent
(TimesLedger, February 19, 1998)

A Call for Change In Group Home Site Selecton Law
(Queens Courier, September 22, 1994)

Group Home Selection
(Floral Park Bulletin, July 14, 1994)

The Freedom to Say No
(Newsday, January 26, 1994)

New York City's Recycling Law Reality Meets Idealism
(Hofstra Environmental Law Digest, Fall 1990)

Group Homes
(Queens Tribune, August 16, 1990)

Group Homes Proposal
(Floral Park Bulletin, August 16, 1990)

Group Homes: An Alternate Proposal
(TimesLedger, August 9, 1990)

A Group Home In Bayside Receives Approval of C.B. 11
(Queens Chronicle, August 9, 1990)

We Can Fight Graffiti
(Queens Courier, June 7, 1990)

We Can Fight Graffiti
(Queens Chronicle, June 7, 1990)

We Can Fight Graffiti
(Bellerose-Commonwealth Civic Action News, June, 1990)

Proposed Hiring Revision Would Hurt More Than Help
(Newsday, March 04, 1990)

Hiring Process Wrong
(TimesLedger, March 01, 1990)

Let's Have More Police Officers on the Sidewalks of NY
(New York Times, May 26, 1987)

Cutting Sales Tax After A Windfall
(New York Times, December 21, 1986)

Metering May Not Be the Best Way to Conserve City's Water
(New York Times, November 20, 1986)

New York City and State Should Eliminate Their Sales Taxes
(New York Times, September 10, 1986)

Utilities Should Pay for Message Inserts in Bills
(New York Times, May 6, 1986)

Whither Board of Estimate
(Queens Bar Journal, February 1986)

Let 's Take Another Look at Allocating New York's Police Forces
(New York Times, January 2, 1986)

Extend Time Period for New York Toxic Suits
(New York Times, November 23, 1985)

A Few Responsibilities Less Is All The Board Of Estimate Needs
(New York Times, December 29, 1984)

Extend Time Period for New York Toxic Suits
(New York Times, November 23, 1984)

EDITORIAL: Discrimination Preserves Strive Not Neighborhoods
(CONSCIENCE [Hofstra School of Law], May 1981; posted 2016-10-16)

EDITORIAL: The Press Earns its Freedom Everyday
(CONSCIENCE [Hofstra School of Law], May 1981; posted 2016-10-16)

(CONSCIENCE [Hofstra School of Law], October 1980; posted 2012-10-21)

Full Value Tax Assessment (Are Fears Warranted?)
(CONSCIENCE [Hofstra School of Law], February 1980; posted 2018-10-09)