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Mediation Can Resolve Disputes Without Litigation

Written by Paula Chin on February 04, 2019

Little Neck, Queens

A professional mediator can act as a referee when neighbors disagree.

The Accountant Who Became a Property Manager

Written by Marianne Schaefer on July 19, 2018

Little Neck, Queens

Jeffrey Weber’s path took some twists before he found his true calling.

Queens co-op is city’s largest to ban smoking anywhere inside its buildings.

Deepdale Gardens' Deft Juggling Act

Written by Paula Chin on June 21, 2016

Little Neck

This Queens co-op benefits from balanced budgets and a healthy reserve.

A Queens Co-op Board's Expert Juggling Act

Written by Paula Chin on June 07, 2016

Little Neck

Board shows it’s possible to meet the needs of young and old residents.

Geraldine Schaedler, who says she "likes to be of service," has been sitting on the seven-person board of Country Neck Estates, in the Little Neck section of Queens since, 1991, the last four years as president. "People do need a purpose in life," says Schaedler, who is retired, "and this does keep me active. It keeps me in touch with a lot of people here."

At 249-37 61st Ave. and 252-65 63rd Ave., two garden apartment buildings in the sprawling 69-building, 1,398-unit Deepdale Gardens co-op in Northeast Queens, green space is abundant. Storage space, on the other hand – that recently got a boost in the form of 14 new steel lockers.

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