Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 07, 2018
Windsor Park adding a $2.5 million gym to its amenities menu.
June 22, 2018
Nine Queens co-ops finally own the land they sit on.
Written by Bob Friedrich on June 14, 2018
Co-op and condo activist wants to have a seat at the table.
May 10, 2018
By buying the land it sits on, co-op secures its future.
Written by Paula Chin on December 19, 2017
Bay Terrace’s nine sections finally out from under long-term lease.
Written by Paula Chin on December 08, 2017
Massive Queens co-op arranges to buy the land, secure its future.
March 20, 2017
Ways to shake up board inertia, and reasons why some buildings have higher monthly charges than others.
Written by Paula Chin on March 03, 2017
An infusion of young blood and energy helps a Queens co-op make a turnaround.
Written by Paula Chin on February 10, 2017
New blood overcomes inertia of entrenched Queens co-op board.
Written by Tom Soter on March 18, 2015
Steve Day is satisfied. He wouldn't have said so just three years ago when the five-person board of his 490-unit Queens co-op faced ever-increasing energy costs. The decades-old windows of the 23-building garden apartment complex, The Estates at Bayside, were deteriorating, the roofs were leaking, and the six heating plants were unreliable. And it was all very costly.
"The windows we had were probably the second set of windows that were in here," says Day, "and we were having quite a few problems with them: they were leaky, they were drafty, and heat was just going right out."
The board decided to take on the problems one at a time, tackling the windows first.
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