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Country Club Living at a Co-Op in the City

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 07, 2018

Bayside, Queens

Windsor Park adding a $2.5 million gym to its amenities menu.

Nine Queens co-ops finally own the land they sit on.

A Glaring Omission From Property Tax Commission

Written by Bob Friedrich on June 14, 2018

Bayside, Queens

Co-op and condo activist wants to have a seat at the table.

By buying the land it sits on, co-op secures its future.

Historic Land-Lease Purchase for Huge Queens Co-op

Written by Paula Chin on December 19, 2017

Bayside, Queens

Bay Terrace’s nine sections finally out from under long-term lease.

Solving a Land-Lease Riddle at Bay Terrace

Written by Paula Chin on December 08, 2017

Bayside, Queens

Massive Queens co-op arranges to buy the land, secure its future.

Ways to shake up board inertia, and reasons why some buildings have higher monthly charges than others.

Restoring the Luster to “the Jewel of Bayside”

Written by Paula Chin on March 03, 2017

Bayside

An infusion of young blood and energy helps a Queens co-op make a turnaround.

Bell Park Gardens Gets an Energy Transfusion

Written by Paula Chin on February 10, 2017

Bayside

New blood overcomes inertia of entrenched Queens co-op board.

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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