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FOREST HILLS

Planning is good. Long-range planning is way better.

Farsighted co-op board goes green without making shareholders see red.

New conflict-of-interest law is designed to end self-dealing by boards.

Boosting Co-op Parking Income

Written by Paula Chin on June 19, 2017

Forest Hills, Queens

The Forest Hill co-op board in Queens takes a DIY approach and reaps a fat profit.

Co-op Parking Goes From Headache to Money-Maker

Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 22, 2017

Forest Hills

Getting rid of a garage operator brings a windfall to a Queens co-op.

Women are making inroads in a field still dominated by men.

When the Sponsor Won’t Let Go

Written by Bill Morris on January 06, 2017

Forest Hills

Queens condo board fights to gain control of its destiny – and wins.

This week we come bearing bad news about electric submetering and good news about a proactive board.

The Princely Payoff of Preventive Maintenance

Written by Matthew Hall on October 12, 2016

Forest Hills

At Chatwick Gardens in Forest Hills, the bare minimum is not enough.

The Transparency Equation: 128 Instead of 1

Written by Tom Soter on January 04, 2016

Forest Hills

 

Jeff Glasser and his wife moved into The Normandy, a 128-unit co-op in Forest Hills, Queens, in 1984. Glasser was elected to the board a year later and served for five years. He returned in 1997 and served as treasurer – his day job as a CPA helped – and as secretary. Since 2001 he has been president.
 
You’re very involved in your building. Do you think you’ll get to a point where you get tired and retire from it?
 
No, I definitely wouldn't. I like being involved. I was involved with my kids' schools. I was on the parents' association executive board. When my son went into Little League, I started to get involved in the Little League. When my son was in the Boy Scouts, I helped out with the Boy Scouts. A lot of it was started from my kids' interests.

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