Written by Bill Morris on March 28, 2018
Farsighted co-op board goes green without making shareholders see red.
January 30, 2018
New conflict-of-interest law is designed to end self-dealing by boards.
Written by Paula Chin on June 19, 2017
The Forest Hill co-op board in Queens takes a DIY approach and reaps a fat profit.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 22, 2017
Getting rid of a garage operator brings a windfall to a Queens co-op.
February 16, 2017
Women are making inroads in a field still dominated by men.
Written by Bill Morris on January 06, 2017
Queens condo board fights to gain control of its destiny – and wins.
December 19, 2016
This week we come bearing bad news about electric submetering and good news about a proactive board.
Written by Matthew Hall on October 12, 2016
At Chatwick Gardens in Forest Hills, the bare minimum is not enough.
Written by Tom Soter on January 04, 2016
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.
Written by Bill Morris on November 19, 2015
The board of directors at the Park Lane North co-op in Forest Hills, Queens, has been working mightily in recent years to improve the property. They upgraded the elevators, redid the hallways, built a garden, got the finances in shape and, as a crowning glory, turned the roof into a spacious terrace. It roosts 20 stories above Union Turnpike and the Jackie Robinson Parkway, affording sweeping views that include the Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn skylines.
But few people outside the building knew about these improvements. They were among the best-kept secrets in town.
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