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Old 01-10-2011, 10:21 AM
 
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Looking to buy a codo co-op near Nassau? Queens border and have always been interested in the 3 high rise bldgs by the GCP.

I understand the following:

* One indoor parking spot per unit
* Maintenance depends on unit size but includes RE tax ( as do all co-ops)
* they have their own electric plant so I would guess very low electric costs
* heat/hot water & electric included in maintenence fee
* 24 hr security, door man each bldg
* They have an enclosed self contained shopping area with its own movie theather

* Buildings are built on one of the highest points of Queens?LI so views from even lower units are great


Anyone have any first hand knowledge about living there?

Thanks
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Old 01-10-2011, 02:33 PM
 
Location: Nassau/Queens border
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All I know is that the buildings are an eyesore and the apartments are ridiculously expensive.
I've only known one person who lived there.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:58 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Looking to buy a codo co-op near Nassau? Queens border and have always been interested in the 3 high rise bldgs by the GCP.

I understand the following:

* One indoor parking spot per unit
* Maintenance depends on unit size but includes RE tax ( as do all co-ops)
* they have their own electric plant so I would guess very low electric costs
* heat/hot water & electric included in maintenence fee
* 24 hr security, door man each bldg
* They have an enclosed self contained shopping area with its own movie theather

* Buildings are built on one of the highest points of Queens?LI so views from even lower units are great


Anyone have any first hand knowledge about living there?

Thanks
I have customers that live in the building so I can give you very limited information.

--- there is wealth in the buildings
--- there is shopping and I believe a movie theater
--- they have their own golf course
--- great views in all directions because of the hill top location
--- good car access to the Grand Central Parkway-Northern State. The LIE and Cross Island PKWY is not far away.
--- good school district (for Queens), not sure about the high school though

I wish I could you more info, hopefully someone else will come along. Good luck in your search!
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Old 01-11-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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All I know is that the buildings are an eyesore and the apartments are ridiculously expensive.
I've only known one person who lived there.
Have you ever been in the buildings? How did your friend like living there?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:14 PM
 
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Anyone else offer any insight?
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Old 01-15-2011, 08:45 PM
 
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As a child, I had a friend who lived there. I can recall having to check in at the booth before entering. At the time there were some local celebrities that lived there (sports players, soap stars). I also remember that she was able to use Echo Park Pool as a resident since one of the buildings is partially in Nassau County. The apartment was nice - big rooms with lots of bathrooms. Sorry, it was a while ago.
On a side note, I have heard rumors that you must posess assets in the amount of the apartment to be able to purchase there. I don't know how true this was or if it is still true, but I heard that about 5 years ago. Good Luck!
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:17 AM
 
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There is also a large number of senior citizens living there. My aunt lived for a few years before she died.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:35 AM
 
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I used to go there to see homecare patients. Security made going in to the complex a hassle. Obnoxious people going to the golf course taking up 2 or 3 parking spots with their BMWs.
I thought the apartments were outdated for the price they commanded. Lots of octagenarians who lived half of the year in Boca Raton.

For the price I think you could do much better.
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Old 01-16-2011, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Live in NY State, work in CT
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In terms of the view, I can easily see the towers across the Sound from Westchester County from any "Sound Shore" park there, so I imagine the views are impressive. Know little else about the building though.
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I am intrigued about them as well. My son was born in LIJ almost 2 years ago and that was the 1st time I saw the towers. I think they're appropriately priced, but anybody who buys will have some serious renovating to do, because I hear the complex is made up of mostly senior citizens who have been there for decades. North Shore Towers are a well-kept secret of Queens/Long Island. If I hit the lottery, I would strongly consider a place there, seriously. Who am I kidding? I'll stay in Rockaway where I can walk to the beach.
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