From ‘All My Children’ to the big screen


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Mauer today

By Fred Chernow Annette Mauer grew up in Cleveland. After graduating Cleveland Heights High School, she enrolled in Western Reserve University, where she joined the Cleveland Playhouse. Not long after that, she met and married Irving Mauer. When he became an orthopedic surgeon they moved to New York City. Two little girls completed the family […]

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Health Expo offers tips on staying healthy, financial fitness


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North Shore Towers residents and other guests excitedly ventured around Towers on the Green, visiting each and every vendor offering advice on how to improve their quality of life. The Queens Courier’s annual Health & Financial Fitness Expo, held Friday, November 30, featured dozens of different business representatives from a variety of industries. After attendees […]

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Get your finances in top shape


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The word fitness is typically used to describe a person’s physical health, but financial fitness is also important for well-being. The Queens Courier’s Health & Financial Fitness Expo on Friday, November 30, will feature both — and show how you can keep them in top shape. At the event, sponsored by the North Shore Towers, […]

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Their language of love is dance


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Photos Courtesy of Nelson and Madalyn Avila

Nelson and Madalyn Avila met each other in 1988. At the time, Madalyn was an elementary school teacher. Nelson — an international tango star — was performing on Broadway with the smash hit “Tango Argentino,” which introduced much of America to classic Argentine tango for the first time. He was also touring Europe, South America, […]

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Towers residents loved the show


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“Oy vey!” It was quite a night in the VIP Room on January 13 as many “yentes” came out to see Dr. Diane Cypkin, professor of media and communication arts atPaceUniversity, salute and sing the songs of Molly Picon —considered by many as the first lady of Yiddish theatre. The concert, which began at 8 […]

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Bringing an icon to life


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Photos courtesy of Diane Cypkin

College professor by day and entertainer by night, Diane Cypkin brings nostalgia, harmony and history with her to every performance. Born in a displaced persons camp in Munich, Germany after the war, Cypkin grew up in a Yiddish-speaking home. Now inBrightonBeach, Brooklyn, her shtick is making sure the story of well-loved entertainer Molly Picon — […]

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NORTH SHORE TOWERS FEBRUARY EVENTS LISTING


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Queens Museum of Art Flushing Meadows-Corona Park Queens, N.Y. 11368 www.queensmuseum.org               ArtAccess presents Masala Bhangra Workout for Families Affected by Autism on Saturday, February 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. at an offsite location at 89-11 Merrick Boulevard in Jamaica.  With this workout, the entire family can enjoy the traditional Indian dance Bhangra […]

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‘Spiel’ was tons of laughs


By Queens Courier Staff | editorial@queenscourier.com

Photos Courtesy of the Migdal Chapter of Hadassah

The Migdal Chapter of Hadassah at North Shore Towers (NST) recently put on a special Chanukah play. Called a “spiel,” the play drew in a standing-room only crowd in the Coleridge Lounge on December 22. It was written and directed by Carolyn Dinofsky, chapter president, and comically combined elements of Jewish history and NST parody. […]

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BEHIND THE BOARD MEMBER: Herb Cooper, Capital Improvements Committee Chair


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Board member Herb Cooper can say he aimed for the stars and landed on the moon. Prior to his life at North Shore Towers (NST), the 84-year-old electrical engineer worked for several major engineering corporations before launching his own company 43 years ago. The company, Cooper said, designs and manufactures electronics for industrial control systems, […]

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Chimney work completed – under budget


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

The five-month long project to replace North Shore Towers’ key chimney was recently completed. The smokestack — in operation for close to 40 years — had become heavily corroded over time, said Board member Herb Cooper, who is also chair of the Capital Improvements Committee. “We knew for many years that there was a problem […]

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Street Talk: What is your New Year’s Resolution?


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Evelyn Dubowy

“My New Year’s resolution is to go back to the gym and start physically moving more than I have been. I just want to keep walking and keep moving.” Roz Sann “My New Year’s resolution is to do as much as I can to save the planet and work with politicians to pass environmental protection […]

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Year in Review: A look back on 2011 at NST


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As Tower residents ring in the New Year, Board President Bob Ricken sat with the North Shore Towers Courier to reflect on the past year’s successes while looking ahead to the future of the co-op. For the third consecutive year, residents can relish in the fact that there will be no increases in maintenance or […]

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Board addresses 2012 budget


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

While Towers residents can expect shortfalls in the budget this year, the end of 2011 saw an excess of revenue over expenditures. “Budgeting is really not a true science. I would consider it more of an art,” said Mort Gitter, Board member and finance committee chair. “You can budget in a couple of ways. Over […]

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Officials inaugurate new ‘Courtesy Bus’


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Photos Courtesy of North Shore Towers Apartments Incorporated

Towers residents now have a new set of wheels to take them round and round. In a ribbon-cutting ceremony on December 19, co-op officials inaugurated the new North Shore Towers Courtesy Bus and opened its doors to the community. The Courtesy Bus — which has been around for at least 20 years — mostly accommodates […]

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Crocheting for a cause


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THE COURIER/Photo by Melissa Chan

Winter winds may keep on howling, but hundreds of U.S. soldiers are warmer now thanks to the Towers’ Knit and Crochet Club. The group — 35 members strong — knits for a good cause. For the last four to five years, the North Shore knitters have fashioned and donated hundreds of yarned creations to U.S. […]

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