Estelle Cooper, the longtime administrator of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park who was alleged to have stolen $50,000 from an organization she established, died on Saturday, December 29. She was a 82. Cooper, who was accused of taking money from her conservatory group, Unisphere Inc., oversaw the borough’s largest park for nearly two decades before stepping down in [...]
Former Queens Parks Commissioner Estelle Cooper has been indicted on grand larceny charges for allegedly stealing over $50,000 from a nonprofit conservancy group she helped start, according to the district attorney. Cooper, 82, of Whitestone was arraigned on Tuesday, July 17 in Queens Supreme Court on a two-count indictment charging her with second- and third-degree [...]
After doing the taxes for Unisphere Inc. — a non-profit conservancy group — since its inception in 2003, accountant Phil Ragusa noticed things were not lining up for 2010. Ragusa said he noticed something was not right in the group’s 2010 taxes when he got them right before Unisphere’s November 2011 filing deadline. He and [...]
Estelle Cooper, the former administrator of Flushing Meadows-Corona park, has been named in investigations of $90,000 that was misspent by a conservancy group she ran, the New York Post reported. Cooper also ran Unisphere Inc. – a non-profit conservancy group that worked to revive the park. She spent 18 years overseeing the large park before [...]
Having planted the seeds for a flourishing Parks Department, Estelle Cooper, assistant commissioner of the Queens Department of Parks and Recreation and Flushing Meadows-Corona Park administrator, has resigned. Under Cooper’s 18-year tenure, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park transformed. She advocated for the installation of a set of synthetic soccer fields, the construction of the Aquatic Center and [...]
Assistant Commissioner for Queens Parks and Flushing Meadows Corona Park Administrator Estelle Cooper has stepped down from her post affective Friday, January 6. In her resignation, Cooper said, “I regret to announce I am leaving my post and am pleased to continue my career elsewhere.” For updates on this story, visit Queenscourier.com.