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Board addresses 2012 budget
Board addresses 2012 budget
North Shore Towers Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 4:46PM

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 [...]

Officials inaugurate new ‘Courtesy Bus’
Officials inaugurate new ‘Courtesy Bus’
North Shore Towers Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 4:42PM

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 [...]

Crocheting for a cause
Crocheting for a cause
North Shore Towers Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 4:33PM

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. [...]

Bringing fabric dolls to life
Bringing fabric dolls to life
North Shore Towers Melissa Chan 12/20/2011 at 4:21PM

Three women — donning deep purple-hued feathery dresses and gossipmonger smirks — make themselves home in Sylvia Landau’s apartment. The trio has spunk and attitude, only their stories are fiction and they’re made of fabric. “It’s where your imagination takes you,” Sylvia said. “When you’re in that mode, you just want to try everything. What [...]

Tower trees lit to kick off holiday season
Tower trees lit to kick off holiday season
North Shore Towers Queens Courier Photographers 12/09/2011 at 4:46PM

The night before Thanksgiving, North Shore Towers started to show its holiday cheer with a tree lighting event sponsored by Greenthal Property Sales. In addition to lighting the outdoor lights, residents enjoyed refreshments and took part in some holiday karaoke. To view more photos, see the North Shore Towers Courier’s December issue.

Diva tribute held in VIP Room
Diva tribute held in VIP Room
North Shore Towers Queens Courier Photographers 12/09/2011 at 4:26PM

Singer JC entered residents recently with her diva tribute on Friday, November 25 in the Country Club’s VIP Room. During the revue, JC performed songs made famous by Cher, Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, Bette Midler, Celine Dion and Aretha Franklin, among others. To view more photos, see the North Shore Towers Courier’s December issue!  

Country Club hosts ‘Spooky Spectacular’ Halloween party
Country Club hosts ‘Spooky Spectacular’ Halloween party
North Shore Towers Queens Courier Photographers 12/09/2011 at 4:22PM

To help celebrate Halloween, the Country Club held its “Spooky Spectacular Halloween Party” on Friday, October 28. Party-goers were encouraged to come in costume and were able to enjoy food, drinks, live music and dancing. To view more photos, see the North Shore Towers Courier’s December issue!  

Bob Ricken honored as a ‘King of Queens’
Bob Ricken honored as a ‘King of Queens’
North Shore Towers Jessica Lyons 12/08/2011 at 5:27PM

North Shore Towers Board President Bob Ricken was one of 35 honorees at The Queens Courier’s recent fourth annual “King of Queens” event, which recognized leaders in the borough from a variety of fields. While Ricken might have at first been unsure about accepting the award, he said he eventually did so because of the [...]

Dancing in a winter wonderland
Dancing in a winter wonderland
North Shore Towers Melissa Chan 12/07/2011 at 6:02PM

The cold December weather did little to discourage Towers residents from celebrating the start of the holiday season, as they danced to warm up during the North Shore Tower’s Country Club’s “Winter Get Together” event. On Friday, December 2, party-goers enjoyed a buffet of appetizers, open bar, desserts and a night of music and dancing [...]

Country Club holds open meeting to update members
Country Club holds open meeting to update members
North Shore Towers Jessica Lyons 11/30/2011 at 4:24PM

Country Club members gathered in the VIP Room in November for an open meeting to update them on finances and activities. Near the beginning of the meeting, Board president Bob Ricken encouraged members to join the Country Club Committee. “It’s one thing to be in the Country Club,” Ricken said. “It’s another thing to be [...]