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Roslyn Country Club
An Exodus of Young Adults
Demographers and politicians are scratching their heads… [A] theory is that young people are marrying later and moving to the suburbs later. Others say that young people seem to be taking more time finding themselves, and are willing to flounder at home for a time, pushing the traditional arc of adult life into the future.

Read the full story at The New York Times, Suburbs Try to Prevent an Exodus as Young Adults Move to Cities and Stay

Malekan Extends Deadline for Deal

via This Island Now

Roslyn Country Club owner Manochehr Malekan has extended the deadline for the Town of North Hempstead to purchase the country club by 120 days, according to Town of North Hempstead Councilman Peter Zuckerman.

Zuckerman said Thursday that the deal, which faced a March 19 deadline, was “on hold” pending the outcome of a April 2 court hearing on lawsuits brought by residents of the Roslyn Heights development against Malekan’s Corona Realty LLC.

“We’re hoping the judge will dismiss the remaining lawsuits and allow the town to go ahead with the deal with Corona,” Zuckerman said.

Read on…

Roslyn Country Club Spring

RCCCA: “Back in Court”

via Roslyn Country Club Civic Association:

Tomorrow, Wednesday April 2, the litigation to which many RCC residents are parties is again in Court. The date for submission of legal papers has passed and Wednesday is the “return date” for the application to dismiss this litigation.

We don’t know whether Judge Janowitz will take any action tomorrow, whether he will allow oral argument or render any decision from the bench (which would be unusual).

As you will recall, Corona’s application seeks dismissal of the Roslyn Country Club litigation in which so many residents have engaged for so many years (Corona is the company that owns the Club real estate—Manny Malekan is Corona’s principal). Corona has asked that the dismissal be effective once the land is transferred to the Town. For more information see the application filed by Corona (linked, along with neighbors submissions, below).

Among other things, a dismissal of ALL (not some or most) of our claims appears to eliminate what seems to have been a key impediment to Corona’s sale of the RCC land under its contract with the Town of North Hempstead. Although Supervisor Bosworth has made made her views clear to us on the high priority she places on reopening the RCC,

Both Corona’s application (called an “order to show cause”) and the reactions of a handful of your neighbors were filed with the Court or otherwise submitted and may be viewed at http://www.jaroslawiczandjaros.com/Corona-Realty-Order-to-Show-Cause.aspx.

Court opens at 9:30am and the hearing is in Judge Janowitz’s courtroom at Nassau County Supreme Court.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL OR EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS!

NOTE THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE JOINT COUNSEL. IF YOU ARE A PARTY IN THIS LITIGATION AND DO NOT APPEAR IN PERSON OR BY ATTORNEY, YOU WILL HAVE NO ONE ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF IN COURT. NEITHER THE ROSLYN COUNTRY CLUB CIVIC ASSOCIATION NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS, DIRECTORS OR CONSULTANTS CAN PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE TO YOU. IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ADVICE YOU SHOULD SPEAK WITH A LAWYER THAT YOU ENGAGE.

Please forward this note to friends who may be interested (a button appears below)–if you received this from a friend, please email us to be added to our list. You may contact us at: rccca@hotamail.com

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Manochehr Malekan: “If they want it, it is in their hands.”

via The Island Now

The Town of North Hempstead’s agreement to purchase the Roslyn Country Club to create a special park district is being threatened by an ongoing legal disputes between the property’s owner and residents of the Roslyn Heights development.
With a March 19 deadline to close the deal, the residents have yet to drop several hundred lawsuits against Corona Realty Holdings, the owner of the Roslyn Country, as required under terms the town’s agreement to purchase the 7.2 acre-site for $2 million,
“The buyer doesn’t have to buy and the seller doesn’t have to sell if the lawsuits haven’t been dismissed by March 19,” said Todd Zarin, president of the Roslyn Country Club Civic Association.
Corona Realty owner Manochehr Malekan said he not concerned about the March 19 deadline.
“We are not playing by the deadline. I could always extend it if I know we’re moving in the right direction,” Malekan said Tuesday. “I have signed an agreement over a year ago with the town. If they want it, it is in their hands.”

Read on…

RCCCA Update: “Some Concerns” and some hope…

The time might be near for the completion of the Town’s purchase of some of the Roslyn Country Club property, but it is up to each of us to decide how to proceed…

"When the snow covers my neighborhood..."

via the RCC Civic Association

LITIGATION: LAST WEEK IN COURT…
CORONA SEEKS DISMISSAL.
POTENTIAL FIRST STEP TOWARD REOPENING THE RCC
LITIGATION UPDATE
Corona Files
Responses if Any Due March 19
Back in Court April 2

In Court This Week. Tuesday, we were once again in Court. There, we discussed expectations from Corona’s anticipated application for dismissal of the Roslyn Country Club litigation in which so many residents have engaged for years (Corona is the company that owns the Club real estate—Manny Malekan is Corona’s principal). Later that day, Corona’s attorneys, Jaraslawicz and Jaros LLC (J&J), filed its papers. Corona used a legal tool called an “Order to Show Cause” (OSC). The filing, running 200+ pages, can be downloaded on J&J’s website at http://www.jaroslawiczandjaros.com/documents/Corona-Realty-Order-to-Show-Cause.pdf.

Result of a Potential Dismissal. If Corona’s OSC is granted as requested, our cases would each be dismissed. Such a dismissal would satisfy a key requirement of Corona’s contract (Land Sale Agreement) to sell 7+ acres of Club land to the Town of North Hempstead (TONH). That transfer would be the first concrete step in reopening the RCC once again as “our Club” under the TONH plan. The dismissals requested would only be effective upon transfer of the Club land to the TONH.

Only Corona and the TONH are parties to the Land Sale Agreement. As a result, we cannot control whether they “work and play well” with one another and take all the steps that will actually result in the land transfer, although each party says it is eager to complete the deal. The Land Sale Agreement is part of the OSC available on the J&J website refered to above. Also, see below.

History in a Nutshell. If you are not up to date, some key points learned from TONH about the currently planned reopening of Roslyn Country Club are:
• Corona, in September, signed the Land Sale Agreement to sell the 7+ acres of Roslyn Country Club land to the TONH;
• TONH formed a “special improvement district” comprising about 700 homes in the greater RCC area that would run the RCC;
• Net costs of improving and operating the Club will be supported by district taxpayers (us!), who may use the Club each year without payment of additional membership fees; and
• Funding for approximately $7 million in renovation and improvements to Club by issuance of TONH bonds has already been approved;

The brand-new, rebuilt and reopened facility would offer tennis, swimming, dining, etc. at the center of our community, providing a significant recreational and lifestyle boost to residents. Realtors advise that such facilities attract buyers and have consistently opined that our home values will enjoy a much-needed boost as a result.

Some Concerns. Like many contracts, the Land Sale Contract requires a closing to happen only if specified events occur first. Key among them is that our lawsuits against Corona must be dismissed—the OSC now before the Court could effect such a dismissal. However, according to that contract, as we understand it, if the dismissal does not occur by March 11, the agreement may (but need not) be terminated. This deadline will not be satisfied by the OSC. However, Corona’s attorney said she is in discussions with her client about its willingness to revise the March 11 date, so a dismissal via the OSC could satisfy the revised deadline and require the land transfer to proceed. Once again, the dismissals, as we understand the OSC, would be effective only upon the land transfer. So if the contract is terminated, we do not believe the OSC as written would require dismissals.

We are also concerned that if a single resident or group of residents choose to continue litigating, the impact on both the transfer of land and the claims the rest of the residents is difficult to predict and could be negative.

What to Expect at This Point. You are not obligated to take any action unless you wish to file papers of your own (or have an attorney file them for you). The OSC indicates papers must be filed by March 19, 2014. If you want legal advice or analysis you should consult with an attorney.

You Will Not Recive the OSC Personally. Corona will not serve you with OSC papers because the Judge agreed to their request for “service by publication” under New York law. This means that Corona will serve you by printing notices in Newsday and The Roslyn News. That notice will: (1) give basic information about the OSC: (2) refer to J&Js website where you can download it; and (3) provide a phone number where you can request a paper copy (at your expense). The website where J&J posted the OSC is above and the phone is 212-227-2780.

PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CALL OR EMAIL US WITH YOUR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS!

New Town Councilman Peter Zuckerman on Roslyn Country Club, Advisory Committee

via The Island Now

Zuckerman said he is also interested in following the progress of the Roslyn Country Club, whose acquisition by the Town of North Hempstead for renovation was approved last fall.

He said he is currently in the process of compiling a resident advisory committee to work alongside the town to bring the project to fruition.

Zuckerman said his experience in working on the transformation of the former Air National Guard base into what is now the East Hills Village Park will benefit him in aiding the Roslyn Country Club project.

“The makeup has not been finalized yet,” he said. “We’re in the process of putting it all together.”

Legal Holdups Continue for Roslyn Country Club Levitt Park Real Estate Deal

via RCCCA

COURT DATE: WEDNESDAY 2/5 AT 9:30AM
NASSAU SUPREME COURT

CONTRACT BETWEEN CORONA AND THE TOWN REQUIRES DISMISSAL OF LITIGATION BEFORE SALE OF RCC LAND TO TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD.

We are in Court Wednesday at 9:30 AM.
At our last court date, it became apparent that our community would receive notice of the motion by newspaper publication. Although we had hoped to learn more about the motion Corona’s lawyer plans to file, to date, we have received no details.

As a general matter, some have indicated a willingness to join Corona in making the motion if a dismissal would become effective only upon a transfer of the property to the Town of North Hempstead, and if the motion is not otherwise objectionable.

Hopefully on Wednesday, we will learn more particulars about the motion and any related developments.

If you wish to attend, it is called for 9:30 a.m. at Nassau County Supreme Court in Judge Janowitz’ courtroom (info here). You should be able to sign in upon arrival.

NOTE THAT WE NO LONGER HAVE JOINT COUNSEL. IF YOU ARE A PARTY IN THIS LITIGATION AND DO NOT APPEAR IN PERSON OR BY ATTORNEY, YOU WILL HAVE NO ONE ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF IN COURT. NEITHER THE ROSLYN COUNTRY CLUB CIVIC ASSOCIATION NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS OR DIRECTORS CAN PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE TO YOU. IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ADVICE YOU SHOULD SPEAK WITH A LAWYER THAT YOU ENGAGE.

Roslyn Country Club Litigation Update; Court Date: January 15, 9:30AM

via RCC Civic Association

LITIGATION: CONTRACT BETWEEN CORONA AND THE TOWN REQUIRES DISMISSAL OF LITIGATION BEFORE SALE OF RCC LAND TO TOWN OF NORTH HEMPSTEAD.

As we indicated previously, we have another court date tomorrow, Wednesday at 9:30 AM. As you know, disposition of our litigation is one of Corona’s conditions to allowing the Town of North Hempstead to purchase the RCC property under the contract they each signed. Only after the Town completes its purchase of the land can it reopen the Roslyn Country Club.

At our last court date, the focus of discussion was exploration of means that would provide for dismissal of our litigation, but NOT become permanent until a transfer of the RCC property to the Town. We think that conversation will continue. The rationale in achieving this would be that the litigation many saw as a means to force the Club open would be a key tool in doing just that. However if the transfer does not occur under such a plan the litigation could be continued by those wishing to do so.

If you wish to attend, it is called for 9:30 a.m. at Nassau County Supreme Court in Judge Janowitz’ courtroom (info here). You should be able to sign in upon arrival.

NOTE THAT AS WE NO LONGER HAVE JOINT COUNSEL, IF YOU ARE A PARTY IN THIS LITIGATION AND DO NOT APPEAR IN PERSON OR BY ATTORNEY, YOU WILL HAVE NO ONE ACTING ON YOUR BEHALF IN COURT. NEITHER THE ROSLYN COUNTRY CLUB CIVIC ASSOCIATION NOR ANY OF ITS REPRESENTATIVES CAN PROVIDE LEGAL ADVICE TO YOU. IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ADVICE YOU SHOULD SPEAK WITH A LAWYER THAT YOU ENGAGE.

RCCCA Updates The Neighborhood

via Roslyn Country Club Civic Association, January 6, 2014

LITIGATION DEVELOPMENTS AND NEXT COURT DATE
COUNTY DEFUNDING EFFORTS DEFEATED BY TONH

CLUB REOPENING EFFORTS AND LITIGATION
Town of North Hempstead and Corona Realty signed agreements to transfer the RCC to the Town

Key “closing condition” in contract requires dismissal of the litigation (by parties formerly represented by our jointly retained lawyer and otherwise) if the land sale is to occur.

As you know, we’ve been in court many times; most recently, possible forms that a dismissal allowing the Town takeover might take were discussed and we anticipate this dialogue will continue.

NEXT COURT DATE
Our next date in court will be January 15 (Nassau Supreme Court-Judge Janowitz’s courtroom).

Because we have no attorneys representing us jointly, you will need to attend in person if your interests are to be represented in Court.

TOWN DEFEATS COUNTY EFFORTS TO DEFUND RCC
You may know the County inexplicably sought to defund the RCC by refusing to levy taxes.

Many were puzzled by the County’s efforts without any apparent basis other than politics.

The Town took the County to court and Nassau County was promptly handed a stinging rebuke by the Judge, who wrote that County “misstated the law” and that the County’s claimed legal basis was “illogical” and “fallacious.”

FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS
If and when we learn of developments relating these matters or other items of interest, we will let you know.

We hope to hold a public meeting after any key developments in these items (hopefully soon!).

PLEASE NOTE THAT RESIDENTS ARE NO LONGER REPRESENTED BY JOINT COUNSEL. NEITHER THE ROSLYN COUNTRY CLUB CIVIC ASSOCIATION NOR ANY OF ITS OFFICERS DIRECTORS CAN GIVE YOU LEGAL ADVICE OR ACT AS YOUR ATTORNEY IN ANY MATTER INCLUDING IN CONNECTION WITH THE ROSLYN COUNTRY CLUB. IF YOU WANT TO BE REPRESENTED IN COURT YOU MUST ATTEND IN COURT IN PERSON OR BY AN ATTORNEY YOU HAVE ENGAGED. PLEASE CONSULT WITH YOUR LEGAL ADVISER IF YOU REQUIRE LEGAL ADVICE ON THESE MATTERS.

RoslynCountryClub.org is an independent website devoted to Roslyn Country Club neighborhood, and is NOT part of the RCCCA, ToNH, or the Royalton.