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.”