Resolution J2320-2013

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of Deepdale Gardens Corporations, Inc



  • Jun 13, 2013: ADOPTED
  • Jun 11, 2013: REFERRED TO FINANCE


LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the 60th Anniversary of Deepdale
Gardens Corporations, Inc. on July 14, 2013

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities of New York State are
reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organizations
and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of the commu-
nity and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS, Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its  long-
standing  traditions,  this  Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 60th Anniversary of Deepdale Gardens Corporations, Inc., to be
celebrated on Sunday, July 14, 2013; and
  WHEREAS, Deepdale Gardens is a  self-managed  residential  cooperative
community  located  in  the Northeast section of Queens; incorporated in
the early 1950s, it was the largest federally sponsored housing  cooper-
ative  built  in  the  United  States designed as affordable housing for
World War II veterans and their families; and
  WHEREAS, Deepdale Gardens is situated on  60  acres  of  land  and  is
comprised  of  69  buildings  containing  1,396 garden style apartments;
Deepdale Gardens Corporations consists of four corporations,  with  each
apartment  represented  by  one  share of stock in one of the designated
corporations; and
  WHEREAS, Deepdale Gardens was featured in an article in the U.S.  NEWS
&  WORLD  REPORT  as  an exemplar of cooperative living, and offers many
recreational, educational and social opportunities to its  shareholders,
including  laundry  rooms, parking, a swimming pool club, play areas for
children, and socializing opportunities for seniors; and
  WHEREAS, Over the course of its illustrious six decades, this  vision-
ary  organization  has expanded beyond its original goals to embrace the
diversity reflective of the population of Queens  County  and  New  York
City, as well as the multi-generational aspect of its community; and
  WHEREAS,  This  occasion  presents an opportunity for this Legislative
Body to recognize and pay tribute to Deepdale Gardens Corporations; and
  WHEREAS, In so effectively carrying out its mission, Deepdale  Gardens
Corporations  has  demonstrated  the  value of fostering the cooperative
spirit; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause  in  its  deliberations  to
commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Deepdale Gardens Corporations, Inc.;
and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Deepdale Gardens Corporations, Inc.


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