2011-11-18 / Letters

Simon Wrong On DBP

Dear Editor,

In a November 11, 2011 column in The Wave, Lew Simon makes several inaccurate statements regarding the elections at Dayton Beach Park. I would like to set the record straight.

I am the Chief Executive Officer of Cooper Square Realty – the parent company of Wentworth Property Management – which counts Dayton Beach Park among the 450 properties we manage throughout New York City.

Cooper Square Realty does not involve itself in the politics of cooperative and condominium elections. It is not management’s role to try to control or affect such elections.

Contrary to Mr. Simon’s column, Cooper Square Realty did not recommend or agree that a “fourth party” monitor Dayton Beach Park’s elections at any time.

To ensure proper voting procedures, Dayton Beach Park hired Honest Ballot Association, a 100-year-old election monitoring company, to oversee the election. With our extensive industry experience, Cooper Square Realty has never encountered an issue with Honest

Ballot’s ability to monitor elections.

In addition, Mr. Simon erroneously states that I was previously employed as a fundraiser by Representative Anthony Weiner. I have never been employed by Mr. Weiner. I do not know Mr. Simon personally, nor do I understand why he would publish such inaccuracies regarding the cooperative board election.


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