In Bayside - which is better - Bay Club or Towers at Waters Edge?

Asked by Susan Jones, Bayside, Queens, NY Fri Sep 26, 2008

I'm a 60 year old Christian divorced woman. I can spend $500-$600,000. Any opinions on which is better?

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Annmarie, , Commack, NY
Sat Jun 1, 2013
Towers at Waters Edge has the convenience and location and great views all around.
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Keyser Soze, , Bayside, NY
Sat Apr 3, 2010
Agents will tell you anything to make a sale.
I have lived in both places.They are both beautiful properties.
However, most overlooked is the management company John B. Lovett that runs the day to day operation.The most professionally run property is the Bay Club, hands down.There you are treaded with respect and understand that you pay alot of money to live there and are most accomodating.Towers at Waters Edge is run by Metro Management. Because this property is a coop, They have a board of directors who are self serving and nasty. Metro Management fees are the lowest and are horrible. Coop properties are allowed to run there operation without recourse. The law does not protect you. As a share holder,you have no rights.Nobody hear is looking after your interests. The rules and regulations are not posted and the board does not adhere to policy that was written in the bylaws.It is run like the wild west. In stead of finding workable solutions,they love turmoil and do not care about your quality of life. Please save not only your hard earned money save for your sanity. The Bay Club, not even close.
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Gee 'Keyser'...just because YOU don't Like the Towers at Waters Edge doesn't mean that the rest of us who live there don't.
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Mary, Home Buyer, Oakdale, NY
Sat Nov 26, 2016
Towers. At wateredge is not professionally run and is over rated and over priced and charges extra for there amenities. And when called to repair something you. Are totally ignored. Very disappointed
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I live there...and when I need a repair the maintenance staff is always quick, courteous and professional.
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Lou Klahr, Agent, Bayside, NY
Sun Sep 1, 2013
Bay Club Is a codominium while Waters Edge is a coop. They are both luxury type residences however coops and condos are different.

I would suggest we look at both . After seeing them and learning the differences your decision might be easier.
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Alina Bogosi…, Agent, Rego Park, NY
Tue Nov 27, 2012
Hi Susan,

I live in Bayside and serve the Bayside area, the main difference in both buildings is that Bay Club is a condo and that Water's Edge is a co-op. There are 2 types of ownership. It would be best to discuss the pros and cons in detail with a Bayside agent. I would be more than happy to assist you in your search if you are still looking!

You can reach me at 347-463-2979 or email me at

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Amy Liu, Agent, Flushing, NY
Wed Jul 18, 2012
Hello Susan!
Each apartment has its own pros and cons. It depends on your own opinion and which one suits you best!

Amy Liu
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1st City Job, Both Buyer And Seller, Queens, NY
Thu Jun 23, 2011
I am not a broker of any sort so I have nothing to gain from my response to you. I too am looking and I think that the bay club is a better choice. The prices may be higher but it is real property, which means unlike a coop where you only have shares to the apt, a condo you actually own it. And yes you do have to pay your taxes separate but at the end if your mortage is paid you will only have to worry about the small common charges and real estate taxes. I have seen waters edge and did here some horrible stories about them and alot of the mgnt. company and board. Plus the bay club I find is more secure and gated. Good look maybe we will be neighbors someday. Bayside is the best area in queens to live so no matter what you decide you will love it. Good Luck
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Ahsan, Home Owner, Queens, NY
Tue Apr 12, 2011
that depends on how devoted you are
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Carol Wright, , Bayside, Queens, NY
Sat Oct 23, 2010
can i pay $500,000 for a 2bedroom condo at the bayclub?
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Julia Xelas, , Queens, NY
Fri Oct 1, 2010
The first thing I suggest is that you check out both developments at least twice to really get a feel for the place. Hopefully you are working with an agent who can set this up for you and guide you through the whole process. When I take my clients out, I make sure to speak to the other owners in the complex to really get a sense of what is going on with the management company. The brokers working for the sellers will always tell you the positive things but will leave out the important details that your attorney will uncover come contract time and at that point, you have lost weeks of your precious time. That's why it's important you work with a buyers agent since we would be working for you. Also, make sure the complex doesn't have a flip-tax. I'll be happy to answer any of your questions with no obligation. Email me
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Linda Comman…, Agent, 11365, NY
Mon Jun 14, 2010
Hello Susan,
I would reccommend the Towers @ Waters Edge Drive. The Americana building allows you to have a dog in the event you might one day like to get one. Many many people there have opted for a small dog, which makes a good companion. You also have the fabulous 24 hour doormen, the tennis courts, the swimming pool, and many units have breathtaking bridge & water views. Regardless of what price you want to spend for a unit, every place in Bayside has quite different maintenances. Feel free E-Mail me at : OR you can call me anytime because : " Like The City... This Realtor NEVER Sleeps !!! (917) 693-3605. Looking forward to speaking with you.
Kindest Regards,
Linda Commander
Licensed R.E. Associate Broker & CBR
American Heritage Real Estate, Inc.
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John Maniec, Agent, Bayside, NY
Sat Nov 7, 2009
Bayside is a great community to live in and both the Bay Club and Towers at Waters Edge offer many great amenities. You should look at a few units at both complexes as well as also check out the Baybridge Condo complex too. You can't go wrong with any of these very fine complexes. The public schools are among the highest performing in all of New York City. You can walk to Fort Totten or ride your bicycle along Little Neck Bay, fish off the Bayside marina or shop till you drop at the Bay Terrace Shopping Center. If you want to get to a show in Manhattan, there are plenty of express buses or ride in comfort via the Long Island railroad and be there in 1/2 hour or less.
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Martha Milaz…, Agent, Bayside, NY
Thu Nov 5, 2009
Hi Susan! have you purchased yet? If not, I live and specialize in Bayside and have sales in the buildings you question. Maybe I can be of assistance to you at this time. You can reach me at (917) 582-8438. Please call anytime.
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Cynthia Cros…, , Manhasset Hills, NY
Wed Jun 17, 2009
Both properties are very nice with unique features. The Bay Club is a Condo or "Real Property". You pay individual taxes and utilities and association charges. There are many lovely amenities to enjoy. Towers at Waters Edge are a Co-op, where you own shares of stock in a corporation with a proprietary lease on your apartment. Your maintenance includes taxes, utilities, interest on loans etc with an approximate 50 % deductable every year. There is a major renovation project well underway at TWE and there are some lovely apartments literally brand new with beautiful views, large terraces and many amenities as well.
Both properties have something to offer. The key factor is where YOU feel the most comfortable. We have built a real estate practice representing buyer clients vs. customers and understand the trepidations you might have.
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri May 29, 2009
That decision is your to make and yours alone, where will you be the happiest?

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Therese L Ko…, Agent, Bayside NY 11361, NY
Fri May 29, 2009
Hi Susan, If you haven't bought already...There are some difference between the two. But the Bay Club- has its own shops downstairs. Deli, hair salon, health club, indoor/outdoor pool. The Towers -of the 3 Towers-only 1 "the Americana" allows dogs -also has health club (newly renovated)-outdoor pool - need to walk to the stores in Bay Terrace- short walk-but a walk. Hope a little useful to you. Terry K 718-614-3167 cell
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Carolyn McGu…, Agent, Howard, NY
Fri Oct 3, 2008
Im a broker from howard beach. I like towers at waters edge, the renovations are very hi-end, and for your budget you can get a hi-floor unit with a water view. plus there's better amenities including a pool. I have pics, email me at also, have you considered kew gardens/ forest hills? there are some new developments there as well which i love. check out my number is 718-208-7011
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It doesn't make any sense to say Water's Edge has "better amenities including a pool" when the Bay Club has an indoor pool open year round. This guy seems to be making uninformed comments just to advertise his won business. I don't like the laundry situation at either place since you can't have your own washer dryer.
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Pascual Paul…, Agent, Bronx, NY
Sat Sep 27, 2008
Real Estate Professional cannot give opinions on Properties, and definitly the question you are asking, by law. Do your due dilagence and you decide.
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