Co-op City Celebrates 50-Year Milestone

(l-r) Direct Energy executives Mohannad Hossain, Michael Cordaro, Ray Polakowski and Bob Welch joined in celebrating Co-op City’s half century milestone.
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The Bronx’s own ‘City Within a City,’ Co-op City commemorated its 50th anniversary with a prestigious gala celebration on Monday, December 10 at Marina del Rey Caterers.

Bill and Diana Gordon had a great time celebrating at the historic event!
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The event honored longtime Co-op City residents Riverbay Corporation’s Rodney Saunders, second vice president; Bernard Cylich, first vice president and Linda Berk, president for their dedicated service to the community.

Neva Shillingford–King (l) and Councilman Andy King joined everyone at the ceremony.
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Carolyne Clark (l) and Wanda Bailey lived almost their entire lives in Co-op City.
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Riverbay Corp. general manager Noel Ellison (r) and his wife, Jackie had a great evening.
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(l-r) Julian McDavid, NAACP Williamsbridge president; Michelle Sajous, Co-op City Resident Council president and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie were all smiles.
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(l-r) Donna Marzi, Bronx Times Reporter account executive; Jessica Felice, board liaison and Linda Berk, Riverbay Board of Directors president enjoyed the historic event.
Photo courtesy of Donna Marzi

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