Seward Park Co-op Finally Elects New Board

The contentious board elections at the Seward Park Cooperative have finally come to a close.  As you may recall, the New York Times picked up on the controversy following this past June’s flawed balloting.

The winners, announced several days ago, are incumbents Karen Wolfson, Eric Mandelbaum and Geordan Goldstein, as well as newcomer Harold Aranoff.

Brett Leitner, who narrowly won a seat in the first round of voting, was defeated in the re-vote.  Mandelbaum, who is seen as the leader of the victorious contingent and has spoken out against maintenance increases, reversed his fortunes in the second election.

Seward Park, the largest of the Grand Street cooperatives, has 1726 apartments and about 50 commercial spaces.