I live in a co-op where no one is happy with management or board. But they themselves have created the situation allowing the same members to be voted in year after year. No one wants the responsibility and it is a very divided co-op with lots of back biting. It is a poor neighborhood (Hempstead Long Island) and shareholders don't appear that savey. Prior to my move here shareholders were told they had to purchase their own windows. But the lease clearly stated it was a co-op responsibility, all they had to do was read, but no one was up to it. The board has the horns for me and is doing everything in their power to make my life miserable. I recently got a 30 day notice to cure. More than half of it was pure BS! But they got me on the basil! No growing basil in the back. I had to remove my plants- were they making too much noise. I left a shopping cart in the hallway in 2012. The entire building does this, but it is only a problem when I do it. And I am talking about large carts from Home Depot and stop and shop. I was so pissed off when I saw this that I called stop and shop and had the carts removed. Their are still some left, but not for long! The elevator is tiger oak and they cram these carts in there banging the walls. The building is prewar and has amazing potential, unfortunately it is being run by people who are self serving at best. I have heard all the suggestions, run for the board, contact the attorney general. Funny I was just about to put it on the market when I got the notice. Get this 2 of my neighbors agreed to take my plants. Yea it was no problem for them because they are allowed to have plants. Then one of them goes on about how much she loves basil! Takes a plant and does not even offer me a leaf. Same with the other one, yet they both agree that what is happening to me is wrong. So it really pissed me off and I removed all the plants over to a friends house. One of them was
really upset about the basil. What kind of community is this? The board ma and super are all bullies! Bullies need targets, once I am gone they will need a new target. I already know who the candidates are, just a matter of time. Biggest mistake in my life was purchasing this dump! It has has life altering consequences for me! Never again will I purchase a co-op, it is totally giving away any power or independence to people who have no concern for your welfare and in my pictular case one in which they sought to do me harm. All I can do is litigate and that is not what I moved here for. That is my own personal experience but in speaking with others I realize that co-op boards tend to be made up of a specific type of person and my experience is not unique. I am not trashing all board members because just like every other group there is good and bad everywhere. They looked like normal people at the interview, no horns or daggers. Who knew? Never again will I purchase a co-op, nothing but problems as you can see here and no solutions. I would not recommend to anyone either....... As a co-op owner I may have rights but if I want to exercise them I will have to hire an attorney. Anyone got an extra 50 thousand lying around to address the behavior of these hooligans? Even if I did have it this dump is not worth it. A 50 thousand dollar legal battle where I will be subjected to listening to the garbage and lies that come out of their mouths. No thanks
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