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Our informative articles give decision makers from NYC residential co-ops or condos the knowledge to govern their co-op or condo effectively. Learn about policy issues, from setting and enforcing house rules to how to debate lobby renovation. Understand the rules and conventions your conduct as a board member is subject to. Keep up with the laws and expectations your building must comply with.

Who Should Run for the Co-op Board?

Written by Michele Cardella on February 08, 2019

New York City

Some people – the empathetic ones – are better suited for board service than others.

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Demand Response: Getting Paid to Reduce Kilowatts

Written by Carol Ott on January 29, 2019

Demand Response is the Con Ed program that gives some to get some.

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Here are the 10 Commandments on pegging maintenance.

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Cinephile on Board

Written by Tom Soter on January 22, 2019

Forest Hills, Queens

David Gershon is the movie maven of Park Lane North co-op.

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Is Your First Conflict-of-Interest Report Past Due?

Written by Bill Morris on January 15, 2019

New York City

Slacker boards could face lawsuits if report on contracts is overlooked.

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Boards must make “reasonable accommodations” for persons with disabilities.

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New Condo Boards Need to Pick Their Battles

Written by Bill Morris on January 07, 2019

Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Patrick Wong, the voice of experience, is serving on his second condo board.

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The Co-op Board President Who Misses Nothing

Written by Bill Morris on January 04, 2019

Jackson Heights, Queens

Lillian Wong sees all – but not in a nosy way.

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What if they called a board meeting and nobody came?

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

January 01, 2019

The Habitat staff wishes you a happy and fulfilling 2019.

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Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

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