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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.

Judging If Buyers Are Fiscally Fit

Written by Frank Lovece on November 05, 2018

New York City

Co-op boards must walk a fine line when assessing potential buyers.

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Which Rule Rules?

Written by Victor M. Metsch on October 18, 2018

Montauk, Suffolk County

Lease’s demand for “reasonable” decisions trumps Business Judgment Rule.

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Transparency vs. Privacy: A Balancing Act for Boards

Written by Kathryn Farrell on October 15, 2018

New York City

Residents’ demands for openness challenge co-op and condo boards.

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As co-op smoking bans rise, smokers’ options dwindle.

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Should Board Meetings Be Open, Closed – or a Bit of Both?

Written by Kathryn Farrell on October 09, 2018

New York City

In their quest for openness, boards must weigh privacy concerns.

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In This Artists’ Co-op, Artists Don’t Ride for Free

Written by Ron Egatz on October 05, 2018

Peekskill

Board at Peekskill Art Lofts decided to run the co-op like a business.

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Great Magazines Think Alike

Written by Bill Morris on October 04, 2018

Lower East Side, Manhattan

Current issues of Habitat and The New Yorker feature cover art by Marcellus Hall.

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Sane people do volunteer to serve. Here’s why.

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“I Hate the Word Transparency”

Written by Theresa Racht on October 01, 2018

New York City

For this lawyer, legal obligations trump today’s hunger for openness.

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Neophyte Co-op and Condo Board Members Need a Mentor

Written by Alvin Wasserman on September 28, 2018

New York City

An experienced board member or managing agent can show the way.

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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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