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BOARD OPERATIONS

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.

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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Co-op and condo boards need to do their homework before taking the leap.

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A Transition Team Can Bring New Board Members Up to Speed

Written by Robert Ferrara on September 24, 2018

New York City

Like any business, co-ops and condos need to groom new officers.

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Expertise Welcome – Up to a Point

Written by Robert A. Rissetto on September 21, 2018

New York City

Co-op and condo board members need to use their day-job expertise judiciously.

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Since New York doesn’t block former felons from serving on co-op and condo boards, voters need to ask: How serious was the crime?

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Ask the Experts

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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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