New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

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How do NYC co-ops and condos operate? Governed by an elected board of directors, these housing corporations are like mini-cities with their own bylaws and governing documents. Here you'll find articles on a wide range of topics that co-op and condo board directors need to understand to govern their housing corporation wisely. 

Dozens of candidates have fielded questions from co-op and condo advocates.

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Remember: This is the day you're NOT supposed to work.

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What “Transparency” Really Means in Co-ops and Condos

Written by William D. McCracken on August 17, 2021

New York City

There’s frequently a subtext when people call for more openness.

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It’s important to keep track of additional insureds, exclusions and more.

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Can the Sponsor Vote at the Annual Meeting?

Written by Deborah Koplovitz on May 18, 2021

New York City

“Voting control” is a ticklish legal issue.

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Hundreds of Co-ops and Condos Suffer Data Breach

Written by Bill Morris on April 22, 2021

New York City

Douglas Elliman’s clients hacked by an “unauthorized party.”

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A minority of shareholders can demand a special meeting and election.

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It's Time for Co-op and Condo Boards To Make New Year’s Resolutions

Written by William D. McCracken on December 22, 2020

New York City

After a year like this, boards should take a break and get ready to shift gears.

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Borough President-elect Donovan Richards taps a leading co-op and condo voice.

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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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