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. 

Boards must treat all shareholders equally — even those who lose a window.

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The Growing Pains of a 40-Year-Old Co-op on Central Park West

Written by Bill Morris & Carol J. Ott on September 09, 2022

Upper West Side, Manhattan

These cooperators had to start from scratch back in the 1980s.

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Conflicts of interest are sure to arise if the super is allowed to serve on the board.

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Happy Labor Day!

September 05, 2022

New York City

The Habitat Group wishes our readers a safe and fun-filled end of summer.

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Three Keys to a Successful Hybrid Annual Meeting

Written by Bill Morris on August 25, 2022

New York City

Most co-op boards have gone to virtual meetings, but there are holdouts.

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Shareholder accused co-op board of bending rules during a neighbor's renovation project.

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A code of ethics can add an additional layer of protection against abuses.

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The key to a successful legal defense is to follow the governing documents.

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Tech and real estate know-how come together to smooth building governance.

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Condos Can Now Hold Virtual Annual Meetings

Written by Bill Morris on July 07, 2022

Governor signs law that gives condos an option enjoyed by co-ops.

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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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