New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine July/August 2020 free digital issue



A Niche Loan for Condo Capital Projects

Written by Lisa Prevost on February 27, 2018

East Quogue, Long Island

CIRA loans enable condos and HOAs to ease the pain of costly projects.

Avoiding conflicts of interest and liability when a lawyer sits on the board.

When a board member wears two hats, conflicts might ensue.

Is Nighttime the Wrong Time for Board Meetings?

Written by Joe Alonge on December 21, 2017

Sea Cliff, Long Island

Design veteran urges boards to consider daytime meetings to boost productivity.

Board Recoups Big Legal Costs After Evicting Smoker

Written by Bill Morris on November 21, 2017

Long Island

Long Island co-op enjoys a landmark win-win in court.

Transparency Trend Reaches Homeowners Associations

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 16, 2017

Glen Cove, Long Island

New state law gives homeowners greater access to HOA documents.

German American Settlement League on Long Island forced to obey housing laws.

When Boards Have to Fight for What’s Right

Written by Paula Chin on March 21, 2017

Long Island

A toxic waste dump and a proposed casino bring out a board’s combative side.

Three Keys to a Co-op's Success: Plan, Plan, Plan

Written by Marianne Schaefer on March 16, 2017

Long Island

At the Kings Wood co-op on Long Island, planning is the key to avoiding surprises.

A Gold Coast Jewel Gets a Second Life

Written by Paula Chin on September 14, 2016

Long Island

Lighthouse Is Restored at Legend Yacht & Beach Club.

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