January 15, 2018
When a board member wears two hats, conflicts might ensue.
Written by Joe Alonge on December 21, 2017
Design veteran urges boards to consider daytime meetings to boost productivity.
Written by Bill Morris on November 21, 2017
Long Island co-op enjoys a landmark win-win in court.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 16, 2017
New state law gives homeowners greater access to HOA documents.
German American Settlement League on Long Island forced to obey housing laws.
Written by Paula Chin on March 21, 2017
A toxic waste dump and a proposed casino bring out a board’s combative side.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on March 16, 2017
At the Kings Wood co-op on Long Island, planning is the key to avoiding surprises.
Written by Paula Chin on September 14, 2016
Lighthouse Is Restored at Legend Yacht & Beach Club.
Written by Tom Soter on April 13, 2016
The Hewlett Park Apartments co-op undergoes a major makeover.
Written by Stewart Wurtzel on March 11, 2016
(Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series of first-person articles by Stewart Wurtzel, an attorney who lives at the Yacht Club Condominium on Long Island and helped the property recover from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. The story picks up after Wurtzel was elected president of the board.)
We were fortunate to have a collection of new board members with skill sets that were particularly useful for the problems we faced: there was Gary Smith, a CPA; James A. Smith, a construction contractor; John Cestaro, a local real estate broker; and Alex Krupnick, the man who spearheaded the petition drive and was determined to improve communication between the board and the residents.
The list of major problems we faced was enormous, and the first one involved communication and trust issues.
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