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GREENWICH VILLAGE

Buying the land the building sits on was key to this co-op’s success.

There Are Limits to Co-op Boards’ Powers

Written by Lisa L. Colangelo on March 09, 2017

Greenwich Village

Court rules that co-op board “unreasonably” blocked transfer of dead woman’s shares.

Greenwich Village noise dispute leads to $750,000 lawsuit.

Some sponsors actually sell apartments and relinquish power.

Board Power: Its Sources, Its Uses, Its Limits

Written by Stuart Saft on December 06, 2016

Greenwich Village

Today’s boards owe a debt of gratitude to Ronald Levandusky and his kitchen.

How much do co-op boards have to tell shareholders? Not much.

Rack 'Em Up

Written by Bill Morris on April 22, 2016

Greenwich Village

Bike storage space is now a top amenity in the city’s co-ops and condos.

Policing the Craze to Combine Apartments

Written by Matthew Hall on April 01, 2016

Greenwich Village

What the board needs to do before the walls come down.

Is this a problem the co-op board has to tackle?

The job seemed routine — until the contractors came up with sand where there should have been concrete.

Called the Village House, this 14-story condominium was built in 1967 on an elegant block in Greenwich Village. It is a full-service doorman building with a live-in superintendent, a bike room, storage space, a laundry room, and a courtyard.

But the building had a history of leaks around the two terrace spaces, which sit on setbacks that wrap around the 12th and penthouse floors of the 75-unit red brick building at 60 West 13th Street. The terrace areas had deteriorated and water was leaking into the units, reports longtime board president Carol Butler. The board turned to RAND Engineering & Architecture, which had worked on the building previously, with jobs that included brick replacement, pointing, and waterproofing work.

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