New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine Business of Management 2021



Co-op Board Learns That Emails Can Bite Back

Written by Victor M. Metsch on January 07, 2021

Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Bitter dispute between neighbors lands in court, delivers a lesson.

In an unprecedented step, a co-op has taken on a third incarnation.

Injecting grout into a failing wall saved a building without displacing residents.

Safety precautions turn a routine capital work into a bureaucratic maze.

DOB violations are multiplying, but workarounds exist.

Women Take Charge at Village House Condominium

Written by Bendix Anderson on July 04, 2019

Greenwich Village, Manhattan

Condo board is dominated by women for the first time in its history.

Sometimes even the low-hanging fruit can yield sweet savings.

Complaints of "intolerable" noise after a major renovation. 

Combined co-op apartment, once the source of lawsuits, goes on the market.

Dispute over central air-conditioning chills spirit of cooperation.

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