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HARLEM

The Business Judgment Rule Is Both Shield and Sword

Written by Victor M. Metsch on December 14, 2017

Harlem, Manhattan

Two appeals court rulings reveal the scope and limits of a prized protection.

With the statute of limitations running out, boards sue developer.

Chanting “SoHa! Hell No!” local activists carry the day.

Bill would fine people who cook up alphabet-soup neighborhood names.

Critics see “SoHa” moniker as another sign of gentrification run amok.

A Harlem condo board creates a handbook to help first-time buyers embrace homeownership.

A Renaissance in Harlem

Written by Paula Chin on December 09, 2016

Harlem

Refund of inflated tax payments leads to a co-op’s rebirth.

Harlem property joins Rivington House in getting deed restriction lifted.

An Unpleasant Surprise on a Harlem Roof

Written by Tom Soter on April 27, 2016

Harlem

A co-op board had to overcome the fallout from a shoddy gut renovation.

The General Assembly's Committee on Housing is holding a public hearing on co-ops and affordable housing. Citizens can offer up to 10 minutes of personal testimony at the hearing, which will be held on Fri., Feb. 19 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the State Office Building (8th Floor), 163 W. 125th St. in Harlem.

The hearing will focus on three problem areas: co-op boards that disenfranchise shareholders; reserve funds that are dangerously low; and the high-dollar sale of co-ops that were intended as affordable housing.

If you wish to speak at the hearing, you can register by filling out this PDF.

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