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For Murray Hill Crescent board, no savings are too small.

Murray Hill Crescent’s treasurer knows where every dollar goes.

Your Super Can Make or Break a Capital Project

Written by Bill Morris on July 31, 2017

Murray Hill, Manhattan

A good working relationship between the super and the contractor is crucial.

“Nobody ever says, ‘There wasn’t a fire in the laundry room today!’”

The Unseen, Unsung Heroics of a Super

Written by Bill Morris on April 04, 2017

Murray Hill

“The unseen stuff a super does every day prevents catastrophes.”

There are ways to share the heavy lifting and avoid board burnout.

Summer’s here – and so are complaints about noisy co-op and condo playgrounds.

Co-op and condo boards can’t afford to ignore discriminatory outbursts.

Vetting pooches is no laughing matter for co-op boards

 

Most shareholders would like to assume that their neighbors are kind, compassionate people – or at least, not scary bigots who might go off without a moment's notice. Unfortunately, that's not always the case, and Ronda Kaysen's most recent Ask Real Estate column has one such story. A reader writes, "My partner was subjected to a lengthy homophobic tirade by another resident in the lobby of our co-op, observed by one of the building’s doormen. ...The doorman did nothing. In response to our formal complaint, the board said it has nothing to do with disputes between residents, unless a physical assault or other criminal action occurs." Kaysen's advice veers towards the practical, telling the shareholders to start a paper trail and to be prepared to escalate to the New York City Commission on Human Rights if the board continues not to act. 

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