Written by Paula Chin on April 20, 2018
For Murray Hill Crescent board, no savings are too small.
Written by Paula Chin on April 03, 2018
Murray Hill Crescent’s treasurer knows where every dollar goes.
Written by Bill Morris on July 31, 2017
A good working relationship between the super and the contractor is crucial.
Written by Bill Morris on April 21, 2017
“Nobody ever says, ‘There wasn’t a fire in the laundry room today!’”
Written by Bill Morris on April 04, 2017
“The unseen stuff a super does every day prevents catastrophes.”
September 13, 2016
There are ways to share the heavy lifting and avoid board burnout.
June 01, 2016
Summer’s here – and so are complaints about noisy co-op and condo playgrounds.
May 13, 2016
Co-op and condo boards can’t afford to ignore discriminatory outbursts.
April 07, 2016
Vetting pooches is no laughing matter for co-op boards
November 17, 2015
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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