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Who Can Go Out on the Roof?

Written by Dale J. Degenshein on November 19, 2018

Upper East Side, Manhattan

Access to coveted rooftop space is spelled out in governing documents.

Slumping luxury condo sales inspire FOR RENT signs. 

Unpaid rent bill of $160,000 leads owners to file lawsuit.

Attorney General will funnel money to low-income housing.

Glut of new condos, lower co-op prices have shifted the balance.

Benefit to residents and commercial tenants worth the added cost.

Board adapts to shareholders' changing ages, tastes, and needs.

Lawsuit filed as city council considers trimming co-op board powers.

Boards can require – and store – pictures and identification of visitors.

Illegal bathroom is why boards insist on alteration agreements.

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