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Boards can expect pushback when move-out fees get too ambitious.

Price cut or cash offer could still fail to close the deal.

The Arduous Art of Evicting a Serial Subletter

Written by Dale J. Degenshein on January 21, 2019

Yorkville, Manhattan

It’s possible, but not easy, to evict a shareholder for objectionable conduct.

A Cheaper Way to Build a Roof Deck

Written by Paula Chin on May 22, 2018

Yorkville, Manhattan

Steel overbuilds can be easy on a budget and on an old building's roof.

Three Keys to Handling a Massive Capital Project

Written by Marianne Schaefer on December 13, 2017

Yorkville, Manhattan

How 345 East 81st Street managed a complex $4 million capital project. 

A “Master Plan” Speeds Window Replacements

Written by Bill Morris on December 06, 2017

Yorkville, Manhattan

Condo board in historic district moving ahead with streamlined plan.

New state Supreme Court decision favors shareholder in dispute with board.

Boards need to enforce the rules – and consider providing kids with a safe place to play.

It’s your call: one median-priced Manhattan apartment, or 208,333 pints of Guinness Stout?

What does a cooperative need to prove when it sues a shareholder in landlord/tenant court for non-payment? These cases go to trial so rarely that people may not look at the proof the co-op must proffer.

But in 300 East 85th Housing Corp. v. Dropkin, the court considered the co-op's proofs and rendered a decision that is worth examining for several reasons.

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