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The Accountant Who Became a Property Manager

Written by Bill Morris on January 31, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Dawn Dickstein also brought co-op board experience to her second career.

City sues Upper West Side co-op for blocking health inspectors.

Harperley Hall wins three-year legal war with a pop superstar.

New Upper West Side co-op shareholders get an unpleasant surprise.

Common areas are not for privileged personal use.

Unit-owners vote to remove the T-word from their building’s facade.

A Line of Credit Is for a Rainy Day

Written by Bill Morris on October 16, 2018

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Boards that dip into this emergency fund need to have a plan for repaying it.


Drawings That Help Close Apartment Sales

Written by Bill Morris on October 03, 2018

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Assaf Leib's quick sketches help buyers visualize possible renovations. 

Co-op board charges $1,000 a month until work is complete.

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