Written by Sue Treiman on February 05, 2020
Board claims its retaining walls do not fall under Local Law 37.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on December 11, 2019
Shaft walls, in danger of collapse, require emergency repairs.
Written by Bill Morris on December 19, 2018
Briar Oaks board in Riverdale is always thinking about the future.
Written by Bill Morris on August 17, 2017
Proposal would require posting of a policy, fines for breaking any ban.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on June 28, 2017
Co-op board uses refinanced mortgage to pay for a rooftop park.
Written by Lisa L. Colangelo on March 02, 2017
One co-op advocate labels proposed city and state laws “absurd.”
Written by Lisa Prevost on June 29, 2016
New program helps co-ops and condos find summer replacement workers.
Written by Bill Morris on May 11, 2016
Here’s a story about a woman only cat lovers could love.
Written by Tom Soter on June 17, 2015
The co-op's pool was quite literally slip, slidin' away.
The 142-unit co-op, at 2575 Palisade Avenue in the Riverdale section of The Bronx, is a paradise of sorts — at least according to Harry Amer, a resident since 1980 and board president since 1982. "Everybody has a beautiful view of the Hudson River and the Palisades," says Amer. "There are no buildings to the west of us, [just] a greenbelt, the trees, and Metro North train rails. Other than that, you feel like you're more in the country than in New York City."
Yet the seven-member board found it had trouble in paradise — trouble with a capital 'T' and that rhymes with 'P' and that stands for pool.
Written by Frank Lovece on October 31, 2014
Trip-and-fall cases are the bane of all buildings, co-ops and condos most definitely included. And while you can't foresee every circumstance that might cause a resident or a visitor, including first responders, to fall and hurt themselves, there are steps a prudent board can take to minimize the risk. As Habitat has written, for instance, you can make sure your floor drains are clear and uncluttered, to prevent flooding when sprinklers go off, and you can choose not to hold meetings in an unfinished commercial space.
Our latest suggestion, based on a real-life trip-and-fall court case: If you have ramp at your door, make sure it has handrails on both sides. Because believe it or not, here's what can happen.
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