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Neighborhoods
In Memoriam: Walter Mankoff, 1930–2021

CooperatorNews regrets to report the passing of Walter Mankoff, 91, who served for nearly half a century on the board of the Mutual Redevelopment Houses, otherwise known as Penn South, in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan.  Mankoff w…

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Buying & Selling
Branding for Recovery

In the wake of the pandemic and in anticipation of the recovery to come, do New York City co-ops and condominiums need to consider setting themselves apart to compete in the market? The answer is yes - but the bigger question is, how? What…

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Neighborhoods
Sydney House Debuts in the Bronx

On April 14, a 56-unit limited-equity co-op called Sydney House debuted in a virtual ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by project stakeholders, lenders, city officials, and members of the co-op board, report s New York YIMBY .  The 7-…

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Law & Legislation
Local Law 97 and Related Filings

With filings for Local Law 97 and other related energy and environmental regulations looming, many co-op and condo boards may have questions about completing the filings properly and on schedule. While it’s best - crucial, in fact - that yo…

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Q&A
Q&A: Subleasing a Co-op

Q. A co-op owner purchased her unit in 2005 and has been subleasing it to the same tenant since 2011. The co-op board recently passed an amendment to the bylaws that states an owner cannot sublease a unit for more than two years, and it a…

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Buying & Selling
Celebrity Homebuying

Back in the ‘Gilded Age’ of the 1980s and 90s, Robin Leach hosted a popular TV show called Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. His show, along with soapy series melodramas like Dynasty and Dallas gave the rest of us a front-row s…

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Law & Legislation
Transparency & Community Governance

Is a condominium -- or any type of common interest community -- a democracy? Do the shareholders in a co-op have the right to access the documents and information their boards use to make decisions? Can they demand to see those documents? T…

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