Category: On The Board

Law & Legislation
2017 January Courtroom Roundup

The Obamas are leaving the White House, at least some of the Trumps will be moving in, and federal agencies have until mid-January to implement the outgoing administration’s policies and directives before the tide moves in what may be a ver…

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Board Operations
2016 December Lead Paint and Other Hazards

In New York, with its countless multifamily buildings, there are certain dangers that have nothing to do with crime rates, economics, or the latest exotic imported disease. Falling bricks, short circuits leading to fires, trash piling up, a…

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Board Operations
Fighting Illegal Sublets

The City and State of New York have been in a very public fight with homeshare giant Airbnb for what feels like the last decade (the current short-term leasing laws were passed in 2006, so it’s been at least that long), but they haven’t bee…

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Law & Legislation
So You've Been Sued...Now What?

Every board dreads the idea of being sued as a result of the decisions they make on behalf of their communities - but these legal pros have some advice about how to navigate this unpleasant but all-too-common occurrence. 

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Board Operations
2016 November New York City’s Community Boards

In a metropolis of 8.5 million residents, it’s not surprising that it takes an awful lot of people in a lot of departments and organizations to keep New York City government running smoothly. Some of those people (the mayor, for instance) a…

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Board Operations
2016 November Holiday Decorating

Since before recorded history, people have celebrated events, often decorating homes and public spaces to mark this or that special day or event. We still love to adorn our doors, windows, and other areas with festive décor at different tim…

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Board Member 101
Resources for New Board Members

Being elected to your board can feel daunting - but fortunately, there are lots of educational resources available to help new board members get oriented. These same resources can also help seasoned board members refine their administrative…

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Law & Legislation
2016 October Hot-Button Legal Issues

Part of being an effective board member is keeping abreast of legal and legislative issues that could impact your building and its residents. Attorney Marc H. Schneider discusses a few things that should be on your administrative radar. 

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