Category: On The Board

Shareholder Relations
1995 Jul/Aug Can This Co-op Be Saved?

The collapse of the New York real estate market in the late 1980s left dozens, if not hundreds, of co-ops unable to pay or refinance their mortgages. Many sponsors managed to have their plans declared effective with only 15 percent of the u…

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Shareholder Relations
1995 Jul/Aug Property Tax Reform

The City Council has made protection of homeownersincluding co-op and condo ownersone of its highest priorities. We do this because we understand that home ownership fosters a sense of pride in home, community and city. Property owners …

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Shareholder Relations
1995 Jul/Aug From Horror to Harmony

Neil Goldstein flashes a look of genuine surprise when a resident kisses him hello on the cheek in the lobby of The Harmony, an Upper East Side co-op where he is board president. Other residents trot by with friendly waves and call out, How…

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Law & Legislation
1995 Jun Reacting to Sponsor Default

tarting in the mid '70s and continuing through the latter part of the '80s, New York City was engulfed in the co- oping craze. As prices spiralled upward, owners of residential property were cashing in by converting buildings from rentals…

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Board Operations
1995 May The Role of the Treasurer

The co-op and condo community has been shocked by recent disclosures concerning inappropriate and/or illegal activities by real estate managing agents, their employees and the various industries selling supplies and materials to co-ops and …

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Law & Legislation
1995 Apr Big Trouble at Big Six

Trust. It's a word often heard when board members and shareholders of Big Six, a 982-unit co-op complex in Woodside, Queens, talk about their former managing agent, Richard Stone, and what they think went wrong. Essentially, they say, we…

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Board Operations
1995 Apr Working With Your Super

At eight o'clock on a weekday morning, you won't find Peter Grech hustling to catch a train or waiting in line for the bus. Nor will you find him snug in his bed, dreaming the morning away. Grech is a resident manager for the Alfred, a 224-…

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Shareholder Relations
1995 Mar Pet Policy Politics

Let's face it, the City is going to the dogsM-or is it cats? New Yorkers love their pets. No matter whether feline or canine, the depth of emotion owners have for their furry companions is staggering. This staunch devotion could go double f…

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Law & Legislation
1995 Mar Rights of Inheritance

Several months ago, I wrote an article for this column detailing the circumstances under which a cooperative board could legally discriminate against those wishing permission to either occupy or purchase the stock and lease of a cooperati…

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Law & Legislation
1995 Feb Provide Disabled Access

In a September 1994 decision applicable to many cooperatives and condominiums in New York City, the Appellate Division, Second Department, has determined that a cooperative housing corporation's refusal to expend funds to install a wheelc…

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