2010 December
Focus on... Safety & Security

2010 December The Cooperator's 24th Annual Co-op & Condo Expo

 The 24th annual New York Cooperator’s Co-op & Condo Expo is coming—the 2011 event will showcase some 300 exhibitors from across the tri-state area  when the day-long trade show returns to the Hilton New York in Manhattan on  Tuesday, Apri…

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2010 December Looking Back...and Forward

The last couple of years have been tempestuous for everyone involved in the real estate industry, and the New York market is certainly no exception. But the city’s residential real estate is extraordinary in that during the current rece…

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Security
2010 December Data Security

If they have a mind to, an unscrupulous person in possession of someone's personal information can cause a lot of damage. Their mischief can range from opening charge cards and other lines of credit, running up huge charges in the vict…

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Security
2010 December A Word to the Wise

There are some eight million people living in the five boroughs of New York. A sample size that big is bound to yield some bad apples. Most every New Yorker knows how to avoid the garden-variety, shady-looking miscreant on the street—th…

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Security
2010 December Get Out and Be Safe

Just this past September, a tornado hit Park Slope, Central Brooklyn and parts of Queens, doing substantial damage in a few short minutes. It left people in other parts of the city wondering, “Could it happen here?” But the tornado—and …

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Security
2010 December Be Prepared

Security is a big issue no matter where you live, but in a sprawling urban environment like New York City, it's toward the top of residents' list of concerns. For co-ops and condos, addressing this means not only providing residents a …

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Security
2010 December Keeping it All Inside

New legislation and a push by the city fathers to make New York City buildings more energy-efficient has thrown the gauntlet down for New Yorkers to also become more energy-conscious. Wouldn’t it be great if residents decided to take th…

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Security
2010 December Where There's Smoke

 These days SoHo is populated by fancy eateries, high-end boutiques, the Apple  store, and of course, the art galleries. On the weekends, the streets are  packed with shoppers and tourists. This neighborhood is characteristic of  several a…

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Security
2010 December Fees Under Fire

 A proposal to ban federal lenders from purchasing loans in co-ops that use flip  tax fees or condos with deed-based transfer fees has housing community leaders  worried the ruling would lead to diminished operating budgets and severely  d…

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Security
2010 December Crime Happens

 Security systems are not just for homeowners in a suburban setting. With  advances in wireless technology, security and life safety systems, the features  found in the newest systems are a great appliance add-on to condo or co-op  apartme…

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Q&A
2010 December Q&A: Access to Meeting Minutes

Q “The board was advised by one of the owners that we must mail all the minutes of each directors’ meeting to all the owners. Is this correct?” —Out in the Open A “In order to answer this question it would be nece…

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Q&A
2010 December Q&A: Submission of Proxies

Q What are the rules concerning how many proxies any one person can submit? Also, does a person submitting proxies have to be a unit owner or even live in the complex? We have a situation where a renter, not an owner, of a co-op coll…

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