2019 September
Focus on... Energy & the Environment

Law & Legislation
2019 September Local Law 97

This past spring, New York City took a huge step in confronting the threat of climate change with its own version of a ‘Green New Deal.’ On April 18, the City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act, a package of bills aimed at getting …

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Board Operations
2019 September Fines and Penalties

Community living comes with lots of rules and regulations—many of which are codified in largely static, hard-to-amend governing documents like proprietary leases and condominium declarations. Others are laid out in the more flexible context…

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Neighborhoods
2019 September What’s Happening in the Bronx

The Bronx may not be known as New York City’s most glamorous borough, but a drive through the city’s northernmost section reveals signs of renewal and development that would’ve been almost unthinkable just a few years ago. From new apartmen…

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Neighborhoods
2019 September Waldorf Condos to Hit Market This Fall

Despite some fits and starts, the process of converting 1,000 rooms at the Waldorf Astoria hotel into 375 condo units is nearly complete – and Chinese developer Anbang announced on June 11th that it will be launching sales at the property t…

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Law & Legislation
2019 September Removing a Condominium Owner

Removing a disruptive, abusive, non-paying, or otherwise problematic tenant from a rental building is relatively easy. Doing the same thing in a co-op is also possible, though substantially harder. But removing a condo owner from the premis…

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Law & Legislation
2019 September Board Transition

Community associations are microcosms of democracy, run by an elected board of volunteers trusted to make good decisions on behalf of the community as a whole. Boards make the call on every large and small issue for their constituency. So i…

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Q&A
2019 September Q&A: Smoking and Shared Terraces

Q. We need help with this dilemma. Our co-op’s public areas are all non-smoking – but what about the shareholders who share a terrace? Out of 82 terraces, 12 share their terraces with neighbors, some of whom smoke. It is a big problem for…

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Q&A
2019 September Q&A: Parking Spaces and Out-of-Town Plates

Q. Can the board of directors of a co-op and management refuse a parking space to someone who lives in the building but has out-of-town license plates?                                                 —Is This Legal? A. “As with many i…

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