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Promises, Promises

Promises, Promises Happy New Year to you and your building. Here are a few resolutions board members can make to better serve their flock. Read more »
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The Tuna Fish Sandwich

The Tuna Fish Sandwich And you thought a tuna fish sandwich was just something to eat. Obviously you haven’t lived in a co-op. Catering your building’s Christmas (excuse me, holiday) party would challenge even Martha Stewart because you must appeal not only to residents’ palates, but also their politics. I’m glad the planning ordeal is over and I can eat and greet at our party next week. Read more »
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Recount

Recount Election season has come and gone at buildings across the City, and most everyone has accepted the results even if they don’t like them, resigned to waiting till next time to unseat those in power. It’s expensive and time consuming to mount a legal challenge, which is why most challengers lick lick their wounds and move on. Not three defeated insurgents at West Village Houses, who recently fired the first legal salvo, seeking to overturn the results of the election just past on the grounds that the process was tainted in multiple ways. Read more »
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Conflicted

Conflicted People in co-ops and condos always complain about conflicts -- so long as they belong to someone else. But board members often don't see their own even if they should be as clear as the nose on their face. Here's fair warning that they should, if not for their sake, then for yours. Read more »
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Is Your Neighbor Out On Bail?

Is Your Neighbor Out On Bail? Maybe you read about that Big Time marijuana ring that was busted a few weeks ago. After an 18 month investigation, the cops moved in under cover of darkness and arrested rap mogul Kareem "Biggs" Burke, who helped launch Jay-Z's career, and 42 other alleged Bad Guys. Only most of them didn’t stay behind bars long, but posted bail, in some cases as high as $500,000, and then went home to await trial. HOME! -- that could be right next door to you. Is there anything you can do about it? Read more »
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