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I'm a reporter for the NY Observer researching a story on the ways that condo and co-op boards have used to try to get owners who are delinquent on their maintenance/common charges to pay--cutting off amenities, posting lists of delinquents, etc. I'd be really interested to speak with people on boards and residents at buildings who have seen this done (on the record or on background). Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I've got a story about the ways that a condo board has allowed the sponsor to use his staff of big intimidating strong-arm guys to try to get RS tenants to move out. Also owners (not in arrears) that the sponsor doesn't like. Cutting off amenities is the least of it.
Having the super go down to the electrical room and cut the power to the apt is a favorite.
Sounds like an interesting story Truth, is there a way I can reach you? Send me an email if you'd like to talk more.
Condo "boards" and co-op boards, being completely different animals, go about this in completely different ways.
Condos don't have the right (usually) to evict. So they just put a lien on the apartment and/or try these "cut off amenities" games.
Co-ops, on the other hand, have the power to evict.
>Co-ops, on the other hand, have the power to evict.
Therefore, after going through all of the hassle to get approval from the co-op board to purchase and move in, you still aren't secure like you would be in a condo.
zzz you call this journalism?
"Therefore, after going through all of the hassle to get approval from the co-op board to purchase and move in, you still aren't secure like you would be in a condo."
If you fail to pay your taxes on your condo, there's eventually a sheriff's sale (and eviction).
kvelsey writes for a real publication.
Perhaps you have not noticed that aboutready has returned from "leaving" streeteasy discussion boards.
She had "a career in journalism" during her once a month article gig that only lasted a few months on BrickUnderground before she ran out of ideas.
Luckily, she is back commenting on se with her same quality writing.
writing for a real publication is not my concern, it is how these hacks go about their business and what they call "journalism".
Well, se discussions have become a go-to for writers on the topic of RE.
Even the Times reads us, MrSuttonPlace.
At least kvel earns a living at it and manages to write articles even without input from se.
The Observer may not be everyone's cup of tea.
But the "journalist", aboutready is back writing her comments on se.
You may have noticed the quality writing she contributes here.
She doesn't like Sutton Place. and when aboutready talks nobody important listens.