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Published: Spring 2014

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 7:00 PM Location to be announced
There may be unused development rights available to your cooperative or condominium that you can sell for profit. Land use lawyer and co-op board member, Paul J. Proulx will discuss how his cooperative profited from the development of nearby property. The class will detail the process for transferring development rights from one property to another, the typical easements that accompany such transactions, and some of the stumbling blocks that your board may encounter in completing a sale. All those interested in attending this class are welcome, but advanced reservations are required. There is no cost to representatives of CNYC member buildings; non-affiliates are welcome at a fee of $50 if paid in advance or $65 if collected at the door. Register online at or by calling the CNYC office at 212 496-7400.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 7:00 PM Location to be announced
Does your condominium boards work congenially together, find ways to meet city mandates without resort to huge assessments? Are unit owners kept informed on major issues? Do neighbors get along well and settle small problems as they arise? Do you help new owners understand the requirements of condo living? And are your units gaining value with every sale? If so, then you have doubtless discovered many of the secrets of running a successful condominium. If you wish your condo met this description, then this class is for you. CNYC Board Chair Stuart M. Saft, Esq. will provide guidance and will let you in on secrets for setting priorities, meeting mandates, and creating a pleasant and economically stable community. The class is limited to board members of condominiums. Advanced registration is required. The class is free if your condominium is a member of CNYC; non-members are welcome at a fee of $35 payable in advance. To pre-reserve, call CNYC at (212) 496-7400 or register by e-mail to Send payment to CNYC at 250 West 57 Street, Suite 730, NYC 10107. To pay at the door, preregister and add $15.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 7:00 PM Location to be announced
Attorney Marc J. Luxemburg, who is president of CNYC , led the development of a model Proprietary Lease and Shareholders Agreement, which is well adapted to the 21st century needs of New York housing cooperatives. Version 2.03B includes suggestions received from many experts in the course of the development of this document. Mr. Luxemburg will discuss the major innovations of the new lease and will offer advice for ensuring its adoption. There is no cost for CNYC members and subscribers to attend this class, but advance registration is required. Others are welcome at a fee of $60 if paid in advance or $75 at the door. Call 212 496-7400 or send e-mail to to reserve your place.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014 7:00 PM Location to be announced
There are many ways that cooperative and condominium boards can turn pressure to "go green" into an opportunity to reduce costs and comply with City codes. This popular workshop, presented by CNYC and Solar One, will provide an array of quick and easy ways to reduce energy costs, guidance on complying with the City's "Green Laws", details on the incentives available through NYSERDA's Multifamily Performance Program for comprehensive energy efficiency retrofits, and strategies for engaging shareholders and unit owners in the greening process. There is no cost for CNYC members and subscribers to attend this workshop but advanced registration is required. Others are welcome at a fee of $35 payable in advance. To pay at the door, reserve in advance and add a surcharge of $15.

SELF-MANAGEMENT 101 : A 3-Session Program for Small Buildings
Mondays, Sept. 22, Oct. 13 and Nov. 3, 2014 7:00 - 9:00 PM Location to be announced
This three-part class gives boards of very small buildings the tools they need to run their buildings efficiently, and to use professionals and vendors to best advantage. Registrants are strongly encouraged to attend all three sessions, the first presents an administrative overview; the second focuses on the physical plant and the third on financial responsibilities. Representatives of CNYC member buildings attend the series for $100; non-affiliates are welcome at a fee of $90 per session, payable in advance. Advance reservations are required. Call the CNYC office at (212) 496-7400 or send e-mail to workshops@CNYC. coop to pre-reserve your place. Your payment confirms your registration. To pay in full at the door at the first session, preregister and add $15.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 7:00 PM Location to be announced
Our buildings can tell the story of how we are using or wasting energy. Just as a person needs to listen to their body, we need to learn what clues buildings are giving us to help them perform better. What is your building telling you? Do the pipes clang in revolt when winter arrives? Are you getting foul odors from other parts of the building (odors traveling between apartments)? Is it eating too much (high energy bills)? Are you getting hot or cold flashes (temperature complaints)? Does your building have circles under its eyes (dark stains around the windows)? You may think these symptoms are as inevitable as the common cold, but by using the power of science, these frequent complaints of close quarters living can be cured. In this two-hour class, organized for CNYC by Solar1, you will learn how to keep your building in high-performance condition. Bring your Super. Bring your property manager. Bring yourself. There is no cost for CNYC members and subscribers to attend this workshop but advanced registration is required. Others are welcome at a fee of $35 payable in advance. To pay at the door, reserve in advance and add a surcharge of $15.

Thursday, October 9, 2014 7:00 PM Location to be announced
Building treasurers are responsible for the financial health of their cooperatives and condominiums. This task has diverse ramifications all are potential discussion topics at the Treasurers' Workshop, conducted at regular intervals by CNYC. This is not a 'how-to' presentation, but rather an opportunity for treasurers to 'talk shop' under the guidance of Rick Montanye of the accounting firm of Marin & Montanye. Issues raised brought by participants set the agenda. Treasurers (and other board members) of CNYC member cooperatives and condominiums attend at no cost, but advanced registration is required. Non-members are very welcome at a fee of $50, payable in advance. Reserve your place by calling CNYC at (212) 496-7400 or register by e-mail to To pay at the door, preregister and add $15.

Wednesday - Saturday, October 15 - 18, 2014 Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands
Many CNYC members are also members of the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, our national voice in Washington, DC. NAHC's mission is to support and educate new and existing cooperative housing communities as the best and most economical form of home ownership. NAHC will hold its 54th Annual Conference in Saint Thomas this year, with classes on a wide variety of topics, social events and opportunities to meet fellow housing cooperative board members from all across the nation. For full information consult the NAHC website at or call NAHC at 202 737-0907.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hotel Pennsylvania - 7th Avenue at 33rd Street
The New York Association of Realty Managers annually presents an Expo focused on New York City buildings. 65 exhibitors have booths with interesting products and services. Educational seminars will take place throughout the day; these are free to those seeking information or NYARM certification many of these presentations will be of interest to your Super or your Property Manager. There is no charge for admission to this Expo or for the seminars, but pre-registration is advised. Register online at contact NYARM at 212 216-0654.



ALL DAY Sunday, November 16, 2014 Baruch College Newman Vertical Cam p us - 24th Street and Lexington Avenue PRODUCTS & SERVICES DISTINGUISHED SPEAKERS DISCUSSION OPPORTUNITIES
Every CNYC member co-op and condo can send one person at no cost! Additional members participate at modest fees. The public is welcome, too. CNYC welcomes your suggestions for new classes.


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