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The following is a list of booklets and videos prepared by CNYC for cooperatives and condominiums. Prices are included with each item. Please send a written request with your choice(s), along with a check or money order made payable to the Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums, to CNYC, 250 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019.

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CNYC members receive notice of all new publications, as well as important events and programs. To become a CNYC member or professional subscriber, please complete the CNYC Membership Registration Form.

Upon joining CNYC, each member cooperative and condominium and each professional subscriber receives a copy of each current Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums publication. As new publications are presented, a copy is forwarded. Additional copies can be purchased from CNYC. Current publications and their prices are listed below:

In the Event of a Strike . . . Advice for residents of cooperatives and condominiums on how to prepare for the possibility of a strike by building service employees, with suggestions about operating the building, insuring good communications, helping elderly residents or those with special needs, etc. This 18-page booklet is revised every three years prior to the expiration of the contract with Local 32B-32J, the union representing the majority of building services workers in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island. Revised 1994. Price $5.

Member Alert on Monitoring Management. Reasonable expectations in the way of services and performance from your management firm. Suggestions for dealing with misgivings about management performance or probity. 6 pages. Available to members on request; for non-members $1.50.

Annual Comparative Study of Operating Costs. CNYC prepares this annual analysis of operating data from several hundred cooperatives and condominiums, breaking down operating costs on a per-room basis for easy comparison. Data is included on current mortgage balance and property taxes, and expenditure on wages, fuel, utilities, repairs and maintenance, insurance, management, administration, and water. An excellent tool for evaluating the performance of your building. 32 pages. New edition annually. Price $15.

CNYC's Proprietary Lease. On September 15, 1999, CNYC's president, Marc Luxemburg. Esq., introduced CNYC's new form of proprietary lease which he has designed to clarify and strengthen the powers of the board in managing its cooperative, while at the same time carefully protecting the shareholders. It is his hope that this new form of lease will help reduce the use of the litigation process to resolve problems in favor of the political process. CNYC members can request printed copies of the current version of CNYC's proprietary lease by phone at (212) 496-7400 or fax at (212) 580-7801 or e-mail to To receive the lease on computer disk, send $10 to CNYC at 250 West 57th Street, NYC 10023-2142, being sure to include the address to which to send your disk.

Guidelines for Residents of Cooperative Apartment Buildings. A workbook to help buildings present a reasoned set of guidelines for the policies, procedures, rules and regulations, services, and amenities available in the building. 60 pages, detailed index. This publication is being revised and will soon be available in print for $5 or on disk for $15.

Renovations in Cooperative Apartment Buildings. An outline of issues to be addressed when renovations are made in an apartment; both the concerns of the board and those of the shareholder doing the renovation are discussed, and a centerfold chart summarizes key points. 18 pages; detailed index. Revised in 1990. Price $5.

Cooperatives and Condominiums in New York City: A Brief History. A carefully researched, highly readable review of more than a century of New York cooperatives and condominiums by Naomi J. Karp. 16 pages. Extensive bibliography. Price $3.50.

Prototype Admissions Application. A seven-page document designed to collect all the information necessary to help the board of directors make an informed decision about the eligibility of candidates for the purchase of apartments in the building. Available to members on request; for non-members $1.50.

Newsletter. The CNYC Newsletter, published quarterly and sent to every board member in member cooperatives and condominiums, contains articles on a wide variety of topics of interest. Reprints of many of these articles are available upon request from the CNYC office. Many are also listed by subject in the CNYC Newsletter Archive.


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