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.
If you have any questions regarding these materials, please contact us
by e-mail at
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
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.
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 email@example.com.
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