Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums
Upcoming CNYC & Industry Events
You may register for CNYC events by calling (212) 496-7400, or by sending e-mail to For events requiring payment, please mail a check for the appropriate amount to: CNYC, 250 West 57th Street, Suite 730, New York, NY 10107-0730. Please make checks payable to the Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums.

July 30, 2014
6:30 - 8:30 PM
Manhattan Location to be Announced

Through the New York City Bar Co-op and Condo Mediation Program

Complimentary Continuing Education Program Presented by Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums (CNYC Inc.) July 30, 2014, at 7:00 – 9:00PM at a Manhattan location.

Mediation is an informal, voluntary approach to settling disputes between owners, renters, boards, managing agents, contractors and others, facilitated by neutral mediators trained and experienced in assisting parties to resolve their disputes, out of court. It is quick, private, confidential and inexpensive. Moreover, its non-binding nature allows the participants to engage in the process without waiving any rights they may have to pursue judicial remedies in the event the mediation is not successful.

The City Bar’s Coop/Condo Residential Dispute Mediation Roster consists of a panel of neutral mediators who have received special training and have years of experience in facilitating the settlement of disputes through mediation. They also practice real estate law, which can be particularly helpful with issues relating to residential co-ops and condominiums., where, often the nature of the disputes, and the issues presented take on unique and emotional characteristics. Because of this, mediation is especially well suited to settling residential disputes between shareholders, unit owners, tenants and subtenants, boards and managing agents out of court.

Mediation is implemented by voluntary agreement or required by the co-op or condominium’s governing documents. It has been used with success to resolve many of the issues that arise in residential buildings, including noise, odors, smoke, pets, damage and repairs, assessments, violations of bylaws, leases subleases and House Rules, the payment and allocation of maintenance or common charges, and impermissible sublets and rentals.

BENEFITS: Your clients and boards will thank you for keeping the matter out of court. Most disputes brought to mediation result in an enforceable settlement agreement. Parties may, but need not, retain an attorney to attend the mediation. There is no “winner” or “loser”; rather, the parties, with the assistance of the mediator, work together toward a mutually acceptable outcome. The terms of settlements arrived at through mediation are confidential, more flexible, faster and suited to the parties’ needs than the decisions rendered by courts.

The Program is geared to Real Estate Professionals, Boards and Real Estate Lawyers. We know your time is valuable, so we will adhere to the following schedule:

7:00– 7:15 PM - Keynote and introduction to the Mediation Program
7:15 – 7:35 PM - Review of the various matters that have benefited from mediation
7:35 – 8:15PM - “Real Life” Role Play Mediation on a typical mediation session
8:15 - 8:30 PM - Debriefing of the lawyers, parties and mediator in the role play
8:30 – 9:00 PM - Q. and A. to the Panel members and Comment by attendees.

Faculty and Panelists

Program Chair: Michael P. Graff, Graff Dispute Resolution

Coop/Condo Lawyers:
Bruce A. Cholst, Rosen Livingston & Cholst LLP
Marianna L. Picciocchi, Kaufman, Friedman, Plotnicki & Grun, LLP
Steve Troup, Tarter Krinsky and Drogin, LLP

Please register by July 15 at . Register early, as space is limited. Participants receive useful materials, including forms to implement the program.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
7 PM
Location to be announced

Attorney Marc J. Luxemburg, who is President of CNYC, has led the development of a model Proprietary Lease and Shareholders Agreement, which CNYC considers well adapted to the 21st Century needs of New York housing cooperatives. Version 2.03B included suggestions received from many experts since the development of this document began in 1998. Mr. Luxemburg will discuss the major innovations found in the new lease and will offer advice for ensuring its adoption. CLE credit for this class has been requested. Advance registration is required for all attendees. There is no fee for representatives of CNYC member cooperatives and condominiums; others are welcome at a fee of $60 if paid in advance or $75, if paid at the door. Call the CNYC office at (212) 496-7400 or register online to reserve your place.

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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
7 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.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014        
7 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 register online used the link below. Or call CNYC at (212) 496-7400 and send payment to CNYC at 250 West 57 Street, Suite 730, NYC 10107. To pay at the door, preregister and add $15.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
7 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 2-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.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
7 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 online. To pay at the door, preregister and add $15.

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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 AM - 5PM
Hotel Pennsylvania - 7th Avenue at 33rd Street

The New York Association of Realty Managers annually presents an Expo with a day-long program of Seminars on various topics. 65 exhibitors have booths with interesting products and services. Educational seminars will take place throughout the day, which 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 or for the seminars, but pre-registration is advised. Register online at contact NYARM at (212) 216-0654.

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 3-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. Register online or call the CNYC office at (212) 496-7400 to to pre-reserve your place. Your payment confirms your registration. To pay in full at the door at the first session, pre-register and add $15.

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CNYC’s 34th Annual Housing Conference & Expo
Sunday, November 16, 2014
All Day
Baruch College



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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