AG's office must do its job
Feb 20, 2018 | 5533 views | 0 0 comments | 412 412 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A couple of weeks ago, we wrote that the boards of the city's condos and cooperative apartments - a unique type of housing created in New York City to give the middle-class a path to home ownership – needed more oversight after the president of the Lindsey Park co-ops in Williamsburg was found guilty of taking bribes.

Last week, the city's Commission on Human Rights had to take action against the property manager of a condo building in Sunnyside for harassing tenants and posting Nazi propaganda in the building's lobby.

The fact that a property manager felt emboldened to try and strong-arm shareholders in the building is a clear example of the board abdicating its responsibilities and oversight

Now the commission has reserved the right to attend meetings to make sure that a new set of board members understands their roles. But that's not the commission's job.

As we wrote a few weeks back, it's the responsibility of the state attorney general to provide oversight of these boards, but it clearly lacks the manpower to do it properly. That needs to change.
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