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CNYC 2018

The Council of New York Cooperatives & Condominiums will hold its 38th annual Housing Conference on Sunday, November 11, 2018, in Manhattan at 25 West 18th Street.

Membership Privileges

Every cooperative and condominium that is a 2018 member of CNYC can send one participant at no cost, provided that he or she is fully registered by November 8. Additional participants enjoy CNYC’s modest member rates, with even more advantageous rates when your cooperative or condominium registers a team together. CNYC extends member rates to members of sister organizations, including the National Association of Housing Cooperatives, the Federation of New York Housing Cooperatives & Condominiums, the Coordinating Council of Cooperatives, the Big Apple Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, the Association of Riverdale Cooperatives, and the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board.

CNYC must receive completed registrations by 5 P.M. on November 9 to enjoy these rates; classes must be selected at the time of registration (tickets are mailed to all early registrants to speed their entry on the day of the event).  Non-affiliates are welcome, too, but their fees are significantly higher. Registration at the door is possible, but classes sell out and space may not be available. Those registering for just one class pay just half of the full day’s registration fee.

Class Schedules

Depending on time frames, a conference participant can register for three or four classes in the course of the day. You’ll want to schedule some time to visit the Exhibit Hall, however, where you can meet vendors who serve the co-op/condo market and meet representatives from various city agencies who can benefit your building’s operations.

Sixty-seven classes are offered, and of these 17 are brand-new. Legal, financial, and physical-plant basics are available for new board members and those seeking a refresher. Classes explore the new regulations imposed on co-ops and condos, others offer guidance on enhancing financial strength, managing capital improvements, structuring annual meetings, capitalizing on condo common space, or planning a garden on your roof or courtyard. Classes where discussion is welcome are indicated; in other classes the speaker(s) will expect to make their full presentations before entertaining questions or comments.

Exhibit Hall

The fifth-floor auditorium will house exhibitors of products and services for co-ops and condos and is where conference attendees can pick up their registration materials (if they didn’t receive them in the mail). City agencies will have information on recycling, water conservation, property-tax abatements and exemptions, fire safety and emergency planning, and more. From 12:30 to 2 PM, there will be a cookie refreshment break sponsored by Habitat.


A reception ends the day, with CNYC leaders introducing guests and summarizing accomplishments of the year and challenges faced.

Cookie Break!

Join Habitat for a special cookie break from 12:30 P.M. to 2:30 P.M. in the fifth-floor exhibit hall.


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