When she bought an apartment in the Gleam Tower Condominium in Flushing, Queens, in April 2008, Jing-Jing Hu was thrilled with her new home. she was, however, unaware of a few crucial things. she did not know, for instance, that this 27-unit building was self-managed. or that the board members paid themselves a salary for running the building. or that the condo had run up a whopping unpaid water bill. or that the parents of one board member were living in a communal space that had no certificate of occupancy. or that a major jump in common charges was in the works.

David Menken Interviewed in Habitat Magazine on a Coop’s Need for a Social Media Policy.