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Hello Friends,

What a difference a year makes!  To think that a year ago we were all prisoners of our homes with no light in sight. Fast forward to the present. 30% of New Yorkers have been fully vaccinated against Covid, the city is getting close to a full reopening and things are starting to feel normal.  

Being that there are so many coops in NYC, a large portion of my job is dealing with the dreaded coop board. A coop board can reject any buyer and not have to give a reason why. This has been a big issue for all- buyers, sellers, agents and is debated by politicians often. 

State lawmakers are proposing new rules that would require New York City co-op boards to state why they rejected a potential apartment buyer. 

The State Senate bill says residential co-op and condominium boards would have to provide written explanations when they decide to turn down applicants who want to purchase at their building.

Democrats have introduced a version of this bill many times in the past, but it has failed because some lawmakers have been sympathetic to objections from co-op boards, who fear opening themselves up to more litigation.

Co-op boards can reject prospective residents for any reason that isn’t protected under local and federal antidiscrimination laws. However, fair-housing advocates say a board’s lack of accountability or transparency into the decision-making process opens the door to discrimination, based on a potential buyer’s race, sexual orientation or religion. 

Some real-estate attorneys and brokers think the proposed bill could lead to more lawsuits against boards, if applicants don’t believe the official reason. 

The proposed bill also would require co-ops to spell out their application and acceptance policies at the time of application and to let applicants know if they were approved within 90 days of completing their application.

My team and I will be following this topic closely so please feel free to reach out to me at any time to learn more about it.  

CLICK HERE to read the full article. 

If you have any specific topic requests or any questions at all regarding the NYC real estate market, I would be happy to hear from you. Or you can just reach out to say hello! Your feedback is always welcome.

Stay strong / Stay healthy / Wear a Mask

Until next time,

Bonny Goldstein

Proven expert. Trusted friend. Real results.

New Kitchen and Bath Trends From Industry Experts for 

The Year Ahead

What will be the next big thing in home design? 

Reps from Brown Jordan, Kohler, Cosentino and other top brands tell us what consumers should look for in the year ahead. From cotton candy outdoor kitchens to art deco faucets, find out the big kitchen and bath trends.

CLICK HERE to read the full article and learn about all 22 new design trends to come.

Mother's Day 2021

It's Not Too Late!

Ok. So time flies and you didn't realize that this weekend is Mother's Day.  It is not too late! Still time to get that gift for mom, mother-in-law, or maybe an aunt friend or grandma who is a mom too.  Sure, flowers, candles or perfume always work, but it's great to think outside the box and the extra thought never goes unappreciated. 

Whether you head to a store now that they are open or order online, there are so many options in every price point.

CLICK HERE to read this article of 60 great ideas- it might just spark your own special idea. 

Amazing Rooftop Bars to Enjoy a Spring Cocktail at Sunset

Spring is here and restrictions are being lifted. What better time to meet a friend for a cocktail with a view>. New York City has many great rooftop spots to do this in all different locations. Here are 20 of the best to try. Check first though if you need a reservation- many people are still preferring to venture out to an outside venue so it may get crowded. 

CLICK HERE for the full list.

Eating Healthy at Home 

 with Meal Kit Delivery

Are you not really a cook but want to eat healthier at home? If you’re not much of a chef, or you're working from home in your New York City apartment and need healthier options, a meal kit might be the solution. The question is which one is best for you. Luckily, there are several options that vary in style as well as in price. 

This article simply explains all the differences if you are thinking of starting delivery with a meal kit delivery service. 

CLICK HERE to see the full list with pros and cons.

Bonny's Best

Weekend Brunch

One of my favorite things to do in NYC is Sunday brunch. Like many other people, this is a favorite weekend activity to do with friends or family. There are so many options to choose from and they are all good. Here are some of my personal favorites. Give them a try and let me know your favorite! 

PS-  the below are great for lunch or dinner too!

1. Balthazar- 80 Spring Street 

2. Cafe D'Alsace- 1695 Second Avenue

3. The Odeon- 145 West Broadway

4. Rosemarys-  18 Greenwich Avenue

5. Pastis- 52 Gansevoort Street 

CLICK HERE for a list of other options as well. 

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