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Board to Death

How to get that hoped-for renovation quickly through the co-op board: get on the co-op board. Brick Underground chats with an architect who explains how much easier it is for board members to get the okay for illegal washer-dryers, non-Landmarks Preservation Commission-approved windows, and wet over dry renovations. And then there are the board member perks related to other people's home improvements, like the power to require a neighbor to put up plastic hallway walls to keep dust out of a board member's apartment. Not a bad deal! [BrickU]