Sukkahs in Common Areas

With the arrival of the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, questions arise about the permissibility and advisability of allowing observant residents to construct sukkahs (outdoor eating facilities) in the common areas of co-ops and condos during the weeklong celebration.

We are not aware of any legal restrictions that would prohibit individuals from erecting a sukkah, but a co-op or a condo may have limitations on the use of common elements in the by-laws.

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New York State HERO act mandates a plan for future pandemics

Under the terms of the recently amended HERO Act, co-ops, condominiums, HOAs and managing agents in New York State must, no later than August 5, 2021, have a plan in place to protect their employees in the event of another pandemic, or the emergence of another dangerous infectious agent.

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