Co-ops in the Time of Covid

Of the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who left the city in the early months of the pandemic, there are a few that Lori Levine van Arsdale won’t miss.

“One I told directly, if we never meet again, it would be all right,” Ms. Levine van Arsdale, the board president of a five-unit co-op near Gramercy Park, said to a departing neighbor — one of three who sold in her small, self-managed building in the last year.

In the haze of almost a full calendar year with the virus, one of the overlooked aspects of life amid Covid is how it is reshaping one of the city’s most enduring vertical villages, the cooperative.

Lilia Levine, Lori Levine van Arsdale, and Cheryl Brinkman at their brownstone co-op near Gramercy Park, where three of the five units recently changed hands.Credit…Katherine Marks for The New York Times Of the hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers who left the city in the early months of the […]

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