Co-op residents don’t own their front door

October 01, 2008 02:10PM

A Clinton Hill cooperative board is enforcing a rule that no decorations can be put on doors without board approval. One resident had to remove a magnetic American flag he put on his door to commemorate a relative killed during the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. There was a law passed in 2005 that protects a person’s right to display the America flag on his or her own property, but the law does not apply to co-ops. “In a co-op you don’t own; you have possessory-use right for inside the apartment,” but not apartment doors, an attorney said.

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