The Membership Committee is responsible for selecting new Members. These Committee members represent a cross-section of the Manhattan Membership and have an understanding of the issues and concerns of the Co-op.
You can apply to the Manhattan Co-op by downloading an application form.(you will need the free Adobe Acrobat Reader).
Then print out the form, fill it in, and mail to:
The Membership CommitteeThe written application gives the Committee information from which to make its decision on whether to hold an interview. Usually four to five Membership Committee members are present at an interview, and the final decision to accept an applicant into the waiting pool allows only one dissenting vote.
When an applicant has passed the initial interview, he or she becomes part of a waiting pool (not a waiting list; it's not first-come, first-served). From this pool, a prospective Member is selected when a suite becomes available. The Membership Committee seeks approval for its recommendation from the Board of Directors at a regular Board meeting.
Obviously, not everyone who applies to the Manhattan can become a Member. It is important to note that the rejection of an application may be based simply on the fact that the applicant did not fit the search criteria at a given time. People are free to re-apply at any time.
M. Kluckner, 1995