Partner Eric D. Sherman, a member of Pryor Cashman's Real Estate and Litigation Groups, was featured in a recent New York Times "Ask Real Estate" column examining how New York's decency laws inform residents' rights to be nude in their own homes.
"Nudity is, for better or worse, something that pretty much has to be tolerated when you live in a city as densely populated as New York," Sherman said, though he added that co-op residents should consult their governing documents for decency rules. "I really would not expect any express prohibition against nudity in your own home."
Could a co-op board cite a resident for "objectionable conduct," a general provision found in most proprietary leases? It could try, but such a move would be unlikely, Sherman explained.
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