Ask an Expert: How do I make sure I inherit my parents’ co-op?


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My elderly parents plan to leave everything equally to my brother and me, although the two of us are no longer on speaking terms. Unfortunately, they don’t say anything in their will about who gets their Queens co-op.

I do everything for my parents, and I’d like to inherit the shares -- not to live in the apartment, but to sell the shares and keep the proceeds. Is this possible? If so, how?


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Three women appointed to key positions in de Blasio administration

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Mayor Bill de Blasio filled three key slots in his administration Tuesday with women who have long histories of service in New York City.

Maya Wiley, a civil rights attorney who founded public policy group the Center for Social Inclusion in 2002, was named as counsel to the Mayor. Among the issues Wiley will tackle is the expansion of broadband Internet access and making it cheaper, de Blasio...

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Mayor proposes lowering NYC's speed limit to 25 mph

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Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to lower the speed limit on city streets to 25 mph from 30 mph, use more cameras to catch speeders and red-light evaders and crack down on reckless taxi drivers to make New York safer for pedestrians.

Those are among 63 steps in de Blasio's Vision Zero initiative, a strategy with the goal of eliminating pedestrian deaths over the next decade. The Vision Zero approach...

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This is second snowiest February in NYC history

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Tuesday morning's snowfall officially made this month the second snowiest February recorded in New York City.

The National Weather Service said 28.8 inches of snow has been recorded in Central Park this month, beating 27.9 inches during February 1934. The record for the snowiest February was set in 2010, which saw 36.9 inches of snow.

"We're already good for second, if we just got no...

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Nets begin second half Wednesday with a soft road trip

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The Nets begin a six-game road trip tonight against the Jazz (19-33) and look to gain some ground in a mediocre Eastern Conference.

Although underachieving with a 24-27 record, the Nets are in seventh place in the East and entered yesterday just a game behind the fifth-place Hawks. They are in excellent position to rise up the standings but need to play better on the road.

Brooklyn is...

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Few immune to the fantasies inspired by Powerball's fat $400 million jackpot

With the Powerball jackpot now at $400 million,

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Giant jackpots seduce even unlikely gamblers.

With the Powerball jackpot now at $400 million, many are powerless to resist the temptation of a ticket.

"I don't think gambling is right. I don't think I should gamble. But when it's a big jackpot like this you just want to be in it," said Robin Taylor, 54, a disabled home care attendant from New Brunswick, N.J. Taylor only plays when...

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Westchester photographer reported missing in Mexico

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A Westchester family is asking the public to help find their missing kin who was lost while traveling through Mexico last month.

Harry Devert, 32, was a month into his motorcycle trip through Mexico when he disappeared on Jan. 25, according to his mother, Ann.

Devert is a photographer and planning to write a book about his travels from New York to the edge of South America and seemed...

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Metro-North urged to add cameras, speed signs

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The National Transportation Safety Board yesterday recommended that the MTA add more speed limit signs and cameras on Metro-North as the agency continues to investigate December’s deadly Bronx derailment.

The derailment spurred Metro-North to add permanent speed limit signs at four locations, including the site of the wreck at Spuyten Duyvil, but the NTSB wants a more “systematic approach”...

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Devo co-founder dies at 61


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A founding member of the new wave band Devo died on Monday at 61 from heart failure, his brother and bandmate announced Tuesday on the band's Facebook page.

Bob Casale was the band's rhythm guitarist who appeared on their most well-known songs and albums, including the its 1978 debut "Q: Are We Not Men? A: We Are Devo!" and 1980's "Freedom of Choice," which featured their biggest hit, "Whip...

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Get into the Winter Olympics spirit with these drinks specials

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The Winter Olympics may be winding down soon, but it's not too late to get into the spirit of the festivities. These Manhattan bars and restaurants are serving up specialty cocktails and deals in honor of the Sochi games. But you can't wait too long -- these specials are available now until the closing ceremony on Sunday.

The World Bar

Located fittingly across from the United Nations,...

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