i had a coop in the riverdale section of the bronx. beware. i bought it for $40,000 in 1986 and sold it for $10,000 in 2001. the monthly maintenance fee was a $315 dollars. it was in one of those red brick buildings that were built in the sixties and you could here everything that the people in the next apartment were doing, and I mean, everything! stay away from coops, especially in riverdale, where the folks are uptight wannabe westchester county people with a suburban, us against them mentality. it's surrounded by dangerous areas, which keeps the taxes far lower than those of their northern or western counterparts, and if one isn't willing to pay the toll on the Henry Hudson Bridge and/or use the express busses that stop running at around midnight, one is up to some pretty adventurous, daringly exciting travels through such areas as Inwood, West Harlem, and Washington Heights at night, or stuck to their TV's or VCR's, like a bunch of people residing out in Pennsylvania!