Back in April, I wrote a column for Crain’s New York Business asking why condos were worth more than co-ops (I co-own one of the latter) and hoping if not quite predicting that co-ops would rise again. Continuing in catch-up mode, Gripepad is thrilled to note Tom Acitelli‘s July 1 New York Observer post, “Co-ops vs. Condos: Co-ops Winning Again”. “The dowager has risen,” he writes. “Co-ops now firmly account for a majority of the apartments sold in Manhattan. According to the latest quarterly report from appraisal firm Miller Samuel and brokerage Douglas Elliman, co-ops accounted for 51.5 percent of Manhattan apartment sales in the three months ending June 30. In the three months of this year, they accounted for 59.7 percent. In the quarter before that, at the tail of 2010, they accounted for 51.6 percent… three straight quarters now of majority rule by co-ops. It’s like the Republicans back in control of the House: more money and more exclusivity in the ranks!”