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Take a peek behind the façades of New York’s co-ops and condos. Who’s fixing things up? What are they doing? How much are they spending? What are the most recent sales in the property? And what does the board (or its representative) have to say?

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Tired of patching its roof again and again, a co-op decides to replace the roof and cooling towers.

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Co-op board returns 1920s terra cotta to its original verdigris glory.

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The Sun Can Heat Your Pool Even When the Weather Is Cool

Written by Marianne Schaefer on June 07, 2017

New York City

Solar pool-heating systems pay for themselves in five years or less.

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A North Shore Co-op’s Capital Projects: Two If By Sea

Written by Marianne Schaefer on May 31, 2017

Port Washington

Careful planning gets big jobs done without assessments or maintenance jumps.

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Co-op adds $10 million in value by allowing shareholders to initiate home improvements.

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There's "Real Money" in Biofuel Tax Credits

Written by Kaya Laterman on May 17, 2017

New York City

The more biofuel in your heating oil, the bigger your tax credit.

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To Get This Bulk-Rate Cable, Everybody Must Sign On

Written by Frank Lovece on May 10, 2017

New York City

Spectrum's bulk cable rates require 100 percent participation by co-ops and condos.

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Protecting That Nest Egg Called the Reserve Fund

Written by Frank Lovece on May 03, 2017

New York City

Is an investment-policy statement right for your board?

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$10 million federal grant will pay for flood barriers, cogen, and more.

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A Second Engineer’s Opinion Saved This Co-op a Bundle

Written by Lisa L. Colangelo on April 19, 2017

The Bronx

Cost of terrace repairs cut almost in half after a new engineer is hired.

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