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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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Upgrading both elevators becomes a military operation.

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A Way to Avoid Seeing a Red Tag

Written by Marianne Schaefer on May 08, 2019

Chelsea, Manhattan

Gas “bottling” lets workers repair leaks without a costly shutdown.

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Kafka Near the Long Island Shore

Written by Marianne Schaefer on May 01, 2019

Hauppauge, Long Island

Co-op boards spent two decades battling byzantine bureaucracy.

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The Edge Condo in Brooklyn Has Seen the LED Light

Written by Bill Morris on April 24, 2019

Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Board shaves electricity bill by $40,000 a year with lighting retrofit.

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A Co-op Weans Itself From Con Edison Steam

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 17, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Hello to a new chiller and boiler, goodbye to costly steam.

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Renovating the Lobby: War or Peace?

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 10, 2019

Scarsdale, Westchester County

A Scarsdale co-op board went its own way when redoing the lobby.

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Deep Energy Retrofit at Clinton Hill Co-op

Written by Ann Farmer on April 03, 2019

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Co-op mounts a full-court press to improve energy efficiency, cut costs.

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Enertiv monitors pinpoint electricity usage and potential trouble spots.  

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How To Tell When a Roof Needs Some Love

Written by Bill Morris on March 20, 2019

New York City

It’s possible to spot trouble before a roof starts leaking.

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Sometimes It Pays to Take the Inexpensive Way Out

Written by Tom Sahagian on March 13, 2019

New York City

Co-op board unwisely resists low-cost repair of steam boiler.

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