New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

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Take a peek behind the facades of New York’s co-ops and condos to find out who's fixing things up, and how much it costs? Articles in this section cover dozens of individual projects in co-ops and condos all over New York City. Learn how NYC co-op/condo boards met the challenges of the fix-up, and how you can use their experiences to smooth out yours.

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By cutting waste, board saves big without major upfront costs.

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Fearing a gas shutdown, board takes a preemptive — and green — step.

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Sensors Avert Possible Flood at Queens Condo

Written by Bill Morris on January 18, 2023

Bayside, Queens

Leak in pipe to domestic hot water tank detected before it got serious.

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Aufgang Architects’ design uses sprinklers, sensors and other tools to fight fires.

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Strict construction standards eliminate fossil fuels and slash energy bills.

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Voter turnout plus a carrot and a stick help co-op board sell a transfer fee.

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As interest rates rise, lenders are scrutinizing everything more closely.

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A New Tool to Help Co-ops and Condos Cut Carbon Emissions

Written by Bill Morris on December 14, 2022

New York City

This free and easy-to-use calculator will take the mystery out of Local Law 97.

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Roof renovation and solar installation deliver an unexpected bonus.

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Queens Condo Board Attacks Leaks With an Eye to Aesthetics

Written by Bill Morris on November 23, 2022

Ridgewood, Queens

Former industrial property’s leaking stucco presented a tricky challenge.

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Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments

Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise

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