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Habitat Magazine October 2020 free digital issue

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BRICKS & BUCKS


BUILDING PROJECTS IN NYC CO-OPS/CONDOS

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.

Are you doing capital improvements at your co-op or condo? Email kfarrell@habitatmag.com or bmorris@habitatmag.com to have your project included in our column.

A Harlem Renaissance for the Langston Condo’s Elevators

Written by Bill Morris on November 18, 2020

Harlem, Manhattan

Upgrade brings video screens, air purification and, best of all, reliability.

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Ruling gives boards broader power to recoup money from sponsors and investors.

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There Is Such a Thing as a Free Energy Audit

Written by Sue Treiman on November 04, 2020

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Brooklyn co-op is a pioneer in new program to boost energy efficiency.

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Glitch in rollout brings a blizzard of scorecards to a Queens co-op.

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Co-op board jumps through bureaucratic hoops to secure backup power.

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Storage lockers are an amenity that produces a $50,000 yearly windfall.

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Queens Co-ops Hit with Bogus Property Tax Bills

Written by Paula Chin on October 07, 2020

Queens

Boards push back against $1.3 million over-charge – and win.

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DOB Extends Amnesty for Overdue Facade Inspections

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 30, 2020

New York City

It’s a double-edged sword that will save money once old fines are paid.

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Forget the Golf Simulator, This Co-op Wanted Storage Space

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 23, 2020

Midtown, Manhattan

They may not be the sexiest amenity, but secure lockers are prized by many.

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Miracles do happen, as this co-op discovered while fixing the parapet.

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Ask the Experts

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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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