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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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A Roof Deck Project Is Not a Place to Save Pennies

Written by Ron Egatz on August 16, 2017

New York City

Structural decks protect roof membranes – and people.

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Queens co-op gets job done on time and under budget.

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“It looks like it was always supposed to look that way.”

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CSC ServiceWorks withholding money from co-ops and condos.

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New York Green Bank Could Go Nationwide

Written by Bill Morris on July 19, 2017

New York State

Bills before Congress would devote $10 billion to clean-energy projects.

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New York Bucks National Trend to Curb Net Metering

Written by Bill Morris on July 12, 2017

New York State

Utilities are successfully lobbying other state legislatures to dim solar energy.

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A Condo Loan That Softens the Sting of Assessments

Written by Bill Morris on July 05, 2017

Rego Park, Queens

By spreading payback over years, boards can get cash in hand to do capital work.

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A Miniature High Line Comes to the Bronx

Written by Marianne Schaefer on June 28, 2017

Riverdale, The Bronx

Co-op board uses refinanced mortgage to pay for a rooftop park.

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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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