New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine July/August 2020 free digital issue




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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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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Construction Costs Are Up During the Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 09, 2020

New York City

Mandatory safety precautions are an added expense for co-op and condo boards.

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Crafting a Zero-Based Energy Budget

Written by Alexander Zafran on September 02, 2020

New York City

Co-op and condo boards must avoid wishful thinking in budget season.

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It’s a Great Time for Co-ops to Refinance, If…

Written by Lisa Prevost on August 27, 2020

New York City

Lenders have sharpened their scrutiny since the pandemic hit.

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City Council Exploring Use of Drones in Facade Inspections

Written by Marianne Schaefer on August 12, 2020

New York City

Bill could slash a major expense for co-op and condo boards.

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Bottleneck from shutdown is now being unclogged.

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Boards have until Saturday to submit their energy and water consumption.

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Pedestal paver systems reduce leaks and ease roof repairs.

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Here’s How Co-ops and Condos Can Cut Their Energy Bill

Written by Alexander Zafran on July 15, 2020

New York City

Energy is not a fixed cost if boards are willing to shop for bargains.

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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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