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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.

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.

Century-old Co-op Gets a New Roof – With Hiccups

Written by Marianne Schaefer on December 04, 2019

Morningside Heights, Manhattan

An uncooperative next-door neighbor complicated a major project.

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This Co-op Lobby Renovation Did Not Cause an Uproar

Written by Bendix Anderson on November 27, 2019

Upper East Side, Manhattan

Upper East Side co-op board got shareholder approval before work began.

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Park Briar’s Window Replacement Clears All Hurdles

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 20, 2019

Forest Hills, Queens

Co-op board overcomes difficult shareholders and a few hiccups.

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Landmarks Conservancy Saves Fort Greene Brownstone

Written by Bendix Anderson on November 13, 2019

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Small co-op gets a big boost from low-interest loan.

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New Video Intercom Upgrade Mixes Old School and High Tech

Written by Bendix Anderson on November 06, 2019

Forest Hills, Queens

Co-op reuses old copper wiring and adds video to intercoms.

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Co-op and condo boards are asked to renegotiate contracts, cut rents.

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A Tech Tool to Keep Rooftop Water Tanks From Freezing

Written by Kathryn Farrell on October 23, 2019

New York City

System called myTankTemp monitors water temperature and sends alerts.

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A Master Plan to Keep an Upper West Side Co-op Cool

Written by Bendix Anderson on October 16, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Through-the-wall AC units arrive in a historic district.

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HDFC Co-op in Little Italy Is a Cinderella Story

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 09, 2019

Little Italy, Manhattan

Co-op board's gut renovation saves century-old tenement.

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Backup Generator Powers 55 Central Park West

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 02, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan

The new backup generator saved the day during last summer’s power outage.

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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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