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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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Mortgage refi and hallway redo are part of  “a beautiful thing.”

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A Parking Garage Is a Cash Cow. Keep It Healthy

Written by Marianne Schaefer on May 16, 2018

The Bronx

Preventive maintenance can save big money of concrete repairs.

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Long Island HOA spruces up its entryway without an assessment.

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The Tree Pit That Became a Money Pit

Written by Marianne Schaefer on May 02, 2018

NoHo, Manhattan

Condo board spends $40,000 – and still doesn't have a tree.

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Changes Coming to Rooftop Leases for Cell Phone Towers

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 25, 2018

New York City

As “small-cell” technology advances, boards’ income will be affected.

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Not All Liability Insurance Was Created Equal

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 18, 2018

New York City

Boards need the protection of Employment Practices Liability Insurance.

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The Luxury Condo With Bargain Basement Balconies

Written by Bill Morris on April 11, 2018

Midtown East, Manhattan

Board overcomes shoddy construction from last building boom.

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Affordable Solar Comes to Affordable Co-ops

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 04, 2018

Crown Heights, Brooklyn

Community Share Program cuts bills for common areas and apartments.

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Farsighted co-op board goes green without making shareholders see red.

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Boards Adapting to the Flourishing of Freelancing

Written by Kathryn Farrell on March 21, 2018

New York City

The hot new amenity for the self-employed: social rooms.

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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

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