New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine June 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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Board pushes ahead with replacement of 1,600 windows as city reopens.

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Peekskill board uses in-house expertise to get Con Edison to foot the bill.

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As Construction Reboots, Rules Must Be Enforced

Written by Marianne Schaefer on June 17, 2020

Riverdale, The Bronx

Co-op and condo boards must address residents' safety – and anxieties.

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With No Money Down, Co-op Cuts Electricity Bills

Written by Paula Chin on June 10, 2020

Bayside, Queens

Queens co-op uses a power purchase agreement to install a cogen system.

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Three co-op and condo advocates seek relief from rising taxes.

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Though not able to diagnose COVID-19, sensor brings peace of mind.

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Reps serve as boards’ advocates during complex capital projects.

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All Property Tax Relief Was Not Created Equal

Written by Marianne Schaefer on May 13, 2020

Glen Oaks, Queens

Queens co-op withholds tax payment in protest of unequal treatment.

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Injecting grout into a failing wall saved a building without displacing residents.

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Co-ops and Condos Making Good Use of the Construction Lull

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 29, 2020

New York City

Downtime is a good time to correct violations and plan future projects.

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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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