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Take a peek behind the facades of New York’s co-ops and condos. Who’s fixing things up? What are they doing? How much are they spending? And what does the board (or its representative) have to say?

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.

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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Yonkers Condo Board Sells Major Elevator Overhaul

Written by Sue Treiman on September 25, 2019

Yonkers, Westchester County

Unit-owners, with a little coaxing, buy into doing a big job the right way.

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State Lifts Cap on Application Fees for Co-ops and Condos

Written by Bill Morris on September 18, 2019

New York State

Coalition forming to push back against new tenant protection law.

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Caton Towers Co-op Moves to Cut Carbon Emissions

Written by Sue Treiman on September 11, 2019

Kensington, Brooklyn

New cogen system will cut costs, help meet looming emissions limits.

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Long-Range Planning, the Gift That Keeps Giving

Written by Bendix Anderson on September 04, 2019

North Babylon, Long Island

Long Island co-op completes capital projects without assessing shareholders.

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A Co-op's Long Flooding Nightmare Is Over

Written by Marianne Schaefer on August 28, 2019

Upper East Side, Manhattan

York River House co-op's basement is finally low and dry.

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As many as half of the city’s co-ops and condos may be breaking the law.

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A Queens Co-op’s Mantra: Negotiate – Don’t Litigate

Written by Marianne Schaefer on August 14, 2019

Woodside, Queens

Co-op board wins settlements without going to court.

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Tudor City’s Terra Cotta Lions Are Cracking

Written by Bendix Anderson on August 07, 2019

Murray Hill, Manhattan

Woodstock Tower must replace many of its aging decorative flourishes.

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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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