New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine Business of Management 2021




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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Data on energy and water usage is now translated into building letter grades.

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Bronx Co-op Board Outfoxes Con Edison Smart Meter

Written by Bill Morris on June 09, 2021

The Bronx

It wasn’t easy to prove that inflated gas bills were the result of a faulty meter.

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Electric-powered rooftop cooling units will reduce carbon emissions.

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Co-op board pays extra to expedite job out of concern for shareholders.

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Co-op’s Community Room Is No Longer a “Sauna”

Written by Bill Morris on May 20, 2021

Board’s foresight fixes chronic overheating in popular meeting space.

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After 14 years of continuous use, it was time to change the light bulbs.

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Kenwood Gardens in Great Neck gets a deft makeover of its common areas.

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Daroga Power is installing 48 fuel cells that will cut electricity bills – for free.

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“Thermographic” camera locates moisture by detecting changes in temperature.

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Diane Drey has used her first-hand experience to write a primer for boards.

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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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