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Co-op Parking Goes From Headache to Money-Maker

Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 22, 2017

Forest Hills

Getting rid of a garage operator brings a windfall to a Queens co-op.

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Amalgamated Houses in the Bronx Gets an Overdue Makeover

Written by Lisa L. Colangelo on February 15, 2017

The Bronx

“Milestone” capital projects under way at nation’s oldest limited-equity co-op.

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New Rules on Minimum Wages and Overtime Pay

Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 08, 2017

New York City

Payrolls could rise at co-ops and condos with non-union employees.

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New Free Course Helps Boards Save Energy and Money

Written by Ron Egatz on February 02, 2017

New York City

Building Operator Training Program aims to cut waste, improve efficiency.

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The Expensive Surprises That Lurk Behind Walls

Written by Frank Lovece on February 01, 2017

Upper East Side

Facade repair forces Park Avenue co-op to improvise.

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Historic Block Grant Rescues a Rockaways Mitchell-Lama Co-op

Written by Lisa L. Colangelo on January 25, 2017

Rockaway Beach

A $46.1 million federal grant for a co-op ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

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Community Retrofit NYC is helping smaller properties in Brooklyn and Queens.

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Deadlines Looming for Co-op and Condo Tax Abatements

Written by Frank Lovece on January 11, 2017

New York City

It's time to file for these imperfect but treasured tax breaks.

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The Dark Cloud of a Land Lease

Written by Tom Soter on January 04, 2017

Sunnyside

A Queens co-op gets pinched when it can’t buy the ground it stands on.

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Keeping an Elevator Job on the Up and Up

Written by Bill Morris on December 28, 2016

Yonkers

Co-op board uses a consultant to oversee two elevator replacements.

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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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