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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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An Affordable Harlem Co-op Makes History

Written by Bill Morris on December 12, 2018

Harlem, Manhattan

HDFC co-op proves you don’t have to be rich to tap the sun’s power.

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City's Organics Recycling Hits a Speed Bump

Written by Marianne Schaefer on December 05, 2018

New York City

Even with curbside pickup, 90 percent of organic waste still going to landfills.

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Green Roofs for Free

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 28, 2018

New York City

City offers grants that can cover the cost of an eco-friendly roof.

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Learn How to Cut Energy Costs by 20 Percent

Written by Ann Farmer on November 21, 2018

New York City

Boards and their building staffs are eligible for free classes.

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An Encore for the Carl Fischer Building’s Original Glory

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 14, 2018

Astor Place, Manhattan

Condo board adds value by restoring Astor Place gem.

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Country Club Living at a Co-Op in the City

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 07, 2018

Bayside, Queens

Windsor Park adding a $2.5 million gym to its amenities menu.

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Who Is Best Suited to Collect Arrears?

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 31, 2018

New York City

Different approaches to a primary fiduciary duty for all boards.

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The. Worst. Corrosion. Ever.

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 24, 2018

New Rochelle, Westchester County

New Rochelle co-op board is tackling a very unpleasant surprise.

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Batteries Cut Energy Costs, Provide Backup During Blackouts

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 17, 2018

Ossining, New York State

Co-ops and condos could benefit from advances in storage batteries.

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Lax Oversight Leads to a Facade Fiasco

Written by Adam Janos on October 10, 2018

Mt. Vernon, Westchester County

Co-op board learns the importance of inspecting work in progress.

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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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