New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community




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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Most Co-op and Condo Capital Projects Grind to a Halt

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 01, 2020

New York City

Elevator work already under way can be completed.

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What co-op condo boards can expect while the city is on “pause.”

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Chelsea Condo Board Flips Apartment, Pockets $650,000

Written by Bill Morris on March 18, 2020

Chelsea, Manhattan

Board exercised its right of first refusal on an under-priced unit.

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The Soho Cooperative Where People Actually Cooperate

Written by Bill Morris on March 11, 2020

SoHo, Manhattan

Air conditioning and lobby renovation bring shareholders together.

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Celtic Park’s Car Ports Are Generating Electricity

Written by Bill Morris on March 04, 2020

Woodside, Queens

An ingenious two-fer: board covers parking lot with solar panels.

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Massive Elevator Job Under Way at Co-op City

Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 26, 2020

Baychester, The Bronx

Board decided to re-do all 160 elevators once, and re-do them right.

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A 90-Year-Old Co-op Lobby Steps Into the 21st Century

Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 19, 2020

Upper West Side, Manhattan

The hardest renovation jobs are the ones that require subtlety.

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Elderly Residents Struggling With Cost of Compliance

Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 12, 2020

Jackson Heights, Queens

NORCs squeezed by flurry of regulations, limited resources.

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How one Bronx Co-op Is Fighting a DOB Violation

Written by Sue Treiman on February 05, 2020

Riverdale, The Bronx

Board claims its retaining walls do not fall under Local Law 37.

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An Upper West Side Lobby Renovation That Made Everyone Happy

Written by Robin Goldwyn Blumenthal on January 29, 2020


This condo board avoided the common clashes over aesthetics and money.

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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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