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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 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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Drawings That Help Close Apartment Sales

Written by Bill Morris on October 03, 2018

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Assaf Leib's quick sketches help buyers visualize possible renovations. 

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This Bronx Pilot Project Is Not Science Fiction

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 26, 2018

The Bronx

Net-zero retrofit could be the future for co-ops and condos.

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The Greening of the Grinnell Co-op

Written by Adam Janos on September 19, 2018

Washington Heights, Manhattan

Board at century-old building adopts new “community solar” model.

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The Co-op Where Appearances Matter

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 12, 2018

Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Morningside Drive co-op acts like a landmark, even though officially it's not.

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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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