New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

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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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A Manhattan co-op has solved its noisy steam radiator problem by converting the system into a two-pipe system with steam traps, removing the radiator air vents, and lowering the boiler pressure, resulting in a quieter system and savings on its energy bills.

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A recent state court ruling has created a path toward major changes to New York City's property tax system, which could have mixed consequences for co-op and condo owners.

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The Ariel West’s Terra Cotta Troubles

Written by Emily Myers on March 20, 2024

Upper West Side

The 32-story luxury condo on Manhattan’s Upper West Side has been forced to take on the lengthy and expensive process of replacing its terra cotta rainscreen.

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If enacted, the Green Buildings Act would offer a lifeline to apartment buildings struggling to meet Local Law 97’s carbon emission requirements.

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A Leaking Roof Prompts an Inwood Co-op To Go Solar

Written by Emily Myers on March 06, 2024


The Park Terrace Arms Corporation has turned a leaky roof into an energy-saving asset.

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The board at a 200-unit co-op in Yorkville, is upgrading its cooling and domestic hot water systems by going electric.

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Smart Radiator Covers Help a Manhattan Co-op Cut Emissions

Written by Emily Myers on February 21, 2024


How could the 50-unit co-op cut carbon emissions and reduce Local Law 97 penalties?

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River & Warren, a 166-unit condo in Battery Park City, has made a big leap in its benchmarking grade without spending a fortune.

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Hilltop Village Co-op is leading the charge on electric cars.

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Saving Money By Reducing On-Peak Energy Use

Written by Emily Myers on January 24, 2024

Lincoln Square

Co-op and condo buildings earn cash rewards by reducing electricity use during peak demand events, contributing to savings and conservation efforts.

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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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