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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Realty Advisory Board and 32BJ open negotiations at a difficult time

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After Hurricane Ida, a Brooklyn Co-op Vows: Never Again

Written by Bill Morris on February 23, 2022

Park Slope, Brooklyn

New pumping system and roof will prevent flooding and leaks after big storms.

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Inwood Co-op Board Stunned by $3 Million Con Edison Charge

Written by Bill Morris on February 16, 2022

Inwood, Manhattan

Effort to comply with the Climate Mobilization Act runs into a roadblock.

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Condo Board Goes in for Early Detection of Water Leaks

Written by Bill Morris on February 09, 2022

New York City

New sensors alert staff within seconds after moisture appears.

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Co-op Nearly Burned by Heat Pump Installers

Written by Bill Morris on February 02, 2022

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Demand for clean energy may be outrunning the supply of qualified workers.

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Site Safety Plan hit a snag thanks to an uncooperative next-door neighbor.

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Co-op and Condo Tax Abatement Now Has a String Attached

Written by Bill Morris on January 19, 2022

New York City

Boards must pay prevailing wages to qualify for a cherished tax break.

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Solar panels and radiator upgrades will cut carbon emissions — and costs.

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City Island Condo Is Now Safe From the Sound

Written by Bill Morris on January 06, 2022

City Island, The Bronx

Retaining wall battered by Hurricane Sandy has been rebuilt.

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Pre-development money acts as a bridge before projects begin.

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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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