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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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Renovating the Lobby: War or Peace?

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 10, 2019

Scarsdale, Westchester County

A Scarsdale co-op board went its own way when redoing the lobby.

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Deep Energy Retrofit at Clinton Hill Co-op

Written by Ann Farmer on April 03, 2019

Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

Co-op mounts a full-court press to improve energy efficiency, cut costs.

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Enertiv monitors pinpoint electricity usage and potential trouble spots.  

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How To Tell When a Roof Needs Some Love

Written by Bill Morris on March 20, 2019

New York City

It’s possible to spot trouble before a roof starts leaking.

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Sometimes It Pays to Take the Inexpensive Way Out

Written by Tom Sahagian on March 13, 2019

New York City

Co-op board unwisely resists low-cost repair of steam boiler.

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Advisory committee weighing changes to Local Law 11.

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When It Comes to Steam Boilers, Size Matters

Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 27, 2019

New York City

These retrofits to steam heat systems can cut energy costs by 20 percent.

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When boards negotiate with a developer, they need to build in protections.

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Parking Garage Inspections Are Coming

Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 13, 2019

New York City

City working out new rules that will mandate inspections and repairs.

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Ingenious solutions cut cost of a state-of-the-art system.

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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

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