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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Positive Pay Helps Co-ops and Condos Prevent Fraud

Written by Bill Morris on November 16, 2022

New York City

Daily review of checks and electronic transfers can short-circuit theft.

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Tsunami of Packages Pushes Condo Board to Update Lobby

Written by Bill Morris on November 09, 2022

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

Out of date and out of step with the times, this lobby needed help.

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Incentives are now “very high,” buoyed by the Inflation Reduction Act

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Hawthorne Court’s 14 co-ops are convinced there’s strength in numbers.

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City Finalizes Requirements for Clean-Energy PACE Loans

Written by Bill Morris on October 19, 2022

New York City

Long-awaited rules mean co-ops can now apply for low-interest loans.

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Amalgamated Co-op Wins Grant to Explore Geothermal Energy

Written by Bill Morris on October 12, 2022

The Bronx

Clean, renewable energy could be coming to a venerable Bronx co-op.

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Streamlined process has eliminated project delays and approval backlogs.

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Board saves millions by tackling two capital projects at once.

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Work begun before passage of Local Law 97 puts co-op in a sweet spot.

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Management company error could have cost shareholder cherished tax break.

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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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