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Take a peek behind the facades of New York’s co-ops and condos. Who’s fixing things up? What are they doing? How much are they spending? And what does the board (or its representative) have to say?

Are you doing capital improvements at your co-op or condo? Email kfarrell@habitatmag.com or bmorris@habitatmag.com to have your project included in our column.

Planning and communication can remove the shock from big projects.

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The High Cost of Waiting to Repair a Roof

Written by Bendix Anderson on July 24, 2019

Morningside Heights

Waiting too long to do capital repairs can have fiscal – and physical – consequences.

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When a Second Opinion Is Second to None

Written by Tom Sahagian on July 17, 2019

New York City

Reliable advice can save big money on building repairs.

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How to Win Over a Mega Super-Majority

Written by Marianne Schaefer on July 10, 2019

Melville, Long Island

Long Island HOA gets massive support for massive capital project.

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Co-op board changes horses in the middle of a major capital project.

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The Department of Finance Is Making House Calls

Written by Marianne Schaefer on June 26, 2019

Bayside, Queens

Queens co-op secures tax breaks through in-house service.

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After a Disaster, Go With a Pro You Can Trust

Written by Bendix Anderson on June 19, 2019

Rockaway Beach, Queens

Address mold and hazardous materials immediately after a fire or flood.

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After conversion from rental to co-op, board and shareholders had to learn fast.

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Ten Days in May

Written by Marianne Schaefer on June 05, 2019

Prospect Heights, Brooklyn

How a Brooklyn co-op’s staff and management averted disaster.

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The Education of a Floral Park Co-op Board

Written by Bendix Anderson on May 29, 2019

Floral Park, Nassau County

Having the right manager can make capital projects happen.

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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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