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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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Drawings That Help Close Apartment Sales

Written by Bill Morris on October 03, 2018

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Assaf Leib's quick sketches help buyers visualize possible renovations. 

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This Bronx Pilot Project Is Not Science Fiction

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 26, 2018

The Bronx

Net-zero retrofit could be the future for co-ops and condos.

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The Greening of the Grinnell Co-op

Written by Adam Janos on September 19, 2018

Washington Heights, Manhattan

Board at century-old building adopts new “community solar” model.

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The Co-op Where Appearances Matter

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 12, 2018

Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Morningside Drive co-op acts like a landmark, even though officially it's not.

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Enclosed Balconies Will Not Require a Permit

Written by Bill Morris on September 05, 2018

New York City

New DOB regs a relief to thousands of co-ops and condos.

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Proactive Co-op Board Makes a Preemptive Strike

Written by Marianne Schaefer on August 29, 2018

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Brooklyn co-op voluntarily tackles massive balcony project.

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Bright Power system cuts energy bills, provides power in a blackout.

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A New Way to Cut the Cost of Facade Inspections

Written by Bill Morris on August 15, 2018

New York City

With “soft” costs rising, architects strive to save time and money.

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Harlem Co-op’s Brownstone Facade Needs Major Help

Written by Bill Morris on August 08, 2018

Harlem, Manhattan

Garden Court forced to deal with shoddy workmanship by city.

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Approach to capital projects is to do as much as possible.

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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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