New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine Business of Management 2021




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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There Is Such a Thing as a Free Energy Audit

Written by Sue Treiman on November 04, 2020

Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn

Brooklyn co-op is a pioneer in new program to boost energy efficiency.

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Glitch in rollout brings a blizzard of scorecards to a Queens co-op.

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Co-op board jumps through bureaucratic hoops to secure backup power.

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Storage lockers are an amenity that produces a $50,000 yearly windfall.

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Queens Co-ops Hit with Bogus Property Tax Bills

Written by Paula Chin on October 07, 2020


Boards push back against $1.3 million over-charge – and win.

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DOB Extends Amnesty for Overdue Facade Inspections

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 30, 2020

New York City

It’s a double-edged sword that will save money once old fines are paid.

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Forget the Golf Simulator, This Co-op Wanted Storage Space

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 23, 2020

Midtown, Manhattan

They may not be the sexiest amenity, but secure lockers are prized by many.

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Miracles do happen, as this co-op discovered while fixing the parapet.

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Construction Costs Are Up During the Pandemic. Here’s Why.

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 09, 2020

New York City

Mandatory safety precautions are an added expense for co-op and condo boards.

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Crafting a Zero-Based Energy Budget

Written by Alexander Zafran on September 02, 2020

New York City

Co-op and condo boards must avoid wishful thinking in budget season.

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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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