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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.

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.

New Video Intercom Upgrade Mixes Old School and High Tech

Written by Bendix Anderson on November 06, 2019

Forest Hills, Queens

Co-op reuses old copper wiring and adds video to intercoms.

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Co-op and condo boards are asked to renegotiate contracts, cut rents.

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A Tech Tool to Keep Rooftop Water Tanks From Freezing

Written by Kathryn Farrell on October 23, 2019

New York City

System called myTankTemp monitors water temperature and sends alerts.

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A Master Plan to Keep an Upper West Side Co-op Cool

Written by Bendix Anderson on October 16, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Through-the-wall AC units arrive in a historic district.

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HDFC Co-op in Little Italy Is a Cinderella Story

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 09, 2019

Little Italy, Manhattan

Co-op board's gut renovation saves century-old tenement.

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Backup Generator Powers 55 Central Park West

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 02, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan

The new backup generator saved the day during last summer’s power outage.

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Yonkers Condo Board Sells Major Elevator Overhaul

Written by Sue Treiman on September 25, 2019

Yonkers, Westchester County

Unit-owners, with a little coaxing, buy into doing a big job the right way.

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State Lifts Cap on Application Fees for Co-ops and Condos

Written by Bill Morris on September 18, 2019

New York State

Coalition forming to push back against new tenant protection law.

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Caton Towers Co-op Moves to Cut Carbon Emissions

Written by Sue Treiman on September 11, 2019

Kensington, Brooklyn

New cogen system will cut costs, help meet looming emissions limits.

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Long-Range Planning, the Gift That Keeps Giving

Written by Bendix Anderson on September 04, 2019

North Babylon, Long Island

Long Island co-op completes capital projects without assessing shareholders.

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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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