New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine July/August 2020 free digital issue




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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Reps serve as boards’ advocates during complex capital projects.

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All Property Tax Relief Was Not Created Equal

Written by Marianne Schaefer on May 13, 2020

Glen Oaks, Queens

Queens co-op withholds tax payment in protest of unequal treatment.

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Injecting grout into a failing wall saved a building without displacing residents.

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Co-ops and Condos Making Good Use of the Construction Lull

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 29, 2020

New York City

Downtime is a good time to correct violations and plan future projects.

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Payroll relief has so far been denied by the federal government.

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The Gray Areas of Construction During the Pandemic

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 15, 2020

West Side, Manhattan

DOB decides, case by case, if work can continue.

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Safety precautions turn a routine capital work into a bureaucratic maze.

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Most Co-op and Condo Capital Projects Grind to a Halt

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 01, 2020

New York City

Elevator work already under way can be completed.

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What co-op condo boards can expect while the city is on “pause.”

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Chelsea Condo Board Flips Apartment, Pockets $650,000

Written by Bill Morris on March 18, 2020

Chelsea, Manhattan

Board exercised its right of first refusal on an under-priced unit.

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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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