New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

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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.

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Site Safety Plan hit a snag thanks to an uncooperative next-door neighbor.

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Co-op and Condo Tax Abatement Now Has a String Attached

Written by Bill Morris on January 19, 2022

New York City

Boards must pay prevailing wages to qualify for a cherished tax break.

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Solar panels and radiator upgrades will cut carbon emissions — and costs.

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City Island Condo Is Now Safe From the Sound

Written by Bill Morris on January 06, 2022

City Island, The Bronx

Retaining wall battered by Hurricane Sandy has been rebuilt.

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Pre-development money acts as a bridge before projects begin.

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New report suggests Climate Mobilization Act costs will be manageable.

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For Co-op and Condo Boards, Now Is the Time to Electrify

Written by Bill Morris on December 08, 2021

New York City

New study says the grid is ready to handle the switch from boilers to heat pumps.

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Ballooning cost of a facade project is turned into a positive.

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Pay the Prevailing Wage or Forfeit the Tax Abatement?

Written by Bill Morris on November 24, 2021

New York City

Many co-op and condo boards will soon face some critical calculus.

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Riverdale Co-op Hit With Supply-Chain Problems

Written by Bill Morris on November 17, 2021

Riverdale, The Bronx

Shortage of materials bumps up cost of facade project.

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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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