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Find advice, solutions and sympathy regarding everyday issues you may have as an NYC co-op or condo board member or manager in our Building Operations article section. Some of the questions and topics covered include: How do you run your staff? What happens when your boiler blows? How do you hire a roof-replacement contractor? If it’s about your physical plant, you’ll find it here.

Switching from heat to air-conditioning before May 31 is against the law.

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Lax oversight by city officials prompts seven new rules on rooftop tanks.

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A Piano, a Puppy, and a Co-op’s Crossed Wires

Written by Michele Cardella on April 05, 2019

Tribeca, Manhattan

In my co-op, people sometimes say one thing when they mean another.

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In making rules, co-op boards must consider needs of all shareholders.

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Fees for managing capital projects are “all over the map.”

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Construction defects can be hard to address when the sponsor has control.

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When Traps Go Bad

Written by Carol J. Ott on March 26, 2019

New York City

An inexpensive fix for the vexing problem of unbalanced heat.

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Three Tips for Surviving an Elevator Shutdown

Written by Paula Chin on March 25, 2019

New York City

Co-op and condo boards need to deliberate, communicate, and commiserate.

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Thinking Outside the Building After a Gas Leak

Written by Marianne Schaefer on March 21, 2019

East Village, Manhattan

Stricter gas line regs lead a co-op to an innovative solution.

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Keeping Communal Storage Space From Becoming a Dumpster

Written by Kathryn Farrell on March 15, 2019

New York City

Rules can limit chaos, liability, and the risk of fire.

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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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