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HOW NYC CO-OP AND CONDOS OPERATE

NYC co-ops and condos, like all residential apartment buildings, are bricks and mortar. They need care, maintenance, and money to pay for the upkeep. The goal, though, is not to make a profit, but to create an environment that owners want to live and invest in. How co-op and condo buildings do that in New York City is what you'll find here. 

Worker’s Death at Co-op Underscores Importance of Air-Tight Insurance

Written by Scott S. Greenspun and Jillian Menna on December 01, 2022

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Co-op and condo boards can leave nothing to chance during repairs.

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Some boards are mulling changes to house rules as a quick fix.

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Deferred maintenance and foot-dragging are no longer viable options.

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The city has gotten stricter about repairing these architectural details.

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Staff at Luxury Tribeca Condo Walks Off the Job

Written by Bill Morris on October 21, 2022

Tribeca, Manhattan

Workers are angry over management's failure to negotiate a union contract.

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A prime source of co-op and condo income may be on the rebound.

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The cost of energy, repairs, staffs and compliance are all going up, with a boost from inflation.

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At This Manhattan Co-op, the Super Is the In-House Historian

Written by Michele Cardella on October 07, 2022

Tribeca, Manhattan

Museum artifacts range from a Captain America shield to ancient beer cans.

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New Con Edison Device Detects Gas Leaks — For Free

Written by Paula Chin on October 06, 2022

New York City

Co-op and condo boards getting a new tool to avoid gas shutdowns.

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Unit-owners, unlike renters, have limited protections in a gas shutdown.

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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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