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BUILDING OPERATIONS

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.

The Greening of Supers

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 20, 2017

New York City

Training programs try to instill a holistic approach to building operations.

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Study finds that noisy neighborhoods improve human health.

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War Brewing Over Proposal to Regulate HDFC Co-ops

Written by Paula Chin on April 18, 2017

New York City

Control of thousands of affordable co-op units is at stake.

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How to pass a building-wide smoking ban, and how to determine if a DOB violation is serious or frivolous.

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Boards must take hard and fast steps when mice set up housekeeping.

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There are inventive ways to deal with a crumbling facade and a potentially disastrous land-lease.

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The DIY Solution to Finding a Part-Time Super

Written by Lisa Prevost on March 31, 2017

New York City

Cost-conscious boards are finding novel ways to get super savings.

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Is Smoke-Free the New Amenity?

Written by Kaya Laterman on March 24, 2017

Queens

North Shore Towers becomes the largest smoke-free co-op in the city.

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Rise of the Part-Time Super

Written by Lisa Prevost on March 17, 2017

New York City

Companies meet smaller co-ops’ and condos’ demand for affordable help.

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Shareholders have a right to know the details of a crime in the building.

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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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