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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.

Jeff Byles has become a steward for his co-op's 19th-century buildings.

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Conversion from rent-stabilized would tip balance in downtown Manhattan.

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A Reserve Study Takes the Long (30-Year) View

Written by Seth Frumkin on July 10, 2018

New York City

This tool helps boards assess building needs – and the best way to fund them.

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Benefit to residents and commercial tenants worth the added cost.

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Pinpointing Leaks With an Infrared Camera

Written by Robert J. Stahl on July 03, 2018

New York City

Technology can help boards save on roof and facade repairs.

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An architect or engineer should make sure projects follow plans.

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Large crowd honors co-op resident who fought for human dignity.

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A digital archive is an invaluable tool for current and future boards.

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Know Your Building, Save Your Money

Written by Stephen A. Varone on June 25, 2018

New York City

A proactive approach to maintaining building systems avoids crises.

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Don’t Get Blindsided By Capital Projects

Written by Gene Ferrara on June 22, 2018

New York City

Ignoring an engineer’s unwelcome news will lead to trouble.

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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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