May 01, 2018
A co-op’s proprietary lease grants – and limits – a board’s power to fine.
April 24, 2017
How to put together the perfect board, and how to compute your building's tax bill.
Written by Bill Morris on March 29, 2017
Boards defend a tool that prevents speculation, enhances stability, and raises money.
December 05, 2016
How can a condo get by without a super or a property manager? And who's responsible when a worker is injured in a common area?
November 01, 2016
New York City real estate's generation gap.
June 15, 2016
The Art Deco Washington Plaza echoes conversion stories from the 1980s.
May 23, 2016
A decade-long, generational war has finally ended in a group of Queens co-ops.
Written by Jennifer V. Hughes on April 26, 2016
Take your pick and start saving energy – and money.
Written by Jennifer V. Hughes on April 08, 2016
Is cogen right for your building?
Written by Tom Soter on January 20, 2016
The Monroe was leaking. It was frequent. It was irritating. And it had to stop.
The six-story, 82-unit cooperative at 35-21 79th Street in Jackson Heights, Queens, had been built in 1947 and had seen better days. The building had a number of capital problems that needed fixing - the elevators were constantly breaking down, the stucco on the exterior facade was cracking, and the roof was leaking. The Monroe sits in a landmarked neighborhood, which meant the board needed to get approval from the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) before it could proceed with work.
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