New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community

Habitat Magazine June 2020 free digital issue

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To fight rampant storefront vacancies, asking rents are coming down.

This Co-op Lobby Renovation Did Not Cause an Uproar

Written by Bendix Anderson on November 27, 2019

Upper East Side, Manhattan

Upper East Side co-op board got shareholder approval before work began.

Residents try to fix overheated apartments without breaking the law.

Boards are softening rules to lure buyers away from glitzy condos.

A Match Made in Hell: Classical Pianist vs. Techno Lover

Written by Dale J. Degenshein on November 15, 2019

Upper West Side, Manhattan

Techno blasting upstairs triggers lawsuit from the pianist downstairs.

Is the shareholder or the board responsible for keeping the peace?

Poor management – and slack board oversight – bring double disaster.

Co-op cited for first community solar project at a landmarked building.

When scaffolding is up, do as much work as possible.

Two months after a fatal accident, inspectors’ performance rated “poor.”

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