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The High Cost of Waiting to Repair a Roof

Written by Bendix Anderson on July 24, 2019

Morningside Heights

Waiting too long to do capital repairs can have fiscal – and physical – consequences.

Service on Wednesday, July 24 expected to draw thousands.

Barnard student’s death spawned Local Law 11 and changed the city.

The Co-op Where Appearances Matter

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 12, 2018

Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Morningside Drive co-op acts like a landmark, even though officially it's not.

Co-op boards unlikely to intervene in doggy disputes.

Ignore house rules and city and state laws at your peril.

Morningside Gardens Co-Op Rolls WIth the Surprises

Written by Marianne Schaefer on March 01, 2017

Morningside Heights

As the scope of a capital project grew, a co-op board adjusted.

A co-op board forbids its staff from playing handyman after hours.

The Power of Unconventional Thinking

Written by Paula Chin on October 04, 2016

Morningside Heights

Good things happen when boards and their managers avoid the easy route.


In January we told you that the Jewish Theological Seminary had sold a chunk of its campus in Morningside Heights, plus limited development rights and an off-campus residence for $96 million. Now, the Commercial Observer reports, the developer Savanna has secured a $34.6 million loan from Pacific Western Bank to help fund its plan to erect a 250,000-square-foot luxury condo building on the former campus parcel on West 122nd Street between Amsterdam Avenue and Broadway. The architecture firm Beyer Blinder Bell will design it.

Meanwhile, the seminary, which has hired the architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, is moving ahead with plans to use its windfall to build a performing arts space, as well as a residence hall above a new library that will house the school’s collection of rare Judaic books, manuscripts and scrolls.

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