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A creative board saved a troubled co-op for artists, while a dogged board president marshaled major projects.

Proposed law would remove unloved sheds after three months.

The "Good-Guy Guaranty"

Written by Frank Lovece on December 01, 2016

Upper East Side

A little-known tool can protect a co-op's or condo's commercial lease.

No Sweat: Paying for an AC Overhaul

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 09, 2016

Upper East Side

New system saves money and energy at the Newport East.

Uncommonly Smooth Common-Area Renovations

Written by Marianne Schaefer on November 02, 2016

Upper East Side

Lobby and hallway re-do's don't have to be agony.

Unfixing "Fixed" Costs

Written by Marianne Schaefer on September 21, 2016

Upper East Side

A co-op enjoys a refreshing dip in its water bill.

Why Building Measurements Matter

Written by Paula Chin on September 20, 2016

Upper East Side

An accurate tally of square footage can save major money on taxes and insurance.

Is Your Certificate of Occupancy Up to Date?

Written by Gary M. Stern on August 11, 2016

Upper East Side

An out-of-date C of O can cause problems with sales, loans, even lawsuits.

Secondhand Smoke Is Now a First-Class Headache

Written by Stuart Saft on June 17, 2016

Upper East Side

A co-op gets stung for allowing smoke to travel between apartments.

Puttin' (a New Roof) On the Ritz

Written by Tom Soter on June 08, 2016

Upper East Side

Repairs to a landmarked building complicate a co-op board’s life.

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