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Bay Terrace co-ops buy the land they sit on, secure their futures.

Perseverance finally paying off for board at Georgetown Mews.

Georgetown Mews co-op board fought for years to overcome roadblocks.

A Condo Loan That Softens the Sting of Assessments

Written by Bill Morris on July 05, 2017

Rego Park, Queens

By spreading payback over years, boards can get cash in hand to do capital work.

Boosting Co-op Parking Income

Written by Paula Chin on June 19, 2017

Forest Hills, Queens

The Forest Hill co-op board in Queens takes a DIY approach and reaps a fat profit.

Father and Daughter, Keeping New Yorkers Squeaky Clean

Written by Bill Morris on May 19, 2017


From quarters to smart cards, Automatic Industries has changed with the times.

Is Smoke-Free the New Amenity?

Written by Kaya Laterman on March 24, 2017


North Shore Towers becomes the largest smoke-free co-op in the city.

The 7 Will Be the New L

September 05, 2016


Shutdown of L train will be a bruise for Brooklyn but a potential boon for Queens.

Co-op and condo boards are not responsible for shoddy renovation work.


Under the leadership of board president George McGrath, the posh co-op called Forest Hills South Owners dodged a shady property manager. But that didn't change the fact that it faced major capital investments. Roofs and aging elevators needed to be replaced in all seven buildings. In addition, the board recognized that evolving dynamics in New York's real estate market meant general improvements were required to keep the curb appeal of its buildings, so the co-op added an indoor gym for residents. All of that costs money. The co-op was in fairly good financial shape but they wanted to get into better financial shape.

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