New York's Cooperative and Condominium Community
Written by Bill Morris on August 25, 2021
After cost overruns on facade repairs, low interest rates rode to the rescue.
Written by Bill Morris on March 14, 2018
Spring cleaning takes on new meaning at this Queens co-op.
Written by Bill Morris on July 05, 2017
By spreading payback over years, boards can get cash in hand to do capital work.
August 12, 2016
The perfume and the music of an untended cat (or cats).
September 04, 2015
Looks like Flushing isn't the only Queens neighborhood getting fancy condos. A new upscale condo, reports DNAinfo, is being constructed in Rego Park — a neighborhood that has "recently experienced an infusion of luxury buildings." The developer, Yin Hu, tells DNAinfo that the seven-story, 65-unit building at 65-38 Austin Street and slated to be completed sometime next year will also have a gym, rooftop garden, and bicycle room. And that's not all! The building will also get an indoor parking garage with space for 55 cars. How much will units go for? Well, mum's the word on prices, but we can guess it will be a smidgen more than the affordable prices the neighborhood has been known for. Keeping that luxury market happy.
Written by Frank Lovece on October 19, 2012
It was a rubber mat that allegedly tripped Rita Brady — and may eventually trip up a co-op board in Rego Park, Queens. It just goes to show that when your contractor leaves hard marble slabs just laying around in the common area for anybody to fall into that the co-op or condo might still be responsible. For the cost of a new rubber mat, a co-op complex of over 2,000 apartments may find itself so broke it has to write rubber checks.
Written by Tom Soter and Bill Morris on September 18, 2012
It's one thing to read about co-op or condo board officers' duties and responsibilities. But only another board officer can tell you what it's really like. In our ongoing series "Board 101," we present three co-op board treasurers sharing some of the most significant and even amusing things they've learned about taking on the role.
Engage, enrage, ask questions and give answers with your community of board members. Submit your questions and comments here!
Co-op and condo board business broken down into bite-sized bits - 2 stories each week. Read now on all digital devices.
Learn all the basics of NYC co-op and condo management, with straight talk from heavy hitters in the field of co-op or condo apartments
Professionals in some of the key fields of co-op and condo board governance and building management answer common questions in their areas of expertise
Got elected? Are you on your co-op/condo board?
Then don’t miss a beat! Stories you can use to make your building better, keep it out of trouble, save money, enhance market value, and make your board life a whole lot easier!