For co-ops and condos eager to switch from oil to gas but stymied by the cost, Con Edison has just announced 16 new Area Growth Zones for 2016 with a sweet incentive — a no-cost connection opportunity from the street to your building. It's a continuation of the company's present program, and the time to sign up is now. In case you don't know, there are two main costs in a conversion project. One is the price of all work within your property line, such as gas piping, equipment, and chimney-liners, which are the building's responsibility. The cost for this work is typically referred to as the "internal conversion costs."
December 31, 1969
... could an East Harlem co-op board be about the worst slumlord around, and corrupt as well? Another board on Park Avenue isn't smelling like roses, either, or gas. We've smoking, squirrels and squash — the vegetable, not the game — plus the latest in condo / co-op amenities. And for boards, we've got fallout from the Dakota co-op discrimination suit and more.
August 17, 2020
Governing documents will spell out this basic – and controversial – power.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on June 17, 2020
Co-op and condo boards must address residents' safety – and anxieties.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on February 26, 2020
Board decided to re-do all 160 elevators once, and re-do them right.
Written by Sue Treiman on February 05, 2020
Board claims its retaining walls do not fall under Local Law 37.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on December 11, 2019
Shaft walls, in danger of collapse, require emergency repairs.
October 17, 2019
Board bans visits from the 70-pound dog of a shareholder’s relative.
August 27, 2019
Cracking terraces on this high-rise co-op turned out to be an easy fix.
December 21, 2018
This storied Bronx co-op is a battered but proud survivor.
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