Written by Marianne Schaefer on December 18, 2019
Cheap money helps co-op tackle a bushel of capital projects.
Written by Sue Treiman on September 25, 2019
Unit-owners, with a little coaxing, buy into doing a big job the right way.
September 06, 2019
Document poor performance with “progressive discipline.”
September 04, 2019
Amazon’s Ring partners with 400 police departments to share video footage.
Written by Bill Morris on July 31, 2019
Planning and communication can remove the shock from big projects.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on July 03, 2019
Co-op board changes horses in the middle of a major capital project.
Written by Jason Carpenter on August 06, 2014
When an engineer examines a building or contractor starts work, they tend not to find pots of gold within the walls —they're much more likely to find hidden deteriorating. Shore Road, a 60-unit co-op built in 1927 in New Rochelle, N.Y., encountered this scenario. With two entrances — one at 485 Pelham Road, the other at 5 Circuit Road — a fairly small renovation project turned into a much larger endeavor.
The original project called for the upgrade of several balconies that sat along the front of the building. The initial contract was $100,000 for balcony repairs and a new coat of paint, but that figure has now become $350,000.
Plan will increase natural gas supply to Westchester without new pipeline.
Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 10, 2019
A Scarsdale co-op board went its own way when redoing the lobby.
March 25, 2019
It raises a question: build more gas pipelines or go for sustainable energy?
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