Written by Paula Chin on February 13, 2018
“If you’re not suing your municipality, you’re not doing your job.”
January 26, 2018
New bill also seeks to increase transparency and end discrimination.
Written by Bill Morris on December 07, 2017
Running buildings is in Brian Scally’s DNA.
Written by Ron Egatz on September 14, 2017
Governing documents can protect boards against questionable claims.
Written by Bryan Virasami on August 30, 2017
Savings from large solar installation pay for new boilers and more.
Written by Paula Chin on June 26, 2017
Doubling-up parking spaces boosts a co-op's bottom line.
September 15, 2016
Who’s responsible for cleaning nests out of heating and air-conditioning vents?
August 23, 2016
Foreclosure is the last thing a shareholder or board wants.
Written by Tom Soter on February 24, 2016
The shareholders at The Homestead, a co-op at 80 East Hartsdale Avenue in Westchester County, were pleased with the makeover at their 165-unit building. Then, at about 1:30 on a cold morning in February, an out-of-control car did a little renovation of its own, crashing into the railing surrounding the outside of the building, breaking it and sending pieces flying onto the deck plaza, into the canopy and the newly installed black metal entry doors to the building, seriously damaging them.
“Thank God, no one was hurt,” says board president Clementine Carbo. “It was a mess.”
Written by Tom Soter on September 16, 2015
Mold can grow very quickly. Before you know it, tiny spores can become large problems. Health issues caused or worsened by mold exposure include allergy attacks, respiratory infections, and asthma. Those dangers worried the board at Park Knoll, a 228-unit garden apartment complex in Westchester County built 62 years ago. It faced a possible mold threat after two of the fifteen buildings on the twelve-and-a-half-acre site were seriously damaged by fire.
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