OCTOBER, 2019 Co-op/Condos & Social Media Social media is glaringly absent from communication channels in the majority of residential communities. AUGUST, 2019 Warranties & Service Agreements As in life, there are no guarantees when it comes to building systems, parts and components. JUNE, 2019 Elevators: When It’s Time to Consider an Upgrade Upgrading an elevator is one of the most potentially disruptive – and expensive – projects a co-op or condo can undertake. APRIL 8, 2019 A Carnegie Hill Co-op That’s Powered by Committees At many New York City co-ops and condos, the board is dominated by a small group of dedicated doers. APRIL, 2019 Hygiene in Shared Amenities – Keeping It Clean One of the biggest perks of modern multifamily living is the all-inclusive, amenity-rich building or HOA. April, 2019 Capital Reserve Funds – How much do you need? As community members, co-op and condo owners work together to maintain the greater structure in which they live – not just their individual units. March, 2019 Building Demolition – Managing Chaos, Minimizing Disruption Cities are crowded. That’s a simple fact. In the best of circumstances, there’s noise, dirt, dust, and the usual urban pests. September, 2018 Delivery Overload – Coping With an Ever-Increasing Number of Package Deliveries The ever-increasing popularity of online commerce has changed people’s shopping habits — including the way apartment dwellers receive their deliveries. JULY 14, 2018 A Co-op Forgot to Send the Storage Bill — for Eight Years. Must the Resident Pay? Balancing the rights of one shareholder against the co-op collective can be tricky when a big clerical error is made. APRIL 14, 2018 How to Keep Unwelcome Pigeons at Bay Q: I live on the 15th floor of an Upper East Side co-op with windows facing First Avenue. Pigeons are roosting on my window ledge. NOVEMBER 18, 2017 What to Do When a Neighbor Is Taking Your Newspaper Q. A neighbor in my Manhattan co-op has occasionally been taking my newspaper or another neighbor’s newspapers from our doormats. 2016 The Expensive Surprises That Lurk Behind Walls Sometimes, maintaining the facade of a building can be a bit like peeling an onion. The deeper you go, the more you find.