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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.

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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.

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April, 2019

Capital Reserve Funds – How much do you really 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.

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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.

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Delivery Overload
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.

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Storage Bill
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.

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New York Times
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.

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Stolen Newspaper
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.

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Surprises Behind Walls
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.

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