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Fabiola Arellano helped bring Beach House Condominiums weather the storm.

Free Onsite COVID-19 Testing for Co-ops and Condos

Written by Bill Morris on February 25, 2021

Rockaway Beach, Queens

New program brings peace of mind at no cost to residents.

Carbon Reduction Begins With the Building Envelope

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 31, 2019

Rockaway Beach, Queens

New book says an air-tight skin is the place to begin retrofits.

Seven years after Hurricane Sandy, more than 80 percent are uninsured.

After a Disaster, Go With a Pro You Can Trust

Written by Bendix Anderson on June 19, 2019

Rockaway Beach, Queens

Address mold and hazardous materials immediately after a fire or flood.

Federal government redrawing flood maps in "block-by-block" battle.

Historic Block Grant Rescues a Rockaways Mitchell-Lama Co-op

Written by Lisa L. Colangelo on January 25, 2017

Rockaway Beach

A $46.1 million federal grant for a co-op ravaged by Hurricane Sandy

Dayton Beach Park is mulling exit from Mitchell-Lama program.

When Affordable Housing Becomes a Money Pit

Written by Matthew Hall on October 19, 2016

Rockaway Beach

Lawsuit seeks to prevent “zombie” condos on the Rockaway Peninsula.

Co-op and condominium managing agents throughout the region continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, even as a new storm is predicted for Wednesday, November 7.

Peter Lehr, the director of management at Kaled, reported that Birchwood on the Green, a 334-unit co-op in Oakdale, Suffolk County, on Long Island, was hard hit by the storm: “The power went out and we have to deal with [the building’s] sewage treatment plant. We were scrambling around to get the power up and running, at least to the sewage treatment plant. They got power back in the complex Friday — that’s three or four days without it — and our environmental team has been monitoring the situation because you’ve got to make sure that the [sewage plant] chemicals are balanced right. [If they’re not,] Suffolk County will come in and violate you.”

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