No More Fear of Flooding (NY)

A determined co-op board overcomes years of watery misery.  The Brooklands complex opened in 1927 on the wedge of land formed by the confluence of the Sprain Brook and the Bronx River in the Bronxville section of Yonkers, just north of the New York City line. All that nearby water has shaped the destiny of these three handsome brick-and-stucco, neo-Georgian buildings, which converted to a 137-unit co-op in 1954 and have been repeatedly bedeviled by floods and near-floods. The two most recent, in 2007 and 2011, inflicted $8 million in damages and finally pushed the board to address a chronic problem that’s tied to geography, history, politics, and the vagaries of ever more unpredictable weather.   Read the article………..


Related Articles

Who Is Responsible for Repairing the Condo Balcony Deck?

Fred owns a condominium that has a balcony. The deck of the balcony is a bit old and worn. It

5 Ways to Lower Your HOA Assessments

Board members will frequently hear complaints from homeowners association members about paying their monthly HOA assessment fees. In fact, some

Changing Managers or Firms? Don’t Overlook the Details!

Whether change is good or bad often depends on who you talk to; even a welcome change produces a certain