Category: Community Living

Buildings
Revisiting Passive House Building

In April of 2017, The Cooperator  examined the passive house building standard that, according to the Passive House Institute U.S. website , follows a set of design principles to achieve energy efficiency in a structure–or as the orga…

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Buildings
Condo Restoration Nabs 2018 Moses Award

Every year, the New York Landmarks Conservancy holds its Moses Awards – named after local philanthropist Lucy G. Moses – to honor outstanding achievement in preservation projects. A project team behind a facade preservation and rest…

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Neighborhoods
The Changing Faces of Washington Heights

Washington Heights sits on the narrow neck of land that juts up from Harlem toward the Bronx in upper Manhattan. Developed in stages from around the turn of the last century through World War II, the neighborhood has been referred to by m…

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Buying & Selling
Bitcoin: Fad or the Future?

Bitcoin is the cryptocurrency – an electronic form of money  –    du jour. Whether it is a promising alternative to the various denominations of loot that we all know and love, or simply a fleeting tech sensation remains to be seen. Ju…

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Real Estate Trends
Switching to LEDs

The days of incandescent lighting are on the wane, and LED lighting is where it's at. Cooler, more efficient, and longer-lasting than most older bulbs, LEDs are even mandated for use in some settings. Here, lighting pros tell what your boar…

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