September 2014, Vol 34, No 9
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- 10.2.14 A Century Later: Manhattan is Less Crowded Geographic data over the last 100 years shows a decline in the census tract densities in the Big Apple. [Miller Samuel]
- 10.2.14 Related Cracks Down on Airbnb The Related Cos., one of the largest owners of luxury residential properties in New York, is warning building managers to keep an eye out for tenants using the controversial room-sharing service Airbnb and even considered offering $500 rewards to property owners who snitch on them. [Crains NY]
- 09.29.14 HPD Creates Affordable Housing Unit The city's Department of Housing Preservation and Development has created a new division. [Globe St.]
- 09.26.14 Trump SoHo Lender to Put Property Up for Sale A lender to Trump SoHo, the upscale Manhattan hotel and condominium that Donald Trump unveiled on his television show "The Apprentice," is foreclosing on the property. [The Wall St. Journal]
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There’s probably not a condo, HOA or co-op board that doesn’t worry about money at some point or another, which is why staying on top of the latest money-saving opportunities is vital for any building or community to be successful. One of the biggest ways to save money is to cut energy costs, and there are a number of things that can be done to achieve that. Read More
Energy is money. And in big co-op apartment or condo buildings, energy is big money—we’re talking thousands upon thousands of dollars in waste...or savings. Most folks know that turning off lights in unoccupied rooms, taking shorter showers, and turning down the thermostat a couple of degrees can help save energy—and by extension, money. Helping an entire building cut costs and reduce its carbon footprint can be a little trickier, however—which is why many co-op and condo buildings hire professional energy consultants to assess their energy profile and make recommendations as to how it might be improved. Read More
It’s a beautiful Friday night and you’re out to dinner with four of your best buddies. The restaurant's ambiance is exquisite and the food is divine. You’re on a budget, so you stick to ordering a delicious appetizer and some tasty soup, while your friends go all in on surf and turf, quaff glasses of the restaurant’s best champagne and devour decadent desserts. The fun and laughter lasts for hours. You’ve had the time of your life—but when the check comes, your friends insist upon dividing it equally among the five of you, despite the fact that your meal cost only a fraction of theirs. Sighing, you hand over your credit card, feeling distinctly taken-advantage-of. Read More
New York City is trashy. Literally. Every day, the people living in the Big Apple produce hundreds of tons of trash—12,000 tons, according to GrowNYC, a nonprofit organization that strives to improve New York via environmental programs. That is enough trash each day to fill up the Empire State Building. The diesel trucks that carry Manhattan’s garbage rack up almost 8 million miles every year, which is the equivalent of driving more than 312 times around the earth. Read More