Category: Community Living

Buildings
Facade Inspections

You see them up all over the city - scaffolding, sidewalk sheds, and other indicators that facade work is being carried out overhead. But what leads up to the erecting of these structures? What do building inspectors look for when they exam…

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Community Living
Get on Board!

One of the conundrums of co-op and condo life is how to keep members involved and interested in the governance of their building or association. Many residents are delighted to own, but less than excited to  participate. That lack of enga…

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Organizations
SEIU-32BJ Gives Amazon HQ an OK

Amid the buzz and controversy surrounding Amazon's selection of Long Island City as the site for the online retailing giant's newest headquarters, at least one major group is welcoming the move with open arms. SEIU-32BJ, the labor union …

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Real Estate Trends
Amazon Backlash Whiplash

Last week, the usually-feuding Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio actually agreed on something. The two appeared at a joint press conference to celebrate a deal to bring Amazon to Long Island City, as part of a long-in-the…

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Real Estate Trends
Library and Condo Clash

Look around any busy subway car, or row of park benches on a balmy day, and you'll see New Yorkers of all stripes reading all kinds of media; novels, nonfiction, news, you name it. This is a city that appreciates literature. It's also a…

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