Category: Community Living

Real Estate Trends
Fitting in Fitness

The most popular amenity by far in apartment communities—whether co-op, condo, or rental—is a gym. Even in small buildings, where space for extras is at a premium, boards look for ways to add a fitness room somewhere, anywhere, they can wed…

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Buying & Selling
Ten Years of NYC Home Sales

amNewYork gives the borough-by-borough breakdown of residential sales over the last decade as the 2010s come to a close. Overall, the city saw real estate prices increase between the first quarter of 2010 and the fourth quarter of 2019,…

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Buying & Selling
Sell vs. Sublet

As the New York co-op and condo markets continue to cool, the question for many a would-be seller is whether to absorb the contraction is prices, or to rent out their unit and wait for the market to make a comeback. The answer may be conti…

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Real Estate Trends
Major Building Construction Projects

Most buildings will have to undergo some kind of exterior or facade-related work at some point in their useful lives - it's inevitable. But sometimes those projects can be noisy, dusty, and disruptive to not just the building being worked o…

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Buildings
DOB Expedites New Façade Inspection Rules

After 60-year-old architect Erica Tishman was tragically killed the week before Christmas by loose material falling from a building façade near Times Square, the New York Department of Buildings (DOB) is expediting changes to its façade ins…

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Neighborhoods
Is Your View a Property Right?

Along with other major criteria (location, square-footage, 'light,' 'air,' etc.) a good view from one or more windows can be a big selling point for an apartment. In fact, many a buyer has purchased their unit based on the view. Some will e…

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Real Estate Trends
Small Building Challenges

Like people, co-op and condo buildings come in all shapes and sizes, and have different personalities and tastes. Regardless of size however, all buildings face similar challenges – coping with ever-increasing numbers of deliveries, for exa…

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Buying & Selling
From Charity to Luxury

A former Salvation Army distribution center at 26 Quincy Street in Brooklyn's Clinton Hill neighborhood is slated to be internally renovated into a 49 condominium units by development partners Loktech Group and Meral Property Group. The par…

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