Category: Community Living

Organizations
2004 Jun The People in Charge

Every New Yorker knows the face of their mayor. But the faces they might not recognize are those of their city council members, a group that wields more power than most state legislatures. Fifty-one individuals make up the New York City Co…

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Neighborhoods
2004 May Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

There was a saying in the 1950s that went, "Southampton for the sporting rich; Bridgehampton for the nearly rich; East Hampton for the filthy rich," and while the saying may hold more true than not, there's more to the Hamptons tha…

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Neighborhoods
2004 May The Hamptons

While most full-time residents of New York City love their big, scrappy town, sometimes the crowded streets, the cacophony of aromas and sounds that waft from restaurants and apartments, and the hectic pace - particularly in the summer mon…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Apr Beauty in the Bronx

Situated in the far northwest section of the Bronx, Riverdale is bounded on the west by the Hudson River and the north by the Westchester County line but to many it feels like a suburban enclave within the city. Marked by a landscape …

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Organizations
2004 Apr Inside the Department of Buildings

A number of smaller bureaus and special task forces operate under the control and guidance of the DOB. Some have direct contact with residents, while others interact primarily with contractors, tradespersons, and legal professionals. B…

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Organizations
2004 Apr Obeying the Code

The Byzantine bureaucracy of New York City's government offices can often seem impenetrable; a warren of offices, commissions, departments, and boards designed more to thwart than to help. While the sheer size of New York insures that the …

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Apr The Cooperator's

Record crowds turned out for  The Cooperator's 17th Annual Co-op and Condo Expo , March 18th, at the Hilton New York & Towers. Even some morning snow showers failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the more than 4,000 attendees, whose rank…

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Buying & Selling
2004 Mar Going to Market

Shopping is not a spectator sport. At almost any level, from books to stocks to brokers, it involves fulfilling desires, meeting needs, negotiating price and choosing suppliers. There is no guarantee of success, and as the price of the pur…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Mar Power Brokerages

1. Prudential Douglas Elliman (acquired Douglas Elliman) , 2,400 agents, Manhattan, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, Long Island and The Hamptons, Total Sales Volume: $6.5 Billion. 2. Terra Holdings, (Brown Harris Stevens, Halstead, Halstead/Fe…

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Organizations
2004 Mar NYARM

What do you call an organization whose membership includes property managers, plumbers, electricians, security companies, glass specialists and attorneys? You call it diverse, far-reaching, and multifaceted - but you could also call it the…

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