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2017 September The Challenge of Small Spaces

Unless you call a sprawling Wyoming cattle ranch home, chances are that in your life, space comes at a premium. And while living in close quarters in places like New York City is often fodder for jokes, the problem of not enough space (or t…

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Maximize Your Rooftop Space

The mere ability to access one's rooftop in New York City is a cause to be celebrated. Especially in the sweltering summer months, the ability to escape a cramped hot apartment and look out upon the town from a breezy perch, get some sun, o…

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How to Make the Most of a Small Kitchen Space

Home cooks often dream of large rambling kitchens filled with restaurant-quality equipment; six burner stoves; double ovens; industrial strength dishwashers that scrape the crud right off the pots; and sub-zero refrigerator freezers with hy…

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2017 January Design Trends

New York is and has always been a city that celebrates reinvention and change, and that storied reputation has attracted generations of tastemakers. Interior design is one of the city’s largest talent pools and taking advantage of this valu…

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2016 November Design on a Dime

Alyssa and her fiancé are on the hunt for a condo in Brooklyn. They came into the process with their wish list (in-unit washer and dryer, hardwood floors, lots of light) and their must-have list (two bedrooms, one bath and something more th…

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2016 September Green Walls and Other Spaces

With rising awareness among everyday people about climate change, global warming, and the ever-more-pressing need to be smarter and more conservation-minded when it comes to energy and the environment has come some exciting innovations in l…

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2016 August Well-Appointed Common Spaces

Just as the ways in which we socialize have changed in recent years, so too have the spaces in which that socializing has traditionally been done. Common spaces and amenities in multifamily buildings and condo associations have evolved to s…

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2016 July Green Design

Everyone who plays a role in designing and building or maintaining and operating cooperatives and condominiums, from architects and construction contractors to developers and owners, property managers and board members, is well familiar wit…

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Bike Storage

For the last decade or so, newly constructed residential buildings have featured all kinds of novel amenities, from simple but unexpected to the opulent and extravagant — and it shows no signs of slowing down. “ There’s an amenities …

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2016 May Design Committees

When you lived alone, designing your space was easy. You went to the paint store, selected your favorite colors, came home and did the deed. But then you got married, and decorating got a little trickier. Every design decision had to get ap…

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