It's a sad fact that the artisans and craftspeople who created some of the most
beautiful, distinctive interior and exterior architectural elements for New
York's residential buildings are an endangered species. The proliferation of
Walls are the only separation between you and your neighbors when you live in a
densely-populated area like Manhattan, and sometimes, it feels like privacy
goes out the window. People hear their next-door neighbors talking, footsteps
Call it the Ikea-fication of America. It seems that more and more people are
getting interested in design, especially when it comes to their own home. In
decades past, household furniture and decorations didn't vary a whole lot.
It many circles it’s considered socially or politically correct to “go green” when embarking on new construction projects or updating an existing property.
Cost-saving initiatives include solar roofs, energy-efficient lighting and
The earliest windows were literally holes in walls—maybe covered by animal skins, if the owner was ambitious, or the weather was
chilly—and were useful only for allowing a little air and light into the living space.
Whether indoors or out, few design elements are as dramatic and arresting as a
waterfall or fountain. According to the blog The Bowery Boys, the very first
decorative fountain in New York City was the City Hall fountain, unveiled on
Whether you live in a towering mid-block high-rise or a sprawling suburban
development, landscaping not only helps a co-op, condo or HOA increase and
retain property values, but has a positive impact on residents themselves—beautiful, f…
Curb appeal provides that first impression, the attention-grabbing feature that
all condominium and co-op properties strive for. In New York City, curb appeal
usually starts with colorful flowers or planters out front that may reflect t…
You’ve got the perfect couple looking into buying a condo in your building. And they
love everything about the unit.
But here’s the catch—they also love everything about another building’s unit. They can’t decide which to buy. …
Say your building has some extra, unused space—perhaps in the basement, or on the ground floor near the doorman’s station. What to do with it?
Two words: Storage. Lockers.
If you already have storage lockers, install mor…