Category: Exterior

Exterior
Scaffolding

In a flurry of activity last December, many local news organizations, including The New York Times , Crains, and CBS local news ran stories about the overwhelming number of scaffolds surrounding buildings in all five boroughs of New …

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2017 March Vendor Relationships

If you’re a co-op, condo or HOA board member or manager, you have to deal with vendors and service providers constantly; it’s a routine part of the day-to-day running of any building or association. There are always inspections to be done, …

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Green Roofs: A Primer

With the bitter chill of winter finally giving way to the thaw, it’s come time again for green things to start shooting up from the ground and make the world a nicer place to live in. It isn’t just the ground where things grow though, over …

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2016 March Capital Funding and the Law

From time to time, every co-op or condo community has to undertake big capital improvement projects—perhaps a total window replacement, roof repairs, an elevator overhaul, or major exterior renovations.  The laws and regulations that deal …

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2016 March Facade Safety

Whether a building is six stories or sixty, ensuring that its façade is architecturally sound is a paramount concern shared by New York City regulators, boards and managers alike. Why? Loose bricks and crumbling debris could cause property …

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2016 March Cleaning Windows

Even after the rain is gone, you may still not be able to see clearly—if your windows haven’t been washed lately, that is. Even if you have the greatest views in the entire complex and your windows are dirty, your views might as well be a b…

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2016 March Maintaining Roofs

A building’s roof serves as the first line of defense against whatever the skies throw at its inhabitants—wind, rain and blazing sun, even snow and ice in some climates—so it’s crucial for that roof to be sound and well maintained. All it t…

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2015 March Heavy Metal

The Dakota co-op building is one of the most iconic New York City apartment buildings, home to many cultural luminaries, including the late, legendary singer-songwriter John Lennon. But what makes the Dakota—along with many other historic …

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