2002 Apr
Focus on... Exterior Maintenance

Exterior
2002 Apr The Long Arm of Local Law 11

We all know what happens to our bodies as they age: things shift, material consistencies change, and gravity begins to assert itself. The same is true of the buildings we live in. As time marches on, brick and mortar deteriorate under envir…

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Exterior
2002 Apr More Than Just a Pretty Face

No two ways about it–appearance counts, and chances are when you decided to buy into your building, part of your decision was based on whether the building appealed to your eye. Now you and your fellow board members find that the passage of…

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Exterior
2002 Apr Living in a Landmark

New York City has over 80 historic districts featuring unique styles of design, exceptional attention to cultural details, and hand-painted or hand-carved architectural embellishments. Of course, a lot of these historic gems are homes to mo…

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Neighborhoods
2002 Apr Castles in the Sky

There is a full-sized English manor perched on a rooftop on East 41st Street, overlooking land that used to be awash in beer and blood. You can’t really tell from the street, of course, but if you can manage to get access to one of the roo…

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Design
2002 Apr Green For Green

"Ahhh. That’s lovely." We all like those attractive pink blossoms, the intricately shaped shrubbery, the tulips that burst from a planter on the sidewalk. Something about landscaping, in our minds, takes the American, white-picket-fence dre…

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Real Estate Trends
2002 Apr The Cooperator's Co-op & Condo Expo

The Cooperator’s 15th annual Co-op and Condo Expo, which took place February 25 at the New York Hilton, provided a unique opportunity for prospective co-op and condo buyers, shareholders and unit owners, real estate brokers, board members…

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Finance
2002 Apr Getting What You Deserve

In recognition of their service to their country, veterans of the United States Armed Forces are entitled to an extensive system of benefits. Unfortunately, many veterans are not aware of the full extent of these benefits and don’t take ful…

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Interior
2002 Apr A Bug's Life

Although spring ushers in a host of good things–like warm weather, longer days, and lower heating bills–the season also brings with it a proliferation of critters, not all of them welcome. Unfortunately, most condo and co-op dwellers ar…

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Finance
2002 Apr Where the Money Comes From

As residential properties in the metropolitan area begin to show the wear and tear that comes with age, properties in need of façade repairs and other exterior renovations to comply with Local Law 11 are scrambling to find financing for the…

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Board Operations
2002 Apr It's Court Day

There’s no question that the Internet has revolutionized the way the world communicates. E-mail has become such an integral part of our lives and work, it’s hard to imagine how anybody got anything done without it. Fast and convenient a…

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