2004 Mar
Focus on... Market Review And Forecast

Organizations
2004 Mar Community Board 7

Start thinking of the ideal places to live in the city and there's a good chance that the Upper West Side will come to mind pretty quickly. It's generally thought of as one of the most desirable neighborhoods in Manhattan, thanks to its qu…

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Buying & Selling
2004 Mar The Market Strikes Back

Now that 2003, which opened with political strife and closed with one of the worst winters on record, is over, brokers are looking ahead and eagerly anticipating another strong year in 2004. An improved economy and enticingly low interest …

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Mar A Year of Mega-Mergers

The last couple of years have been big ones for the residential real estate industry here in the city; not just in terms of square feet moved and dollars made, but in terms of mergers and acquisitions among some of New York's biggest, most…

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Buying & Selling
2004 Mar Showing People the Way Home

Sheila Lokitz came to New York 16 years ago with a career change in mind. Moving from Los Angeles to work in the garment industry, she knew that New York was different from other places and she wanted to be a part of it. As much as anythin…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Mar So What's New in New York?

If you've noticed a lot of new scaffolding and safety netting going up throughout the city, you may be onto something. 2003 and 2004 are setting up to be substantial years for new residential development. The very nature of developmen…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Mar On the Drawing Board

A new wave of condominium and co-op construction is sweeping Manhattan as dozens of new projects attest, with thousands of new co-op and condominium units being marketed to hungry buyers. One Morton Square 600 Washington Street (at Mort…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Mar Real Estate Market Review

Amid fears about the sagging economy and war in the Middle East, the New York real estate market started slowly at the beginning of 2003. But in true New York fashion, the market rebounded nicely and by the summer months was thriving. By y…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Mar The Cooperator's 17th Annual Expo

It's that time again - time to mark the date of The Cooperator's Annual Co-op and Condo Expo on your calendar, get registered, and prepare for a full day of information, networking, new products, engaging seminars, and (of course) freebies…

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Real Estate Trends
2004 Mar The Comfort of Concierge Services

Whether you're moving to Manhattan from another state or country, or just moving to another apartment in a new neighborhood or borough, finding the right schools, churches, dentists, doctors, plumbers, electricians or other service profess…

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Neighborhoods
2004 Mar The Long and Short of It

It all started with a man and a dream. The man was William H. Reynolds, a young tycoon and New York's youngest state senator at only 24 years old. The dream was to turn an unsung barrier island in Nassau County into the next playground for…

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Interior
2004 Mar Your Eyes on the World

While environmental laws have improved air quality, grit, grime and grunge continue to mask the windows of most New Yorkers. This aesthetic blur can change a tenant's disposition as well as alter how a building is perceived by a passerby's…

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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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Law & Legislation
2004 Mar Understanding Mechanics' Liens

Co-op and condo boards often become involved in disputes with contractors and subcontractors who perform work either on the building's common areas, or within individual apartments for a shareholder or unit owner. A mechanic's lien and lie…

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Interior
2004 Mar Fumes and Formaldehyde

Everyone knows the air in New York isn't the best stuff in the world to breathe. But what most people don't know is that the indoor environment is often more polluted and toxic than the world outdoors. In fact, a recent EPA study found tha…

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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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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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