2018 May
Focus on... Design

Design
2018 May Managing Interior Projects

Sometimes, even with the best of intentions, things go wrong. When it comes to a design project in a multifamily building, be it a lobby renovation, a roof deck build-out, or repainting the common hallways, the ‘wrong’ part can involve anyt…

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Design
2018 May The Value of Redecorating

There are plenty of reasons why a condominium, co-op or homeowners’ association might see fit to spruce up its common areas. Dated décor, seasonal inspiration, excess cash on-hand, or just sheer boredom with the current look all come to min…

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Design
2018 May Residential Architecture Trends

Through the ages, architecture and design have been symbols of evolution and change within societies. From the grandeur of the ancient world, to the Baroque and Romanesque masterpieces of the late Renaissance, and to the towering fancies of…

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Real Estate Trends
2018 May Basement Rooms

Architecture and design have changed a lot over the years. Considerations for ‘what-goes-where,’ are very different now than say, back in the Roaring Twenties, when so much of New York’s housing stock – and hence a large proportion of today…

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Law & Legislation
2018 May No More ‘Drive-By’ ADA Suits?

If the commercial storefronts in your building have steps, or are not otherwise handicap accessible, be warned: your building may be exposed to liability under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Disabled individuals h…

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Q&A
2018 May Q&A: Collecting Proxies

Q. I need to know if the president of the board (co-op) is allowed to collect proxies from other residents? The president stands in the parking lot and asks everyone if she can have their proxy. Then the night of the meeting to vote for b…

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Q&A
2018 May Q&A: Doggy Blues

Q. For at least 30 years, all residents (owners and tenants) have been using the front (main) door of our co-op buildings. Now our board of directors sent out an updated list of rules that says anyone walking or carrying a dog must use th…

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Q&A
2018 May Q&A: The Right to Know Who the Board Members Are

Q. I own a small co-op in Queens. For several years I had to sublet my apartment because I moved to Europe. I need to ask some questions to the co-op board but I am not getting any help from management. I basically wanted to know who the …

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