November 2014, Vol 34, No 11
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- 12.17.2014 EBMG Outlines Winter Heating Regulations for Residential Buildings Excel Bradshaw Management Group has released a video breaking down heating regulations for residential buildings in New York City so that co-op and condo boards can make sure residents are kept warm all winter. [Habitat]
- 11.12.14 Kips Bay Condo Owners Don’t Want Bike Lane By Their Door, So They’re Suing Kips Bay condo owners sue NYC DOT over a short, very useful connection linking the East Side Greenway and the First Avenue bike lane. [StreetsBlog NYC]
- 10.22.14 432 Park Is Officially New York City's Tallest Apartment Building At 1,396 feet, luxury condominium arguably the tallest building in New York City at 1,396 feet [Business Insider]
- 10.14.14 A Home for Creativity in East Harlem A shuttered school is converted to a living and working space for artists as a hedge against gentrification [Crain's]
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From the outside, the structure of a condo or co-op building may appear to be monolithic; just one big piece of brick and steel, punctuated with some glass here and there. That's an oversimplification, however. A multifamily building is perhaps more like a human body, with a multitude of organs and moving parts working together to keep the building healthy and vibrant. From the roof to the boiler and all points between, ensuring that systems are operating efficiently is a continual challenge. Read More
The rarely stated—but all too well understood—Murphy’s Law for Boilers—asserts that if your boiler quits working, it will do so on Christmas or New Year’s Eve, or at 4:45 p.m. on the coldest day of the year. With some planning, though, that broken-down boiler won’t be yours on those inopportune frigid days. An association’s management and staff can head off a worst-case scenario by scheduling regular maintenance and keeping an educated eye on the whole system. Read More
Of all the modern conveniences we take for granted, perhaps none is as profoundly basic—and indispensable—as indoor plumbing. Carrying fresh water into our homes and taking waste water away, the pipes in our condo or co-op buildings are the fine line that separates us from our not-too-distant (also very aromatic and very unsanitary) urban past. When plumbing fails, it doesn’t take long to realize just how much we depend on it. Read More
Property managers know that whether they're running a small, contained walk-up building, a multi-unit high rise, or a sprawling condo development in the suburbs, materials, capital and personnel all fall under their administrative jurisdiction. Read More