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Boards can expect pushback when move-out fees get too ambitious.

An Art Deco Co-op Burnishes Its Brand

Written by Bill Morris on April 08, 2021

Lenox Hill, Manhattan

A name on the awning is just the beginning of a building's brand.

Gramercy House condop is getting ready for the future with a green roof.

Co-op and condo residents push back against shelters in posh hoods.

First-quarter Manhattan sales jump by 30% over the end of last year.

Modular units turn on and off according to demand, cutting waste.

Tools have an unknowable number of unintended uses.

Denis Leary was with me when we had an authentic New York moment across from the Hayden Planetarium. I was doing a short segment with him that was part of an online campaign we did. We had a permit.

So I have this camera guy and Denis is dressed as [his movie character] Police Captain George Stacy. And I'm asking him questions and he's talking about how he needs help, how the public has to help him to find Spider-Man.

A guy comes out of the building: sneakers, shorts, all sweaty, athletically obnoxious Wall Street type. Very New York. He's saying to me, "Why are you filming in front of my building? I'm the chairman of the board of this building!" It was a co-op on the Upper West Side.

Looming penalties for carbon emissions should be on every board’s radar.

Building management system upgrade brings the Apthorp up to date.

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