Written by Bill Morris on January 23, 2020
DOB violations are multiplying, but workarounds exist.
Written by Bill Morris on January 22, 2020
Landmarks Preservation Commission agrees to bend the rules.
Written by Sue Treiman on January 15, 2020
Meticulous facade work restores century-old building’s luster.
Written by Frank Lovece on September 26, 2014
Co-op boards have presidents. Usually. But sometimes they have a queen, who takes property by royal fiat and ensconces her heir, the prince.
Such was the case at 4 W. 105th Street, just off Central Park West in Manhattan Valley — a neighborhood that changed dramatically from gang-ridden to high-biddin' in the timeframe involved. Not that this six-story, 35-unit building, completed around 1900, has itself changed that much. Then and now, it's a co-op in the nonprofit Housing Development Fund Corporation (HDFC) program, created to provide affordable housing for low- and middle-income individuals. Yet until this past December, apartment 4A has stood outside the program — populated by missing individuals, people with aliases and even the queen herself when she illegally sublet her own apartment down the hall.
Written by Paula Chin on January 17, 2020
Master Apartments on Riverside Drive remains true to its past.
January 09, 2020
Fatal facade failure highlights risk of inadequate protection for pedestrians.
January 08, 2020
Sales are not final until a deposit is paid and a contract is signed.
January 07, 2020
Did pedestrian die because landlord denied access to repair crews?
December 27, 2019
An appraiser says “the market doesn’t care” about boards’ hoped-for prices.
December 23, 2019
Building owner, cited for unsafe terra cotta, paid fine but made no repairs.
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