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Two months after a fatal accident, inspectors’ performance rated “poor.”

Tragic accident could add to burgeoning regs on elevator safety.

A Good Doorman Is Hard to Find

Written by Bill Morris on June 27, 2019

Kips Bay, Manhattan

Through 45 years of service, Julian Muscat became family at Victoria House.

Switching from heat to air-conditioning before May 31 is against the law.

A Mitchell-Lama Co-op Keeps Its Options Open

Written by Bill Morris on January 16, 2019

Kips Bay, Manhattan

Co-op can go to market rate without paying prepayment penalty.

Bookkeeping Goes High Tech

Written by Lisa Prevost on October 16, 2017

Kips Bay, Manhattan

Boards can say goodbye to stacks of invoices with a simple click.

A Kips Bay co-op gets a boost from cogen, while a Rockaways co-op scores a record block grant.

Kips Bay Co-op Finds Energy Nirvana

Written by Jennifer V. Hughes on January 13, 2017

Kips Bay

Cogen brings energy savings without depleting reserves or inflating maintenance.

Boards need to ease the inconvenience for all residents.

Managing agent Maria Auletta of FirstService Residential recalls walking into the boiler room of the 162-unit Tracy Towers at 245 East 24th Street about a year ago. She was the new agent for the building and was floored to see such a clean boiler room. "It says a lot about the leadership of the building," she observes. "I've been in property management for ten years and most boiler rooms are average at best. They have to be somewhat clean — but at Tracy Towers, you can eat off the floor. It's that impressive." In comparison, Auletta remembers walking through a boiler room at a different building and seeing water bugs so big that she left the room. "No one wants to go into [those types of] boiler rooms," she observes. Because shareholders rarely see the boiler room, it can easily become a mess. In fact, its appearance can reflect on how the super does his job.

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