Probation, not jail, for engineer who faked fatal building inspection report.
August 05, 2016
Appeals court rules that unit-owners are not responsible in a personal injury lawsuit.
July 07, 2016
Having a stake in the building might be the best criterion for board service.
June 28, 2016
How far can a co-op board go to keep the building secure?
Written by Matthew Hall on June 10, 2016
“Compassionate” financing was the key to success for one co-op.
Written by Paula Chin on May 20, 2016
Community rooms in co-ops and condos are morphing from frumpy to fabulous.
May 19, 2016
Discrimination case ends with court ordering apartment sold for $12.5 million.
April 29, 2016
You do the math.
April 22, 2016
The century-old Belnord will be the neighborhood’s second priciest condo.
Written by Tom Soter on March 02, 2016
For president Eric Walsh and other members of the activist board at 252 West 85th Street, a 10-story co-op, it was a double play: by converting the building’s heating system from oil to gas, the board could not only save energy, it could also free up space, possibly for a gym or a meeting room.
For Peter Varsalona, a partner in RAND Engineering & Architecture, the relatively straightforward job of converting the heating system ended up as a waiting game with Con Ed. Approval by the utility for the conversion would be the culmination of a 16-month adventure to cut energy costs and add an amenity. “It takes a very long time for a building to get gas service in these conversions,” Varsalona says. “You pretty much have to do everything and then wait for Con Ed.”
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