Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 31, 2019
New book says an air-tight skin is the place to begin retrofits.
October 29, 2019
Seven years after Hurricane Sandy, more than 80 percent are uninsured.
Written by Bendix Anderson on June 19, 2019
Address mold and hazardous materials immediately after a fire or flood.
Written by Bill Morris on January 09, 2018
Federal government redrawing flood maps in "block-by-block" battle.
Written by Lisa L. Colangelo on January 25, 2017
A $46.1 million federal grant for a co-op ravaged by Hurricane Sandy
November 16, 2016
Dayton Beach Park is mulling exit from Mitchell-Lama program.
Written by Matthew Hall on October 19, 2016
Lawsuit seeks to prevent “zombie” condos on the Rockaway Peninsula.
Written by Tom Soter on November 06, 2012
Co-op and condominium managing agents throughout the region continue to cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, even as a new storm is predicted for Wednesday, November 7.
Peter Lehr, the director of management at Kaled, reported that Birchwood on the Green, a 334-unit co-op in Oakdale, Suffolk County, on Long Island, was hard hit by the storm: “The power went out and we have to deal with [the building’s] sewage treatment plant. We were scrambling around to get the power up and running, at least to the sewage treatment plant. They got power back in the complex Friday — that’s three or four days without it — and our environmental team has been monitoring the situation because you’ve got to make sure that the [sewage plant] chemicals are balanced right. [If they’re not,] Suffolk County will come in and violate you.”
September 11, 2014
Shore View Condominiums, 20 units in seven seaside buildings in Rockaway Beach, Queens, was hammered by superstorm Sandy. And though the complex suffered nearly $250,000 in damage to its entranceways and basements, including residential areas, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, recalls board president Janie Simmons, "said they don't help condos." That isn't quite accurate since FEMA indeed helped countless co-op and condo apartment owners find emergency shelter, and gave them money to do emergency repairs. But she is correct in that FEMA by law is not allowed to grant funds to condo and co-op boards to fix common areas.
Written by Tom Soter on January 08, 2013
The first signs were little things. Storefronts with wood instead of glass in their picture windows. Then the signs became more pronounced: trees upended, their roots exposed like some kind of garish sculpture; buildings with huge gashes in their façades; and a series of strange-looking poles on the beach that had, once upon a time, been supports for the boardwalk, now blown away by superstorm Sandy.
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