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Add Religious Garb and Facial Hair to List of Employee Rights

Written by Andrew I. Bart on September 24, 2019

New York State

New law seeks to block another form of employer discrimination.

State Lifts Cap on Application Fees for Co-ops and Condos

Written by Bill Morris on September 18, 2019

New York State

Coalition forming to push back against new tenant protection law.

When an engineer examines a building or contractor starts work, they tend not to find pots of gold within the walls —they're much more likely to find hidden deteriorating. Shore Road, a 60-unit co-op built in 1927 in New Rochelle, N.Y., encountered this scenario. With two entrances — one at 485 Pelham Road, the other at 5 Circuit Road — a fairly small renovation project turned into a much larger endeavor.

The original project called for the upgrade of several balconies that sat along the front of the building. The initial contract was $100,000 for balcony repairs and a new coat of paint, but that figure has now become $350,000.

$280 million for storage of electricity for use during peak demand.

The Best Defense Against a Charge of Defamation

Written by Victor M. Metsch on February 21, 2019

Tarrytown, New York State

Truth and opinion have a place in board elections, malice does not.

Cost of Rangers’ tickets and strip clubs were passed along to homebuyers.

The Clock Is Ticking on Preparing Conflict-of-Interest Reports

Written by Marianne Schaefer on December 20, 2018

New York State

New law places confusing demands on co-op and condo boards.

Ambitious plan to produce all electricity from renewable sources by 2040.

U.S. Rep. John Faso decries New York's one-of-a-kind law.

Batteries Cut Energy Costs, Provide Backup During Blackouts

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 17, 2018

Ossining, New York State

Co-ops and condos could benefit from advances in storage batteries.

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