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WESTCHESTER COUNTY

“If you’re not suing your municipality, you’re not doing your job.”

New bill also seeks to increase transparency and end discrimination.

The Super Who Became a Property Manager

Written by Bill Morris on December 07, 2017

Westchester County

Running buildings is in Brian Scally’s DNA.

Governing documents can protect boards against questionable claims.

Savings from large solar installation pay for new boilers and more.

Doubling-up parking spaces boosts a co-op's bottom line.

Who’s responsible for cleaning nests out of heating and air-conditioning vents?

Foreclosure is the last thing a shareholder or board wants.

The shareholders at The Homestead, a co-op at 80 East Hartsdale Avenue in Westchester County, were pleased with the makeover at their 165-unit building. Then, at about 1:30 on a cold morning in February, an out-of-control car did a little renovation of its own, crashing into the railing surrounding the outside of the building, breaking it and sending pieces flying onto the deck plaza, into the canopy and the newly installed black metal entry doors to the building, seriously damaging them.

“Thank God, no one was hurt,” says board president Clementine Carbo. “It was a mess.”

 

Mold can grow very quickly. Before you know it, tiny spores can become large problems. Health issues caused or worsened by mold exposure include allergy attacks, respiratory infections, and asthma. Those dangers worried the board at Park Knoll, a 228-unit garden apartment complex in Westchester County built 62 years ago. It faced a possible mold threat after two of the fifteen buildings on the twelve-and-a-half-acre site were seriously damaged by fire.

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