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NEW ROCHELLE

The. Worst. Corrosion. Ever.

Written by Marianne Schaefer on October 24, 2018

New Rochelle, Westchester County

New Rochelle co-op board is tackling a very unpleasant surprise.

How to Ease a Parking Squeeze

Written by Paula Chin on October 14, 2016

New Rochelle

A New Rochelle co-op board’s unconventional thinking solves a lot of problems.

So many cars, so few parking spaces, so what’s a board to do?

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.

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