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Renovating the Lobby: War or Peace?

Written by Marianne Schaefer on April 10, 2019

Scarsdale, Westchester County

A Scarsdale co-op board went its own way when redoing the lobby.

John Bonito has a particular fondness for 209 Garth Road in Scarsdale. Like a first love, that address is tied into his early years as a property manager. No wonder: Although he had lived there in the 1970s, the 99-unit, Tudor-style building, call Thornycroft, became something else in 1981. It was his first co-op client.

"Garth Road was an area with a lot of older buildings that were rent-controlled," he recalls. "You could see it was deteriorating."

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