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Use Six Arguments to Beat Sanitation Violations

One big headache for many owners is getting hit with violations from the city’s Department of Sanitation (DOS). These violations include not keeping the sidewalk in front of your building clean, not sweeping 18 inches into the street, and not properly maintaining garbage receptacles. And now that DOS has raised the minimum base fine for  Full Article…

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A Burning Issue: Smoking Bans in Private Apartments?

By Hillary Pember The late 1990s saw a surge of nationwide smoking restrictions put into effect. State by state, legislation banning smoking in various settings was proposed and passed into law. With varying amounts of resistance and controversy, workplaces, shops, theaters, restaurants and bars in a growing number of cities—including New York City—all went smoke-free. More  Full Article…

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Q & A: Rent-Controlled Tenant in a Condo Conversion The New York Times

By JAY ROMANO Published: September 14, 2012 Q. What are the rights of a rent-controlled tenant who will not be buying in a building being converted to condominium ownership? Will owning a weekend home have an impact? A.  Leonard H. Ritz, a Manhattan co-op and condominium lawyer, said that if this is a noneviction condominium conversion (as  Full Article…

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Money (That’s What I Want),Habitat

The 16-unit East Village co-op has come a long way. Many shareholders have been there from its days as a down-and-out rental building, through its conversion to a Housing Development Fund Corporation property to the present. Now, as a strong, self-managed co-op in a hot neighborhood, the prices of apartments have skyrocketed. The shareholders are  Full Article…

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What a Revolting Development

By S. Jhoanna Robledo Published In 2004, Meggan Berley and her husband, empty-nesters in Dobbs Ferry, ditched their longtime rental  and bought a new condominium on Spencer Street in Brooklyn. Then the headaches began. On movein day, the floors weren’t finished and the kitchen cabinets had no doors. The Berleys lived amid construction for weeks. Then  Full Article…

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Foaming Over Washing Machines?

By Adam Leitman Bailey Q.  In our Queens co-op (containing 68 apartments) we do not allow laundry washing machines. A few owners have had them from years back, others have recently renovated and installed washing machines in their apartments. This causes unacceptable foaming and backed up pipes in units above and below and bad bleach  Full Article…

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