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Articles about "Co-ops"

  • The Paradox of HDFC Affordable Housing By Nikko Espina | March 24, 2016

    HDFC apartments are the most unique and selective form of affordable housing.

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  • Open House Roundup: Saturday and Sunday, 11/07–11/08 By Serena Horrigan | November 06, 2015

    Enjoy this unseasonably warm weekend by visiting our luxury open houses in Williamsburg, the West Village, and Turtle Bay!

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  • What Should You Rent? By Ilana Yoneshige | April 13, 2015

    Use this flowchart to help you decide what to rent! And for some mild amusement.

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  • What Kind of Home Ownership Is Right For You? By Ilana Yoneshige | April 08, 2015

    Buying a new place can be scary. Use this simple graphic to help you make the right decision.

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  • Make Sure You Can Answer These Questions During Your Co-op Interview By Nalyse Seymore | March 31, 2015

    Rules for being accepted into a co-op building: less is best, honesty is a good policy, quietness is the best policy and neutrality for personal questions.

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  • Co-op Board Problems: Being Accepted in Many Ways By Nalyse Seymore | March 27, 2015

    A co-op board interview can be a daunting process. Board members are shareholders interested in financial, structural upkeep of the building and community.

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  • Combine Units and Stretch Your Legs By Jonathan Tuason | April 24, 2014

    Though New York living generally implies tight square footage, many of the city’s residents have given themselves more breathing room by buying out multiple, adjacent units.

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  • New Study Shows that Non-smoking Buildings Cost Less to Maintain By Stephanie Spencer | June 01, 2012

    A recent study published by the American Journal of Public Health found that smoke-free rental apartments prove beneficial to landlords by being cheaper to maintain, according to BrickUnderground. This study and continuing debates on whether or not smoking should be allowed in apartment buildings may slowly begin putting a damper on residents who like to smoke cigarettes while at home. The study, which briefly focused on the statistics of non-smoking rental expenses in California, showed that 1 in 3 rental buildings throughout the state did not allow smoking in apartments, therefore on average $5,000 was saved per year.

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  • Chelsea Residents Upset About Tourist Congestion Near The High Line By Stephanie Spencer | May 25, 2012

    Since the first section of The High Line Park was constructed in June of 2009, local apartment residents of the West Chelsea area have found it difficult tolerating the number of tourists cluttering the streets on a daily basis. The park, built upon a freight train line, has caused regular activities such as grocery shopping and bike riding to be disrupted by tourists photographing the park and walking the streets. Tourists have caused such a scuffle, in fact, that angry flyers have been posted throughout the Chelsea area urging tourists to “act accordingly--in the way that your morals or religion or general human consideration would dictate.” The rant continues by saying that “West Chelsea is not Times Square. It is not a tourist attraction,” bringing to light the tense relationship between New Yorkers and New York City tourists. 

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