THERE REALLY WERE TURTLES IN TURTLE BAY

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The area from 40th Street to 48th Street between Third Avenue and the river was originally know in 1639 as the Deutal Bay Farm and had a small bay with a prolific turtle population.  In 1868 it was covered over and the North garden of the United Nations now stands on the site.  Today this […]

All Around The Town

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ALL AROUND THE TOWN Ok. So you’ve decided to take the plunge and purchase a New York City apartment, but don’t have a clue where to look.  Over my years of experience as a real estate broker, I have found that the best approach is to make a list of priorities before you even go […]

Who Really Runs the Building?

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Most people assume that the board of directors runs the building. Actually the responsibilities for maintaining the building are usually divided between the board of directors and the managing agent. Both parties perform their functions with the advice and help of many support professionals. Typically the board establishes the policy and expenditures; and the managing […]

GOOD INTERACTION BETWEEN COOP BOARDS OF DIRECTORS AND SHAREHOLDERS

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Although it is frequently assumed that Coop Boards of Directors are totally responsible for all building decisions, typically they are assisted by a large group of professional consultants who not only guide them but also sometimes make the day to day decisions on their behalf.  When a shareholder has an issue or a proposal, it’s […]