Monthly Archives: December 2011

New CO2 Requirement

Most of the carbon monoxide detectors installed more than five years ago will have to be replaced in the new year under legislation signed by the Mayor on Tuesday. The law requires building owners to replace units either within six … Continue reading

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More Shareholder Suits Likely

Co-op and condo sponsors could face more litigation after a Court of Appeals Ruling this week in Assured Guaranty (UK) Ltd., v. J. P. Morgan Investment Management Inc.  While the case had nothing to do with housing, it reversed a … Continue reading

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Zone Green

The City Planning Department began the formal review process this week for  Zone Green code changes that will allow walls to exceed FAR limits for insulation, and allow rooftop solar installation to go over height limits, as part of a … Continue reading

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No rain here

You can now buy an urban umbrella instead of an old-fashioned sidewalk shed. E-mail urbanumbrella@agenciegroup.com  to order one. Two constitutional cases on rent regulation were in the news this week.  The Queens League of United Tenants challenge to whether owners … Continue reading

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Kelly Appreciates Owner Support

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly thanked building owners and managers at last night’s ABO dinner for helping keep the city safe through the NYPD Shield program for reporting suspicious activities. If you see something, say something. Kelly was awarded ABO’s 2011 … Continue reading

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