Monthly Archives: August 2012

Can’t Say We’ll Miss Him

Right after we hit Send on last week’s News Update, State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver announced that he was stripping Vito Lopez of his chairmanship of the Assembly Housing Committee because of sexual harassment complaints. Since then, the story has … Continue reading

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Nailed it

Carpenters union officials Wednesday agreed to a new contract calling for a 17 percent pay hike over three years, but including a controversial full mobility provision that allows contactors to choose which workers to hire instead of union picks. The … Continue reading

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The Future

ABO will present a free seminar on “The Future of Management” at The New York Association of Realty Managers annual Building Management Expo, September 12th in the Hotel Pennsylvania at 7th Avenue and 33rd Street. A complimentary buffet lunch, courtesy … Continue reading

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Plumbers Have a Code

The City Plumbing Code was amended this month, almost. The Council and Mayor approved a triennial update to conform with International Construction Code changes since the Code’s adoption, but the new rules won’t go into effect until the entire Building … Continue reading

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We Won

We won. ABO yesterday received the NAHB Executive Officers Council Association Excellence Award for Best Electronic Publication: ABO News Update. Dan Margulies accepted the award at the NAHB Association Leadership Institute in New Orleans. Are you reading this? Please click … Continue reading

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Older Can Be Better

The first reports on residential energy benchmarking indicate that older buildings are more efficient than new ones and that the worst performing neighborhoods seem to correlate with high asthma rates — which may correlate with poverty and/or public housing and/or … Continue reading

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Help the kids

Several ABO members have already responded to our appeal on behalf of the Ronald McDonald House of New York, and by now you should all have received the letter from President Michael Kerr and President Emeritus Jerry Belson explaining our … Continue reading

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