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Design
2019 May Alteration Agreements

So, you want to renovate your kitchen.  You’ve chosen your tile, cabinetry, and fixtures. You’ve gotten bids from several contractors, and are ready to dig in and overhaul the whole space.  But not so fast. You live in a co-op.  You need b…

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2019 May Design by Committee

Every member of a community association has a vested interest in the appearance of their property, both inside and out. Residents see the inside of their building every day, so it matters that it’s visually appealing. Equally importantly, t…

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Extell Launches Sales at Central Park Tower

Manhattan's Billionaire's Row is going to get a little bit crowded. Curbed reported this past Monday that developer Extell Development Company announced that it has officially launched sales for the supertall Central Park Tower developm…

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A Port of Import

While Manhattan still commands the lion's share of attention for its luxury real estate market, skip a stone across the Hudson and you'll find a development that aims to give it a run for its money. Port Imperial, an expansive $2 billion…

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Green Walls Bring Nature Inside Your Home

For as long as there have been houses, there have been houseplants. Now landscape architects and technology have joined forces to offer the ultimate in indoor botany: the living wall.   Known alternately as a green wall, or even living art…

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Revisiting Passive House Building

In April of 2017, The Cooperator  examined the passive house building standard that, according to the Passive House Institute U.S. website , follows a set of design principles to achieve energy efficiency in a structure–or as the orga…

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Condo Restoration Nabs 2018 Moses Award

Every year, the New York Landmarks Conservancy holds its Moses Awards – named after local philanthropist Lucy G. Moses – to honor outstanding achievement in preservation projects. A project team behind a facade preservation and rest…

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2018 May Residential Architecture Trends

Through the ages, architecture and design have been symbols of evolution and change within societies. From the grandeur of the ancient world, to the Baroque and Romanesque masterpieces of the late Renaissance, and to the towering fancies of…

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