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How to Meet Your NYC Neighbors: For the Tech Savvy and Digitally Enthralled

Posted on Wednesday April 06, 2016

There are few things these days that an app can't help us find - from dining options to book clubs to fitness trainers, even - which is especially helpful given our robust calendars and the fast-paced lives we live as New Yorkers. Whether you're a newcomer to this big city, or a long time resident of the Big Apple looking to forge neighborly connections with likeminded locals in your area there may be online tools to meet your needs. Here’s an overview to get you started.
 
 

FirstService Residential in March Edition of Mann Management Report

Posted on Tuesday March 15, 2016

Photos from our Annual Celebration for Associates appear in a two-page spread in the latest edition of Mann Management Report. 

The Price of Smoking in Co-ops Just Went Up. Way Up

Posted on Friday March 04, 2016

In a decision that’s sure to fuel the smoking debate in every co-op in the city, a state Supreme Court judge has awarded more than $120,000 in back maintenance, interest and attorney fees to a co-op shareholder who claimed that smoke from other apartments had permeated her unit and rendered it uninhabitable.

Training New Board Members - Shortening the Learning Curve

Posted on Tuesday February 16, 2016

President Dan Wurtzel is quoted in this recent Cooperator article discussing the importance of training to ensure that newly-elected board members fully understand their role and fiduciary duties, as well as the mission of the association, in order to successfully serve the building.

Three of FirstService Residential's managed properties made the list of top 10 best-selling condos in Queens.

Posted on Friday January 15, 2016

Three of FirstService Residential's managed properties – Silver Towers, Park City Estates, and Dara Gardens – made the list of top 10 best-selling condos in Queens.

What Size Management Company? Is Bigger Always Better?

Posted on Friday January 15, 2016

President Dan Wurtzel offers advice to boards seeking a new management company in this Cooperator article titled “What Size Management Company?”

In Tribeca Project, The Power of Tax Breaks

Posted on Tuesday December 22, 2015

The Wall Street Journal highlights FirstService Residential, and the company's recently published Top Ten Rentals Report, in a story discussing the Tribeca tax abatement program.

Building Safety For Everyone

Posted on Wednesday December 16, 2015

President Dan Wurtzel is quoted extensively in this Cooperator article that covers building safety for residents.

The Elements of a Dysfunctional Board

Posted on Wednesday December 16, 2015

Alan Pearlstein, a General Manager with FirstService Residential, is quoted in this Cooperator article that covers how a well-run board makes the difference between a pleasant strees-free home and a building in disarray.

How To Make The Best of Outdoor Spaces in Winter

Posted on Monday December 14, 2015

Marc Kotler, Senior Vice President of FirstService Residential's New Development Group, is quoted extensively in this Real Estate Weekly article discussing New York City's coveted outdoor living spaces.

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