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  • Building Policies: Should Children Be Allowed to Trick-or-Treat?

    Oct 16, 2021
    Should children be allowed to trick-or-treat in your building this year for Halloween? Boards and building owners across the city are asking the same question. FirstService Residential President Dan Wurtzel, offers his perspective in The New York Times’ Ask Real Estate column.

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  • Local Law 97: A Roadmap to Compliance for Multifamily Buildings

    Oct 13, 2021
    Michael Wolfe, president of property management at FirstService Residential, recently discussed the Climate Mobilization Act and Local Law 97 which focuses on reducing building carbon emissions. Buildings will begin receiving costly fines as early as 2024 if they do not comply. Click below to watch the full interview.
     
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  • Does My Co-op Really Need to Know Everything About My Pet?

    Oct 02, 2021
    President Dan Wurtzel was quoted in The New York Times 'Ask Real Estate' column which questions increasingly strict co-op pet policies and how much information the board is allowed to request.

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  • Flooding from Tropical Storm Ida Raises Questions About Storm Mitigation in Residential Properties

    Sep 03, 2021
    Tropical Storm Ida pummeled New York City with an unprecedented 3.15 inches of rainfall in a single hour and caused catastrophic flooding across the region. Michael Wolfe, FirstService Residential president of property management, discusses how FirstService Residential is working to protect its managed properties from flooding and potential wet-weather events in the future. 

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  • Exclusions in a Contractor's Insurance Policy Are a Red Flag

    Aug 13, 2021
    New York State’s Scaffold Law states that building owners, as well as co-op and condo boards, bear absolute liability for workplace injuries, even if they’re not at fault. Ben Kirschenbaum, FirstService Residential vice president and the general counsel, describes common insurance policy exclusions that can diminish coverage and create dire consequences boards and building owners.  

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  • 27K Per Month Lease at One Boerum Place is the Most Expensive for an Apartment in Brooklyn History

    Aug 06, 2021
    The penthouse at One Boerum Place, a property managed by FirstService Residential, is now the most expensive rental apartment in Brooklyn. At $27,000 per month, the unit comprises 3,100 square feet with an additional 2,000 square feet of private outdoor space.

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  • A New Gray Area for Co-op Boards: Vaccine or Mask

    Jul 05, 2021
    With vaccination rates rising, infection rates falling and building amenities reopening, co-op boards have entered yet another gray area. Dan Wurtzel, president of FirstService Residential New York, weighs in on how boards can enforce wearing masks in amenity spaces and communal areas of the building.

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  • Can My Building Ask Residents for Proof of Vaccination?

    Jun 26, 2021
    Can your doorman ask building visitors for their vaccination status? What about prospective buyers at your condominium or cooperative? The New York Times sat down with Dan Wurtzel, president of FirstService Residential New York, to answer some of the trickiest scenarios boards may encounter in a post-COVID world.

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  • How 88 Greenwich Street's Condo Board Met New York's Strict Carbon Emissions Caps

    Jun 02, 2021
    New York's Climate Mobilization Act established strict carbon emissions caps for buildings over 25,000 square feet and costly fines for non compliance. The condo board at 88 Greenwich Street identified an alternative pathway to reducing emissions that also eliminated future FDNY violations.

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  • Avo Proves to be the Must-Have Amenity for New York City Buidlings

    Apr 14, 2021
    Avo, a new same-day supermarket delivery and culinary event service, is one of the most exciting new amenity offerings available to building managed by FirstService Residential.

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