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Inheriting Co-op Shares

Can one leave a co-op apartment to one’s heirs? Can one inherit co-op apartment shares? The short answer is yes – shares in any corporation are inheritable. But overall, inheriting those shares may be a bit more complicated than it looks at first glance.

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NYC’s 10 most active developers (actually, one is a bank)

Related Companies had a busy 2019. The developer, along with partner Oxford Properties Group, opened the first phase of the 28-acre Hudson Yards.

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The Edge At 30 Hudson Yards Prepares For March 2020 Opening

Work is wrapping up on The Edge observation deck at 30 Hudson Yards in preparation for a March 11, 2020 opening date. A total of 7,500 square feet of walkable outdoor space will give visitors a brand new perspective of the Manhattan skyline.

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Baby boomers may put ‘tidal wave’ of 21M homes on market — but who will buy them?

The U.S. is at the beginning of a tidal wave of homes hitting the market on the scale of the housing bubble in the mid-2000s. This time it won’t be driven by overbuilding, easy credit or irrational exuberance, but by the passing of the baby boomer generation.

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New York City Department of Buildings (DOB) Announces Sustainable Roof Requirements for New Buildings Go Into Effect

The Local Law 92 of 2019 and Local Law 94 of 2019 requires all new buildings and existing buildings undergoing certain major roof renovations to have a solar photovoltaic system, a green roof system, or a combination of the two.

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10 items to toss or donate for a more organized home

A new year is here, and you probably have big goals, and overflowing buckets of ambition to achieve them with. Here’s a tip on how to make your home more organized.

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Some property owners can’t hide behind LLCs anymore

Bill S1730, which was signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, went into effect immediately and requires LLCs across the state to disclose the identities of all members.

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NYC hotels boom roars on despite vacancies, declining revenue

NYC & Company, the city’s official marketing organization, has compiled a list of all the new inns either in construction or soon to start. The building boom goes on despite recent declining occupancy and revenue.

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Manhattan apartment sales experienced a major slump in 2019

It’s an understatement to say 2019 was a tumultuous year for New York real estate. The luxury market saw record breaking sales while also experiencing a condo glut that has lead to thousands of unsold apartments.

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The Return of Golden Age Design

With so many glass towers vying for attention in New York City, some developers are looking to the past for inspiration. To be clear, none of these new towers are copies of buildings from the past.

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City Council approves $1.5B project to ‘weather-proof’ Lower Manhattan

The City Council approved a nearly $1.5 billion project aimed at weather-proofing the Lower East Side waterfront to ward off a future Superstorm Sandy, in part by raising East River Park to make it eight feet higher.

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The apps you need when you live in New York City

Now there are apps for just about everything that has to do with NYC living—from keeping on top of news in your building or on your block, to getting discounted tickets to the shows you want to see.

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