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COVID-Related Legislation Affecting Boards & Managers: When the Law Meets a Pandemic 1200 803 Matthew Adam Properties

COVID-Related Legislation Affecting Boards & Managers: When the Law Meets a Pandemic

BY DARCEY GERSTEIN  |  14 MAY 2021 Even as businesses, schools, and even entire economies shut down at the start of the coronavirus pandemic last year, the task of running…

Managing Exterior Repair Projects; Advice from a Legal Pro 1000 1003 Matthew Adam Properties

Managing Exterior Repair Projects; Advice from a Legal Pro

BY C. JAYE BERGER, ESQ. Leaks are a common problem in multifamily buildings, including co-ops and condominiums. It’s not unusual to see watermarks and dampness on plaster near or below…

The Backyard Restaurants Are Coming. What’s a Co-op to Do? 1920 1515 Matthew Adam Properties

The Backyard Restaurants Are Coming. What’s a Co-op to Do?

From HabitatMag.com A backyard restaurant can depress nearby apartment values by 20% or more. As New York City continues to open up, restaurants are using every inch of available outdoor space to attract customers.…

City Conducting Surprise Sweeps of Facade-Repair Projects 1500 1600 Matthew Adam Properties

City Conducting Surprise Sweeps of Facade-Repair Projects

MARCH 04, 2021 | By BILL MORRIS The sweeps are part of the ongoing tightening of DOB rules and fines following a recent string of fatal accidents. Last summer, the…

NY Adds Building Workers to Vax Eligibility List 1160 772 Matthew Adam Properties

NY Adds Building Workers to Vax Eligibility List

Service Employees Can Get Jabs Starting March 17 BY DARCEY GERSTEIN  |  11 MARCH 2021 | COVID-19 On March 9, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that beginning March 17, essential building…

Some Co-ops Eligible for PPP Loans 793 529 Matthew Adam Properties

Some Co-ops Eligible for PPP Loans

BY MARC H. SCHNEIDER   1 FEBRUARY 2021 You may have heard that co-ops can now obtain loans under the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) as a result of…

Deadline Extended for New Gas Lines Inspection Law 2000 1065 Matthew Adam Properties

Deadline Extended for New Gas Lines Inspection Law

By Ira Meister President and CEO – Matthew Adam Properties, Inc. The New York City Council has extended by six months the filing date for Phase 1 of compliance with the new…

No Rest for Weary Co-op and Condo Boards This Holiday Season 925 617 Matthew Adam Properties

No Rest for Weary Co-op and Condo Boards This Holiday Season

By William D. McCracken The year 2020 has been a gauntlet, so it’s only fitting that for co-op and condo boards, the approaching holiday season presents itself not as a…

Pilot Program Seeks Participants to Unclog City Sidewalks 1000 1500 Matthew Adam Properties

Pilot Program Seeks Participants to Unclog City Sidewalks

By Sue Treiman Hell’s Kitchen resident Christine Berthet has been talking trash for years. Now she’s seeking at least four other garbage gurus – one in each of the remaining…

Smith Buss & Jacobs: Board Governance Series – Part I of V 1920 1280 Matthew Adam Properties

Smith Buss & Jacobs: Board Governance Series – Part I of V

How to Build an Effective Board of Directors Part I: Know Your Role Congratulations, you are a new member of the board of directors. Now what? Often directors are thrown…

Managing Co-Ops & Condos Strategically 1950 1301 Matthew Adam Properties

Managing Co-Ops & Condos Strategically

By Ira Meister President and CEO – Matthew Adam Properties, Inc. The foundation of Matthew Adam Properties’ management efforts is a philosophy and practice we call “strategic management.” It is a disciplined…

Energy Efficiency Letter Grades for Co-ops and Condos Are Almost Here 1196 1022 Matthew Adam Properties

Energy Efficiency Letter Grades for Co-ops and Condos Are Almost Here

By Alex Zafran For many co-op and condo boards, the scariest thing about Halloween this year isn’t going to be the ghosts or the ghouls. It’s the fact that by…