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After the recent Surfside, FL disaster, aging infrastructure is a growing concern for community associations, particularly in multi-family structures like condominiums.

Ahomeowners association is the cornerstone of a planned community. When run properly, it brings continuity, preserves architectural integrity, maintains common areas, protects property values, and promotes the concept of “community.” Every association should be responsible for its assets and operation in accordance with state laws and the community’s governing documents.

Many associations wonder if they may be liable for crimes committed on association property.  Generally speaking, if an association can foresee a potential danger, the association may be at risk for resulting injuries.  If a situation arises that is not foreseeable, then the association should not be at risk. Several courts across the country have held that associations, and its manager, have a ...

It’s that time of year when we wrap up the old and prepare for the new.  Although it may seem to be quiet during the holiday season, your community managers are very busy closing things out and setting the community up for a successful new year. As we come to the end of an unusual 2021, it’s time to address many of the regular business dealings every HOA must contend with and ensure that our HOA ...

For the month of November, 2017, Bleecker street will be unmissable, with  raffles, giveaways and tours augmenting it’s already world-class shops, restaurants, and nightclubs, a targeted media campaign will draw all eyes on the street that’s always been the heart of the Village. It all will be highlighted in a one-day shopping event on November 18th, spotlighting the fantastic retail spaces of our ...

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Kick back, drink up, chow down, or dance — it’s all fun and games at Slate NY. Photo by Paul Wagtouicz.

Working long hours all week long, week in and week out, can leave us feeling quite accomplished — but exhausted. Luckily, we’re living in one of the best neighborhoods in one of the best cities on earth when it comes to rounding the corner and leaving your workday stress behind.

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Imad Khachan shows a customer chess set. Sets range from $10 to $10,000. Photo credit: Russ Marhull

The Chess Forum once did battle with another chess shop across the street. The Chess Forum is steeped in history.

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Zen Bikes owner John Keoshgerian surveys his store from the comfort of a recently restored barber chair. Photo by Scott Stiffler.

At the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce (GVCCC), we know the stories of Manhattan’s ever-changing small business community. Over the last few months, we have taken a step back to evaluate and recognize what we love most about our corner of this city.

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Message received: Binod Bhattarai, of Landmark Wine & Spirits — a stop on Sept. 24’s Chelsea Small Business Crawl. Photo by Naeisha Rose.

On a sunny and slightly crisp fall afternoon, just hours before a full week had passed since the Sept. 17 bombing, foot traffic was back to normal along W. 23rd St. — but visible signs of the explosion lingered between Sixth and Seventh Aves., from boarded windows above to shards of glass on the sidewalk below.

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“I of the Beholder” was the theme of the 2011 Greenwich Village Halloween Parade, inspired by French surrealist painter Odilon Redon’s “Eye Balloon” —— hence the eyeball balloons. The 2012 parade was canceled in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

Last week the city was buzzing with the news that the Village Halloween Parade, a Downtown tradition for 39 years, is not definite for 2013. If the parade producers don’t raise $50,000 by Oct. 21, the annual event won’t take place this year.