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By Evan W. Lipstein, president
Hyline Safety Company
In the wake of super storm Hurricane Sandy many NYC residents are still struggling to get their properties up and running. The storm shut off the lights and flooded basements that were equipped with generators designed to offer redundancy to light the property’s hallways and common areas.
Owners are now tasked with re-examining their buildings’ safety systems. Everyone should be thinking not only about backup power and emergency lighting, but also the idea of what system redundancies and other methods might be used to improve …

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Thanks to preparations by Hartz Mountain Industry staff, fewer than 25 percent of its properties suffered damage or disruption from Sandy, and as of today its nearly 200 buildings are open and fully functional.
“The Hartz portfolio is characterized by large, high-way accessible properties supported by primary infrastructure. In a disaster situation these properties offer greater ability to achieve quick resumption of services,” says Sal Gentile, Senior Vice President – Property Management. “Responsiveness from vendors and utility companies was extraordinary given the conditions, and as a result almost all …

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As New York recovers from Hurricane Sandy, a building violations expert has launched a new partnership that could help streamline DOB approval for office buildings trying to re-open after storm clean-up.
Jack Jaffa & Associates president and CEO, Jack Jaffa, announced a joint partnership with veteran architectural experts Jeff Akerman and Samuel Flaum R.A.
“This partnership allows owners and managers the convenience of having New York’s most experienced team of violation removal professionals control the entire life cycle of a violation from issuance to removal,” said Jaffa.
These architects inspect the premises, prepare …

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, businesses across New York are facing unprecedented challenges.
Brookfield is pleased to offer furnished, internet-enabled office space for displaced non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations and small businesses within the New York City region.
The space is available free of charge in our Four World Financial Center / 250 Vesey Street tower, where up to 20 people per business can be accommodated for up to 6 months.
Please contact Mark Kostic (212) 417-2516 or Chris Zizza (212) 978-1630 for more information.
Brookfield wishes all the best to those impacted by the …

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Rose Associates, the New York-based full-service real estate firm, has announced it is providing rent abatements to tenants living in Rose-owned buildings that were impacted by Hurricane Sandy. The rebates, which are far more extensive than abatements found in a standard lease agreement, were announced to tenants on Friday, November 2nd. The abatements apply to residents of Chelsea Landmark, The Ellington, Le Rivage, The Madison Belvedere, and The Metropolis.
Due to the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, Rose instituted the following rent abatement measures:
Rose is abating rent for residents of Rose-owned …

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Mack-Cali Realty Corporation (NYSE: CLI) today reported that it suffered minimal damage to its portfolio of office properties, as well as its multi-family residential communities, as a result of Hurricane Sandy, with the exception of 125 Broad Street in Downtown Manhattan.
Mitchell E. Hersh, president and chief executive office of Mack-Cali, commented, “First and foremost we would like to express concern for the entire region impacted by this unprecedented storm. Our property management teams, all of whom continue to work tirelessly, teamed up with the utility companies, local officials, and emergency …

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The Lightstone Group, one of the largest privately held real estate companies in the U.S., has joined with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and donated office space to businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.
Lightstone will make available 11,000 square feet of space in 1407 Broadway through a City program to help businesses that had their offices damaged in the hurricane and need a location to temporarily set up shop.
“We have seen so much devastation throughout New York City since Hurricane Sandy hit,” said David Lichtenstein, Chairman and CEO …

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In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, even the most disaster-ready New Jersey businesses learned that the best laid plans can fall short. With power, Internet connections, cell towers and even those reliable land-line phones out of commission, access to information and communication – vital ingredients for doing business – became all but impossible.
Yet according to Dawn Bernstel, Director of Customer Care for Totowa-based Integrated Business Systems (IBS) – a boutique firm that develops and supports enterprise technology systems for the commercial real estate community, and offers network and design support …

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Chelsea Market’s 10th annual Halloween community event, A Happy Hallowgiving, will be a combined Halloween/giving event and fundraiser which will benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Locals and visitors are invited to celebrate Halloween and the spirit of giving by taking a treat and leaving a gift for those in New York whose lives were impacted so deeply by the storm. All donations will go to the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City.
The beloved event had initially been canceled in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. However, the local community unanimously …

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Warburg Realty Partnership, one of New York’s oldest and most respected residential brokerage firms, has created a new look which focuses on the firm’s historic commitment to customer service and local market knowledge.
The introductory campaign, which officially kicks off on November 13, includes a re-envisioning of the firm’s online and print advertisements, electronic brochures, social media pages, mailings as well as a brand enhancing new display on the company’s www.warburgrealty.com website homepage.
The campaign was designed by New York-based graphic design firms Point C Studios and Platform Media …

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