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Finding an office in NYC

Tips For Finding An Office In NYC

Finding an office space in NYC can be a difficult and stressful process. This is a major investment and essential to your business identity and success.   Finding An Office Space Take Your Time and Plan Ahead Understand Commercial Building Classifications Rentable Square Footage Vs Usable Square...

Apartment Renovation tips NYC

10 Apartment Renovation Tips

This post will focus on some tips for apartment renovation design and the process of completing a renovation.   10 Apartment Renovation Tips   Knock Down Some Walls If You Need To Don't be scared to knock down a few walls. This can be a great way to open up...

NYC Zoning Variance

Zoning Variance NYC

A Zoning Variance is a special approval to develop a property in a manner that does not completely conform with the Zoning Regulations. Zoning Variances are typically issued when a property has a unique condition that causes a hardship on the owners ability to develop...

NYC Letter Of No Objection

Letter Of No Objection NYC

A Letter Of No Objection or LNO is a document used to verify the existing legal use of a property that does not have a certificate of occupancy defining its use. A Letter of No Objection is used in New York City for building built...

R6A Small Zoning Lot

Small Zoning Lots in NYC

Small Zoning Lots in NYC are residential zoning lots where the area of the lot is less then the minimum required by code or where the width of the property is less then that required by code. If a residential property is a small zoning...

Sustainable Building Design

Sustainable Building Design Ideas

  Sustainable Building Design   Locate Near Transportation Promote Sustainable Transportation Physical and Mental Health Amenities Maximize Natural Light Appropriate Building Size Existing Buildings Rehabilitation Adaptive Reuse Renewable Energy Energy Recovery Energy Efficient Lighting Energy Efficient Heating and Air Conditioning Conserve Water Sustainable Materials Recycled Materials High...