I am looking to raise the rear side of a brownstone gable roof to extend the usable space on the attic level (middle part is already in use). It is not a corner house but it has a 5 feet wide alley on one side from where you can see the pitch of the roof from the street. It has a pitch of approximately 1:3 with crown molding on the side. What do you think of the chances this may get approved by the Landmark? Has anyone tried something similar and succeeded? Trying to decide whether it is worth the initial investment to prepare for the applic... More»
7:20 PM 05/20/2013
The apartment above mine has been having toilet issues that gave way on Saturday resulting in three inches of water in their bathroom. Long story short - as a result, I have a 'fracture' in my bathroom ceiling that water poured out out of. Another hoel is opening it. Water was also dripping out of the wood frame of my window and bathroom door. When this was going on I could also hear water coming through behind the walls. The Super came by and puit a temporary patch on my ceiiling. The owner of the apartment above is responsible for all the repairs... More»
4:53 PM 05/20/2013
We are planning on selling our 4-family brownstone in Bed-Stuy and are just in the process of talking to brokers/investors and trying to come up with a sales price. Both an investor and broker independently came up with about the same price. Their price seemed fair, but then I would imagine that both estimates would be on the conservative side. We are hoping to get as much as we can (obviously, I suppose) as we have left NYC and need to invest in our business. Any suggestions of the best way to think about this?
3:40 PM 05/20/2013
I'm planning on digging out 10 sq yds of dirt from backyard and wanted to get a dumpster. Anybody recommend a good company? I called Atlas Roll off and it was about $500 for 5 days and they said they take care of the permit. Anything I need to watch out for? Any advice really appreciated. Thanks. More»
11:31 AM 05/20/2013
Hello, I have a pipe in my cellar that leads to the front of the house. Below you will find 3 short clips. Can anyone tell me what this is being used for?
1. Just a video of the pipe - http://goo.gl/uouyM
2. Tracking the pipe inside the house (cellar) - http://goo.gl/fm0GD
3. Outside the house - http://goo.gl/6tSOI More»
10:33 AM 05/20/2013
I walked by DIG on atlantic this weekend and checked out their website. Seems like they do fairly extensive yard renovations and plantings. I am in need of a fairly major overhaul (new hardscape, planters, plants, possibly a fence). Has anyone used them for anything similar. Anyone have other recommendations?
9:56 AM 05/20/2013
We are living outside NYC (out of the country, actually) and are interested in selling our brownstone. Has anyone been through the process? Any advice? We told the broker we were planning on working with, and he seemed a bit stumped...(We know we have to be present for the closing..)
9:17 AM 05/20/2013
I inadvertantly purchased an extra left hand, white, 60x30 Kohler Bellwether tub (cast iron). It is brand new, still wrapped and at my construction site in Fort Greene. Rather than deal with shipping it back, I'd love to sell it at a discount ($475). You pick up. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. More»
2:41 PM 05/19/2013
HBranty asked about this. My showers are shaped to fit the space available. This is a larger bathroom, but I waterproof the whole room, so the position of glass panels and doors are also configured for the best use of space in a smaller bathroom. More»
10:10 AM 05/19/2013
Bathroom is long and narrow (5 feet x 15 feet) and we are thinking of removing tub and having a big tiled shower only. Is this a mistake in a rental? How important is it to have a tub? Thanks! More»
10:11 PM 05/18/2013
I am seeing what I think is a small amount of sap dripping onto the floor in basement closet. Inspect the beam I can't find the source, though tat's one section of that's not in gret shape, and warped. Late winter the radiator above leaked a significant amount of water which came down on the beam. Could the water cause the old pine to drip sap?
Thanks for any feedback. More»
4:44 PM 05/18/2013