We are working with an architect, submitted plans to our board and the DOB. We are 99.9% ready to start June 17th. The job is in Manhattan: 322 Central Park West, apt. 15A.
To read or talk more about our renovation, contact
http://www.wilkinsonarchitects... 212 254 5210
9:16 PM 05/16/2013
I've recently bought an apt in a co-op building. The apt has a long wall that makes the livingroom a "room" and it has a long hallway outside of it. We thought it doesn't make much sense, so we're planning to take down that wall, push the bedroom wall inward, build another wall to create a small office area with a clerestory window on top. We haven't look at the co-op regulations yet, but the selling agent confidently said the walls are not load-bearing walls so we can move them around, except the left wall of the kitchen.
We're also thinking about t... More»
1:23 AM 05/09/2013
The house next door to us is under construction. It's a 4 story brick that they extended out and are making it into a 6 family. The owner lives out of the country and he hired someone to manage the construction. I've heard that the owner's son is going to live in one of the apartments when they finish. We have no contact with the owner, we contact the construction manager if we have any questions or concerns. Since the house was extended out, their side walls go past our house so we have allowed them to use our deck to finish their side walls. They made ... More»
11:56 AM 04/29/2013
I'm thinking about buying one of them flipper's houses in bed stuy and surrounding areas. Anybody come across Masada/Prime Homes and the like while house shopping? Can I trust that their electrical and plumbing etc passed inspection? Is inspection by the city an automatic thing when gutting the whole house? Or, is inspection only required when they have to file a permit?
thanks for any input! More»
10:52 AM 04/08/2013
Our new construction 15 unit condo building is looking to hire a new general contractor. We currently have several water related issues that need to be resolved, including removing masonry to waterproof all window lintels in the front of the building. Other construction projects are pending.
We are looking for somebody thorough, trustworthy, punctual, and can give reasonably accurate estimates. Aren't we all? Any recommendations are greatly appreciated. More»
11:03 AM 03/20/2013
Brand New Cherry cabinets (still in box) available. color pictured on left and configuration pictured also.
Purchased cabinets recently for a studio renovation that did not work out. $500 or best offer. Pick ups only. Located in Bed stuy.
only serious offers please firstname.lastname@example.org More»
3:50 PM 01/08/2013
My neighbor across the street from me is having their sewer pipe replaced or repaired. The work crew has dug a giant hole in front of my house and across the street. Normally I would not even notice the work but the hole that they are digging is directly in front of a GIANT tree. I am worried that they are undermining it's root system. We have lost a lot of trees on the block due to the tornado and Sandy and this one has thankfully managed to survive. The tree is easily twice as tall as any of the brownstones on the block and if it comes down it is t... More»
2:21 PM 12/12/2012
Our home is 55 feet long. The first 52 feet is level. However the final 3 feet is about 1 inch higher than the rest of the floor. I had someone come take a look at it and they suggested we shim our new floors to raise them up one inch so that the entire floor is level.
It seems crazy to me to level the entire floor just because the last few feet are higher. Is it possible to modify the joists to make them one inch thinner? Am I risking disaster even thinking about this.
Would love to hear from someone that has experience with this. More»
12:33 AM 12/11/2012
We are about to start a major renovation in Brooklyn on a townhouse and will be filing permits this month.
I was wondering whether all of the destruction during Sandy and needed renovations for those impacted has affected the timing of permit approval with the DOB. Obviously those homes probably have priority. More»
1:15 PM 12/07/2012
Looks like work finally started on this. They have been replacing roads all over the neighborhood recently and the results have been in general really great. However it looks like they are using a different technique on Nostrand south of Flushing Ave, they are doing it one lane at a time (as opposed to all the lanes at the same time) and the results are terrible! The new asphalt is just as bumpy and uneven as what was just replaced. Is there anyone we reach out to, to make sure that this job is completed correctly?
Here is a link to so info on the proje... More»
10:15 PM 12/05/2012