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executive director’s letter A Letter from the Executive Director DAN MARGULIES T he BuildingsNY Show issue of Developments is always a challenge. How do we convey the excitement and importance of the show for owners and managers who have never attended? Wow! Haven’t seen you in __. How much? Really, I can get all that? Great to meet you. I didn’t think that was economical for a building this size. We should talk. Did you see that? There, I think that covers it. Bottom line, the show is a great place to catch up with the people, products, and services you meant to see or look into – and all in one trip. Of course, this issue has more than show news. It’s got rats, bureaucrats, and hamster houses. Well, almost. You can read about ABO member Mint-X’s battle with street rats; the city department head who is battling bureaucracy with technology; and small apartment design (OK, hamster houses was a reach). We also have our annual pocket directory of ABO Associate Members in this issue, an invaluable tool for reaching quality vendors year round. If you are a vendor and you are not in this directory, you are missing out on a great opportunity to be recognized. Looking ahead, I also want to remind members to get in touch if you are doing something new that others in the industry would be interested in reading about in our next issue. Sincerely, Dan Margulies Bottom line, the show is a great place to catch up with the people, products, and services you meant to see or look into – and all in one trip. Law Offices C. JAYE BERGER Real Estate and Corporate Law APPROVED OIL AND ENERGY COMPANY Renovation and Construction Law Mechanic’s Liens Contract Drafting and Review 6741 Fifth Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11220 Phone (718) 238-1050 Fax (718) 234-2110 www.approvedoil.com Litigation in State and Federal Courts Supplier of high-quality #2, #4 and #6 fuel oil On and off-road Diesel Boiler Installations – Boiler Inspections Conversions and System Upgrades Mobile Steam Boilers 24-hour Emergency Service Natural Gas Provider - Installation and Maintenance Electric Serving the New York Metropolitan Area Long Island and Westchester 110 East 59th Street, 22nd Floor New York, New York 10022 TEL: (212) 753-2080 4 | AB 1 627771_Law.indd O D E V E L O P ME NTS • www.abogny.com 627048_Approved.indd 10/02/13 1:32 PM Providing Superior Service Since 1937 1 06/03/13 4:54 AM http://www.approvedoil.com http://www.abogny.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABO Developments - Spring 2013

A Message from ABO Executive Director Dan Margulies
BuildingsNY The Bigger, The Better…2013
Workshops and Seminars
Making Room New Models for Housing
ABO 2012 Awards Luncheon
Rats A Success S tory
Index of Advertisers

ABO Developments - Spring 2013