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In Memoriam Nicholas A. LaPorte Jr. Nicholas Laporte, ABO Executive Director for 15 years, passed away in March. Having helped ensure ABO’s continued growth through its transition into the 21st century, Nick is remembered for his dedication and commitment to ABO. He is loved and admired for his lust for life and kind and generous nature. Nick joined ABO as executive director in 1996 with a masterly grasp of the often labyrinthine process of governmental legislation, having served as head of the New York City Council Infrastructure Division, with several committees within his jurisdiction, including Housing and Buildings. Nick led ABO in numerous campaigns over the last decade to benefit the real estate community, including the rewriting of the building code — the first major change in the code since 1960. He was especially concerned with fostering a positive image for the building community. It is, after all, he has said, “perhaps the most philanthropic of all industries. They do give back.” One of the philanthropic organizations ABO has continually supported is The Ronald McDonald House New York, a facility that provides a temporary “home away from home” for pediatric cancer patients and their families. It allows families to remain a complete unit as their child receives treatment. Nick’s son, Matthew LaPorte, has asked members to honor his father’s memory with contributions to The Ronald McDonald House. Nick loved the work of the House and wanted his memory to serve to help families fighting the disease that took his own life. To donate, call 212.639.0100 ● J. N RO N AUFMA WORK . S, INC 1907 SINCE For more than 13 years, Advanced Chimney has been the leader in the installation, maintenance and repair of chimneys in commercial and multi-family properties in the New York Metropolitan area. Our services include: Installation, relining, inspection, cleaning, code violation correction, safety & carbon monoxide testing and repairs of any size and complexity. On call for you 24/7/365. YOUR BUILDING EXPERTS BEAUTIFY • MAINTAIN IMPROVE • SECURE 217 Godwin Avenue • Paterson, NJ 07501 T: (718) 991-5400 • F: (718) 893-7168 • www.kaufmaniron.com ADVANCED CHIMNEY INC. Telephone: 1-800-640-3583 www.advancedchimney.org Contact: Peter Lippis – Phone: 631-297-3743 E-mail: advancedchimney7@aol.com 8 | ABO D V 520677_Advanced.indd E1 E LO P ME NTS • www.abogny.com 3/25/11 9:32 AM 412776_Kaufman.indd 1 12/23/08 11:03:32 PM http://www.kaufmaniron.com https://advancedchimney.org http://www.abogny.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ABO Developments - Spring 2011

ABO Developments - Spring 2011
A Letter from the Executive Director
In Memoriam: Nick LaPorte Remembered
Vision 2020: Redeveloping NYC's Waterfront
Built to Last
ABO Industry News Update
Index of Advertisers/Advertisers Dot Com

ABO Developments - Spring 2011